The Great Outdoors: Justesen Ranch & Recreation

If you head north past Madras, there are endless acres of beautiful grasslands as far as the eye can see. In this week’s Great Outdoors, brought to you by Parr Lumber, Brian Jennings takes us to Justesen Ranch and Recreation, where agriculture and recreation go hand in hand.

The Great Outdoors: Kokanee Karnival

There are three sure signs of spring every year in Central Oregon: the re-opening of the Cascade Lakes Highway, the Pole Pedal Paddle event and the annual Kokanee Karnival at Shevlin Pond.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings spent some time at the event where fourth and fifth graders had the chance to learn about local waterways and the trout that inhabit them.

Thanks Brian for that report.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: New Fishing Regulations at Wickiup Reservoir

It’s one of the best places to catch Kokanee in Central Oregon, but the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has changed the rules at one of the area’s best fishing spots. In this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings looks at the new fishing regulations at Wickiup Reservoir.

Thanks Brian for that report. A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Whychus Creek Fish Release

It’s that time of the year when fish are being released into some of your favorite fishing areas in Central Oregon. For this week’s Great Outdoors, Central Oregon Daily’s Brian Jennings was there for the fish release at Whychus Creek.

Thanks Brian for that report and a special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Parr Lumber, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

The Great Outdoors: Teaching Hunting and Fishing to Girls

For generations of Central Oregonians, hunting and fishing can be a rite of passage for young boys. However, today young girls are showing they can do everything the boys can do, and more.

For this week’s Great Outdoors, Brian Jennings introduces us to a couple of parents who are encouraging young girls to learn the finer points of hunting and fishing in Central Oregon.

A special thanks to our Great Outdoors sponsor, Camp Abbot Trading Company in Sunriver, for giving us the time and resources to explore the lakes, rivers and mountains across our beautiful state every Wednesday night on Central Oregon Daily.

Efforts to Preserve Top Fly-Fishing Spot in Central Oregon

There is a stretch along the Crooked River just outside of Prineville that has been known as one of the premiere spots for fly-fishing in the country for more than 50 years. But now, word has gotten out about a massive fish kill in the past couple of seasons and the anglers who contribute so much to the Central Oregon economy are staying away.

The Source Weekly‘s Brian Jennings looks at the events that led to the fish kill, and what’s being done to prevent it from happening again.