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.


Feeder fish finding frenzied fishermen
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JULY 7, 2017

Chetco River

OK, I triple dog dare you! Say the title of this article ten times really fast without slurring your words. You can call them whatever you want: feeders, springers, kingster-amma mammas or Chinook-meisters.  But a salmon by any other name would still taste as sweet. Whichever name you wish to assign them, these Chinook are giving anglers plenty of rod-bending, line-peeling...
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Trinity and Whiskeytown Lakes are producing limits of big kokanee
by Jeff Goodwin, JULY 7, 2017
Whiskeytown Reservoir

Some of the lakes near Redding, Ca. are fast becoming known as the finest land locked salmon lakes in California. With bumper crops of Kokanee salmon in Trinity and Whiskeytown Lakes this year, anglers are out spending quality time with friends and family fishing for these silver bullets of the deep. Trinity Lake has a ten (10) salmon daily limit...
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Revisiting the Eastern Sierra
On Patrol
by Steven T. Callan, JULY 7, 2017

My first opportunity to visit California’s magnificent Eastern Sierra came in late April 1975, while I was a young Fish and Game warden stationed on the Colorado River. During the next three and a half years, I was sent to the Eastern Sierra six more times. My assignments included working the opening weekend of trout season at Crowley Lake, the...
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Czech Nymphing and Weight Placement when Fly Fishing?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JULY 6, 2017

Question: I have a fly fishing question on rigging flies for nymphing. There is a very popular technique called “Bounce Nymphing,” which involves using three nymphs on short droppers off of a long leader with a weight attached to the bottom of the leader. The idea is to bounce the shot off of the stream bottom in order to keep...
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California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) biologists have captured and fitted a tracking collar to a female gray wolf in Lassen County, and confirmed that the wolf and her mate have produced at least three pups this year. During summer and fall 2016, remote trail cameras captured images of two wolves traveling together in Lassen County. There was no evidence...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, JULY 5, 2017

Plenty of places to catch ‘trophy trout’ this summer Thousands of extra-large rainbow trout are being released at locations around the state this summer as the as the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife enters the second year of its “Trophy Trout” program. These 15-inch-and-larger trout are adding excitement to what is already one of Oregon’s most popular outdoor activities —...
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