Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Clear Lake, Lake County
Bass fishing is a very popular sport but only a handful of anglers manage to catch the big ones.


The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Newport on Thursday, April 12. The meeting will occur in the Conference Room at the Holiday Inn Express located at 135 SE 32nd St. in Newport. On Thursday, from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm, the agenda includes STEP program planning, STEP program updates, review of mini-grant application,...
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How to handle an insurance claim
Before and After
by Don Stec, APRIL 4, 2018

It is at least a weekly occurrence when a vehicle owner, during the course of getting an Insurance collision estimate, will express concern about an insurance company cheating him on a collision repair by not allowing a complete repair.   After dealing with insurance companies and vehicle owners for over 47 years in the collision repair business, I have formed my...
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he 2018 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will commence Tuesday, May 1 for the first of four open periods. The season’s dates will be May 1-June 15, July 1-15, August 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier. The 2018 recreational Pacific halibut quota for the California subarea is 30,940 pounds – about 4,000 pounds less than the 2017 quota. Since 2015, the California...
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 Youth anglers are invited to Canby Pond on Saturday, April 7 for the first of 30 free family fishing events that will take place at locations across Oregon in 2018, compliments of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Outdoor Program. This free event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To bolster the odds of catching fish, ODFW will release...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds anglers that the north coast red abalone fishery will be closed in 2018. In December 2017, the Fish and Game Commission voted to close the 2018 season. The closure is the result of extreme environmental conditions, including a widespread collapse of northern California kelp forests (cdfwmarine.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/perfect-storm-decimates-kelp/). CDFW surveys in 2017 found low...
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During the first week of April, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Feather River Hatchery will stock 51,800 yearling steelhead into the Thermalito Afterbay near Oroville.  This is the second juvenile steelhead release of the year and brings the total number of steelhead stocked in the Afterbay this season to 234,000. The practice of stocking the Afterbay with steelhead...
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