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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)

10.82 lb. Cutbow

by LAKE AMADOR STAFF / Lake Amador Resort
TROPHY CUTBOW ALERT Andrew Sammut from Martinez caught this mammoth 10.82lb Cutbow using a hot pink SDO Super Spoon at the mouth of Jackson Creek This fish just set the January big fish record for the derby and may win Andrew
(More...) (Monday, January 30, 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)

The river is slowly clearing up and more fish are beginning to eat day by day

The river is slowly clearing up and more fish are beginning to eat day by day. Fish are taking large flies like Rubberlegs, brown and black. You will want to get them down quickly, so the Tungsten Beaded Rubberlegs are
(More...) (Saturday, January 28, 2023)

Klamath River Report

The recent reports show the Klamath is beginning to slow somewhat. You may find some fish still coming up, and with the visibility beginning to go, there may be some better places to check out. Some days will find a
(More...) (Saturday, January 28, 2023)

Trinity River steelhead

by JUSTIN THOMPSON / Justin Thompson Fishing
The Trinity River continues to produce good numbers of steelhead, the water is dropping fast and clearing up. The steelhead are still moving really fast up river, when the flows get down to around 650 cfs they will start holding up
(More...) (Saturday, January 28, 2023)


by MARIO GOMEZ / Ironhead Guide Service
We have been working hard for our bites this week on just about every creek in the region. The fish have been closed lipped, but if you put in the time and grind on em they will bit eventually. The
(More...) (Saturday, January 28, 2023)

California Department of Fish and Wildlife announces big changes for rockfishing regulations

by ALLEN BUSHNELL / Santa Cruz Sportfishing
  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has announced big changes for rockfishing regulations in the coming season. Season dates, depth limits and sub-bag limits are all affected by these sweeping revisions for boat based anglers. The adjustments are somewhat
(More...) (Friday, January 27, 2023)

Trophy Fishing on The Truckee This Week

For those of you that have been wanting to try fishing the T in the winter, we highly encourage you to give it a go. If the thought of fishing this time of year is intimidating, consider booking a guide
(More...) (Friday, January 27, 2023)

Big or small, Donner lake has em all!

by SHAUN RAINSBARGER‎ / Shaun's Guide Service
Big or small, Donner lake has em all. Whether you want nutritious dinner, or a trophy, I have openings!
(More...) (Friday, January 27, 2023)

The Van Duzen was near 700 cfs as of last Thursday and fishable

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Van Duzen was near 700 cfs as of last Thursday and fishable. It should be in great shape by the weekend. Flows are predicted to be just above 425 cfs by Monday morning.
(More...) (Thursday, January 26, 2023)

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