Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Clear Lake, Lake County
Bass fishing is a very popular sport but only a handful of anglers manage to catch the big ones.


Minus salmon - coastal saltwater season set to take off
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 27, 2017

Eureka Coast

For North Coast saltwater anglers, the first of May couldn’t get here soon enough. Since the beginning of the year, it’s been nothing but doom and gloom for the fishing community. Our ocean salmon season out of Eureka, Trinidad and Crescent City has been shut down, Klamath salmon numbers are at an historic low, razor clam season remains closed due...
Full Story 
Shasta Trout Derby May 6-7
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 26, 2017
Shasta Lake

The Kokanee Power sponsored Shasta Lake Classic Team Tourney Trout and Salmon Tournament will be held  this May 6 and 7. Entries for this great event can be made through the afternoon of May 5 with a cost of $150. per angler. Team will consist of one angler or more, with only one team per boat. A top prize of $3,000...
Full Story 
Various Days — Guided Wetland Tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead a group, school or organization on a half-mile route through diverse wetlands. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. Tours can be catered to include requested information. The minimum group size is 18 people and reservations are required....
Full Story 
 The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted ocean salmon seasons at their April 21 meeting. Adopted regulations reflect the continuing poor forecasts for numerous ocean salmon populations. South Coast anglers should note the following regulations: The area from Humbug Mt. south to the Oregon-California border will be closed for all ocean salmon fishing with the exception of the Chetco state waters (bubble) fishery for...
Full Story 
ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, APRIL 26, 2017

Some of the best trout fishing of the year Takes place in the spring. Water conditions are good, and lakes, ponds and reservoirs throughout the state have been and are being stocked. Check out the trout stocking schedules and Rec Report updates for the best opportunities near you. Learn to fly fish Let ODFW introduce you to the art and science of fly fishing at...
Full Story 

Jack and Jill had a collision…
Before and After
by Don Stec, APRIL 25, 2017

I’ll call them “Jack & Jill”; they were the cutest young couple. I would guess they were about 20 years old, plus or minus. They were recently married and had just started to make a life together. Unfortunately one of their first lessons was to experience a motor vehicle collision…leading to a life style completely different than they had planned. They...
Full Story 
Page 81