It’s fishing season, and I can’t say it’s off to a great start. I’ve digressed into telling my customers how it was in the “good ol’ days.” But really, we’re in the peak of the Buoy 10 fishery, and with 960,000 adult Chinook in the forecast, folks are pretty excited about their opportunities this year. […]
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ERAs will help to protect important offshore fishing grounds. Photo by John McMurray. The angling community should be firmly behind identifying and designating Ecologically Rich Areas I suppose I should start here by explaining what exactly an “Ecologically Rich Area” (ERA) is. As you may have guessed, it’s simply what scientists have determined is an […]
Coho Salmon in Oregon’s Tillamook State Forest. Photo courtesy Wikipedia/Oregon Department of Forestry The world famous Buoy 10 fishery is about to explode and anglers are ready for it after what’s been a less-than-impressive summer salmon season. You’ve heard me say it before, we’ve seen some of the best fishing of our lives in the […]
It’s important that we stand up for the fish… if we don’t… there will be no fish to catch. That’s why when I hear political leaders talk about taking fish because “This is about states’ rights,” rather than saying, “It’s about the fish,” it sets off alarms for me. I am not a fisheries manager, […]
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