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Best bets for fishing

  • Now is the time to fish for spring Chinook on the Willamette River.
  • Spring Chinook fishing will close on the Columbia River after April 7, but the season will just be heating up on the Willamette, Rogue, Umpqua and Nestucca rivers, and in Tillamook Bay.
  • Spring trout fishing can be excellent! Dozens of locations throughout the state have been or will be stocked with legal-size or larger trout. Some notable examples from this week’s schedule: Foster Reservoir (10,000 fish), Henry Hagg Lake (16,000) and Detroit Reservoir (18,000).
  • Take the family fishing

    ODFW sponsors over 30 free Family Fishing Events throughout the state during spring, early summer and fall. At these events, ODFW staff and volunteers will be there to show you how to bait a hook, cast a rod, and land a fish. We’ll even have rods, reels and tackle for you to borrow for the day. You’ll find a description of all the upcoming events on the MyODFW.com Workshop & Events page.

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