Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Eagle Lake, Lassen County
Fly fishing from shore allows the angler to enjoy the tussle, revive the fish and let it go free.


Longerleader Fishing Will Save the Oregon Rockfish Fishery
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JANUARY 1, 2018

Chetco River

It's been an excruciating 105 days since Oregon bottom fishermen have been prohibited to fish for rockfish, cabezon and lingcod since the fishery was completely shut down on September 18. But it is now January of 2018 and the rockfish situation is starting to look very hopeful.  Anglers can now keep 5 rockfish of their choice a day plus an additional 2...
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Happy Solstice, Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, DECEMBER 28, 2017

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and will have a Happy New Year. I was away for a few weeks for my family Holiday Gathering so there was no fishing report for you to read. I greatly appreciate all of your readers of my column and wish you great fishing for the New Year. Remember to get your new license...
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ODFW is calling a time-out on abalone season, postponing the 2018 recreational season that was set to open on Jan. 1until further review and Commission consideration in March. The decision follows California’s closure of its 2018 abalone season due to concerns over the health of the population. Abalone stocks in California have fallen below target levels as abalone face ongoing environmental conditions that have...
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Captain Roger Thomas Dies
by GGSA Staff, DECEMBER 28, 2017

 It’s with great sadness that the Golden Gate Salmon Association announces the passing of Captain Roger Thomas from pancreatic cancer. Thomas passed Tuesday morning with his lifelong friend and partner Captain Jacky Douglas at his side.  Roger Thomas was captain of the charter boat Salty Lady, a member of the California Outdoor Hall of Fame, and a lifelong advocate to keep west coast...
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Humboldt Steelhead Days returns to its roots
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, DECEMBER 28, 2017

Humboldt County Coast

The ever-evolving Humboldt Steelhead Days — which bills itself as more than just a fishing contest — is entering its fifth year and will continue to host an array of watershed-related activities throughout Humboldt County. The goal of Humboldt Steelhead Days (HSD) is to inspire community awareness, promote river restoration and the recovery of Humboldt’s iconic wild winter steelhead populations. Humboldt’s only annual signature wintertime event,...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, DECEMBER 28, 2017

Winter trout fishing Don’t let your trout fishing season end just because the cold weather has arrived. Here are just some of the weekend opportunities from this week’s Rec Report: Several ponds and lakes in the Willamette Zone just took delivery of large brood trout. In the Southeast Zone, the Ana River has been kicking out trout in the 12-to 16-inch range. The...
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