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Trinity River Upstream of Indian Creek Reopens for Adult Chinook Salmon Harvest on Monday, Nov. 19

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Trinity River Hatchery has determined the hatchery will have taken in more than 4,800 fall Chinook Salmon by the end of this week. According to California 2018-19 supplemental sport fishing regulations, the
(More...) (Friday, November 16, 2018)

Another day of "Late Fall" King limits!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
Today we fished the Sacramento River for King salmon and it was an easy limits kind of day. We pulled plugs all morning and had several bites right off the bat, landing two fish within the first hour of fishing.
(More...) (Friday, November 16, 2018)

Truckee River Fly Fishing Report

The Truckee River has really cooled off from our last report.  The River east of the downtown gauge has been starting the day in the high 30’s and only warming to the low 40’s.  This has shut fish down until
(More...) (Friday, November 16, 2018)

Del Valle Fishing Report

GENERAL CONDITIONS Here is the fishing report from Captain Jacob at the Del Valle Marina: The water temperature has dropped dramatically the last few weeks! Water temperatures are dropping at low as 50 degrees. Lots of bluegill and other sunfish are
(More...) (Friday, November 16, 2018)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

Monterey Bay anglers have been reinvigorated with the recent opening of sport Dungeness crab season. Monterey, Moss Landing and Santa Cruz Harbors saw an increase in traffic at the launch ramps, as well as an increase of smiling faces as
(More...) (Friday, November 16, 2018)

Big rainbows biting on small flys!

by KIRK PORTOCARRERO / SacRiverGuide.com
Mark with a great rainbow on the Sacramento  fishing with Justin out of the posse ground they had to work for them but it turned on  when it warmed up .All  the fish were cuaght on#18  flys .We will be
(More...) (Thursday, November 15, 2018)


by JARED DAVIS / Salty Lady
Groundhog day folks... LIMITS AGAIN !! 31 people, 310 Crab and 310 Rockfish. Really nice to get out of the smoke for awhile too... calm and clear out at the Farallon Islands. Great crabbing & fishing, great weather, great people... GREAT
(More...) (Thursday, November 15, 2018)

Dinner Bow's at Shasta Lake Trout

by SCOTT CALDWELL / SC Guide Service
11/14/18 - This Combo is hard to beat for Fat Shasta Lake Dinner Bows. Trolling for fat Shasta Lake is still going heading into the Fall/Winter months. Fish gotta eat so give em something they cant pass up. Took a short
(More...) (Thursday, November 15, 2018)

Coastal anglers – and salmon – waiting on rain

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The arduous wait for rainfall continues to drag on. For coastal salmon anglers waiting to drift the Smith, Chetco or Eel, it seems like a lifetime ago when the rivers last had enough flow for salmon to maneuver upriver. Hardly
(More...) (Thursday, November 15, 2018)

Few Keepers for Yesterday

Few keepers for yesterday.  As boat warms up this morning the clarity of the sky and brightness of stars is ridiculous. Can see satellite, shooting stars, all the clusters. Early morning benefits!
(More...) (Wednesday, November 14, 2018)

Excellent Once Again at the Farallon Islands

by JAMES SMITH / California Dawn
Fishing was excellent once again at the Farallon Islands. The rockfish bit and so did the Dungeness crabs. Full limits on both. The weather was good and looks to stay that way through the remainder of the week. Final count 27 limits
(More...) (Wednesday, November 14, 2018)

Russian River Self Breached Last Night

For those interested, the mouth of the Russian River self Breached last night.  Unfortunately it is still closed to fishing due to the low flow closure but keep an eye out for any salmon swimming up river and pray for
(More...) (Wednesday, November 14, 2018)

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