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Woodley Island Marina, Humboldt County
Dawn always brings the promise of a new day but dawn over a marina brings hopes of a good catch.


Rogue River Springers - Bottomfish - Crab highlight the Southern Oregon Coast
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 21, 2018

Rogue River

Spring Chinook are still making their way through the lower Rogue River, and both bank fishermen and boaters are occasionally doing battle with them. "They're catching fish," said Steve from the Rogue Outdoor Store in Gold Beach on Thursday. "Two weeks ago there weren't very many fish being caught, but they're catching them now. Yesterday and the day before that, some of...
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The California Fish and Game Commission adopted the 2018-19 waterfowl hunting regulations at their regularly scheduled meeting on April 19. The pintail daily bag limit has returned to two, and there have been some changes to accommodate a longer late season for white-fronted geese in the Northeastern Zone. The Commission also created a Special Management Area in the Klamath Basin,...
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ODFW will award two brine shrimp permits May 1 at ODFW headquarters in Salem.  “The commercial brine shrimp fishery in Oregon is limited to three permits,” said Linda Lytle, license service manager for ODFW. “If the number of permits falls below three we hold a lottery to bring the number back up to three. Currently there are two brine shrimp permits available.” (Brine...
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Plentiful Fishing for Crappie Proves Tempting for Poachers
by CDFW, APRIL 20, 2018
San Joaquin River

Law enforcement officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have made several recent gross overlimit cases on crappie anglers in the San Joaquin Valley, prompting increased patrols for anglers targeting those fish. Crappie is a sport fish common throughout California and most of North America. The bag limit for crappie is 25 fish per day. In one case,...
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Family Fishing Event featured during Family Fun Day
by ODFW, APRIL 20, 2018
Empire Lakes

 A Family Fishing Event is set for Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Middle Empire Lake as part of Coos Bay’s annual HOPE Family Fun Day. ODFW staff and volunteers provide everything you need to fish and will teach new anglers how to rig their line, cast a rod, land a fish and identify their catch. This is a great...
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Quotas set for Klamath and Trinity rivers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 19, 2018

Klamath River - Lower

In an interesting twist of events, the Klamath River will likely provide better fishing opportunities than the mighty Sacramento this season. That’s quite a turnaround from last year when fears of extremely low salmon returns prompted a full closure for ocean salmon within the KMZ and fall kings on the Klamath and Trinity. But it turned out the adult returns...
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