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$ Page 11 Hells Canyon Journal June 2, 2004 by John Garrigus Sponsored by: ~D~vid Mark Wil/iar~s Construction Renovation Restoration Oregon CCB # 112481 Tel: 541-742-7019 Fax: 54 1-742-7015 h 0 i1 Anglers who enjoy a little competition in obtaining their crappie filets are heading for Richland this weekend, June 5 and 6, to participate in the S, econd Annual Brownlee Crappie Tournament. Rich- land officials and Brownlee Boosters are to be commended for offering crappie lovers additional reasons to get their jigs skipping in this impound- ment. See details on page 1 of this issue of the HCJ. , This past weekend marked the beginning of the summer recreational season, with most recreation areas being utilized to near capacity. The price of gas, while quite a hindrance to those with lim- ited means, did not seem to slow most recreational activi- ties. Many will choose to stay and play closer to home rather than spending the majority of one's funds simply getting to and from the out-of-doors. Unthinking, I hoped to take advantage of a warm afternoon this past weekend and hit a favored, and usu- ally unnoticed, fishing spot without considering the hell- north and east, and the possi- bilities become a month-long project. Friday, June 11, the Or- egon Fish and Wildlife Com- mission will meet in Baker City to set this fall's controlled hunt tag numbers and to con- sider a citizen's request to change the razor clam season in Clatsop County. The seven-member panel is the policy making group for the Oregon Department ofFish and Wildlife and meets monthly to consider fish and wildlife issues in the state. This meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Best Western Sunridge Inn, Sunridge Room in Baker City. In conjunction with the meeting, the commission will be in the area Thursday, June 10 to tour several sites in the Grande Ronde watershed starting at 8:00 a.m.. The all- day tour will include over- views of issues related to the sage grouse and its possible inclusion for listing under the Endangered Species Act, Brownlee Reservoir warm- water game fish issues, Hells day weekend. Our "secret" Canyon recreational access spot was cheek to jowl with and reliscencing issues, the weekend anglers, forcing reintroduction of bighorn home the point that summer sheep and mountain goats to has begun. Hells Canyon, and Hells Can- the general public. Too often, I hear the com- plaints from outdoor enthu- siasts about such issues by folks who are not willing to take advantage of the ample opportunities the ODFW of- fers to give input. This is your chance. With Idaho Power's assurance that water levels will be held in the Brownlee Reservoir conducive to crap- pie and the bass spawn ac- tivities for the summer, an- gling will be improving as the waters warm. Perch anghng has been good as well. Be reminded that there is a 12- inch minimum in Brownlee Reservoir for bass. Some dandy trout can usually be managed near the mouths of entering streams and just below Brownlee Dam. Bait held on the bottom is the trick here for trout. The water temperature in Oxbow is a cool 58 degrees, reflecting the unsettled weather of the past week. Trolling for trout is good, and catfish anglers are doing well below the dam. Crappie an- gling is still slow but improv- ing. Bass angling is good, but be reminded that it is catch- and-release until June 30. Crappie angling is picking the South Fork of Burnt River, Ladd Pond and Wallowa Lake were all stocked in the past week. Phillips Reservoir is about 60 percent full. Best to take advantage of this recent stocking before the cata- strophic perch population again takes over. Coast: Crabbing has been fair coast-wide. Razor clam- ming is open north of Tilla- meek Head to the Columbia. Clamming for other species is open coast-wide. Be re- minded that anyone over the age ofl4 must possess a shell- fish license when tackling clams and other shellfish. Razor clamming had been good the past two weeks until storms swept through. Perch angling in the coastal estuaries is fair. Tillamook Bay has been fair for pile perch. When seas allow, charter boats are doing well for rock- fish and the occasional ling cod. Halibut trips have been reporting limits as the norm. Yaquina Bay anglers are still landing a few herring. Coos Bay, Winchester Bay and the mouth of the Chetco are all good for herring, shad, anchovy, sardine and smelt. Between now and July, depth is usually the differ- ence here, so watch your fel- low anglers and adjust depth accordingly. Change lure col- ors as well if the fish are not willingly biting. "Fish for Free" June 12 and 13 Like to try for a mess of crappie but don't have a current Oregon fishing license? Head on down to Snake River on June 12 or 13 and fish on the Oregon side. This year is the 16th anniversary of the Free Fishing Weekend in Oregon. Licenses and tags are not necessary to fish in Oregon on those dates, but angler s are required to follow all regulations for species and daily catch limits. Local event locations and clinic locations, plus contact information follow: Baker County Farewell Bend State Park, 541-869-236, Ext. 26, June 12, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Disabled access available. Unity Lake State Park, 541-446-3351, June 12, 10 a.m.- i p.m. Union County Morgan Lake, 541-963-2138, June 12, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wallowa County Marr Pond, 541-426-5682, June 12, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ii4',k Burial & Cremation 1 824 Estes Street Baker City Go crematory direct... we're worth a call Call Toll Free 1-866-523-3131 e Near the top of the practi- yon fall chinook, big gameup in Hells Canyon Reser- many will be tossing spin- cally endless list of the ad- winter, range/upland bird voir. Bass and trout angling ners for shad. While many .J Af "" vantages of residing in the hunting and salmon and is good. focus on the Columbia, the C, otqour / fom a great state of Oregon is the steelhead reintroduction is- Below Hells Canyon Dam, WillametteandUmpquaboth sues. Members of the public who wish to attend the tour may do so utilizing their own transportation. In addition, an informal meeting will be held at the Sunridge Inn at 7:00 p.m. Thursday with members of the commission as well as ODFW staffers to answer questions and concerns with the river is open to the reten- tion of spring Chinook - two chinook per day, barbless hook required. Minimum flows this past weekend averaged between 9,500 and 10,000 cubic feet per second. Flows Monday averaged just over 19,000 cfs. Phillips Reservoir, Powder River #2, just below the dam fact that seasons here have little to do with the actual ebb and flow of angling, hunting and other outdoor activities. Any time of the year, the en- thusiast may find plenty of options involving their fa- vored sport. Snow skiers, water-skiers, ATV riders, snowmobilers, white-water enthusiasts and bicyclists were all in plentiful evidence thispast weekend, as were anglers, bird watchers and other tourists. And while not an outdoor activity in the sense usually covered in this column the baseball'fan may easily spend a week or better in the state watching one of the three "A" league short-season minor league teams, the Portland Beavers AAA team or innu- merable semi-pro or amateur teams. Expand the list to our neighboring states to the WANTED YARD SALES SERVICES FOR SALE SERVICE DIREC-ORY CONSTRUCTION SATELLITE TITLE COMPANY cCB# 0114135 Free Estimates Cass & Pattie Vanderwiele .... 19876 Highway 86 Work: 523-6648 Baker City, OR 97814 Home: 523-6075 FAX: 523-2610 SAND" GRAVEL. CONCRETE 1-800-606-6648 "Our to is cot " ELKHORN TITLE CO, SERVICE have substantial shad popu- fhoy'r# gone/ lations as well. If angling in the Colum- bia, one needs heavy gear to get to the fish. Many will pre- fer the Willamette and Umpqua, as lighter gear may be used for more action. A few feet difference in CLASSIFIED AD DEADLINE IS 10:00 AM MONDAY ,i ' 3 ' 3 iflil ! 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Chain saws, hand REAL E ;TATE CORRAL POLES for sale. For saws, circularsaws, scissors, clip- prices call 377-9218. Cheapest 80 ACRES FOR SALE: 3br per blades & knives. Cal1742-6330. place around. 6/2 house, 2+bath, gas fireplace, ~ "-----" large msterbdrm w/walkin closet, ]~ ~~] O/g( DINING ROOM SET &MaploIg utility rm. 2car garage. Barn,0PEDlC dining room set. Pat's Pretties at sheds. 541-742-6444. 6/30 Body Work Quilts Plus, 742-5040 A orSl"RO CAB HIGH CANOPY f HOUSE FOR SALE on 75x100' I Chronic Pain ] [ In~ Thomp=on-Ne,~d~rry, LM.T. I lot. New roof, windows, carpet, [ 74Z-4088 ] 2001 Dodge PU. Blue, full length vinyl flooring. New shop, fruit bed, lighted, carpet lined, sliding side windows. $500.00 742-5425 JACOB'S DREAM STOREWIDE CLEARANCE June 3rd & 4th; $3 Bag Sale on clothing. Household items - buy one get one free. 6/2 OLDER REFRIGERATOR, runs well, $20 OBO. Wanted: Small electric lawnmower, 742-3372. 6/2 trees, deck, raised garden. $68,500. 335 2nd Place in Richland. Call 541-893-6031. t/f HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER 6-yr-old mfg house on 100'x100' lot. 3br, 2bth, fireplace. Lg porch, carport and 10'x14' storage rm. Excellent cond. Please call 742- 6444 for info or to see. FOR RENT HELP WANTED ATTN: VACATIONERS: Cabin for Bobbl h4owe 74.z-70Z8 74Z-7ZOZ FOS31ER CARE We currently have openings for that special senior who needs help but wishes to stay CONSTRUCTION LAUNDROMAT NEED ~OMEONE to do odd jobs rent, sleeps up to 10 people, fully in a home-like atmosphere. Ask ' ' [ ~:~{~ ~ ] in Richland frm fix uP t repair furnished with kitchen' bath & fr Judy r Bb 893"6894 r 893" [COMCO CONSTRUCTIONI SBF UTy& Oal ffree jobs. Call John at 208-743-5263 laundry. Great for family get- 6249 North Home Foster Care. I I aunOromt SECRETARY/BOOKKEEPER I ~ ~ Bucket Trucks I [ ~ ,.~Caterpillars. 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