Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife recently adopted temporary rules for the conservation of sturgeon in the Gilbert River. Effective April 16, anglers will be restricted to the use of artificial flies and lures when fishing on the Gilbert River, no angling with bait will be allowed. This restriction will continue through May 15, 2018. In addition, the Gilbert River will be...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Alsea Sportsman’s Association will join forces with other conservation-minded individuals this Sunday, April 15 to clean up the Alsea River. This event is also sponsored by SOLVE and Dahl Disposal Service. The day-long clean-up is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Forest Service’s Blackberry Campground (day use area), located approximately 19 miles east of...
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Almanor Slam
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 10, 2018
Lake Almanor

With my good friend Lou Hubert, I finally fulfilled a long standing promise, or threat, depending on your perspective, of fishing Lake Almanor with guide Captain Bryan Roccucci owner and operator of Big Daddy's Guide Service.  Through mutual friends I knew of Bryan's reputation of skill and dedication to putting clients on nice fish, and have been anxious to fish...
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Family fishing event slated at Shorty’s Pond in Molalla
by ODFW, APRIL 10, 2018
Molalla River

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s outdoor education program heads to Molalla this weekend for another fun-filled day of trout fishing. The action will take place at Shorty’s Pond on Saturday, April 14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. ODFW staff and volunteer will be on site to provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and instruction to anyone who wants to come join...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be soliciting public comment and ideas on the statewide management of trout at a series of public meetings. “We are seeking stakeholder feedback on the development of three important elements of our statewide trout management efforts,” said Roger Bloom, CDFW Inland Fisheries Program Manager. “Our overall goal is make positive programmatic changes...
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Fishing Basics: Trout
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 9, 2018
Sacramento River

Trout are some of the most popular fish for anglers to target within the state and are especially popular for North State freshwater anglers. Trout are found in many lakes, rivers and streams throughout the region. Rainbow trout are the most widely distributed trout in California and include many native subspecies. Steelhead  are an anadromous subspecies, spending time in ocean...
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