Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County
Heading offshore at dawn with a calm sea is the wish of every saltwater angler and skipper.


Aggressive strategies to protect iconic species
by California Natural Resources Agency, JUNE 5, 2017
Sacramento Delta

With the latest science showing that nearly half of California’s native salmon and trout species face extinction in the next 50 years, state agencies have committed to a suite of actions to improve survival rates, including restoring habitat, improving stream flow, removing stream barriers and reintroducing species to ideal habitat. These actions and more are described in a Sacramento Valley...
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Thursday and Friday, June 8-9 in Salem at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE. See the meeting agenda here dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/17/06_june/index.asp The meeting will be livestreamed at ODFW’s  Periscope and Twitter accounts. Thursday’s meeting begins at 1 p.m. and the sole topic is the Draft Wolf Plan. Commissioners have now heard public testimony about the Plan at meetings i La...
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Wild Chinook allowed on Lower Rogue
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JUNE 3, 2017

Gold Beach

Both wild and hatchery Chinook may now be retained on the lower Rogue as part of an angler's 2-salmon daily limit, and although the action may not be red hot, the wild-fish retention will definitely have an effect on angler harvest picking up across the board by at least 30 percent. "We did get some wild fish today," said Jim Carey,...
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The fourth annual California Invasive Species Action Week will run from Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, June 11. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Invasive Species Action Week is a statewide event that provides the public with opportunities to learn about and take action against non-native plants and animals that harm our environment and the native...
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States set Columbia River sturgeon seasons
by ODFW, JUNE 2, 2017
Columbia River

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington today set recreational white sturgeon seasons for the Columbia River estuary and Bonneville Pool. In the estuary, from the Wauna power lines downstream approximately 40 miles to Buoy 10, sturgeon retention will be allowed three days a week from Monday, June 5 through Saturday, June 17. Retention days will be Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, with a...
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The Truckee River – The Blue Ribbon of the Northern Sierra
by Jon Baiocchi, JUNE 2, 2017
Truckee River

Some of my fondest memories growing up were fly fishing the Truckee River in the mid 1970’s with my dad. Back then it was a rarity to see someone using a fly rod while plying the river’s currents, and when we did see such a person, my dad would make it a point to introduce himself and talk about fly...
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