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Trinidad Harbor, Humboldt County
The opportunistic river otter looks for fish scraps on the charter boat dock in Trinidad.


ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in Salem
by ODFW, FEBRUARY 26, 2018

Oregon's Fish Passage Task Force will meet Friday March 2, 2018 at the ODFW Headquarters Office at 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE, Salem, OR 97302. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the public. The agenda includes general ODFW fish passage program updates, updates on the recently approved five-year ODOT culvert repair agreement and an upcoming statewide fish...
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Now is a great time to complete a hunter education course in Oregon, as many classes are available in late winter and early spring (before volunteer instructors get too busy to teach because they are hunting during the fall). The class is required for anyone under age 17 and under to hunt in Oregon, and encouraged for adults, too. ODFW offers...
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Shasta Lake Trout Fishing is Very Good!
by Jeff Goodwin, FEBRUARY 25, 2018
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake has been a consistent producer of trout this winter season.  I've had some really good days, especially when targeting rainbow trout in the 14"-16" range.  The bigger fish days are intentional and we do catch fewer fish, but the quality is exceptional right now.  We're seeing a lot of browns returning to the lake after spawning and some...
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ODFW has set regulations for the popular spring Chinook fisheries on the Deschutes and Hood rivers, with both fisheries set to open on April 15. Deschutes River: Open for hatchery Chinook from April 15 through June 30 from the mouth of the I-84 bridge upstream to Sherars Falls. The catch limit is one adult hatchery salmon per day, and five jack hatchery salmon per day. All...
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Saltwater Species Continues to be the Main Draw
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, FEBRUARY 24, 2018

Chetco River

Once again, the humming of electric fillet knives were vibrating the cleaning tables with reckless abandon last week at the Brookings Harbor fillet station. Air temperatures that have been averaging between 34 and 40 degrees have been likened to fishing inside a refrigerator, and that fact has kept the boat populace down to a minimum, which is a good thing. With angler...
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Volunteers Needed for Bighorn Sheep Survey
by CDFW, FEBRUARY 23, 2018

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), U.S. Forest Service (USFS) and Society for Conservation of Bighorn Sheep (SCBS) are seeking volunteers to assist biologists with a sheep count in the San Gabriel Mountains on March 3 and 4, 2018 (Saturday evening and all day Sunday). No survey experience is necessary to participate but volunteers must attend an orientation on...
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