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.