Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Nov. 30 meeting to discuss new Coos Mtn TMA
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 21, 2017

The Southwest Region Council of the Access and Habitat program will host a public meeting Nov. 30 at 3:30 p.m. to discuss a possible new Travel Management Area to be known as the Coos Mountain TMA within the Tioga Wildlife Management unit. The meeting will be held at ODFW’s Central Point office, 1495 East Gregory Road. Attend in person or call 1-877-336-1831 and enter participant code...
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Trolling for Shasta Lake Trophy Trout
by Jeff Goodwin, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Shasta Lake

The Optimizer Spoon It's no secret that Shasta Lake holds a big population of trophy trout such as rainbows and German Browns.  Every year a good number of big rainbow trout in the 5-7 pound range are caught and the same can be said for the German Browns.  The chances of catching a big trophy size rainbow trout in Shasta Lake,...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the California Wildlife Officers Foundation are again co-sponsoring the annual “Passing on the Tradition” essay contest for young hunters. The California Wildlife Officers Foundation will recognize one grand-prize winner with a lifetime California hunting license that is valued at more than $600. Second and third place winners will also be selected and...
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Rain is good, rivers on the rise
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Trinity River

Sorry about last week but I was out of town and not able to make a fishing report. It has been raining almost all week and turning cold. The rain was good for the ground and the rivers as well as the fish. The cold has helped to cool the rivers and we are seeing fish move further up the...
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Plug Fishing Nails Chetco Fall Chinook
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Chetco River

Next Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the following Saturday, fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free for both Oregon residents and non-residents.  The official dates for the free fishing days will be November 24 and 25. That means no licenses, tags or endorsements are required on those days. Even if you already have a combined angling tag, you...
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ODFW is waiving all fishing licensing requirements on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to #optoutside with friends and family during the long holiday weekend. On Nov. 24 and 25, 2017, all fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free for both Oregon residents and non-residents. That means no licenses, tags or endorsements are needed on those days. All other fishing...
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