Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The Delta’s Most Wanted
by FISHBIO, OCTOBER 22, 2018

Invasive species are not only a nuisance to managers and landowners, they also cause serious problems for native plants and animals. These tenacious trespassers can severely alter habitats, carry dangerous diseases, and compete with or prey upon native organisms. Invasion may come by land, air, or sea, but aquatic invaders can be particularly destructive. In fact, invasive species are one...
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Rockfish and Lingcod APlenty Out of the Port of Brookings Harbor
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, OCTOBER 20, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

The wind and swells outside the Port of Brookings Harbor subsided enough for anglers to try their luck at catching bottomfish.  The port’s fillet station saw plenty of limits of large rockfish in the 3- to 5-pound category and limits or near-limits of lingcod ranging from 8 to 20 pounds. Remember that the limit for rockfish has been bumped back up...
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Due to recent natural events, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Imperial Wildlife Area, Wister Unit, has recently experienced water-delivery delays that have resulted in the wildlife area receiving less than the amount of water needed to fully flood the waterfowl area. This may result in fewer hunt sites than normal being available for the waterfowl opener scheduled Saturday,...
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Oregon Department of Agriculture and ODFW announce the immediate closure of recreational and commercial crabbing from Cape Blanco to the California border due to elevated levels of domoic acid. Crab harvesting from Cape Blanco to the Columbia River remains open in bays and estuaries, and from beaches, docks, piers, and jetties only. (The recreational crabbing season in the ocean closed coastwide...
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Enjoy fish and wildlife art, wine and music at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Art Show and Duck Pond Cellars’ Conservation Cuvee Lot 6 wine release party. This free, family-friendly event is Saturday, Nov. 3 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Duck Pond Cellars, 23145 Hwy 99W, Dundee. Artwork submitted by artists competing for ODFW’s 2019 Habitat Conservation,...
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Rockfish, tuna still viable options out of Eureka
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 18, 2018

Eureka Coast

Even though the calendar is creeping towards November, there’s still a few viable options for Eureka offshore anglers. A few boats ran for tuna out of Eureka on Monday, and even more made the trek out of Crescent City. Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing made the run from Eureka and found good conditions roughly 45 miles from the...
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