Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program will provide public access for hunting on three new properties in Plumas, Tehama and Tulare counties this winter. For the first time, SHARE will offer waterfowl hunts in Sierra Valley, Plumas County. The Feather River Land Trust is opening 500 acres of the Sierra Valley...
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Trinity River Fishing Report: We Have Rain!
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 25, 2018

Trinity River

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and was able to enjoy family together. We had a good rain last week. This last storm brought the Klamath Valley 3 to 5 inches of rain depending upon where you were. The good part is that it was enough rain to help the firefighters get control of the fires, but not enough to...
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Last Chance Rockfish - First Chance Steelhead (Chetco River)
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, NOVEMBER 24, 2018

Chetco River

Last week, unusually flat seas and calm winds beckoned anglers to head out to the ocean out of the Port of Brookings in search for the lowly bottom-grabber.  Daily limits of 5 rockfish per person commonly hit the fillet tables, with anglers catching large rockies averaging between 3 and 5 pounds. The predominant fish species was the black rockfish, although...
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ODFW will host another facilitated meeting with Wolf Plan Stakeholders on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Oxford Inn and Suites, 2400 SW Court Place in Pendleton. Stakeholders deeply involved with the Wolf Plan update have been invited to attend. See the meeting agenda at https://bit.ly/2Boj3hi Professional facilitator Deb Nudelman with Kearns and West will facilitate the meeting which is about...
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Question: I’m new to hunting and would like to try to bag a turkey this fall. Most of the information I’ve read about turkey hunting seems to be specific to the spring season. Are there different techniques or approaches I should use for a fall hunt? (Emmy) Answer: Congratulations on obtaining your license! There has been a fall wild turkey hunting season in...
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Rain will kick-off late run of fall kings
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 22, 2018

Humboldt County Coast

The season’s first sizeable storms are finally filling our local rivers with fresh rainwater. And that means hard-charging, fresh from the salt king salmon – big and bright – will be making their way up all of our coastal rivers starting now. So, if you see a family member duck out early on Thanksgiving Day, or fail to show up,...
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