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September 1, 2015

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Fishing the Willamette
Fall fly fishing on the North Middle Fork Willamette River
-Photo by Greg Yamada-

Oregon streams re-open to afternoon fishing

Beginning Sept. 1, anglers can enjoy afternoon and evening fishing on their favorite Oregon river or stream. The 2 p.m. fishing closure put into effect on July 18 has been lifted and legal fishing hours for trout, steelhead, salmon and sturgeon are back to normal – one hour before sunrise and one hour after sunset.

Archery seasons are open – Know before you go!

Hunters will face fire restrictions and some closures and they need to know what those are before they go. More info. Some good resources for fire information: InciWeb, National Forest webpages, Oregon Dept Forestry

Fall salmon season continues on the Columbia

Look for coho fishing to pick up in the Buoy 10 area, while Chinook fishing continues upstream of Buoy 10 (see Sport Fishing Regulation Updates page for retention details). An estimated 925,300 fall Chinook and 539,600 coho are expected to return to the Columbia River this fall.

Trout fishing for the holiday

If camping is on your agenda for the holiday weekend, remember to take a rod with you. Late summer/fall fishing can be excellent for both newly stocked and holdover trout.

Forest grouse, mourning dove, Western Ore. quail seasons open

Some bird seasons opened Sept. 1. Dove hunting should be good in areas that haven’t had rain; see ODFW’s hunting how-to.

Sign up now for pheasant hunting workshops for youth, women, families

Fall bird hunting workshops are great for beginners. Check for event information.

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