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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
NEWPORT, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is making it easier than ever for kids 17 years old and younger to discover the joy of fishing. ODFW opened four equipment lending libraries along the Oregon coast. At each library kids can access everything they need for recreation fishing. Fishing rods and reels … Continue reading »