Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Baum Lake Brownies Active
by Gary Heffley, JANUARY 31, 2018
Baum Lake

Baum Lake has always been one of my favorite spots for winter trout fishing and yesterday did not disappoint producing a couple of nice brown trout on Panther Martin spinners. While this lake can see a lot of activity on weekends, the weekdays are usually uncrowded, as it was yesterday. At a little over an hour from Redding, it is...
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Recreational sturgeon seasons in Bonneville and John Day pools will close in February under rules announced today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. The states decided to close recreational white sturgeon retention effective Sunday, Feb. 4 in Bonneville Pool and effective Monday, Feb. 12 in John Day Pool. Columbia River recreational sturgeon retention seasons between Bonneville and McNary dams open at the beginning of the...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering wild pig hunting opportunities in March and April at the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County. CDFW will be holding the limited-entry, permit-only hunts to control a small population of wild pigs on the Joice Island Unit of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area. Joice Island is a 2,150-acre wetland area...
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CDFW February 2018 Calendar of Events
by CDFW, JANUARY 30, 2018

Weekends — Ecological Reserve Tours at Elkhorn Slough. Volunteers lead walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost. The visitor center and main overlook are fully accessible. The day use permit fee is $4.12 per person, ages 16 and older (permits may be purchased...
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Fishing Basics
by Gary Heffley, JANUARY 30, 2018

I am frequently asked about fishing opportunities in the North State, from recommendations about where to go, what baits to use, guides in the area, or what fish are available. And I especially take pleasure in those who ask about getting started in the sport. Most fishermen, by nature, love to talk about and share their knowledge and information. Beginners should not...
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Birds of a Feather Prey Together
by FISHBIO, JANUARY 29, 2018

Fish are food for a wide array of species in rivers and lakes. As noted in our testimony before members of Congress, predation by nonnative fishes is an understudied source of stress on salmon and trout populations, particularly in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. However, as some are quick to point out, birds are other predators that can also take a bite out of threatened...
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