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.


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces the recreational Pacific halibut fishery will close Friday, Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m. for the remainder of 2018. Based on the latest catch projections, CDFW expects the 2018 California recreational quota of 30,940 pounds will have been taken by this date. California’s 2018 quota is approximately 4,000 pounds less than the 2017...
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Salmon Quotas Being Met on the Klamath
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 17, 2018

Klamath River - Upper - CA

The 2018 Fall Chinook adult salmon quotas for the Klamath Trinity River basin have been met for the Lower Klamath River from the Weitchpec Bridge down to the mouth of the Klamath River as of Wednesday Sept.12. You may still fish this area for jack Chinook salmon under 22 inches and hatchery steelhead. Normally, the Upper Klamath and Trinity Rivers have...
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Do you have a love of the outdoors and a passion for fish and wildlife conservation? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division (LED) is currently accepting applications for Wildlife Officer (Warden) Cadet. All prospective applicants must submit a warden cadet application by Sept. 30, 2018 to be considered for the 2020 law enforcement academy. CDFW has posted answers...
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Oregon is among the first places to document the impacts of “ocean acidification”— what happens when human-produced carbon dioxide is absorbed by seawater, resulting in chemical reactions that change the water’s pH and make it more acidic. Oregon is meeting this problem head on, most recently with the convening of the Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia. Back in...
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The Spinnerbait Rig - The Rogue and Chetco Bays' Premier Setup
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 15, 2018

Rogue Bay

Fall is in the air, and Chinook in southern Oregon bays are falling for the spinnerbait/anchovy rig. If you know how to rig up a spinnerbait/anchovy rig properly, the chances are likely that you could be waltzing with a Star Chinook from the Chetco or Rogue bays. The Rogue bay, although it has lost some of its fire from recent weeks, is...
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An adult female cougar was shot and killed by wildlife officials at approximately. 3:15 p.m. today on the Hunchback Mtn Trail Area of Mt. Hood National Forest. The cougar’s carcass is now being transported by Oregon State Police to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory in Ashland. The laboratory will analyze evidence from the cougar killed today and compare it with...
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