ODFW Recreation Report

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Best bets SPRING BREAK fishing

If your plans for spring break don’t include fishing, you need to change your plans. Consider adding trout and steelhead fishing, and/or bay clamming to your agenda.

  • Several ponds, lakes and reservoirs in the NW, SW, Central and NE zones are being stocked with trout just in time for spring break.
  • In addition, trout fishing in several rivers with year-round fisheries – think Deschutes, Fall Metolius, Crooked, Blitzen and Wallowa – will be picking up thanks to recent warmer weather.
  • Winter steelhead fishing is winding down, but anglers are still catching bright steelhead in places like the north and mid-coast, Willamette Valley and northeast Oregon.
  • Low tides next week will have shifted to mid-afternoons. A much more convenient time for some bay clamming. Here’s how to dig for bay clams.

Need more details? Check out the zone reports.

Youth turkey hunting clinics April 1

There’s still room in the youth turkey hunting clinics at the Denman and White River wildlife areas. Young hunters will learn what they need to know to go turkey hunting. Learn more and register.

Spring kokanee fishing

Kokanee fishing starts to heat up in April, and we’re already getting reports of good kokanee fishing. And here are 9 kokanee fishing tips to help you land your limit.

March 31 is the last day to buy spring bear tags

If you’ve drawn a tag and hope to go bear hunting this spring, the last day to buy your tag is Friday, March 31. Looking for a little refresher before the season starts? Here are some spring bear hunting tips to help.

More Reports

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