Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


 Public access to shooting areas along Iron Mountain Road west of Redding will be restricted from May 16 through May 26, while the Bureau of Land Management completes a project to control storm water drainage. There will be no restrictions from Saturday to Sunday, May 20 to 21. Officials at the Bureau of Land Management Redding Field Office said restrictions are...
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Fishery managers have postponed the annual fishery for hatchery steelhead and jack Chinook salmon from Tongue Point upriver to the Interstate 5 Bridge set to begin May 16. Lower than expected passage of spring Chinook salmon over Bonneville Dam coupled with the spring Chinook catch to date in the recreational fishery downstream of Bonneville Dam are the primary causes of the...
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Pump Failure Kills Fall-Run Chinook Salmon
by CDFW, MAY 11, 2017
Feather River

An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 fall-run Chinook salmon were killed early yesterday morning at the Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility due to a pump failure from a faulty wire. More than two million remaining salmon at the facility will be released over the next month as they reach an appropriate size. Overnight on May 10, 2017, the primary pump...
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Fish Carcasses for Bait?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MAY 11, 2017

Question: I recently went deep sea fishing and was wondering if the carcass and/or leftovers of fish caught could be used as bait? I cleaned the fillets today and thought that the skin left attached for identification purposes could be frozen and taken back on a future trip to use as an additional attraction attached to my jigs. The head...
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Dredger on the way to Humboldt Bay
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 11, 2017

Humboldt County Coast

Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company’s 315 foot dredger “Terrapin Island” is making its way to Humboldt and will be arriving around May 19 to begin dredging operations in the bar and entrance channels of Humboldt Bay. Mariners are advised to use caution when transiting near the dredge. The dredge will be restricted in their ability to move and the...
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Tonight is Ladies Night
by Gary Heffley, MAY 11, 2017

Tonight is Ladies Night at Sportsman's Warehouse in Redding. This special event benefiting the Good News Rescue Mission will feature informational booths, games, prize drawings, raffles and seminars all geared to women in the outdoors or for women interested in becoming involved in outdoor activities. Festivities begin at 4:00 pm and is free to all to attend.  Sportsman's Warehouse is...
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