• The results are in for this fall’s big game hunts. Hunters should go to and click on “My Hunter Info” in top left corner. You will be asked to enter your Hunter/Angler ID# (which is printed on all licenses and tags and stays the same from year to year), plus your last name and date of birth. Hunters without internet access can call 1-866-947-6339 to get results.

Highway 203 POND

• The pond was last stocked with legal-sized rainbow trout the first week of June. ODFW is currently conducting an angler opinion survey regarding fishing ponds in the Baker Valley. Anglers are asked to take a moment to let ODFW know what they would like for fishing opportunities at these ponds. Survey forms are available at each pond (Hwy 203, Haines and North Powder) or on the ODFW website.


• The Powder River is opens to chinook salmon fishing through Sept. 1. ODFW released 150 spring chinook salmon into the Powder River to create a unique fishing opportunity for anglers. The open area is from Hughes Lane Bridge near Baker City to Mason Dam. The daily bag limit is four spring Chinook. The river below Mason Dam was last stocked with legal-sized rainbow trout on June 21.


• Holdover trout are being caught with a few fish to 18 inches. The lake was also stocked with legal and trophy-sized trout last week, and fishing should be good. Powerbait and spinners will be the best. Bait should be either hung under a float or set on the bottom. Kokanee anglers have been reporting catching daily limits of 25 fish. Kokanee size appears to be improving with reports of fish in the 8-9 inch range and some fish as large as 12 inches.

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