Spey champ to visit Rogue Flyfishers

A four-time women's spey-casting champion will be in Southern Oregon later this month to talk to the Rogue FlyFishers Association about casting, and she'll hold a casting workshop on the Rogue River.

Whitney Gould is the featured speaker at the club meeting set for Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Rogue Regency, 2300 N. Biddle Road, Medford.

She will follow that presentation up with a spey-casting class from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at TouVelle State Park on the Rogue at Table Rock Road. The...

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Whitewater cowboys

Whitewater cowboys

SUPs are the new whitewater fad on the upper Rogue River.
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Water police will be watching for drunk boaters this weekend

Marine patrol officers will be out in force in Jackson County and throughout the U.S. this weekend aggressively enforcing drunken-boating laws as part of the annual Operation Dry Water awareness and education campaign.
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Marine Board takes fee-increase plea to Medford

The Oregon State Marine Board is coming to Medford on Monday to stump for a proposed budget that calls for the first boater-registration fee hikes in a dozen years.
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Kayak time

Kayak time

You've watched kayakers on the Rogue, flitting across the river like water striders, laughing and having a good time. One hot summer day, you say to yourself, "I want to do that, too."
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Dry-dock inspections could draw 500 boats

Jackson County Sheriff's marine deputies over two upcoming weekends will give boaters the chance to have their powerboats and driftboats checked for the requisite safety gear.
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Public comment sought on 'Slow No Wake' definition

The Oregon State Marine Board is taking public comment on its proposed new definition for no-wake zones.
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When is a boat wave a wake?

The Oregon State Marine Board is looking into whether it should come up with a clear definition of a boat wake that is helpful to boaters and defensible in court.
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