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Monterey Bay: Surf Pearch Report

by ALLEN BUSHNELL / Santa Cruz Sportfishing
We have a little surfcasting window between all the giant swells this week. Canny anglers took advantage to hit their local surf perch spots to fish and enjoy pleasant conditions. On Wednesday, five-year old Calvin Olsen from Santa Cruz was
(More...) (Friday, January 22, 2021)

Caples Lake Fishing Report

by DOUG BUSEY / Carson Now
Renee and I ventured up to do some ice fishing last weekend. The lake had 18 inches of ice closer to the edge of the lake and 14 inches as we ventured out farther, with no snow on top. Through
(More...) (Friday, January 22, 2021)

East Walker River Report

by THE TROUT FITTER STAFF
Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions:  Poor Flows are at 21 cfs as of  1/21 Fishing conditions and Hatches: Poor-Fair Well good news bad news, over the last week the temperatures went up enough that the ice disappeared and the fishing was decent.
(More...) (Thursday, January 21, 2021)

Upper Owens River Report

by THE TROUT FITTER STAFF
Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions: Good Flows are at 109 cfs as of 1/21 Water temperatures are dropping fast. Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good OKAY IT'S TIME TO CLIMB UP ON THE SOAPBOX: DFG is no longer stocking fall spawning rainbows. Every fish
(More...) (Thursday, January 21, 2021)

Hot Creek Fishing Report

by THE TROUT FITTER STAFF
Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions: Fair, showing 4 cfs as of 1/21 The flow gauge on Mammoth Creek is not accurate, probably due to ice. I've stopped by the weir the last 2 days and the flows are definitely lower. Fishing
(More...) (Thursday, January 21, 2021)

Many Californians Took to the Woods and Waters in 2020

by CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE
Fishing, Hunting License Sales Soar Amid Pandemic With more free time on their hands, a growing interest in securing their own food, coupled with the needs for physical outlets and mental relief as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, more Californians
(More...) (Thursday, January 21, 2021)

Birthday Macs!

by HANS MOXLEY / Hooked Up Sportfishing
Hooked Up Sportfishing out of Carnelian Bay in Lake Tahoe checked in with us. What a great way to celebrate a Birthday !!!!!! and look there.......... Birthday girl landed the biggest fish For reservations and information on fishing Lake Tahoe, call: 775-772-1453 or 530-546-222
(More...) (Thursday, January 21, 2021)

River Conditions Were Excellent But Fishing Was Tough

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
River conditions were excellent over the weekend but the fishing was tough. With the Chetco still off color Saturday, the boat pressure was extremely high on the Smith. A few fish were caught but not many. The river is dropping
(More...) (Thursday, January 21, 2021)

Main Stem is Fishable But Dropping Quickly

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The main stem is fishable and dropping quickly. Flows were down to 3,600 cfs on Monday and it was turning green. Predicted to be down to 2,200 cfs by the weekend with lack of rain this week, it will be
(More...) (Thursday, January 21, 2021)

South Fork Eel is in Great Shape

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The South Fork was in great shape over the weekend and drew quite the crowd. The fishing wasn’t red hot. Most boats got the opportunity at a fish but there were plenty of skunks. It’s predicted to be around 600
(More...) (Thursday, January 21, 2021)

Van Duzen is Very Fishable Right Now

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Van Duzen was down to 300 cfs as of Tuesday and is very fishable. There were plenty of bank anglers taking advantage over the weekend but reports were hard to come by.
(More...) (Thursday, January 21, 2021)

The Mad is in Perfect Shape

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Mad is in perfect shape and flowing at 450 cfs as of Wednesday. Prime conditions drew lots of boats and bank anglers over the weekend, but the fishing wasn’t red hot. Anglers caught some nice fish at the hatchery,
(More...) (Thursday, January 21, 2021)

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