Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Anglers cast into a full Shasta Lake for bass tournament
by Visit Redding, APRIL 14, 2017
Shasta Lake

A trip to the Bassmaster national championships is at stake for 210 anglers as they gear up for the Academy Sports + Outdoors B.A.S.S. Nation Western Regional presented by Magellan at Shasta Lake on Wednesday. Bassmaster returns to Shasta Lake for the first time in more than a decade while B.A.S.S. Nation is making its first appearance on the lake – both...
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Northern Sierra Precipitation Sets Water Year Record
by Department of Water Resources, APRIL 13, 2017

Never in nearly a century of Department of Water Resources (DWR) recordkeeping has so much precipitation fallen in the northern Sierra in a water year. DWR reported today that 89.7 inches of precipitation – rain and snowmelt – has been recorded by the eight weather stations it has monitored continuously since 1920 from Shasta Lake to the American River basin....
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Bobberin’ down the Upper Klamath
On the Trail
with Gary Lewis, APRIL 13, 2017

Klamath River - Upper - CA

When I started fly-fishing, I took a lot of guys with me. We were all 12 and 13 and lived then on the banks of the Columbia. We’d fish the mouths of tributary streams for trout and panfish then prospect up the little creeks for wild rainbows. We heard of people getting in on big dry fly hatches, but we...
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Collecting Moon Jellyfish for Home Aquarium?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, APRIL 13, 2017

Question: I would love to introduce moon jellies into my home saltwater aquarium. Can I collect them myself or do I need to try to buy them? I would not sell or trade them afterwards for something else. If this would be legal, can I collect them under a basic fishing license or would I be required to have a...
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Spring Chinook season reopens on lower Columbia
by ODFW, APRIL 13, 2017
Columbia River

Recreational anglers will get an additional nine days of spring Chinook fishing on the lower Columbia River under rules adopted today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. Under the rules adopted during a joint state hearing, anglers will be allowed to retain Chinook during two fishing periods. The first period is Thursday, April 13 through Monday, April 17. A second fishing...
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Salmon season set for Shelter Cove
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 13, 2017

Shelter Cove

KMZ areas closed for season The axe officially fell on Tuesday: Salmon ports from Eureka to Gold Beach will remain off limits for recreational salmon fishing this year. Because of the historically low numbers of adult Klamath River fall Chinook — a lingering effect of five years of drought water mismanagement, and poor ocean conditions — the PFMC reaffirmed their decision...
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