BOTTOM FISHING Fishing for rockfish continues to be good with the average rockfish catch at about five or six fish per angler. Lingcod catches are good at all ports surveyed at better than one fish per angler. Bottom fishing is closed offshore of the 30-fathom line defined by latitude and longitude. Cabezon retention is prohibited by all anglers until July 1. Retention of cabezon is allowed July 1 through Sept. 30. Under the federal cabezon quota, there is only enough cabezon to be open for two to three months during the busy summer period. When ODFW asked for public input in the fall, many people said they preferred a later season (July-September) over an earlier season. The daily bag and size limits remain the same (one-fish sublimit, 16-inch minimum length).
The Washington Butterfly Association hosts its annual conference May 31 to June 2 in Goldendale. Participants can expect to see butterflies not common in the rest of the state, including the large, black Indra Swallowtail and the Propertius Duskywing.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Two astronauts took a hastily planned spacewalk Saturday to find and, possibly, fix a serious leak at the International Space Station, but they discovered “no smoking guns” as they worked to replace a suspect pump.
All life on Earth shares a common ancestor. You just have to trace the evolutionary tree over 3 billion years into the past to find it. And while family resemblances get harder to see the further back you go, modern science unmistakably ties us all together.
Sport salmon fishing is closed on the Columbia River, but tribal subsistance fishing is going strong near Rufus and elsewhere.
Off her trip to Colorado, Barnard-Davidson is rejuvenated As a small fish in a big pond, Maya Barnard-Davidson went into her Nationals experience with an open slate. With a limited practice slate to hone her talents, The Dalles Wahtonka senior expressed a positive vibe when discussing her latest excursion to Copper Mountain, Colo. for the United State of America Snowboard Association event.
Fishing for rockfish continues to be good with the average rockfish catch at about three or four fish per angler. Lingcod catches are good at all ports surveyed at around one fish per angler.
Angling is CLOSED for salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River from the Buoy 10 line upstream to the Oregon/Washington border. Sturgeon fishing is improving in the lower Columbia as the population migrates from the Willamette down to the estuary. The estuary sturgeon season reopens Saturday, May 11 between Buoy 10 and Wauna Powerlines. Walleye fishing is fair the The Dalles and John Day pools.
Northeast Zone VIEWING GRANT COUNTY Bighorn sheep can be viewed along the South Fork of the John Day. The first ducklings and goselings are being seen in the valley. As spring progresses it is important to remember to leave any baby wildlife where you found them. It usually won’t be long before mom returns to check on them. A few sandhill cranes can still be heard as they migrate back through the valley.
NORTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE, SPRING BEAR, SPRING TURKEY
Weekend fishing opportunities The road to Magone Lake is open and early season fishing for brook trout should be good. Twin, Weston and South Umatilla Forest ponds have been stocked and fishing should be good.
SOUTHEAST ZONE VIEWING Harney County Waterfowl spring migration is nearly over and most white geese and white-fronted geese have headed migrated north. Pintail, shoveler, wigeon, mallard, gadwall, green-winged teal, cinnamon teal and a variety of diver species can still be viewed in good numbers. Sandhill cranes can be found in agricultural fields throughout the Harney Basin.
SOUTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE, SPRING TURKEY
SOUTHEAST ZONE FISHING Weekend fishing opportunities: Mann Lake continues to put out 16-inch cutthroats. Krumbo Reservoir has been stocked with 15,000 legal-sized trout and fishing should be good. Fishing on the lower Owyhee River has been good, and with the warm temperatures this week the action on the surface should get even better.
CENTRAL ZONE VIEWING Crook County The Prineville Reservoir Wildlife Management Area (WMA) North shore road is now open to motorized traffic. The WMA offers camping, shoreline angling and opportunities to see a wide variety of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, otter, beaver, raptors, shorebirds and waterfowl. Maps of the wildlife area are available at the Prineville ODFW office and at Prineville Reservoir State Park office.
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