Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently seeking applicants for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) in the Redding area. Motivated individuals able to convey conservation principles to the public are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be confident and capable of speaking with the public both one-on-one and in group settings. They must also be able to work...
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 The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking a candidate to represent fishing or fish conservation interests on the state’s Fish Screening Task Force. The ODFW Fish Screening Program helps water users install and maintain fish screens to prevent fish from entering water diversions. The Task Force advises ODFW on program development, implementation, monitoring, technology, funding and reporting. “Task Force members...
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Bottom Fishing Picks Up as Winds Die Down
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JULY 7, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

Everybody was wondering when the blustery northwest winds were going to abate.  As it turned out, the winds and seas started dying down on the Fourth Of July, and by July 5, anglers were limiting out on bottom grabbers about as fast as they could cast. In this little nook of the southern Oregon coastline, it’s about a 5 days on...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced the temporary closure of three public facilities and properties in Siskiyou County as a result of the Klamathon Fire. CDFW’s Iron Gate Hatchery along the Klamath River, the Klamathon Road fishing access below Iron Gate Hatchery, and the Horseshoe Ranch Wildlife Area north of Yreka between Interstate 5 and Iron Gate...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces the availability of E-tix, a new electronic reporting system for commercial fishery landings that came online July 1, 2018. With the cooperation of the Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC), the E-tix application has been adapted to allow electronic reporting of all California landing records. Since 1933, CDFW has relied on paper...
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States close summer Chinook season above Bonneville
by ODFW, JULY 6, 2018
Columbia River

 Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington today announced that retention of adult Chinook will close effective Saturday, July 7 at 12:01 a.m. and continue through July 31. The effective area is the mainstem Columbia River from Bonneville Dam upstream to the Oregon/Washington border. The action was approved after reviewing the latest run forecast, which biologists recently downgraded from 67,300 to 44,000 adult fish. The two...
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