ODFW Recreation Report

by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Keep dogs away from salmon carcasses

Whether it's spawned out salmon or dead fish placed for stream enrichment, letting your dog eat or lick salmon carcasses can have dire consequences. Salmon poisoning is caused when dogs eat a salmon carcass infected with an organism in the blood called Neorickettsia helminthoeca.  Symptoms include severe vomiting and diarrhea. Fortunately, with treatment most dogs will survive this potentially fatal infection.

CWD check stations, other ways to get your animal tested

ODFW continues to monitor hunter harvested deer and elk for CWD – a fatal, highly infectious disease. What can hunters do to help combat CWD?‌

  • If you pass a CWD check station, stop and have your animal tested. It takes only 10 minutes and is legally required.
  • If you don't find a check station, learn the other ways you can have your animal tested.

Find out more about CWD, check station locatios and the ways to have your animal tested.‌

Best bets for weekend fishing

Fall can be some of the best fishing of the year. Now, if we'd just get a little rain it would feel more like fall.‌

  • Fall Chinook fishing in the North Coast bays and estuaries has been good. These fish will stay confined to the estuaries until a significant rain pushes them into the rivers.
  • The season's first push of coho can be found in the lower reaches of both the Sandy and Clackamas rivers.
  • On the Coos River, Chinook fishing continues to be good from Charleston to Chandler Bridge.
  • Despite skinny water conditions, anglers are still finding good numbers of half-pounder steelhead on the lower Rogue.
  • Trout fishing on the lower Deschutes has been good from Warm Springs to Maupin, and the river below Moody Rapids will reopen to fishing this Saturday, Sept. 16.
  • More salmon fishing days have been added on the lower Columbia River. See details.
  • Size, abundance and quality of crab are increasing in our local bays and estuaries. Crabbing is currently good out of Depoe Bay, Newport and Waldport.

E-tagging tips for hunters and anglers

It's important for both hunters and anglers to tag their harvest immediately, which means they'll need to know how to navigate the MyODFW app outside of cell phone range. Here are some tips for e-tagging in the field.‌

More Reports

Recreational ocean salmon in-season changes between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mt.

You are subscribed to News Releases for ODFW. This information has recently been updated, and is now available.   Recreational ocean salmon...... Read More

OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Reports
for Thursday, September 7th

: Chinook retention reopens at Buoy 10 on Sept. 8
: ODFW Recreation Report