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Steller Season for Sport Dungeness Crabbers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 24, 2021



North Coast recreational Dungeness crabbers from Shelter Cove to Crescent City are enjoying one of the best seasons in recent memory. Since opening day, the crabs have been abundant and the meat content has been excellent. So good, in fact, that the commercial season has a solid chance of opening on time Dec. 1, barring any last-minute price disputes. Sport...
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Coastal King Season Winding Down
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 19, 2021



The surge in flows brought by the atmospheric river in late October was a blessing in so many ways. It put an end to another horrible fire season, began to fill our parched reservoirs, and created perfect river conditions for the late-run fall king salmon to make their way from the Pacific to their spawning grounds. On the flipside, it...
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Baum Lake Trout lures, bait or fly
by Gary Heffley, NOVEMBER 17, 2021
Baum Lake

Baum Lake is a perfect location to spend a fall day.  Gorgeous fall foliage, a beautiful lake teeming with often willing trout and bald eagles and osprey soaring overhead.  Being adjacent to Crystal Lake Fish Hatchery this year-round fishery, a dammed section of Hat Creek in eastern Shasta County seldom disappoints.  And even if the bite happens to be off...
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Beautiful day on the pond!
by Valerie Aubrey, NOVEMBER 16, 2021
Eagle Lake

Beautiful day on the pond!! Launch is holding up great, surface temps 46-47F, orange jay fair trolling flies, orange rainbow runner dialed them in. Let some go too! Toplining & the deepest around 10ft. Tamara Spurgeon-Powell ok selfies are not our bag!! ...
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Flexibility is a superpower for the fish Oncorhynchus mykiss, which can live in freshwater as a resident rainbow trout, or migrate to the sea as an anadromous steelhead. This power of options makes the species more adaptable to uncertain environments, but has also made understanding O. mykiss populations difficult. There is much uncertainty surrounding the relationships between resident and anadromous (or ocean-migrating) individuals,...
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Launch ramps are open, trout and bass are biting
by Collins Lake Staff, NOVEMBER 12, 2021
Collins Lake

For those who asked for a launch ramp picture, today the water is just kissing the concrete on the main ramp (with gravel below) and it's currently still going UP about 2 inches/day. Launch ramps are open, trout and bass are biting and weather is forecast to be great for boats and kayaks now through Wednesday. ...
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