Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Register by Oct. 25 for a Steelhead 101 fishing workshop Nov. 3 and 10 at Glen Otto Community Park (1106 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale). The event is co-hosted by ODFW and the Sandy River Chapter, Association of NW Steelheaders. Register online at https://or.outdoorcentral.us/or/license (call Jason at 503-947-6025 if you need help registering). The workshop is for beginning anglers to learn the essential elements of...
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“Pounder” trout stocked in Coos Bay area lakes
by ODFW, OCTOBER 12, 2018
Coos River

 Anglers looking for large rainbow trout should head to Coos Bay area lakes soon. Next week, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is stocking five lakes with 14 to 16-inch rainbow trout for great fall fishing. Upper Empire Lake is getting 3,200 trout. Lower Empire will not be stocked due to low water, warm temperatures and weeds. Instead, Butterfield Lake,...
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 Chetco Bubble fishery kicking out some big kings
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 11, 2018

Humboldt County Coast

The Chetco bubble season got off to another slow start, but quickly rebounded with plenty of big kings hitting the net over the weekend. “Fishing was fair on Saturday and good on Sunday once everyone figured out where the fish were,” said Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing out of Brookings. “Big swells to 10 feet and strong northwest winds...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, OCTOBER 10, 2018

Hunting is for the birds Duck, goose, pheasant, quail, grouse and chukar to be specific. For even spur-of-the-moment trips, a little pre-planning can pay big dividends. A quick look at the game bird hunting forecast, recent harvest statistics and hunting access map can help set you up for success. You’ll find links to these and other resources on the Game Bird Hunting...
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Upper Klamath River Quota Met
by CDFW, OCTOBER 10, 2018
Klamath River - Upper - CA

Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River, anglers will meet the Upper Klamath River adult fall Chinook Salmon quota below Iron Gate Dam for the 2018 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Oct.14. This triggers the closure of the adult Chinook Salmon fishery on the main...
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Swell Day on The Sac
by John Higley, OCTOBER 10, 2018

Sacramento River - Upper

Last Friday, thanks to my pal Mike Bogue, a chap who has been guiding anglers full time on the Sacramento River for 27 years, I got the chance to ride along on a king salmon fishing expedition. With us was Cal Kellogg, another friend and the editor of the Fish Sniffer news magazine.  Our goal was to catch a salmon...
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