Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


May 19 steelhead fishing workshop in Troutdale
by ODFW, MAY 7, 2018
Columbia River

Register by May 14 for a steelhead fishing workshop on Saturday, May 19 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Glen Otto Community Park (1106 E Historic Columbia River Hwy, Troutdale). The event is co-hosted by ODFW and the Sandy River Chapter, Association of NW Steelheaders. Register online at https://or.outdoorcentral.us/or/license (call Jason at (503) 947-6025 if you need help registering).  The workshop is for beginning anglers to learn the essential elements of steelhead...
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14 Days left till the Oregon KMZ opens
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MAY 5, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

Salmon fishermen of the salt - start your engines!  In exactly 14 days (May 19), salmon anglers of the salt are going to be launching from the Port of Brookings Harbor in search of 3-, 4- and 5-year old Chinook. So now is the time when anglers should be prepping their rods, reels and vessel apparatus for what could be an...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the reopening of razor clamming from the south jetty of the Umpqua River, at Winchester Bay to Cape Arago, south of Coos Bay as domoic acid levels have dropped below the alert level. The opening means razor clamming is now open from the Columbia River...
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A Stubborn Fish Called Cabezon
by Sarkis Kasparian, MAY 4, 2018

The cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus) is a unique fish living on the Pacific coast. Generally found near the ocean floor, the cabezon is known for being stubborn because of its temperament and its ability to remain nearly motionless until its next meal. They also have poisonous spines that match their attitude! Cabezon is Spanish for “big headed,” which perfectly describes this...
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Artists are invited to compete in the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s 2019 Habitat Conservation Stamp, Waterfowl Stamp and Upland Game Bird Stamp art competitions. Collector’s stamps, art prints and other promotional materials are produced from first place artwork. Winning artists in each contest receives $2,000. Entries can be delivered or shipped to ODFW headquarters between August 31 and 5 p.m. on September 28, 2018 at 4034 Fairview...
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Two deer, illegally shot with arrows in the Shady Cove area, were successfully tranquilized yesterday and the arrows removed. ODFW wildlife biologists and Oregon State Police fish and wildlife officers worked together to track and tranquilize the deer, remove the arrows and treat the wounds. The deer, an adult doe and a yearling doe, were successfully released in good health with...
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