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What a difference a day makes!

by SHAUN RAINSBARGER‎ / Shaun's Guide Service
What a difference a day makes! Yesterday I threw the tackle box at em for one bite....and I had my prayers in for today for sure. Well the Creator blessed my clients with 14# and 7# Mackinaws today. I sure
(More...) (Friday, February 23, 2024)

First client of 2024

by TONY EMGE / Double Dip Guide Service
Fist lake Sonoma and cought 4 fish 
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2024)

The Smith is on the drop and conditions should be excellent over the weekend

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Smith is on the drop and conditions should be excellent over the weekend, with river levels right around 9.5 to 10 feet at Jed Smith Park. A slight rise is forecast for Monday that will do more good than
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2024)

Van Duzen is on the drop following a peak of 8,150 cfs Tuesday

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
Similar to the South Fork Eel, the Van Duzen is on the drop following a peak of 8,150 cfs Tuesday near Bridgeville. If the forecast holds through next week, there’s a chance the river could be fishable Wednesday. It will
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2024)

The South Fork is back on the drop

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The South Fork is back on the drop after reaching 17,000 cfs at Miranda Tuesday morning. It’s predicted to drop through mid-next week and there could be an opportunity for green water prior to the next storm arriving Thursday or
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2024)

Still big and muddy

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The main stem Eel was down to 48,000 cfs at Scotia Thursday, and is still big and muddy. It’s not forecast to drop to a fishable level before the next rain event moves in later next week.
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2024)

Mad River Conditions Report

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
As of Thursday, the Mad was just above 11 feet (5,400 cfs) and dropping quickly. It’s forecast to drop to 8.75 feet by Monday, but a small system will bump up the flows slightly. It should be back on the
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2024)

Klamath Kings Exceed Run Size Projections in 2023

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Pacific Fishery Management Council released its “Review of 2023 Ocean Salmon Fisheries” report last week and the news was better than expected. Based on an ocean abundance of 102,500 Klamath River fall Chinook thought to be swimming in the
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2024)

9.5 lb. Lightning

by SAN PABLO RESERVOIR STAFF / East Bay Municipal District
Mike Mancini caught this 9 1/2 pound trolling a rapala
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2024)

Water is all the way up

by BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR STAFF
Water is all the way up. If it stays that way, we are looking at having a good fishing opener. Don’t forget to reserve a boat for your visit.
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2024)

Loch Lomond is full and the park is ready to open on March 1!

by LOCH LOMOND RECREATION AREA
Loch Lomond is full and the park is ready to open on March 1! Please check out the following link for more info. https://www.cityofsantacruz.com/.../watershed/loch-lomond--Loch Lomond Recreation Area
(More...) (Thursday, February 22, 2024)

Rancho Seco 2024 Fishing Derby

by RANCHO SECO RECREATIONAL AREA
Rancho Seco Recreational Area April 6th and 7th, 2024 Win cash prizes plus a fishing kayak, fishing equipment and more! 2-day derby entry fee: $5 (plus daily park entrance) Gates open at 6 a.m. (rain or shine) RV and tent camping, as well as boat
(More...) (Wednesday, February 21, 2024)

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