Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County
Heading offshore at dawn with a calm sea is the wish of every saltwater angler and skipper.


Plenty of fishable water for the weekend
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 30, 2017

For the first time this winter, just about all of our coastal rivers will come into play at the same time. Following last Sunday’s big rise —  and without any substantial rainfall since — the rivers have been dropping quickly all week. From the Smith down to the South Fork Eel, all the rivers should be some shade of fishable...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 29, 2017

Cold, wet forecasts brighten duck hunting prospects Several wildlife areas report good habitat conditions with plenty of water, and increasing numbers of migrant birds arriving. Add a little blustery weather and hunters have a good recipe for duck hunting success. Check out the waterfowl and upland bird harvest statistics at ODFW wildlife areas. Winter steelhead have arrived Some early returning hatchery fish already have been...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Salmon and Trout Enhancement Program (STEP) Advisory Committee will meet Thursday, Dec. 7 beginning at 8 a.m. in the Commission Room at the ODFW Headquarters Office, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive in Salem. The meeting is open to the public and the agenda includes STEP program planning, STEP program updates, and review of mini-grant applications. The...
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CDFW December Events Calendar
by CDFW, NOVEMBER 29, 2017

Weekends — Guided Wildlife Tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948), 12:30 p.m. The 90-minute walking tour covers slightly more than a half-mile through this premier birding spot that highlights migratory waterfowl and other wetland wildlife. Tours are cancelled in the event of heavy rain. No reservations are necessary for groups of less than 20 people. This...
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Due to poor crab meat quality test results conducted at the beginning of November, the Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has issued a memo delaying the opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season in Fish and Game Districts 6, 7, 8 and 9 (Mendocino, Humboldt and Del Norte counties) for a minimum of 15 days until Dec. 16, under...
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Secretary of Interior Suspends Tamwg
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 27, 2017

Trinity River

On Monday November 20, 2017, I was officially notified by the Designated Federal Officer to the Trinity Management Council (TMC), that the Trinity Adaptive Management Working Group (TAMWG) of the Trinity River Restoration Project (TRRP) was “indefinitely suspended by the Secretary of Interior”. This means that “Stake Holders” to the Trinity River Restoration Project will no longer be represented for any...
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