Fishing Articles


Trolling for Shasta Lake Trophy Trout
by Jeff Goodwin, NOVEMBER 19, 2017
Shasta Lake

The Optimizer Spoon It's no secret that Shasta Lake holds a big population of trophy trout such as rainbows and German Browns.  Every year a good number of big rainbow trout in the 5-7 pound range are caught and the same can be said for the German Browns.  The chances of catching a big trophy size rainbow trout in Shasta Lake,...
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Rain is good, rivers on the rise
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Trinity River

Sorry about last week but I was out of town and not able to make a fishing report. It has been raining almost all week and turning cold. The rain was good for the ground and the rivers as well as the fish. The cold has helped to cool the rivers and we are seeing fish move further up the...
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Plug Fishing Nails Chetco Fall Chinook
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, NOVEMBER 18, 2017

Chetco River

Next Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the following Saturday, fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free for both Oregon residents and non-residents.  The official dates for the free fishing days will be November 24 and 25. That means no licenses, tags or endorsements are required on those days. Even if you already have a combined angling tag, you...
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ODFW is waiving all fishing licensing requirements on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to #optoutside with friends and family during the long holiday weekend. On Nov. 24 and 25, 2017, all fishing, crabbing and clamming in Oregon will be free for both Oregon residents and non-residents. That means no licenses, tags or endorsements are needed on those days. All other fishing...
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Commercial Dungeness crab season delayed
by ODFW, NOVEMBER 17, 2017


The traditional Dec. 1 opening of the commercial Dungeness crab season will be delayed until at least Dec. 16 along the entire Oregon coast as testing shows crabs are too low in meat yield.  The ocean commercial Dungeness crab season in Oregon is targeted to open Dec. 1, but can be delayed to ensure a high-quality product to consumers and avoid wastage of the resource....
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Rain and fresh kings both in the forecast
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 16, 2017

Chetco River

A series of rain storms moved across the North Coast late last week bringing sizable rises to the Chetco and Smith rivers over the weekend. With off and on rain in the forecast, both rivers will be up and down through the week and into the weekend. With the increase in flows, the rivers should see a pretty good influx...
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