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Big rainbow bite on Shasta today!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
Today I mixed it up a bit chasing numbers instead of size.  I gave the big browns a day of rest so they'll be ready to fight next week.  We ran to an area that has been producing smaller trout, but
(More...) (Saturday, March 17, 2018)

Back in Action!

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
Captain Mike Rescino checked in with NCFR with an update from the Lovely Martha. We have completed our boat work and we are finally back at Fishermans Wharf!! We are trying to get a half day halibut/bass trip
(More...) (Saturday, March 17, 2018)

One Step Closer to Reestablishing a New Population of Endangered Winter Run Salmon

Habitat is the key to the long-term survival of Sacramento River winter-run Chinook in California. Since 1999, CDFW has been working with multiple agencies and private parties on planning efforts to restore the population of these endangered salmon. More than
(More...) (Saturday, March 17, 2018)

Wild rainbows on fire!

by KIRK PORTOCARRERO / SacRiverGuide.com
This morning we had 4 returning clients that fished on the Sacramen  river near the sundial bridge  fishing  was outstanding one after another every drift we had a fish on the bite stayed steady all day top flys were pmd
(More...) (Friday, March 16, 2018)

All Weather Fisherman

by SCOTT CALDWELL / SC Guide Service
That saying we hear often around here, "If you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes" was never more true these last two days on the Klamath river with my client John, but he was rewarded, for his fish through
(More...) (Friday, March 16, 2018)

Free Kids Fishing Day Added

by GARY HEFFLEY / MyOutdoorBuddy.com
An additional  Free Kids Fishing Event date and location has been announced by the CDFW.  On April 14 a free kids fishing event will be held at the Bass Pond located in the BLM Paynes Creek Recreational Area located just
(More...) (Friday, March 16, 2018)

More Than One GO ID on Crab Buoys?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: Is there any regulation that would prohibit multiple GO IDs on crab buoys? For instance, if a group of friends wanted to share the same crab gear, could they each place their GO IDs on the buoys? (Steve Brown) Answer: For recreational
(More...) (Thursday, March 15, 2018)

Salmon season returns to the North Coast

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
In a process that had more twists and turns than San Francisco’s Lombard Street, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) on Wednesday released three preliminary alternatives for managing salmon fisheries from Humbug Mountain (OR) to Horse Mountain (which includes Humboldt
(More...) (Thursday, March 15, 2018)

San Pablo Reservoir Fishing Report

by SAN PABLO RESERVOIR STAFF / East Bay Municipal District
Reminder: Shore Wars 2018 Presented by: Red Hook Adventures Norcal Tournament Trout Series at San Pablo Reservior Rain or Shine 3/17/18 For info Pat: 510-209-8715     The trout bite has started to pick back up.  Power-bait mice tails and night crawlers in bright colors like chartreuse,
(More...) (Tuesday, March 13, 2018)

Upper Owens Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Flows have decreased significantly recently. Access roads remain a mess due to mud, and large puddles in the two track ruts. The snow has melted for now; but if the forecast is correct we may see some snow accumulations by the weekend.
(More...) (Tuesday, March 13, 2018)

Surf Perching with Crusteaz

by JERRY BACK / MyOutdoorBuddy.com
I live pretty close to Ocean Beach, San Francisco.  It’s actually only a short, 10 minute walk from my house, so it’s often going to be the place you’ll find me fishing on a regular basis.  Striped bass can be
(More...) (Tuesday, March 13, 2018)

Del Valle Fishing Report

by DEL VALLE MARINA / Lake Del Valle
Spring is in the air and the influx of water and temperatures have the fish changing patterns. About 10 feet of water was added in the last 2 weeks. The surface temperature has climbed to 57 degrees at the marina,
(More...) (Sunday, March 11, 2018)

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