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Shasta Valley Wildlife Area, Siskiyou County
The dark spot at the base of gill plate distinguishes this species from other panfish.


 


Rain on the way, Smith could open
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 17, 2019



If you’ve been waiting for your shot at some Smith River kings, you may get your wish this weekend. It seems likely there won’t be enough rain to open the Humboldt rivers that are currently closed due to low flows, but up in Crescent City, the Smith River could come into play. According to Kathleen Zontos of Eureka’s National Weather...
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Lake Sabrina Fishing Report
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, OCTOBER 14, 2019
Lake Sabrina

And just like that, many of the leaves have fallen around Lake Sabrina and another season has come to an end. The Café closed for the season with about 285 pies made this year. The Store and Boat Landing closed for the season at 1:00pm yesterday, Sunday October 13th and will reopen for the 2020 season on Saturday, April 25th. Fishing...
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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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