Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Baby Salmon and Extra Water Headed Down the Feather River
by Michael Coats, MARCH 27, 2018
Feather River

Low Number of Spring-run Salmon Hang in the Balance The California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife announced the release of 500,000 baby spring run salmon Monday from the Feather River hatchery, about a quarter of the two million that would be released in a normal year.  The hatchery failed to get enough eggs from the estimated 1200 adult spring run that...
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Salmon...will we have a salmon season?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MARCH 26, 2018

Trinity River

The PFMC will meet April 5 – 11, 2018 in Portland OR with a final report on the quantities of Chinook salmon in the ocean for the 2018 salmon fishing season. At present, the PFMC has proposed three options for In-River Fall Chinook salmon fishing. This means that an In-River Sports Fishing season is proposed for the Klamath River Basin....
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Chetco River Will Close in 7 Days
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, MARCH 24, 2018

Chetco River

The Chetco River has had its slow to moderately mediocre days this year, but no matter how good or bad the fishing may be, the Chetco's last fishing day will be in exactly one week, when the river will close its doors to fishing of any kind one hour after sunset on March 31. It will not open back up until May 22,...
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Keeping Black Bass?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MARCH 24, 2018

New Melones Reservoir

Question: Are you allowed to keep black bass that are of legal size? The regulations are confusing as to if you are allowed to keep them or not. (Jake) Answer: California Code of Regulations Title 14, section 5.00 describes the black bass regulations for various bodies of water throughout California. In California, the term “black bass” is used to define four commonly caught...
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Anyone who appreciates wildlife is invited to help restore the Potato Patch Meadow Complex in the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest on Saturday, April 7. Volunteers will remove smaller conifer trees and saplings that are encroaching on grassland habitat and reducing quality habitat for Roosevelt elk, black-tailed deer and upland game birds. Creating slash piles will also encourage grouse nesting habitat and improve...
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Just in time for the spring riding season, the Bureau of Land Management Eagle Lake Field Office has completed the latest in a series of improvements at off-highway vehicle recreation areas in northeast California and far northwest Nevada. Crews have installed new vault toilets at the Fort Sage, Dry Valley and Rice Canyon recreation sites, adding to new amenities, including picnic...
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