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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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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