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Shasta Valley Wildlife Area, Siskiyou County
The dark spot at the base of gill plate distinguishes this species from other panfish.


Trolling Flies for Rainbows and Browns
by Jeff Goodwin, JANUARY 10, 2018
Shasta Lake

There are hundreds of techniques trout anglers utilize to effectively catch trout and there are no limits to the number of combinations and presentations we see people fishing all the time.  It can be a bit overwhelming for some of you out there who find a way to spend the time to look for new ways to improve your catch...
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ODFW reminds anglers to turn in their 2017 Combined Angling Tags and/or Hatchery Salmon/Steelhead Harvest Cards (aka Hatchery Harvest Tags) as soon as possible. The documents should be returned even if you didn’t catch any fish or go fishing. Anglers with an annual fishing license are required to use the Combined Angling Tags and/or Hatchery Harvest Cards to track the number, type and...
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) staff will share a draft management plan for the new Gail Achterman Wildlife Area on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the ODFW headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. After a short presentation, staff will answer questions and take public comments on the proposed plan. Read the draft plan. The ten-year plan will guide...
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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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