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Lakeview, Lake County
The mule deer was named for its large ears that along with its nose are its first line of defense.


The Forensic* Wolf
by Jim Beers, MAY 26, 2017

*fo-ren-sic, adj. 1.pertaining to, connected with, or used in courts of law or public discussion and debate. 2. Adapted or suited to argumentation; argumentative. Seventeen years ago I was a whistleblower concerning the theft (or “diversion” for those that believe in bureaucrats and tooth fairies) of $45 to 60 Million in two years (1995 & 1996) by US Fish and Wildlife Service bureaucrats...
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Trinity River Fishing Report
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MAY 26, 2017

Trinity River

Spring water releases from Trinity Dam over the Memorial Day Holiday are expected to be 4,400-4,200cfs and water temperatures hover about 55 degrees. Even though we have had great weather, the river is very dangerous for swimming but great for Kayaking. We still have an above average snow pack in the Trinity Alps and Sierras which means that the sunshine...
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Bait Launching with a DIY Potato Gun?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MAY 26, 2017

Question: Is the use of bait launchers legal in California? I have seen many videos and DIY plans showing how to build fishing bait launchers. They look pretty much like a potato gun but are used only for propelling the bait past the surf for a chance at the larger fish. They are made of PVC pipe and filled with...
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California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and Oregon Governor Kate Brown sent a letter today to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross requesting declaration of a catastrophic regional fishery disaster and commercial fishery failure for salmon in their states. The declaration begins the process for requesting federal aid to assist commercial salmon anglers and salmon-dependent business who continue to suffer...
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Shelter Cove salmon starting to show
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, MAY 25, 2017

Shelter Cove

The Shelter Cove salmon bite is finally starting to show signs of life. On Monday, a private boater landed four kings just outside the Hat in roughly 150 feet of water. The kings were caught close to the surface and were loaded with krill. On Tuesday, Captain Jake Mitchell of Sea Hawk Sport Fishing boated his first four kings of...
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California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Memorial Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web, and ultimately impact native and sport fish communities. These mussels spread from one body of...
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