Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Tough start for Cove salmon anglers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 6, 2017

Trinity River - Upper

Saturday’s recreational salmon opener at Shelter Cove was much as advertised, a very windy day on the salt with a little fishing and not much catching. Four boats launched into some pretty rough water and howling winds and the report was only one shaker landed. The ocean calmed down on Tuesday, and a few boats took advantage. The scores weren’t...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, APRIL 5, 2017

First of several Free Fishing Days will take place April 22-23 Anglers and would-be anglers can enjoy a weekend of free fishing on April 22-23. On these two days, Oregonians and visitors can fish, crab and clam for free anywhere in Oregon without a license, tag or endorsement. This is the first of eight Free Fishing days in Oregon this year....
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With tax returns due April 18, time is running out, but you can still help California’s rare, threatened and endangered species when you file your state return. In the Voluntary Contributions section you can donate any dollar amount to the California Sea Otter Fund on line 410 and the Rare and Endangered Species Preservation Program on line 403. These special...
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Hell or High Water: What Floods Mean for Wildlife
by Erin Loury, FISHBIO, APRIL 4, 2017
San Joaquin River

Floods have been very much in the news and on the minds of Californians this year, from the mass evacuations downstream of the Oroville Dam to the flooding of San Jose. While floods make headlines for their toll on homes and businesses, their impact on wildlife and the greater ecosystem can go overlooked. Flooding can be a boon or a burden to fish...
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What will happen to the fishery
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, APRIL 3, 2017

Trinity River

In the next week (April 11) the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) will be meeting in Sacramento to determine the fate of the West Coast Salmon Fishery. Thus, the question “What will happen to the Salmon Fishery?” So far, the news coming out of the past meetings is very disheartening; what with the options of NO FISHING to an In-River...
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Long Distance Turkey
by John Higley, APRIL 2, 2017

You went where to do what?  That’s a question I get often after traveling for turkey hunting to a distant location.  “Heck,” some would say, “we’ve got turkeys all over northern California.”  Yes, we do, but we don’t have all of the subspecies that exist nationwide and one of them, the Osceola, resides only in Florida.  So, when the opportunity came...
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