Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Shasta Lake trout laying low
by Jeff Goodwin, JULY 3, 2017
Shasta Lake

I've been fishing Shasta Lake for rainbows and Kings this past week and although finding fish is not very hard, getting them to bite is another story.  I've fished a lot of water on Shasta and haven't had much to show for my efforts at the end of the day.  Now when I say a day of fishing, what I...
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Pregnant Perch and Breaching Whales
Jerry Back
by Jerry Back, JULY 2, 2017

Marshall Beach

Wow, it has been almost 11 months since my last article.  It’s time for me to get back on the sand and in the surf!  I just haven’t been able to fish much lately--choosing to spend any free time I may get on my musical projects.  However, with striper season getting started on our Norcal beaches, I need to get...
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Spinnerbait/Anchovy Rigs Part II
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JULY 1, 2017

Rogue River

Last week we took a look at the nuances of hooking up a naked (straight bait) anchovy in a spinnerbait/anchovy rig that is used for trolling in estuaries in the pacific northwest such as the Rogue Bay or the mouth of the Chetco River.  This week we will look at some tips and tricks at rigging up this baitfish powerhouse...
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How to Detect Flat Tires
Before and After
by Don Stec, JUNE 30, 2017

Modern vehicles handle very well. So it is understandable when some people tell us they did not notice one tire was flat and drove several miles on the flat, destroying the tire. The first time I had heard this I thought the driver was just not very aware of the vehicle’s handling. The driver swore the vehicle handled so well the...
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Collecting Pre-Roasted Turkeys?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JUNE 30, 2017

Question: From your column, I’ve learned that roadkill is illegal to recover (so that I don’t hunt with my truck). Here’s my question: In our hilly neighborhood the turkeys often fly into the power lines, causing a power outage right around breakfast time. On my way to work I see the roasted turkey near the road. Since PG&E killed it while...
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Screenshots from the new How to hunt for deer and elk online course.Each fall, thousands of Oregonians head to the woods to hunt deer and elk for the chance to spend time with family and friends, enjoy the outdoors and for the game meat. If you’ve ever wanted to join them, ODFW can help. ODFW’s new free online course, How to Hunt...
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