Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

McCloud Reservoir, Siskiyou County
Fishing is a great way to bring a family together and the reward may include barbequed trout.


A painting of a Wilson’s snipe has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2017-2018 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. The painting was created by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Ind. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the annual contest is held to determine the official design for the...
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 The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on the newly updated Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area Long Range Management Plan, which will guide activities and management decisions at the wildlife area over the coming decade. Wildlife area staff will host an open house to go over the plan and answer questions on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 4-7 p.m. at the...
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Razor clamming reopened on part of the Oregon coast
by ODFW, JANUARY 8, 2018
Umpqua River

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the reopening of razor clamming from the south jetty of the Umpqua River, south of Reedsport, to the south jetty of Coos Bay as domoic acid levels have dropped below the alert level. The harvesting of razor clams remains closed from Cascade Head, north of...
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Happy New Fishing Year
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 8, 2018

Trinity River

2018 starts the New Fishing Year so don’t forget to turn in your harvest cards and report cards to CDFW by January 31, 2018. To report online, click here, and enter your information, or you can snail mail in you report /harvest cards to the address on your fishing license. Until April of 2018 you will not need a salmon harvest card...
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ODFW is currently seeking a Chair for the statewide board of its Access and Habitat Program, which helps provide hunter access and improve wildlife habitat. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. This is a volunteer position. People with experience leading boards or commissions, as well as experience in forestry, agriculture or ranching, hunting and wildlife conservation are encouraged to...
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Lingcod Opener Totally Off the Hook
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JANUARY 6, 2018

Chetco River

Anglers who had their sights set on catching their first lingcod of 2018 on Monday's opener came back to the Port of Brookings Harbor cleaning tables humming the tune of buzzing electric fillet knives, and went home with plenty of meat to fill their stomachs and freezers. The lingcod bite was said to be off the charts.  They were everywhere -...
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