Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Burning and Learning?
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, JULY 15, 2018

Some initial observations of the positive effect wild horses have on the fire regime... First let me say that after 7-days on the fire line, I am pretty beat... in order to make morning briefing at Camp Creek (aka D.P. 43) at 8:00, I have to wake up at 5 a.m. to get at least some of my chores done, and then after attending to...
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Rogue Bay Breaks Wide Open- Gold Beach
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JULY 14, 2018

Rogue River

Trying to keep a salmon off your hook in the Rogue bay last week was like telling water not to be wet. While it is true that I’ve seen better fall Chinook seasons in the Rogue bay, remember that it is only mid-July and the season has only just begun – to live; to thrive.  So many lures to choose. The...
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Razor clamming will close 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 14 on Clatsop County beaches for the annual conservation closure to protect newly-set young clams. Since 1967 the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has closed the 18 miles of beaches north of Tillamook Head to razor clam digging while young clams establish themselves on the beach during the summer. “We want to ensure that the...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has completed its 2018 waterfowl breeding population survey -- and it’s good news for hunters and birdwatchers alike, as the total waterfowl population in the state now tops out at over a half million, for the first time in six years. Melanie Weaver, who oversees CDFW’s Waterfowl Program, said that duck populations responded...
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Share your love of fishing with people new to the sport—become a volunteer fishing instructor for ODFW! ODFW will host a free training for new volunteer fishing instructors on Saturday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Glenn Otto Community Park/Sam Cox Building. Staff from ODFW’s Aquatic and Angling Education Program will be hosting the training, which is open to anyone...
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Pacific halibut flying over the rails
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JULY 13, 2018

Eureka Coast

The Pacific halibut bite all along the North Coast has been nothing short of spectacular this week. Since last Thursday when the ocean finally calmed, limits have been the rule. “It’s as good as I’ve seen it,” said Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing. “There’s been quite a few caught at the Cape in shallow water while rock fishing,...
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