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Free Fishing Days for 2017 will be July 1 and Sept. 2
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JUNE 14, 2017

Klamath River - Middle

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) encourages all Californians to give fishing a try for free on July 1 and Sept. 2. CDFW annually offers two Free Fishing Days, typically around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekends. On these two days, people can fish without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days also provide...
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Columbia River Subarea halibut anglers get one more day
by ODFW, JUNE 14, 2017
Columbia River

The Columbia River Subarea (Leadbetter Point, WA to Cape Falcon, OR) all-depth halibut fishery will be open for one additional day—this Saturday, June 17. After the most recent openings in Washington, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) has determined that there is enough quota remaining in the Washington recreational quota to have all Washington subareas, including the Columbia River...
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California's Growing Marijuana Issue
by FISHBIO, JUNE 13, 2017

It just takes a Google Earth tour to spot the rise of marijuana growing in California. Navigate through aerial imagery of Humboldt County forests, and patches of cleared trees lined with greenhouses quickly come into view, like those shown above. Many people hope the legalization of recreational marijuana in California will enable the state to finally regulate marijuana growing and reduce its associated...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting proposals for habitat restoration projects within the California watersheds most impacted by unregulated cannabis cultivation. Contingent on the Budget Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017-2018, a total of $1.5 million in Timber Regulation and Forest Restoration funds will be made available through CDFW’s Cannabis Restoration Grant Program. The program will...
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ODFW sets summer salmon and steelhead seasons
by ODFW, JUNE 13, 2017
Columbia River

Oregon and Washington fishery managers have announced the 2017 summer and fall salmon and steelhead seasons for the Columbia River. The summer season is similar to last year, except that the daily bag limit on hatchery steelhead has been reduced to one fish due to poor expected hatchery and wild steelhead returns. The season begins this Friday, June 16 with a...
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Whiskeytown Lake Kokanee fishing report
by Jeff Goodwin, JUNE 12, 2017
Whiskeytown Reservoir

I've been on Whiskeytown Lake running guided fishing trips for Kokanee salmon during the past few weeks and can honestly say that the fishing has improved dramatically.  Just about everyone who pays attention to the Kokanee fishing on Whiskeytown knows we had a lull in activity at the end of May and the Kokanee fishing was tough.  For me...
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