• ODFW: No spring Chinook season on Deschutes River this year due to continued poor returns

    Posted on in categories Fishing , LocaltaggedChinook , Deschutes , Fishing , ODFW
    There will no spring Chinook season on the Deschutes River in 2022 due to poor returns. Find out more here.

    By Lynn Ketchum/OSU

    But Hood River will have season due to better return

    THE DALLES, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has decided there will be no spring Chinook season on the Deschutes River for 2022 due to expected poor returns, but has set the following regulations for a spring Chinook fishery on the Hood River:

    Open for adult hatchery Chinook from April 15 through June 30 from the mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork, and the West Fork from the confluence with the mainstem upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet downstream of…
  • Oregon coastal tribe takes on decline of Chinook salmon through unique partnership

    Posted on in categories Local , Positive NewstaggedChinook , News , Salmon , Tribe
    The Coquille Indian Tribe addresses the decline of Chinook salmon in the Coquille River in southern Oregon. Read more here. By Chris Aadland, Underscore.news and Indian Country Today

    Helena Linnell stood outside the Coquille Indian Tribe headquarters on a chilly morning in October diligently picking out countless pieces of seaweed tangled in a net.

    The previous day, Linnell and a handful of others, wearing waders and raincoats, had jumped in the frigid waters and stretched the gill net across the mouth of Ferry Creek in the Coquille River watershed near the southern Oregon coast in the hopes of catching fish. All they caught, however, was seaweed.

    Linnell and many of the…