Small Victory for Steelhead---Hopefully many more to come!!

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by TallFlyGuy, Aug 5, 2007.

  1. TallFlyGuy

    TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Looks like Oregon is getting their "poop" together. Blasting dams, and tightening up Wild Fish fisheries. Hope Washington will follow suit!

    Sport-fishing regulations

    NO WILD STEELHEAD TO BE KEPT ON THE N. UMPQUA!!!

    The Commission also adopted 2008 sport fishing regulations.

    Effective Jan. 1, 2008, anglers will no longer be able to keep wild winter steelhead on the Umpqua River. The Commission considered several proposals to eliminate the harvest of wild steelhead and voted to make the fishery catch-and-release only for wild winter steelhead in the mainstem and North Fork Umpqua River. Previously, regulations allowed the harvest of one wild steelhead per day and five per year.

    The Commission also approved wild coho salmon seasons on Siltcoos and Tahkenitch Lakes for this fall and restricted angling opportunities on the Herman Creek Lagoon to handicapped anglers only beginning Aug. 11.

    The 2008 fishing regulations will be available later this year at ODFW offices and license retailers statewide and on the ODFW Web site.
     
  2. Gary Thompson

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    Good to hear, thanks.
     
  3. obiwankanobi

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    Is this the petition that we all signed about three weeks ago or not? If so, then that is great!!
     
  4. wantwetwitch

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    Looks like it to me Obi.

    Well done all, the anglers and wild fish thank you all

    Roy
     
  5. TallFlyGuy

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    Yes it is the petition we all signed!!!:beer2: :beer2:

    Congrats to all and thanks for helping!!!

    Justin
     
  6. Will Atlas

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    Once again, Oregon is light years of WA in steelhead management. Still lots of room for improvement, but the results speak for themselves.

    Will
     
  7. Steelie Mike

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    Let's just hope they do not up the numbers of hatchery fish to make up the difference. A great step none the less. That petition that was signed had many members of this board on it as well as fisherman throught the globe. That was awesome too see.
     

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