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Sierra snow parks - find your powder
by SBC, FEBRUARY 26, 2017

If you haven't had the chance to take advantage of the Sierra's epic winter yet this season, you're in luck because it doesn't look like it's going anywhere soon! Whether you're hoping to find the most pristine untouched powder or simply looking for an hour of serenity in the midst of winter madness, the Sierra has dozens of off-the-beaten-path snow park...
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Rain, how much do we need?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Trinity River

Rain and snow showers are predicted for the coming week. Many of the reservoirs are either full and releasing extra water, or close to full. In 2014, Water Bonds of several billion dollars were passed to try and increase water storage. Ultimately, only some studies were made,  but NO "new" water storage facilities were recommended, or in the planning stage. Now, Gov....
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Maintenance, Memories And Plans
by John Higley, FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Although I like to think that I’m up for just about any outdoor challenge, the truth is I’m getting pickier with the passing of time. For example, I’ve dealt with ice and snow in a variety of venues, including sleeping on the ground in heater-less tents with the zippers frozen shut. These days I’d rather not be that cold, even...
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Shasta lake Fishing Report
by Jeff Goodwin, FEBRUARY 25, 2017
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake has seen an unprecedented amount of water so far this winter season and could have easily filled to capacity on one of several water events we have experienced.  Federal water managers have continuously released record flows from Shasta Dam to keep lake levels below full pool.  This has caused a continuous rise and fall of lake water which...
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Chetco nears steelhead broodstock goal - bottomfishing turns on
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

Chetco River

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife always hopes to achieve their goal of taking 120 winter steelhead from the Chetco River in order to spawn and release 50,000 winter steelhead smolts back into the Chetco. And they haven't done all that bad over the last quarter century accomplishing that goal either, especially when you look at the statistics given in...
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ODFW is increasing disease monitoring in California bighorn sheep throughout Oregon this year as part of ongoing research with Oregon State University and the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. ODFW traditionally relocates sheep each year as part of a years-long effort to restore this rare species to its historic range in Oregon. But these relocation efforts are on hold...
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