Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Lower Klamath NWR, Siskiyou County
The spots on a butterfly wing are not random but help identify this as a California tortoiseshell.


 


 From their vantage point high atop the Oregon Coast Range, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Herman Biederbeck and two researchers from Oregon State University can see almost forever as the first rays of sunlight peek over the top of Saddle Mountain in the distance to the east. Below is the Young’s River basin and a patchwork of thousands of...
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Chinook fishing days, bag limit reduced on lower Willamette
by ODFW, MAY 5, 2017
Lower Willamette River

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife today announced that salmon and steelhead anglers will be limited to a three-day-per-week schedule and a one Chinook bag limit in the lower Willamette River, effective Monday, May 8. Under the new rules, until further notice Chinook and steelhead retention will be open three days a week – Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – downstream...
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Rockfish and ling bite of the day
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 4, 2017

Shelter Cove

Despite the wind, the Shelter Cove boats had a pretty successful rockfish opener. “It was a little rough, so we stuck to just rockfish,” said Jake Mitchell of Sea Hawk Sport Fishing. “The lings bit like crazy, but we had to work for the rockfish. We were blown off the water around 1 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday, but...
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What Can Be Collected from Ocean Beaches?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MAY 4, 2017



Question: I am an artist and my medium is to work with natural items I find in nature. I was wondering if I am allowed to take items from the beaches near my home. I see people collecting many things but I know that the beaches are protected and I don’t want to take anything that is forbidden. I am...
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Flatiron Rock action
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 4, 2017

Trinidad Coast

The rockfish opener was reportedly on the slow side for the kayakers, but picked up on Tuesday. Most of the action was around Flatiron Rock, and it sounded like a few lingcod were caught and there were lots of black rockfish willing to bite.
Halibut opener slowed by heavy currents
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 4, 2017

Humboldt County Coast

Despite some pretty tough fishing conditions, a good number of halibut were landed out of Eureka earlier this week. On Monday, only a couple boats made it across a very nasty bar. Gary Blasi of Full Throttle Sport Fishing and Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport Fishing each stuck it out and landed two and three halibut respectively. A few...
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