Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Free kid's fishing days set
by Gary Heffley, MARCH 1, 2018

A couple of dates and locations have been announced for upcoming Free Kid's Fishing Events in the North State. These events are very popular with the entire family and offer youth the chance to catch trout, even if they have never fished before. As a frequent volunteer,  I can attest that many first-time anglers net their first catch trophy at...
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Storms breathe new life into steelhead rivers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 1, 2018

Following a dry and unseasonably warm first half of February, there is finally some good news to report – widespread rain and heavy mountain snowfall are imminent across nearly all of California. For the North Coast, weather models are indicating above normal precipitation in the coming weeks, which could turn March into a heck of a month for steelhead fishing....
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Every year, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) trout hatcheries release trophy-sized trout to approved waters for public recreational angling and a chance to “catch a big one”! Trophy trout are categorized by CDFW as larger than 2.99 pounds each, but can be much larger. Another category of large trout released by CDFW each year is “super-catchable,” which are...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, FEBRUARY 28, 2018

Best bets for fishing Steelhead fishing has been fair to good in the Clackamas River, and water levels should be fishable later this week and into the weekend. Fly-fishers will want to catch the mid-afternoon hatches on the Fall, Crooked and Metolius rivers. After heavy rains this week, many north coast rivers will be back in shape for steelhead fishing this weekend, including...
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Nimbus Basin will be Closed to all Fishing as of March 2018
by CDFW, FEBRUARY 28, 2018
American River - Nimbus Hatcery

The Nimbus Basin on the lower American River will permanently close to all fishing as of March 1, 2018, as per fishing regulations amended by the Fish and Game Commission in December 2017. The closure will take effect from Nimbus Dam on the lower American River to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) gauging station cable crossing approximately one-half mile downriver (California...
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DATE — EVENT Weekends — Ecological Reserve Tours at Elkhorn Slough. Volunteers lead walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost. The visitor center and main overlook are fully accessible. The day use permit fee is $4.12 per person, ages 16 and older (permits may...
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