Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Eureka Public Marina, Humboldt County
Sights around Humboldt Bay are best viewed from a boat and a kayak lets you explore everywhere.


California’s recreational salmon fishery will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S./Mexico border. The recreational salmon fishery north of Horse Mountain will remain closed for all of 2017 due to historically low numbers of Klamath River fall Chinook salmon. The April 1 opening was set to provide...
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Trinity bass picking up
by Gary Heffley, MARCH 28, 2017
Trinity Lake

A number of anglers including Bob Moad of Redding have reported improving bass numbers at Trinity Lake, especially around the Trinity Center and the north end tailings. Bob reported good numbers of smallies to 6 pounds hitting a wide variety of baits including gitzits and plastic worms. Bob's key was the color pink, even a pink vein along a plastic...
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A Bittersweet End
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, MARCH 28, 2017

It was late morning on Thursday March 23rd 2017 when on a remote mountainside in the far northern-most part of California, I met Gemini’s Star, an orphaned filly that had been born into this hard world at dawn that day. As I write this, it has been two days since I began wondering why God had placed that tiny filly...
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Oroville Dam spillway work to continue, flows go to 0
by Department of Water Resources, MARCH 27, 2017
Lake Oroville

From Maven's Notebook: This morning, the Department of Water Resources held a press conference about the continuing operations at Oroville Dam and along the Feather River.  Here’s what they had to say. ACTING DWR DIRECTOR BILL CROYLE Bill Croyle began by expressing his appreciation for the local communities of the city of Oroville, Butte County, and those downstream who have been participating...
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Lead ban reversed
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MARCH 27, 2017

Trinity River

The day before President Obama went out of office, he signed an Exceptive Order that banned the use of lead ammo and fishing tackle on Federal Lands. The 52nd Secretary of Interior, Ryan Zinke, signed Order 3346 that overturned the lead ammunition and fishing tackle ban on Fish and Wild life Service lands. This was a great turn of events for outdoor...
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Anderson Free Fishing Day Canceled
by Gary Heffley, MARCH 26, 2017
Sacramento River - Lower

After a final on-site inspection of the park and specifically the conditions of the ponds and public access points for angling, the decision was made to cancel the Free Kids Fishing Day portion of the April 1 festivities at Anderson River Park.   The ponds are murky and shoreline has not yet recovered from the high flood waters from the recent...
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