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Big lingcod action

by JONATHON SMITH / Happy Hooker Sportfishing
today our charter of 21 anglers pulled up 190 rockfish and 25 quality lingcod. Had a big swell out there but overall the weather was good. 
(More...) (Saturday, August 19, 2017)

4,000 pounds of Trout

by ANDREW JONES / Silver Lake Resort
What does a truckload of 4,000 pounds of fish look like!!! It looks Amazing!!! Yes 4,000 pounds of rainbows put into Silver Lake yesterday courtesy of Desert Springs Fish Hatchery. Thank you Mono County for making this load of fish something for
(More...) (Saturday, August 19, 2017)

SF Salmon Report

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
Captain Mike Rescino checked in with an update from the Lovely Martha out of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Today we had a morning 1/2 day trip and our 23 anglers caught 17 King Salmon (up to 25 pounds). CURRENT SCHEDULE: Monday
(More...) (Saturday, August 19, 2017)

Limits of Lings and Cod

by JAMES SMITH / California Dawn
Captain James Smith checked in tonight from the California Dawn out of Berkeley, CA.  Today we had an EPIC bite from the Farallon Islands. We had full limits of jumbo rockfish on 2 drifts. We had a single drift for limits
(More...) (Saturday, August 19, 2017)

TigerFish Rockfishing

by ALLEN CHIN / Tigerfish Sportfishing
Good Afternoon TigerFish Faithful, Our charter today loaded upnon rockfish and lingcod before heading in to the salmon grounds. The salmon action was slow for us. One bite equated to one 10 pound salmon. We are chartered tomorrow. Lots of space
(More...) (Saturday, August 19, 2017)

Picking away at kings

by KIRK PORTOCARRERO / SacRiverGuide.com
Saturday  morning  i had 3 great clients that have fished with me for 12 years we fished  on the Sacramento  we had 2 bites and landed 2 fish  had yo work for them today but we pulled it off if
(More...) (Saturday, August 19, 2017)


by TOM ZIZZO / Wild Wave Sportfishing
The Salmon are starting to go again.
(More...) (Saturday, August 19, 2017)

Jurassic Pond Fish Report 8/16/17

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
The big fish here just won’t stop biting! Did I mention that these are all wild fish with some of the hottest paint jobs you’ll find in the sierra? We offer half day guided trips here and can fish up
(More...) (Thursday, August 17, 2017)

North Fork Brownie

Our friend Eric with a beautiful brown trout he caught and released while fly fishing on The North Fork Of The Stanislaus. Awesome fish brother. It was great to see you yesterday. I love hearing about your adventures. Thanks for
(More...) (Thursday, August 17, 2017)

Deep bite on Shasta Lake today!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
I've been fishing Shasta Lake several days a week of late and I've been having great success at the 65'-70' depth line.  Today started out like most days on Shasta and we had a fish on the first rod I
(More...) (Thursday, August 17, 2017)

Possessing Steel and Lead while Hunting Chukar and Quail?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: The ban on hunting with lead ammunition is being phased in. It now includes chukar, while the use of lead will continue to be allowed for quail until the 2019 season. My question is can hunters carry both types of
(More...) (Thursday, August 17, 2017)

Klamath remains open for steelhead, closed for salmon

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. The Klamath River, for the first time that anyone can remember, is completely closed to salmon fishing as of Tuesday, Aug. 15. With only 12,000 adult fall-run Chinook expected to
(More...) (Thursday, August 17, 2017)

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