Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

McCloud Reservoir, Siskiyou County
Fishing is a great way to bring a family together and the reward may include barbequed trout.


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is encouraging all Californians to give fishing a try for free on July 7 and Sept. 1, 2018. CDFW annually offers two Free Fishing Days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. On these two designated days, people can fish without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free Fishing...
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The daily bag limit for general marine fish (rockfish, greenlings, skates, etc.) will be reduced from 5 to 4 beginning July 1. “Participation in this fishery has been really good so far this year with effort higher than even record years seen in two of the past three years,” said Lynn Mattes, Project Leader, ODFW. “Reducing the bag limit to 4 fish...
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CDFW July 2018 Recreation Calendar
by CDFW, JUNE 26, 2018

Various Days — Bat Talk and Walk at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area. Various times, 45211 County Road 32 B, Davis (95618). Each year, from June through September, the Yolo Basin Foundation offers “Bat Talk and Walk” tours. The tour begins with a 45-minute indoor presentation on bat natural history, after which attendees are shuttled to the outdoor viewing area to...
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Those who fished for salmon decades ago often lament the bygone “good old days” of abundant, large fish. As it turns out, there is some truth to this sentiment. Negative trends in salmon sizes have been noted as early as the 1930s (as cited in Ricker 1980), prompting long-standing concerns about the consequences of losing the oldest, largest individuals in a...
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Springers and Derby
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JUNE 25, 2018

Trinity River

Sorry about last week, but I took the day off for Father’s Day and spent it with family. I have received many calls about what is happening with the fishing. To start off, we are now into full summer weather with temperatures in the 90s and up to 104 degrees. You can imagine what that is doing to the water; yep...
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 Ah, summer has arrived in the Golden State and it’s getting hot outside, which means more people will be visiting public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management for recreational opportunities like fishing, swimming, camping, rockhounding, backpacking, hiking, boating and off-highway vehicle use.  In California, the BLM oversees 15 million acres of public lands that support the agency’s multiple use...
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