Proposed plan will start statewide on Dec. 1
BOTTOM FISHING Lingcod fishing was good out of Garibaldi with near limits. Elsewhere on the coast the average catch was one ling for every two anglers. Catches of rockfish were good in the south and south central coast with near limits. From Newport north, catches were about half that. Bottom fishing is good when conditions permit. Fishing for groundfish is now open at all depths.
CENTRAL ZONE VIEWING The changing weather―from hot summer conditions to cooler, wetter weather― will bring changes in the routines of animals. Deer and elk will be thinking about moving down on to the Wildlife Area from their higher summer ranges in the Cascade Mountains.
Basic ocean conditions such as current directions and water temperature play a huge role in determining the behavior of young migrating salmon as they move from rivers and hit ocean waters for the first time, according to new research.
Steller sea lion consumption of spawning salmon and steelhead in the waters below the lower Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam continued its upward trend during the late winter-spring of 2013, according to a year-end report prepared by a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers research team.
DEER PARK, Wash. — It wasn't clear last month why some hunters were driving past the highway check station marked by big fluorescent orange signs while others willingly stopped and shared the information of their hunt with Washington Fish and Wildlife Department biologists.
Pelicans U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologists counted 7,018 brown pelicans off of the coast of Oregon during a survey in September. They nest in Mexico and Southern California but many migrate north to Oregon in the summer in search of food.
Temperatures at The Dalles airport averaged colder than normal during October, according to preliminary data received by NOAA’s National Weather Service in Pendleton.
Corvallis reporter fulfills dream hike
Boaters with registration decals that expire on Dec. 31, 2013 will soon be getting courtesy registration renewal notices in the mail.
SALEM (AP) — Dozens of people reported seeing a fireball flash across Northwest skies at about 6 a.m. Wednesday, moving east to west. Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society told the Statesman Journal it had 165 reports from sky watchers in the Northwest and Canada.
PRINEVILLE, Ore. (AP) — Workers are removing a dam that began when, more than a century ago, a Central Oregon homesteader dumped rocks and logs into a river to divert water to his pasture.
Spectacular views await at new park Everything about Cottonwood Canyon State Park is impressive. At 252 miles, the John Day River is the second-longest undammed river in the lower 48 states. It is also one of the most productive steelhead fisheries in Oregon. The canyon is home to the largest California bighorn sheep herds in Oregon. The basalt flows came from Idaho and Nevada 15 million years ago and are 4.5 miles deep.
PORTLAND (AP) — The Oregon Court of Appeals will not put the state’s new gillnet fishing rules on hold during a legal challenge.
CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Anglers will have another chance to reel in and keep a sturgeon Saturday, Oct. 19 when sturgeon retention season opens for one day on the lower Willamette River.
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