Turtle Rock News Blog: March 2012
2012 is predicted to be a record-breaking salmon fishing year! Our guest Paul caught two wild Chinook (33 & 34 pounds) in Hunter Creek in Nov. 2011. Nice fish, Paul!
Record-breaking Salmon Fishing Forecast for 2012!
Major returns of Spring & Fall Chinook salmon are forecast for the 2012 Gold Beach, Oregon fishing season. The salmon runs have been building for several years, hence the expectations of a record year!
"The reason for the big improvement is ocean upwelling conditions that have created great food distribution for smelts," said Steve Byerlin, a local Gold Beach fishing expert.
Fishery managers have revised their long time models to be more accurate which makes the forecast even more exciting. Salmon fishing on the Rogue River, just three miles from Turtle Rock Resort, should be great. Last year on Hunter Creek (right at Turtle Rock) folks caught 30 and 40 pound-plus fall Chinook!
March through November is when the salmon run. Come join us - it should be a spectacular year for fishing!
Whales are Coming!
Whales are returning from Mexico with their newborns. Whale Watch Spoken Here is March 24 through March 31. 18,000 gray whales will pass by!
Turtle Rock Guests Find Treasure
Two happy Turtle Rock Resort guests found a glass ball on the beach north of Turtle Rock. Come try your luck through April! Learn more about the 3rd Annual Gold Beach Glass Ball Hunt.
Gray whales are most often spotted, but others seen include Minke, Humpback, Blue, and Sperm whales. Orcas, the largest of the dolphins, are also seen in Oregon.
Some happy Turtle Rock Resort guests found treasure - a glass ball from the 3rd Annual Gold Beach Glass Ball Hunt!
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