Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Take a friend new to the sport out hunting this year—you might win a prize! ODFW launched its second Take a Friend Hunting contest today. Hunters who take someone new to the sport out hunting—or even someone who just hasn’t hunted in several years—can enter to win prizes including hunting gear and a statewide deer tag for 2019. To be eligible for the contest,...
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Beginning Monday, August 6, angling the North Umpqua River fly area is closed from 2 p.m. to one hour before sunrise. The closure extends from the fly area boundary at Deadline Falls to the marker below Soda Springs Dam near the power plant enclosure and is in effect through September 30. This emergency regulation aims to protect wild summer steelhead in the fly waters of...
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The Bureau of Land Management has temporarily closed public lands on the west side of Eagle Lake in Lassen County, including the North Eagle Lake Campground, Rocky Point camping area and Buck Point, for public safety due to the dangers from the Whaleback Fire. The temporary closure also includes lands bounded by Cleghorn Road on the north, state Route 139,...
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Fall salmon seasons on the Columbia River open on Wednesday, Aug. 1 with modest forecasts and a few new regulations. The popular Buoy 10 fishery will lead off Columbia River fall fisheries with effort and catch in other sections of the mainstem building over time.  A total of 375,500 adult Chinook are expected to enter the Columbia this fall, which is...
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Is That Clunking Noise Just Annoying or Dangerous?
Before and After
by Don Stec, AUGUST 2, 2018

he caller said. My car makes a clunking noise. Could you tell me what it is and how much it will cost to repair it? It’s incredible how often we get phone calls from people expecting us to analyze their vehicle problems over the phone. I never want to just blow away the caller with a “you have to bring it...
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Variety of saltwater options on tap
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 2, 2018

Humboldt Bay

Salmon, rockfish, Pacific halibut, and California halibut in the bay – a plethora of options are here for the taking for North Coast saltwater fishermen. After a two-week closure, the Pacific halibut season opened back up on Wednesday. Prior to the closure, the halibut action was wide-open, and the fleet left them biting. Conditions weren’t quite as good for Wednesday’s...
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