Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


ISE was a Great Time
by Gary Heffley, JANUARY 23, 2019

The ISE show in Sacramento is in our rear view mirror with more shows on the horizon to meet with many of our readers. It was a pleasure to talk with so many to discuss and have the opportunity to introduce Myoutdoorbuddy.com, NorCalFishReports.com and our growing family of related websites. We want to thank all that stopped by and said hello. It...
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Water Bird Die-off at Salton Sea
by CDFW, JANUARY 23, 2019
Salton Sea

Thousands of water birds died of an avian cholera outbreak at the south end of the Salton Sea between Jan. 8-17. Outbreaks like this one occur annually as a result of birds flocking closely together during migration. On Jan. 8, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) began receiving reports of hundreds of dead birds at the south end of...
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Chalk it up as the tenth year in a row that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation registered record membership.  As of December 31, 2018, RMEF had 234,982 members, marking a 3.2 percent membership increase from 2017. "We greatly appreciate our members and volunteers who support our mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage," said...
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More rain, then sun for the week
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 21, 2019

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

More rain and then some sunshine sounds great. This makes for more water storage, just what we need. One little thing, Governor Newson plans to try and add another 300,000 homes to California to try to help solve the housing shortage. Now add to that the 60,000 or more homes lost to the fires we are talking another 300,000AF (acre...
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 Artists are invited to compete in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2020 Habitat Conservation Stamp, Waterfowl Stamp and Upland Game Bird Stamp art competitions. Collector’s stamps, art prints and other promotional materials are produced from first place artwork with the winning artists in each contest receiving a $2,000 award. Entries can be delivered or shipped to ODFW headquarters between...
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Chetco River Steelhead Fair - Lower Rogue River Kicking Out Steel
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JANUARY 19, 2019

Rogue Bay

Last week, anglers on the Chetco River had to settle for steelhead fishing rated as fair, which is better than the slow days that have haunted the best of fishing guides in recent weeks. But, with another storm lurking on the horizon, who knows what the fishing will be like next week after the high water starts dropping and clearing.  One...
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