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Steelhead Fishing Workshop in Troutdale Oregon on May 19th

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  SALEM, Ore.—Register by May 14 for a steelhead fishing workshop on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. at Glen Otto Community Park (1106 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale). The event is co-hosted by ODFW and the Sandy River Chapter, Association of NW Steelheaders. Register online at https://or.outdoorcentral.us/or/license (call Jason at (503) 947-6025 if you need help registering). The workshop is for …

Hoh River set to open June 1st to fishing for hatchery chinook and trout

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  WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE   Action: Opens the Hoh River to fishing for hatchery chinook and trout, including hatchery steelhead. Effective date: June 1 through June 30, 2018. Species affected: Hatchery chinook, trout, and hatchery steelhead.  Location: The Hoh River from the Olympic National Park boundary upstream to the boat launch at DNR’s Oxbow Campground. Reason for action: Hoh …

Anglers can keep hatchery steelhead on the lower Kalama River

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  WDFW FISHING RULE CHANGE    Action: WDFW Re-opens the lower Kalama River to retention of hatchery steelhead. Effective dates: Immediately. Species affected: Steelhead. Locations: The Kalama River from the boundary markers at the mouth to 1,000 feet below the fishway at the upper salmon hatchery. Reason for action: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife closed steelhead retention on the …

Oregon’s Salmon and Trout Advisory Committee to meet in Newport on April 12th

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  SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Newport on Thursday, April 12. The meeting will occur in the Conference Room at the Holiday Inn Express located at 135 SE 32nd St. in Newport. On Thursday, from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm, the agenda includes …

WDFW increases daily Steelhead limit on the lower Hanford Reach, and Ringold bank fishery Columbia River

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WDFW Fishing Rule Change   Area 1: Columbia River from Hwy.395 Bridge at Pasco to the old Hanford townsite wooden powerline towers: Effective date: Immediately through March 31, 2018 Daily limit: Two (2) hatchery steelhead Area 2: Ringold area bank fishery Effective date: Immediately through April 15, 2018 Daily limit: Two (2) hatchery steelhead Reason for action: The 2017-18 Hanford …

Oregon Steelhead bag limits re-established for Snake River and Tributaries

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  ENTERPRISE, Ore.—Now that 2018 is here, anglers are reminded they are once allowed to harvest three hatchery summer steelhead per day in the Snake, Grande Ronde, and Imnaha Rivers, consistent with permanently-adopted regulations. Bag limits had been reduced during the fall through a series of temporary regulations as fish managers implemented conservative management actions …

Oregon Volunteers needed to help with ODFW Winter Steelhead study

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  ROSEBURG, Ore – If you have a flexible schedule, love to fish and chat with other anglers, ODFW has a volunteer opportunity for you. “We need volunteers to informally interview winter steelhead anglers on the North and South Umpqua rivers. Volunteers can work a very flexible schedule and will be stationed at boat ramps …