Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County
Heading offshore at dawn with a calm sea is the wish of every saltwater angler and skipper.


ODFW reminds anglers to turn in their 2017 Combined Angling Tags and/or Hatchery Salmon/Steelhead Harvest Cards (aka Hatchery Harvest Tags) as soon as possible. The documents should be returned even if you didn’t catch any fish or go fishing. Anglers with an annual fishing license are required to use the Combined Angling Tags and/or Hatchery Harvest Cards to track the number, type and...
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) staff will share a draft management plan for the new Gail Achterman Wildlife Area on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the ODFW headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem, OR from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. After a short presentation, staff will answer questions and take public comments on the proposed plan. Read the draft plan. The ten-year plan will guide...
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A painting of a Wilson’s snipe has been chosen by a panel of judges as the winning entry in the 2017-2018 California Upland Game Bird Stamp Art Contest. The painting was created by Jeffrey Klinefelter of Etna Green, Ind. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the annual contest is held to determine the official design for the...
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 The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking public comment on the newly updated Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area Long Range Management Plan, which will guide activities and management decisions at the wildlife area over the coming decade. Wildlife area staff will host an open house to go over the plan and answer questions on Wednesday, Jan. 17 from 4-7 p.m. at the...
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Razor clamming reopened on part of the Oregon coast
by ODFW, JANUARY 8, 2018
Umpqua River

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) announce the reopening of razor clamming from the south jetty of the Umpqua River, south of Reedsport, to the south jetty of Coos Bay as domoic acid levels have dropped below the alert level. The harvesting of razor clams remains closed from Cascade Head, north of...
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Happy New Fishing Year
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JANUARY 8, 2018

Trinity River

2018 starts the New Fishing Year so don’t forget to turn in your harvest cards and report cards to CDFW by January 31, 2018. To report online, click here, and enter your information, or you can snail mail in you report /harvest cards to the address on your fishing license. Until April of 2018 you will not need a salmon harvest card...
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