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Winter on the Upper Klamath River, Siskiyou County
Anglers drift-fish this river daily in fall and winter often in widely fluctuating weather.


Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MARCH 15, 2020

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The first results for PFMC Options for this coming salmon season are out for review. You can go to www.pcouncil.org or https://wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/ocean/Regulations/Salmon/Pre-Season to review what they might be. I have not seen the 3 Options yet so I will not comment as to what is going to happen. I do hope that the PFMC does not cancel the March 24 meeting to review and...
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Slim year ahead for Klamath and ocean kings
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 12, 2020

Looking at the ocean abundance of Klamath River kings and the numbers that returned to the river in 2019, I’d say we’re pretty fortunate to have any type of salmon season this fall. But we will, and a couple of the alternatives don’t look half bad. The Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on Monday released three preliminary alternatives for managing...
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GSSA Santa Rosa Dinner Rescheduled to May 15
by GGSA Staff, MARCH 9, 2020

In response to uncertainty and concerns about public gatherings because of coronavirus in northern California, the Golden State Salmon Association is postponing it’s Santa Rosa dinner from April 3 to Friday, May 15.     Refunds for tickets already bought are available for any who need them but we hope you’ll be able to be with us on May 15th.  We apologize for the...
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2020 Salmon Season to Start Soon
by GGSA Staff, MARCH 9, 2020

San Francisco  --  The 2020 salmon season will start for sport anglers from Pigeon Pt. in southern San Mateo County south to the Mexican border on April 4.  Sport anglers north of there, including those out of HMB, SF, Bodega Bay, Fort Bragg and Shelter Cove will get a chance to catch a salmon starting a week later on April...
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Shasta Bass Cooperative, Baum Trout Not

by Gary Heffley, MARCH 9, 2020
Shasta Lake

One of the great things about fishing in the North State is that if one location is not producing another probably is. Such was the case of my late week adventures to Baum Lake on Thursday and Shasta Lake on Friday. Thursday afternoon’s visit to Baum Lake provided a couple of strikes and short-lived hookups on my reliable candy patterned Kastmaster,...
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Whether we realize it’s happening or not, we can expose ourselves to environmental pollution hundreds of times a day, whether by air, water, or land. These pollutants have numerous health effects, many of which are still unknown. Researchers are currently trying to determine potential health effects related to microplastics, or microscopic plastic fragments, which have become a ubiquitous form of pollution....
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