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Trinidad Harbor, Humboldt County
The opportunistic river otter looks for fish scraps on the charter boat dock in Trinidad.


Yea, Highway 299 is Open!
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, AUGUST 20, 2018

Trinity River

I really love living in the country alongside the beautiful Trinity River, but it has its problems. It is not like living in the city where you can turn on the tap and water comes out. but, when you use a spring or creek for your water, sometimes animals disrupt your water supply and you have to fix it so...
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Peaceful Waters Replenish the Soul at Trout Lake
by Sharon Waranius, AUGUST 20, 2018
Trout Lake

Wanderlust and penetrating awe surrounds the soul and mesmerizes the mind upon the waters of Trout Lake, Montague, California. As a great fishing hole of the Shasta Valley Wildlife Refuge, the lake is part of the 4,700 acres designated as a wildlife area in 1991 by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The gentle rise of Mount Shasta in the...
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Smoke Free Brookie
by Gary Heffley, AUGUST 18, 2018
Hat Creek

Like everyone else in the Redding area, I am tired of the smoke that continues to cast a pall over the area. Having driven out to Whiskeytown and witnessing firsthand the devastation around the lake, passing so many burnt out homes along the way, I wondered how other homes, by some miracle, had survived, I needed a break from it...
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With the bulk of firefighting efforts now focused on the northeast portion of the Carr Fire, officials at the Bureau of Land Management are now assessing damages and hazards within the public lands recreational trail network and working on plans to reopen trails to the public. “We have opened the Clear Creek Greenway and Cloverdale trails because the areas are safe,”...
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Can You Identify This Shrimp?
by CDFW, AUGUST 17, 2018

Question: In May of 2016, this shrimp drifted by our boat at night while we were fishing for squid on the south side of Catalina Island. I have been unable to identify it. Can you tell me what it is? (Kenny) Answer: This is a target prawn (Sicyonia penicillata), also known as rock shrimp due to the rock-like hardness of the shell. They...
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Over 190,000 acres of Hancock Forest Management (HFM) timberlands are now open for year round hunting access in the Trask, Stott Mt, and Alsea Wildlife Management Units along the mid-coast, (parts of Lincoln, Benton, Polk, and Tillamook counties). See map here.  While HFM properties have allowed hunting access before as part of the Stott Mt/N Alsea TMA, the lands were closed...
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