Newport

Fishing

From the ocean to the rivers to our many lakes and ponds, fishing is both a hobby and a way of life for Oregonians across the state. Today we're sharing a few photos of fishing in action.

Dan Johnson of Des Moines, WA casts his spey rod while fishing guide, Tom Larimer, records his casting for analysis on an iPad app.  Photo by Craig Strong

Dan Johnson of Des Moines, WA casts his spey rod while fishing guide, Tom Larimer, records his casting for analysis on an iPad app. Photo by Craig Strong

Eugene resident Paul Moore fishes for steelhead on the Willamette River near Dexter on Monday, July 15, 2013. Moore moved to Oregon from California in 1981 and over the years he's spent as much of his free time as possible fly fishing.  Photo by Carl Davaz/The Register-Guard

Eugene resident Paul Moore fishes for steelhead on the Willamette River near Dexter on Monday, July 15, 2013. Moore moved to Oregon from California in 1981 and over the years he's spent as much of his free time as possible fly fishing. Photo by Carl Davaz/The Register-Guard

Marlene is the first to admit that crab fishing when it's not crabbing season is a fool's errand, but it is a tradition for her. Every year, the Milwaukie, OR resident comes to Newport for two weeks to go crabbing.  Photo by Meredith Lawrence

Marlene is the first to admit that crab fishing when it's not crabbing season is a fool's errand, but it is a tradition for her. Every year, the Milwaukie, OR resident comes to Newport for two weeks to go crabbing. Photo by Meredith Lawrence

Oregon Food

There are some foods that really represent Oregon - berries, hazelnuts, fish - and today we're sharing some photos of a few of them being prepared.

"Crab Queen" Linda Brown cooks freshly caught dungeness crab at Kerri Lin Charters in Garibaldi.  Photo by Michael Mitarnowski

"Crab Queen" Linda Brown cooks freshly caught dungeness crab at Kerri Lin Charters in Garibaldi. Photo by Michael Mitarnowski

4:00 AM starts the day for 21 year old baker Taylor Lynch who has one week under his belt at his new job baking up Marionberry and other delicious muffins at Melissa Ward's well known Sisters Bakery in Sisters, Oregon.  Photo by Gary Miller

4:00 AM starts the day for 21 year old baker Taylor Lynch who has one week under his belt at his new job baking up Marionberry and other delicious muffins at Melissa Ward's well known Sisters Bakery in Sisters, Oregon. Photo by Gary Miller

Aaron Wood fillets a freshly-caught 25lb halibut on board the Chelsea Rose in Newport.  Photo by Meredith Lawrence

Aaron Wood fillets a freshly-caught 25lb halibut on board the Chelsea Rose in Newport. Photo by Meredith Lawrence

The Ocean

No portrait of Oregon would be complete without including some shots of our coast and the Pacific ocean. July 15th was a rare day on the coast: clear, bright, and beautiful. 

Young boy runs along the beach at Road's End State Recreation Site in Lincoln City.  Photo by Rich Iwasaki

Young boy runs along the beach at Road's End State Recreation Site in Lincoln City. Photo by Rich Iwasaki

Tom Henderson, Oregon's longest living free-dive spear-fisherman in action near Barview Jetty in Garibaldi.  Photo by Josh Humbert

Tom Henderson, Oregon's longest living free-dive spear-fisherman in action near Barview Jetty in Garibaldi. Photo by Josh Humbert

The photographer cleans vacation rentals up and down the coast from Yachats to Newport, and captured this image during her daily drive.  Photo by Lily Hudnell-Almas

The photographer cleans vacation rentals up and down the coast from Yachats to Newport, and captured this image during her daily drive. Photo by Lily Hudnell-Almas