Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County
Heading offshore at dawn with a calm sea is the wish of every saltwater angler and skipper.


Dutch Oven Pot Roast on the Grille
Before and After
by Don Stec, APRIL 29, 2018

I have always enjoyed cooking for myself and friends while on hunting, fishing and camping trips.  I discovered in my early teens that most males at that age do not have the slightest idea of how to camp cook. I did not realize that Beef jerky, dried fruits, nuts and potato chips to most young outdoorsmen seemed the natural makings...
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Anglers Limiting on Surface-feeding Rockfish
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 28, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

April and May are the months when bottomfish do the ol' switch-a-roonie to their nom de plume and start feeding on the surface, and anglers in-the-know about this curious phenomenon were catching easy limits last week of the bottom-grabbers within a foot or two of the surface. The rockfish, which were comprised of mainly black rockfish with a few blue rockfish...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening weekend, Aug. 11-12, 2018 in Zone A for the general season. The locations for this hunt include Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife areas. Reservations are required to access the wildlife areas and...
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Family fishing event in Grants Pass
by ODFW, APRIL 27, 2018

Enjoy fishing with the family at an event Sunday, May 6 at Reinhart Park Pond in Grants Pass, 10 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.The pond is stocked with rainbow trout, including 100 trout in the 12 to 14-inch range. ODFW staff and volunteers provide everything needed to fish and will teach new anglers how to rig their line, cast a rod, land a fish and...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State Police remind visitors to the Sauvie Island Wildlife Area (SIWA) that a seasonal ban on use and possession of alcohol takes effect May 1 and continues through Sept. 30. Persons found in violation of the new rule face fines of up to $6,250. The new Oregon Administrative Rule was adopted in March by the Oregon...
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ODFW to host family fishing event May 5 at Vernonia Lake
by ODFW, APRIL 27, 2018
Vernonia Lake

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites new anglers to take part in its family fishing Event Saturday, May 5at Vernonia Lake from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public and open to all. ODFW staff, and volunteers will be on hand to assist those who want to learn how to fish. ODFW will provide equipment for the...
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