Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


There is no such thing as a salmon season
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MAY 20, 2017

Rogue River

I remember when folks used to make statements like, "So when is the salmon season opening?" Or, "Will there be a salmon season this year?" The aforementioned statements get uttered frequently by people who think that there is only one solitary salmon season for the states or Washington, Oregon and California, And I must admit that at one time in my life...
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Big Game Drawing Deadline Approaches
by CDFW, MAY 20, 2017

Time is running out for California hunters to apply for the 2017 Big Game Drawing. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting applications for elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and deer tags as well as fundraising random drawing tags.  Applicants must complete the sales transaction before midnight June 2, 2017. Applications may be submitted anywhere California hunting licenses...
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Many changes on Upper Hat Creek
by Gary Heffley, MAY 19, 2017
Hat Creek - Upper

Many anglers are finding that fishing is quite a bit different than in past seasons on Hat Creek due to high flows from the winter storms.  Some of the more popular access points have seen major changes such as a popular log dam pool at the Bridge Picnic Ground cleared to the bank and a fast riffle in place of...
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Great day for all
by Gary Heffley, MAY 19, 2017

One of my favorite days of the year is always helping out with the CDFW Free Kid's Fishing Day events and last Saturday was no exception.  Almost 100 youngsters joined the many volunteers at the Lassen View Ponds in Viola for the opportunity to catch trout. As in past years many youngsters gleefully announce landing their first fish ever as for...
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How to Begin a Career as a Wildlife Officer?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MAY 18, 2017

Question: I’m in high school and last month my dad and I were contacted by a game warden while we were out fishing. He was really nice. After checking our licenses and sturgeon cards, and once he figured out we were all good, he spent at least another 20 minutes with us answering a bunch of questions. Afterward my dad and...
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Weather permitting, halibut and rockfish on the bite
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 18, 2017

Shelter Cove

When the weather has cooperated, both the halibut and rockfish bite out of Eureka has been pretty darn good. Marc Schmidt of Coastline Charters on Tuesday ran out to 300 feet and was able to put three keeper halibut on board before 9 a.m. Conditions weren’t great, but the fish were right where he left them the last trip and...
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