Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Eagle Lake, Lassen County
Fly fishing from shore allows the angler to enjoy the tussle, revive the fish and let it go free.


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding Trinity River anglers to return Coho salmon, Chinook salmon and steelhead tags in a timely manner. Tag return information is used each year to calculate harvest and help biologists estimate population size of steelhead and salmon runs. This information feeds into the Klamath basin fall Chinook salmon run-size estimate and informs...
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Ocean waters from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. will be open for more coho salmon fishing this Friday and Saturday(Sept. 14-15). This is the second open period for the 2018 non selective coho season. During the first two-day period anglers averaged more than one fish for every two anglers with a total estimated catch of 2,700 coho. With an initial quota of 3,500 coho,...
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Lower Klamath River Quota Met
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
Klamath River - Lower

Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River, anglers will meet the Lower Klamath River adult fall Chinook salmon quota below the Highway 96 Bridge near Weitchpec for the 2018 season as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. This triggers the closure of the adult Chinook salmon fishery on the...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is conducting an art contest to select the design for the state’s 2018-2019 upland game bird stamp. The California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest is open to all U.S. residents ages 18 and over. Entries will be accepted from Nov. 20 through Dec.7. This year’s stamp will feature the white-tailed ptarmigan (Lagopus leucuraI). This...
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Feather River Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Sept. 14
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
Feather River

The fish ladder at Feather River Hatchery in Oroville will open Friday, Sept. 14, signaling the start of the spawning season on the Feather River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers will open the gates in the ladder about 8 a.m. and will take more than 3 million spring-run eggs and 12 million fall-run eggs over the next two months in...
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Columbia River closes to all salmon fishing after Wednesday
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
Columbia River

With fall Chinook salmon returns to the Columbia River tracking well below preseason predictions, fishery managers announced yesterday the Columbia River from the mouth at Buoy 10 to the Hwy 395 Bridge near Pasco, Washington will close for angling and retention of all salmon and steelhead at 12:01 am Thursday, Sept. 13. As of Sept. 10, a total of 105,795 adult fall Chinook...
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