SALEM, Ore. – Are you looking for opportunities to catch warmwater fish? A new series of brochures is now available from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife that provides information on where to find warmwater fish and what tackle and techniques to use to catch them. Full color drawings help anglers identify warmwater fish species which include bass, crappie, perch, bluegill and others.
“The brochures are a great resource for the angler who is new to warmwater fishing,” said Rhine Messmer, ODFW Recreational Fisheries Program manager. “But even experienced anglers will find the information helpful. With this new series we are hoping to introduce folks to the variety of warmwater angling opportunities available throughout Oregon and encourage them to try a warmwater angling outing.”
There are ten brochures covering different areas of the state. Each includes a map and table of recommended warmwater fishing locations and diagrams showing basic tackle and techniques.
“The brochures provide anglers with the information they need for an easy and successful warmwater fishing experience,” Messmer said. “We’ve highlighted a lake or reservoir in each area and provided a map of the waterbody and more detailed site and fishing information.”
The Warmwater Fishing in Oregon brochures are free and available at most ODFW offices. An online version of the brochures is available on the ODFW website, www.dfw.state.or.us.
The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The agency consists of the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, a commission-appointed director and a statewide staff of approximately 950 permanent employees. Headquartered in Salem, ODFW has regional offices in Clackamas, Roseburg, Bend, and La Grande with ten district offices located throughout the state. For additional information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us.
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