Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon

Trinidad Harbor, Humboldt County
The opportunistic river otter looks for fish scraps on the charter boat dock in Trinidad.


ODFW Recreation Report
by ODFW, OCTOBER 19, 2017

Deer and elk hunting Rifle deer hunting continues in western Oregon. Remember Cascade units are closed for Cascade Elk season running Oct. 14-20. Conditions for big game hunting are improving with the rain. See reports below or the Big Game Hunting Forecast for what to expect. Western Oregon waterfowl and turkey are open Zone 1 duck season is open as is the general fall turkey...
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California halibut bite keeps rolling
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, OCTOBER 19, 2017

Eureka Coast

If you thought the California halibut season was belly up, you may want to reconsider. The effort has definitely tapered off over the past few weeks, but the bite remains as strong as it’s been all season. “We fished over the weekend, and it was as good then as it’s been all season,” said Tim Klassen of Reel Steel Sport...
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 The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will release thousands of rainbow trout into Mt. Hood Pond for a free family fishing event on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Gresham. A feature of the ODFW Outdoors program, the event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 5-acre pond located on the campus of Mount Hood Community College, located at 26000 SE Stark St., Gresham,...
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Purple Rainbows and Virginia Goldens 
Backcountry Travels
by Phil "Flip" Akers, OCTOBER 17, 2017

Mammoth Lakes

Sitting at 10,338 feet/elevation, south of Red’s Meadow just off the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Lake Virginia nurtures a healthy population of golden trout. And nearby Purple Lake is a high quality rainbow trout fishery. This article chronicles a rainbow and golden trout backpacking trip to these awesome lakes located in the Ansel Adams Wilderness of the Sierra Nevada. Our trailhead...
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Salmon, smoke em if you got em!
by Jeff Goodwin, OCTOBER 17, 2017

It's the fall season in Shasta County and the bad weather is coming!  The leaves are turning, acorns are dropping, and the best fishing of the year is, for the most part, in the history books. We've had an exceptional year for fishing here in the north state and I'm sure a lot of you have some King salmon, Kokanee salmon,...
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Lake Mead Preparation
by Jason Haley, OCTOBER 16, 2017
Lake Mead

I just spent my first day on Lake Mead in preparation for the 35th Annual WON Bass U.S. Open. Wow! This place is amazing. It's hard to focus due to the spectacular scenery and wildlife. The water is clear, with visibility to nearly 30 feet. Schools of Striped Bass are chasing shad all over the lake. I caught two on...
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