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 32nd Sacramento Show

by JOHN KIRK / International Sportsmen's Expo
A generation old, California's largest outdoor expo keeps growing! Five buildings plus outside space filled with gear, local and worldwide destinations, plus a dozen free theaters and demo areas. Fishing, hunting, offroading, boating, RVing, camping, kayaking--it's all here to see,
(More...) (Thursday, January 17, 2019)

Fly Fishing has Still Been Best in the Afternoon

Fly fishing has still been best in the afternoon with a few blue winged olive mayfly (BWO) hatches happening mid day when the sky is over cast. It appears that the inversion layer that we have been experiencing the last
(More...) (Friday, December 14, 2018)

Santa Cruz Area Fishing Report

by ALLEN BUSHNELL / Santa Cruz Sportfishing
Will wonders never cease? In a move that can bring genuine benefits to the sport and commercial fishing industries along the entire west coast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced on Wednesday a liberal revision of federal rockfish restrictions
(More...) (Friday, December 14, 2018)


Potent storm system to hit our region Sunday to Sunday night with 1-3" of rain expected and possible wind gusts 30-40 mph. Get your storm gear together at Kings! Also expect "low-flow" river closure to be lifted with a new
(More...) (Friday, December 14, 2018)

Almost over !!!

by KIRK PORTOCARRERO / SacRiverGuide.com
Well this has been a really great late fall run the fish wont stop coming .we used to get to fish till January  but they took a month away I would really like to see that again! Normally we get
(More...) (Friday, December 14, 2018)

CDFW Releases Conservation and Management Plan for California Elk Populations

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has released a Statewide Elk Conservation and Management Plan. The plan has undergone extensive public review and will help guide state wildlife managers’ efforts to maintain healthy elk herds. The plan builds on the
(More...) (Friday, December 14, 2018)

We Had to Work for Everything We Caught Today

by JAY YOKOMIZO / New Huck Finn Sportfishing
We had another great day with limits of rock fish and limits of crabs with a bonus of six lingcod to end the day we had to work for everything we caught today due to the easterly winds that came
(More...) (Thursday, December 13, 2018)

Fished the Islands Today.

by JAMES SMITH / California Dawn
Fished the islands today.  We finished up with full limits of rockfish and crab for our light load. Final count 12 limits of Dungeness crab (120 12 limits of rockfish (120) For reservations (510)4175557
(More...) (Thursday, December 13, 2018)

Rockcod Crab Combo!

by TOM MATTUSCH / Huli Cat Sportfishing
  Huli Cat went out today on a rockcod and crab combo off of San Gregorio. Ron Lee from San Francisco with a 2lb Vermillion caught on shrimp flys.  Deckhand Eric Teixeira from El Granada landed a 19lb lingcod on
(More...) (Thursday, December 13, 2018)

Shasta Lake Smorgasbord

by SCOTT CALDWELL / SC Guide Service
12/12/18 - Shasta Lake gave up a smorgasbord of fat piggy fish for my client Greg today.  The spotted bass were biting great early in the morning and the trout were not so we caught our limits in probably an hour.
(More...) (Thursday, December 13, 2018)

Rain – and hopefully steelhead – on the way

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
Winter steelhead season has yet to kick into gear on the North Coast, but changes are a brewing. We have a couple decent storm fronts headed our way that will put all of the coastal rivers on the rise. If
(More...) (Thursday, December 13, 2018)

Good Day On the Sacramento River

by JOHN HIGLEY / My Outdoor Buddy
With the salmon season winding down on the Sacramento River I fervently hoped to get on the water at least one more time.  My idea was to have a little fun on my favorite northern California river, and introduce my
(More...) (Thursday, December 13, 2018)

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