Is March too early for a fly fishing trip? When does the season start? -Doug
There are some serious fly fishers who will fish in March but I would say later in the spring it gets even better.
Many of the rivers that get salmon and steelhead runs do not open until the third week of May to protect the young salmon and steelhead that are migrating to sea. Most lakes open during the third week of April or are open year-round.
Check out regulations here: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/licenses_regs/regulations.asp
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Ask Oregon Fishing Ambassador David Johnson has an Associate's Degree in Fisheries, has been guiding for 19 years in Oregon, Washington and Alaska, and has authored or been featured in over 100 local and national magazines. He has also been a regular guest on NW radio and television programs. A resident of Tillamook County, David also enjoys hunting, clamming, crabbing and other outdoor recreation. Find out more about David's guiding service at www.davidjohnsonfishing.com.