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October 18, 2016

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Coho Salmon
Coho Salmon
-Photo by Rick Swart-

Here come the coho

Coho are showing up in a number of field reports this week, with these popular NW salmon showing up in creels as far inland as Pendleton, at the mouth of the Umatilla, and throughout the Columbia and Willamette systems. Coho are now available in the Sandy, Clackamas, Eagle Creek, Willamette, Molalla, North Santiam, and the Columbia River with more on the way.

Turkey hunting open Oct. 15-Dec. 31 in western Oregon

Eastern Oregon turkey hunts have sold out but there are still tags left for western Oregon, purchase anytime before going hunting.

NW Permit Goose opens Oct. 22.

Don’t forget to pick up your annual permit.

Learn steelhead fishing at ODFW workshop in Troutdale Nov. 5

People who want to learn how to fish for steelhead in Northwest rivers are invited to a workshop at Glen Otto Regional Park in Troutdale on Saturday, Nov. 5, where expert steelhead fishermen will cover such topics as selecting the right equipment, common fishing methods, casting, finding fish, plus tips on how to cooking and smoking steelhead. For more information on this or other opportunities to learn new skills, visit or contact Mark Newell, (503) 947-6018,

Cascade elk, Western Oregon deer hunting

Western Oregon rifle deer and Cascade elk season continue. Cascade elk closes Oct. 21. Fire season is officially over and conditions are great for hunting. Cascade elk started slow due to severe weather over the weekend.

Fall Chinook on the move in coastal streams

Fall Chinook are moving into North Coast streams now, and fishing should improve when high waters recede. Take a look at the Kilchis, Nestucca, Trask, and Wilson and try to fit them into your plans, if you desire some great Chinook fishing on the Oregon Coast.

Western Oregon fee pheasant hunts thru Oct. 31 EE Wilson Wildlife Area

ODFW stocks pheasants at this hunt.

Apply by Oct. 31 to bow hunt deer on C2 Ranch

Hunters with a valid, unused general archery deer tag are eligible. Six hunters will win a three-day hunt on this private ranch in Jackson County. Apply here.

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