Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County
Healthy sandhill cranes have nothing to fear from coyotes when they can simply jump into the sky.


The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted 2018 ocean salmon and Pacific halibut seasons and 2018-19 game bird hunting regulations when they met in Astoria last week. Ocean salmon regulations are based on Pacific Fishery Management Council recommendations. The Commission also adopted rules for state water terminal fisheries. See a full summary of ocean salmon sport seasons at https://bit.ly/2HSwqIs Catch limits for Pacific halibut...
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Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Update
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, APRIL 21, 2018
Lake Sabrina

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing will open April 28, 2018 at 7:00am   Lake Sabrina Boat Landing 760-873-7425 April 21, 2018    The Lake Forecast: We’ve got open water showing on the Lake – and the Lake is up to the launch ramp – although, it’s that time of year and we’re dropping daily – it’s Spring and water usage goes up in the Spring remember, we’re a reservoir. Not...
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Rogue River Springers - Bottomfish - Crab highlight the Southern Oregon Coast
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 21, 2018

Rogue River

Spring Chinook are still making their way through the lower Rogue River, and both bank fishermen and boaters are occasionally doing battle with them. "They're catching fish," said Steve from the Rogue Outdoor Store in Gold Beach on Thursday. "Two weeks ago there weren't very many fish being caught, but they're catching them now. Yesterday and the day before that, some of...
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The California Fish and Game Commission adopted the 2018-19 waterfowl hunting regulations at their regularly scheduled meeting on April 19. The pintail daily bag limit has returned to two, and there have been some changes to accommodate a longer late season for white-fronted geese in the Northeastern Zone. The Commission also created a Special Management Area in the Klamath Basin,...
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ODFW will award two brine shrimp permits May 1 at ODFW headquarters in Salem.  “The commercial brine shrimp fishery in Oregon is limited to three permits,” said Linda Lytle, license service manager for ODFW. “If the number of permits falls below three we hold a lottery to bring the number back up to three. Currently there are two brine shrimp permits available.” (Brine...
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Plentiful Fishing for Crappie Proves Tempting for Poachers
by CDFW, APRIL 20, 2018
San Joaquin River

Law enforcement officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) have made several recent gross overlimit cases on crappie anglers in the San Joaquin Valley, prompting increased patrols for anglers targeting those fish. Crappie is a sport fish common throughout California and most of North America. The bag limit for crappie is 25 fish per day. In one case,...
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