Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Woodley Island Marina, Humboldt County
Dawn always brings the promise of a new day but dawn over a marina brings hopes of a good catch.


As spring and summer beckon people outdoors, California’s black bears are also active after a long winter hibernation. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) takes this opportunity to highlight the native black bear – one of most adaptable animals in the state – and encourages citizens to help reduce nuisance encounters with this iconic mammal by being “bear...
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Question: Is it legal to scout wild game from a non-motorized paraglider? If so, would it also be legal to locate game from the sky and then land and pursue the animals on foot? (Tony A.) Answer: For scouting big game, this would be illegal because using any device capable of flight in order to locate big game during the hunting...
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Halibut, rockfish filling the salmon void
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JUNE 1, 2017

Shelter Cove

There’s no doubt the salmon closure has left a huge void in our saltwater season that can’t be filled. There’s really nothing that compares to the thrill, taste, and the tradition of salmon fishing off of our coast. However, if the halibut and rockfish continue to chew up baits like they are now, it will certainly lessen the sting. Charter...
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FANGS! Snakes In The Hood
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, MAY 31, 2017

Looks like it's shaping-up to be a particularly bad year for rattlesnakes and snakebites here in the Pacific Northwest and across America as many news stories are now reporting.  In fact, we killed 7 rattlesnakes around our Siskiyou County, Ca homestead so far, just in May! I did let one live and there's a picture of him in my previous article, "Mr....
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, MAY 31, 2017

Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4 Take someone fishing during Free Fishing Weekend June 3 and 4. On those two days, no license, tag or endorsement is required to fish, crab or clam anywhere in Oregon. New to fishing and wondering how to get started? Check out the schedule of free family fishing events being held throughout the state on those two days. The fine...
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Redding Sac River Closure in Effect
by Gary Heffley, MAY 30, 2017
Sacramento River - Lower

The often discussed and proposed closure of the Sacramento River from Keswick Dam to the Highway 44 Bridge in Redding to fishing has taken effect over this last weekend. Wardens have begun enforcing the closure that will remain in effect until August 1. The closure will become an annual closure from April 1 thru August 1 according to reports, and is...
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