Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


A proposal by President Trump to allow the sale of E15 (15 percent ethanol) gasoline year-round has set off alarm bells at the nation’s largest boating advocacy group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS). E15 is prohibited by federal law for use in recreational boat engines, voids many marine engine warranties, and is currently banned for sale by the...
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Anglers with the two-rod validation will be able to use two rods in Tillamook Bay and Nestucca River basins and the upper Willamette River beginning on May 1, under a temporary rule adopted by ODFW this month. Effective May 1-July 31, anglers who have a 2018 two-rod validation will be able to use two rods while fishing for spring Chinook or hatchery steelhead...
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Port to Port Clean Up on the Yaquina River on April 21
by ODFW, APRIL 19, 2018
Yaquina River

The U DA MAN volunteer group along with Oregon SOLVE and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host the second annual Port to Port Yaquina River Clean Up on Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Port of Toledo airport boat ramp on the South Bay Road at 9 a.m. Some volunteers will be shuttled...
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Refuge Scouting for Elk
by Frank Biggs, APRIL 18, 2018

Great hunting opportunities are available at many of the State and Federal Refuges.  In Oregon, we are very fortunate to have many of both.   The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife offers the ability to apply for a tag for a specific hunt and refuge, such as Hart Mountain.   As I am directing this article of a specific Federal Refuge, the application...
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Family fishing event coming up at St. Louis Ponds
by ODFW, APRIL 18, 2018
St. Louis Ponds

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a family fishing event Saturday, April 21 at St. Louis Ponds near Woodburn from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ponds will be stocked with rainbow trout shortly before the event. ODFW will provide equipment including rods, reels and bait for use on a first-come, first-served basis. Angling education instructors and volunteers...
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Recreational Salmon Seasons Set for 2018
by CDFW, APRIL 18, 2018
Sacramento River

The recreational salmon seasons have been set for 2018, and it appears to be a mixture of good news and bad for California anglers. Klamath River fall run Chinook are likely to be one of the better fishing opportunities due to higher returns that will support both ocean and inland salmon seasons. But returns for Sacramento River fall run Chinook...
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