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MEAT SHOOT NOV. 27 at WALLOWA
• A meat shoot is scheduled starting at 9 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, at the Wallowa Rod & Gun Club Clubhouse on Lower Diamond Lane. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Novices are welcome, and there will be games for nonshooters. More information is available by calling Randal at 541-886-4625 or 541-886-3245, Curtis at 541-786-0814 or John at 541-886-8802.
Ladd marsh Waterfowl hunting
• Ladd Marsh relies on precipitation and some irrigation water to fill wetlands. Some early rains as well as good flows of irrigation water has added to the wetlands with huntable water. Success has been slightly below average as weather conditions have been warm and clear. Water can currently be found in a few ponds on both sides of Peach Road. For more specific water conditions, call the office at 541-963-4954.
Grande Ronde River
• Steelhead season is in full swing on the Grande Ronde and anglers are finally finding fish consistently. Similar to other Columbia basin runs, the Grande Ronde stock is tracking below expectations this year.
Haines and North Powder Ponds
• Were stocked with pounder and legal-sized rainbow trout in mid-October.
• Currently at 25 percent of capacity and that is up some due to recent precipitation in the region. There is still a lot of algae present in the upper portions of the lake but the shorter days and colder weather should help to clear things up. There have been recent reports of anglers catching trout up to 20 inches this fall.
Bass and crappie fishing is slowing down as we move into fall/winter months and the fish move into deeper water.
• Storage is at 14 percent of capacity and refilling. Fishing has been fair for rainbow trout, with the average size being 14 to 15 inches.
The water level is below the bottom of the boat launch, but small boat can be launched.