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Highlights of ODFW Recreation Report
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

#OptOutside on black Friday #OptOutside on black Friday, Nov. 24, with the help of FREE FISHING. On Friday and Saturday (Nov.25) you won’t need a license, tag or endorsement to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon that’s open to fishing. Check the weekly Recreation Report, and follow us on social media to learn more about upcoming opportunities. Cold, wet forecasts brighten duck hunting prospects Several...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to a proposal to list the Cascades Frog as an endangered or threatened species. The Cascades Frog (Rana cascadae) inhabits a variety of habitats such as large lakes, ponds, wet meadows and streams at mid- to high-elevations range from the Klamath-Trinity region, along the Cascades Range axis in the...
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Best Baits for Norcal Steelhead
by Jeff Goodwin, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Sacramento River - Lower

The late fall King salmon run is on its way up river and the steelhead are right behind them. We've already seen some late fall and salmon caught in the stretches of the Sacramento River below the Coleman National Fish Hatchery as well as some great hatchery steelhead.  With continuous drops in the flows from Keswick Dam, the Sacramento River...
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My Best Friend Always Wears a Fur Coat
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, NOVEMBER 12, 2017

Like many waterfowlers, I’ve been around hunting dogs as long as I can remember. More than likely, when I came home from the hospital as a newborn, there was a hunting dog of some sort riding with me and my mother in the back of my grandfather’s 38 Plymouth sedan. The first hair to grace my bald, infant scalp was...
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Salmon fishing is all about rain
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

Chetco River

November is the month when storms start pummeling the southern Oregon and northern California coastline.  And to a river fisherman, storms mean only one thing - rain, beautiful droplets of salmon caffeine!  And with rains come rising rivers; and with rising rivers follow the Chinook. It's the natural procession of nature. In this neck of the woods, the two main river...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the reopening of recreational and commercial mussel harvesting from the south jetty of the Columbia River to the north jetty of Yaquina Bay at Newport. Shellfish samples taken from the area indicate levels of the paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) have dropped below the ;alert level. The...
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