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Is Lobster Poaching from Commercial Traps a Felony?

Question: I recently heard that a recreational lobster diver who takes lobster from a commercial lobster trap could be arrested and booked into jail on felony charges. Is this true? (Anonymous diver, Orange County) Answer: Yes, it’s true. California Penal Code, section 487
(More...) (Friday, November 24, 2017)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

Monterey Bay anglers enjoyed calm and pleasant conditions this week. Some were able to fish from sunrise to sunset on a few days without being bothered by the gusty winds and persistent swells that were a hindrance last week. For
(More...) (Friday, November 24, 2017)

Limits by 830am

by KIRK PORTOCARRERO / SacRiverGuide.com
What a way to spend thanksgiving my clients today hooked 13 kings ranging from 5 to 15 pounds all the fish cut red this is the best time of the year for quality eating fish .remember ive got openings till
(More...) (Thursday, November 23, 2017)

May you all have a wonderful, heartfelt Thanksgiving Day!

(More...) (Thursday, November 23, 2017)

Coastal king season winding down

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
Other than the Smith and Chetco, all of the North Coast rivers were still off color as of Wednesday. And with more rain in the forecast, all of the local rivers will likely see another bump in flows starting late
(More...) (Thursday, November 23, 2017)

Family Fun

by MARIO GOMEZ / Ironhead Guide Service
Hello everyone it's been a while since my last report but I am back from my Colorado Elk hunt and it's time to start fishing. We didn't see a single bull in the unit we were hunting but still ended
(More...) (Wednesday, November 22, 2017)

Crab in time for Thanksgiving!

by JONATHON SMITH / Happy Hooker Sportfishing
Today we did a crab only trip for those anxious to have a delectable dish on Thanksgiving table this year! We ended up with 295 crab for 31 people! Happy Thanksgiving to everyone from us at Happy Hooker Sportfishing!
(More...) (Wednesday, November 22, 2017)

Glory Hole Fishing Report

New Melones Lake level is currently at 1051.09 and 36.91 ft. from full. Water level had dropped to the year low of 1050.00 before rising to current level. Rivers and streams have closed for the season, refer to the fishing
(More...) (Tuesday, November 21, 2017)

Lake Amador Fishing Report

by LAKE AMADOR STAFF / Lake Amador Resort
We came up 2ft in the last storm and are currently 24ft from full. Trout are shallow between 5-10ft deep and still relatively close to shore. Fishing off the points has proven best for bank fisherman. Trolling
(More...) (Monday, November 20, 2017)

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

by MATT KOLES / Gilligan's Fly Service
Higher flows and pretty awesome winter fishing on the Truckee River. In fact, it was very very good this last weekend. Flows from the heavy rain went from 310 cfs, to about 2000 cfs, here in the Hirsch. 2000 k ain’t
(More...) (Monday, November 20, 2017)

Trinity River steelhead fishing!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
I had an opportunity to spend a day on the Trinity River fishing for steelhead today and I'm glad I did!  I fished with local fishing guides Todd LeBoeuf and Lou Hubert.  I don't guide the Trinity river so I
(More...) (Monday, November 20, 2017)

Convict Lake Resort Fish Report

by CONVICT LAKE STAFF / Convict Lake Resort
AMBUSH AT THE LAKE DERBY RESULTS ARE IN! Thank you to all the anglers who participated. It was a very successful derby. I hope everyone enjoyed their time on the lake. We had 315 anglers entered into the Round Up At The Lake Derby. There were 117 anglers that
(More...) (Monday, November 20, 2017)

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