Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Avoid Yelloweye Rockfish
by CDFW, AUGUST 26, 2017

In anticipation of the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds all anglers to avoid yelloweye rockfish (Sebastes ruberrimus) when engaging in recreational ocean fishing. CDFW urges anglers to avoid fishing in areas where yelloweye rockfish are known to occur (e.g., rocky outcrops and pinnacles). If taken, yelloweye rockfish should be immediately returned to...
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What’s the Scoop on Razor Clams?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, AUGUST 25, 2017

Question: I have looked at the regulations for clams and I cannot find a size limit for razor clams. I see the 1-1/2 inch limit for littlenecks, cockles and steamers, but under razor clams there is no size limit given. Do they have a size limit? I am also very interested in finding more places to clam in Tomales Bay. I know...
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ODFW is seeking new members to represent the public and commercial fishing interests on the commercial Fishery Permit Review Board. Persons interested should fill out this document (pdf) to express their interest in the position and return it to ODFW by Sept. 13, 2017. The permit review board evaluates limited entry permit denials made by ODFW and considers requests for permit transfers for the...
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Solid salmon action at Shelter Cove, Fort Bragg
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 24, 2017

Shelter Cove

Our neighbors to the south are currently enjoying a pretty good salmon bite. Charter and sport boats alike have scored limits since the weekend on some very nice sized kings. Out of Shelter Cove, Jake Mitchell of Sea Hawk Sport Fishing mooched up limits of salmon for his customers on Tuesday fishing in 60 feet of water. A few sport...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, AUGUST 24, 2017

Fall Chinook headed toward Bonneville on heels of successful Buoy 10 run The first hog lines are showing up on the Columbia River around the Portland as Chinook salmon begin to move from the river mouth to Rainier, St. Helens, Portland, and beyond. Now’s the time to find out why nothing beats fall salmon fishing in Oregon, which is...
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The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) will host its 4th Annual Sonoma Dinner on Thursday, November 9 at Cornerstone Event Center.  The dinner will honor the Sonoma Valley dairy and wine farmers the Mulas Family who have been using recycled water for decades on their dairy farm and fields. According to Ray Mulas, who is also the fire chief of the Schellvista Fire...
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