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Bait Launching with a DIY Potato Gun?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MAY 26, 2017



Question: Is the use of bait launchers legal in California? I have seen many videos and DIY plans showing how to build fishing bait launchers. They look pretty much like a potato gun but are used only for propelling the bait past the surf for a chance at the larger fish. They are made of PVC pipe and filled with...
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California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. and Oregon Governor Kate Brown sent a letter today to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross requesting declaration of a catastrophic regional fishery disaster and commercial fishery failure for salmon in their states. The declaration begins the process for requesting federal aid to assist commercial salmon anglers and salmon-dependent business who continue to suffer...
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Shelter Cove salmon starting to show
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 25, 2017

Shelter Cove

The Shelter Cove salmon bite is finally starting to show signs of life. On Monday, a private boater landed four kings just outside the Hat in roughly 150 feet of water. The kings were caught close to the surface and were loaded with krill. On Tuesday, Captain Jake Mitchell of Sea Hawk Sport Fishing boated his first four kings of...
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California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels remind boaters to remain cautious over Memorial Day weekend. Quagga and zebra mussels are invasive freshwater mussels native to Eurasia. They multiply quickly, encrust watercraft and infrastructure, alter water quality and the aquatic food web, and ultimately impact native and sport fish communities. These mussels spread from one body of...
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Columbia River sport all-depth halibut fishery closed
by ODFW, MAY 25, 2017
Columbia River

The Pacific halibut all-depth sport fishery in the Columbia River Subarea will close effective Thursday, May 25, 2017 at 11:59 p.m., fishery managers announced. The all-depth fishery from Leadbetter Point in Washington to Cape Falcon in Oregon opened on May 4 and was scheduled to be open every Thursday-Sunday through Sept. 30 or the harvest of 12,299 pounds of Pacific halibut,...
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ODFW: Free Fishing Weekend June 3-4
by ODFW, MAY 24, 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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