Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

McCloud Reservoir, Siskiyou County
Fishing is a great way to bring a family together and the reward may include barbequed trout.


Oregon's Fish Passage Task Force will meet Friday, June 16 in the Commission Conference Room at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. The agenda includes updates from task force members, vacancy recruitment updates, updates on the ODOT culvert repair initiative in western...
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Fish Derby Time
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JUNE 12, 2017

Fish Lake

The Sky Crest Lake Fire Safe Kids Fish Derby this last Saturday, June 10th had a great turnout!  About 150 kids were able to go fishing. The morning was the best fishing because around noon the wind started to pick up and started to blow things around. The biggest fish was about 15in, probably a hold over. Sorry I was unable to get...
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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission met over the last two days in Salem. They held a work session on Thursday afternoon and discussed a variety of policy issues related to the Draft Wolf Plan. The Commission asked staff to explore adopting different standards for lethal control consideration when depredations are on public vs private land. Commissioners did not set a...
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Tides favorable for surfperch aficionados
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 10, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

Last week, angers caught a variety surfperch including redtails, striped and calico surfperch.  I even saw one group of anglers who had a bucketful of shiner surfperch. But the largest and the most-esteemed food fish of the surfperch kingdom is hands down the redtail surfperch, which last week achieved sizes up to 3 pounds. Surfperch give live birth to miniature replicas...
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Lower Willamette fishing restored to seven days a week
by ODFW, JUNE 9, 2017
Lower Willamette River

The lower Willamette River is open to retention for spring Chinook and steelhead seven days per week as of 12:01 a.m. today. The daily adult bag limit is two hatchery salmonids for the lower Willamette River (including Multnomah Channel and the Gilbert River) and the lower Clackamas River (up to the Highway 99E Bridge). The increased opportunity (up from fishing three days...
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 The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to remind anglers that Detroit Reservoir, near Salem, remains open and safe for fishing, and that trout stocking continues. The reminder comes in light of a recent blue green algae health alert issued by the Oregon Department of Health. According to Elise Kelley, ODFW fish biologist, anglers can continue to safely catch, harvest...
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