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New guide outlines 65 key fishing spots in Lane County

March 17, 2015

Springfield, Ore. - Anglers in Lane County now have a new guide to more than five dozen fishing spots, from the Oregon Coast to the Cascade Mountains.

In a partnership between the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Travel Lane County, the guide "65 Places to go Fishing in Lane County" offers key details to help novice to expert anglers navigate their way to the region's lakes, rivers and streams.

"We are excited to offer local and visiting anglers a piece that shows the diversity and extent of fishing in our area," said Samara Phelps, Director of Visitor Services, at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center. "Whether it's fishing on the Oregon Coast or on the McKenzie River, we hope to inspire new and experienced anglers to explore locations across the county."

The guide outlines the types of fish found or stocked in each locale, as well as key amenities such as boat launches, picnic areas, camping facilities, disabled access and restrooms. Listings also include whether parking, day-use or other fees apply.

A map inside pinpoints the 65 fishing spots located in and around Eugene, Springfield, Cottage Grove, Dexter, Leaburg, Blue River, Oakridge, Florence, Veneta, Junction City and Cheshire. A QR code can be scanned for easy mobile map access.

"We know there are many popular fisheries here, but realize that we have some locations that don't get the attention they merit," said Shannon Richardson, Fisheries Biologist, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. "Partnering with Travel Lane County allows us to get the word out about the angling opportunities in Lane County and empower people to get outdoors and get fishing."

The guide features full-color illustrations of common fish found in Lane County waters to help anglers identify everything from Chinook salmon and largemouth bass to rainbow trout and crappie. Tips for embarking on a fishing trip via a drift boat, pontoon or kayak provide helpful hints for successful, safe trips.

A total of 10,000 guides have been printed and will be distributed at key locations through the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and information centers. Travel Lane County will distribute them at the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Downtown Visitor Center and the Adventure Center in Springfield, as well as at key partner venues from hotels to trade shows.  Guides are also available for download at ODFW and Eugene, Cascades & Coast websites.

For more details about the new guide and other fishing information on Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, licenses, recreation reports and stocking schedules, contact the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
3150 E. Main St., in Springfield
(541) 726-3515
www.odfw.com

Eugene, Cascades & Coast Adventure Center
3312 Gateway St., in Springfield
(541) 484-5307
Open Daily 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
www.EugeneCascadesCoast.org

Travel Lane County is a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending. In 2013 visitors to Lane County generated more than $575 million in spending for Lane County's economy. Travel Lane County is funded by room tax paid by visitors using area lodging facilities and campgrounds.

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Contact:

Shannon Richardson, Fisheries Biologist, Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
541-726-3515 x 28
Shannon.e.richardson@state.or.us

Stephen Hoshaw, PR & Social Media Manager, Travel Lane County
541-743-8760; 800-547-5445
Stephen@EugeneCascadesCoast.org

 
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