Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Eagle Lake, Lassen County
Fly fishing from shore allows the angler to enjoy the tussle, revive the fish and let it go free.


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be soliciting public comment and ideas on the statewide management of trout at a series of public meetings. “We are seeking stakeholder feedback on the development of three important elements of our statewide trout management efforts,” said Roger Bloom, CDFW Inland Fisheries Program Manager. “Our overall goal is make positive programmatic changes...
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Fishing Basics: Trout
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 9, 2018
Sacramento River

Trout are some of the most popular fish for anglers to target within the state and are especially popular for North State freshwater anglers. Trout are found in many lakes, rivers and streams throughout the region. Rainbow trout are the most widely distributed trout in California and include many native subspecies. Steelhead  are an anadromous subspecies, spending time in ocean...
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) officers made another arrest last week in their ongoing battle against a rising poaching trend on the north coast of northern California with international connections. CDFW arrested Taehun Kim, 52, and Taeyun Kim, 46, both of Korea, and Liu Fengxia, 37, of China for poaching over 2,300 Dudleya succulent plants near Trinidad in Humboldt County....
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U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke addressed the Sport Fishing and Boating Partnership Council at its recent meeting held April 4 and 5 at the Department of Interior in Washington, D.C. The secretary emphasized the importance of outdoor recreation, specifically as it relates to boating, and included a message directed squarely at America’s nearly 12 million registered boat owners: “Boats are good....
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Wildlife, Wildfire and Wild Horses – Undeniable Evolutionary Connection
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, APRIL 8, 2018

Wild horses are the life-blood of American history and tradition beginning with Native Americans in the pre-Columbian period and extending thereafter. They are the majestic symbols of the strength and freedom that resonates at the core of America. There are more than 100-million horse lovers in America today that support a flourishing $122-billion annual industry. All horses in the world today, including...
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A Tale of Two Beaches
Jerry Back
by Jerry Back, APRIL 8, 2018

Montara State Beach

It was the best of beaches; it was the worst of beaches--uh, this isn’t going to work as both beaches were awesome in their own way.  I fortunately was able to fish twice this week and had decided to branch out from my usual Ocean Beach. There are a ton of beaches in the Bay area that I’ve yet to...
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