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Oregon Enacts Emergency Fishing Regulations

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Howard Prairie Lake

Hot weather is tough on all living things.

High temperatures and low water levels are making it really hard for fish to survive.

In response, Oregon Fish and Wildlife just put emergency fishing regulations in place, largely to reduce stresses on fish when and where the water is at its warmest.

The regulations also include increased bag limits in places like Howard Prairie and Hyatt lakes, where there's too little water to support the numbers of fish.

Shaun Clements from ODFW visits with other rules.

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