Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Mountain Lion Safety
by CDFW, MAY 25, 2018

Question: I read in the paper about a recent fatal mountain lion attack in Washington state. The article said that the two mountain bikers “did everything they were supposed to do” when they saw the lion, but it still attacked. That worries me, because I hike and camp in mountain lion country frequently. What is the best course of action to...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the reopening of razor clamming from the mouth of the Yachats River to the north jetty of the Umpqua River as domoic acid levels have dropped below the closure limit. This opening means razor clamming is now open from the Columbia River to Cape Arago,...
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The Coquille Valley Wildlife Area is closed to public access June 1 for construction and restoration activities. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife expects it to reopen sometime in mid-October. Heavy equipment operators will cut channels in the Winter Lake tract and create raised areas planted with native trees and shrubs for habitat diversity. This project is focused on conservation with wetland function and...
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Conditions permitting, halibut and rockfish on the bite
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 24, 2018

Eureka Coast

When the ocean conditions have been right, both the halibut and rockfish bite out of Eureka has been pretty spectacular. The only thing that has slowed down either fishery has been the wind. And there’s been plenty of it since late last week, although it finally relented enough on Wednesday for the Eureka fleet to get back on the water....
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(This is the last of Gary Heffley's 4 part series on Bass Fishing Basics. You can catch Part 1, Bass Basics, Part II- Bass Species, and Part III- Bass Bait & Tackle, by clicking on the links) Plastic Lures for Bass It used to be very simple when talking about using plastics. Initially there were three colors of worms to choose from....
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Spring Chinook fishing reopens on Columbia River
by ODFW, MAY 24, 2018
Columbia River

Recreational fishermen will get another chance to go after spring Chinook salmon in the Columbia River under seasons adopted today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. Below Bonneville Dam, the season will open Friday, May 25 and continue through Wednesday, June 6. The open area is from the Tongue Point/Rocky Point line upstream to Beacon Rock, for both boat and...
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