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Why the Late Start Time for the Lobster Opener?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Question: I’m going lobster diving with some friends on opening day this Saturday. I heard there was a change to the time we can get into the water? What is going on? (Daniel, San Diego) Answer: The California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 29.90, states that the open season for spiny lobsters runs “… from 6 a.m. on the Saturday preceding the...
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CDFW October 2017 Calendar
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 28, 2017

Various Days — Guided Wetland Tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead a group, school or organization on a half-mile route through diverse wetlands. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. Tours can be customized to include requested information. The minimum group size is 18 people and reservations are...
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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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