Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Pacific halibut, rockfish openers set for May 1
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 4, 2018

Twenty-five days and counting. That’s how long North Coast saltwater anglers will have to wait before the lengthy offseason is over and we ‘re back on the water. May 1 will bring two openers – Pacific halibut and rockfish. The 2018 Pacific halibut fishery will have four open periods, May 1-June 15, July 1-15, August 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31,...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, APRIL 4, 2018

Best bets for fishing Surf perch fishing has been hot along the Oregon Coast. Spring Chinook fishing will close on the Columbia River after April 7, but the season will just be heating up on the Willamette, Rogue, Umpqua and Nestucca rivers, and in Tillamook Bay. Spring trout fishing can be excellent! Dozens of locations throughout the state have been or will be stocked...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet in Newport on Thursday, April 12. The meeting will occur in the Conference Room at the Holiday Inn Express located at 135 SE 32nd St. in Newport. On Thursday, from 8:00 am until 2:30 pm, the agenda includes STEP program planning, STEP program updates, review of mini-grant application,...
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How to handle an insurance claim
Before and After
by Don Stec, APRIL 4, 2018

It is at least a weekly occurrence when a vehicle owner, during the course of getting an Insurance collision estimate, will express concern about an insurance company cheating him on a collision repair by not allowing a complete repair.   After dealing with insurance companies and vehicle owners for over 47 years in the collision repair business, I have formed my...
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he 2018 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will commence Tuesday, May 1 for the first of four open periods. The season’s dates will be May 1-June 15, July 1-15, August 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier. The 2018 recreational Pacific halibut quota for the California subarea is 30,940 pounds – about 4,000 pounds less than the 2017 quota. Since 2015, the California...
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 Youth anglers are invited to Canby Pond on Saturday, April 7 for the first of 30 free family fishing events that will take place at locations across Oregon in 2018, compliments of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Outdoor Program. This free event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. To bolster the odds of catching fish, ODFW will release...
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