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By Frank Armendariz
For The Chronicle 

Hatchery reopens, ready to stock trout

 

November 7, 2019

FRANK ARMENDARIZ/THE CHRONICLE

A trophy-size hatchery rainbow trout raised at Leaburg Hatchery, this one caught in the McKenzie River. Pink meat and suitable table fare, these fish range in size from one to over two pounds each.

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 saw the end of the general trout season on Oct. 31 – although there are exceptions; most notably, the McKenzie is open year-round.

The cold weather puts sunfish species such as bass into hibernation until next spring. It's also the time between fall salmon fishing, which is wrapping up on most central coast rivers, and the beginning of winter steelhead season, which is still a few weeks away....



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