Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Lake Sabrina Fish Report
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, OCTOBER 2, 2017
Lake Sabrina

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing 760-873-7425 October 2, 2017 WATCH OUT FOR DEER! Don’t forget that jacket! It’s THAT time: SERIOUSLY WATCH OUT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND TRIPODS AND CARS STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD!!!!!!! Wow, can you believe October already (and let me tell you it feels more like winter up here today ------- 25 degrees at 7:00am) - the trees are a lovely green, yellow,...
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) biologists are expecting a very good quail hunting season when the general seasons open, thanks to rebounding populations that benefitted from California’s wet fall and winter in 2016. California’s prolonged drought reduced quail populations statewide. Biologists found overall declines of 33 percent for mountain quail, 29 percent for California quail and 17 percent for...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife released a draft Status Review of the Marbled Murrelet for public review and comment. The status review is in response to a petition submitted to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission by several conservation groups. The petitioners recommend the seabird be reclassified from threatened to endangered, or “uplisted,” under the Oregon Endangered Species Act. Comments on...
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New Water Year 2017
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, OCTOBER 1, 2017

Trinity River

The first day of Fall was Friday September 22, 2017. October 1, 2017 is the first day of the New Water Year for 2017 – 2018. Rain for 2016 – 2017 was 86.65 inches with 3.5 inches of snow. The Eureka / Willow Creek area received 150% of NOAA normal average rain fall for the year. Willow Creek average rain fall...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the U.S. Forest Service remind citizens visiting or living in the high country and foothills that fall is the time of year for increased bear foraging activity and more human and bear encounters are possible. California black bears are typically active and foraging between April and mid-fall, but in autumn, black bears...
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Get Ready for the Chetco Bubble Season
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

Chetco River

Salmon aficionados of the salt, get ready to sharpen your hooks and buy plenty of bait. In exactly one week, Oregon salmon buffs are going to finally get the chance to fish for Chinook salmon in the ocean on October 7-8 and on October 14-15. These two 2-day seasons, which are exactly one week apart, are the only times that local-area anglers will be...
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