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Hook and line survey with NMFS and NOAA

by JON YOKOMIZO / Sea Wolf Sportfishing
Yesterday the Sea Wolf did a hook and line survey with NMFS and NOAA personnel along with 10 volunteer anglers sampling nearshore rockfish species, specifically quillback rockfish. Every location we sampled the quillback catching was pretty wide open along with
(More...) (Tuesday, December 5, 2023)

Crab Only Trip Today

by JAMES SMITH / California Dawn
We had a "crab only" trip today. Weather was exceptional and lots of "jumbos" in the hoops 370 Dungeness Crab (37 limits) We are off for the next two days, but will return Friday with the next good weather cycle For reservations (510)4175557
(More...) (Tuesday, December 5, 2023)

Tuesday Update

by FISH EMERYVILLE / Emeryville Sportfishing
Monday Fish Counts: New Huck Finn • Crab Combo • 20 • 200 Dungeness Crab, 200 Rockfish  Pacific Pearl • Crab Combo • 16 • 160 Dungeness Crab, 160 Rockfish Playn Hooky • Crab Combo • 6 • 60 Dungeness Crab, 60 Rockfish, 20 Sanddab  December 5-- We
(More...) (Tuesday, December 5, 2023)

Rivers Have Peaked Out Flows Dropping

by E.B. DUGGAN / "D" Fishing Guide
The rivers and streams have peaked out and are on the down slope. The Trinity is starting to clear up a bit but is still muddy as of this morning Monday Dec. 4in Willow Creek. This is an indicator that
(More...) (Monday, December 4, 2023)

Flows are big for this time of year

by MATT KOLES / Gilligan's Fly Service
Bit warmer, and feeling much more like El Niño on the Truckee River We got out of the early morning teens, East winds stopped blowing, and kinda mild rainy’ish type weather. Good for Winter fly fishing on the Truckee River. Flows are
(More...) (Monday, December 4, 2023)

15 lb. Laker

by HANS MOXLEY / Hooked Up Sportfishing
Finch got himself a big fish today!! Nice job 15#
(More...) (Monday, December 4, 2023)

Del Valle Outing

Today’s outing started optimistically with Paul Clouse and Al Hurwitz trolling Lake Del Valle on 11/30/2023. Within 10-15 minutes of our putting lines in the water, Paul hooked up with this nice 3.7 pound Largemouth Bass trolling the Eastern Shore
(More...) (Monday, December 4, 2023)

Limits of big crab and rockfish

by JONATHON SMITH / Happy Hooker Sportfishing
This year has by far been the best on size of crab and size of rockfish ever since we switched over to crab fishing with hoop nets. We had another fun day on rockfish. 240 rockfish for 24 anglers and
(More...) (Sunday, December 3, 2023)

December Klamath Steel begins how November Steel finished

by SCOTT CALDWELL / SC Guide Service
October I began fishing the Klamath river and everyday since has been filled with fish, fun and Smiles. The Klamath has blessed me with 56 days in row of beautiful fish catching and releasing action. November Steel finish very strong with some
(More...) (Sunday, December 3, 2023)

Nice Donner Lake Rainbow

by SHAUN RAINSBARGER‎ / Shaun's Guide Service
Pretty slow, but Soleai got a good one to top off the day. We wrapped up at 1pm with 5 nice rainbows ranging from 2 pounds, to 6 plus pounds. Scotty Fishing Products Daiwa Corporation - USA Yakima Bait Company Rapala
(More...) (Saturday, December 2, 2023)

Limits once again for 15 anglers

Limits once again for 15 anglers, and crew. We have plenty of room during the week, and a few spots left next weekend. For information call me at (510)677-7054, or book online at newcaptainpete.com
(More...) (Saturday, December 2, 2023)

Winter trout bite on Shasta Lake!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
The winter bite on Shasta Lake is here!  Winter weather plays a major role on the bite at Shasta Lake in the winter months but with as much time as I spend on this great fishery, I'm usually able to
(More...) (Saturday, December 2, 2023)

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