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More Trinity River steelhead

by JUSTIN THOMPSON / Justin Thompson Fishing
The Trinity River has been fishing a little tougher the last 3 days, the mornings have been cold, around 29 degrees and taking awhile for it to warm up. This does play a factor on the fishing. It slows the bite
(More...) (Friday, February 3, 2023)

The river is low, clear and snaggy

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Smith was sitting at just above 7 feet at the Jed Smith gauge as of Thursday. The river is low, clear and snaggy. The boat pressure has been light as most guides have moved to other rivers. It’s forecast
(More...) (Thursday, February 2, 2023)

The Van Duzen was down to 415 cfs as of Thursday and is in great shape

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Van Duzen was down to 415 cfs as of Thursday and is in great shape. There were plenty of bank anglers taking advantage over the weekend but reports were hard to come by. It’s predicted to jump up to
(More...) (Thursday, February 2, 2023)

The South Fork provided the best conditions over the weekend

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The South Fork provided the best conditions over the weekend and drew quite the crowd. The fishing wasn’t red hot by any means. Most boats got the opportunity at a fish but there were plenty of skunks. Conditions will continue
(More...) (Thursday, February 2, 2023)

The main stem is dropping, albeit very slowly

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The main stem is dropping, albeit very slowly. Flows on Thursday were around 5,900 cfs, which is still big. The color is starting to come around, but it doesn’t look like it will drop into fishable shape prior to the
(More...) (Thursday, February 2, 2023)

Mad River Fishing Report

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Mad dipped below 525 cubic feet per second, but the water color remains dirty. On top of that, there aren’t many fish around. The hatchery has seen very few returning compared to years past. Hopefully the rain coming later
(More...) (Thursday, February 2, 2023)

Coastal Rivers Lacking Steelhead

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
After the January storms provided the flushing and scouring our coastal rivers desperately needed, anglers were thinking and hoping the winter steelhead would be there waiting once the rivers turned fishable. So far, that hasn’t necessarily been the case. Up
(More...) (Thursday, February 2, 2023)

CDFW to Host Virtual Public Meeting on Ocean Salmon Fisheries

by CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend its annual Salmon Information Meeting via webinar on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The meeting will feature the outlook for this year’s
(More...) (Thursday, February 2, 2023)

12.58lb. Cutbow

by LAKE AMADOR STAFF / Lake Amador Resort
            TROPHY CUTBOW ALERT   Justin Lee from Placerville got a giant male hookjaw Cutbow weighing in at 12.58lbs! He currently holds 1st place for the February "Big Trout” competition for a season pass.   He caught it near the boat dock on a Silver
(More...) (Thursday, February 2, 2023)

Shasta Lake Brown Trout!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
I've been out on Shasta Lake chasing winter trout.  The lake is in great shape considering the really wet weather patterns we saw in January.  The top ends of the lake arms are pretty dirty but not unfishable.  The lower
(More...) (Wednesday, February 1, 2023)

Join us at the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Show!

by ANDRE NERSESIAN / Eastern Sierra Sportfishing
Join us at the Pacific Coast Sportfishing Show, March 2-5 at the OC Fair & Event Center! We'll be offering discounts on trips booked at the show, discounted shirts and hats, a fishing/lodging package, free stickers and plenty of quality
(More...) (Tuesday, January 31, 2023)

River is Steelhead Green

by E.B. DUGGAN / "D" Fishing Guide
The Trinity River is Steelhead Green! But where are they? I have been searching the Lower Trinity for fishermen and have only found a few and they have only been getting a few bites and landing even less. The word
(More...) (Sunday, January 29, 2023)

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