Fishing report, Dec. 12

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Fishing Report: Friday, Nov. 14

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: After a week that has seen small-craft advisories and wind warnings, the ocean will start getting in better shape, but it's still not very enticing. Saturday has a forecast of 10-knot winds and 7-foot swells to go along with the rain, and Sunday's forecast doesn't look much different.

The South Coast halibut fishery is closed until spring. Ocean salmon fishing is closed as well, except off the Elk and Sixes mouths, but...

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Fishing Report: Friday, Nov. 7

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: After a rough week that saw small-craft advisories and wind warnings, the ocean will start to lay down a bit this weekend. Forecasts call for 5-knot winds and 3- to 5-foot seas today, followed by 10-knot winds and 3- to 4-foot swells Saturday before kicking up to 7-foot swells Sunday.

The South Coast halibut fishery is closed until spring. Ocean salmon fishing is closed as well, except off the Elk and Sixes mouths, but...

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Fishing Report: Friday, Oct. 31

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Forecasts call for 10-knot winds and 9-foot swells today, followed by 10-foot swells Saturday and 6-foot swells Sunday. That likely means most anglers will remain inland this weekend.

The South Coast halibut fishery closes this evening.
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Angler embarks on 'Big Fishing Year'

Angler embarks on 'Big Fishing Year'

VANCOUVER, Wash. — At midnight on New Year's Day, Tyler Hicks was drifting lures that glow in the dark for steelhead on the North Fork of the Lewis River. He was a man starting an unusual quest.

Hicks, 32, a Ridgefield resident, is making 2014 his "Big Fishing Year." He's trying to see how many species of fish and shellfish he can harvest in Washington and Oregon in the 12-month period.

His tally so far: 78 species.

And he's doing most of his angling from a...

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Fishing Report: Friday, Oct. 17

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: A hazardous seas warning and small-craft advisory are in effect today, and ocean conditions aren't forecast to get much better through the weekend. Saturday will bring 15-knot winds and 7-foot swells, followed Sunday by 20-knot winds and swells growing to 11 feet. Not a good weekend for bottomfishing or clamming, because big swells also bring sneaker waves that make digging on the sand hazardous. Besides, there are no minus...

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Fishing Report: Friday, Oct. 10

Fishing Report: Friday, Oct. 10

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Weekend forecasts call for 15-knot winds and seas ranging from 4 to 8 feet, so those glassy ocean conditions that led to great fishing for chinook off Brookings all week are disappearing. A few nighttime minus tides await clammers next week, but that will mean digging in darkness, and that's never recommended for beach activity. Still, daytime clammers will be working Clatsop County beaches as well as the sands around...

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Fishing Report: Friday, Oct. 3

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Weekend forecasts call for 15-knot winds and seas ranging from 3 to 6 feet, so expect most ocean fishing to be in the morning before the afternoon winds kick up. Some decent morning low tides will come next week, as well as some evening minus tides for clammers working Clatsop County beaches as well as the sands around Charleston in Coos Bay.

Anglers can now venture past the 30-fathom line for bottomfishing, but few will.....

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Fishing Report: Friday, Sept. 26

Fishing Report: Friday, Sept. 26

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Weekend forecasts call for small-craft and high-winds through this morning, then 5-knot winds and subsiding seas later today. Decent weekend weather should provide good opportunities out of South Coast ports.

Beginning Monday, anglers can venture past the 30-fathom line for bottomfishing. Near-shore jigging should be very good for lingcod and black rockfish. The marine aggregate limit in Oregon is seven rockfish a day.

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Fishing Report: Friday, Sept. 19

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Weekend forecasts call for small-craft and high-winds advisories through Saturday, then 15-knot winds with 5-foot seas on Sunday. That likely will keep most anglers from venturing past the jetties of most Southern Oregon ports.
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Fishing Report: Friday, Sept. 12

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: Weekend forecasts call for 5-knot winds and pretty calm seas through Sunday, and that should bode well for bottomfishers heading after black rockfish or the last of the halibut quota for the South Coast.

Bottomfishers must stay within the 30-fathom line to protect yelloweye rockfish. Near-shore jigging should be very good for lingcod and black rockfish when anglers can get back out to sea. Black, white or red jigs are...

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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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Crayfish catchers to escape pinch of the law

After more than a decade of oversight, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to change non-native crayfish status from prohibited to controlled, giving crayfish lovers the right to help curb their spread by adding them to their dinner.
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Fishing Report: Friday, Sept. 5

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: A small-craft advisory is expected to be lifted this morning on the Southern Oregon Coast, with 25-knot winds and 8-foot swells forecast for today. Winds are forecast to drop to 5 knots Saturday and kick back up to 15 knots Sunday, but with swells in the 5-foot range.
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Fishing Report: Friday, Aug. 29

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: A small-craft advisory is in effect along the South Coast through this evening, followed by 10-knot winds and 4-foot seas Saturday and 20-knot winds and 5-foot wind waves Sunday.

Bottomfishers must stay within the 30-fathom line to protect yelloweye rockfish. Near-shore jigging should be very good for lingcod and black rockfish once anglers can get back out to sea. Black, white or red jigs are always good bets.

The.....

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Fishing Report: Friday, Aug. 22

OCEAN OUTLOOK

COASTWIDE: No small-craft advisories were forecast for the ocean this weekend as of Thursday. Friday's ocean anglers can expect 5- to 15-knot winds and 3- to 5-foot swells, with morning ocean better than later. Saturday will see winds up to 20 knots and some afternoon chop, with things slowing down a bit Sunday.
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Fishing Report: Aug. 1, 2014

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Pluggin' for steelies

Pluggin' for steelies

SHADY COVE — When Ryan Forbuss travels to the upper Rogue River in search of steelhead, the Grants Pass man brings a little of the middle Rogue with him.
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Commission could adopt new Chetco chinook angling rules

Chinook salmon anglers on Southern Oregon's Chetco River could see more fall fishing opportunities but a slimmed down bag limit on wild chinook under new fishing rules up for consideration today by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission.
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When the going gets low

When the going gets low

GREENSPRINGS — Conor Quinn and three friends filled their rented powerboat with a few fishing rods and a cooler Tuesday and motored away from the Howard Prairie Resort dock with a plan to ply Howard Prairie Lake for rainbows not easily accessible elsewhere.
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