Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The twin tunnel WaterFix project has died at least twice but it has re-emerged once more. The Delta Stewardship Council is about to vote to approve adding the proposed WaterFix conveyance plan into the updated Delta Plan. That will keep the project alive but In doing so, they are completely ignoring their legal mandate to protect the Delta and the...
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Share your love of fishing with people new to the sport – become a volunteer fishing instructor for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. ODFW’s free training for new volunteer fishing instructors is Tuesday, February 13 from 12 pm – 6 pm at the Harbor Fire Hall, 98069 West Benham Lane, Harbor. Lunch is provided and pre-registration is required by February 6. Contact Jenny...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting nominations for a seat on the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The deadline to request nomination materials is Feb. 8, 2018 and the three-year term begins Aug. 11, 2018. The Council manages about 119 species of groundfish, pelagic species (sardines, anchovies and mackerel) and highly migratory species (tunas, sharks and swordfish) off the...
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Identifying Clams in the Delta
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JANUARY 11, 2018

Question: What type of clams are in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta? I see the small blackish ones and sometimes a type of razor clam. I grew up using them for bait, but now I hear that people eat them. Are they safe to eat? Is there a season or limit on them? (Kathleen B.) Answer: The types of clams found in the Sacramento-San...
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Steelhead season showing signs of life
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JANUARY 11, 2018

Chetco River

That little shot of rain seems to have done the trick. For the first time this season, just about all of the coastal rivers are starting to see winter steelhead show up in decent numbers. From the Chetco to the Eel, the reports have all been good. Boats drifting the Chetco are landing one to three fish a day, with...
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Commercial Dungeness Crab Season to Open in Northern California
by CDFW, JANUARY 11, 2018
Humboldt County Coast

The northern California Dungeness crab fishery in Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties will open 12:01 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. The opener will be preceded by a 64-hour gear setting period that will begin at 8:01 a.m. Jan. 12, 2018. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham had delayed the season a total of three times after crab quality...
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