Outdoors Reports


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is seeking information relevant to a proposal to list the Foothill Yellow-legged Frog as a threatened species. The Foothill Yellow-legged Frog (Rana boylii) inhabits lower elevation creeks, streams and rivers throughout the Klamath, Coast, Sierra Nevada and formerly the Transverse ranges of California. They can be found in a variety of habitat types...
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How to Bring Home Fish Caught Out of State?
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JULY 20, 2017



Question: Later this year I am planning a trip to fish in the state of Washington. The limits and retention are different. What is the best way to bring fish home from the trip? Is there some paperwork trail that must be kept or some type of certification? (Ross B.) Answer: Yes. To import fish into California, you are required to...
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ODFW Weekly Recreational Report
by ODFW, JULY 19, 2017


Discover ocean fishing at its best off the Oregon coast What could be better than a finding a beautiful place where you could catch tuna, halibut, salmon, and crab – all on the same day? Look no farther than the Oregon Coast, which is generating a lot of good fishing news lately for people who want to try ocean fishing. Halibut...
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How Not to Get Ripped Off When Buying a Used Vehicle
Before and After
by Don Stec, JULY 19, 2017



One of the hardest things to do is…to tell a person the vehicle they just bought is not worth repairing. Improperly repaired vehicles are a major problem. Unfortunately most people do not know what to look for. Many of the vehicles that find their way to Coachmaster started because of a simple wheel alignment, or so the owners thought. The majority...
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Do you have what it takes to be a California wildlife officer? The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Law Enforcement Division (LED) is currently accepting applications for wildlife officers and cadets. CDFW is particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a love of the outdoors and a passion for fish and wildlife conservation. Applicants who are current peace officers must...
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Targeting Stripers and Sturgeon together in San Francisco Bay
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JULY 14, 2017



Question: When fishing from a boat in San Francisco Bay, can some anglers target striped bass with barbed hooks while others target sturgeon using barbless hooks? If one angler who is fishing from a boat with a barbless hook legally lands and retains a sturgeon, can all anglers on the boat switch over to target striped bass and continue to use...
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