Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Portion of coast opens for razor clamming
by ODFW, JULY 2, 2018
Columbia River

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce a portion of the coast has opened for razor clamming as domoic acid levels have fallen below the closure limit. Razor clamming is now open from the Columbia River to Cape Perpetua and from the south jetty of the Umpqua River to Cape Arago. The harvesting...
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[In Humboldt County, a conservation group is suing the government, arguing that a new ordinance regulating the local marijuana industry doesn’t adequately address the environmental impact of an estimated 15,000 cannabis grow operations.] When Californians voted to legalize recreational cannabis in 2016, the new law left room for municipalities to decide if, and how much, of the industry they wanted in their...
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Rare Insight Into Wild Horses - How They Deal With Death And Grief
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, JULY 1, 2018

In today’s world of instant gratification and life as viewed through artificially colored designer glasses, some people shy away from the hard lessons and experiences that might result in experiencing very powerful emotions. But it is exactly these emotions that drive the evolution of meaningful personal convictions, beliefs and inner strength. These lessons, if you will, are by example the heavy...
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Salmon prefer Bechhold bait holders 5 to 1
by Frank Galusha, JUNE 30, 2018
Trinidad Coast

My brother Don and I enjoyed great salmon fishing earlier on June 4 when over 80 percent of our fish fell for anchovies trolled behind chartreuse Bechhold baitholders. This was not a competition. We were trolling two different rigs and alternated picking up a rod when we got a strike. However, when it was all over, both of us knew...
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Rogue Bay - The Stinger's the Dinger
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 30, 2018

Chetco River

When deciphering the legal mumbo jumbo in the Oregon Fishing Regulations pamphlet it is akin to becoming a rocket scientist who practices law. For instance, in the ocean, anglers are only allowed to use two barbless hooks when fishing for salmon. But in certain waterbodies such as the lower Rogue River and bay, the aforementioned 2-hook, barbless rule can be thrown out...
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The Bureau of Land Management began implementing fire restrictions for public lands managed by the Redding Field Office in Shasta, Siskiyou, Butte, Trinity and Tehama counties, Thursday, June 28. The restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. “We are implementing these seasonal restrictions to help protect public lands and nearby communities from wildfire,” said BLM Redding Field Manager Jennifer Mata....
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