Salmon Derby on the Rogue

ROGUE RIVER, Ore. — A group of Rogue River enthusiasts is raising awareness for watershed preservation and restoration through a Salmon Derby. The odd-sounding event brought nearly thirty river guides and boats together to tour the Rogue and cast fishing lines for salmon. Organizers say by embracing the spirit of recreation, they can encourage those … Continue reading »

Oregon Trout Season Officially Begins

MEDFORD, Ore. — Starting next week, trout season will begin for many Oregon anglers with the opening of several popular fisheries. On Saturday, April 26, hundreds of miles of rivers and streams and many lakes will open around the state for trout fishing. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says while many lakes and … Continue reading »

Wildlife Experts Fling Fish into Stream

NEAR LAKE CREEK, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Rogue Valley Coastal Conservation Association (RVCCA) heaved hundreds of steelhead salmon carcasses into Little Butte Creek on Friday. “We’re putting them back in the streams, as nature has done forever,” said volunteer Larry Butts. Chuck Fustish is a biologist with … Continue reading »

Anglers Could Win Prizes

MEDFORD, Ore. — Anglers in Oregon who turn in tags could be rewarded. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is sponsoring a promotion to try to increase the number of returned tags. Officials say only about 20% of anglers return their combined tags, which are required to fish for salmon, steelhead, sturgeon and Pacific … Continue reading »

No Fishing Restrictions Yet

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — The severe dry conditions in California are now impacting fishing, but Oregon wildlife officials say restrictions are not in place for the Rogue Valley just yet. California has closed fishing on a number of rivers and streams, including Smith River, due to the severe drought. The Oregon Department of Fish and … Continue reading »

Possible New Fish and Hunt Licenses

SALEM, Ore. — A bill proposed in Salem might make things easier for fisherman and hunters throughout the state. House Bill 22-52 would allow the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to establish multi-year licenses. Currently, fisherman and hunters must apply for an annual license every year. The proposed changes could possibly come with a … Continue reading »