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South Jetty, Humboldt County
Fishing in the dolos can be challenging. Bring a long handled gaff and a lot of gear.


Become a volunteer Angler Education Instructor for ODFW and help others learn to fish! ODFW’s Aquatic and Angling Education Program staff will host a free training Saturday, March 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Oregon Department of Forestry, 3150 Main Street, Springfield. Lunch is provided. Pre-registration is required by March 12. Contact Janice Copple at 503-947-6019 or janice.b.copple@state.or.us to register. The training is open to anyone 18 years of age or...
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ODFW’s Access and Habitat Program and the C2 Ranch are offering 10 youth hunters the chance to hunt turkey on the ranch’s 9,500-acre property near Medford this spring. The deadline to apply is March 30 and winners will be drawn on April 2. Each winner will get a one-day guided hunt. A parent or other adult can also accompany the youth...
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Free kid's fishing days set
by Gary Heffley, MARCH 1, 2018

A couple of dates and locations have been announced for upcoming Free Kid's Fishing Events in the North State. These events are very popular with the entire family and offer youth the chance to catch trout, even if they have never fished before. As a frequent volunteer,  I can attest that many first-time anglers net their first catch trophy at...
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Storms breathe new life into steelhead rivers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 1, 2018

Following a dry and unseasonably warm first half of February, there is finally some good news to report – widespread rain and heavy mountain snowfall are imminent across nearly all of California. For the North Coast, weather models are indicating above normal precipitation in the coming weeks, which could turn March into a heck of a month for steelhead fishing....
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Every year, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) trout hatcheries release trophy-sized trout to approved waters for public recreational angling and a chance to “catch a big one”! Trophy trout are categorized by CDFW as larger than 2.99 pounds each, but can be much larger. Another category of large trout released by CDFW each year is “super-catchable,” which are...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Best bets for fishing Steelhead fishing has been fair to good in the Clackamas River, and water levels should be fishable later this week and into the weekend. Fly-fishers will want to catch the mid-afternoon hatches on the Fall, Crooked and Metolius rivers. After heavy rains this week, many north coast rivers will be back in shape for steelhead fishing this weekend, including...
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