Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Trinidad, Humboldt County
Scenic overlook of Trinidad Bay from the Memorial Lighthouse in downtown Trinidad


Beginning Thursday, September 6, the North Umpqua River fly area reopens to afternoon angling. Fishing hours return to one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. An emergency regulation began August 6 to close afternoon fly angling from the fly area boundary at Deadline Falls to the marker below Soda Springs Dam to protect wild summer steelhead. The closure, due...
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Plenty of Klamath salmon left to catch
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

Humboldt County Coast

The Labor Day weekend is typically the busiest weekend of the fall season on the Klamath River. And this year was no exception. The river was crowded, with plenty of boats and bank anglers trying to land the prized king salmon. Here’s what we know after the dust has settled. The Klamath “spit area”, which is within 100 yards of...
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On Safari
On Patrol
by Steven T. Callan, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

With camera in hand, Kathy and I have spent much of the last thirty years enjoying nature and searching for wildlife wherever we could find it. We’ve meandered through mountains, marshes, and meadows in seven states; we’ve trekked across deserts in California, Arizona, and Nevada; we’ve kayaked with great whales in Monterey Bay; and we’ve dived to the depths of...
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The 2018-2019 general tree squirrel season will be open from Saturday, Sept. 8 through Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019. Tree squirrels may be taken only in the open zone during the open season, from between one half hour before sunrise to one half hour after sunset. A map of the state’s tree squirrel hunt zones can be found on the California Department...
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Fish for Food: A History of Non-Native Fish Stocking in California
Sacramento River - Red Bluff

Fish make good food – that’s arguably the main reason humans have concerned themselves with catching, raising, or stocking fishes since time immemorial. From this focus on fish as food came the practice of moving fish from one place to another. Early fisheries management in the United States typically sought to “improve” upon local food resources in a given area by introducing...
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RV and Vehicle Repair Scams
Before and After
by Don Stec, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018

From time to time I warn people about scams that occur with vehicle repairs.  When the economy is poor the scams become more prevalent. The fires this year have given the scammers another opportunity to take advantage of a hurting populace barely starting the process of recovery.  Vulnerable to the promise of saving a few precious dollars, some will be easy...
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