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Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County
Healthy sandhill cranes have nothing to fear from coyotes when they can simply jump into the sky.


Collins Lake Fishing Report
by Collins Lake Staff, MAY 9, 2018
Collins Lake

Water Temp… 73 Air Temp… 78 Water visibility… 2-4 feet Wind… 1-2 mph Moon Phase… Waning Crescent After my last trip to Collins Lake I wanted to get back out there and see if the giants were active in the spawn, what I found was very interesting. My friends Colin Peirce and the person best known as “Colin’s dad” Denis and myself all decided to...
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Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board to meet in Klamath Falls
by ODFW, MAY 9, 2018
Upper Klamath Lake

ODFW’s Fish Restoration and Enhancement Board will meet on Friday, May 18 in Klamath Falls. The board will meet from 8 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Best Western Plus Olympic Inn (2627 South 6th Street) to review seven project proposals. The agenda also includes discussion of development of board priorities and funding strategies, as well as planning for the 2019 program reauthorization. The meeting is open...
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Fall may be months away but it’s time to start planning your big game hunt. Don’t forget to apply for a controlled hunt by Tuesday, May 15, at 11:59 p.m. PT. Apply online, at a license sales agent or ODFW office that sells licenses. The cost is $8 per application and hunters need a 2018 annual hunting license to apply. Many hunters wait till the...
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Additional sections of the California coast will open up to recreational ocean salmon fishing in June. In the Klamath Management Zone, which is the area between the Oregon/California state line and Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude), the season will open June 1 and continue through Sept. 3, 2018. The Fort Bragg and San Francisco areas, which extend from Horse Mountain to...
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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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