Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Lower Klamath NWR, Siskiyou County
The spots on a butterfly wing are not random but help identify this as a California tortoiseshell.


Family fishing event Saturday at St. Louis Ponds
by ODFW, OCTOBER 5, 2017
St. Louis Ponds

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a free family fishing event Saturday, Oct. 7 at St. Louis Ponds near Woodburn from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ODFW will release more than 2,000 hatchery trout for the event, ranging in size from 8 to 13 inches. DFW will provide rods, reels and tackle and bait, on a first-come first-served basis, while supplies last....
Full Story 
Depth changes coming for remaining 2017 groundfish season
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 5, 2017

Chetco River

On Sept. 18, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) voted to bring groundfish depth restrictions for the balance of 2017 back to 2016 depths in California from Pt. Conception to the Oregon border according to an Oct. 3 article in the Fish Sniffer Magazine. The reason behind the depth restriction is the yelloweye rockfish is predicted to exceed harvest guidelines....
Full Story 
On behalf of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Ocean Protection Council, and California Ocean Science Trust, we invite you to attend the upcoming North Coast Community Gatherings: Join Us! Community Gathering, November 1-3, 2017 North Coast Marine Protected Area (MPA) Monitoring Sharing Baseline Monitoring Information and Looking Ahead to Long-Term Monitoring November 1, Crescent City | November 2, Eureka | November 3, Fort...
Full Story 
The Chetco River bubble fishery is the only opportunity for South Coast anglers to catch a salmon in the ocean in 2017. ODFW biologists predict an excellent start to the bubble fishery since Chinook are already showing up in the estuary and lower Chetco River. The annual Chetco River fall Chinook sport bubble fishery runs October 7 and 8, and re-opens October 14...
Full Story 
Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Oct. 9
by CDFW, OCTOBER 4, 2017
American River - Nimbus Hatcery

The Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder on the American River will open on Monday, Oct. 9 at 10:45 a.m. The ladder is opening unusually early in the season to accommodate the arrival of returning adult fall-run Chinook salmon that hatched in the Coleman National Fish Hatchery (CNFH) in Battle Creek in 2014. Eggs from fall-run Chinook salmon that stray to Nimbus...
Full Story 

Backcountry Travels
by Phil "Flip" Akers, OCTOBER 3, 2017

The Carson-Iceberg Wilderness is named for two striking geological features; the Carson River and a distinctive iceberg-shaped granite monolith. But the wilderness is likely best known for encompassing the native range of the Paiute cutthroat trout, one of California’s heritage trout. Silver King Creek and its tiny tributaries are headwaters of the East Fork Carson River, home to the Paiute...
Full Story 
Page 61