Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


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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Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington modified regulations for the mainstem Columbia River recreational fishery. The following sportfishing regulations will be in effect from July 1-31. As of Sunday, July 1, the retention of adult Chinook is prohibited in the mainstem Columbia River from the Astoria Megler Bridge upstream to Bonneville Dam. Also as of July 1, the retention of sockeye is...
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The Pacific halibut nearshore sport fishery in the Columbia River Subarea (Leadbetter Pt., Wash. to Cape Falcon) will close at 11:59 pm on Saturday, June 30 because the entire subarea quota has been caught. Opportunities to fish for Pacific halibut remain open in other areas of Oregon: Off central Oregon between Cape Falcon (near Manzanita) and Humbug Mountain (near Port Orford), the spring all-depth halibut fishery...
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Salmon anglers curtailed by windy conditions
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JUNE 27, 2018

Shelter Cove

The north winds – typical for this time of the year – are in full effect here on the North Coast. Since late last week, the wind machine has been on high, and shows no signs of slowing down – at least through Monday. There’s been very little offshore activity, though a few boats snuck out on Monday in search...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is encouraging all Californians to give fishing a try for free on July 7 and Sept. 1, 2018. CDFW annually offers two Free Fishing Days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. On these two designated days, people can fish without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free Fishing...
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The daily bag limit for general marine fish (rockfish, greenlings, skates, etc.) will be reduced from 5 to 4 beginning July 1. “Participation in this fishery has been really good so far this year with effort higher than even record years seen in two of the past three years,” said Lynn Mattes, Project Leader, ODFW. “Reducing the bag limit to 4 fish...
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