Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County
Heading offshore at dawn with a calm sea is the wish of every saltwater angler and skipper.


 


Real Deal on the Reel Steel
by Gary Heffley, AUGUST 22, 2019


 What a day to be on the ocean.... flat calm seas with only a slight swell, great captain and boat, good friends and cooperative rockfish.  I was happy to join a group of fellow SIRs from Redding on the 6-pack charter vessel Reel Steel out of Eureka this Wednesday in search of rockfish and ling cod off the Lost Coast...
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Fall Kings Yet to Show on The Klamath
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 22, 2019



The fall run of Klamath River Chinook has yet to really take off, which is a little unusual heading into the third week of August. There’s been flurries of fish moving in the estuary, but not many are choosing to head upriver as of yet. Reportedly, the commercial boats have been seeing lots of salmon offshore of the Klamath mouth....
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SAN FRANCISCO —   The Los Angeles Times reports that federal salmon biologists’ warnings about dangers to salmon poised by planned increased water diversions by the Central Valley water Project have been suppressed by the Trump administration.  The salmon warnings come as the federal government finalizes plans to ship more northern California water to the arid western San Joaquin Valley.   The Times reports the National...
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PCFFA Reacts to News of Jeopardy Finding for Salmon, Southern Resident Killer Whales
by Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermens Assc., AUGUST 21, 2019


Draft NMFS Biological Opinion shows Trump Administration Central Valley Project plan is “likely to appreciably reduce the likelihood of both the survival and recovery of [southern resident killer whales]” and result in jeopardy for three ESA listed salmonid species SAN FRANCISCO – As reported today in the LA Times, the National Marine Fisheries Service determined in an important draft biological opinion [link to...
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Lake Sabrina Fishing Report
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, AUGUST 19, 2019
Lake Sabrina

August 31 NO LICENSE REQUIRED! And we’re spilling.  We’ve got a plumb full Lake – not a whole lot of shore fishing at the moment, but the Lake sure does look pretty! Still a large number of people enjoying the days of Summer – hard to believe only 2 weeks till the Tri-County Labor Day Fair. Wow – did the Summer...
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Current Reservoir and Hydrologic Conditions
by Maven's Notebook, AUGUST 19, 2019


Here is a look at current reservoir and hydrologic conditions, curated from a variety of sources including the Department of Water Resources CDEC website, the Bureau of Reclamation, the Desert Research Institute, and others. Click here to see more current conditions. ...
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