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Lake Sabrina Fish Report
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, OCTOBER 10, 2017
Lake Sabrina

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing 760-873-7425 October 10, 2017 WATCH OUT FOR DEER! Don’t forget that jacket! It’s THAT time: SERIOUSLY WATCH OUT FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS AND TRIPODS AND CARS STOPPED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD!!!!!!! It was that kind of weekend – a beautiful Indian Summer going to Fall weekend - temps in the low 60s – yellows, golds, oranges and reds ringing the Lake – a...
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How to Make the Best Drift Fishing Weights!
by Jeff Goodwin, OCTOBER 9, 2017
Sacramento River - Lower

I do a lot of drift fishing on the Sacramento river for salmon, trout, and steelhead.  In fact, it's by far my favorite way to fish from my boat, when either side drifting or boondoggling through holding water.  I've spent countless hours on the water over the years drift fishing, and I've tried every weight system out there looking for...
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, Oct. 13 at the Crook County Fairgrounds, 1280 Main St in Prineville beginning at 8 a.m. The meeting will follow this agenda, agency/commission/minutes/17/10_oct/index.asp, and be livestreamed online via ODFW’s @MyODFW account on Periscope and Twitter. The Commission will be asked to adopt an updated Oregon Cougar Management Plan. The Plan was last revised in 2006. The draft updated...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announces new restrictions on recreational fishing for groundfish in waters north of Point Conception to the Oregon/California border. Changes to authorized fishing depths described below take effect Monday, Oct. 16 at 12:01 a.m., and will remain in place through the remainder of 2017. The recreational groundfish fishery depth restrictions will be as follows: Northern...
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Bucks and Bulls Contest Underway
by Jason Haley, OCTOBER 7, 2017

Deer and elk seasons are well underway here in southern Oregon and so is the 6th Annual Bucks and Bulls contest at Sportsman’s Warehouse (Medford). This season-long event brings hunters and trophies together from all over the region and state for fun and fellowship. Enter your 2017 elk, Mule deer and Blacktail horns today! There is no entry fee. There will...
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Bubble Fishery Opens Today
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, OCTOBER 7, 2017

Chetco River

Anglers have been chomping at the bit to fish for a salmon in the ocean. Recreational fishermen in southern Oregon will get their first chance to do that today, October 7 when the Chetco Fall Chinook State Waters Terminal Area Season opens one hour before sunrise. Also called the Chetco Bubble Fishery, the boundaries are from shore outward to 3-nautical miles,...
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