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Klamath River full of kings
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 19, 2019

Klamath River - Middle

If you want action, the Klamath River has plenty to offer at the moment. The fishing has been pretty spectacular for almost two weeks now, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon. In fact, it could be quite the opposite. Currently, the river is plugged with jacks (two-year-old male salmon) as well as adult steelhead. And...
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For many people, the term “megafauna” evokes images of terrestrial or marine behemoths of bygone eras, like the mastodon or the megalodon. But contemporary Earth is home to its fair share of giants, many living in rivers and lakes. Unfortunately, these freshwater ecosystems are among the most threatened on the planet, and despite their imposing stature, freshwater megafauna are the...
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Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 15, 2019

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

 The Trinity River Fall Run Chinook salmon are now starting to trickle in, but very slowly! The Lower Klamath has only harvested 2,241 Fall Chinook salmon as of September 9th. We should have seen about twice that number move through the system by now as we are looking at the third week of September already. Part of the problem was...
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Middle of Transition Betwwen Summer And Fall Fishing
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 14, 2019

Santa Cruz

We are in the middle of transition between summer and fall fishing patterns. Conditions are actively changing and bringing a few surprises to area anglers along the way. Most exciting perhaps is news brought to us by Todd Fraser at Bayside Marine.  Fraser reported, “There were three big albacore caught at the Guide a few days ago! The Guide Seamount lies...
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Tuna Remains All The Rage
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

If tuna fever was a real virus, there’d be a lot of ailing anglers in Humboldt County. The madness started back at the beginning of August, and except for a few days of rough water, hasn’t slowed down. The combination of flat ocean conditions and easily accessible water has stuck around longer than anyone would have ever imagined. And it’s...
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Research has shown that salmon, and indeed all organisms with complex life cycles that involve migration, are particularly sensitive to the effects of climate change, such as rising temperatures, fluctuating river flows, and changing ocean conditions. Many studies have focused on how these changes impact specific life stages, like juveniles or adults, but less on how these impacts translate from one life stage...
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