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Eagle Lake, Lassen County
Fly fishing from shore allows the angler to enjoy the tussle, revive the fish and let it go free.


Hunting Partner Laws?
by CDFW, FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Question: Is it legal to bring along a friend or family member on a hunting trip if they do not have a license or tag? I have found nothing in the regs book. Also, when hunting with an archery-only tag in the general season, is it legal to be hunting with someone who carries a general rifle tag and rifle? (Chris Gaylor) Answer: No problem...
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Cost for Short Lobster Citation?
by CDFW, FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Question: I was lobster fishing recently and didn’t realize until I was pulling up my hoop nets that I’d left my measuring gauge in the car by mistake. I was sure that the lobster I caught was of legal size, but when the game warden measured it, it was short. I am worried how much this is going to cost...
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Sportsmen’s Bills Pass Senate
by Boone and Crockett Club, FEBRUARY 17, 2019

The Boone and Crockett Club, the oldest wildlife conservation group in the U.S., on February 12, praised the Senate’s passage of the Natural Resources Management Act (S. 47), a bipartisan package of bills that includes several key pieces of the Sportsmen’s Act. “This is good news for all sportsmen concerned about access to places to hunt, fish, target shoot and recreate...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend its upcoming annual Salmon Information Meeting. The meeting will feature the outlook for this year’s sport and commercial ocean salmon fisheries, in addition to a review of last year’s salmon fisheries and spawning escapement. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....
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 Potential closure for Klamath/Trinity springers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 15, 2019

Humboldt County Coast

At last week’s meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission accepted a petition to list Upper Klamath-Trinity River Spring Chinook Salmon as endangered, starting the process of a status review to be completed by the CDFW. The one-year review will determine if a CESA listing by the Commission may be warranted. After reviewing the best scientific data available,...
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For the Love of the Sport
by Denis Peirce, FEBRUARY 12, 2019

There are a few ways to think of the term sport. Team sports come to mind for most people. Our first experience is often in school with kickball, soccer, baseball, etc. Many students gravitate to the organized team sports and have a gift for them. But there are many who seem to get picked last when choosing up sides and do...
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