Where once there were broken docks, recreational fishermen now gather to cast a line.
In areas that lacked a good fishing hole, kids visit one with mom or dad – and without a long car ride to get there.
A lengthy list of completed projects highlight the progress of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 25-year angling enhancement plan, now about one-third of the way through its established timeline.
The numbers underline the Restoration & Enhancement Board’s commitment to providing Oregon anglers with a place to fish and fish to catch, as well as fishing education for residents in urban and rural areas throughout the state.
“One of the things that we’re very careful to look at is what’s the benefit for fishermen,” said Richard Heap, who serves on ODFW’s R&E board. “The bottom line is it’s their money.”