Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Upper Snake River opens to fall Chinook fishing today
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017
Snake River

The upper Snake River will open to hatchery fall Chinook fishing on Friday, Sept. 1. The river will be open from the Oregon – Washington border to the deadline below Hells Canyon Dam and will remain open until Oct. 31, or until a closure is announced. In addition, the reach from Cliff Mountain Rapid (at river mile 246.7) upstream to the...
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With the onset of fall salmon seasons, ODFW wants to remind anglers to check salmon and steelhead angling regulations for Oregon coastal bays and rivers. Anglers should note there are no wild coho seasons or expanded Two-Rod Validations in place this year. Overall, regulations for coastal rivers and bays remain as shown in the 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Any changes resulting...
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ODFW Weekly Recreation Report
by ODFW, SEPTEMBER 1, 2017

The great NW fall salmon migration is in full swing Salmon fishermen are out in force as Chinook continue their migration from the ocean into the Columbia River and its tributaries. This week there were more boats between Tongue Point and Bonneville Dam than in the estuary around Buoy 10, as these signature NW game fish move from the river mouth...
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Tuna hitting the decks up and down the coast
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 31, 2017

Gold Beach

Calm seas and warm water has descended on the North Coast, and boats headed offshore from Fort Bragg to Gold Beach, and all ports in between, were coming home with coolers full of albacore. Fort Bragg was the place to be last weekend. Flat calm water made for an easy run to where the tuna were schooled up, and the...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) encourages all Californians to give fishing a try for free on Saturday, Sept. 2. CDFW annually offers two Free Fishing Days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends (the first of the two Free Fishing Days in 2017 was held July 1). On these two days, people can fish without...
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The Mystery Odor, A Detective Story
Before and After
by Don Stec, AUGUST 30, 2017

I received a call from an Insurance Claim Adjuster, he said.  “Don, we have a vandalized vehicle we would like you to look at.  He explained; a smelly liquid was poured inside on the seats and carpet.  We have had the vehicle interior detailed twice and the smell keeps coming back.  We suspect there is something dead inside.  Would you...
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