Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


32nd Sacramento Show
by John Kirk, JANUARY 17, 2019

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Drift-Fish Your Way into a Steelhead's Mouth
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, DECEMBER 15, 2018

Chetco River

It’s almost time to catch your first steelhead of the winter season, and if you’re a bank fisherman, drift-fishing is a prime way of getting them to bite. Whether you’re fishing the Chetco River or North Fork of the Coquille, every river has its favored drift-fishing water flows. Notice that I didn’t mention the word “hot-spots”, mainly because hotspots can change...
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife hatchery staff are reporting an unusual level of loss among spring Chinook eggs and newly hatched fish at Cole Rivers Hatchery. Agency fish health specialists believe an algae overload and aging infrastructure is the likely cause of the loss. Approximately 360,000 spring Chinook eggs and fry died since December 7 due to low dissolved oxygen...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released a Statewide Elk Conservation and Management Plan. The plan has undergone extensive public review and will help guide state wildlife managers’ efforts to maintain healthy elk herds. The plan builds on the success of efforts to reestablish elk in suitable historic ranges, and management practices that have resulted in robust elk populations...
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ODFW Weekly Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, DECEMBER 14, 2018

Help ODFW celebrate the #25DaysOfFishmas Follow #25DaysOfFishmas on Instagram to learn more about some of Oregon’s more interesting and unusual fish. Add bird watching to your holiday to do list Join other birders from around the state in the Audubon Christmas bird count around the holidays this year. Depending on the area, the typical one-day counts start in mid-December and continue into early January. Experienced...
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Lane County man convicted of illegally taken trophy mule deer buck
by Oregon State Police, DECEMBER 13, 2018

[News Release from Oregon State Police  Posted on FlashAlert: December 13th, 2018 11:05 AM] In 2015,  Kevin Howard Noel reported taking an 8-pt mule deer buck in the Steens Mountain Unit during archery season with a valid archery deer tag.  He subsequently presented the buck at a Northwest sportsman show for measurement, resulting in placing 1st that year for Non-Typical Archery Mule Deer,...
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