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Anglers Enjoy Pacific Halibut Season Reopener
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021

The Pacific halibut fishery reopened Sept. 3 and what a nice little shot in the arm for our local economy. You needn’t look any further than the local boat ramps as trucks and trailers were lined up as far as you could see. The charter fleet was also rejuvenated, with plenty of happy customers filling their boats over the holiday...
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SALEM, Ore. – Wild coho seasons in four coastal river basins (Tillamook, Nestucca, Siletz, and Coos) will be open beginning Sept. 15 through mid-October. This will be the first opportunity in five years for wild coho retention in coastal rivers. Retention has been closed from 2016-2020 in response to effects of poor ocean conditions reducing abundance of coastal coho populations.  While wild...
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Kings Make a Strong Showing on the Klamath
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, SEPTEMBER 2, 2021

Early last week, we were waiting patiently for the fall run of king salmon to begin their migration upriver. Well, the wait is over. The water temperatures cooled a couple degrees and the schools of ocean-fresh kings moved their way into the lower river. In fact, so many fish came through the mouth beginning last Tuesday that the spit area...
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Lake Sabrina Report
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, AUGUST 30, 2021
Lake Sabrina

INYO NATIONAL FOREST IS SET  TO CLOSE TO ALL USERS ON TUESDAY, August 31, 2021 as of Midnight! Dear Inyo Partners and Friends, The Inyo National Forest, along with all National Forests in the Pacific Southwest Region, will be closing to most public use beginning tomorrow, August 30 until at least September 17. The decision was just made at the regional level after lengthy...
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Eagle Lake Fishing Report
by Valerie Aubrey, AUGUST 30, 2021
Eagle Lake

That’s a wrap before the wind came up. Lake conditions: ash fall. Algae seams mixed with ash mostly in the middle but stretch a long way from south to north. For the most part the green surface algae/pollen mix is very forgiving for trolling. Weeds are there but not too bad. There’s a lot of particulates in the water…all the...
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Anglers Await Arrival of Fall Klamath Kings
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, AUGUST 26, 2021

Some of the best steelhead fishing in recent years on the Klamath has kept anglers busy as we await the arrival of the fall kings. There’s been flurries of fish moving in the estuary and below the U.S. Highway101 bridge, but not many are choosing to head upriver as of yet. The water temperatures cooled by a couple degrees Monday...
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