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Oregon Fish Reports has been serving Oregon since January 2016. We have river reports, charter boat reports, guide reports and much more. Please browse our resource to find fishing information from the Columbia River down to the Brookings, OR and everything in between. Please contact us if you would like to have your business added to our resource.

Fish for free the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving

by ODFW / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
ODFW is waiving all fishing licensing requirements on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to #optoutside with friends and family during the long holiday weekend. On Nov. 24 and 25, 2017, all fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free
(More...) (Saturday, November 18, 2017)

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by LARRY ELLIS / MyOutdoorBuddy.com
Next Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the following Saturday, fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free for both Oregon residents and non-residents.  The official dates for the free fishing days will be November 24 and 25. That means
(More...) (Saturday, November 18, 2017)

Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed

by ODFW / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
The traditional Dec. 1 opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least Dec. 16 along the entire Oregon coast as testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield.  The ocean commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon is targeted
(More...) (Friday, November 17, 2017)

Highlights of ODFW Recreation Report

by ODFW / Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
#OptOutside on black Friday #OptOutside on black Friday, Nov. 24, with the help of FREE FISHING. On Friday and Saturday (Nov.25) you won’t need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon that’s open to fishing. Check
(More...) (Thursday, November 16, 2017)

Rain and fresh kings both in the forecast

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
A series of rain storms moved across the North Coast late last week bringing sizable rises to the Chetco and Smith rivers over the weekend. With off and on rain in the forecast, both rivers will be up and down
(More...) (Thursday, November 16, 2017)

Salmon fishing is all about rain

by LARRY ELLIS / MyOutdoorBuddy.com
November is the month when storms start pummeling the southern Oregon and northern California coastline.  And to a river fisherman, storms mean only one thing - rain, beautiful droplets of salmon caffeine!  And with rains come rising rivers; and with
(More...) (Saturday, November 11, 2017)

An Awesome Survival Tool - The Rat Trap

by CAPT. WILLIAM E. SIMPSON II / My Outdoor Buddy
In a serious survival situation, obtaining food when the food supplies in the bug-out bag are exhausted can be a serious problem. And there are very few easily employed solutions readily available. Most traps and snares require a lot of experience to
(More...) (Saturday, October 28, 2017)

Bucks and Bulls Contest Underway

by JASON HALEY / My Outdoor Buddy
Deer and elk seasons are well underway here in southern Oregon and so is the 6th Annual Bucks and Bulls contest at Sportsman’s Warehouse (Medford). This season-long event brings hunters and trophies together from all over the region and state
(More...) (Saturday, October 7, 2017)

Chetco and Rogue Mouths Kicking Out Kings

by LARRY ELLIS / MyOutdoorBuddy.com
Fall is in the air and that means that fall Chinook are starting to poke their noses into the Chetco Bay.  Anglers who are trolling spinnerbait/anchovy rigs, straight bait rigs and Kastmasters are starting to hook up with the beginning
(More...) (Saturday, September 23, 2017)

Cascade Elk: Access Issues and Low Odds Persist

by JASON HALEY / My Outdoor Buddy
Expect more of the same this year in the southern Cascades, according to ODFW’s Mark Vargas in Medford. Winter was “harsh” but it didn’t affect elk. The October snow storms didn’t increase the harvest, either, despite deer hunters taking advantage.
(More...) (Tuesday, September 19, 2017)

House Bill Title Alludes Forest Protection And Electrical Reliability

by CAPT. WILLIAM E. SIMPSON II / My Outdoor Buddy
There is recent news about a bill sponsored by Congressman Doug LaMalfa that is couched as an 'Electrical Reliability and Forest Protection Act': (H.R.1873 - Electricity Reliability and Forest Protection Act). A careful examination and analysis of this bill suggests that it
(More...) (Saturday, September 16, 2017)

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