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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report

Courtesy of My Outdoor Buddy


Plenty of places to catch ‘trophy trout’ this summer
Thousands of extra-large rainbow trout are being released at locations around the state this summer as the as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife enters the second year of its “Trophy Trout” program. These 15-inch-and-larger trout are adding excitement to what is already one of Oregon’s most popular outdoor activities — trout fishing. See the news release or trout stocking schedule for details.

Go trout fishing and win!

Report tagged fish.
Photo Credit: ODFW
Anglers can win a $50 gift certificate by reeling in a trout marked with floy tags as part of the ODFW’s tag reward program. Tags are currently in place in many locations around the state. From this week’s report … Clear Lake, Cottage Grove Reservoir, Dexter Reservoir, Dorena Reservoir, Haines Pond, Highway 203 Pond, North Powder Pond, Phillips Reservoir, Hunter Pond, Lugar Pond, Taylor Green Pond, Willow Creek Reservoir, Henry Hagg Lake, and Timothy Lake. Help biologists understand where anglers want to fish for trout, and win!


Fishing’s getting better at the beach
Some anglers are catching limits of rockfish and lingcod out of Newport and Depoe Bay; jetties and rocky coastline can be good for rockfish, greenling and lingcod, and the ocean surf off sandy beaches is the place to target surf perch.

Check out these and other salty opportunities in the Marine Zone section of the Recreation Report.

Learn to hunt and shoot
Shotgun skills classes are coming up in August; see And join Scott Haugen, ODFW and Eugene Meat Collective beginning July 6 at a Learn to Hunt Class at Cabela’s in Springfield.

Take a Friend Hunting – Win a Prize
Experienced hunters who take a new or lapsed person out hunting can enter to win prizes. Both must be adults (18 years and older). More info

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