Category Archives: Southern Oregon

Restoring a Wild and Free Klamath River

From the Native Fish Society Take Action to encourage the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to approve the transfer of dam surrender to Klamath River Renewal Corporation. This is the final step to start the process and preliminary projects to remove … Continue reading

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Urge Oregon lawmakers to vote No on Rogue Hatchery Bill (HB 2379)

From Native Fish Society The Rogue River’s iconic wild spring Chinook salmon need your support! After years of serious decline following the construction of Lost Creek Dam/Reservoir without fish passage on the world-renowned Rogue River, wild spring Chinook salmon are … Continue reading

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Running Oregon’s Wild And Scenic Rogue River In A Classic Way

From Oregon Public Broadcasting -by Ian McCluskey OPB Wooden drift boats are works of art. So why take one down the rocky Rogue River? I have always wanted a time machine. And I’ve been looking for one ever since childhood. … Continue reading

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Keep the 10 mph speed limit on Applegate Lake

From blog reader Jim Barfield in Grants Pass: An article a couple of days ago in the Medford Mail Tribune by Mark Freeman, their outdoor reporter, states that a group of water-skiers have petitioned the State Marine Board to raise … Continue reading

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Lower Umpqua “Bassin”

We spent Saturday night with friends overlooking the main stem of the Umpqua. Early fall weather was gorgeous. Warm windless afternoons and long evenings remind us why late Summer in the Pacific Northwest is simply unbeatable. Sunday we floated the … Continue reading

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Wild and Scenic Rogue Half-pounder report

From Rogue River lunatic, Greg Hatten: Our annual trip to the Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue last weekend was particularly memorable this year. My son came out from Texas and brought a friend which added an extra element … Continue reading

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Tiger Trout — coming to Fish Lake, OR

ODFW will stock tiger trout fingerlings in Fish Lake for the first time this morning. “Tiger trout are a unique fish being used in a unique situation here at Fish Lake,” said David Haight, Assistant District fish biologist. “They tend … Continue reading

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Conservationists, AFRC compromise on Rogue River Wilderness proposal

Mail Tribune: Following months of negotiations with conservation activists, the American Forest Resource Council, a timber industry coalition, has dropped its opposition to increasing protection for thousands of acres of federal forestlands in the lower Rogue River watershed. The folks … Continue reading

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Fly fishing for Shad in Oregon: Tony’s Shad Dart

May and June are prime months for Shad fishing on the Umpqua and Siuslaw Rivers in Oregon. The Umpqua gets a very reliable run around Elkton and the Yellow Creek area. In this video Tony Torrence demonstrates how to tie … Continue reading

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Southern Oregon rivers need suction dredge mining protection

An editorial in the Register-Guard today points out a recent ban in California on suction dredge mining will drive even more of the private mine operators onto Southern Oregon Rivers. According to the RG, suction dredge miners are “destabilizing configurations … Continue reading

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Winter steelhead fishing on the Wild and Scenic Rogue River

Half-pounder steelhead are still kicking in the Rogue River. Official Rogue River correspondent Greg Hatten sent the following report: The Wild and Scenic section of the Rogue is different in winter. Nights are cold, the river is high and fast, … Continue reading

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Slim Pickens: Hatten squeaks through low water conditions on Wild and Scenic Rogue

There are so many choices for great Fall Fishing in Oregon it’s hard to pick a favorite. At the top of my list every year is the Rogue Wild and Scenic. It’s a great combination of remote wilderness, 35 miles … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing the Rogue River on foot — Half pounder report

The fall is upon us once again and while the kids may be bummed out about returning to school, my heart skips a beat with the anticipation of returning anadromous fish. My annual outing on the Rogue with my dad … Continue reading

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Rogue River Dam removal = 114,000 more Oregon salmon and steelhead each year

Bob Hunter, founding board member of WaterWatch and the Oregon Water Trust, recently came to Eugene to speak with our local Trout Unlimited Chapter about removal of Rogue River Dams. In an effort spanning more than 20 years, Hunter and … Continue reading

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Rogue River chinook showing up, available for fly casters soon

Jay Nicholas has been getting reports of several strong pushes of Chinook on the Rogue in July….hopefully this a good sign for next month and early September. Rogue and Umpqua fall Chinook are very special fish in Oregon. They are … Continue reading

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