Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Fishing license for a disabled veteran Question: How much does it cost for a 100 percent disabled vet to fish? What documents are needed to obtain the license? (Stephanie) Answer: CDFW sincerely appreciates the sacrifices our veterans have made in service to our country and we crafted a process to make it possible for disabled veterans to purchase a fishing license at a significantly...
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There’s a Bat in my House!
by CDFW, JULY 19, 2018

Question: Late one night recently, a bat flew into my house through an open window! I was sitting at the table and it flew right at me with its huge webbed wings. I swear it looked like it was in full in attack mode. I hid in another room for a while, and then opened the door to find it hanging...
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Shelter Cove, Fort Bragg boats whack the tuna
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JULY 19, 2018

Shelter Cove

The warm tuna water came within reach of the two ports to our south – Shelter Cove and Fort Bragg – and anglers jumped at the chance to put the season’s first albies on board. Captain Jake Mitchell of Sea Hawk Sport Fishing out of Shelter Cove targeted tuna on Sunday and Monday and did well both days. “We ran...
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Tips for fishing during hot weather Fishing can get a little tough during these hot summer days – water temperatures increase, aquatic weed growth accelerates and fish get lethargic. Here are some ideas to help you beat the dog days of fishing: Fish early in the morning when waters are cooler and fish are more active. Look for fish in deeper water, where...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a drawing for more than a dozen special dove hunts in five counties for the 2018 dove season, the first half of which runs from Sept. 1-15. The special dove hunting opportunities will take place at the Cosumnes River Preserve in Sacramento County, the China Island and Salt Slough units of the...
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What Will Happen to the Trinity?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JULY 16, 2018

Trinity River

The weather here in Willow Creek has been HOT!! The weather forecast for last the week in Willow Creek has been far from accurate. We have been having temperatures of 98 to 105 on my front porch for the last five days. So, if Willow Creek is having this type of temperatures, what has the upper Trinity been experiencing? I know...
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