Category Archives: Southern Oregon

Molalla and Umpqua Bass Bashes June 2024

Join us on Saturday, June 22nd on the Molalla or the Umpqua for a bashing good time! Join us for an exciting weekend of conservation and fishing fun! On Saturday, June 22nd, the Native Fish Society invites you to participate … Continue reading

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Mothership Salmon Fly: Dry Fly Tutorial

In this video, Simon ties a great extended body Salmonfly dry fly. Every spring some of the West’s largest aquatic insects make their emergence. The salmonfly often marks the beginning of trout season, and means summer is on the way. … Continue reading

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Early August Fishing Opportunities around the State

Our local rivers the McKenzie and Middle Fork of the Willamette continue to fish well despite a lack of significant hatches. Hopper dropper set ups with Chubby Chernobyls and various jigged nymphs continue to be very effective. Attractor patterns like … Continue reading

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Southern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act

From Native Fish Society and Kirk Blaine Send thanks to Representative Val Hoyle for reintroducing the Southern Oregon Watershed and Salmon Protection Act! Yesterday, U.S. Representative Val Hoyle took a significant step to protect Oregon’s treasured wild rivers by reintroducing … Continue reading

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Umpqua Bass Bash June 24th, 2023

Join us Saturday, June 24th, as Native Fish Society hosts our Second Annual Umpqua Bass Bash! This event will help remove Smallmouth Bass from the river and bring awareness to the problems this invasive fish species causes for native fish and … Continue reading

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Wild Salmon Center – New Short Film – Finding Flow

From: Wild Salmon Center The water that feeds Oregon’s creeks, streams, and rivers is one of the state’s most precious assets. But for too long, people have viewed it as an endless resource. Population growth, a warming climate, and increasing … Continue reading

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First Annual Umpqua Bass Bash

Join us Saturday, July 16th, as Native Fish Society hosts our first annual Umpqua Bass Bash! This event, hosted on the mainstem Umpqua River, will help remove Smallmouth Bass from the river and bring awareness to the problems this invasive … Continue reading

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Bring the Salmon Home – Looking towards Klamath Dam Removal

BRING THE SALMON HOME from Swiftwater Films on Vimeo. Bring the Salmon Home captures the emotions, courage, and determination of Klamath River tribal communities as they host a 300+ mile run from ocean to headwaters to cultivate support for the … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Fellow Anglers: Don’t hang it up. Stand Up.

NFS Southern Oregon Regional Manager Kirk Blaine’s open letter to fellow anglers below articulates the need for a cautious approach to management of Oregon’s South Coast Rivers. We have one more chance to let ODFW know how we feel about … Continue reading

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One Last Chance to Protect Wild Steelhead

From Native Fish Society Next week, ODFW Commissioners will be making a monumental decision on the future of wild winter steelhead regulations in southern Oregon. Commissioners will decide to either adopt fishing regulations that will require the catch and release … Continue reading

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The Biology of Harvest – Wild Steelheaders United

By Nick Chambers for Wild Steelheaders United Steelhead anglers probably have disagreed with aspects of sport fishing management since the dawn of fishing regulations. In recent years, however, one area of disagreement has come into sharp focus: sport harvest of … Continue reading

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Release Wild Steelhead in Southern Oregon

From Native Fish Society After a year of planning and stakeholder engagement, fisheries managers with Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife in southwest Oregon are proposing to continue the harvest of wild winter steelhead in their newly released conservation management … Continue reading

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River Democracy Act – Wyden and Merkley Introduce Legislation to Protect 4,700 Miles of Oregon Rivers

River Democracy Act introduced after years-long public process led by Wyden allowing Oregonians to submit their favorite rivers and streams to be considered for inclusion in legislation. Senators say ‘River Democracy Act’ will be a boon for rural jobs and … Continue reading

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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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