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Mountain Lion Safety

Question: I read in the paper about a recent fatal mountain lion attack in Washington state. The article said that the two mountain bikers “did everything they were supposed to do” when they saw the lion, but it still attacked. That
(More...) (Friday, May 25, 2018)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

We may see some showers Friday, accompanied by southerly winds as a weak low pressure system moves across the state. The south swell will dwindle as the weekend progresses, but another south is forecast for later in the week. This
(More...) (Friday, May 25, 2018)

Trinity Lake spring King trips!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
Today we fished Trinity Lake and were targeting King salmon near the dam.  We marked a lot of fish today, but like all the other lakes, the bite wanst red hot.  We hooked several small Kokanee and I'm afraid we may
(More...) (Thursday, May 24, 2018)

Bass LIMITS last 3 trips!!!

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
LIMITS!!! Today we had 8 LIMITS(16) of bass and 3 halibut on our 1/2 day trip!!! We have lots of room TOMORROW & MONDAY for a 1/2 day halibut/bass trip.  SUNDAY we have lots of room for a full day  halibut/bass trip.  Make
(More...) (Thursday, May 24, 2018)

Conditions permitting, halibut and rockfish on the bite

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
When the ocean conditions have been right, both the halibut and rockfish bite out of Eureka has been pretty spectacular. The only thing that has slowed down either fishery has been the wind. And there’s been plenty of it since
(More...) (Thursday, May 24, 2018)

Bass Fishing Basics, Part IV – Bait & Tackle, cont.

by GARY HEFFLEY / MyOutdoorBuddy.com
(This is the last of Gary Heffley's 4 part series on Bass Fishing Basics. You can catch Part 1, Bass Basics, Part II- Bass Species, and Part III- Bass Bait & Tackle, by clicking on the links) Plastic Lures for Bass It
(More...) (Thursday, May 24, 2018)

Striped bass

by JONATHON SMITH / Happy Hooker Sportfishing
Bass are showing up in the bay,  for 17 anglers we caught 33 striped bass, 18 halibut and 1 White Sea bass. We have lots of room tomorrow, give us a call at 510-223-5388 if you want to get in
(More...) (Wednesday, May 23, 2018)

Donner lake fishing report

by SHAUN RAINSBARGER‎ / Shaun's Guide Service
Limits again
(More...) (Wednesday, May 23, 2018)

Glory Hole Fishing Report

New Melones Lake level has dropped 5.50 ft. the last two weeks, currently at 1052.10 ft. and 35.90 ft. from full. With the large water releases, snow melt from the Sierras cannot keep up with current demands. Water temperature across
(More...) (Monday, May 21, 2018)

Big numbers on wild rainbows!!

by KIRK PORTOCARRERO / SacRiverGuide.com
I tell you something !fishing is outstanding from redding to cottonwood  today we fishlots of different  wayer hitting all my favorite nooks and crannys drifting roe early morning and crickets from 11am on has been working best  water is perfect
(More...) (Sunday, May 20, 2018)

Bass bite in central bay

by CHAD AHO / Bay Charter Boats
2 anglers fishing treasure island and Berkeley flats had limit of striped bass to 7 lb and a limit for the crew and 2 halibut to 7 lb released 20 legal bass shaking 25 short bass and halibut. We have room
(More...) (Sunday, May 20, 2018)

Farallon Island Trips

by JARED DAVIS / Salty Lady
Nice enough in the lee of the island... overall tough conditions on our #OceanicSociety trips this weekend though... just a little taste of Pacific Ocean. 🌬💨🌊. 😎 Limits of Whales both days though, half a million nesting birds - upwelling,
(More...) (Sunday, May 20, 2018)

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