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Bass fishing is a very popular sport but only a handful of anglers manage to catch the big ones.


Wild steelhead harvest could end on the Chetco
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 28, 2019

A petition requesting a temporary rule change restricting harvest of wild winter steelhead in the Oregon Southwest Zone, which includes the Chetco River, was submitted on Nov. 4 by a group of Oregon fishing guides to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. If accepted, the emergency rule change would go into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. According to the petition,...
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Eagle Lake Conditions
by Valerie Aubrey, NOVEMBER 25, 2019
Eagle Lake

We don’t always get the predicted snowfall during a storm event, however we do prepare for the worst and accept the least. Predictions range from 3-7” to 12-18” of snow. One thing will be certain is roads are probably going to be impacted even if we only see a few inches. I expect to see low temps drop below zero...
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The 149th annual American Fisheries Society meeting held from September 29–October 3 in Reno, Nevada, was a truly unique experience for the thousands of fisheries professionals who attended, pulling them out of their aquatic bubble and into the terrestrial world of wildlife biologists. This represented the first ever joint conference between the American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society, and #TeamFish versus #TeamBird social media feuds...
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What Happened to The Fish- They Are Moving!
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 23, 2019

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

We have a small weather depression last week that brought a few showers. Enough to make the ground wet! The good part was that the Hoopa Weir was removed and the weather depression started the fish down in Hoopa to start moving up river. In one week’s, time, many of the fish that had been held up below the Hoopa...
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Eagle Lake Fishing Report
by Valerie Aubrey, NOVEMBER 22, 2019
Eagle Lake

Fog lifted early. A beautiful day on the lake besides a little chilly this morning at 15F. Lake is still a bit stirred up from the last big wind with bottom visible to about 18” but the fish just keep biting. (Pearl/white was our best color today) 45-47F surface temps on the west side. Distant weather forecasts indicate a chance...
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Holiday rain could open rivers to fishing
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 21, 2019

If you see a family member duck out early on Thanksgiving Day, or fail to show up at all, you can bet it’s raining and the rivers are either open or on the verge. After suffering through an extremely dry November, it looks like our weather pattern is about to change. The ridge of high pressure that’s been parked off...
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