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Tides favorable for surfperch aficionados
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 10, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

Last week, angers caught a variety surfperch including redtails, striped and calico surfperch.  I even saw one group of anglers who had a bucketful of shiner surfperch. But the largest and the most-esteemed food fish of the surfperch kingdom is hands down the redtail surfperch, which last week achieved sizes up to 3 pounds. Surfperch give live birth to miniature replicas...
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Lower Willamette fishing restored to seven days a week
by ODFW, JUNE 9, 2017
Lower Willamette River

The lower Willamette River is open to retention for spring Chinook and steelhead seven days per week as of 12:01 a.m. today. The daily adult bag limit is two hatchery salmonids for the lower Willamette River (including Multnomah Channel and the Gilbert River) and the lower Clackamas River (up to the Highway 99E Bridge). The increased opportunity (up from fishing three days...
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 The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife wants to remind anglers that Detroit Reservoir, near Salem, remains open and safe for fishing, and that trout stocking continues. The reminder comes in light of a recent blue green algae health alert issued by the Oregon Department of Health. According to Elise Kelley, ODFW fish biologist, anglers can continue to safely catch, harvest...
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The winners of the “Don’t Let it Loose!” Youth Art Contest have been announced by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Invasive Species Program. As part of the California Invasive Species Action Week, 126 youths from across California submitted their original artwork. Participants were asked to send artwork depicting invasive species that might be released by pet/aquarium owners, how...
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Eureka Halibut
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JUNE 8, 2017

Eureka Coast

“After being tied up at the dock for a few days, we finally got back on the water Tuesday,” said Skipper Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing. “The halibut are still biting; we hooked four and landed three, so the fishing is still pretty good. There’s also lots of petrale and sand dabs around as well. Inside Humboldt Bay,...
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Backyard Dove Hunting with Judo Point Arrows?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JUNE 8, 2017

Question: I am a recently minted homeowner and my neighborhood is overrun by Eurasian doves. For fun, I would like to do some recurve bow hunting for them with judo point arrows when the season opens later this year. I know that the statute states, “No discharge of firearms or any deadly weapon within 150 yards of a residence.” However,...
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