Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Clear Lake, Lake County
Bass fishing is a very popular sport but only a handful of anglers manage to catch the big ones.


Invasive New Zealand Mudsnails Found in Carmel River
by CDFW, OCTOBER 13, 2017
Carmel River

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed the presence of New Zealand mudsnails in Monterey County’s Carmel River. The highly invasive, nonnative snails have been detected by the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District at multiple locations in the lower river, including near the Highway 1 crossing, the Valley Greens Drive bridge, and Mid Valley nearly 8 miles upstream...
Full Story 
ODFW will host the state’s first S3DA Triple Crown archery competition on Saturday, Oct. 28 at from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at its new Junction City Archery Park, 94230 Hwy 99N. The competition is open to all ages and the cost is $10. Participants need to bring their own equipment (no broadheads or crossbows) and will shoot in three different formats: indoor target, outdoor target and...
Full Story 
On Monday, Oct. 16, board members will go on a field tour of existing A and H projects in the area. Meet in the lobby of the Sandman Inn no later no later than 8 a.m. to join the tour and be prepared to provide your own transportation and lunch. The A and H board meeting begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at the Blue Mountain...
Full Story 
Chetco Bubble season rebounds after slow start
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 12, 2017

Chetco River

After a slow start to the Chetco bubble season on Saturday, the bite really picked up on Sunday. According to guide Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing, the ODFW fish checkers reported 40 kings for 250 boats on Saturday. “We landed three kings on Saturday, but only one was over the minimum keeper size of 28 inches. On Sunday, we...
Full Story 
“Pounder” trout stocked in Coos Bay area lakes
by ODFW, OCTOBER 11, 2017
Coos River

This week, ODFW is stocking “pounders,” rainbow trout averaging just over a pound each, into Coos Bay area lakes for a great fall trout fishing opportunity. The weather is cooling, but the trout are still biting. Within the city limits of Coos Bay, Upper Empire Lake is getting 3,500 trout. Lower Empire is choked with weeds and has a low water...
Full Story 
ODFW Recreation Report
by ODFW, OCTOBER 11, 2017

Deer and elk hunting Most rifle deer hunting closes today (Oct. 11) in eastern Oregon but continues in western Oregon. Remember Cascade units are closed for Cascade Elk season running Oct. 14-20. Conditions for big game hunting are improving with the rain. See reports below or the Big Game Hunting Forecast for what to expect.  Western Oregon waterfowl opens Oct. 14, fall turkey on Oct....
Full Story 
Page 21