Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW) Bay Delta Region is relocating its headquarters -- including its License Sales Office -- from Napa to Fairfield in June. CDFW’s License Sales Office along the Silverado Trail in Napa will close permanently on Wednesday, June 13 at 4:30 p.m. CDFW’s new License Sales Office in Fairfield will open to the public Friday, June 15 at...
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The bats have returned! The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is welcoming back the largest colony of Mexican free-tailed bats in California. The bats return each summer to give birth to their young and soar over the floodplain in a nightly bug-eating bonanza. The public is invited to experience this amazing event as thousands of bats...
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Family fishing is coming to Waldport on Saturday, May 19 when the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and First Baptist Church of Waldport host a family fishing event at Eckman Lake. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for youth ages 17 and younger.  Each participant will be able to catch two rainbow trout from a fish enclosure stocked with...
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Horse Hunt Calling
by Frank Biggs, MAY 17, 2018

If you have never used horses to hunt elk or deer, you should give it a shot;  it is one of those “ life experiences” of a lifetime!    My  first such experience was set for a Mule deer hunt in the Steens Mountains of S.E. Oregon. “Let’s rent a couple of horses so we can hunt the East Rim of the Steens,”...
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Eureka halibut action remains red-hot
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 17, 2018

Eureka Coast

After a short break due to rough seas, the red-hot halibut bite picked up right where it left off last Thursday. On Monday, a few boats went out of Eureka and fished in marginal conditions. The current was ripping and the wind was blowing, which made it nearly impossible to keep your bait close to the bottom. A few fish...
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The ODFW youth fishing event scheduled for June 2 at Marr Pond has been canceled due to repairs at the pond. In addition, spring stocking will be delayed until repairs are completed. “While this is disheartening for us and the public, these repairs are necessary to maintain quality fishing at Marr Pond,” said Kyle Bratcher, ODFW assistant fish biologist in Enterprise. ...
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