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Catch em’ while you can – halibut season closes after Friday

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
North Coast offshore anglers will have one less option come Saturday morning as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced on Monday the closing of the recreational Pacific halibut fishery on Friday, Sept. 21 at 11:59 p.m. for the
(More...) (Thursday, September 20, 2018)

Sac Kings pulling hard!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
Today I fished with good friends and great clients, Larry and Peggy Snelling!  We enjoyed a peaceful day on the Sacramento River and had a great time catching our three limits of bright King salmon.  Its not terribly difficult most
(More...) (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)

Klamath Chrome

by MARIO GOMEZ / Ironhead Guide Service
The fish are starting to show up in the middle section of the klamath river. We smashed the steelhead today and put at least 30 fish to hand. The bite really turned on for what ever reason and it made
(More...) (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)


by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
9/19/18. LIMITS!!! Today we caught 8 limits of salmon to 22lbs!!! Another action packed day!! We have lots of room FRIDAY for salmon fishing and SUNDAY for a 1/2 day rockfish trip.  Make your reservation on our website at www.lovelymartha.com Or call Capt.
(More...) (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)

We Took Full Limits of Both

by JAMES SMITH / California Dawn
We fished the Marin Coast today and found good fishing on the rock and ling cod.. We took full limits of both adding a surprise wolf eel to the mix. It was sunny out and the seas were calm. Final count 14
(More...) (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)

Oroville Salmon Festival Returns on Sept. 22

The 2018 Oroville Salmon Festival is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville and in downtown Oroville. The annual event will feature free tours to view salmon spawning, information booths, educational displays and vendor booths. The
(More...) (Wednesday, September 19, 2018)

NOT over by a long shot !!

by JARED DAVIS / Salty Lady
Had some old friends here and made some new ones too. 17 Salmon for 12 anglers up to 27lb today... great day on the water !! It is NOT over folks !! Plenty of time left and plenty of fish
(More...) (Tuesday, September 18, 2018)

Will Wildfires And Toxic Smoke Be The 'New Normal'?

by CAPT. WILLIAM E. SIMPSON II / My Outdoor Buddy
A deadly new meme is being established. After 2-long months of toxic smoke and multiple catastrophic wildfires, the public is being hit with mediaconditioning via TV and newspapers that subliminally suggest we should suddenly be happy to get a few days
(More...) (Tuesday, September 18, 2018)

Target the Deeper Pools and Riffle Water!

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Fish scattered above the bridge with better numbers below the campgrounds.  The river has a good amount of catchable size rainbows all over, but more fish below the bridge.   Flows have dropped to 105 cfs.  A few larger than average
(More...) (Monday, September 17, 2018)

A Bit of Wind and Bump but the Angling was Good.

by JON YOKOMIZO / Sea Wolf Sportfishing
The Sea Wolf fished the islands again today with a bit of wind and bump but the angling was good.  We ended our day with 330 rockfish and 66 lingcod to 27 pounds for our 33 anglers. We’ll be at
(More...) (Monday, September 17, 2018)

Great Time to be Out on the Truckee River

by MATT KOLES / Gilligan's Fly Service
Another fine week on the Truckee River.  Bit windy, but pretty great weather.  Looks to be the same this week, minus the winds.  Cold mornings in Truckee, followed by nice t-shirt afternoons.  Nice in Reno too.  Great time to be
(More...) (Monday, September 17, 2018)

15 fish Including 4 kamloops to 18 inches

by DAN LENGNING / Dans Guide Service
Well I guess it took a post to say the fish aren’t biting to make the fish bite.  Took out old buddy’s Mike and Tom from landcaster catching 15 fish including 4 kamloops to 18 inch’s, all in two hours
(More...) (Sunday, September 16, 2018)

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