Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

South Jetty, Humboldt County
Fishing in the dolos can be challenging. Bring a long handled gaff and a lot of gear.


 


Question: I recently heard that a recreational lobster diver who takes lobster from a commercial lobster trap could be arrested and booked into jail on felony charges. Is this true? (Anonymous diver, Orange County) Answer: Yes, it’s true. California Penal Code, section 487 includes several subsections that describe Grand Theft, which is in fact, a felony. A recreational diver who steals fish, shellfish,...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 24, 2017


#OptOutside on black Friday #OptOutside on black Friday, Nov. 24, with the help of FREE FISHING. On Friday and Saturday (Nov.25) you won’t need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon that’s open to fishing. Check the weekly Recreation Report, and follow us on social media to learn more about upcoming opportunities. Best bets for free fishing Nov. 24 and 25 Several waterbodies are being...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the reopening of recreational and commercial bay crabbing from the north jetty of the Coquille River to the north jetty of Coos Bay. The reopening includes crab harvested in bays and estuaries, and on beaches, docks, piers, and jetties. Crab samples taken from the area indicate...
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Coastal king season winding down
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 23, 2017

Smith River

Other than the Smith and Chetco, all of the North Coast rivers were still off color as of Wednesday. And with more rain in the forecast, all of the local rivers will likely see another bump in flows starting late Saturday. If you’re looking to get in on some coastal king action this weekend, the Smith may be your only...
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ODFW’s Access and Habitat Program and the C2 Ranch are offering youth hunters with a 630T Rogue Unit youth deer tag the chance to hunt deer on the ranch’s 9,500-acre property near Medford this year. The deadline to apply is Nov. 30 and 16 winners will be drawn on Dec. 1. Each winner will get a one-day guided hunt. A parent or other adult...
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