Recreation Report

Photo Credit: Courtesy of ODFW

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Several upland bird seasons open Sept. 1

Forest grouse, mourning dove and quail (in western Oregon) all open this Saturday, Sept 1. Remember to buy your Upland Game Bird Validation, which is valid from July 1 to June 30, and to check for fires restrictions before you go.

Include fishing in your holiday weekend plans

Labor Day weekend is coming up – a great time to spend time outdoors with family and friends. Maybe do a little fishing?

  • This is the time of year to target sea-run cutthroat trout in mid and north coast rivers and streams.
  • Several waterbodies in the Rogue, Clackamas and Springfield districts are being stocked with rainbow trout this week, just in time for the holiday weekend.
  • Smallmouth bass fishing should be good in the Umpqua, John Day and Columbia rivers.
  • The ocean all salmon (non-select) season opens Saturday, Aug. 31.
  • Albacore tuna fishing has been OFF.THE.CHARTS. In fact, anglers have caught a record number of tuna off the Oregon coast this year.

10 tips for Buoy 10 fishing

A veteran angler offers these tips to help you successfully navigate this popular fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River.

Youth pheasant hunts begin in September

Kids 17 and younger can experience a low-pressure, pre-season hunt with a good chance of harvesting a pheasant or two. Hunts are on various dates throughout the state. All kids must have completed hunter education, and be accompanied by an adult.

Find and register for a hunt

More Reports

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Wednesday, August 28th

: Ocean coho anglers: second season opens Saturday, Aug. 31
Columbia River: Columbia River remains closed to steelhead retention through September

Holiday weekend angling opportunities

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