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OFC Affiliates

Amato Books
http://www.amatobooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=SFNT
Frank Amato Publications, Inc. is the publisher of two major magazines: Salmon Trout Steelheader and Flyfishing & Tying Journal, plus over 500 fishing and outdoor related book titles and now several videos. Located in Portland, Oregon, Frank Amato has been accommodating outdoor readers for over 40 years. Frank Amato began with Salmon Trout Steelheader (STS) magazine in the 1960s.

Camp Angelos
http://www.campangelos.org/
Nestled in the beautiful Sandy River Valley, Camp Angelos lies along the river’s edge, only 30 minutes by freeway from Portland. This excellent setting offers the opportunity to experience the essential natural qualities that are the heart of Oregon. Within this environment, the camp provides the optimum in facilities: comfortable cabins, modern bathhouse facilities, and a magnificent lodge at the hub of it all.

Don Bishop Studio
http://www.donbishopstudio.com/
Don Bishop is an impressionist painter working in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Originally from Southern California, Don Bishop attended art school at California State University Long Beach, where he received a bachelor’s degree in art. Seeing many of the Early California Plein Air paintings at various museums and galleries had a major influence on the development of Don Bishop’s style.

McKenzie River Inn
http://www.mckenzieriverinn.com/Home.html
McKenzie River Inn converts folks into river people! Spending a day on the river allows you to relax from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Go see for yourself, the natural beauty and exhilaration that a river trip can offer your mind and body.

River City Fly Shop
http://rivercityflyshop.com/
River City is known for large selections including: fly-tying materials, fly-tying tools, varieties of fly rods and fly reels, and classes available for all skill levels including Fly Tying & Casting. River City staff are always available to discuss upcoming or past fly fishing adventures.

Twin Oaks Airpark
http://twinoaksairpark.com/
Twin Oaks Airpark offers a variety of aviation services: Aviation Maintenance, Aviation Fuel, Airplane Rentals (including Tailwheel), Hangar Rentals, Flight Instruction, and of course a privately owned 2465 foot, hard-surfaced, edge-lit runway open to the public.

OFC Prostaff

Chris Nordling
http://www.catchsomefish.net/
On a guided fishing trip with Chris, you’ll be fishing the most productive waters during the peak season with the best bait and gear ready to play that next big fish to the net. Much of the fishing you’ll do with Chris is a hands-on type of fishing where you will be either making casts or placing your bait/lure right where the fish are, and you will feel the bite and power of these awesome fighting fish. Of course there is always time to sit back and relax, take in the various wildlife and natural scenery, and make some special photo memories of your day.

Grant Scheele
http://home.comcast.net/~grantsnwguideservice/
Grant specializes in hands-on bait fishing for salmon and steelhead. Go fishing with him and you won’t spend your day pulling plugs or divers and bait. Your fishing rod will spend the day in your hands and not in a rod holder. Enjoy fishing the scenic Oregon coastal and valley streams for salmon and steelhead.

Ron Lauzon
http://www.theflyfishinginstructor.com/
Fly Fishing/Casting Classes offered Fall, Winter, and Spring at community and state colleges, as well as at parks and recs throughout Portland and surrounding areas. Ron also offers Private, Group and Corporate trips year-round. Single-Handed or Two-Handed (Spey) Guided Fly Fishing trips on Oregon’s rivers (Clackamas river, Deschutes river, John Day river, McKenzie river, Sandy river, and Rogue river) as well as Oregon’s lakes.

Shane Groshong
http://www.fishonnw.blogspot.com/
Shane Groshong is your Oregon fishing guide, offering guided trips throughout the year on many of Oregon’s great rivers and streams. Shane fishes from either a 21′ Koffler Jet Sled (seating 5 passengers) or a 20′ Koffler Driftboat (seating 4 passengers).

Fish

Columbia River Fish Counts
http://www.nwp.usace.army.mil/Missions/Environment/Fish/Data.aspx
Bonneville Dam fish counts.

State of Oregon Fish Counts
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/fish/fish_counts/
To protect and enhance Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.

Fishing

Hawg Quest
http://hawgquest.com/myblog/
The best darn outdoor fishing and hunting adventure show on television today, period!

Nestucca River Outfitters
http://www.nestuccariveroutfitters.com/index.htm/
Open from 5:30 AM until 5:00 PM (winter 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM) seven days a week, Nestucca River Outfitters is located 20 minutes south of Tillamook at the junction of Highway 101 and Highway 22 in the town of Hebo, Oregon. Its location is central to all of the local bays and coastal rivers in Tillamook County and the surrounding area, including Tillamook Bay, Nestucca Bay, Nestucca River, Little Nestucca River, and the Trask, Kilchis, Siletz, Wilson, Miami and Tillamook rivers where some of Oregon’s finest Chinook (King) salmon and steelhead fishing takes place.

Oregon Fishing Forum
http://www.oregonfishingforum.com/
A forum about fishing in Oregon. The forum includes information on trout fishing, salmon fishing, steelhead fishing, and bass fishing in Oregon.

OregonFishing.com
http://www.oregonfishing.com/
An Oregon fishing resource and pontoon boat specialist.

Salmon & Steelhead Journal
http://www.salmonandsteelheadjournal.com/
Salmon & Steelhead Journal was born out of an idea that fishermen in the West crave good, pertinent salmon and steelhead information. Prior to Salmon & Steelhead Journal, such info was nowhere to be found in the marketplace. Now it is. With destination features, coverage of specific sport fishing issues and in-depth technique articles, fishermen now have a magazine they can rely on for the information they want. And more importantly, the information they deserve.

The Guide’s Forecast
http://www.theguidesforecast.com/
The Guide’s Forecast (TGF) provides Oregon fishing reports, fishing forecasts and Oregon fishing tips all written by Oregon fishing guides covering most of Oregon and parts of Washington. TGF’s goal is to help you catch more fish. TGF covers Oregon’s coast, rivers, streams, and lakes for salmon, sturgeon, steelhead, and other species of fish in Oregon and Washington. TGF gathers its information from a wide range of professional fishing guides. Guides with the know-how and customer service you would expect in the Pacific Northwest along with input from skilled local people.

Fishing Shows

Northwest Fly Tyer and Fly Fishing Expo
http://nwflytyersexpo.com/
The largest fly tyer exhibition in the west is in Albany, Oregon. 70 fly tyers exhibiting at one time (over 150 different tyers). The Expo offers indoor fly-casting pools, educational seminars and classes, casting tournament, guides, manufacturers and fly shop exhibitors, raffle & silent auctions daily, and Saturday night banquet and auction.

Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show
http://www.thesportshows.com/pnwss/
The 39th Annual Pacific Northwest Sportsmen’s Show is scheduled for February 5 – 9, 2014 at the Portland Expo Center. The largest show of its kind in the Northwest, this year’s show promises to thrill outdoor enthusiasts from every standpoint.

Fishing Websites

FishingNW.com
http://www.fishingnw.com/
Washington state steelhead fishing can be a great experience for any angler. The mighty Steelhead is one of the most sought-after fish in the entire Northwest. It isn’t much of a mystery as to why. Steelhead is one of the hardest hitting fish in Washington.

iFish
http://www.ifish.net/
Oregon’s premier fishing forum website. More Oregon fishing reports, Oregon fish stories, and Oregon fish pics than any other site.

Piscatorial Pursuits
http://www.piscatorialpursuits.com/bulletinboard.htm
Originally started as a simple “post a note” type of board in 1998, this forum and live chat board has blossomed and split into several distinct categories in recent years.

Westfly
http://www.west-fly-fishing.com/cgi-bin/home
Westfly’s mission is to advance the quality of Western fly fishing by fostering a sense of community, by informing and educating fly fishers, and by financially supporting projects and groups that will improve fly fishing in the West.

General Info

Oregon State Fisheries Library
http://osulibrary.orst.edu/video/aqua.html
Aquaculture and fisheries multimedia collection at Oregon State University.

Government

Alaska Department of Fish & Game
http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=home.main
Home of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website.

NOAA Fisheries West Coast Region
http://www.westcoast.fisheries.noaa.gov/
NOAA Fisheries is dedicated to conserving and protecting Pacific salmon, groundfish, halibut and marine mammals and their habitats under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and other laws.

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/
ODFW is dedicated to protecting and enhancing Oregon’s fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. Agency principles: fiscal integrity, promote workforce enhancement, proactive and solution-based fish and wildlife management, effective relationships based on trust and confidence, work as a team to accomplish missions.

Oregon State Marine Board
http://www.oregon.gov/OSMB/pages/index.aspx
The Marine Board is dedicated to making the waterways safe and enjoyable for a wide range of users. The Marine Board is dedicated to improving recreational boating throughout Oregon and serves boaters through facility improvements, marine law enforcement, boating safety education and boat registration.

Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife
http://www.wdfw.wa.gov/
WDFW is dedicated to providing information resources to protect, restore, and enhance Washington’s fish and wildlife.

Groups

Clackamas Fly Fishers
http://clackamasflyfishers.org/
For more than 20 years the CFF has been one of Oregon’s premier organizations for fly fishing enthusiasts. Experienced fly-fishers, newcomers to the sport, and those new to Oregon will find a home in the CFF. The club offers a wide range of activities and educational opportunities. If you want to learn to build a rod, CFF can show you how. If you’re interested in fly tying, CFF offers monthly fly-tying demonstrations and instruction. If you want to hear from notable experts, CFF’s monthly meetings typically feature an interesting and knowledgeable speaker. Or, if you just want to fish, the club offers a variety of outings throughout the year. And, as you might imagine, there’s no shortage of fishing stories.

North American Fishing Club
http://www.fishingclub.com/
The North American Fishing Club is the largest fishing club in the USA and best known for its award-winning North American Fisherman magazine and TV show.

Northwest Steelheaders
http://www.nwsteelheaders.org/
One of the oldest and most-cherished conservation and sport fishing advocacy organizations in the Pacific Northwest, the Association of Northwest Steelheaders (ANWS) was founded in 1960. The Steelheaders are dedicated to enhancing and protecting fisheries and their habitats for today and the future. ANWS serves all residents of the Pacific Northwest who value strong salmon and steelhead runs, clean water, and the sport of angling. ANWS is the Oregon affiliate of the National Wildlife Federation.

Oregon Guides & Packers Association
http://www.ogpa.org/
The Oregon Guides and Packers Association (OGPA) is a nonprofit trade organization of professional outdoor recreation service providers and their affiliates. Their guides and outfitters are committed to helping outdoor enthusiasts from all walks of life have safe and rewarding outdoor experiences in the Beaver State.

Guides

The Guide Forge
http://www.tgfusa.com/
A select shortlist of Oregon guides, including a few OFC Prostaffers.

Insects

Insect Fossil Classifications
http://www.fossilmuseum.net/Tree_of_Life/PhylumArthropoda/Subphylum-Hexapoda/subphylum_insecta_fossils.htm
Fossils across geological time and evolution.

On Dragonflies & Damselflies
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/arthropoda/uniramia/odonatoida.html
The order Odonata (“toothed ones”) includes some of the most ancient and beautiful insects that ever roamed Earth, as well as some of the largest flying invertebrates ever to have lived. Odonata consists of three groups: Anisoptera (which includes dragonflies), Zygoptera (which includes damselflies), and Anisozygoptera (a relict group represented by only two living species). This order is very diverse with about 5000 species, and its members are easy to observe.

Searchable Insect Database
http://pick5.pick.uga.edu/mp/20q?guide=Groups_Insecta
Our mission is to assemble and share knowledge in order to improve education, health, agriculture, economic development, and conservation throughout the world.

River Levels

NOAA NWS Ocean Prediction Center
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/index.php
National Weather Service Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.

USGS
http://waterdata.usgs.gov/or/nwis/current/?type=flow
As an unbiased, multi-disciplinary science organization that focuses on biology, geography, geology, geospatial information, and water, USGS is dedicated to the timely, relevant, and impartial study of the landscape, the natural resources, and the natural hazards that threaten us. The USGS Science Strategy outlines the major societal issues that USGS science is poised to address.

Roads

Oregon Coastal Atlas
http://www.coastalatlas.net/
Geospatial data and information about the Oregon Coastal Zone.

Oregon Highway Roadcams
http://www.oregon.com/roadcams

Oregon Road Conditions
http://www.tripcheck.com/Pages/RCMap.asp?curRegion=0
The TripCheck website provides roadside camera images and detailed information about Oregon road traffic congestion, incidents, weather conditions, services and commercial vehicle restrictions and registration.

Road Maps
http://www.mapquest.com/
Find places. Get maps, driving directions, and gas prices. View satellite maps and aerial photos. Display an address on a map, view nearby restaurants and business directory listings, and explore street maps and cities.

Tackle & Gear

Shelton Products
http://www.sheltonproducts.com/
Patented Shelton Release self-releasing fish hooks are designed to reduce hook mortality by anglers when catching and releasing trout alive using bait such as floating bait, worms and salmon eggs. The amazing ability to release trout without touching them in any way. Even if you are keeping your catch, getting the hook out couldn’t be easier.

Tides

Moonphase Calendars
http://www.fishsniffer.com/moonphase/
Tidal action is evidence of the moon’s influence upon the waters of Earth. The “Best Days” to go fishing on the moon phase calendars show the days in which fish will tend to feed more aggressively. Using moon phases to plan fishing trips is only one factor in planning a fishing strategy.

Saltwatertides.com
http://www.saltwatertides.com/dynamic.dir/oregonsites.html
Low and High Tide Predictions for Oregon with Sunrise, Sunset, Moonrise, Moonset, and Moon Phase.

Tide & Current Predictor
http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/tideshow.cgi?site=Astoria+%28Tongue+Point%29%2C+Oregon

Weather

Global Hydrology & Climate Center
http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/
Interactive global geostationary weather satellite imagery from the Earth Science Office at NASA Marshall Space Flight in Huntsville, Alabama, and global composite satellite maps from the NCEP Aviation Weather Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

NOAA NWS 10-Day Meteorological Forecast
http://www.nwrfc.noaa.gov/weather/10_day.cgi
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy. NWS data and products form a national information database and infrastructure, which can be used by other governmental agencies, the private sector, the public, and the global community.

NOAA NWS Ocean Prediction Center
http://www.opc.ncep.noaa.gov/index.php
Originates marine weather warnings, forecasts, and guidance in text and graphical format for maritime users in the northern waters of the Atlantic and Pacific. OPC continually monitors and analyzes maritime data, and provides guidance of marine atmospheric variables for purposes of protection of life and property, safety at sea, and enhancement of economic opportunity.

NWS Forecast for Portland
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/total_forecast/index.php?wfo=pqr&zone=orz006&fire=orz604&county=orc051
The starting point for official government weather forecasts, warnings, meteorological products for forecasting the weather, and information about meteorology.

Oceanweather Inc.
http://www.oceanweather.com/data/
Since its formation in 1977, Oceanweather has been fully engaged with support divided between the private and public sector. In the public sector, Oceanweather performs basic and applied research in marine meteorology and ocean response numerical modeling, supported by both US and foreign government agencies. Company staff continue to gain international reputations through active participation in international scientific conferences and research programs, and in open publication.

Pacific NW Coastal Marine Data
http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/marine.php

Terrafin Sea Surface Temp.
http://www.terrafin.com/sstview/index.php
With coverage from Washington to Cabo to Florida to Maine, Terrafin most likely has your region covered. If you don’t see it, ask! Terrafin prepares enhanced charts using only 1-km high-resolution data from the NOAA Polar Orbiting satellites, and processes that data with state-of-the-art Satellite Imaging software.

US Navy Military Weather Site
http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/sat-bin/rain.cgi
Experimental rain rates derived from satellite photographs.

http://totaltrackscleaner.com