The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) will convene two public meetings this week in Gresham and Hood River to gather input from local residents and visitors about future uses for parks in the Columbia Gorge.
Angling success met through several twists and turns Sometimes I feel like the best trips have to start with a hiccup. Nothing sours a trip faster than everything starting off perfectly.
BOTTOM FISHING The hot ports last week were Brookings, Gold Beach, Garibaldi and Pacific City with most bottomfishers getting between five and six rockfish and at least one lingcod. Most other ports reported catches of between two and three rockfish – most likely because windy conditions on the central coast blew boats off the water and shortened fishing times.
The Dalles Country Club recently held its 2013 The Dalles Classic. Men’s club champion was Patrick Martin with a 155. Senior champion was Phil Foote with a 157.
Ultimate Frisbee players compete for fun at Sorosis Park If the salt and pepper in his hair is any indication, Glenn Wood is a little older than most of the teammates he plays Ultimate Frisbee with Monday nights at Sorosis Park.
Soon just about everybody in The Dalles will have a chance to make a splash, young, old, mobile and less so.
The largest glacial formation on Mt. Hood is nicely hidden on the largely unvisited east side of the mountain.
River boasts healthiest wild chinook in Columbia Basin region
The lower Deschutes River will open for fall chinook salmon fishing on Aug. 1.
LOWMAN, Idaho (AP) — Blue wildflowers accented the color of the viridescent mountain meadow, and it was the perfect spot to have a picnic. Who would have known there could be such an incredible meadow with sandhill cranes, bluebirds, and a tiny rust-colored stream with brookies? How many hikers drive past the old forest road that offers access to the meadow on the edge of the Frank Church-River of No Return in search of popular trailheads?
COVE (AP) — Less than half a tank of gas will get you from Pendleton to a little-used trail network in the corner of the sprawling Eagle Cap Wilderness where black bears and fast-falling creeks abound.
THE DALLES, Ore. – The lower Deschutes River will open for fall Chinook salmon fishing on Aug. 1. The river will be open from the mouth at the I-84 bridge upstream to Sherars Falls. The daily bag limit is two adult Chinook and five jacks. (Jack Chinook salmon are 15-24 inches long.)
SOUTHEAST ZONE HUNTING OPEN: COUGAR, COYOTE
The Oregon State Marine Board approved 22 grants from around the state during their quarterly Board meeting held on June 25, in Salem. Below is a synopsis of the applicants, access location, project improvement and Board-approved award amounts:
John Day, Oregon - An estimated 183 wild chinook salmon in a remote section of the Middle Fork of the John Day River were killed last week due to low water and a sudden spike in water temperatures.
SALEM — Gov. John Kitzhaber’s effort to move commercial gillnet fishers off the Columbia River took a big step forward in the final hours of Oregon’s legislative session this week.
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