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February 9, 2016

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Sportsmen's Show
Pacific Northwest Sportsmen's Show

Come visit us at the Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s show

Stop by our booth at the NW Sportsman’s Show at the Portland Expo Center Feb. 10-14 to renew your license, get your questions answered or just say hi to ODFW staff and commissioners. Find us in Hall B near the kid’s fishing pond. Also come and meet members of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commissioner at a reception on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 4:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the Green Theater at the Portland Expo Center or join us for crabbing/clamming and controlled hunt seminars. For more information about Oregon’s largest outdoor industry trade show, visit the NW Sportsmen’s Show website.

Winter steelhead fishing now in full swing

Winter steelhead fishing is in full swing in many parts of Oregon, with good conditions and catch rates reported in many locations throughout Oregon. Alert anglers will keep any eye on their favorite streams to look for the perfect combination of color, temperature, and flow. They also will keep an eye on the weekly Recreation Report to see which rivers are beginning to get fish and where they’re distributed in the river.

NW Permit Goose Hunting reopens

NW Permit Goose Hunting is open Feb. 6-March 10 and some other late goose seasons are open in February and March. Remember regulations for NW Goose hunting are easier now; hunters do not need to visit check stations.

For something different, the walleye are biting in the Columbia

Ever tasted walleye? It is easily one of the tastiest fishes on any seafood menu. For the past couple of weeks anglers have been reeling in some nice walleye on the Columbia River in The Dalles and John Day pools. This is one of the lesser known fantastic fishing opportunities Oregon has to offer this time of year.

New year-round trout fishing streams

Anglers rejoice: Many waterbodies are now open to year-round fishing for trout. See the new 2016 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations for details.

Learn to fish and hunt at an ODFW class

We’ve got a variety of classes coming up, see our calendar of events for the latest

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