Fishing Reports

Rain, how much do we need?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Trinity River

Rain and snow showers are predicted for the coming week. Many of the reservoirs are either full and releasing extra water, or close to full. In 2014, Water Bonds of several billion dollars were passed to try and increase water storage. Ultimately, only some studies were made,  but NO "new" water storage facilities were recommended, or in the planning stage. Now, Gov....
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Maintenance, Memories And Plans
by John Higley, FEBRUARY 26, 2017

Although I like to think that I’m up for just about any outdoor challenge, the truth is I’m getting pickier with the passing of time. For example, I’ve dealt with ice and snow in a variety of venues, including sleeping on the ground in heater-less tents with the zippers frozen shut. These days I’d rather not be that cold, even...
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Shasta lake Fishing Report
by Jeff Goodwin, FEBRUARY 25, 2017
Shasta Lake

Shasta Lake has seen an unprecedented amount of water so far this winter season and could have easily filled to capacity on one of several water events we have experienced.  Federal water managers have continuously released record flows from Shasta Dam to keep lake levels below full pool.  This has caused a continuous rise and fall of lake water which...
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Chetco nears steelhead broodstock goal - bottomfishing turns on
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, FEBRUARY 25, 2017

Chetco River

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife always hopes to achieve their goal of taking 120 winter steelhead from the Chetco River in order to spawn and release 50,000 winter steelhead smolts back into the Chetco. And they haven't done all that bad over the last quarter century accomplishing that goal either, especially when you look at the statistics given in...
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ODFW on Willamette River samon
by ODFW, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Willamette River

Under permanent rules, the Willamette River remains open to retention of adipose fin-clipped adult Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead seven days a week. Fishery managers will monitor harvest and passage and may need to adjust the season depending on actual returns and catch rates.  Effective February 1, 2017, the use of barbed hooks is allowed when angling for salmon,...
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States set Columbia spring Chinook seasons
by ODFW, FEBRUARY 24, 2017
Columbia River

 Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington set spring Chinook salmon seasons for the Columbia River Thursday during a joint state hearing in Vancouver, Wash. The recreational springer season on the Columbia River from the mouth upstream to Bonneville Dam is scheduled to be open from March 1 – April 6, with boat angling restricted to below Beacon Rock. The Columbia River spring...
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