Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


New Recreational Groundfish Regulations Now in Effect
by CDFW, JANUARY 27, 2019
San Francisco Bay

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding anglers that multiple changes to the recreational groundfish regulations have gone into effect for 2019. The new regulations were adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission in mid-December. Anglers should check CDFW’s website for the current regulations before fishing for groundfish, as changes can occur in-season. Groundfish regulations printed in the...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) are extending outreach to the cannabis cultivating community with presentations at four permitting workshops in northern California. The presentations are ideally suited for cannabis cultivators, consultants and anyone interested in the topic. CDFW will address important areas such as how to begin the notification process, Lake...
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High Water Ushers in Chetco Steelhead; Lower Rogue Metal
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JANUARY 26, 2019

Chetco River

Exactly one week ago, long-awaited rains raised the Chetco River to 30,500 cubic feet per second and after it started dropping to an Irish green hue on Wednesday and Thursday, anglers plunking Spin-N-Glos from the bank started walloping chrome-bright metalhead. Winter steelhead were being caught on Wednesday when the river was in the 6,000-plus cubic feet per second arena, but the...
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Shasta Shows Off Day 1 of Pro-Am
by Jason Haley, JANUARY 25, 2019
Shasta Lake

The pros always make it look easier than it really is, but Day 1 of the Wild West Bass Trail (WWBT) Pro-Am demonstrated, once again, why Lake Shasta is truly a world class bass fishery.   Nearly 300 anglers in 150 tournament bass boats attacked Shasta early Friday. The vast majority of pros and their amateur draw partners weighed 5-fish limits....
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Conviction in Great White Shark Shooting
by CDFW, JANUARY 25, 2019
Santa Cruz

A San Jose man was recently convicted in Santa Cruz Superior Court for unlawfully killing a Great White Shark (also known as a White Shark) in Santa Cruz County last summer. Vinh Pham, 41, was fined $5,000 and placed on conditional probation for two years. The court also ordered his firearm to be destroyed. Wildlife officers from the California Department of Fish...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Oregon Department of Agriculture announce that commercial crabbing will open from Cape Arago to the California border on Feb 1. Commercial crabbers in this area can set gear for a three-day pre-soak beginning Tuesday, Jan. 29 and start landing crab on Friday, Feb. 1. For more details on the commercial opening schedule,...
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