Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Lower Klamath NWR, Siskiyou County
The spots on a butterfly wing are not random but help identify this as a California tortoiseshell.


 


Anglers and would-be anglers can enjoy a weekend of free fishing on April 22 and 23. On these two days, Oregonians and visitors can fish, crab and clam for free anywhere in Oregon without a license, tag or endorsement. This free fishing weekend – as well as to two other free fishing holidays Nov. 25 and 26 and Dec. 31 – Jan. 1, 2018 -- is...
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 ODFW is offering 10 youth hunters (ages 17 and under) the chance to win a guided turkey hunt on a private ranch in Jackson County during the spring 2017 turkey season. Ten hunts will be raffled off on March 31, 2017. Winners will receive one day of turkey hunting on the C2 Ranch in Jackson County, accompanied by a guide who will...
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Mad river not looking happy
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 16, 2017

Mad River

The Mad remains off color, flowing at just over 9 feet on Wednesday. With water coming over the Ruth spillway along with the snowmelt, it doesn’t look like it’s going to turn green anytime soon. According to Justin Kelly of Eureka’s RMI Outdoors, the fishing really fell off this week and not many anglers were still trying.
Van Duzen is tempting
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 16, 2017

Van Duzen River

Flowing at just above 1,400 cfs on Wednesday, it’s very close to fishable, if it isn’t there already. It’s predicted to bump up to over 2,000 cfs overnight on Wednesday. Definitely worth taking a look at for Thursday and Friday.
Eel south looking good
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 16, 2017

Eel River - South Fork

The Miranda area of the South Fork and above is in perfect shape.  Flows were right around 1,700 cfs on the Miranda gauge and dropping slowly. Saturday’s rain could blow if out for a few days, but more rain is in store for early next week. Thursday through Saturday is the time to be there.
Eel turning colors
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 16, 2017

Eel River

Still running at 12,000 cfs as of Wednesday, the main stem is dropping and starting to turn olive, but won’t likely be fishable prior to the next round of storms.
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