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April 14, 2015

Zones: Northwest | Southwest | Willamette | Central | Southeast | Northeast | Snake | Columbia | Marine

Spring Chinook
Carson Swart, 18, of Buckley, Wash., with his spring Chinook.
-Photo by Rick Swart-

Spring Chinook seasons continue

Fishing will continue to improve on the Willamette and on the Umpqua, Rogue and other coastal rivers. The season opens on the Hood and Umatilla rivers in mid-April. And anglers are still catching fish in the ocean.

Check out the zone reports for more information.

Hone your trout and steelhead fishing skills

At one of three ODFW fishing workshops in May:

Registration required. All classes include instruction, use of rod, reel and tackle, and lunch.

Low tides this weekend good for razor clammers

The upcoming set of low tides from April 18-23 will be large in strength and duration. Harvesters should pay close attention to the surf forecasts and be on the beach one to two hours before low tide. See the Marine Zone update for more tips.

Sauvie Island Wildlife Area reopens April 16

It’s a good time to see bald eagles, northern harriers, red-tailed hawks, osprey, sandhill cranes and many other species. See the Wildlife Viewing section of the Willamette Zone.

Spring turkey hunting opens April 15

See the turkey hunting forecast for tips, tactics and reports from local districts.

Free archery instruction, EE Wilson Wildlife Area, April 18

Volunteers from Oregon Bow Hunters will be on hand to teach beginners and intermediate level new archers on April 18 and the 3rd Saturday of every month. No RSVP or pre-registration required. Free but parking permit required; for sale online or at license sales agent but not at wildlife area so get it before you visit.

Controlled Hunts 101 Seminar, ODFW HQ Salem, April 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Learn how the draw works and tips on selecting the right hunt.

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