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McCloud Reservoir, Siskiyou County
Fishing is a great way to bring a family together and the reward may include barbequed trout.


Here’s How the Largest Dam Removal Project in the U.S. Would Work
by Tara Lohan, JULY 20, 2018
Klamath River - Lower

No one is popping the champagne corks just yet, but the process to remove four hydroelectric dams on the Klamath River just took a big step forward. On June 28, the Klamath River Renewal Corporation released the Definite Plan for the Lower Klamath Project, a 2,300-page detailed analysis of how the reservoirs would be drawn down, the dams removed, the...
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With the Umpqua River water temperature at 79 degrees Wednesday near Elkton, anglers are encouraged to practice hot weather ethical angling. The North Umpqua River temperature was 74 degrees this Wednesday at Winchester Dam. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Evan Leonetti offers these tips for anyone fishing for salmon and steelhead in the Umpqua River during hot weather: Fish during...
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Fishing license for a disabled veteran Question: How much does it cost for a 100 percent disabled vet to fish? What documents are needed to obtain the license? (Stephanie) Answer: CDFW sincerely appreciates the sacrifices our veterans have made in service to our country and we crafted a process to make it possible for disabled veterans to purchase a fishing license at a significantly...
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There’s a Bat in my House!
by CDFW, JULY 19, 2018

Question: Late one night recently, a bat flew into my house through an open window! I was sitting at the table and it flew right at me with its huge webbed wings. I swear it looked like it was in full in attack mode. I hid in another room for a while, and then opened the door to find it hanging...
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Shelter Cove, Fort Bragg boats whack the tuna
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JULY 19, 2018

Shelter Cove

The warm tuna water came within reach of the two ports to our south – Shelter Cove and Fort Bragg – and anglers jumped at the chance to put the season’s first albies on board. Captain Jake Mitchell of Sea Hawk Sport Fishing out of Shelter Cove targeted tuna on Sunday and Monday and did well both days. “We ran...
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Tips for fishing during hot weather Fishing can get a little tough during these hot summer days – water temperatures increase, aquatic weed growth accelerates and fish get lethargic. Here are some ideas to help you beat the dog days of fishing: Fish early in the morning when waters are cooler and fish are more active. Look for fish in deeper water, where...
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