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Salmon Trout Enhancement Programs

This Year’s Smolt Arrive for Acclimation

Smolt acclimated at the Winchester Bay STEP site will instinctively return, as adults, to the site as an artificially pre-determined spawning location. By doing so, STEP salmon will not swim…
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ODFW TO RADIO TAG COQUILLE RIVER SMALLMOUTH BASS

September 12, 2022 CHARLESTON, Oregon – ODFW biologists are radio-tagging smallmouth bass in the Coquille River to learn more about these invasive non-native fish negatively impacting fall chinook salmon. Captured…
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20 + Pound Range Chinook Keep on Comming!

Salmon angling in the Umpqua river may not be red hot but with our 2022 STEP salmon derby just a week away there have been a number of Chinook salmon…
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Several Coastal Rivers to Open for Wild Coho Retention

SALEM, Oregon. —Several coastal river basins (Nehalem, Tillamook, Nestucca, Siletz, Yaquina, Beaver Cr., Alsea, Umpqua, Coos) will be open to some wild coho harvest this year beginning as early as…
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Returns of North Umpqua Wild Summer Steelhead Show Improvement

August 18, 2022 ROSEBURG, Ore – Numbers of wild summer steelhead returning to the North Umpqua River are showing improvement. As of July 19, 1,094 wild summer steelhead crossed Winchester…
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Umpqua River produces another 30-pound class Chinook

August 17, 2022: Jim with a 30-pound Chinook today with Rippin Drag Guide Service. Photo credit: Salmon Harbor Tackle.

ODFW ANNOUNCES MID-SEASON CHANGES TO PACIFIC HALIBUT SPORT FISHING

August 16, 2022 NEWPORT, Ore – ODFW today announced changes in two subareas of the Pacific halibut sport fishery. Central Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain):Beginning Sept. 1, the summer…
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ODFW and Coquille Indian Tribe to Begin Emergency Fall Chinook Hatchery Program

August 5, 2022 Commission approves emergency fall Chinook conservation hatchery program for Coquille River SALEM, Ore.—ODFW and the Coquille Indian Tribe will cooperatively implement an emergency fall Chinook hatchery program…
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GRWB STEP Releases Steelhead in Lake Marie

STEP volunteers released over 3,500 young steelhead in Lake Marie on Wednesday July 20th. Part of the “Eggs to Fry Program” coordinated with ODFW these juvenal fish will grow in…
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