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Anglers needed for April 3rd

by JAMES NETZEL / Tight Lines Guide Service
We have a Delta Striper trip on April 3rd that needs anglers! I have a single looking for company Monday April 3rd with Tight Lines Guide Service fishing for Delta Stripers. Call me at 888-975-0990 to add to the
(More...) (Tuesday, March 28, 2017)

Recreational ocean salmon fishery to open April 1

California’s recreational salmon fishery will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S./Mexico border. The recreational salmon fishery north of Horse Mountain will remain closed for all
(More...) (Tuesday, March 28, 2017)

A Bittersweet End

by CAPT. WILLIAM E. SIMPSON II / My Outdoor Buddy
It was late morning on Thursday March 23rd 2017 when on a remote mountainside in the far northern-most part of California, I met Gemini’s Star, an orphaned filly that had been born into this hard world at dawn that day.
(More...) (Tuesday, March 28, 2017)

Oroville Dam spillway work to continue, flows go to 0

From Maven's Notebook: This morning, the Department of Water Resources held a press conference about the continuing operations at Oroville Dam and along the Feather River.  Here’s what they had to say. ACTING DWR DIRECTOR BILL CROYLE Bill Croyle began by expressing
(More...) (Monday, March 27, 2017)

Getting Bigger

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
Captain Mike Rescino called in this evening with an update from the Lovely Martha out of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Today we had 15 anglers on a 1/2 day trolling trip in the San Francisco Bay. We caught
(More...) (Sunday, March 26, 2017)

Don Pedro Trout

by CHAD WOODS / Nor Cal Fish Reports
Angler Geo Spring checked in with NCFR on Saturday, March 25th. Check out this beautiful Trout he caught at Don Pedro. Thanks Geo for sending in your picture. Anglers are welcome to email fish reports to norcal@fishreports.com. Be sure
(More...) (Saturday, March 25, 2017)

Halibut Season Starts

by TOM ZIZZO / Wild Wave Sportfishing
Today was our first day fishing for Halibut. We had a 1/2 day trip in the San Francisco Bay. Our nice group of 6 anglers caught 3 Halibut and had 14 shakers. The Wild Wave is available for
(More...) (Saturday, March 25, 2017)

Eagle Lake Report – Elevation up a tad

by VALERIE AUBREY / Eagle Lake Fishing
Eagle Lake has received 23.08 inches of moisture since last July 1 here in Spalding. Haven't tallied the snow but a lot of it is included. My units can measure the moisture in 6-inches of snow and we only had two storms that dropped a little more than
(More...) (Saturday, March 25, 2017)

Topaz Success

by CHAD WOODS / Nevada Fish Reports
Angler Bryce Bacon checked in from Topaz Lake on Friday, March 24th. Today Bryce had a successful day fishing. Check out this photo of him with 4 beautiful trout.
(More...) (Friday, March 24, 2017)

Don Castro Report

GENERAL CONDITIONS There was a fish plant on March 17th of 750lbs. The weather has been warm and sunny. Most fish are being caught off the dock. TROUT The majority of the trout caught have been good size and weight. On average
(More...) (Friday, March 24, 2017)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

The fishing community around Monterey Bay is abuzz with preparations for the upcoming dual season openers on April 1. This year, both salmon season and the Rockfish, Cabezon, and Greenling (RCG) seasons will open on the same day. Skippers are
(More...) (Friday, March 24, 2017)

When and where is nonlead ammunition required?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: I have a question about airguns. With the new lead ban going into effect, can I still hunt turkeys with lead airgun pellets? Are pellet rifles included in the nonlead ammunition ban? (Bill K., Placerville) Answer: Since pellet rifles are not firearms,
(More...) (Thursday, March 23, 2017)

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