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Bad weather forced us to the bay this weekend

by JAMES SMITH / California Dawn
Bad weather forced us to the bay this weekend. We found a few willing halibut fishing live bait. Saturday we finished with 8 halibut and a bass for 20 Sunday we finished with 10 halibut for 8 anglers. When the weather subsides we
(More...) (Saturday, October 23, 2021)

Shore Fishing at The Wittenberg Arm

George H. finally caught a big one today at Lopez Lake!! Bigmouth Bass about 4lbs, shore fishing at Wittenberg Arm using a Carolina Rig & a Large Night Crawler worm... pictured with his daughter, Kaydence!!!! His first fish he has
(More...) (Saturday, October 23, 2021)

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Getting it before the storm!

by JEFFREY SOOHOO / SooHoo Sportfishing
So we rescheduled yesterday's trip because when we got down to the boat the wind gusts were way more then forecasted and we didnt leave the dock, unfortunately once in awhile that happens, safety first. Today, the weather was beautiful
(More...) (Saturday, October 23, 2021)

Steelhead Magic on the Klamath

by MARIO GOMEZ / Ironhead Guide Service
The steelhead fishing on the klamath river has been phenomenal this fall. IGS customers are swinging, and drifting bugs like nobody's business with great success. Our klamath river fly fishing guides are seeing 5 to 10 nice adults a day
(More...) (Saturday, October 23, 2021)

Sac River steelhead coming in hot!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
The Sacramento River hatchery steelhead season is beginning and the high water we'll see this week will likely kick start this popular fishery after high water receeds.  We will be fishing the mornings for our late fall Kings, but late morning/afternoon
(More...) (Saturday, October 23, 2021)

Over a fish per rod!!

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
10/22/21. Today was another great day on the bay. Our private charter finished up with over a fish per rod catching 15 halibut for 11 anglers!!  Next week we have lots of room THURSDAY & SATURDAY for our last 2 salmon
(More...) (Friday, October 22, 2021)

Have we reached the end of this amazing bluefin tuna bite?

by ALLEN BUSHNELL / Santa Cruz Sportfishing
High winds kept most boats off the water or at least inshore at the beginning of the week. By Thursday conditions had improved and the epic bluefin bite continued near Point Sur, Carmel and the Davenport Fingers. Todd Fraser at
(More...) (Friday, October 22, 2021)

East Walker Report

Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions:  Poor Flows are at 29 cfs as of 10/21 Fishing Conditions and Hatches Fishing conditions and Hatches:??? At these flows I'd wait and see. With the extreme cold and low waters, I don't recommend fishing it anytime soon. Recommended Flies DRIES:  
(More...) (Friday, October 22, 2021)

Upper Owens River Report

Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions:  Good Flows are  118 cfs as of 10/21 Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good Luckily as temperatures drop Hot Creek water is becoming beneficial. We are now seeing the water temperatures in the low to mid 60's all
(More...) (Friday, October 22, 2021)

Hot Creek Fishing Report

Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions: Good, showing 3 cfs as of 10/21 Remember these are the flows just below 395 on Mammoth Creek Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair to Good      Seriously, please show respect to other anglers and don't overcrowd. Best
(More...) (Friday, October 22, 2021)

October at Cedros Island Fishing Charters is hot!!

Our first group of the fall is seeing plenty of Yellowtail, Dorado,  great Calico Bass fishing and the Halibut are still around!
(More...) (Sunday, October 3, 2021)

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