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Bringing Oregon Salmon Back to CA – Here’s How
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JULY 18, 2024



With the Oregon salmon season starting to heat up and California anglers making plans to get in on the action, here’s a reminder for CA anglers who plan to fish and harvest salmon in Oregon and bring them home to CA. Back in May, CDFW issued a press release reminding California anglers of important rules relating to transport of ocean...
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Tuna Fever Arrives on the North Coast
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JULY 11, 2024



hat’s the best way to shake off the doldrums of another salmon-less summer? How about a red-hot tuna bite? That’s just what we needed, and just what happened. The games began last Friday, with fish being caught out of Fort Bragg, Shelter Cove, and Eureka. For the Eureka fleet, the action started down off of Cape Mendocino where a lone...
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Trinity River Valley- Hoopa In Excessive Heat Warning
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, JULY 7, 2024

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Trinity River valley and Hoopa are under “Excessive Heat Warning” at tis time and through the week. It has reached 118 during the last week and predicted to reach 108 this week. Of course, that affects the water too. From the CDC water flow reports the river will reach 70.8 degrees. If the water reaches 72 degrees that is...
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Comins Lake is near capacity with water temperatures sitting in the upper 60s with surface temperatures reaching low 70s.  Fishing has significantly improved compared to last year, however catch rates on trout are still down.  Rainbow trout are being caught by anglers ranging from 15 inches up to 22 inches.  Nightcrawlers are producing trout for anglers, as well as spinner...
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Trout Fishing at Cold Creek Reservoir
by NDOW, JULY 3, 2024
Cold Creek Reservoir

Cold Creek Reservoir is still at 90% of capacity with rainbow trout and tiger trout being caught in the 10-to-12-inch range.  There is potential for some trout to be larger, however, they have not had too long to grow following the 2021 draw down of the reservoir to fix the outlet structure.  Anglers will do well fishing for trout using...
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Access at Cave Lake
by NDOW, JULY 3, 2024
Cave Lake

Please note that shoreline access at Cave Lake is closed to the public. Dam reconstruction is fully underway. For more information on Cave Lake, please contact the NDOW Ely Field Office.     ...
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