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.


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 38 projects that will receive funding for the restoration, enhancement and protection of anadromous salmonid habitat in California watersheds, as well as forest legacy restoration. The grants, which total $14.4 million, are distributed through CDFW’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP). They include $480,605 allocated for timber legacy restoration...
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The California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) today ordered a five-year suspension of the license of Pacific Star Sportfishing, Inc., a recreational sportfishing vessel operator. The decision was made following oral arguments heard at the Commission meeting today in Sacramento. In an undercover operation and subsequent boarding by officers in 2013, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wildlife officers observed...
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Diverted River Sustains California Wine Country, but It’s Killing Salmon
by Matt Wieser, FEBRUARY 7, 2018
Eel River - South Fork

[Utility PG&E’s Potter Valley Project includes two dams on the Eel River that are up for relicensing. Water diversions into the Russian River for power generation are in jeopardy as salmon and steelhead remain at risk of extinction.] FEW PEOPLE OUTSIDE Northern California have heard of the Eel River. But if you’re a wine lover, there’s a good chance you’ve enjoyed its water in...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW ( http://www.wildlife.ca.gov/ ) ) has suspended the lands pass requirement at some state locations in response to a request from other state agencies. The lands pass requirement is suspended indefinitely at the following CDFW properties: * Batiquitos Lagoon Ecological Reserve * Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve * Buena Vista Lagoon Ecological Reserve * Crescent City Marsh Wildlife Area * Eel River...
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Fishing Basics: Getting Started
by Gary Heffley, FEBRUARY 6, 2018

The first step in getting started is finding the necessities,  The one-stop shop... the sporting goods store! It is the best place for everything you need, and clerks to assist so that you don't forget anything! You'll first need a basic rod and reel selection. I recommend two types of red and reel combos for beginners. The rod and reels can...
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OHRC Board to meet in Adair Village Feb. 6
by ODFW, FEBRUARY 5, 2018

The Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the ODFW South Willamette Watershed District Office, 7118 N.E. Vandenberg Avenue, Corvallis. The agenda includes a briefing on potential Fall Creek slide, science review and discussion, continued discussion about the OHRC Work Plan for 2018 and beyond and election of the OHRC...
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