Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Winter on the Upper Klamath River, Siskiyou County
Anglers drift-fish this river daily in fall and winter often in widely fluctuating weather.


Trinity Lake salmon bag limit increased for 2017
by Jeff Goodwin, JUNE 22, 2017
Trinity River - Above Clair Engle Lake

Now that it's time to head up to Trinity Lake to fish for landlocked King and Kokanee salmon, it's important to note a CDFW regulation change for 2017 that has created an even greater incentive to make the trip up to this amazing fishery.   CDFW has increased the daily bag limit to (10) landlocked salmon with a possession limit...
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Reflections of burns past
by Gary Heffley, JUNE 22, 2017

The current HOT weather is no joke. Everyone should be limiting exposure and activity as heat related stroke and illnesses are a real danger. Most everyone is knowledgeable about using sunscreen, apply liberally and often. And while most people wear hats and sunglasses for head, facial and eye protection, many forget about the ears. Make sure to lather the lotion...
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Rockfish on the rebound
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, JUNE 22, 2017

Eureka Coast

There’s finally some good news coming out of the West Coast Fisheries. Two important West Coast groundfish stocks that were formerly overfished have now been rebuilt according to a news release issued this week by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC). Bocaccio and darkblotched rockfish, which are managed by the PFMC, were under strict rebuilding plans that have constrained West Coast...
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August Sacramento River Rainbows
by Jeff Goodwin, JUNE 22, 2017
Sacramento River - Lower

August is rapidly approaching and it's a special time of the year to fish for Sacramento River wild rainbow trout.  After the annual closure of the trophy trout water 5.5 miles below Keswick Dam, August 1st brings the opening of this section of the Sacramento River and boy is the fishing good!  Last year I recorded 313 trout my clients caught and...
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Friday is last day for halibut in Columbia River Subarea
by ODFW, JUNE 21, 2017
Columbia River

The Pacific halibut nearshore recreational fishery in the Columbia River Subarea will close for the remainder of 2017 effective 11:59 p.m., Friday, June 23. The entire recreational Pacific halibut fishery quota (all-depth and nearshore) for the Columbia River Subarea will have been met by then, according to fishery managers ODFW, WDFW, IPHC and NFMS. The fishery will remain closed for the...
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Flossing no longer allowed
by Gary Heffley, JUNE 21, 2017
Trinity Lake

No, I am not talking about dental hygiene. But, many wading or bank bound anglers who fish for salmon along the Sacramento and other Northern California rivers will have to change their tactics this coming season. Recent regulation changes prohibit the use of long leaders, limiting the overall length to just 4 feet between any weight and the terminal hook,...
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