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Tule Lake NWR, Modoc County
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Trinity Lake salmon bag limit increased for 2017
by Jeff Goodwin, JUNE 22, 2017
Trinity River - Above Clair Engle Lake

Now that it's time to head up to Trinity Lake to fish for landlocked King and Kokanee salmon, it's important to note a CDFW regulation change for 2017 that has created an even greater incentive to make the trip up to this amazing fishery.   CDFW has increased the daily bag limit to (10) landlocked salmon with a possession limit...
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Reflections of burns past
by Gary Heffley, JUNE 22, 2017

The current HOT weather is no joke. Everyone should be limiting exposure and activity as heat related stroke and illnesses are a real danger. Most everyone is knowledgeable about using sunscreen, apply liberally and often. And while most people wear hats and sunglasses for head, facial and eye protection, many forget about the ears. Make sure to lather the lotion...
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Rockfish on the rebound
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JUNE 22, 2017

Eureka Coast

There’s finally some good news coming out of the West Coast Fisheries. Two important West Coast groundfish stocks that were formerly overfished have now been rebuilt according to a news release issued this week by the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC). Bocaccio and darkblotched rockfish, which are managed by the PFMC, were under strict rebuilding plans that have constrained West Coast...
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August Sacramento River Rainbows
by Jeff Goodwin, JUNE 22, 2017
Sacramento River - Lower

August is rapidly approaching and it's a special time of the year to fish for Sacramento River wild rainbow trout.  After the annual closure of the trophy trout water 5.5 miles below Keswick Dam, August 1st brings the opening of this section of the Sacramento River and boy is the fishing good!  Last year I recorded 313 trout my clients caught and...
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Friday is last day for halibut in Columbia River Subarea
by ODFW, JUNE 21, 2017
Columbia River

The Pacific halibut nearshore recreational fishery in the Columbia River Subarea will close for the remainder of 2017 effective 11:59 p.m., Friday, June 23. The entire recreational Pacific halibut fishery quota (all-depth and nearshore) for the Columbia River Subarea will have been met by then, according to fishery managers ODFW, WDFW, IPHC and NFMS. The fishery will remain closed for the...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, JUNE 21, 2017

Oregon Waterfowl Festival/NW Elk Camp in St Helens June 24-25 Come visit the Columbia County Fairgrounds this weekend. Controlled hunt draw results available Go to My Hunter Information and enter your information to see results or call 1-866-947-6339. You will need your Hunter/Angler ID# which is printed on all licenses and tags and stays the same from year to year. Fishing’s getting better at the beach Some anglers are catching...
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