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Endangered fish among the evacuees of Oroville Dam crisis

DAYS BEFORE NEARLY 200,000 people downstream of Lake Oroville were ordered to evacuate because of problems with two spillways at the dam, there were millions of other evacuees – residents of the Feather River Fish Hatchery. Last week, rising water levels at Lake
(More...) (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

Sherman Island Sturgeon Report

by CHAD WOODS / Nor Cal Fish Reports
We got a report earlier today. Angler Scott of Tuolumne County got this 58" White Sturgeon near Sherman Island on Sardine. It's a keeper!
(More...) (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

Topaz is full!

Good morning!!!! Last week we had 81 fish turned in over two pounds and our biggest fish of was caught by Michelle Schalk of Gardnerville, NV with a 4 pounds 5 ounces and 22 inches long. The picture attached is
(More...) (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

Smith River fishing report 2-21-2017

by DAVE JACOBS / Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service
Sacramento River fishing report. With high releases into the Sacramento River at the Feather River and out of Keswick Dam to make room in Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta, fishing has been put on hold for awhile until releases come down.  The
(More...) (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

Lake Shasta Fishing Report

Lake Shasta Fishing Report by Ron Howe Post Front conditions 2 weeks in a row Water stained to muddy Water Temp 49-55 deg I made 2 trips to Lake Shasta in 2 weeks, Practicing for the Wild West Bass Trail. The first weekend we
(More...) (Monday, February 20, 2017)

San Pablo Fishing Report

Lake Conditions Lake Level: 317.0 spilling over Surface Temp between: 52 – 54 degrees Fish Plant: 1,200 lbs of Mt Lassen trout planted Thursday February 16th at the Main Rec. DFW planted 1,000 lbs of trout at the boat launch on Thursday
(More...) (Sunday, February 19, 2017)

Pine Flat Reservoir

Fishing has been tough to say the least at Pine Flat reservoir. Rainy weather and rising water have got the fish scattered. The water temperature is sitting around 52-54 degrees and slightly stained to stained depending on where you are.
(More...) (Sunday, February 19, 2017)

Lovely Martha First Trip

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
Captain Mike Rescino called in from the Lovely Martha out of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Today we had our first trip of the year. We had 15 anglers. We caught legal Sturgeon and shook one. We
(More...) (Saturday, February 18, 2017)

Pacific herring arrive at Crescent City

by LARRY ELLIS / MyOutdoorBuddy.com
Fishermen of all ages lined up elbow-to-elbow Citizen's Dock in Crescent City Harbor last week, jigging for Pacific herring that make their annual spawning migration into the harbor every year.  This year, the silver-sided baitfish arrived at Crescent City Harbor
(More...) (Saturday, February 18, 2017)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

The past week provided a welcome break between storms allowing Monterey Bay surfcasters a chance at perch and striped bass from the beach. The big waves that accompanied our most recent storms have radically sculpted beaches from Santa Cruz to
(More...) (Friday, February 17, 2017)

When to Use a Crossbow?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: With turkey season coming up soon and deer season right around the corner, can you please clarify when crossbows may be used for hunting big game and turkeys in California? As I understand it, you can use a crossbow instead
(More...) (Thursday, February 16, 2017)

Record low returns for fall Klamath kings

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
Still reeling from four years of drought and less than ideal ocean and river conditions, it’s no surprise that the number of returning Fall Chinook to the Klamath Basin in 2016 were the lowest on record. According to the CDFW,
(More...) (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)

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