Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Winter on the Upper Klamath River, Siskiyou County
Anglers drift-fish this river daily in fall and winter often in widely fluctuating weather.


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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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, JANUARY 11, 2018

Learn rifle skills for big game hunting ODFW and the Oregon Hunters Association are hosting a Rifle Skills and Knowledge Workshop in Canby on Saturday, Feb. 3. We’ll provide the gear, ammo, instruction and lunch. Learn more and register. SW spring bear tags still available First come, first served spring beer tags for the SW area are still available – but they’re going fast. Get...
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Trolling Flies for Rainbows and Browns
by Jeff Goodwin, JANUARY 10, 2018
Shasta Lake

There are hundreds of techniques trout anglers utilize to effectively catch trout and there are no limits to the number of combinations and presentations we see people fishing all the time.  It can be a bit overwhelming for some of you out there who find a way to spend the time to look for new ways to improve your catch...
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