Recreation Report: Crabbing typically best in the fall

Fall is typically the best time of year to crab. Beginning in September, crabs will have filled out with more meat, and you’ll find more crabs in bays and estuaries thanks to drier weather. Pick up some pointers about how to crab.

Find the latest fishing regulation update

They’re always at the top of the Recreation Report in the zone where they’re happening.

Be ready for your hunt

A lot of planning goes into a successful hunt. Make sure you’ve checked all the boxes with the hunter’s checklist.

Sturgeon retention on the Columbia

Anglers will have one more chance to take home a sturgeon, when the retention season on the lower Columbia opens for one more day on Saturday. Find more details.

Go high lakes fishing before the snow

Fall can be an excellent time to fish the high mountain lakes. Fish are trying to bulk up for the winter, the weather can be beautiful and the mosquitoes are dying down. The fishing can be good until snow starts to limit access. Learn more about fishing the high lakes.

Clock is ticking for small stream anglers

Trout fishing on many small streams along the coast closes at the end of October. That’s just six more weeks to enjoy fishing for resident and sea-run cutthroat trout before the season ends.

2020-21 game bird hunting forecast

A look at the upcoming hunting season for upland and migratory game birds.

Limited wild coho seasons open Sept. 15

Wild coho retention seasons will open Sept. 15 in the Tillamook, Nestucca, Siletz and Coos basins. See the regulation update sections at the top of the NW and SW zones.

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