Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Winter on the Upper Klamath River, Siskiyou County
Anglers drift-fish this river daily in fall and winter often in widely fluctuating weather.


The spring Chinook fishery on the Snake River below Hells Canyon Dam will close at sundown (8:18 p.m.) on Sunday, July 30.  Idaho Fish and Game, who monitors the Snake River fishery for both states, noted that angler interest and catch rates have dropped dramatically during the past two weeks. Last week, they documented only a few people fishing and an estimated harvest...
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Fishing for Black Bass after Catching a Limit of Stripers?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JULY 27, 2017

Question: My buddies and I do a fair amount of striper fishing and seem to always debate this question. Am I allowed to keep fishing after keeping a limit of stripers as long as I am fishing for largemouth/smallmouth bass instead? The techniques are similar, so I’m wondering if we could be cited. (Brett M.) Answer: After catching your limit of striped bass,...
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Gamble pays off for Cove tuna seekers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JULY 27, 2017

Shelter Cove

Captain Jake Mitchell of Sea Hawk Sport Fishing had a hunch, and it paid off in a big way. On Tuesday, despite a mediocre forecast, he ventured from Shelter Cove out to the Gorda Valley where the water was warm, and hopefully loaded with tuna. “The wind was forecasted to stay outside of the 125 line, so I figured it...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, JULY 26, 2017

Crabbing open coast-wide and catches are increasing Ocean and bay crabbing is open coast-wide. Newly molted, larger crab are being caught in the ocean and many bays. Some of these crab have hardened up a bit while others are fairly soft and have less meat in them. Catches are increasing everywhere up and down the coast and the quality should improve as...
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Youth hunters (age 17 and under) can sign up now for ODFW’s free pheasant hunts happening around the state in September. The events are being held in Baker City, Central Point, Corvallis, Eugene, Irrigon/Umatilla, John Day, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Madras, Portland, The Dalles (Tygh Valley). See dates below and register online (see Register for a Class/Youth Upland Hunts), at a license sales agent or...
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Is your Pronghorn a Trophy?
by Frank Biggs, JULY 25, 2017

It is said “The trophy is in the eyes of the beholder, ”  and indeed, it is true.  Over the years, I have absorbed a great deal of knowledge about hunting Pronghorn - Antelope that roam the high plains and arid lands of America - and one thing I know for sure; a Pronghorn buck of any size can be a trophy! Pronghorns...
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