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By Frank Armendariz
For The Chronicle 

Rainfall totals have anglers scrambling


November 21, 2019

Photo/Frank Armendariz

The weather on the coast has been spectacular this fall, but the lack of rain has many salmon and winter steelhead anglers strolling the beaches with an eye to the west, hoping for a major change. We need rain! FRANK ARMENDARIZ

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 conversation in my last report) and John is responsible for managing the fisheries of all the central coast's rivers, streams, bays and lakes from southern Lane County to northern Lincoln County (I'll share some of that conversation later in this report).

This week, the weather is at the top of the report again as it continues to drive angler expectations, success and opportunity across the coun...

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