Turkeys in a field
The spring turkey hunting season opens April 15. (Photo by Getty Images)

The spring turkey hunting season opens April 15. To help plan for the upcoming season, ODFW offers a variety of turkey hunting information. And that’s not counting these 10 tips for taking toms.

Watch for migrating whales

Gray whales will be visible from the Oregon Coast during their annual northern migration — usually lasting from the end of March into June. Learn more about good places to spot them.

Mandatory reporting for 2022 hunts

If you purchased a tag for a late-season 2022 hunt, you must report your hunt by April 15. Even if you were unsuccessful or didn’t hunt. Ways to report.

Best bets for weekend fishing

All north and mid-coast stocking locations have been stocked this year. Fish are hungry and available. Time to go fishing.

• Steelhead are still being caught daily in the Nestucca and Wilson rivers.

• The Middle and Upper Rogue are seeing regular steelhead action. Fresh winter and down runners have been caught. There are also half-pounders available. 

• Lost Creek Lake has been fishing well for trout. The addition of 15,000 legal trout this week should result in easy limits. 

• Anglers report pretty good striped bass fishing in the Coquille Basin, Smith River and mainstem Umpqua.

• Anglers are catching bottomfish off the Coos Bay jetties.

• Redtail surfperch fishing has been very good on southern Oregon beaches like Horsefall and Bullards.

• The Hood River is seeing a great return of winter steelhead this season.

• Fishing for holdover rainbow trout in Krumbo Reservoir has been good.

• Trout fishing on the lower Owyhee has been good recently with some anglers averaging five trout per hour.

• Anglers have been successful fishing the Powder River arm of Brownlee Reservoir for bass, trout and perch.

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