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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Diamond Lake gets some fresh fish flesh

About 24,000 legal- and trophy-sized rainbow trout are headed to Diamond Lake, which has seen slumping fishing success of late.
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Rock bottom at Diamond Lake

ROSEBURG — John Linson's winning fishing day Saturday on Diamond Lake didn't start by motoring his boat over his favorite haunts on the lake's south side — or even at the boat ramp.
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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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Annual Black Bird trout derby is Saturday

Seventeen years of helping run the Black Bird Shopping Center's Rainbow $5,000 trout-fishing derby have taught Toni Young an important lesson.
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Cast-aways

Cast-aways

Jean Jeager concentrates deftly at being in harmony with the fly line. As the line unfurls behind her and the loop stretches out, it forms the slightest tension on her fly rod and triggers what fly-fishers can spend years mastering.
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Springer weighs in at 17 pounds, wins inaugural Rogue derby

A Klamath Falls man's 17-pound spring chinook salmon wasn't that big, but it was big enough Saturday to win $1,000 in an inaugural salmon-fishing derby on the Rogue River around Shady Cove.
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Algae bloom, scheduling conflict affect free fishing

Two regular venues for Free Fishing Weekend events in Jackson County won't be hosting events this year.
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Hooked  on fishing

Hooked on fishing

Others will bypass the park altogether and park on the river's north bank, then climb down and wade across a short side-channel before heading upstream to fish the riffle from the north bank.
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Spring fishing turns into catching on upper Rogue

Spring chinook salmon catches are coming early yet not-so-often on the upper Rogue River, which is providing a decent mid-April fishing opportunity.
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Hyatt Lake trout should be easy to find

Hyatt Lake trout should be easy to find

ASHLAND — Trout anglers who fish from boats will face some challenges at Hyatt Lake during Saturday's traditional start of the spring trout-fishing season.
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2014 Fishing Forecast

Applegate Reservoir - Applegate Reservoir offers good fishing for largemouth and smallmouth bass, as well as rainbow trout. Spring chinook salmon are also stocked into the reservoir to supplement the trout fishery and count as part of the trout bag limit.
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Trout on ice

Trout on ice

Since Diamond Lake's fishing season turned year-round in 2013, Rick Rockholt has become a quick study in the nuances of ice-fishing.
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Catch your own  Chowder

Catch your own Chowder

Just outside of Bandon lies one of Southern Oregon's most productive places to play in the mud.
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Capture  the Crustacean

Capture the Crustacean

You don't need fancy boats, good sea legs or a salty disposition to ply the bottoms of Oregon bays for the tastiest of all shelled critters, Dungeness crab.
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6 on the fly

6 on the fly

For fly-fishers, a huge benefit of living in — or visiting — the Rogue Valley is the ability to test your mettle on the river Zane Grey made famous.
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Highs & Lows

Highs & Lows

Anglers heading to Howard Prairie Lake for the opening day of trout fishing on Saturday, April 26, are going to find conditions at the lake and the resort that haven't been seen in two decades.
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Ocean salmon season looks to be a winner

BROOKINGS — Ocean anglers will get almost everything they could have hoped for out of what is poised to be a long and fruitful summer salmon season.
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Upper Rogue anglers can expect a three-peat

Spring officially came to the upper Rogue River Tuesday morning when the first spring chinook salmon of the season showed up in the Cole Rivers Hatchery collection pond.
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ODFW looking for a few good anglers

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife needs volunteer anglers this spring and fall to help catch and release ocean bottom fish.
According to Katie Pierson, ODFW Marine Reserves research and monitoring project, the purpose of this hook-and-line sampling is to compare fish communities inside and outside of Oregon's Marine Reserves. Hook-and-line sampling is the only method that gets each fish in hand so scientists can measure its length and weight.
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November 15, 2013

The Great Unknown

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