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Lake Oroville fishing report

by JASON HALEY / My Outdoor Buddy
My friend and I left southern Oregon Friday to take part in a large bass tournament on Oroville, Saturday. It was the first time I’d been there in two years and what I observed shocked me. The lake is pert’ near
(More...) (Tuesday, January 17, 2017)

Bridgeport Reservoir

by CHAD WOODS / Sportfishingreport.com
Today I had the opportunity to drive by the Bridgeport Dam. Here is a picture of the frozen lake with snow on top. It appears that the lake has recovered significantly. The water is up by
(More...) (Monday, January 16, 2017)

Lake Camanche Fishing Report

by LAKE CAMANCHE STAFF / Camanche Recreation Company
Lake Camanche hasn't seen much sunshine since the heavy storms of last week but at lease the fishing has been great! Lake Camanche is currently at 79% of capacity and the water level continues to rise. The California Dept.
(More...) (Monday, January 16, 2017)

Hunting essay contest winner to be honored at ISE

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Wildlife Officer Foundation have announced the winner of the annual “Passing on the Tradition” Hunting Heritage essay contest. Tyler Benedetti, a 17-year-old youth hunter from Morgan Hill, was awarded the
(More...) (Saturday, January 14, 2017)

Don Castro Report

GENERAL CONDITIONS The weather has been rainy, and cool this last week. Cold in the mornings and shaded areas with a light cold breeze by afternoon. The heavy rains have raised the level of the lake, and the rising waters started
(More...) (Friday, January 13, 2017)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. After 10 long months, the Sand Crab Classic Perch Tournament is open again for entries. Derby day this year is March 11, 2017. The Perch Derby is a brainchild of Captain
(More...) (Friday, January 13, 2017)

Bird Feeders May Lure Other Unwanted Wildlife Visitors

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: Is it okay in California to put bird feeders out to feed wild birds? Assuming it is, if we observe deer eating the seeds intended for birds, are we obligated to remove the bird seed and stop feeding the
(More...) (Friday, January 13, 2017)

Record rains blow out North Coast rivers

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The parade of storms that pounded the North Coast earlier this week pushed some of our coastal rivers above flood stage, and the ones that didn’t flood, were right on the verge. We haven’t seen this much water flowing in
(More...) (Thursday, January 12, 2017)

Hot Creek Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Both roads to the creek are snow covered, with more to fall this week. Some light truck tracks have been made, but following them in is not recommended, especially going into the canyon section. One slide into the snow banks
(More...) (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

17.6 Percent Full

Santa Margarita Lake is on the rise! Levels are at 17.6% as of today!
(More...) (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

Shasta Lake bass fishing remains solid

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
At the time of this report, Shasta Lake is sitting at roughly 35' feet from full pool and is seeing an inflow of around 45,000 cfs.  Last Saturday's storms fed Shasta at one point, over 100,000 cfs of water into
(More...) (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

Water Levels on the Rise

Did you know, that since 1/1/2017 Lake San Antonio has gained almost 18 feet?! Monterey County Water Resources released the data that we are now out of the single digits for the capacity % numbers! Hopefully this rain continues to bring
(More...) (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

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