If there’s not a photo, it didn’t happen Submit your fishing photo to ODFW and we might use it here or elsewhere on MyODFW.com. Best bets for weekend fishing Anglers report very good trout fishing on the Wallowa River, with some landing fish up to 14 inches. With cooler temperatures, trout fishing also should be picking up on the Grande Ronde, Umatilla and Walla Walla rivers. Anglers are catching steelhead and coho salmon on the Grande Ronde River. Fishing high lakes can be good in the late summer. Here are some tips for fishing these hike-in lakes and a link
If there’s not a photo, it didn’t happen Submit your fishing photo to ODFW and we might use it here or elsewhere on MyODFW.com. Baker County fishing reports Keep your eye out for QR code signs posted at various fishing locations throughout Baker County! Anglers with smartphones can provide fishing reports and feedback on-site by scanning the QR code, which directs anglers to our ODFW Fishing Report survey. Directions on how to use the QR codes are provided right on the signs. Best best for weekend fishing Bass fishing has been good in the Snake River downstream of Hells Canyon
If there’s not a photo, it didn’t happen Submit your fishing photo to ODFW and we might use it here or elsewhere on MyODFW.com. Saltwater News Bulletins Be among the first to know about inseason changes! You can subscribe to receive emails and text message alerts for marine topics that interest you. It’s easy to unsubscribe at any time. Your contact information will remain confidential. Three different lists of interest to ocean enthusiasts are available: bottomfish, halibut and ocean salmon. Ocean salmon Anglers are reminded of the following: Be sure of your species identification when retaining salmon. Our port samplers
Chronic Wasting Disease affects members of the Cervid family such as deer, elk and moose. It is an always fatal, infectious disease caused by a protein called a prion. It is spread by nose-to-nose contact between animals and through urine, feces, blood and saliva. CWD has never been detected in Oregon even through ODFW has tested more than 24,000 deer and elk for the disease over the last 20 years. But CWD has now been detected in Idaho near the Oregon border, and that's a game changer. ODFW's Chief Veterinarian, Colin Gillin walks us through the history of the disease
The Beaver State Podcast is a product of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that takes a look at hunting, fishing and wildlife viewing in Oregon through conversations with Oregonians, ODFW staff and luminaries throughout the conservation world. Each half-hour to forty-five minute podcast will explore complex fish and wildlife topics broadly and in detail, and future episodes will feature weekly information from the Recreation Report.
If there’s not a photo, it didn’t happen Submit your fishing photo to ODFW and we might use it here or elsewhere on MyODFW.com. Current and upcoming fishing opportunities: As of Sept. 15, 2022, retention of hatchery coho is allowed from Buoy 10 upstream to the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line. Retention of Chinook and hatchery coho is allowed from the old Corbett boat ramp upstream to Bonneville Dam. Retention of Chinook and coho is allowed from Bonneville Dam upstream to Hwy 395 Bridge. See regulation updates for details on open season dates, daily bag limits, and other regulations. Announcements Sign
Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is a fatal neurological disease infecting deer and elk across North America. While CWD has not yet been detected in Oregon, the recent discovery of a case of CWD in Idaho means both hunters and wildlife managers need to be on the watch. Check your test results
Each year ODFW assesses the freshwater escapement of Rogue River coho, fall Chinook, late run summer steelhead, and "half-pounder" steelhead by beach seining the waters near Huntley Park three times a week from Mid July thru October.
While there is a general, statewide season for cougars, there are quotas set by zone. Once a quota in a certain zone is met, that zone will close for cougar hunting. Below are the most recent numbers on cougar harvest by zone.
If there’s not a photo, it didn’t happen Submit your fishing photo to ODFW and we might use it here or elsewhere on MyODFW.com. Always check for closures at the ODA Shellfish Safety page before clamming or crabbing. Announcements Mark your crab pots Open-ocean and bay crabbers must mark their pots. See details here. Bay clams During fall and winter, negative low tides suitable for clamming occur in the evenings. Clammers should be mindful of safety while clamming at dark. Safety measures include not clamming in unfamiliar areas, bringing a reliable light source and avoiding clamming alone. Monitor the weather