Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Rogue Bay Reigns King for Chinook
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 7, 2018

Rogue Bay

Salmon fishing in most Oregon rivers and estuaries has been somewhat lackluster as far as August and September goes.  At the northern end of the state, Buoy 10 was only so-so at best and Tillamook Bay wasn't far behind. But when it comes to the southern end of Oregon, I would rate the Rogue Bay a solid 10 for Chinook ranging...
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The combination of cooling water temperatures in the Columbia River and additional protections in the form of a river-wide steelhead retention closure have allowed managers to re-open the closed area adjacent to the mouth of the Deschutes River effective Thursday Sept. 6. The Columbia River section outside the Deschutes mouth had been closed to angling since Aug. 9 based on direction...
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Beginning Thursday, September 6, the North Umpqua River fly area reopens to afternoon angling. Fishing hours return to one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. An emergency regulation began August 6 to close afternoon fly angling from the fly area boundary at Deadline Falls to the marker below Soda Springs Dam to protect wild summer steelhead. The closure, due...
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Plenty of Klamath salmon left to catch
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

Humboldt County Coast

The Labor Day weekend is typically the busiest weekend of the fall season on the Klamath River. And this year was no exception. The river was crowded, with plenty of boats and bank anglers trying to land the prized king salmon. Here’s what we know after the dust has settled. The Klamath “spit area”, which is within 100 yards of...
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On Safari
On Patrol
by Steven T. Callan, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

With camera in hand, Kathy and I have spent much of the last thirty years enjoying nature and searching for wildlife wherever we could find it. We’ve meandered through mountains, marshes, and meadows in seven states; we’ve trekked across deserts in California, Arizona, and Nevada; we’ve kayaked with great whales in Monterey Bay; and we’ve dived to the depths of...
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The 2018-2019 general tree squirrel season will be open from Saturday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Tree squirrels may be taken only in the open zone during the open season, from between one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. A map of the state’s tree squirrel hunt zones can be found on the California Department...
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