Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Trinidad Harbor, Humboldt County
The opportunistic river otter looks for fish scraps on the charter boat dock in Trinidad.


Possessing Steel and Lead while Hunting Chukar and Quail?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, AUGUST 17, 2017

Question: The ban on hunting with lead ammunition is being phased in. It now includes chukar, while the use of lead will continue to be allowed for quail until the 2019 season. My question is can hunters carry both types of shells (lead and steel) in the field if they are hunting areas where they might reasonably expect to find both...
Full Story 
Klamath remains open for steelhead, closed for salmon
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 17, 2017

Klamath River - Middle

Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. The Klamath River, for the first time that anyone can remember, is completely closed to salmon fishing as of Tuesday, Aug. 15. With only 12,000 adult fall-run Chinook expected to return, an all-time low, the closure was needed to help protect the stocks. The Klamath fall-run Chinook are currently classified...
Full Story 
ODFW Recreation Report
by ODFW, AUGUST 17, 2017

Buoy 10 anglers reeling in some impressive Chinook catches The Buoy 10 Chinook season is now in full swing, with anglers out in force to reel in this signature fish of the Pacific Northwest. An estimated 613,800 fall Chinook are expected to return to the Columbia River this fall. Now’s the time to find out why this is one of Oregon’s...
Full Story 
Fall Chinook Season Closed on Klamath and Trinity Rivers
by CDFW, AUGUST 16, 2017
Klamath River - Upper - CA

CDFW reminds anglers that fall Chinook salmon fishing on the Klamath and Trinity rivers is prohibited as of Aug. 15, 2017 on the Klamath River and Sept. 1, 2017 on the Trinity River. Angling for steelhead remains open on both rivers for the entire year. Due to historically low stock projections of fall Chinook in the Klamath Basin for 2017, a...
Full Story 
It’s even easier to practice the ancient sport of archery in Oregon. ODFW recently opened two new public archery ranges: one in Hillsboro at the Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus and another in Junction City next to ODFW’s fishing pond. The department also recently added an elevated shooting platform at its EE Wilson Wildlife Area range near Corvallis. The range in...
Full Story 
No bag limit at Thief Valley Reservoir beginning Aug. 16
by ODFW, AUGUST 15, 2017
Thief Valley Reservoir

Dry conditions in Eastern Oregon and declining water levels in Thief Valley Reservoir have prompted local fish biologists to remove daily bag and possession limits on the reservoir starting Wednesday, Aug.16 until Sept. 30, 2017. Size and harvest method restrictions are also lifted so anglers will be able to take any size fish with a rod, a net or by hand. Thief...
Full Story 
Page 41