Swimmers React to Fish Die-Off

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — An advisory to keep people out of the Willamette River from Island Park in Springfield to Alton Baker Park in Eugene has some swimmers and fishermen finding a different place to go. But, others said they’ll still be going in the river despite this advisory. Many people out at the Willamette River … Continue reading »

ODFW Reworks Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says a way of life in the state is declining, forcing it to rework its budget. ODFW says with fewer Oregonians fishing and hunting, there is less money to pay for wildlife management and conservation. The department has to look at how it pays for … Continue reading »

Advisory Issued for Columbia River Fish

BONNEVILLE, Ore. – Oregon and Washington health officials have limited the consumption of some fish species near the Bonneville Dam and the middle Columbia River. Public health officials issued the advisory due to elevated levels of mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls found in the tissue of resident fish. The species of concern include bass, bluegill, yellow … Continue reading »

Anti-Snagging Rule Takes Effect

The state says starting Friday, March 1, you can’t snag fish from the North Umpqua River. A new anti-snagging rule is meant to curb snagging of spring Chinook headed up river to spawn. Snagging is basically when a fisherman uses a big hook in hopes of snagging a fish in the river instead of hooking … Continue reading »

No Local Fish Fraud

EUGENE, Ore. — The fish you ask for might not be the fish you get–that’s the conclusion of a national study that just came out. If a deal at the fish market seems a little bit fishy, it’s probably because you’re not getting what you paid for. But local fish market owners say they’ve never … Continue reading »