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Trinidad, Humboldt County
Scenic overlook of Trinidad Bay from the Memorial Lighthouse in downtown Trinidad


How are Black Bass Limits Regulated During Licensed Tournaments?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, APRIL 26, 2018

Question: Why are Pro Bass Tournament participants allowed to keep fishing when they have five fish in their possession? When they continue to fish and they boat their sixth fish, aren’t they in violation of the five-fish limit rule? I realize that they release the smallest fish, but for just a little while, they do have six fish in their possession....
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds 2017-2018 Spiny Lobster Report Card holders to submit online or return their cards by April 30, 2018, as required by law. The cards must be reported even if no lobsters were taken or no attempts were made to take lobsters. Information collected from the cards provides CDFW with data necessary to monitor...
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Snake River spring Chinook season opens April 28
by ODFW, APRIL 26, 2018
Snake River

Spring Chinook season will open on the Snake River in Hells Canyon on April 28 from the Dug Bar boat ramp to the boundary below Hells Canyon Dam. Fishery managers do not expect salmon to arrive to the fishery area for several weeks, as these fish are currently making their way up the Columbia River headed for Hells Canyon. “This group tends to...
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Volunteers for Kids Fishing Needed
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 26, 2018

Volunteers are badly needed to assist with upcoming and future Free Kids Fishing Days in the Redding area of Northern California. What better way to help create a positive angling experience for a youngster and their family?  What better way to share and pay forward the passion you have for the sport? It is often said that the future of the...
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Coastal saltwater season set to take off
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 26, 2018

Next Tuesday marks day one of our ocean sport fishing season on the North Coast as both rockfish and halibut will finally open, bringing with it tons of excitement, optimism and relief. Following a year in which we had a limited abalone season and total closures of both salmon and razor clams, we could all use a little saltwater therapy....
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At its April 2018 meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) adopted emergency regulations to increase the daily bag limit for purple sea urchins taken while skin or SCUBA diving off Mendocino and Sonoma counties only. Purple sea urchins fall under the general invertebrate bag limit of 35 per day, but the new emergency regulations will allow a daily...
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