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:

Man Wins New Truck from Cabela’s

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Portland man reeled in an eighteen-inch rainbow trout from Hagg Lake. What he didn’t know was the big prize that came with the big catch. Rick Drapeau, who says he’s never won anything before, was the biggest winner in Oregon today and he’s excited to share it with his family. “I … Continue reading »

ODFW Family Fishing Fun

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hosted a family fishing event at the Alton Baker Canoe Canal. It was part of the ODFW’s Outdoors program, which was designed to introduce young people and their families to the fun of fishing. The department provided all the equipment and instruction necessary to catch … 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 »

OSU Fishing Team Takes 1st Place

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University’s bass fishing placed well at a weekend tournament in Arizona. The school’s club team took first place in the qualifying College Fishing Western Conference Tournament. Zach MacDonald and Ryan Sparks met the five-bass limit, weighing out to nine pounds of fish. The two won $2,000 and will advance to … Continue reading »

Outdoors Show Continues in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Even the Super Bowl wasn’t enough to stop hundreds of Lane County residents from checking out the last day of the Eugene Boat and Sportsmen’s Show. Even in the grey of winter, it looks like everyone is ready to get outside. The show has really become a tradition in Eugene. The show … Continue reading »

ODFW Stocks Canal with Trout

EUGENE, Ore. — The two-mile canal that runs through Alton Baker Park is now fully stocked with trout. Those little rainbow trout were raised at ODFW’s Leaburg Fish Hatchery. Another 500 larger trout added to the canal came from Desert Springs Trout Farm. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer shows us the process.

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