Fishin' News & Views - March 2017

Hello everyone,
 
It has come to my attention that some people are still trying to reach me via the old toll free phone number and get a recording that says “ All Circuits Are Busy”, and then try to call at a later time. That number was cancelled a couple of years ago, and I know that it still shows on our brochure and perhaps other media, but it is no longer valid. The best phone number to call is 541-296-5371……..or perhaps even better…..email at Jack@FISHYFS.com
 
The other issue that I have had is purchasing boater passes for Deschutes River Steelhead trips this summer and fall. If you have not booked a trip yet, but would like to, please make contact soon and let’s get some dates picked in order to be able to get a pass. This new “limited entry system” is a bit frustrating, so we just need to plan well ahead.
 
So……..it’s walleye time! They are biting now and should be through most of April. If you want to try to catch these fun and tasty table fare, give a shout and we’ll put a trip together.
 
 
From ODF&W today: Joint State Action
 
The states of Oregon and Washington discussed the following recreational fisheries and took the following actions: White Sturgeon Recreational Fisheries The Dalles Pool (The Dalles Dam to John Day Dam) • Effective 12:01 AM Saturday March 25, 2017 the retention of white sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from The Dalles Dam upstream to John Day Dam and adjacent tributaries is prohibited.
 
Bonneville Pool  • Effective 12:01 AM Saturday March 25, 2017 the retention of white sturgeon in the mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to The Dalles Dam including adjacent tributaries is prohibited.   • For all recreational sturgeon fisheries, catch limits, seasonal sturgeon spawning sanctuary closures, and other restrictions in the 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations pamphlet remain in effect the entire year, including catch and release angling allowed during periods closed to sturgeon retention.
 
 
We still should get a short season in late June/early July for retention, but can catch & release anytime.  
 
Looking forward to a great season and fishing with all of you!
 
 
For general information on our guided trips please peruse our web site and remember to check our Facebook page for more up to date info. on the fisheries as well as photos of happy people holding their catch. Again, you do not need to sign in to view our FB business page at https://www.facebook.com/FishYFS. But if you do, please hit the “like” button. J