Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


ODFW is seeking a candidate to represent agricultural interests on the state’s Fish Screening Task Force. Apply by Oct. 13 using the Fish Screening Task Force Member application form found on the Fish Screening program website. Submit the completed application via email to tracy.d.wyllie@state.or.us or mail to Tracy Wyllie, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR 97302. The ODFW Fish Screening Program helps water users install and...
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Cascade Elk: Access Issues and Low Odds Persist
by Jason Haley, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017

Expect more of the same this year in the southern Cascades, according to ODFW’s Mark Vargas in Medford. Winter was “harsh” but it didn’t affect elk. The October snow storms didn’t increase the harvest, either, despite deer hunters taking advantage. The Butcher Shop in Eagle Point was inundated with over 200 deer, but few elk. Elk harvest was steady, but...
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Feather River Hatchery Salmon Ladder Now Open
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017
Feather River

The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville opened Monday, Sept. 18, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers opened the gates in the ladder about 8 a.m. Normally more than 3 million spring-run eggs and 12 million fall-run eggs are taken over the next two months in order...
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Commission adopts 2018 Big Game Regulations
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted Big Game Regulations when it met today in Welches, Ore. There are a few changes including shifts in season dates. The Commission updated language to make it clearer that mechanical and moveable blades are not lawful to use for archery hunting. The Commission declined to expand the prohibition on night vision optics until they further explore...
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California Fish and Game Commission ready for big changes!
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, SEPTEMBER 18, 2017

Trinity River

Yes the CDFG is at it again. It appears that the non-fishers have convinced the Commission to make some changes to the Fish & Game Regulations for river fishing. Someone convinced them they should shorten up the leader length; remove any weight to flies; use no additive to hardware (spinners-spoons) and several others I don’t remember at this time. This...
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ODFW is looking for volunteers to help with the Fall Chinook Program at Salmon River Hatchery this fall. Staff will activate the fish trap this weekend with the forecasted rain, and volunteer shifts will be available starting next week. In 2016, Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program volunteers contributed over 500 hours at the Salmon River Hatchery and were responsible for the...
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