Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Can I Use a Live Well for Lobster?
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018

Question: I’m new to lobster diving and have a couple of questions. We are planning an overnight trip to Catalina and are planning on diving one night and then an early morning dive the next day. Are we allowed to keep our catch in an underwater live fish box to keep our catch alive? Would we also be allowed to share...
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Oregon’s most popular hunting season (centerfire deer) opens Saturday, Sept. 29 statewide with warm, dry weather still in the forecast. “We have had a very tough fire season with the number of human-caused wildfires well above average,” says Oregon Department of Forestry’s Tom Fields. “Fire danger remains high in many areas and the slightest spark still carries a great deal of...
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The Pacific Fishery Management Council has forwarded two proposed changes to the 2019 recreational Pacific halibut all-depth fishery in the Columbia River Subarea (Leadbetter Point, WA to Cape Falcon, OR) for public review.  One proposed change is to the opening date, the other is to the number of days open per week.    To provide input on these two specific proposals, ODFW has...
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Klamath River seeing good return of kings
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018

Klamath River - Upper - OR

In case you haven’t heard, the Klamath River is chocked full of salmon. And it has been for quite a few weeks now. What makes this story remarkable is this it's coming on the heels of the river being completely closed to fishing after Aug.15 last year due to the projected low returns. The CDFW predicted roughly 93,500 fall-run adults...
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Recreational Spiny Lobster Season to Open Sept. 29
by CDFW, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018
Catalina and Clemente

Thousands of lobster fishers are eagerly awaiting the start of the sport season for California’s spiny lobster, which opens at 6 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 29 and continues through March 20, 2019. According to California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Marine Environmental Scientist Jenny Hofmeister, the most lobsters last season were caught off Catalina Island. “In the past, San Diego has...
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In a recent Fish Report, we briefly summarized the introductions of various fish species to California’s waterways for the primary purpose of providing food. Following these initial efforts to increase the variety of California fishes that could be harvested for sustenance, historical resource managers soon shifted their focus to enhancing sportfishing by expanding the suite of species available for angling. A...
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