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Purple Rainbows and Virginia Goldens 

by PHIL AKERS / My Outdoor Buddy
Sitting at 10,338 feet/elevation, south of Red’s Meadow just off the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), Lake Virginia nurtures a healthy population of golden trout. And nearby Purple Lake is a high quality rainbow trout fishery. This article chronicles a rainbow
(More...) (Tuesday, October 17, 2017)

Salmon, smoke em if you got em!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
It's the fall season in Shasta County and the bad weather is coming!  The leaves are turning, acorns are dropping, and the best fishing of the year is, for the most part, in the history books. We've had an exceptional year
(More...) (Tuesday, October 17, 2017)

Klamath Steelhead and Salmon bending rods

by SCOTT CALDWELL / SC Guide Service
If your looking to get a good bend in your rod the Klamath is the place to go. Fishing over the previous 3 days produced steady action while using a variety of techniques. Salmon and  Steelhead have been caught while
(More...) (Monday, October 16, 2017)

First Timers

by MARIO GOMEZ / Ironhead Guide Service
I love being able to take people out on their first guided trip and putting them on a salmon or steelhead. Rob and Martin came to my home the Klamath river for the first time and put a hurtn on
(More...) (Monday, October 16, 2017)

Getting ready for bright fish

by KIRK PORTOCARRERO / SacRiverGuide.com
We're still picking away at salmon the days that arnt windy were catching  4 to 6 fish a day some chromers 1800]  670 4448
(More...) (Monday, October 16, 2017)

Donner lake fishing report

by SHAUN RAINSBARGER‎ / Shaun's Guide Service
Good day, great clients!
(More...) (Monday, October 16, 2017)

San Pablo Reservoir Fishing Report

Lake Conditions Lake Level: 307.2 Surface Temp: 66.0 Fish Plant: We did not plant any fish this week. Park Information Phil Hall caught a large mouth using a Senko Worm fishing from a kayak between the tower and Fantasy Island on 10-10-17. James
(More...) (Sunday, October 15, 2017)

Reaching Elk Miles Away

by FRANK BIGGS / Bwana Bubba Adventurers
Alone and still, I'm glassing ridges just shortly after noon, my favorite time to glass for elk.  The country is vast with B.L.M. and National Forest for miles in all directions.  I've been glassing for about 30 minutes when I
(More...) (Sunday, October 15, 2017)

Lovely Martha Trip Wrap Up

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
Capt Mike checked in from the Lovely Martha out of Fihermans Wharf in San Francisco, today we went out on a 1/2 day rockfish trip along the Marin Count line. The 18 anglers got 180 assorted Rockfish and 3
(More...) (Sunday, October 15, 2017)

Islands Success!

by JONATHON SMITH / Happy Hooker Sportfishing
Although we motored out with 28 anglers only about 18 made it to the rail...but those who did mopped up with 240 rockfish and 13 lings that made for some solid sacks to take home. 
(More...) (Saturday, October 14, 2017)

California’s Newly Enhanced Trophy Hunting Laws

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: The new California Mammal Hunting Regulations book that just came out describes a new law to deter poaching of trophy class wildlife. How is this supposed to work? (Ron, Alpine) Answer: Wildlife officers have two new tools to deter poaching and punish
(More...) (Friday, October 13, 2017)

Invasive New Zealand Mudsnails Found in Carmel River

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has confirmed the presence of New Zealand mudsnails in Monterey County’s Carmel River. The highly invasive, nonnative snails have been detected by the Monterey Peninsula Water Management District at multiple locations in the
(More...) (Friday, October 13, 2017)

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