Now Playing:


Oregon Field Guide

Eel Harvest

Despite cold water and slippery rocks, hard souls submerge themselves in pounding waterfalls to capture Lamprey eels at the base of the Willamette Falls. Although the number of Lamprey eels has been declining over the years, it’s not because of people like the Scott Brothers or the members of Native American tribes who capture them. Similar to Salmon Lamprey require pristine streams in order to spawn, which are becoming harder and harder to find.

First Broadcast: 1993

More Oregon Field Guide

Why Dufur?

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016

Columbia River Bar Pilots

OPB | Oct. 20, 2016

Mecate Rope Makers

OPB | Oct. 13, 2016

More OPB

Follow Oregon Field Guide

Send Oregon Field Guide A Message

Part of Episode