Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Shasta Valley Wildlife Area, Siskiyou County
The dark spot at the base of gill plate distinguishes this species from other panfish.


 


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunt access permits on opening weekend, Aug. 12–13, 2017 in Zone A for the general season. The locations for this hunt include Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife areas. Reservations are required for access to the...
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Hite Cove
Backcountry Travels
by Phil Akers, APRIL 11, 2017

Merced River - South Fork - Hite Cove

Revered by the Ahwahneechee, later congressionally designated as a Wild and Scenic River, the South Fork Merced originates on the southern slope of Triple Divide Peak in Yosemite National Park. Part of the Clark Range, and topping out at 11,611 feet, Triple Divide is an impressive intersection of watersheds where three major rivers – the San Joaquin, Merced, and South...
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The Vanishing Spirit of America - A Photo Essay
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, APRIL 11, 2017



I have crested the high places of the earth in the darkness to greet the fiery orb rising in the east and the beginning of a new day… I was nurtured and raised with the unyielding love and protection of a mystic queen… I have raced with the wind, and won… I have watched planets and stars move through the evening...
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Family fishing event coming up at St. Louis Ponds
by ODFW, APRIL 11, 2017
St. Louis Ponds

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host another free family fishing event Saturday, April 15 at St. Louis Ponds near Woodburn from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The ponds will be stocked with legal- and larger-sized rainbow trout shortly before the event. ODFW will provide equipment including rods, reels and bait for use during the event, on a first-come, first-served basis. Angling...
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Shallow Shasta Bass
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 10, 2017
Shasta Lake

Many bass anglers are finding success tossing jigs to the bank and working out for some quality spotted bass action. Bass are being caught as shallow as two feet of water. There is also solid action for a wide range of plastic presentations, this is the time of year I recommend that anglers fish to their comfort level for consistent action....
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2017-the year of the houseboat
by Gary Heffley, APRIL 10, 2017
Shasta Lake

Let me make the declaration now: 2017 will be the year of the houseboat vacations on Northern California Lakes. When the houseboating Mecca for California, Shasta Lake, is full, summer vacationers flock to the lake to take in the surrounding beauty and partake in the unlimited recreational water sports the lake offers. Houseboats provide the perfect base of operations for...
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