ODFW Curtails Fishing Hours to Help Native Fish
In the midst of an exceptional drought, low stream flows and relatively high water temperatures, ODFW has curtailed fishing hours throughout the state to reduce the stress on trout, salmon, steelhead and sturgeon. Though no angler likes to lose out on potential fishing time, taking proactive measures to protect Oregon’s native fish now is smart conservation.
A few waterways will see complete closures for those native species, including the Willamette River below Willamette Falls and the lower Clackamas River up to the I-205 Bridge. (more…)