Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invested several hundred thousand dollars on the project, including pressure washing and disinfecting 6,000 linear feet of fish rearing ponds and associated plumbing, coating all fish rearing surfaces with Food and Drug Administration-approved epoxy coating to improve fish culture conditions and installing new manifolds for the water recirculation loop to improve efficiency. The...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released the Evaluation Report for the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP). The report concludes that while the OREHP has significantly contributed to the scientific understanding of marine enhancement science, it has not substantially increased the abundance of legal-sized White Seabass, resulting in less than one percent contribution to recreational and commercial fisheries...
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Planning for Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

Question: My son is asking me to take him out on the special youth waterfowl hunt next weekend. We have everything we need like waders, camo, shotguns and so forth. But I don’t have reservations anywhere and we don’t have access to a duck club. What are my public waterfowl hunting options? I want to make it a good experience for...
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River conditions looking ideal for the weekend
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 1, 2018

Mad River

It’s shaping up to be one heck of a weekend on the North Coast — expect the green water euphoria to be in full effect. All of the coastal rivers, except for possibly the main stem of the Eel, will be some shade of green. This only happens about once a season, and it typically follows an extended period of...
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Three Abalone Poachers Hit with Heavy Fines, Other Penalties
by CDFW, FEBRUARY 1, 2018
Bay Area Ocean

The Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office has settled three major abalone poaching cases involving Fort Bragg, Sacramento and Bay Area abalone poachers, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. Two of the settled cases resulted in hefty fines and other penalties for restaurant owners: Steven Yuan Qin Liang, 47, of Fort Bragg pled Evidence seized in the Liang case. guilty to felony conspiracy...
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ODFW Recreation Report Highlights
by ODFW, JANUARY 31, 2018

Spring bear The application deadline for the spring bear controlled hunts is Feb. 10. Best bets for fishing Some of the highlights from this week’s Recreation Report include: The Illinois and Applegate rivers are in prime shape for winter steelhead fishing. Walleye fishing has been good in The Dalles and John Day pools of the Columbia River. Trout are being stocked in several Corvallis-area ponds, including...
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