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Trinity River Fishing Report: Fires & Smoke
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JULY 30, 2018

Trinity River

It is all over the news about the fires; the Carr Fire has Hwy 299 closed and the Mendocino Complex has Hwy 20 closed; so it would be very hard to reach the Trinity River, plus, most of the upper part of the river is so smoky that you would have trouble finding your way to the river. The fires...
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As temperatures rise, fish (especially coldwater species like trout) feel the heat, too. Anglers can do their part to reduce the stress fish are under. This is especially important when fishing in waters that include native fish that may be released. Follow these tips to help fish: Fish early in day when water temperatures are cooler. Look for trout in deep, high elevation lakes...
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Coos Bay, Rogue River open to two rods Aug. 1
by ODFW, JULY 28, 2018
Coos River

Anglers with the two-rod validation will be able to use two rods in Coos Bay and the Rogue River beginning on Aug. 1, under a temporary rule adopted by ODFW this month. Effective Aug. 1 to Sept. 30, Coos Bay anglers who have a 2018 two-rod validation will be able to use two rods while fishing for Chinook salmon or hatchery coho salmon...
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Commission meets Aug. 3 in Salem
by ODFW, JULY 28, 2018


The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, Aug. 3 in Salem at ODFW HQ, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. and follows this agenda,  www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/18/08_aug/index.asp The Commission will be asked to consider a petition submitted by several groups asking the Commission to begin rulemaking to change trapping regulations. The proposal asks the Commission to prohibit trapping of marten in portions of...
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ODFW will host a series of public meetings the week of Aug. 6 to gather input on the 2019 recreational bottomfish and halibut seasons. People who can’t attend meetings can also listen in via Webcast (details below). One key change for next year is that beginning in 2019, the amount of yelloweye rockfish that all fisheries, including recreational fisheries, are allowed...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will host a public outreach meeting on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Los Banos regarding Central Region Type A wildlife areas. CDFW will take comments and recommendations and provide updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands and possible impacts to hunter access on these public lands. CDFW will be joined by...
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