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Fishing in Oregon: 12th Edition

1000s of updates to reflect important changes both physical and regulatory. Virtually every Lake, Stream, and Bay Managed by ODFW is covered in this award-winning guide to Oregon's more then 1,300+ sportfishing waters. Dozens of maps, index to fly-only waters, and packed with practical information on access and fishing. Photos, 100 detailed maps; 8x11 inches, 424 pgs.

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WHAT’S NEW IN FISHING IN OREGON?
- Shift from stocking fingerlings to stocking larger trout in many lakes (legals, largers, trophy, brood to better compete with illegal introductions)
- Withdrawal from stocking program of 19 lakes with marginal survival rates
- Effects of nine wildfires since 2017 on angler access, safety, and scenery (plus the lingering effects of six previous fires that changed the fishing
landscape)
• 2001 Olallie Lake
• 2002 Biscuit (Babyfoot Lake, Kalmiopsis)
• 2003 B&B Complex (Marion Lake)
• 2007 Cliff Lake (Umpqua N.F.)
• 2008 Lenore Lake
• 2009 Hash Rock (Crooked River)
• 2017 Chetco Bar; Mili (Deschutes National Forest); Burnt River; Eagle Creek
• 2018 Stubblefield (John Day); Watson Creek (Summer Lake watershed); Deschutes Substation; Whitewater (Jefferson Park); South Fork McKenzie

- Longterm effects of the illegal introduction of warmwater fish in some formerly premiere trout lake fisheries (including Davis Lake and Crane Prairie Reservoir among others)
- Effects of illegal introduction into lakes of bait fish (three-spine stickleback, tui chub)
- Introduction of smallmouth bass into the Coquille River
- Healing of some landslide effects (Elk River)
- Some thriving bullhead catfish fisheries
- Loss of Lost Lake Santiam’s quality fishery due to natural causes
- Update on natural kokanee cycles in lakes and reservoirs around the state
- Update on natural crappie cycles in reservoirs around the state
- Failure of some illegal largemouth bass introductions to thrive due to marginal climate conditions (duh!)
- Limitation on access to Weyerhaueser forest lands (costly permit required)
- Privatization of some historic fishing holes on coastal rivers (Oregon Fishing
Club)
- Adjustments to timing for some anadromous runs
- Stabilization of many regulations allowing their reasonable inclusion in Fishing in Oregon for the first time
- Effects on fisheries of generally poor ocean conditions in recent years
- Better clamming information
- Identification of more “good places to camp, swim, and pick huckleberries”
- Recognition of the precariousness of the sturgeon population, while
preserving historic information about sturgeon fishing and encouraging
responsible catch-and-release sturgeon fishing techniques
- Acknowledgment of (temporary?) loss of Mann Lake’s trout fishery due to
persistent low water and high summer temperatures
- Loss of Sycan River’s superior fishing due to persistent low water
- Recognition of the unique qualities of each of the Sprague River’s primary
tributaries and the distinction of its mainstem, resulting in the presentation of the Sprague (See Fishing in Oregon cover) in three separate write-ups: Mainstem, North Fork, and South Fork
- Recognition of the unique characteristics of the Willamette River above and below Corvallis, resulting in coverage as follows: Willamette Falls to Columbia, Corvallis to Willamette Falls, Mckenzie to Corvallis, and Coast Fork to McKenzie
- Effects of increasingly frequent low water years on SE reservoirs (including Thompson, Thief Valley, Warm Springs)
- Anticipation of changes to Klamath River from removal of J.C. Boyle Dam

REVIEWS
“For decades I’ve kept the most recent edition of Fishing in Oregon tucked in the seat pocket of the rig. I’ve read it cover to cover and discovered some of my favorite Oregon waters that way.”
Dave Hughes, An Angler’s Astoria and Pocketguide to Western Hatches

“Every 4 years Maddy writes a love letter to Oregon in the form of this masterful guide. For decades she has cultivated relationships with our waters, fisheries, anglers, and stewards, and her deep knowledge of Oregon emerges from every page. Share this state treasure with your family, friends, colleagues, and anyone new to “Fishing in Oregon.”
–Liz Hamilton, Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association

"When I was a kid, I travelled Oregon in my mind, discovering magic new fishing places via my dog-eared copy of Fishing in Oregon. The full gamut, from the “holy waters” to the small brooks and ponds are all in the regularly updated versions of this angler’s guide to Oregon. Read it thoroughly…and then pack the pickup and go there…first in your imagination and then with your kids. It is the best gift you can give them…and yourself!"
–Jim Martin, retired Chief of Fisheries, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife; Conservation Director, Berkley Conservation Institute; Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame.

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