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    SIUSLAW NEWS ❚ WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2015
SHS wrestling
family potluck
Sunday
Family
members
of
Siuslaw wrestling will be
having a potluck get-together
Sunday, Sept. 20, from 2 to 6
p.m., at the new Sand Ranch
Rock Shop next to Sand
Master Park, 5251 Highway
101 (north of Fred Meyer).
Barbecued meat and bev-
erages will be provided.
Bring a favorite side dish,
salad or dessert.
There will be horseshoes,
sandboarding and a chance
for everyone to share memo-
ries, photos and stories.
For more information, call
541-912-5020.
ATHLETE
OF THE
WEEK
Prefontaine Run to celebrate 35 years Saturday
COOS BAY — Applications
are now being accepted for the
2015 Prefontaine Memorial
Run. The 10,000-meter road
run is slated for 10 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 19, in down-
town Coos Bay, and is held in
conjunction with the Bay Area
Fun Festival.
Those special qualities that
made Steve Prefontaine a hero
to track fans more than four
decades ago are still creating
new admirers. Many who were
not born when Pre was setting
records, or ever saw him com-
pete, are inspired by his endur-
ing example of courage, feisty
determination and charisma.
Now in its 35th year, the
popular run got its start when a
group of Coos Bay citizens
decided it was time that Steve
Prefontaine’s hometown did
something to honor its favorite
son.
Awards will be given in five-
year age groups. First- through
third-place finishers in each
division will receive awards.
Additionally, a trophy will be
presented to the top finishers in
the men’s and women’s open
and wheelchair divisions.
SALEM — Wild coho sea-
sons on many coastal rivers and
bays openned Tuesday. This
year rivers in 11 basins on
Oregon’s coast will be open for
wild coho harvest including
Tillamook Bay, Nestucca Bay,
Siletz, Yaquina, Alsea, Beaver
Creek, Siuslaw, Umpqua,
Coos, Coquille and Floras
Creek and New River.
In
addition,
Tenmile,
Siltcoos and Tahkenitch lakes
are having wild coho seasons.
Fishery managers are pre-
dicting there will be 206,600
Fishing
from 1B
YAQUINA
RIVER:
compared to 2014, while the
Umpqua will join many other
basins that have been moved
away from specific harvest
quotas.
Instead biologists are imple-
menting a fixed season length.
River-specific seasons, quo-
tas, bag limits and closed areas
can be found on the ODFW
website at www.dfw.state.or.us
/resources/fishing/coastal_salm
on_seasons.asp .
While 2015 is the seventh
year in a row that Oregon’s
coastal rivers will open to the
harvest of wild coho, fishery
managers are sounding a cau-
tionary note for the near future.
“We’re coming off some
very robust years for wild coho,
but based on what we’re seeing
with ocean conditions, anglers
should begin preparing for
smaller wild coho returns and
reduced harvest opportunities
in upcoming years,” according
to Chris Kern, ODFW fish divi-
sion deputy administrator.
mornings when river tempera-
tures are the coolest. River con-
ditions are very low and warm
for this time of year. The main-
stem Yaquina and Big Elk
Creek are good places to try
casting small spinners or
spoons as well as bait fishing
near the head of tide.
UMPQUA RIVER, SOUTH:
Tenmile Lakes is open all year
for trout but trout fishing has
been slow.
Bass anglers have been
catching several largemouth
bass in Tenmile Lakes. Bass
can be found this time of the
year in shallow water near
structure like logs or weed
lines.
40-fathoms.
The Summer All-Depth hal-
ibut season opened this past
weekend and will be open
every other Friday-Saturday
until the quota of 43,908
pounds is met.
Fishing for bottom fish is
restricted to inside the 30-fath-
om curve.
• SALMON
Much of the Oregon coast
(Cape Falcon to the OR/CA
border) is open for all salmon,
including coho as of Sept. 4 for
nonselective coho salmon sea-
son from Cape Falcon to
Humbug Mt.
North of Cape Falcon, the
fin-clipped
coho
fishery
remains open and has been
very good to anglers. Anglers
fishing in this area are remind-
ed that no more than one
Chinook is allowed in the daily
limit of two salmon.
The Columbia River Control
Zone is closed.
• PACIFIC HALIBUT
The Columbia River Subarea
(Cape Falcon north to
Leadbetter Point, Wash.)
nearshore fishery is open daily
until Sept. 30 or the quota has
been met; fishing has been
slow.
The all-depth Pacific halibut
fishery in this subarea is closed
for the remainder of 2015.
• TUNA
Recreational albacore catch-
es picked up last week. South
coast anglers averaged four per
person, and landings elsewhere
were good if perhaps spotty. By
most accounts, fish were cruis-
ing 30-40 miles offshore.
• BAY CLAMS
Coos Bay, Yaquina Bay,
Netarts Bay, and Tillamook
Bay are four bays where bay
clams, like gaper clams, butter
clams and cockles, can be
taken if not affected by shell-
fish safety closures. Recent
stock
assessments
have
revealed abundant populations
and that current harvest levels
are sustainable.
• CRABBING
Ocean crabbing is very good
Limits in places: Some ani-
mals still have soft shells. A
soft shell indicates the meat
will be watery and disappoint-
ing. Crabs with hard shells or
that have not recently molted
— look for barnacles on the
shell — are a better option for
the crab kettle.
Siuslaw
H.S.
Hannah Bartlett
Honorable Mention goes to
Viking volleyball setter and
team leader Hannah Bartlett
who recorded 25 assists in a
non-league victory over
Newport.
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All race entrants will receive
a T-shirt especially designed to
commemorate the run. Online
registration is encouraged by
logging on to the Pre Run web-
site at www.prefontainerun.
com.
Registration forms are avail-
able at the visitor information
center, Farr’s True Value
Hardware
and
Nasburg
Huggins Insurance in Coos
Bay. Applicants can also call
for applications or more infor-
mation at 541-267-3165.
On the North Coast, there
will be shortened seasons in the
Tillamook and Nestucca basins
and, due to poorer forecasted
status, the Nehalem will not
open for wild coho at all
(though it remains open for
hatchery coho).
“Our North Coast seasons
are more conservative this year
than 2013-2014, but we still
have opportunity for harvest,”
said Chris Knutsen, ODFW
fish biologist in Tillamook.
Seasons on the Alsea and
Siuslaw also will be shortened
Marshall Teter
Honorable Mention
school teams participated in the
run last year with teams from
Siuslaw, Arcata, Brookings-
Harbor, Creswell, Douglas,
Gold Beach, Henley, Hidden
Valley, Marshfield, Mazama,
North Bend, North Valley,
Oakland, Pacific, Rogue River,
Roseburg,
St.
Mary’s,
Sutherlin, Taft, Waldport and
Yoncalla participating this year.
The entry fee is $30 if made
prior to Sept. 15, and $40 there-
after. High school team com-
petitors must register on athlet-
ic.net and will receive a dis-
counted registration fee.
adult wild coho in the ocean
this summer, most of which
will return to Oregon’s coastal
rivers and streams.
This is slightly below last
year’s predicted return, and sig-
nificantly lower than the 2014
actual return of 359,624 fish.
“Unlike recent years, this
year’s projections are not as
consistent up and down the
coast, resulting in shorter sea-
sons on some rivers, while oth-
ers are very similar to last
year,” said Mike Gray, ODFW
fish biologist in Charleston.
Buying or Selling? I can help.
The senior linebacker had a
phenomenal defensive game
in last week’s non-league
victory over Pleasant Hill,
recording several tackles in
the game and ending two
drives by the Billies. On one
fourth down play he batted
away a pass; then on
another, he forced a fumble
on the goal line, picking it up
and returning it 15 yards.
High school team scores and
college team scores will also be
posted, with the top three teams
from each division receiving
trophies for both men and
women.
The awards ceremony will
be held at noon at Pirate
Stadium adjacent to the finish
line area.
For the past 24 years, there
has been a high school cross-
country team competition as
part of the Pre Run. The high
school team competition will
start at 9:45 a.m.
A large contingent of high
Coastal wild salmon seasons now open to fishing
Cutthroat trout
Cutthroat trout fishing is
slow to fair. The best opportu-
nities are coming in the early
Football
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Liquidation of 4-bay RV
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home decor, household
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Cash/local checks/credit cards
accepted. All sales final.
Sale conducted by Cindy
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to Wecoma, follow signs.
Pictures at
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Steelhead
The South Umpqua River,
including all tributaries, is
closed to fishing for trout,
steelhead, and salmon from 2
p.m. until an hour before sun-
rise. The mainstem South
Umpqua upstream to Jackson
Creek Bridge is open to fishing,
with trout fishing being strictly
catch and release. Catch and
release trout fishing in South
Umpqua tributaries below
Jackson Creek Bridge is also
open, with fishing restricted to
the use of artificial flies and
lures.
Smallmouth bass fishing,
which remains open under nor-
mal rules, should be productive
especially in the morning and
late afternoon/early evening.
Fri.9/18-Sat.9/19
9am.-2pm.
05670 Canary Rd.
1 1/2 ml. up.
Tools, clothes, weight
equipment, furniture,
horse tack, & misc.
“PICC-A-DILLY” Flea
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bass, bluegills
Fishing for largemouth bass
and bluegills has been good in
many of the Coos County
lakes. Fishing for bass will be
best in the mornings and late
evenings. Fish for bluegills
around structure like sub-
merged logs and weed lines.
TENMILE BASIN: Trout,
largemouth bass, yellow perch
Streams in the Tenmile Basin
are open for trout although
there is a 2 p.m. fishing closure
for trout, salmon and steelhead
in streams above tidewater.
Most of the larger rivers will be
too warm for trout and the
water level in many of the
smaller streams is extremely
low. Fishing is restricted to arti-
ficial flies and lures in streams
above tidewater.
The water level in Tenmile
Lakes is extremely low and
boat anglers should use caution
when boating in the lakes.
WINCHESTER
BAY:
Bottomfish, perch
Fishing for bottomfish in the
Triangle and South jetty has
been successful. Perch fishing
has been productive in the bay,
and it was reported that good
size striped perch were being
caught along the jetty.
Crabbing has been improv-
ing, and there have been reports
of coho and Chinook being
caught in the ocean off of
Winchester Bay.
PACIFIC
BEACHES:
OCEAN
and
Bottomfish,
salmon, Dungeness crab, tuna
The ocean is open for har-
vest of Dungeness crab and it’s
been good outside of Coos Bay
and Winchester Bay.
Recreational ocean salmon
season from Cape Falcon to
Humbug Mt. is open for
Chinook salmon. The non-
selective coho season opened
Sept. 4. The bag limit is two
salmon per day, and a mini-
mum size for Chinook salmon
at 24 inches or larger. Fishing
for Chinook from Bandon to
Winchester Bay has been slow.
Tuna fishing along the south
coast was spotty. Some boats
did very well with most fish
caught 20-30 miles off shore.
The nearshore halibut season
opened on July 1. The fishery is
open seven days per week
inside the 40-fathom line.
Anglers have been catching a
few halibut near Bandon inside
Fri.9/18-Sat.9/19
9am.-4pm.
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Florentine estates, use
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