Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Woodley Island Marina, Humboldt County
Dawn always brings the promise of a new day but dawn over a marina brings hopes of a good catch.


Winter steelhead season coming to a close
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 29, 2018

Klamath River - Lower

Last weekend’s storms brought a little more rain than expected, with enough falling to  . keep the majority of the coastal rivers high and off color leading into the final week of steelhead season. As of Wednesday, only the Smith, Chetco, and the very upper reaches of the South Fork Eel were green. And it looks like those are the...
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Mississippi’s Shut Mouth Turkeys
by John Higley, MARCH 28, 2018

As some readers of my articles know, I travel on occasion to hunt wild turkeys in faraway places, and last week I did just that.  The occasion was a media hunt on which I was invited by Mike Jones of the Mississippi Development Authority.  He extended the invitation because my buddy Preston Pittman of Pittman’s Game Calls (look for his...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites young artists and future biologists to enter the 2018 California Invasive Species Youth Art Contest. This year’s theme is “Pledge to Not Spread!” Youths in grades two through 12 are eligible to enter the annual contest and all types of media are welcome and encouraged – drawings, paintings, animations, comic strips, videos,...
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CDFW March 2018 Calendar of Events
by CDFW, MARCH 27, 2018

Weekends — Ecological Reserve Tours at Elkhorn Slough. Volunteers lead walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost. The visitor center and main overlook are fully accessible. The day use permit fee is $4.12 per person, ages 16 and older (permits may be purchased on-site). Groups of five or...
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Harassment, or “hazing”, of double-crested cormorants is set to begin soon in several areas along the Oregon Coast in an effort to improve survival of juvenile salmon. Double-crested cormorants are fish-eating waterbirds that occur throughout the state. The species is an Oregon native, and is particularly prevalent on the state’s estuaries during April through October. Research indicates cormorants can consume significant...
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Baby Salmon and Extra Water Headed Down the Feather River
by Michael Coats, MARCH 27, 2018
Feather River

Low Number of Spring-run Salmon Hang in the Balance The California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife announced the release of 500,000 baby spring run salmon Monday from the Feather River hatchery, about a quarter of the two million that would be released in a normal year.  The hatchery failed to get enough eggs from the estimated 1200 adult spring run that...
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