Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Lower Klamath NWR, Siskiyou County
The spots on a butterfly wing are not random but help identify this as a California tortoiseshell.


What’s Up with All the Salmon in Kellogg Creek?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, DECEMBER 7, 2017

Question: In the 17 years I have lived and fished in Discovery Bay, I have never seen anything like the number of salmon being caught this year. I have caught 10 salmon over 20 pounds incidentally while fishing for stripers and largemouth bass as you can’t fish for salmon in this part of the Delta, and have observed seals catching an...
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The Sacramento River’s Late Fall Salmon
by John Higley, DECEMBER 7, 2017

Sacramento River - Lower

Last Monday, thanks to my pal Mike Bogue, a chap who has been guiding full time on the Sacramento River for 26 years, I got the chance to ride along in his 23-foot North River Scout, powered by a 250 horse Yamaha outboard on a salmon fishing expedition.  We launched at the Ball’s Ferry ramp at around 6:30 a.m. and tried to...
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Steelhead waiting game
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, DECEMBER 7, 2017

Chetco River

With no rain in the forecast for at least the next 10 days, the end is in sight for the late, fall-run salmon season on the North Coast. The Chetco saw a pretty decent return, but the Smith was somewhat of a disappointment. The system had plenty of water, but the big pushes of kings never really materialized, forcing most...
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Be Prepared and Survive the Elements
by Frank Biggs, DECEMBER 6, 2017

Recently, there was an article published in Field & Stream (October 2017) about a father and son hunting and getting lost in the rugged Siskiyou Mountains of Oregon.  One never made it back… the other, his son, forgot his GPS and phone when heading back out to find his dad, he was lost for a number of days…  searchers finally located him! “From 1997-2016,...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce that recreational crabbing is now open from the north jetty of the Coquille River to the Columbia River. An area from Tahkenitch Creek (north of Winchester Bay) to Cape Foulweather (north of Newport) was previously closed due to elevated domoic acid levels. Recent crab samples taken from...
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The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) hosted its 4th Annual Sonoma Dinner Thursday evening, November 9 at the Cornerstone Event Center.  The sold-out dinner honored Sonoma Valley dairy and wine farmers the Mulas Family who have been using recycled water for decades on their dairy farm and fields and led local firefighting efforts during the devastating wine country fires in October. The evening brought...
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