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Feds release plan for Columbia River fish hatcheries

Feds’ plan released for Columbia River hatcheries

Weekly recreation reports, Sept. 18

Weekend fishing opportunities and links to full Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recreation reports for the Willamette, Central, Columbia, Northeast and Southeast zones.

Forest Service eyes eliminating roads

Plan could affect access to recreation

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Incredible Voyage

Unique hovercraft ‘Nemotoad’ takes maiden voyage

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Salmon run among largest on record

Run is forecast at 1.5 million adult and young salmon by year’s end

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Record runs cross Bonneville Dam

Monday return largest single-day crossing since count began Portland, Ore. - Since Sunday, more than 180,354 adult fall Chinook have climbed the fish ladders at Bonneville Lock and Dam on their annual migration into the Columbia River Basin.

Deschutes fishing tourney launches

The eighth annual Wasco Salmon/Steelhead Tournament will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Nichols Art Glass will provide grand prize.

New disease confirmed in Roseburg deer population

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Tests have confirmed that deer in the Roseburg area are dying from Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD), a disease that has not been seen in deer in this area of Oregon before and is transmitted by gnats, which are abundant this year due to low water levels.

Hunting not allowed on most Corps land

PORTLAND, ORE. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers prohibits hunting on Corps property between Celilo Park and the city of Arlington in Oregon.

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Large Chinook run is on its way

UPDATE: In what may be a record day, 67,024 adult Chinook and 5,447 jack crossed Bonneville Dam on Sunday, Sept. 7. Another record? 67521 kings thru Bonneville on Monday, according to NW Sportsman magazine.

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Skip's trailhead: Oregon coast spices up family reunion

I don’t know about you, but I find most family reunions tedious at best. Not because of the folks I get to see once a year, but where we hold the reunion.

Hunters warned of high fire danger

SALEM, Ore.—Fire danger is at critical levels across the state of Oregon. Earlier this month fire weather forecasters witnessed an anomaly that literally raised a red flag. Practically the entire state had been painted red on meteorological charts indicating a Red Flag Warning from Florence to Ontario, Astoria to Brookings and nearly everywhere in-between.

Parasite-driven disease hits Klamath salmon hard, found to lesser degree In Columbia basin

Some spring Chinook salmon adults returning to the Willamette and Deschutes river basins have been found to be infected by Ceratomyxa shasta (c. shasta), a parasite-driven disease that is contracted by the fish while in the river and that can kill adults before they spawn.

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Fall Chinook salmon counts at Bonneville bounce up and down; ocean, Buoy 10 fishing hot

Fall Chinook returns are slowly beginning to grow, tribal fish sales are open.

A banner year for salmon: 1.5 million fall Chinook, 638,300 Coho anticipated

Aug. 1 marked the opening of the long-awaited “fall” fishing season on the mainstem Columbia River, which this year is expected to see a record number of fall Chinook salmon, a run of coho spawners forecast to be 156 percent of the 2004-2013 average and a summer steelhead return similar to the 10-year average.

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