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Good old fashion fun with rockfish and lingcod

by CAROL JONES / Kahuna Sportfishing
We ventured down the coast today on an absolutely beautiful flat calm winter day.  16 anglers landed limits of rockfish and near limits of lingcod.
(More...) (Sunday, December 10, 2017)

6 more days!!!

by KIRK PORTOCARRERO / SacRiverGuide.com
This morning we caught some really clean brite fish i thought it was over but todays trip changed my mine still have a day or two open call me were fishing till the last day thanks
(More...) (Sunday, December 10, 2017)

Covering lots of water for Shasta Lake trout.

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
Shasta Lake has been producing both rainbow and brown trout this week.  I've been on the McCloud Arm every trip the past few months, so I cant speak too much for the rest of the lake.  I've been focusing on
(More...) (Saturday, December 9, 2017)

Beauty from the deep!

by JONATHON SMITH / Happy Hooker Sportfishing
We made our way out today and although Mother Nature gave us a challenge we made it a success!! Limits of rockfish and 19 lingcod made for happy customers but the icing on the cake was the 178 crab we
(More...) (Saturday, December 9, 2017)

California Recreational Abalone Fishery to be Closed in 2018

The California Fish and Game Commission voted to close the 2018 northern California recreational abalone fishery due to ongoing environmental conditions that have significantly impacted the abalone resource. The closure affects next year’s recreational abalone season, which was scheduled to open
(More...) (Friday, December 8, 2017)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

Ocean conditions have calmed down after last week’s significant northwest swell. Rockfish and lingcod are back on the bite, and the Dungeness crab are still big and meaty. Surfcasting for perch and striper fishing are improving also. Charter operations around
(More...) (Friday, December 8, 2017)

What’s Up with All the Salmon in Kellogg Creek?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: In the 17 years I have lived and fished in Discovery Bay, I have never seen anything like the number of salmon being caught this year. I have caught 10 salmon over 20 pounds incidentally while fishing for stripers and
(More...) (Thursday, December 7, 2017)

The Sacramento River’s Late Fall Salmon

by JOHN HIGLEY / My Outdoor Buddy
Last Monday, thanks to my pal Mike Bogue, a chap who has been guiding full time on the Sacramento River for 26 years, I got the chance to ride along in his 23-foot North River Scout, powered by a 250
(More...) (Thursday, December 7, 2017)

Steelhead waiting game

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
With no rain in the forecast for at least the next 10 days, the end is in sight for the late, fall-run salmon season on the North Coast. The Chetco saw a pretty decent return, but the Smith was somewhat
(More...) (Thursday, December 7, 2017)

Be Prepared and Survive the Elements

by FRANK BIGGS / Bwana Bubba Adventurers
Recently, there was an article published in Field & Stream (October 2017) about a father and son hunting and getting lost in the rugged Siskiyou Mountains of Oregon.  One never made it back… the other, his son, forgot his GPS and
(More...) (Wednesday, December 6, 2017)

Del Valle Fishing Report

by DEL VALLE MARINA / Lake Del Valle
The weather this week has been very cold with early morning temperatures in the 30's. The surface temperature this week has dropped down to 57 degrees. The hot bite this week has been trout with many anglers having luck from
(More...) (Sunday, December 3, 2017)

The Klamath will persevere

by MARIO GOMEZ / Ironhead Guide Service
The fishing on the klamath river has really turned on the last week and should stay good for the rest of the month as long as the river remains in shape. We have been seeing 4 to 6 nice adults
(More...) (Friday, December 1, 2017)

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