Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Golden Trout Grease
Backcountry Travels
by Phil "Flip" Akers, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017

June Lake Loop

Hang around California long enough, you'll hear Gold Rush tales of unaccomplished miners trying to strike it rich by peddling California Gold Grease. The claim was to rub your body with the grease, then roll down a Mother Lode hill. The gold -- and only gold -- will stick to you. The price was ten dollars per box! Ridiculous as...
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Tiny Fish and Gentle Giants
On Patrol
by Steven T. Callan, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

Monterey Bay

My wife, Kathy, and I are in Pacific Grove this week. While we’re here, I’d like to share one of my favorite outdoor columns, about a once-in-a-lifetime wildlife encounter we had here in September 2015. This piece was originally posted as my October 12, 2015 “On Patrol” column in My Outdoor Buddy. It was early September when Kathy and I arrived...
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Monster Salmon Caught in Rogue Bay
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

This is the time of the year when multiple fisheries can be expected on the southern Oregon coast.  The crabbing has been very good, fishing for lingasaurs has been stellar, rockfishing has been ridiculous, the tuna fishing has been excellent and then there are the hawg Chinook of the Rogue Bay. Why don't I have 10 arms? But let's start with the Port...
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The recreational Pacific halibut fishery will end Sunday, Sept. 10 at 11:59 p.m. for the remainder of 2017. Based on the latest catch projections, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) expects to have met the 2017 California recreational quota of 34,580 pounds. California’s 2017 quota was approximately 5,000 pounds greater than the 2016 quota. The fishery lasted 86 days...
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The U.S. Department of the Interior announced a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that shows that 101.6 million Americans—40 percent of the U.S. population 16 years old and older—participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016, such as hunting, fishing, and wildlife-watching. The survey illustrates gains in wildlife watching—particularly around the home—and fishing, with moderate declines in the number...
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CORPS, ODFW Sign Hatchery Contracts
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued two contracts recently to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife for the operation of five hatcheries and the production of salmon and steelhead to offset impacts of the Corps’ dams in Oregon. The Corps will pay ODFW about $4.8 million to operate the Marion Forks, South Santiam, McKenzie and Willamette hatcheries in the...
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