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GGSA December News and Updates

Hatchery returns, good and bad Most California salmon hatcheries are getting the returns they need to hit their production targets for baby salmon that will be released in 2018. The exception is the Coleman Hatchery near Redding. The Mokelumne hatchery is on
(More...) (Wednesday, December 13, 2017)

Kokanee class of 2018 looks to be a good one!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
Kokanee fishing on Whiskeytown Lake during the winter is not frequented by area anglers during the winter months.  Although Kokanee can be caught this time of the year, they are normally small and often times the bite is slow.  I ventured
(More...) (Tuesday, December 12, 2017)

Northern California Commercial Dungeness Crab Season Opener Pushed Back to Dec. 31

The director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced an additional 15-day delay for the upcoming commercial Dungeness crab season, based on the results of another round of pre-season quality testing conducted on Dec. 5. The tests continued
(More...) (Tuesday, December 12, 2017)

Football kings!!!

by KIRK PORTOCARRERO / SacRiverGuide.com
This morning justin hooked 7 fish landed 3 all his fish were football shape fish myself and my clients hooked 4 landed 3 all are fish were jacks no adults for me next trip!!
(More...) (Monday, December 11, 2017)

Working on Sunday can be fun

by SCOTT CALDWELL / SC Guide Service
LWho says working on Sunday can't be fun. Chasing Big Trout on Shasta Lake is certainly one way to make it fun. Conner and I trolled our way around Shasta Lake and had some success. The bass sure seemed to like
(More...) (Monday, December 11, 2017)

Lake Camanche Fishing Report

by LAKE CAMANCHE STAFF / Camanche Recreation Company
The Department of Water Resources has Lake Camanche back up to 72% and Pardee Lake down 95% full. Lake Camanche was releasing approximately 340 C.F.S. while receiving approx. 1,171 C.F.S. into Camanche at time of this report. Lake elevation was
(More...) (Sunday, December 10, 2017)

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)

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)

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)

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