Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


While many of the more than 63,000 boats damaged as a result of 2017 hurricanes will be repaired and have more years of life on the water, some used boat buyers in 2018 could end up with storm-damaged lemons. The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), cautions used...
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Oregon anglers head to California to get the groundfish limits
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, DECEMBER 16, 2017

Crescent City Coast

The lack of precipitation on the southern Oregon and northern California coastline has created a mini-drought situation in rivers like California's Smith, or Oregon's Winchuck and Chetco Rivers, which are dropping and clearing to Sparkletts-water visibility. At the time of this writing, the Chetco was nearing the 1,000 cfs mark and was still predicted to be on-the-drop during the middle of...
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Washoe Lake Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Washoe Lake

Washoe Lake has benefitted from the historic winter of 2016-2017 and has reached levels not seen in over a decade.  Fishing is slow due to the frigid temperatures and low numbers of fish currently residing in the lake.  Stocking of several thousand channel catfish and white crappie has occurred in both Little Washoe Lake and Washoe Lake during the 2017 season.
Wall Canyon Reservoir Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Wall Canyon Reservoir

Angling at Wall Canyon Reservoir has been reported to be excellent this fall with good numbers of bowcutt trout, rainbow trout, brown trout, and smallmouth bass caught.  Some smallmouth bass have been reported in the 14-16 inch range and angling with small crankbaits seems to be the most productive.  Anglers trolling rapalas or casting from the dam are reporting success...
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Walker Lake Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Walker Lake

No new updates. No Lahontan cutthroat have been reported or seen at Walker Lakes since 2009. Launching is not possible right now
Urban Ponds Report
by NDOW, DECEMBER 15, 2017
Urban Ponds

Many of the areas urban ponds freeze over during the coldest months, please stay off the ice.  The Sparks Marina is currently accessible and is fishing fair. Fishing with powerbait or salmon eggs has been best during the warmest part of the day.
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