Ice fishing on Diamond Lake – spots still available on Sunday, Feb. 10

For the first time in decades, Diamond Lake is open to year-round fishing. To help you take advantage of this great winter fishing opportunity, ODFW is hosting an ice-fishing workshop at Diamond Lake Resort on Feb. 9 and 10. There are still spots available on Sunday, Feb. 10. (Sorry, but Saturday’s class is full.) Geared toward the whole family, the workshop is $40 for adults and $10 for children, and includes instruction, use of equipment and lunch. For more details and to register go to the ODFW webpage.

Look for winter steelhead fishing to pick up

Low, clear flows have made winter steelhead fishing a challenge in many parts of the state. Look for warmer temperatures and a little rain to put fish on the move and improve the bite. Check the zone reports for some potential hotspots.

Hunters: Report your deer and elk tags by Jan. 31 to avoid $25 penalty fee!

You must complete a hunter harvest survey for each deer, elk, pronghorn, cougar, bear and turkey tag purchased—even if you weren’t successful or didn’t go hunting. Report online at (or at ODFW’s website under Hunting) or call 1-866-947-6339. Hunters that fail to report 2012 deer and elk tags by the deadline (Jan. 31, 2013 for most hunts) will be fined $25 when they purchase a 2014 hunting license.

Final week of waterfowl and upland bird hunting

Celebrate the end of the season with one last hunt. What better way of ending the season than by exploring a new area. Check out the for ideas. For hunters in zone 1, duck hunting ends Jan. 27. Upland game bird hunting ends Jan. 31 statewide.

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  1. What type of clamming is there around Newport? Heading down to South Beach, and was wondering what to do, while we are down there. Thought about bringing the boat, and the crab pots, but heard the crabbing has been poor. So looking for something else to entertain us while down there. Please help.

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