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Historic Agreement to Tear Down Klamath River Dams

Four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River will be torn down, making way for improved fishing and restoration of the region’s legendary salmon runs

By Robert Deen

Sport fishing advocates, environmentalists and Native American tribes celebrated the historic and unexpected announcement of an unprecedented dam removal project on the Klamath River.  The Klamath, first dammed 115 years ago, runs from the high desert of eastern Oregon to the Northern California coast.  The salmon run was once one of the largest on the west coast, has been anemic for years, but with the dams gone salmon will be able to reach their favored spawning grounds for the first time in nearly a century.  While a full recovery would take years, hopes are high that we’ll eventually see a salmon run like there hasn’t been in decades. Continue reading Historic Agreement to Tear Down Klamath River Dams

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By Robert Deen

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Wanted: $3000 Reward for Bucket Biology Arrest

The costs of Bucket Biology; When Rogue Anglers Illegally Stock Waters with Something New, the Damage Can Be Immense

by Terry Otto

We hear the news all too frequently: another first-class fishery ruined by an illegal introduction of an unwanted species, or another body of water threatened by a fish or other species that’s been dumped by some reckless bucket biologist.

Bucket biology, as it’s sometimes called, is the bane of fish and fisheries everywhere, and it’s a rare Continue reading Wanted: $3000 Reward for Bucket Biology Arrest

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New Fishing Regulations for 2016

New Year, New Rules

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A new year means it’s time to buy a fishing license.  New licenses are required on January 1st in most states.

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The New Year also means new regulations.  Here is a roundup of significant changes for California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

New Fishing Regulations Oregon

Oregon made a determined effort to simplify its fishing regulations for the New Year. Changes for 2016 are the result of a year-long effort by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) staff to streamline and simplify fishing rules.  Overly complex rules were the most common complaint from Oregon fishermen, according to the ODFW. Continue reading New Fishing Regulations for 2016

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