Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


States set 2018 summer and fall salmon seasons
by ODFW, APRIL 25, 2018
Columbia River

Oregon and Washington fishery managers have announced the 2018 summer and fall fisheries for the Columbia River. This year, anglers will see changes to daily bag limits and fewer fishing days for Chinook salmon due to lower harvest guidelines resulting from below-average salmon and steelhead forecasts. For the summer season, adult Chinook retention will be limited to June 22 through July 4 from the...
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Collins Lake Fishing Report
by Collins Lake Staff, APRIL 24, 2018
Collins Lake

Water Temp 58-61 Air Temp 70-80 Water Clarity 2-3 feet Wind 2-5 mph Collins lake fishing early spring Its been a long time since I fished Collins lake but since I was giving a fishing report live on the radio that night, I thought it would be a good idea to check out the lake. I got a late start on the day hit the...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold its annual public outreach meeting on April 28 in Gridley regarding North Central Region Type A wildlife areas. CDFW will take comments and recommendations from the public and provide updates on habitat conditions, availability of water for wetlands and possible impacts to hunter access on these public lands. State wildlife areas to be...
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What would you do to stay motivated to pursue your outdoors adventures? Would you start a podcast? That’s exactly what Rudy Giecek did when he realized that it had been entirely too long since he had last hit a trail. Rudy learned about hiking and camping the old fashioned way--with his dad. They spent a lot of time on trails. Rudy’s dad would...
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5 Things Your Marine Surveyor Wants You to Know
by Scott Croft, APRIL 24, 2018

Helpful tips just in time for the spring boat-buying season For many people, buying a boat is the second largest purchase they will make in their lifetime, and at the center of this process is your friendly marine surveyor. Ensuring that you know everything you possibly can about a used boat (and even some new boats) is a smart move. If you...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks one member to represent the state’s Fish Passage Task Force. One vacancy exists for the Fishing and Conservation stakeholder group representing the task force. Applications will be accepted through June 15, 2018. The nine volunteer members of the Fish Passage Task Force are appointed by the ODFW Director and are eligible to serve two...
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