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Shasta Valley Wildlife Area, Siskiyou County
The dark spot at the base of gill plate distinguishes this species from other panfish.


Lots of very good reports from the Virginias lately
by Jim Akenson, JUNE 10, 2024
Virginia Lakes

We’ve been getting lots of very good reports from the Virginias lately, bait anglers, lure anglers and a few fly anglers all seem to be doing well. Lure anglers are doing the best early and late in the day with Thomas Bouyants, Kastmasters and roostertails, bait anglers are catching fish throughout the day with power bait, pinched crawlers and mice...
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Eagle Lake Report
by Valerie Aubrey, JUNE 6, 2024
Eagle Lake

Did a water column temperature test on Wednesday at 11am. Right smack dab in the middle of the south basin. 67.9 surface 66.9 @ 5ft; 65.6 @ 10ft; 64.5 @ 15ft; 63.2 @ 20ft; 62 @ 25ft; 61.1 @ 30ft; 58.6 @ 35ft; 57.4 @ 40ft; 54.8 @ 45ft. Most of our action was still in the upper 10ft of the...
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Boats Capitalize on Break in the Wind
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, JUNE 6, 2024

\ Last Sunday provided offshore anglers along the entire North Coast some of the best ocean conditions since the rockfish and Pacific halibut seasons kicked off. And plenty of boats took full advantage. Leaving Humboldt Bay, there were a steady stream of boats headed south, reacquainting themselves with Cape Mendocino. Reportedly, the fishing was excellent with lots of rockfish and lingcod...
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Trinity River Restoration
The Outdoor Edge
by Don Webster, JUNE 3, 2024

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Memorial Day Weekend has passed and the Trinity River flows are dropping. It is always sad to hear that the river has claimed another life but that is the dangers of the river at this time of year and not matter how we try to let the public know about these dangers someone misses the message. Please know that the...
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Wind Continues to Hamper Offshore Anglers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 30, 2024

It’s been another quiet week for offshore anglers along the North Coast. The north winds have been howling for nearly the entire month of May, but it looks as though we’re about to get a reprieve. The wind is forecast to come down starting Saturday and it looks like we’ll get a few consecutive days on the water, something that...
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Memorial Day Weekend
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MAY 25, 2024

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

 I hope all had a fun and safe Memorial Day Weekend. As usual Memorial Day Weekend brings warm weather and sunny days to the Trinity River Valley. Many visitors wishing to enjoy the sunny weather and the river waters do not always understand the dangers of the early water flows or cold water nor the dangers of it. As I write...
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