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Triple digit heat & fires slow fishing

By E.B. Duggan, “D” Fishing Guide
08/03/15 -- On my trip I was able to check out the Rogue River, saw and traveled the Columbia, reviewed the Lake Coeur d’Alene “Big Fish” Derby and checked out the John Day River. I can say I was impressed with the quality of fish... Full Story

Warm water a real threat for Trinity/Klamath salmon runs

By E.B. Duggan, “D” Fishing Guide
07/19/15 -- Let me add a little more on the river closures because of temperatures. Section 8.01 Emergency Closures Fish & Game Code: The water temperature has to be over 70 degrees for 8 hours for 3 consecutive days...Full Story

Trinity River steelhead anglers near Willow Creek

Trinity River Steelhead Anglers near Willow Creek
01/22/14 -- Above Willow Creek the Trinity River winds due north through the Hoopa Reservation where it meets the Klamath River at Weitchpec. Early morning is a good time to fly fish for wary steelhead. Check weather forecasts...Full Story

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OR F&GC to see fishing regs proposals

08/04/15 -- The Oregon Fish & Game Commission will get its first look at the specific changes to the 2016 sport fishing regulations being proposed as part of a regulation simplification process, Friday, August 7 in Salem... Full Story

Diamonds in a rough drought

Article and photos by Phil “Flip” Akers
08/03/15 -- What’s the difference between a whacko wilderness angler and Bigfoot? One is dirty, smelly, and sleeps on the ground, the other is a myth. True, after a few days of backcountry travel, one can easily develop a... Full Story

Big-Picture Stream Science

By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
08/03/15 -- Studying stream ecology is often an involved process. Freshwater ecologists have to travel to their study sites, take a series of complicated measurements (such as gathering water samples, measuring water flow... Full Story

Tuna thrill anglers for one week

On Oregon Waters by Larry Ellis
08/01/15 -- I smell like fish. I smell like fish and I'm proud of it. When every feral cat in the neighborhood starts looking at me like Meow Mix on two legs, that's walking verification that I've been spending lots of quality time at the Port... Full Story

Warm waters troubling for Klamath salmon

Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest
07/30/15 -- In what could be the beginning of a lethal migration for Klamath and Trinity River salmon, Tribal researchers discovered evidence of a deadly parasite at the mouth of the Klamath River that could potentially harm the... Full Story

Whiskeytown Update

By John Higley
07/30/15 -- Last week, a fellow diner having breakfast at the Klassique Kafe on Athens Avenue in Redding expressed his concern over the current state of affairs at Whiskeytown Lake, where he had fished a few days before... Full Story

Changes to Bluefin tuna regs in effect

07/30/15 -- The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted changes to recreational tuna regulations. The new regulations are effective as of today, July 30, 2015. The changes include a statewide two-fish recreational...Full Story

Feather River salmon fishing slows

By Craig Bentley
07/29/15 -- The dog days of summer descend again on Oroville waters as Feather River salmon fishing slows to a grind despite increased flows, while Lake Oroville king salmon bite continues to produce fish for trollers... Full Story

Horsemen help release high lakes trout

07/29/15 -- Every two years the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife goes to the air to release more than 350,000 fingerling trout into more than 500 lakes throughout the Oregon Cascades mountain range.This summer, ODFW added... Full Story

ODFW holds salmon fishing workshop

07/29/14 -- The summer steelhead season is just around the corner, and ODFW is partnering with the Sandy Chapter of the NW Steelheaders to sponsor a summer steelhead and salmon fishing workshop on Aug. 8... Full Story

Fishing good on Hat Creek

Article and photos by Alex Colvin
07/26/15 -- At 9 a.m. on Saturday July 25th, my wife Linda and I set up our vendor booth at Rim Rock Ranch for the annual Old Station Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue. It was still early and the barbecue didn't start until noon, so I...Full Story

Trek for Trout

Article and photos by John Higley
07/26/15 -- This year, thanks to the regular planting of trout at Kilarc Reservoir near Whitmore, Sharon and I have eaten fish dinners at least once a week for a month. I think the freshly stocked rainbows are good table... Full Story

Catching an opah video is amazing

By Frank Galusha
07/25/15 -- On July 7, MyOutdoorBuddy posted the above absolutely awesome photo of a 114 lb. opah taken that day on board the Scrimshaw of Coastline Charters in Eureka. Thirteen albacore were also taken but the opah stole... Full Story

Help shape 2016 sport halibut seasons

07/25/15 -- ODFW is asking anglers and other members of the public for their input on the 2016 sport halibut seasons and regulations at two public meetings to be held in August. Both meetings will be hosted by the Oregon Department... Full Story

ODFW takes action to help native fish

07/22/15 -- Last Thursday the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife curtailed fishing hours on most of Oregon’s rivers to avoid additional stress on native fish already suffering from high water temperatures and low stream flows from... Full Story

Cautionary advice for novice river boaters

By Gary Heffley
07/17/15 -- A new salmon season always brings out a crop of new river boating anglers. You know the type… I have a boat, I know how to turn it on and I have used it on the lake so what’s the problem? The Sacramento River, especially a... Full Story

Catch, clean, cook crab at ODFW class

07/14/15 -- Dungeness crab is one of Oregon’s most prized culinary creatures. Learn how to catch your own at two crabbing workshops sponsored by ODFW on Aug. 8 and 9. These one-day family-friendly workshops will take place in Newport... Full Story

Dunsmuir: Headquarters for the Upper Sac

By Gary Heffley
07/14/15 -- For a fly angler looking to ply the trout rich waters of the Upper Sac a stop into Dunsmuir and a visit to the Ted Fay Fly Shop is a must. The shop in downtown Dunsmuir at 5732 Dunsmuir Ave is the place for my current... Full Story

Electrofishing with the ARIS Camera

By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
07/13/15 -- When it comes to fish sampling methods, electrofishing produces some of the most spine-tingling excitement. For the most part, this excitement arises from the suspense of not knowing which fish, if any, will rise to the surface after..Full Story

ODFW: No bag limit on warm water species?

By Lonnie Johnson
07/12/15 -- During a meeting of the Warm Water Working Group on June 19, 2015, ODFW announced plans to bring a proposal before the Fish & Wildlife Commission to remove all bag limits of smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, walleye... Full Story

ODFW: Texas boat had Zebra mussels

07/07/15 -- Last week, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife boat inspectors in Ashland discovered invasive Zebra mussels on a boat being hauled from Texas to Auburn, Washington. Of the nearly 5,000 inspections... Full Story

One Fish, Two Forms, Many Questions

By Erin Loury, FISHBIO.com
07/06/15 -- Genetically they are the same species, but rainbow trout and steelhead lead very different lives. These fish represent two separate life strategies of the species Oncorhynchus mykiss: a resident form that stays in... Full Story

Farm pond, oh farm pond. Where art thou?

Article and photos by Bill Adelman
06/29/15 -- The thrill of victory doesn’t end with downhill skiing. In many cases, it ends with a farmer giving you permission to fish a private farm pond. When I relocated to farming country in 1959, it didn’t take long for the mystique of farm... Full Story

Finding Fish from Discarded DNA

By Erin Loury
06/22/15 -- To round out our series on environmental DNA (eDNA), in which we've described the basic concepts of this technique* in aquatic research, as well as its challenges and limitations**, here we highlight... Full Story

Domoic acid levels too high for razors

06/17/15 -- With concentrations of domoic acid reaching levels not seen since 1998, ODFW shellfish biologists see no possibility that razor clamming on Oregon’s most popular beaches will re-open before the annual conservation... Full Story

Dunsmuir continues trophy trout program

06/15/15 -- Anyone can catch a trophy trout in Dunsmuir, California, this summer. Is that what you want to do on your vacation? There are many reasons you can do that in Dunsmuir. Plentiful water, easy access and... Full Story

Favorite 10 Trout Lures

By Gary Heffley
06/02/15 -- Everyone has their favorites list, a post Letterman’s Top 10 list, a ‘best of’ list… if for no other reason, to get a discussion going or perhaps, an outright argument! I thought I would list my favorite 10 trout lures. These are...Full Story

How to make Tuscan Tuna Salad with Fennel

By Frank Galusha
05/04/15 -- OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is not... Full Story

Pacific halibut 2015 regulations in effect

05/01/15 -- The recreational Pacific halibut fishery will open May 1 for the 2015 season. This year the fishery will be held to a federally established quota of 25,220 pounds. The season dates will be May 1-15, June 1-15, July 1-15, Aug. 1-15... Full Story

Agencies halt commercial sardine fishing

04/30/15 -- All large-volume commercial sardine fishing in state and federal waters off California has been prohibited as of Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The closing will remain in effect until at least July 2016. “This may be an end of... Full Story

F&GC adopts in-river sport fishing regs

04/23/15 -- The California Fish and Game Commission adopted changes to the Central Valley and Klamath River basin salmon sport fishing regulations for the 2015 season on Friday, April 17. The changes include fall-run...Full Story

OR DFW seeks help with stocking program

04/16/15 -- This year the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to stock 11,000 rainbow trout (including 3,000 of trophy size) in popular Lake of the Woods, and the agency would like anglers help in figuring out what...Full Story

Fishing the Klamath below JC Boyle Dam

By Trouteagle
03/02/15 -- Year round trout action can be found on the Klamath River within the 20 or so miles of free flow within Oregon and California. While fishing below the flumes at the JC Boyle powerhouse, it can be difficult to know just when...Full Story

The Mystery of the Middle Fork, Part IV

By Jim Broshears
11/10/14 -- This trip was to be the final chapter in the saga that began three years ago but is actually over 20 years in the making. As Bruce, Tuck and I journeyed back to the Middle Fork of the Feather River we made...Full Story

Climbing Terms for the Fisherman

10/14/14 -- For those of us who prefer to fish the rugged and remote streams and rivers for the elusive wild trout, rock climbing is a skill that is required to reach the special places where catching the big one is a “sure thing.” The skills...Full Story

German brown trout afternoon in Modoc

By Lea Huetteman
09/04/14 -- Catching a German Brown Trout from the creeks in Modoc County is a fine way to spend an afternoon. There are many creeks in this part of California that drain the Warner Mountains. Stream trout fishing in this region opens...Full Story

Throw the kitchen sink at them

Article and photos by Phil Akers
08/20/14 -- Our wilderness areas are special, where Mother Nature is landlord and natural forces operate freely. Within the wilderness you will find no roads, shelters, picnic tables, toilets, or other conveniences. You enter at...Full Story

Humboldt Bay: Busy port, excellent fishery

03/06/04 -- Humboldt Bay, a busy commercial harbor and home port to many charter and private offshore fishing boats, is also popular with shore-based anglers and small boaters seeking bottomfish, sharks, crabs and clams...Full Story

Pulled into the pipes: Green Sturgeon

By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
03/04/14 -- [Posted with permission of FISHBIO] Living in the Sacramento River can be a risky business for juvenile green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris). The young fish must swim through a gauntlet of water... Full Story

Not Just Any Fish

By Phil "Flip" Akers
02/14/13 -- Trout have inhabited California waters from the Sierra Nevada and Warner Mountains to the Pacific Ocean since prehistoric times. However, most of the trout caught by anglers are either hatchery raised fish...Full Story

Fishing with Phideaux

By Phil “Flip” Akers
01/26/14 -- Meet Phideaux, a 110-pound neurotic chocolate Lab. His name is pronounced “Fido” but it is spelled “Phideaux” because he is a Cajun dog. Anyway, last summer Phideaux took his human (that’s me) on a trout hunt up into...Full Story

A primer on fishing Lake Shasta

By Gary Heffley
01/01/12 -- Shasta Lake draws more visitors to Shasta County than any other single attraction. While it is often a challenge to fish, it is more likely to produce stringers of fat trout or spotted bass. Trout to four and five pounds are caught here routinely...Full Story

Lake Oroville; 'tis the season

By Chuck Giles
01/11/12 – Lake Oroville is probably one of the best lakes for sheer numbers of Spotted Bass in Northern California. This is not just on a seasonal basis, but year round. To start, I have a list of baits that produce decent results... Full Story

 

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