Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Thirteen-year-old Ethan Mayes of San Diego has become the first person to earn the title of Master Ocean Angler from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) California Fishing Passport program by catching at least 50 different species of saltwater game fish. Mayes, an eighth-grade honor roll student, reeled in a black-and-yellow rockfish from the Coast Guard Pier in Monterey...
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ODFW will host family fishing event Saturday at Mt. Hood Pond
by ODFW, OCTOBER 17, 2018
Mt. Hood Pond MHCC Campus

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a family fishing event Saturday, Oct. 20 at Mt. Hood Pond in Gresham. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the pond located on the Mount Hood Community College Campus at 2600 SE Stark St. ODFW will stock the pond with rainbow trout just prior to the event...
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham has enacted a commercial spiny lobster fishery closure effective immediately. State health agencies determined that spiny lobster near Anacapa Island in Ventura County had unhealthy levels of domoic acid and recommended closure of the commercial fishery in the area. The recreational fishery for spiny lobster remains open statewide with a warning from the...
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Shasta Lake fall trout season begins!
by Jeff Goodwin, OCTOBER 16, 2018
Shasta Lake

Known as one of California's greatest lakes, Shasta Lake provides year round fishing for many species, but for me, the big rainbow and brown trout are the fish I target regularly. This trout fishery has become my top venue for people looking for a great fishing experience and has become the number one body of water I’m booking trips on....
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted administrative rules for the salvage of roadkilled deer and elk during its meeting in Klamath Falls today. The new rules are due to the passage of SB 372 by the 2017 Oregon State Legislature and take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. Highlights of the new rules include: Deer and elk accidentally stuck by a vehicle may...
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Steelhead fishing on the Umatilla River will be closed from Oct.15- April 30, 2019 to protect native steelhead. Also, the bag limit for salmon on the Umatilla River (from the Hwy 730 bridge to the CTUIR reservation boundary approximately 0.7 miles above Hwy 11 bridge) will be lowered from 3 to 1 adult fall Chinook or coho salmon per day and...
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