Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County
Healthy sandhill cranes have nothing to fear from coyotes when they can simply jump into the sky.


Surf Perching with Crusteaz
Jerry Back
by Jerry Back, MARCH 13, 2018

Ocean Beach

I live pretty close to Ocean Beach, San Francisco.  It’s actually only a short, 10 minute walk from my house, so it’s often going to be the place you’ll find me fishing on a regular basis.  Striped bass can be found here during the late-Spring and Summer months, but most of the time the fish to be relied upon to...
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ODFW and partners building fishing dock at Cape Meares Lake
by ODFW, MARCH 12, 2018
Cape Meares Lake

The Tillamook Anglers, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), and Tillamook County have partnered to place a new fishing dock on Cape Meares Lake for public use. Construction will begin March 15 and is expected to last through April 16. The new dock will be located on the southwest corner of the lake near the intersection of the Bayocean Dike...
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Redding area lakes fishing report
by Jeff Goodwin, MARCH 12, 2018
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake is fishing very well right now for both rainbow trout and German browns to 8 lbs. The fish are near the surface in the 50 degree water and it's remaining consistent that they bite up high in the morning and drop to 25-35' feet by mid-day.  We are mostly trolling Trinidad Tackle Optimizer spoons at 3.8 mph which...
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Vaki Riverwatcher and Fish Counts
by FISHBIO, MARCH 12, 2018

Once you have a Fish Counting Weir how will you actually count the fish? A fish weir essentially creates an artificial fish barrier in the river and only allows fish to pass through a designated opening in the weir. You have some options when it comes to gathering fish passage data. A person can manually count fish passing over a light colored...
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Approximately 700 sheep will be arriving around mid-March at the Cronan Ranch Regional Trails Park along the South Fork of the American River near Pilot Hill. The Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office utilize the sheep as an environmentally-friendly weed control measure. “The sheep are very effective at controlling yellow starthistle, which is a nasty, invasive weed. They are...
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The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE, Salem on Friday March 16 beginning at 8 a.m. The agenda is posted at dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/18/03_Mar/index.asp On Thursday March 15, Commissioners will tour the lower Willamette River. Members of the public can join the tour beginning at 10:15 a.m. at Sport Craft Landing in Oregon City, but later portions of...
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