Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Oregon DFW Recreation Report

                                                 Hunting, Fishing, Wildlife Viewing
July 3, 2012
Quillback Rockfish
Quillback Rockfish
- Photo by Bob Swingle, ODFW -
Answer the call of the sea
As in salmon, tuna and rockfish. Ocean coho opened July 1 and while the season has started a little slow, we’ve been getting reports of good fishing for rockfish and tuna.
Miss the May 15 deadline? You can still purchase a preference point
New this year, preference points are on sale from July 1-Nov. 30. Hunters that did not apply for a controlled hunt or purchase a pt saver by May 15 are eligible. Find out more
Choices for summer time fishing
In many parts of the state, the cool start to the summer means trout fishing continues to be pretty good at the same time warm water fishing is picking up. Decisions, decisions. Check out the zone reports for details.
Summer Wildlife Viewing
Find out where to see wildlife near you whether you are at home or on vacation. ODFW’s Wildlife Viewing Map features 235 great places to see wildlife in the state. Learn where tidepooling is good and where to see bighorn sheep and blue herons!