Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Abert Rim, Lake County, Oregon
If you like looking through binoculars and appreciate good optics then the Abert Rim is for you.


Tumbling their way through the redwoods, the streams of California’s Central Coast provide valuable habitat for those salmon and trout tenacious enough to contend with seasonal lagoons, the steep gradients of coastal mountains, and the effects of increasingly urbanized watersheds. The challenges facing fish that have persisted in these streams, such as steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and coho salmon (O. kisutch), will...
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Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 19, 2020

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

2020 brings in a new year, a new fishing season and possibly some new regulations. The one thing we all need to do is turn in our steelhead report cards and salmon harvest cards. These are important items for the coming fishing season. For one thing it helps in determining what the quotas will be for the coming seasons. There...
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Shoot with a Vintner Ultimate Sporting Experience
by Michael Coats, JANUARY 17, 2020

THIS VALENTINE’S DAY SURPRISE YOUR SWEETIE WITH A SPECIAL  ‘SHOOT WITH A VINTNER’ LUXURY PACKAGE   FROM WINE COUNTRY’S WING & BARREL RANCH  Once-in-a-lifetime getaways feature lodging, meals, and shooting with world-class vintners.  No membership required! SONOMA, CALIFORNIA – Jan. 16, 2020 This Valentine’s Day, surprise your beloved with an experiential holiday unlike any other. Including a spa and resort stay, food and wine pairing, and a luxury dinner out —...
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An Island of Our Own
On Patrol
by Steven T. Callan, JANUARY 16, 2020

Over the years, Kathy and I have often dreamed of escaping today’s fast-paced, hectic world and moving to an island of our own—an island of trees, flowers, and abundant wildlife, where we could experience the joys of nature without leaving the confines of our own property. Realizing that buying an island wasn’t a realistic option, we decided to do the...
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Smith is it for green water
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 16, 2020

Last week I wrote that the Smith River would be the best bet for steelhead-green water. Well, that was only partially correct. The rains that were forecasted didn’t pan out entirely, and left the main Eel and South Fork perfectly green through the weekend. This week though, I really mean it. As I’m writing this weeks report, the Smith is...
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Lower Rogue Has Remained Fishable This Week
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 16, 2020

Rogue River Lower

According to Martin, the Elk River dropped to 5 feet on Wednesday, the high point of where it is fishable. “It had reached 6.5 feet. It will be in play this week,” he said. “The bright spot has been the lower Rogue River, which is fishing well for plunkers using Spin-N-Glos and jet boaters anchoring and running MagLip plugs. The...
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