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Best Baits for Norcal Steelhead
by Jeff Goodwin, NOVEMBER 13, 2017
Sacramento River - Lower

The late fall King salmon run is on its way up river and the steelhead are right behind them. We've already seen some late fall and salmon caught in the stretches of the Sacramento River below the Coleman National Fish Hatchery as well as some great hatchery steelhead.  With continuous drops in the flows from Keswick Dam, the Sacramento River...
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My Best Friend Always Wears a Fur Coat
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, NOVEMBER 12, 2017



Like many waterfowlers, I’ve been around hunting dogs as long as I can remember. More than likely, when I came home from the hospital as a newborn, there was a hunting dog of some sort riding with me and my mother in the back of my grandfather’s 38 Plymouth sedan. The first hair to grace my bald, infant scalp was...
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Salmon fishing is all about rain
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, NOVEMBER 11, 2017

Chetco River

November is the month when storms start pummeling the southern Oregon and northern California coastline.  And to a river fisherman, storms mean only one thing - rain, beautiful droplets of salmon caffeine!  And with rains come rising rivers; and with rising rivers follow the Chinook. It's the natural procession of nature. In this neck of the woods, the two main river...
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The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announce the reopening of recreational and commercial mussel harvesting from the south jetty of the Columbia River to the north jetty of Yaquina Bay at Newport. Shellfish samples taken from the area indicate levels of the paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) have dropped below the ;alert level. The...
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Purpose and Frequencies of Tracking Collars?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, NOVEMBER 9, 2017



Question: My daughter and I have a huge interest in our local wildlife. We live in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains. I have been interested in radio and emergency communications since my childhood. I was hoping you could educate us regarding what tracking collars are being used around my house and what frequencies the collars are using to transmit...
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Storms open the door for coastal kings
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 9, 2017

Chetco River

The season’s first real storms are currently drenching the North Coast and putting rivers on the rise, and it looks like there’s plenty more of the wet stuff on the horizon. If the forecast holds, we should see enough rain in the next few days to open all of the rivers to fishing that are currently closed due to low...
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