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Osprey with Dinner, Netta Erhk

Sacramento River, California photo by Netta Ehrk

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F&GC adopts 2014 big-game tag quotas

2014 Deer Zones and Additional Hunts, Northern California
04/18/14 -- The California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) finalized big-game tag quotas at their April 15 meeting in Ventura. A total of 204,337 deer, 316 elk, 200 pronghorn antelope and 14 bighorn sheep tags were... Full Story

Trinity flows a concern for BOR & fish after July 1

By Amy Gittelsohn, The Trinity Journal
04/19/2014 [Posted with permission of the the Trinity Journal] -- The Trinity Management Council has recommended a Trinity River flow schedule for 2014 based on a “critically dry” year. Under the 2000 Trinity River Record of Decision... Full Story

Why no Ab Diving/Picking before 8 a.m.

Abalone free diver (Photo by Ken Bailey)
California Outdoors Q&A by Carrie Wilson
04/17/14 -- Why are abalone divers and pickers now required to wait until 8:00 a.m. to begin? Can divers still go spear fishing at the normal legal start time or take early morning photos, then switch over to abalone... Full Story

Bechhold Slammin’ Salmon Trolling System

Bechhold Slammin' Salmon Trolling System
Fight the fish not your gear! Start with the proven Bechhold Rotary Bullet Bait Holder, add Flasher, Bait Ball and Daisy Chain, stacker and line release clips, and Voila! You've got salmon! This system is available in various sizes and colors... Full Story

Lower Klamath NWR, Siskiyou County

Barrow's and Common Goldeneye are colorful and noisy. Male Common Goldeneye have a white spot below the eye. Barrow's sport a crescent patch. Squeaking pinions in their wings identify them in flight. Photo by Larry Arbanas   More Klamath Siskiyou photos

Jackson County: Among the Country's Best for Sportsmen

By Jason Haley
Jackson County is famous for the mighty Rogue River, majestic mountains for skiing, biking and hiking and prime farmland that yields award-winning wines and gourmet fruit. It’s also gateway to North America’s deepest lake and Oregon’s only National Park, Crater Lake. It features distinct versions of all four seasons, healthy fish and wildlife populations, diverse terrain and habitat types and the gamut of outdoor recreation opportunities.

Jackson County, Rogue River, majestic mountains, skiing, biking, hiking, prime farmland, award-winning wines, gourmet fruit, Crater Lake. Four seasons, fishing, wildlife, outdoor recreation
Outdoor life is year-round in Jackson County and what to do can get confusing if you consider the countless choices.

The County is characterized by Mt. Ashland on the south and Mt. McLoughlin, Rustler Peak and the Pacific Crest on the east. Mt. McLoughlin can be seen for miles around and calls to outdoor lovers from the valley floor below. Emigrant, Lost Creek, Agate, Willow, Applegate, Lake of the Woods, Hyatt and Howard Prairie are just a few of the lakes available for fishing, boating, and water sports. Upper and Lower Table Rock, the Applegate Valley, Sky Lakes Wilderness and the cultural attractions of the Cities of Medford, Ashland and Jacksonville just scratch the surface...More Jackson County.

Lake Shasta Fishing

By Gary Heffley
Shasta Lake draws more visitors to Shasta County than any other single attraction. While it is often a challenge to fish, it is more likely to produce stringers of fat trout or spotted bass. Trout to four and five pounds are caught here routinely, but large bass are rare and hard to find. There is usually plenty of action provided by 11-14 inch spotted bass or sometimes larger smallmouth or bigmouth bass are caught. 

Lake Shasta,
Many stumps, exposed roots, overhanging limbs, submerged and semi-submerged trees found at full pool provide bass with shade, an active ambush point and hiding place. 

Bass will also hold in areas where water and feed enters the lake in the backs of coves. Bass will often orient themselves to primary and secondary points, suspending at differing depths throughout the season. The Pit River Arm is unique as it has a vast area where the timber was not cleared prior to the filling of the lake. Bass are naturally drawn to these stick-ups and is a favorite for many lunker hunters; however, the bass are spread out in the lake and many tournaments are won in the other arms, including the Squaw Creek, McCloud and Sacramento arms. The primary food sources for bass in Shasta are Threadfin Shad, Crawfish, small fry and minnows. Larger bass will also eat small trout, salmon and other fish, such as bluegills.  More Lake Shasta Fishing Information

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