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Salmon Trout Enhancement Programs

GRWB STEP Redd Zone Incubators Filled with 233,000 Fall Chinook Salmon Eggs

It’s all smiles at GRWB STEP hatchery as a nearly full complement of 65 spawning pairs of Fall Chinook were collected this year. Approximately 233,000 eggs were harvested. The best…
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First Spawning 2022

October 26th … Freshly trapped brood stock were brought in from Winchester Bay and added to the fish already in the holding pond. Fish selected for spawning are euthanized and…
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14,000 Fall Chinook Smolt Released

This year’s fall Chinook smolt (14,000) were released on Thursday, October 13th. The fish were very healthy and had grown to 7 and 8 inches during their acclimation period. This…
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118 Fall Chinook Brood Stock Captured

GRWB’s brood stock trap was set in early September. To everyone’s surprise 118 fall Chinook salmon have been trapped so far. With Chinook angling slow in the lower river, it…
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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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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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