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Woodley Island Marina, Humboldt County
Dawn always brings the promise of a new day but dawn over a marina brings hopes of a good catch.


Sacramento coming into shape
by Gary Heffley, MARCH 31, 2017
Sacramento River - Lower

While still a bit away from prime conditions, Tiger T's Guide Service's Todd LeBoeuf found hungry trout on the Sacramento River in the Redding area on Tuesday 3-28, as evidenced by the beautiful rainbow caught by fellow guide Lou Hubert. The river offered only 18” of visibility but there were numerous doubles and even a triple hook-up as Todd joined in...
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CDFW April Calendar of Events
by CDFW, MARCH 31, 2017

Various Days – Guided Wetland Tours at Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, 3207 Rutherford Road, Gridley (95948). A wildlife naturalist will lead a group, school or organization on a half-mile route through diverse wetlands. General information includes wildlife identification, behavior patterns and conservation efforts. Tours can be catered to include requested information. The minimum group size is 18 people and reservations are...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking public input to assist in the development of a red abalone fishery management plan (FMP). An online survey to collect public opinions on red abalone management can be accessed on the CDFW website. To complete the survey by mail instead of through the website, please call (707) 964-5791 to request the survey...
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Are Green Lobsters Safe to Eat?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, MARCH 30, 2017

Question: A buddy of mine got two lobsters in San Diego Bay right before the season closed. While he was cleaning them, he noticed green algae on their shells and then found the meat to be white, looking like it was already cooked. Both lobsters were still alive when detailing them. Have you heard any other stories like this? Would they...
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South Fork closes March 31
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 30, 2017

Eel River - South Fork

The South Fork is fishable above the East Branch, and should fish below Benbow on Friday if the rain doesn’t pan out. You’ll want to take advantage as the South Fork will close on Friday, March 31.
Main stem out of shape
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 30, 2017

Eel River

“The main stem is still big and brown,” said Paul Grundman of Rio Dell’s Grundmans Sporting Goods. “We’ll need a couple weeks of dry weather before it drops into shape.”
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