The DEC estimates that anglers caught 96,000 and kept nearly 54,000 Chinook salmon in 2017.
(U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service photo)LEABURG, Ore. — More than 1.5 million juvenile fish evacuated from a hatchery after last year’s Columbia Gorge wildfire are being released into rivers for their journey to the Pacific Ocean. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildfire says a half-million coho evacuated from a hatchery in Cascade Locks were released last week in the…
State biologists fear the winter steelhead could go extinct in the Molalla, Santiam, McKenzie and Middle Fork rivers – four key tributaries to the Willamette River.