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Eureka Public Marina, Humboldt County
Sights around Humboldt Bay are best viewed from a boat and a kayak lets you explore everywhere.


The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, May 19 beginning at 8 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Portland Airport, Spruce and Oak Rooms, 7900 NE 82nd Ave. The meeting will be livestreamed via ODFW’s Periscope and Twitter accounts. The only topic on the agenda is the Wolf Conservation and Management Plan Review. ODFW staff will present an overview of the initial draft Plan (the same one...
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Trinity River Fishing Report
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MAY 14, 2017

Trinity River - Upper

Spring water releases are in the process and most reservoirs are releasing as much water as possible because the snowpack in both the Sierras and Trinity Alps are abnormally high for this time of year. Right now as I write this column, it is raining here in the Trinity Valley and snowing up in the Marble Mountains and probably in...
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 An emergency angling closure at the “Hatchery Hole” at Cole Rivers Hatchery Dam begins Monday, May 15 through July 31, 2017. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists need to protect hatchery spring Chinook broodstock collection and maximize future angler benefit throughout the Rogue River. Russ Stauff, ODFW’s Rogue Watershed Manager said Cole Rivers Hatchery’s spring Chinook program is very successful, particularly when compared to...
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Rockfish and Lingcod back on the bite
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MAY 13, 2017

Port of Brookings Harbor

After several weeks of rainy weather and high seas, local-area seafarers once again slew the fatted bottom grabber last week during a stretch of semi-calm days out of the Port of Brookings Harbor, with most anglers’ luck favoring either rockfish or lingcod. When I arrived at the port’s cleaning station last Wednesday, several groups of anglers were filleting some very large...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State Police are investigating a confirmed cougar sighting that occurred about 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 7 near the Sweetbriar Elementary School in Troutdale. Officials surveyed the area this week after receiving two reports from Troutdale area residents, including one with a photo of the animal. No further sightings have been reported...
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America’s National Parks Need Our Help Now More Than Ever
On Patrol
by Steven T. Callan, MAY 12, 2017

I’ve always believed that our national parks and our national monuments were as secure as Yosemite’s Half Dome: solid as a rock, inviolate, and well-protected from those who would try to diminish or exploit them. Sadly, that’s not the case. In May of 2014, I wrote an article titled “America Needs Parks Now More Than Ever.” At the time, there was...
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