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


 


Like doctors in an understaffed emergency room, scientists and managers working to conserve biodiversity have often had to strategically apply limited resources. One method to help guide conservation is identifying “hotspots,” or areas that contain high species diversity or high endemism (meaning species there are found nowhere else). These biological treasure troves may be targeted by management activities to achieve the greatest...
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Eagle Lake Fishing Report
by Valerie Aubrey, OCTOBER 13, 2019
Eagle Lake

Fishing has continued to be great! Toplining (jay fair set up, or splice in about 8-9ft of leadcore to mono or braid or one color of leadcore & 65-75+ feet of leader). Rapalas and spoons also working. Key to top water trolling is getting your lines over 100ft behind the boat. During the day as deep as 13ft for trollers...
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For decades, groundfish were the lifeblood and primary economic driver for many port towns of the west coast in California, Oregon, and Washington. Made up of more than 90 species of bottom-feeders, like sole, flounder, rockfish, and cod, groundfish often live long lives—taking years, even decades, to reach maturity—which makes them vulnerable to overfishing. Caught by trawl, longlines, pots (traps), and baited...
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FALL IS HERE WHERE ARE THE FISH
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, OCTOBER 6, 2019

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Fall weather patterns are in the valley. Nights are chilly and the water in the river is really cooling down. The trees are taking in their autumn colors and leaves are falling. The big question is where are the fish? The Trinity River Hatchery has been taking in good numbers of Spring Run Chinook salmon and the Junction City weir...
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Eagle Lake Fishing Report
by Valerie Aubrey, OCTOBER 5, 2019
Eagle Lake

Fishing has been very good & only getting better! Come & get it! Dress warm for chilly mornings & lovely days! Trolling flies in various colors from orange, browns, olive, tui chub & bloody leeches (yellow working on overcast days) on jay fair toplines running 3-6ft deep have been doing 99.9% of the damage for us! Alternatively you can use...
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Baum Great for Fly Anglers
by Gary Heffley, OCTOBER 5, 2019
Baum Lake

Fly fishing is pretty much the way to go at Baum Lake currently. The weed growth is prohibitive for spin anglers, especially those looking to toss spinners or spoons. I managed one nice rainbow on a Panther Martin but most every cast retrieve came back with grass trailers. There were quite a few fly anglers either wading or fishing from...
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