Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


North Coast tuna still on the bite
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Eureka Coast

With the warm water still within reach and a flat ocean forecasted for Wednesday, that’s all it took to spark the interest of some late-season tuna die-hards. Or at least one die-hard. Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing and a crew of anglers took a gamble and ran to the patch of water that’s held fish for a while...
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Recreational fishing for bottomfish for some species will reopen Oct. 1 outside the 40 fathom line for anglers with “long-leader” gear.  Several species of rockfish found outside of 40 fathoms are abundant and catches are well under quota, including yellowtail and canary rockfish. Long-leader gear has proven effective at catching these plentiful rockfish that are found off the bottom, such as yellowtail (“greenies”),...
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Razor clamming on Clatsop County beaches will reopen on Sunday, Oct. 1 after a 16-month closure. Razor clamming in this area has been closed since July 2016 due to high levels of biotoxins found in the clams and an annual closure to protect newly set young clams that runs from July 15-Sept. 30 each year. While other parts of the state’s coast have been open...
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Misconceptions on wheel alignment
Before and After
by Don Stec, SEPTEMBER 27, 2017

Driving on rough terrain as outdoor enthusiasts often do, can play havoc with your vehicle. This column has to do with common misconceptions the general public has about the frequent problems of alignment. Complaint:  I have had my car aligned three times at three different shops and it just keeps slipping out of alignment. Alignments do not slip out unless a bolt or...
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As the popular recreational California Spiny Lobster fishing season prepares to open on Saturday, Sept. 30, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds divers and hoop netters of new regulations that will be in effect for the 2017-2018 season. The California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) adopted commercial and recreational lobster fishing regulations at its April 2016 meeting...
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Oregon’s recreational summer all-depth halibut season in the Central Coast subarea has ended for the year because the quota has been reached. The nearshore halibut fishery (inside of the 40-fathom line) for the Central Coast subarea will remain open. Anglers may no longer catch or retain halibut in the Central Coast subarea (between Humbug Mountain and Cape Falcon) outside of the...
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