Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Woodley Island Marina, Humboldt County
Dawn always brings the promise of a new day but dawn over a marina brings hopes of a good catch.


Despite its macabre name, Death Valley is home to frost-covered mountain peaks, the striking badlands and the Eureka Valley sand dunes. While the dunes may seem desolate, it has served as a habitat for unique species throughout its estimated 10,000-year existence. Among them is a large desert wildflower that’s been saved from extinction. Originally listed as endangered in 1978, the Eureka...
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Klamath Management Zones Get Long Ocean Salmon Seasons
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 15, 2018

Sacramento River

Salmon fishermen of the KMZ, it's time to start counting backward and marking days off your calendar. Due to a decision that finalized salmon alternatives at a recent PFMC meeting held in Portland, Oregon, both California and Oregon Klamath Management Zones (KMZ) will be fishing long and hopefully productive ocean salmon seasons this year. The reason for the long salmon seasons was...
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The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office is reopening recreation sites along the Merced River, including McCabe Flat, Willow Placer and Railroad Flat campgrounds, after a mudslide on Railroad Grade Road has been cleaned up.  Still, outdoor enthusiasts should exercise caution on the trails. Recent heavy rains have loosened the soil along the trails, causing trail damage, and the...
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Commission meets April 19-20 in Astoria
by ODFW, APRIL 14, 2018

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet in Astoria next week, touring the area on Thursday, April 19 and meeting at the Clatsop County Fair and Expo Center Exhibit Hall (92931 Walluski Loop) on Friday, April 20. See the full agenda online at dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/18/04_april/index.asp Thursday’s tour includes viewing of marbled murrelet nesting habitat at Oswald State Park and visit to Gearhart to discuss elk damage issues. A...
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ODFW is soliciting public comment on a draft plan to protect, conserve, and manage redband trout in the Blitzen and Silvies rivers, Silver Creek and other streams surrounding Malheur and Harney lakes in southeast Oregon. Redband trout of the Malheur Lakes area are uniquely adapted to the desert conditions of the Great Basin—able to persist through dry years, yet resilient enough...
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New 'Eco Line Weights' by Trinidad Tackle Co.
by Jeff Goodwin, APRIL 13, 2018
Shasta Lake

Redding Area Lake Fishing I've made a lot of changes to my fishing style in recent years, especially when fishing the lakes here in the Redding area.  I've spent the majority of my adult life fishing and guiding for salmon and steelhead in both the Washington and California river systems.  With uncertain times in the fishing industry, fishing guides have to...
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