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Oregon anglers head to California to get the groundfish limits

by LARRY ELLIS / MyOutdoorBuddy.com
The lack of precipitation on the southern Oregon and northern California coastline has created a mini-drought situation in rivers like California's Smith, or Oregon's Winchuck and Chetco Rivers, which are dropping and clearing to Sparkletts-water visibility. At the time of this
(More...) (Saturday, December 16, 2017)

CDFW Offering Holiday Apprentice Youth Waterfowl Hunt at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a special apprentice youth waterfowl hunt at the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County on Wednesday, Dec. 27 – a rare, midweek hunt for young hunters during their holiday break from
(More...) (Friday, December 15, 2017)

Last day for me!

by KIRK PORTOCARRERO / SacRiverGuide.com
This morning started off with 2 fish then the bite went dead i really think there was not enoughfish and to many fishermen till next year july 16 thanks  justin will be fishing tommorrow  hopefully hell have better luck
(More...) (Friday, December 15, 2017)

Shasta Lake brown trout still available.

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
Today we fished Shasta Lake on the McCloud arm near Hirz Bay again and found some nice browns along the shoreline.  Mixing it up a bit with trolling speeds, but the best colors today were white or contained white on the
(More...) (Friday, December 15, 2017)

That Winter Addiction is here

by SCOTT CALDWELL / SC Guide Service
Yesterday, I took a break from chasing big Shasta Lake trout, and spent a few late afternoon hours drifting the Upper Klamath for Winter Steelhead. As expected the Winter Steelhead are here and hungry.  Casting a Pro-Cure Carpspit rapala produced
(More...) (Friday, December 15, 2017)

Hetch Hetchy

by PHIL AKERS / My Outdoor Buddy
According to visitation statistics from the National Park Service, a record five million people experienced Yosemite last year. Of these visitors, nearly 75% opt for the fair-weather months – many to see the majestic waterfalls – and most don’t venture
(More...) (Friday, December 15, 2017)

Why Do I Need to Report the Number of Days I Hunted?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: Why does the deer harvest report questionnaire ask about the number of days spent hunting? Why is this question important? What is the purpose of this information? (A.J.) Answer: Your timing is perfect, as the deer tag reporting deadline of Jan. 31
(More...) (Thursday, December 14, 2017)

Dry spell puts steelhead season on hold

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
Last year’s drought-busting rainfall is starting to fade from the rearview mirror, while thoughts of the dreaded-drought are slowly creeping back into focus. I catch myself thinking back to three or four years ago, and what a tough time it
(More...) (Thursday, December 14, 2017)

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)

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)

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