Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Patterson Lake, Modoc County
Riding into the back country is a modern day adventure that allows us to reflect on a time past.


The Bureau of Land Management and Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve will offer free public outings ranging from bird watching to traditional uses of native plants, on weekends from late March until June.  The events are free. “These are great family activities that can help connect children to the natural and cultural heritage of the public lands,” said BLM Redding Field Manager Jennifer...
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Free Kids Fishing Day Added
by Gary Heffley, MARCH 16, 2018
Bass Pond

An additional  Free Kids Fishing Event date and location has been announced by the CDFW.  On April 14 a free kids fishing event will be held at the Bass Pond located in the BLM Paynes Creek Recreational Area located just north of Red Bluff.  Access to the event is off Jelly's Ferry Road to Bend Ferry Rd. Continue on Bend...
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More Than One GO ID on Crab Buoys?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MARCH 15, 2018

Question: Is there any regulation that would prohibit multiple GO IDs on crab buoys? For instance, if a group of friends wanted to share the same crab gear, could they each place their GO IDs on the buoys? (Steve Brown) Answer: For recreational fishing, there is no regulation prohibiting multiple GO IDs on crab trap buoys used under a sport fishing license (California...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding sturgeon anglers to return their 2017 Sturgeon Fishing Report Cards as required by law. Although the deadline to report their catch was Jan. 31, 2018, so far about 13,754 – or 31 percent – of the 44,374 report cards have been returned. Sport fishing regulations require that all sturgeon anglers...
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Fish evacuees leave Leaburg, other hatcheries
by ODFW, MARCH 15, 2018
Columbia River

Many of the 1.75 million juvenile fish evacuated from Cascade Hatchery in Cascade Locks after last year’s Eagle Creek Fire in the Gorge are now on their way from the Pacific Northwest’s rivers to the Columbia River and eventually, the Pacific Ocean. The evacuation was due to the threat of debris flow when storms passed over areas hit by the Eagle Creek Fire....
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Salmon season returns to the North Coast
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 15, 2018

Klamath River - Lower

In a process that had more twists and turns than San Francisco’s Lombard Street, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on Wednesday released three preliminary alternatives for managing salmon fisheries from Humbug Mountain (OR) to Horse Mountain (which includes Humboldt County). According to the PFMC, 359,200 Klamath and 229,432 Sacramento fall Chinook are said to be swimming in the ocean,...
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