Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

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


Winter-Run Critical Habitat Conundrum
Sacramento River

Just when you think you’ve got a species figured out, sometimes they show up where they’re “not supposed to be” and make you reconsider. This recently happened in the fish world, when adult winter-run Chinook salmon, an endangered fish previously thought to only inhabit the mainstem Sacramento River downstream of Keswick Dam, were found to have actually reared in multiple Sacramento River...
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A ram that died of natural causes is the pending new World's Record bighorn sheep. The Boone and Crockett Club today confirmed the official entry score of 216-3/8 points B&C. The nine-year-old ram lived his entire life on Wild Horse Island, a state park located in Northwest Montana's Flathead Lake. The ram was officially scored at the Club's national headquarters in...
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Oregon's Fish Screening Task Force will meet Thursday, Feb.15 in Salem at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. and the agenda includes an update on projects and activities happening throughout Oregon. The ODFW Fish Screening Program administers a cost share program for the installation of screens at water diversions. Fish screens prevent the loss of fish when water is...
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Effective March 1 through Aug. 15, 2018, anglers who have a two-rod validation will be able to use two rods while fishing for all species except sturgeon in the Willamette River downstream of Willamette Falls and in the Clackamas River. The use of two rods provides additional opportunity for anglers pursuing hatchery salmon and hatchery steelhead, but may also be used for...
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Hatchery trucks from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today began the weeklong process of stocking a half million young steelhead smolts on the Feather River near Yuba City. The 125,000 fish released Monday were the first of the fish reared from eggs rescued from the Feather River Fish Hatchery during last year’s Feather River spillway failure. Plants will continue...
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Are You Ready For the Adventure of a Lifetime?
by George Parker, FEBRUARY 12, 2018

If you are between the ages of 18 and 25 and think you might enjoy an entire summer of living out of a backpack and working trails in the mountains you love, there is still time for you to apply for the CCC/AmeriCorps Backcountry Trails Program. The application deadline is February 15. The Backcountry Trails Program has been run annually by...
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