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Shasta Valley Wildlife Area, Siskiyou County
The dark spot at the base of gill plate distinguishes this species from other panfish.


Salmon and Pacific Halibut Seasons Come to an End
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 13, 2020

It was a tough week for North Coast saltwater fishermen. First off, Mother Nature did a number on the last several days of our sport salmon season. High winds and big seas forced the fleet to sit on the sidelines while the season quietly came to an end. It wasn’t necessarily a season that we’ll remember. It wasn’t very good...
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Lake Sabrina Weekly Report
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, AUGUST 10, 2020
Lake Sabrina

Strange days indeed! If the year wasn’t bizarre enough, we’ve got yellow Aspen showing in not one area or two areas, but in four different areas around the Lake and others have noticed the early Fall advancement in other locations. We don’t know what that means, but stay tuned. We do have a chance for some ThunderBoomers on Monday and Tuesday...
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Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, AUGUST 9, 2020

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Salmon Red Fires in the Trinity Alps has now started to smoke up the valley. Some days it is just a haze and others days it gets a bit heavier. Here lately it has been a light smoke in the air and not to harmful and clears up sometime in the afternoon. It has yet to get like some...
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Eureka Halibut Continue to Chew up Baits
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 6, 2020

Death, taxes – and Pacific halibut? That’s what it’s starting to feel like as the wide-open halibut bite continues out of Eureka. Since mid-June, the fishing has been unstoppable. And it’s showing no signs of slowing down. In years past when the salmon were thick, boats would spend an hour or two loading the boats with kings and then head...
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The San Francisco Bay-Delta is among the most intensively studied ecosystems in the world. Numerous long-term fisheries monitoring programs have been conducted there since the late 1950s, but differences in the methods, scope, spatial coverage, and timing of these surveys make it difficult to compare and combine the data collected. As a result, researchers often rely on data from only...
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Lake Sabrina Fishing Report
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, AUGUST 2, 2020
Lake Sabrina

We were to receive a stocking from Wright’s Rainbow out of Idaho this past week,  but our California Fish and WildLife department nixed the stocking so they could test it for bacteria – so we’re trying to bring you fish, but . . . . . . . . . . Seems fishing around the rockpiles, the rockslide on the back...
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