Oregon Spring Fishing Guide gives anglers a peek at upcoming season

SALEM, Ore. – Local fish biologists are
predicting some great fishing in 2011 and anglers can see just what
they’re saying about hundreds of water bodies throughout the state
in the 2011 Spring Fishing Guide.

Published by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife every
April, the Spring Fishing Guide describes available access for
boats and bank anglers, water levels, recent regulation changes,
best time of year to fish, where to target your efforts, and tips
on gear, lures and techniques for hundreds of rivers, streams,
lakes and reservoirs.

The guide was released today just before the early-season trout
opener on Saturday, April 23. ODFW already has been stocking dozens
of lakes, ponds and reservoirs with legal-sized and larger trout
and anglers should expect some very productive days on the

While many lakes, reservoirs and some streams throughout the
state will be open to trout fishing on April 23, several other
rivers and streams won’t open until May 28 in order to protect
young salmon and steelhead smolts that are still migrating to the
ocean. Anglers should check the 2011 Oregon Sport Fishing
Regulations for details.


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