When people release illegal fish – goldfish, crappie, bass and bullheads – into lakes or streams, they reduce the survival rates and growth of stocked trout. This was the case with several bodies of water in northeastern Oregon including Balm Creek Reservoir, Kinney Lake, and ponds called Lugar, Boundary, Keyhole, Yellowjacket, Granite Meadows, and Goldfish. Continue Reading →
ODFW has funding for high quality fish cleaning facilities, but needs local sponsors to move them forward.
In Florence, an additional station was added to allow more people to quickly clean their catch. Lights were also added, so recreational fishermen could launch and land their boats at night. This project was administered through the Florence STEP program with support from the Port of Siuslaw.
While in Coquille, the city received a grant to modernize a cleaning station at Sturdivant Park with lights, a fan, new roof, sprayers, and drains. Plans are to also make it ADA compliant.
Cleaning stations support angler access and reduce barriers to those who want to fish.