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Trinidad, Humboldt County
Scenic overlook of Trinidad Bay from the Memorial Lighthouse in downtown Trinidad


Hawg Chinook Caught in the Bubble Fishery
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, OCTOBER 14, 2017

Chetco River

I love being right. Last week I said that I wouldn't be surprised one bit if a 50-pound king was caught in the Chetco Bubble Fishery. No sooner did the Curry Coastal Pilot hit the newsstand that a 49.83-pound Chinook was caught in the ocean by Don Williams of Brookings while trolling a cut-plug herring. While 49.83 pounds does not technically qualify as...
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The Fish Screening Task Force will meet Thursday, Oct. 19 at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem. The meeting begins at 9:00 a.m. and is open to the public. The agenda includes updates on fall projects, program funding, screen maintenance concerns, and an update on a partnership with Idaho Power. A public comment period is scheduled for 1 p.m. For a full copy of the agenda,...
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The Commercial Fisheries Permit Board will meet on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. to prepare the final order in the limited entry blue/black rockfish permit contested case for Jeremiah Snyder. Public wishing to listen to the meeting may do so at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Headquarters Building, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem, Ore. The meeting location...
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California’s Newly Enhanced Trophy Hunting Laws
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, OCTOBER 13, 2017

Question: The new California Mammal Hunting Regulations book that just came out describes a new law to deter poaching of trophy class wildlife. How is this supposed to work? (Ron, Alpine) Answer: Wildlife officers have two new tools to deter poaching and punish violators for serious poaching crimes. Under Fish and Game Code (FGC), section 12013.3, penalties have been significantly enhanced for any person convicted...
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Invasive New Zealand Mudsnails Found in Carmel River
by CDFW, OCTOBER 13, 2017
Carmel River

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed the presence of New Zealand mudsnails in Monterey County’s Carmel River. The highly invasive, nonnative snails have been detected by the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District at multiple locations in the lower river, including near the Highway 1 crossing, the Valley Greens Drive bridge, and Mid Valley nearly 8 miles upstream...
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ODFW will host the state’s first S3DA Triple Crown archery competition on Saturday, Oct. 28 at from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at its new Junction City Archery Park, 94230 Hwy 99N. The competition is open to all ages and the cost is $10. Participants need to bring their own equipment (no broadheads or crossbows) and will shoot in three different formats: indoor target, outdoor target and...
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