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Perfect conditions for trout fishing – starting this weekend

I have plenty to share with you all this week at the top of the report – and I know it's news many are anticipating. The relentless high-water conditions that have challenged most winter...

 

Lane County stocks up on trout in February

There's something for just about every angler in this week's report – although every opportunity, depending on what you enjoy fishing for, is not necessarily an "on-the-water adventure." For trout...

 

Overview: Don't overlook these spots in late January

The series of Pacific storms that began to sweep across our state and county late in December have continued and last week was exceptionally wet. So here in the middle of January, angling conditions...

 

License to thrill: Time for family to get fishing, hunting tags

At the top of the report this week is the annual run of folks heading to their local sporting outlet for a new fishing and/or hunting license and their related tags. For those enthusiastic "resident"...

 

Hatchery steelhead filling up rivers

At the top of this week's report, in the spirit of the holiday season, are a gesture of goodwill and wishes of happy tidings from my wife Tami and myself to all the readership, advertisers and other s...

 

THE OREGON DUNES

FLORENCE – The Oregon dunes began to form about 100,000 years ago and are now among Oregon's oldest geological features. To add a little perspective, 100,000 ago was about the time the Cascade...

 

Rainless days, 'cyclone bomb' sink fishing fortunes

The fact of the matter is, fish like stability. They thrive within a narrow range of water temperatures and oxygen content, and are easily affected by barometric pressure and other conditions ...

 

Rainfall totals have anglers scrambling

I spoke with John Spangler and Jeff Ziller a couple of weeks back – district biologists for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Jeff manages the Southern Willamette district (I shared that...

 

Hatchery reopens, ready to stock trout

November used to be somewhat of a down month for local anglers. Fishing offshore falls to the hardest of sailors on seas where conditions can overtake the unprepared. Most high lakes and many streams...

 

Fall Storms Sink Any Fishing Success

About every condition that works against angling is at the top of this week’s fishing report. No way to flower this up, folks, but a series of fall storms that began to reach the Lane County coast...

 

Bobcat Released Into Wild

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife officials safely released a male juvenile bobcat into the wild last week. Based on its teeth, the bobcat was at least six months old; it was released on BLM land...

 

Fall storms sink any fishing success

About every condition that works against angling success is at the top of this week's fishing report. No way to flower this up, folks, but a series of fall storms that began to reach the Lane County...

 

Chinook salmon thriving through wet weather

Weather came to Oregon last week. It brought rain to every part of Lane County and dropped a few inches of snow on the Lane County Cascades. Initially, last week's series of unusually strong early...

 

Early fall rain fires up salmon fishing

It is late September and at the top of the report is the good salmon fishing that has continued along the coast – in the bays, estuaries and now in many coastal rivers including the Siuslaw River....

 

Weather depressing warm-water fishing

A popular saying among Oregonians is, "If you don't like the weather (or do like it, for that matter), just wait a minute and it will change." That is pretty much what happened last week as a series...

 

An adventure to take your breath away

An old friend saved a quote from a book he once read. Touched by the words that reminded him of his first whitewater trip, he had them written in an old style script on parchment paper. Nicely...

 

Late summer brings diverse mix of fish

At the top of this week's fishing report is "diversity" – as in, the many varieties of fish species that become available in the late summer to anglers in western Oregon. Salmon, tuna, halibut,...

 

Anglers continue hauling in salmon

At the top of the report this week is the salmon fishing off the Lane County coast. The weather has been good, and light winds and calm seas have played to every fisherman's advantage. Although...

 

Best catches found close to Creswell

Folks are seeing excellent fishing results for the warm-water fish species – bass, crappie and perch – that populate many ponds and lakes across Lane County, and a couple of nearby rivers, too....

 

Dog days of summer loom, but fish still bite

The dog days of summer are looming, water in small ponds and shallow lakes is warming and the annual progression of summer is starting to affect the angling conditions across Lane County, which...

 

Local Eats and Events: Lane County offers diverse, good times

I hope you're enjoying the wonderful Fourth of July celebrations taking place in many Lane County towns and neighboring communities. As residents of Junction City for a quarter century, we often...

 

Angler's Log - July 4, 2019

Salmon are at the top of the report this week. The ocean salmon season opened in June and the fishing has been exceptional off the Lane County Coast. For parties fishing out of Florence there are a...

 

Stunning site: Heceta Head offers scenic view of history from old lighthouse

Reaching from the crest of the Cascade Mountains to the eastern edge of the Pacific Ocean, Lane County is among the most popular destinations in our great state – a place where you can catch a...

 

Angler's Log

The calendar tells us that summer is still several days away, but the weather has been loudly proclaiming that summer arrived several weeks ago. Fortunately we had a wet winter with above-average...

 

Childhood fishing set the hook for life of adventure

It's my pleasure to introduce myself to the readers of the Creswell Chronicle. I'm looking forward to giving you the latest and what I hope will be the best fishing report locally available for the...

 

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