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Shasta Valley Wildlife Area, Siskiyou County
The dark spot at the base of gill plate distinguishes this species from other panfish.


Salmon, smoke em if you got em!
by Jeff Goodwin, OCTOBER 17, 2017

It's the fall season in Shasta County and the bad weather is coming!  The leaves are turning, acorns are dropping, and the best fishing of the year is, for the most part, in the history books. We've had an exceptional year for fishing here in the north state and I'm sure a lot of you have some King salmon, Kokanee salmon,...
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Lake Mead Preparation
by Jason Haley, OCTOBER 16, 2017
Lake Mead

I just spent my first day on Lake Mead in preparation for the 35th Annual WON Bass U.S. Open. Wow! This place is amazing. It's hard to focus due to the spectacular scenery and wildlife. The water is clear, with visibility to nearly 30 feet. Schools of Striped Bass are chasing shad all over the lake. I caught two on...
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Trinity water flows
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, OCTOBER 16, 2017

Trinity Lake

The winter water flows are here! Oct. 14 water releases from Lewiston Dam to the Trinity River would drop 450cfs to 400cfs; Oct. 15 water releases from Lewiston Dam into the Trinity River would drop from 400cfs to 350cfs; Oct 16 water releases from Lewiston Dam to the Trinity River would drop from 350cfs to 300cfs, these flows will continue for the winter...
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Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington scheduled two days of recreational white sturgeon fishing on the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam during the month of October. Approved sturgeon retention days are Saturday, Oct. 21 and Thursday, Oct. 26. The open area is the mainstem Columbia from the Wauna power lines, located 40 miles from the river mouth, upstream to the fishing deadline...
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Reaching Elk Miles Away
by Frank Biggs, OCTOBER 15, 2017

Alone and still, I'm glassing ridges just shortly after noon, my favorite time to glass for elk.  The country is vast with B.L.M. and National Forest for miles in all directions.  I've been glassing for about 30 minutes when I spot a group of elk at about 2 miles away.  I can see with my binoculars there are some pretty...
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted an updated Cougar Management Plan when it met in Prineville, Ore. The Plan was last revised in 2006. The updated Plan incorporates new scientific literature and Oregon-specific research about cougars, including a genetics and habitat analysis, but there are no major management changes. The Plan continues to stress coexistence with Oregon’s more than 6,400 cougars....
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