Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Lower Klamath NWR, Siskiyou County
The spots on a butterfly wing are not random but help identify this as a California tortoiseshell.


Oregon free fishing weekend
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 22, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

Today and tomorrow, April 22 and 23 marks the first of four free-fishing weekends that Oregon will be hosting this year. On all free fishing weekends, anglers can fish, clam and crab for free, without having to buy any fishing licenses or tags at all. All a person is required to do is to abide by the rules written in the Oregon Sportfishing Regulation...
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Whiskeytown Kokanee
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 22, 2017

For those anglers searching for a quantity and quality fishing experience, look to Whiskeytown Lake for the answer. Whiskeytown kokanee are not only being caught in good numbers, but the current average size is exceptional. Usually, in early spring kokanee catches are in the average of 10 inches with a 12 inch fish exceptional. Many kokanee are caught that are...
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Wetlands bus, interactive booths, native plant stations, a craft booth, food for sale, and more. The event is handicap accessible, held in the north parking lot. For more information, call (714) 846-1114. CDFW will be at the U.S. Forest Service‚Äôs Kern River Valley Bioregions Festival at Circle Park in Kernville April 22, to explain the Kern River Hatchery renovation project and the new Kern River...
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ODFW seeks comment on two fish passage exemptions
by ODFW, APRIL 21, 2017
Coyote Creek

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) is seeking public comment on two requests to exempt from fish passage requirements at two independent locations, one on an unnamed tributary to W FK Coyote Creek in Lane County and the second on an unnamed tributary to Quedo Creek in Josephine County. Comments are due by May 12, 2017. Tim Payne is...
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Ruth Lake Bass tourney coming in May
North Coast & Rivers
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 21, 2017

Ruth Lake

The Southern Trinity Volunteer Fire Department is hosting its 11th annual Ruth Lake Bass Tournament on Saturday, May 6. Blast off  begins at 6:00 a.m. Entry fees are due May 1. Entries are $150 per team (includes Big Fish). First Place is $1,500 and second place is $1,000. Big Fish will win $100. One in five payback based on full...
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Leave Young Wildlife Alone
by CDFW, APRIL 21, 2017

With late spring and early summer being the peak time for California’s wildlife to bear their young, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is issuing a reminder to well-intentioned citizens: If you find a seemingly abandoned young wild animal, you should leave it alone. Even though it may be hard to resist picking up a young wild animal that...
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