Wednesday, October 27, 2010

1st General Elk season opens in Troy for 2010

Today marked the opening of Oregon's 1st General Bull season for 2010. Pictured here is "Elmer" the elk, who wintered several years under Mallory bridge and by ODFW Wenaha Game Mgt. head quarters downriver from Troy.

Sadly, Elmer succumbed this spring to natural causes but will live on in the hundreds of photos happy tourists and sight-seers took of him. If you have any great elk photos or stories to tell, please send them to us; we always like to hear of successful hunts or any encounter with our neighbor, Cervus canadensis (AKA Wapiti, or elk)!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Steel Head catch rates improving on Grande Ronde River - Troy, Oregon

Steel head catch rates seem to be improving for fisherman this week on the Grande Ronde river in Troy, Oregon. The Troy Resort's informal reports have been 0 to 8 fish per day this week, as opposed to the last couple of weeks where 0 to 3 fish per day were reported to us. In general, the fish being caught to date seem to be largely native fish with a select few hatchery (clipped adipose fin) fish being caught. With the colder nights and water, we're expecting numbers to continue to improve. This fisherman reeled in a beautiful native steel head today (left photo) and also caught a salmon (right photo); Thanks for sharing the great photos of your catch, Jesse!