Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

McCloud Reservoir, Siskiyou County
Fishing is a great way to bring a family together and the reward may include barbequed trout.


 Fall may be months away but it’s time to start planning your big game hunt. Don’t forget to apply for a controlled hunt by Monday, May 15 at 11:59 p.m. PT. Apply online, at a license sales agent or ODFW office that sells licenses, or by mail/fax order. The cost is $8 per application and hunters need a 2017 annual hunting license to apply. Last year,...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife invites new anglers to take part in its Family Fishing Event Saturday, May 6 at Vernonia Lake from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is free to the public and open to all. ODFW staff, and volunteers from the Association of Northwest Steelheaders will be on hand to assist those who want...
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Droughts And Floods: California’s Climate Change Conundrum
by FISHBIO, MAY 1, 2017
Sacramento Delta

It's almost an understatement to call California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta "complex." This highly altered ecosystem supports one of the most complicated water-management systems in the world. California also experiences the most variable precipitation regime in the country, with wide swings between drought and downpours. Wildly varying rates of precipitation, increasing infrastructure construction, and changing water demands all present challenges to effectively managing...
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Mojave River Hatchery to temporarily close to the public
by CDFW, APRIL 30, 2017
Mojave Narrows Park Lake

The Mojave River Hatchery near Victorville in San Bernardino County will be closed to the public as of May 1, to allow for maintenance and repairs of the raceways, buildings and equipment. The facility is expected to reopen in approximately three to four months when all repairs are complete. All fish currently at the hatchery will be stocked by the end...
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The 2017 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will commence Monday, May 1 for the first of four open periods. This season’s dates are May 1-June 15, July 1-15, Aug. 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier. The open and closed periods are intended to provide fishing opportunities from spring through fall. The 2017 Pacific halibut...
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High water and snowpack spells springers
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 29, 2017

Rogue River

Many years ago, an ODFW biologist was explaining to me about the subtle nuances of predicting how good a springer season will be on the Rogue River. The following axioms not only apply to the Rogue River, but to all rivers where spring Chinook are known to return. Unlike what most people think, mere numbers alone do not project how successful...
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