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Klamath salmon on the rebound

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
We’ve got a long way to go, but it looks like the worst may be over for the run of fall kings on the Klamath. In 2016, the number of returning Fall Chinook adults to the Klamath River was estimated
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2018)

Winter browns still biting on Shasta!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
Today we fished Shasta Lake for German browns and rainbows.  The morning bite was great and we even experienced a triple hook up on our first pass.  We got about three passes in before dropping our spoons down 25'-35'.  Things
(More...) (Wednesday, February 21, 2018)

Wild fire update on the Owens River

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
This aerial shot shows the Chalk Bluff Road that parallels the Owens River near the Wild Trout section. The fire is contained; but still smoldering as of 2/20/18. Road leading into PVR Campground and Five Bridges are closed. This devastating
(More...) (Wednesday, February 21, 2018)

Wild rainbows on!!!!

by KIRK PORTOCARRERO / SacRiverGuide.com
Yesterday I fished clients on the Sacramento  river we side drifted steelhead  roe producing fish up to 18 inches these fish fight  awesome at this time of the year with this crisp cold water when we have call days with
(More...) (Wednesday, February 21, 2018)

McCloud Dinner is served!

by SCOTT CALDWELL / SC Guide Service
Another amazing day at McCloud. This was Team Calamari's first McCloud fishing experience and 3 hour into it the box was filled and diner will be served McCloud style later.  Fishing/catching is off the hook simply trolling a Sep"s dodger
(More...) (Wednesday, February 21, 2018)

Drought Conditions Spread Across the West – Are We Ready?

by ALASTAIR BLAND / Water Deeply
Concerning forecasts for runoff into the Rio Grande and the Colorado River are just the start of the bad news for the West as California and other southwestern states face warm weather, below average precipitation and paltry snowpack. THE DRIEST DECEMBER in California’s
(More...) (Tuesday, February 20, 2018)

Lake Don Pedro Fishing Report

Fishing had been pretty good at Lake Don Pedro recently. Water temp has been ranging between 55 and 60 degrees. On calm sunny days you can see many fish cruising the shallows. Fish are being caught anywhere from super shallow
(More...) (Monday, February 19, 2018)

New Lake Record Bass

by SAN PABLO RESERVOIR STAFF / East Bay Municipal District
Rob Davies of Moraga has broke the spotted bass record of 5.936 lbs with a 6.36 lbs spotted bass weighed in at the visitor center on 2-13-18.
(More...) (Sunday, February 18, 2018)

Californians Can Help Save Wildlife at Tax Time

You don’t have to own hiking boots or a fishing pole, or have a degree in environmental science to help wildlife. A click of your mouse or a stroke of your pen can help the California Department of Fish and
(More...) (Saturday, February 17, 2018)

Lake Camanche Fishing Report

by LAKE CAMANCHE STAFF / Camanche Recreation Company
Lake Camanche was holding at 75% full this week with an elevation of 220.35′ but not for long. Camanche was releasing approximately 330 C.F.S into the Mokelumne River while only receiving 11 C.F.S. from Pardee at the time of this
(More...) (Friday, February 16, 2018)

1st Trip of 2018 set for Sunday

by ERIK ANFINSON / Bass Tub Sportfishing
Who’s ready to go out and give it a try, Sunday, February 18 will be a half-day halibut and striped bass trip from 6 AM until 12 $100 per person includes everything but a license give us a call to
(More...) (Friday, February 16, 2018)

Red Lake Fishing Report

by DOUG BUSEY / Carson Now
 Renee and I ventured up two weeks ago and fished most of the day. We fished closer to the shore off the dam. We caught a couple, a small rainbow and brown using half of  a night crawler or jigging
(More...) (Friday, February 16, 2018)

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