Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Lower Columbia spring Chinook, sturgeon seasons approved
by ODFW, JUNE 6, 2018
Columbia River

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington extended the ongoing recreational spring Chinook fishing season on the lower Columbia River, set a one-day white sturgeon season  in the estuary, and approved a two-fish bag limit on Chinook above Bonneville Dam today during a joint state hearing. Downstream of Bonneville Dam, the states approved a nine-day extension to the ongoing spring Chinook season...
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Using lights to attract fish at night has been a well-known fishing method since before the light bulb was even invented. Ancient cultures used fire to attract fish to their boats and catch them more easily. Fishers today use advanced underwater lights that, we now know, attract plankton and, in turn, small fish and larger sport fish. Even some predatory deep-sea fishes create...
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Spring and early summer is the peak time for much of California’s wildlife to bear their young. With this in mind, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking well-intentioned members of the public to leave young wildlife alone. It may be hard to resist scooping up a young wild animal that looks vulnerable and abandoned, but intervention may...
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Feds Push to Raise Shasta Dam
by Alastair Bland, JUNE 4, 2018
Shasta Lake

Officials with the federal government seem determined to realize a controversial proposal to raise Shasta Dam and increase the storage capacity of the reservoir behind it – despite objections from fish and wildlife agencies and California law that technically forbids such a project. In January, the United States Bureau of Reclamation, which manages the dam, received a $20 million appropriation...
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Will Northwest Winds Hinder Oregon's Free Fishing Weekend?
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 2, 2018

Port of Brookings Harbor

Today and tomorrow, June 2 and 3 mark one of Oregon's trademark events - free fishing weekend.  On these two days, anyone fishing in Oregon can crab, fish or clam to their heart's content, and without having to tag fish such as Pacific halibut or salmon.  All you have to do is follow the rules listed in the Oregon Sportfishing Regulation pamphlet. The...
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The Southwest Regional Council of the Access and Habitat program will host a public meeting on June 4 at noon to discuss renewal of the Jackson Access and Cooperative Travel Management Area (JACTMA), and the Territorial Youth Deer Hunt. Renewal of the Jackson Access and Cooperative Travel Management Area (JACTMA) would continue enforcement of existing winter road closures to increase habitat...
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