Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Oregonian’s can fish, crab and clam for free during Free Fishing Weekend, June 2-3. Events held around Southern Oregon give families an opportunity to try their hand at landing a trout. The following events held are Saturday, June 2 unless noted: Coos County: Eel Lake at Tugman State Park, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. At a series of stations, kids will learn how to identify fish, tie knots,...
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Lookingglass Creek opens June 2 to spring Chinook
by ODFW, MAY 30, 2018
Lookingglass Creek

Lookingglass Creek, a tributary to the Grande Ronde River at Palmer Junction, will open to fishing for hatchery spring chinook Saturday, June 2 through Saturday, June 23. The open area is from the Moses Creek Lane Bridge (County Road 42) upstream to the confluence of Jarboe Creek. “The Lookingglass Creek Chinook run has surprised us this year with a return much larger...
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Rock Cod at the Islands
by Gary Heffley, MAY 29, 2018
Farallon Islands and Bay

Three-thirty in the morning is early for most people except for those working the late shift, pulling an all nighter, or those who are getting ready to be at the boat at 5 a.m. looking forward to a great day on the water. Well, luckily, yesterday morning had me prepping for the latter, a rendezvous with the Sea Wolf out of...
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California’s black bears are active and hungry after a period of hunkering down through the winter. As a reminder, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) encourages people to help reduce unwanted encounters with this large mammal by being “bear aware.” People who visit or live in bear country can take actions that promote responsible behavior and safe co-existence...
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At its May 24 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $13 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 12 approved projects will benefit fish and wildlife—including some endangered species—while others will provide public access to important natural resources. Several projects will also demonstrate the importance of protecting...
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ODFW will host a series of public meetings to inform anglers of changes to sportfish regulations proposed for 2019. The changes proposed are part of a multi-year process to simplify the fishing regulations. “To come up with these potential changes, we looked at every water body across the state, trying to develop common regulations, consistent language, and increased fishing opportunities,” said...
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