Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The Access and Habitat Board will host a teleconference call on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 9:30 a.m. to discuss a possible new Travel Management Area to be known as the Coos Mountain TMA within the Tioga Wildlife Management unit. Members of the public can listen in by calling 1-877-336-1831 and entering passcode 804246. Commercial timberland ownership in the area has shifted in recent years. The new...
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Kokanee Carcass Concludes A Season Of Oddballs
by FISHBIO, JANUARY 23, 2018
Stanislaus River

We’ve had four out of five Pacific salmon species visit us on the Stanislaus River in the last few months during a rather remarkable monitoring season. In addition to above-average passage of Chinook salmon, we also observed a rare chum salmon and pink salmon at our fish counting weir. To add one more salmon species to the season’s list, the carcass of a kokanee – the...
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Overdrawing groundwater can not only cause the ground to sink, it can also lead to a river or lake disappearing. In most rivers and lakes, the water surface you see above ground is the same elevation as the water below ground, and any changes to the groundwater level will affect the water at the surface. Surface water helps maintain the groundwater supply...
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Something’s Fishy Here
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, JANUARY 22, 2018

Most of us have at least one, favorite fishing story that tickles our funny bone. And we all know that fishermen are born honest, but they soon get over it. I was once told by an angling buddy of mine that all fishermen were liars except me and him, but sometimes he wasn’t so sure about me. A friend of mine...
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Brining Bait for Shasta Lake Salmon and Trout
by Jeff Goodwin, JANUARY 21, 2018
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake in northern California is the largest water reservoir in California, holding nearly 4.6 million acre feet of water.  With depths as deep as 517 feet, and over 365 miles of shoreline, it is very rich in its aquatic nutrients for resident fish species. It hosts a massive population of different fish species including, King salmon, trout, bass, panfish,...
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A Humboldt County man who attempted to shoot a California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CFDW) wildlife officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Shawn Eugene Hof, Jr., 25, was convicted in Humboldt County Superior Court of assault with a firearm upon a peace officer with an enhancement of personally using a firearm, being a felon in possession of...
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