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Lower Klamath NWR, Siskiyou County
The spots on a butterfly wing are not random but help identify this as a California tortoiseshell.


 


Storms Kick Off Coastal King Season
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 10, 2022



The season’s first big storms hit the North Coast over the weekend and the Smith and Chetco both kicked out good numbers of kings. Both rivers have been loaded with kings in their lower sections for quite some time, and when the rivers finally rose, they were on the move. On Saturday, the Smith turned muddy, forcing anglers to wait...
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Fish Movement in Willow Creek
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 7, 2022

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Today is Nov. 7,2022, on Nov 7, 1941 the United States of America was attacked at Peral Harbor, Hawaii. As President Roosevelt stated “a day of infamy”. I was a young boy listening to that speech on the radio in our living room in Los Angeles. My Dad had called us in from playing football in the front yard to...
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Eagle Lake Fishing Report
by Valerie Aubrey, NOVEMBER 5, 2022
Eagle Lake

Kayaked yesterday. Did very well out from pikes & the jetty. Basically, fishing/catching is fired up. Red/gold Thomas buoyants & rainbow trout flickershad were hot for us. Surface temp's were 49-51.8F. Breezy. Storms are on their way. Big winds forecast along with a little more snow. We'll see what we get but just be happy to get any moisture. After...
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Sport Crab Season a Go for Saturday
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 4, 2022



One of the most popular fisheries on the North Coast will commence Saturday, on time, albeit with a few temporary regulation changes. Due to presence of humpback and blue whales and the potential for entanglement from trap gear, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife restricted the recreational take of Dungeness crab using crab traps statewide. However, the recreational take...
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Last week was Full of Lightnings!
by Collins Lake Staff, NOVEMBER 3, 2022
Collins Lake

With weekly fall plants starting up in the last week of October and with surface temperatures taking a plunge from 72°F a month ago down to the current 62°F, trout are back on the line. Dan Mateo and Mark Evans trolled Kastmasters and Powerbait, the shallowest we’ve heard this fall, only 10ft down, and they caught a double limit of...
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Fishing has been quite good for trollers
by Valerie Aubrey, OCTOBER 31, 2022
Eagle Lake

Fishing has been quite good for trollers. Pikes pt & out from the marina and the east side up to miners point producing the most numbers. West side has been spotty, however, everything we get to us in our kayaks has been 3lbs or over. Youth Camp still putting out a few, but dangerous trek for novices as well as...
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