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Sport Crab Trap Restrictions to End Monday
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 23, 2022



In a press release issued Monday, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will lift the recreational crab trap restriction in fishing zones 1 and 2, which run from the California/Oregon border south to Point Arena, on Nov. 28 at 9 a.m. In the meantime, recreational crabbers that take Dungeness crab by other methods, including hoop nets and crab snares, are...
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Peak of the salmon runs have made it through Willow Creek
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 20, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Willow Creek Weir has been removed and it looks like the peak of the salmon runs have made it through Willow Creek. The Winter Run Chinook salmon peaked out during Julian Week 40 - 41 at 713 & 217 while the Coho salmon peaked out during Julian Week 40 at 326. The steelhead are just now peaking out at...
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We have been working for them this week!
by Valerie Aubrey, NOVEMBER 18, 2022
Eagle Lake

Cold mornings leading to beautiful days. We have been working for them this week! East side still a bit more active than the west side but we'll see some changes pretty soon. Still catching a few trolling at 17-20ft. I'm getting lucky here and there at 4-14. Water temp 45F. Shore fishing has been spotty too. Might see some wind...
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Sport Anglers Netting Plenty of Crab
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 17, 2022



Despite some pretty drastic changes to the sport crab fishing regulations, jumbo crabs in good numbers are now starting to fill the hoops and rings of sport anglers. Between rough ocean conditions and a steep learning curve on how the new hoops and rings fish best, the sport season started a little on the slow side. But now anglers are...
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Big Hole Valley Habitat Conserved in Montana
by RMEF, NOVEMBER 15, 2022
Montana Fishing Overview

MISSOULA, Mont. — Approximately 3,600 acres of pristine wildlife and riparian habitat in Montana’s popular Big Hole region will remain that way thanks to a conservation collaboration by a longtime traditional landowner, the Bureau of Land Management and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.  "Development and habitat fragmentation were very real and serious threats to this landscape because of its beauty, location...
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Fishing is Getting Hot on The Trinity
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 13, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Correction: Last week I wrote that “Peral Harbor” was Nov. 7th please forgive me but it happened on December 7. 1941. I was thinking of my birthday coming up. Yes, I will become another year older very soon. I’m not going to say when or how much because many of you will not believe anyone can fish that long. I have...
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