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Eureka salmon showing signs of life
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JULY 26, 2018

Trinidad Coast

If the last couple days are any indication, we may yet have a salmon season out of Eureka. Since the opener on June 1, the fishing – and subsequently the effort – have both been underwhelming. That could all be changing now. Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing put in a solid effort on Tuesday down near the Eel...
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Effective immediately, an emergency regulation protects wild summer steelhead and early returning fall chinook on the mainstem Umpqua River. Emergency regulation, Scottsburg Bridge (Hwy. 38) to River Forks Boat Ramp: Today through September 30, 2018, angling is prohibited within a 200 feet radius of all tributaries in the Umpqua River and in the tributaries themselves from the mouth to 200 feet upstream. This...
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Handle fish with care during hot summer weather On days when temperatures soar, anglers can do their part to reduce the stress fish are under. Here are some tips: Fish early in day when water temperatures are cooler. Use a thermometer to check water temperatures frequently. Stop fishing when temperatures exceed 70 degrees. Look for trout in deep, high elevation lakes or shaded streams...
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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 officers and cadets. Applicants who are current peace officers must fill out a warden application by July 31, 2018. Applicants who are not current peace officers must fill out a warden...
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ODFW will host a public meeting on July 31 to discuss a 10-year update of the Klamath Wildlife Area Management Plan and plans to add about 200 acres to the wildlife area. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. at OSU Extension Office, 6923 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls. The wildlife area management plan was first adopted 10 years ago, so a revision...
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They’ve spread across the globe wreaking havoc through the destruction of levees, drainages, and thousands of acres of marshland. It might sound like the work of aliens from a science-fiction movie, but actually hordes of whiskered rodents are to blame. Nutria, swamp rat, and coypu are all common names for these beaver-like animals (Myocastor coypus), which are known for their...
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