ODFW Releases Map of Fishing Sites

JACKSON COUNTY, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to make it easier for anglers with disabilities to fish. The department released a Google-based map that shows 133 sites across Oregon that may be suitable for anglers with physical disabilities. When users click on the map’s icons, it shows information boxes that … Continue reading »

Storm Hits Coast

NEWPORT, Ore. — Wind gusts as fast as 52 miles-an-hour blew through stormy Newport Wednesday morning, clearing the beaches and filling the bay with returning boats. Boats are tied up along the docks throughout coastal cities, while fishermen wait for the storm to pass before they can go back out to sea. “Today’s a day where … Continue reading »

Taking the Troops Fishing

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — After a streak of hot days, summer released its grip just in time for a special trip on the McKenzie River. OMT Mortgage and Keller Williams Realty in Eugene teamed up to provide a day of fun and relaxation for some local troops. When they called the Springfield Armory, they found many … Continue reading »

Alton Baker Canal Stocked with Trout

EUGENE, Ore. — Lunkers have landed at Alton Baker Park, much to the appreciation of some eager anglers. On Thursday, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife crews backed up a truck full of large trout and unloaded them into the water. The smallest fish put in the water was 12 inches long. “All these rainbow … Continue reading »

Man Runs from Police, Jumps in River

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon State Police says a man attempted to take a very interesting escape route while running from officers. OSP Fish and Wildlife tried to give 25-year-old Coty Hartman a fishing violation when they discovered he had a warrant out for his arrest, stemming from a burglary charge. When troopers told Hartman he … Continue reading »

ODFW Helps Families Unplug & Fish

EUGENE, Ore. — Families looking to enjoy the great outdoors got a little help from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Sunday. The ODFW holds free family fishing events all over the state, and each year there are two at the Canoe Canal in Alton Baker park. They provide fishing poles and bate, and … Continue reading »

Families Learn to Fish for Free

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Looking to get your feet wet and try something new? The whole family is invited to an event focused on fishing in the local region. Fishing experts from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will teach kids how to cast, reel, and tie flies and knots. You’ll also get a chance … Continue reading »

Kids Day at Umpqua Fishery Derby

SUTHERLIN, Ore. — Some elementary school kids in Douglas County got the chance to get out of the classroom and into the wild Thursday. It was a lesson in nature for a group of about 60 Roseburg 5th graders taking part in Kids Day with the Umpqua Fishery Enhancement Derby. “Kids are getting the chance … Continue reading »

Coast Guard Closes Bar Entrances

EUGENE, Ore. — The US Coast Guard closed the Coos Bay, Umpqua River, Depoe Bay and Siuslaw River bar entrances Sunday. The captains of the Port Sector North Bend and Columbia River issued the closure of the four bar entrance due to hazardous conditions. The closure applies to all vessels; requests to transit the bars … Continue reading »

Web Extra: Ducks on Fishing, DAT on USC

Oregon Running Back De’Anthony Thomas: Oregon Linebacker Rodney Hardrick: Oregon Linebacker Derrick Malone Jr.: Oregon Defensive End Tony Washington: Oregon Head Coach Mark Helfrich:

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