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Fishing in the dolos can be challenging. Bring a long handled gaff and a lot of gear.


Return of the king! Salmon season opens Friday
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 31, 2018

Humboldt County Coast

It’s been a long wait, but the time is finally here. After suffering through a complete shutdown of our salmon season in 2017, beginning Friday morning sport salmon anglers will once again set their sights on ocean kings. I’m not sure whether it’s the year-long hiatus or the fact that nearly 360,000 adult Klamath kings are said to be swimming...
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ODFW is proposing some changes to big game hunting regulations beginning in 2019, the latest in a multi-year effort aimed at simplifying hunting and fishing regulations. “Hunters tell us the regulations are too complicated, so we are making an effort to simplify whatever we can while still meeting the intent to conserve wildlife and ensure fair chase of game,” said Nick...
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Oregonian’s can fish, crab and clam for free during Free Fishing Weekend, June 2-3. Events held around Southern Oregon give families an opportunity to try their hand at landing a trout. The following events held are Saturday, June 2 unless noted: Coos County: Eel Lake at Tugman State Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. At a series of stations, kids will learn how to identify fish, tie knots,...
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Lookingglass Creek opens June 2 to spring Chinook
by ODFW, MAY 30, 2018
Lookingglass Creek

Lookingglass Creek, a tributary to the Grande Ronde River at Palmer Junction, will open to fishing for hatchery spring chinook Saturday, June 2 through Saturday, June 23. The open area is from the Moses Creek Lane Bridge (County Road 42) upstream to the confluence of Jarboe Creek. “The Lookingglass Creek Chinook run has surprised us this year with a return much larger...
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Rock Cod at the Islands
by Gary Heffley, MAY 29, 2018
Farallon Islands and Bay

Three-thirty in the morning is early for most people except for those working the late shift, pulling an all nighter, or those who are getting ready to be at the boat at 5 a.m. looking forward to a great day on the water. Well, luckily, yesterday morning had me prepping for the latter, a rendezvous with the Sea Wolf out of...
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California’s black bears are active and hungry after a period of hunkering down through the winter. As a reminder, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) encourages people to help reduce unwanted encounters with this large mammal by being “bear aware.” People who visit or live in bear country can take actions that promote responsible behavior and safe co-existence...
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