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Winter on the Upper Klamath River, Siskiyou County
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Reminder: Free Kids Fishing this Saturday
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 11, 2018
Bass Pond

Saturday is forecast to be a nice day in the Red Bluff area and what better way to spend that day with the family than to come out to the Bass Pond in the Bend/Paynes Creek BLM area for a day of free kids trout fishing.  This is a great way to introduce youngsters to fishing. The CDFW is stocking the...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces a statewide increase to the recreational canary rockfish (Sebastes pinniger) daily limit within the Rockfish, Cabezon and Greenling (RCG) bag limit. The sub-bag limit for canary rockfish will increase from one fish to two fish within the RCG daily bag limit of 10 fish, effective Saturday, April 14, 2018. Limited retention of canary...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently adopted temporary rules for the conservation of sturgeon in the Gilbert River. Effective April 16, anglers will be restricted to the use of artificial flies and lures when fishing on the Gilbert River, no angling with bait will be allowed. This restriction will continue through May 15, 2018. In addition, the Gilbert River will be...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Alsea Sportsman’s Association will join forces with other conservation-minded individuals this Sunday, April 15 to clean up the Alsea River. This event is also sponsored by SOLVE and Dahl Disposal Service. The day-long clean-up is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Forest Service’s Blackberry Campground (day use area), located approximately 19 miles east of...
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Almanor Slam
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 10, 2018
Lake Almanor

With my good friend Lou Hubert, I finally fulfilled a long standing promise, or threat, depending on your perspective, of fishing Lake Almanor with guide Captain Bryan Roccucci owner and operator of Big Daddy's Guide Service.  Through mutual friends I knew of Bryan's reputation of skill and dedication to putting clients on nice fish, and have been anxious to fish...
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Family fishing event slated at Shorty’s Pond in Molalla
by ODFW, APRIL 10, 2018
Molalla River

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s outdoor education program heads to Molalla this weekend for another fun-filled day of trout fishing. The action will take place at Shorty’s Pond on Saturday, April 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ODFW staff and volunteer will be on site to provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and instruction to anyone who wants to come join...
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