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Trinidad, Humboldt County
Scenic overlook of Trinidad Bay from the Memorial Lighthouse in downtown Trinidad


River conditions looking ideal for the weekend
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

Mad River

It’s shaping up to be one heck of a weekend on the North Coast — expect the green water euphoria to be in full effect. All of the coastal rivers, except for possibly the main stem of the Eel, will be some shade of green. This only happens about once a season, and it typically follows an extended period of...
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Three Abalone Poachers Hit with Heavy Fines, Other Penalties
by CDFW, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Bay Area Ocean

The Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office has settled three major abalone poaching cases involving Fort Bragg, Sacramento and Bay Area abalone poachers, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. Two of the settled cases resulted in hefty fines and other penalties for restaurant owners: Steven Yuan Qin Liang, 47, of Fort Bragg pled Evidence seized in the Liang case. guilty to felony conspiracy...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, JANUARY 31, 2018

Spring bear The application deadline for the spring bear controlled hunts is Feb. 10. Best bets for fishing Some of the highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: The Illinois and Applegate rivers are in prime shape for winter steelhead fishing. Walleye fishing has been good in The Dalles and John Day pools of the Columbia River. Trout are being stocked in several Corvallis-area ponds, including...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is planning to capture numerous elk in northern California in late January and early February. From Jan. 31 through Feb. 4, CDFW will capture as many as 43 adult Rocky Mountain elk (nine bulls and 34 cows) in Lassen, Modoc and Siskiyou counties in northeastern California. From Feb. 6 through Feb. 8, CDFW...
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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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