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Trinidad Harbor, Humboldt County
The opportunistic river otter looks for fish scraps on the charter boat dock in Trinidad.


Trinity Report: Happy Easter
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, APRIL 16, 2017

Trinity Lake

I hope everyone had a good family Easter. The Friday and Saturday before was a great day to be on the river. The trouble is which one? Easter was kind of soggy and wet for most of us but for those that live south of Sacramento it was not so bad. Most of the rivers are high due to the “Safety of Dam” releases. Translation,...
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Sacramento River on the rise
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 15, 2017
Sacramento River

With Lake Shasta  within 6 feet of full pool and the forecast of continued rain events cycling through the North State, officials have once again increased releases from Shasta and Keswick dams.  Currently 25,000 CFS is being released into the Sacramento River up from the 10,000 CFS average seen at the first of the week. The river is still fishable but...
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KMZ ocean salmon season closure finalized
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, APRIL 15, 2017

Klamath River - Upper - OR

Did you feel the earth shake last week? That was because officials representing ocean salmon seasons for specific zones from the Washington/Canada border to Mexico sat around a table at a PFMC meeting held in Sacramento, California and amicably crunched numbers for six solid days from April 6-11. Their goal was to try and reasonably distribute Chinook and coho seasons between...
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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meets April 21 in Klamath Falls at the Running Y Ranch, 500 Running Y Road. The meeting starts at 8 a.m. and follows this agenda dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/ The meeting will be livestreamed via ODFW’s Periscope and Twitter accounts. ODFW staff will present the 2016 Annual Wolf Report and Draft Revised Wolf Management Plan at the meeting. The Annual Report will be presented...
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Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a Family Fishing Event Saturday, April 22 at Devils Lake in Lincoln City.   The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Regatta Park. ODFW will stock the lake with rainbow trout prior to the event, including 3,000 fish that will be released in a large net pen reserved for...
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The Mudhen King
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, APRIL 14, 2017

There has been a time or two during my life when having some knowledge and experience with the outdoor world has come in handy. Especially job handy. As in monetarily handy. I remember one such occasion almost as if it happened yesterday. To say that the story is totally unique is, well, perhaps an exaggeration, but maybe not. I'll let...
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