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Fishing Report for the week of 7/11/2012

Michael Condon
Staff Writer
mcondon@plumasnews.com

“Fishing puts me in touch with another of nature’s species, in beautiful surroundings that are as old as time. That is where I want to be; that is how I’m renewed.”

—Joan Salvato Wulff

This time of year is a bit of a mixed blessing. I am excited because the Hexagenia mayflies are hatching. But once that spectacular mayfly hatch is over, we begin the so-called dog days of summer. The warm water tends to slow the fish and the fishing down. The spring bite becomes a thing of the past.

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San Francisco artist wins 2012 California Duck Stamp Contest

Feather Publishing
7/11/2012

A painting by Robert Steiner, of San Francisco, has been chosen as the winning entry in the 2012 California Duck Stamp Contest. The painting, which depicts three Aleutian Canada geese in flight over Butte Sink in the Sacramento Valley, edged out nine other entries to become the official design for the 2012-13 stamp during a contest June 28 in Sacramento.

“I am elated,” said Steiner. “I wanted to make this a California duck stamp. I wanted it to be recognizable as a California scene.”

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California Outdoors for the week of 7/11/2012

Beware wild rabbits

Question: I’d like to try some cottontail rabbit hunting but hear they may carry some kind of disease. Is this true? If so, is this anything to be concerned about and what precautions should I take?

—Jeff J.

Stockton

Answer: You may be referring to tularemia, a bacterial disease that wild rabbits occasionally carry. To be safe, hunters should take precautions by wearing latex gloves when field dressing their rabbits to minimize exposure to the disease. Be sure to properly cool the animal after field dressing it, and to always cook it thoroughly. Tularemia is named after the place where it was discovered — Tulare.

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Fishing Report for the week of 7/4/2012

Michael Condon
Staff Writer
7/3/2012

“The best time to go fishing is when you can.”

—Ed Zern

If this report reads a bit like last week’s report, there is a reason for that. It turns out that conditions have not changed that much from last week. We are stuck somewhere between spring and summer fishing patterns.

Cool breezy weather this past week has stalled the transition to summer fishing. But be prepared.

Water temperatures will soon reach summertime levels and fish will be seeking cooler water.

 

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DFG completes 2012 waterfowl breeding population survey

Feather Publishing
7/3/2012

 

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has completed its 2012 waterfowl breeding population survey. The results show that although the overall number of breeding ducks decreased, the number of mallards — the most abundant duck in the survey — increased 5 percent since last year.

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