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ODF&W Offers Fishing Maps For Anglers
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has introduced two new interactive fishing maps to help anglers find fishing locations in the Southwest Region. The maps detail 53 trout stocking sites around the Rogue, Umpqua and South Coast areas of Oregon as well as 50 places to go fishing within 60 minutes of Medford. ODFW’s Southwest Region covers Douglas, Coos, Curry, Jackson and Josephine counties.
The fishing maps can be accessed from ODFW’s website from links in several places, including the trout stocking schedule page, weekly recreation report and more. The maps allow viewers to zoom in for a close-up at the sites in their choice of map, satellite and terrain view. Clicking on the icon opens a text balloon with site photos, links to nearby campgrounds and other points of interest, fish species, and links to ODFW’s weekly recreation report, trout stocking schedule and sport fishing regulations. Users are also capable of generating GPS coordinates and turn-by-turn directions to each site from any starting point.
Trout fishing is the most popular fishery in the state, according to a 2006 ODFW survey of anglers. Of those surveyed, 73 percent said they had fished for trout in the past year. That equates to approximately 420,000 anglers.