Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Shasta Lake bassing still strong
by Gary Heffley, MAY 11, 2017
Shasta Lake

Bass anglers are still reporting good success on a variety of baits for Shasta's spotted bass as many styles and techniques of plastics and crankbaits are being used. This is the time of year to fish confidence baits. Most  anglers are targeting bass relatively shallow working from the bank out and paralleling casts along the shore.  Minnow fishing under bobbers...
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Trinity Lake fishing on upswing
by Gary Heffley, MAY 11, 2017
Trinity River

Trinity Lake anglers are enjoying improving catch rates for multiple species as lake levels are holding at just five feet from full pool. Smallmouth bass have been active with many targeting the north end dredger piles. Gitzits, plastics and crankbaits are always popular baits. Tim Brady at Trinity Outdoors in Weaverville mentioned that some landlocked king salmon are showing for those...
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Weather window puts boats back on the water
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 11, 2017

Humboldt County Coast

After being off the water since late last week due to gale force winds, boats were back at it on Wednesday. The small weather window, which looks like it may close by Friday, had boats on the halibut grounds and a few made their way down to Cape Mendocino. I didn’t catch any reports from the Cape, but I’d be...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has modified temporary rules previously adopted for sturgeon conservation in the Gilbert River. The modified rules, which take effect on Saturday, May 13, restore some fishing opportunities for anglers pursuing warmwater fish species and restore angling at the Big Eddy fishing pier near Sturgeon Lake, which is located on Sauvie Island near Portland. Under the...
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 An action packed weekend is coming up in LaGrande at the 12th annual Ladd Marsh Bird Festival, May 19-21. Friday night opens with the Odd Strings band playing original songs about birds, birding and Ladd Marsh at 7 p.m. Following the short concert is Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Mark Obmascik who’s book, The Big Year: A Tale of Man, Nature, and Fowl Obsession...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, MAY 10, 2017

Some of the best trout fishing of the year Takes place in the spring. Water conditions are good, and lakes, ponds and reservoirs throughout the state have been and are being stocked. Check out the trout stocking schedules and Rec Report updates for the best opportunities near you.   Controlled hunt deadline is May 15 The deadline is approaching; don’t wait until the last minute and...
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