Category: Conservation Corner

Conservation Corner – Keep Fish Wet!

Editor’s Note: My friend, Felton, definitely enjoys more fishing opportunity than I do and his angling skills far surpass mine. Good thing for the fish as his “keep ’em wet” best practices means the many he brings to hand have a very good chance of procreating and sustaining the fishery resource. This month Felton shares…

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No Breaks for South Coast Wild Steelhead

Petition for Catch and Release of Wild Steelhead Last December the Oregon Commission of Fish and Wildlife heard testimony on a petition to prohibit take of wild steelhead in Oregon’s southwest zone. A group of local fisherman and river stewards submitted a petition arguing against wild steelhead harvest because Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife…

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Conservation Corner – Looking Back at 2019 Wild Columbia River Steelhead Returns

  Editor’s Note: We knew 2019 was going to be a bad year for wild steelhead returns in the Columbia River system. A few FCO members found fish on the Deschutes and John Day but many recounted fishless days during our monthly meetings. Poor returns forced ODFW to close the lower Deschutes to steelhead fishing…

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Another Challenging Year for Wild Summer Steelhead Hot summers, warm water, harvest and bycatch, poor ocean conditions, dams, water diversion, hatchery influences, habitat degradation, sea lions, and yes, anglers. I hate to sound “doom and gloom” but the summer steelhead returns on the Columbia do make me gloomy. The threats to wild steelhead recovery continue…

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Foundation Presents Check to WaterWatch Thanks to your generous donations at our annual auction’s Keith Hansen Memorial Paddle Raise, The Flyfisher Foundation presented a check to WaterWatch for $31,050 – A paddle raise record! Nehalem River Earns State Scenic Designation Governor Kate Brown signed the order on June 30th to designate 17.5 miles of the…

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Flyfisher Foundation Supports OSU Fisheries Science Every April we invite the annual recipient of the Tom McAllister Graduate Scholarship to share their research with the Club. Here is a look back at the past 5 Oregon State University graduate student recipients of the Tom McAllister Scholarship to see what they have published. I am impressed…

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