Oregon's Free Fishing Weekend starts Saturday
This weekend is Oregon’s Free Fishing Weekend. Learn more here.
On June 3 and 4, Oregon will allow the public to fish, crab and clam without a license.
During the weekend, Oregon residents and visitors can fish for free. Meanwhile, the state is stocking its lakes with more rainbow trout than any other time of year.
Justin Helm is with the Caddis Fly Angling Shop in Eugene. He said with so many fish at accessible locations, even children can get involved.
“You’re gonna be within ten feet of fish at all times,” Helm said. “So as long as your fly or lure or bait or whatever you’re using is in the water, you have a pretty good chance of catching…
USDA to place a $52 million order for Oregon seafood
The USDA will place a $50 million+ order for Oregon seafood. Find out more here.
Oregon lawmakers lead the way to the approval of $52 million to purchase Oregon seafood products.
Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden led the charge to have the products purchased by the United States Department of Agriculture for distribution to food assistance programs for its commodity purchasing programs.
In a letter sent to the USDA, Merkley and others stated that inclusion in the program would provide a boost to West Coast fishermen and seafood processors while including their products in American food assistance programs.
Steelhead, bass, salmon fishing closures on Deschutes River this summer
Restrictions on Steelhead and bass on the Deschutes are in effect. Learn more here.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is announcing restrictions on Steelhead and bass fishing on the Deschutes River starting next week. Closures are also coming later this summer on Chinook and Coho fishing. But Trout fishing remains open.
Here is the press release from ODFW
THE DALLES, Ore.—With another low run of summer steelhead forecast, angling closures for steelhead, bass and salmon will be in effect for parts of the Deschutes River this summer starting as early as June 1.
The closures are in keeping with the Deschutes River steelhead fishery framework that fishery managers presented earlier this year due…
ODFW: No spring Chinook season on Deschutes River this year due to continued poor returnsThere 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…