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Winter on the Upper Klamath River, Siskiyou County
Anglers drift-fish this river daily in fall and winter often in widely fluctuating weather.


ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Best bets for fishing Steelhead fishing has been fair to good in the Clackamas River, and water levels should be fishable later this week and into the weekend. Fly-fishers will want to catch the mid-afternoon hatches on the Fall, Crooked and Metolius rivers. After heavy rains this week, many north coast rivers will be back in shape for steelhead fishing this weekend, including...
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Nimbus Basin will be Closed to all Fishing as of March 2018
by CDFW, FEBRUARY 28, 2018
American River - Nimbus Hatcery

The Nimbus Basin on the lower American River will permanently close to all fishing as of March 1, 2018, as per fishing regulations amended by the Fish and Game Commission in December 2017. The closure will take effect from Nimbus Dam on the lower American River to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) gauging station cable crossing approximately one-half mile downriver (California...
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DATE — EVENT Weekends — Ecological Reserve Tours at Elkhorn Slough. Volunteers lead walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost. The visitor center and main overlook are fully accessible. The day use permit fee is $4.12 per person, ages 16 and older (permits may...
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California’s 2017-18 general spring turkey hunting season opens statewide on March 31and extends through May 6. The archery-only hunting season follows immediately afterward, running from May 7-20. Young hunters will have additional opportunities to bag a spring tom turkey. Junior Hunting License holders may hunt the weekend before the general opener, March 24 and 25, and the two weeks after the general season closes, May 7-20,...
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Rain and Snow Steelhead Weather
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, FEBRUARY 26, 2018

Trinity River

Snow in March? The Trinity Valley has been under strange weather. I went down south to get some warm weather and recharge my batteries. While I was gone, the weather in the Trinity Valley really changed from rain to snow. The Willow Creek area has received a little over 3 inches of snow, but all of the passes have received...
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Death Valley in Winter
Before and After
by Don Stec, FEBRUARY 26, 2018

My Wife Carol and I were invited to join my son Ted and his wife Dawn for a January trip to Death Valley.  I had not given much thought to the temperature at that time of year, but when he told me it should be in the 60 degree range, I couldn’t refuse.  Besides it would give me a good...
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