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Now Booking for 2024

by RJ WALDRON / Sundance Charters
The Sundance has moved to Richmond for the 2024 Season.  We just opened up our new website.  Be sure to check it out (CLICK HERE).  We are currently booking fishing trips for San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean for
(More...) (Friday, March 1, 2024)

The Smith was back on the rise Thursday morning

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Smith was back on the rise Thursday morning after a little more than two inches of rain fell in the morning. It’s predicted to peak at just under 14 feet at Jed Smith Thursday night and should be on
(More...) (Thursday, February 29, 2024)

The Van Duzen was down to a fishable height the last few days, but blew out again

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Van Duzen was down to a fishable height the last few days, but blew out again Thursday. Flows are predicted to reach 4,400 cfs Thursday evening at Bridgeville. If the predictions hold, it could be fishable by mid-week.
(More...) (Thursday, February 29, 2024)

The river had good color, but flows were still on the big-side

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The South Fork was in fishable shape Tuesday and Wednesday and a few boats took advantage drifting in the Benbow/Miranda areas. The river had good color, but flows were still on the big-side. Reportedly, the fishing was tough, but a
(More...) (Thursday, February 29, 2024)

The main Eel was starting to turn green Wednesday, but was big

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The main Eel was starting to turn green Wednesday, but was big. Thursday’s rain dashed any hopes of the river dropping into shape anytime soon. Flows are predicted to reach 43,000 cfs at Scotia by Saturday morning. Will need a
(More...) (Thursday, February 29, 2024)

The Mad saw some of the best conditions of the season the last two days

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Mad saw some of the best conditions of the season the last two days, and that isn’t saying much. The river was down to 8.5 feet with some visibility Wednesday, but it’s now back on the rise and headed
(More...) (Thursday, February 29, 2024)

Salmon Numbers Up Slightly, But Closures Still Likely

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
If the forecasts from Wednesday’s Oregon Ocean Salmon Industry Group Preseason Planning Meeting are accurate, we could be in for another lean year when it comes to Chinook salmon fishing along the California coast. It could also result in another
(More...) (Thursday, February 29, 2024)

Topaz Lake Fishing Report

by DOUG BUSEY / Carson Now
The lake is now within a few feet of being full. The Douglas County Park launch facility is open, with a little caution. The east dock is under water about a foot. They do have a buoy to mark the
(More...) (Thursday, February 29, 2024)

Red hot fishing on the Sacramento River!!

by JUSTIN THOMPSON / Justin Thompson Fishing
Now is the time to get up to Redding to fish for wild Rainbow/steelhead!! We are having 30 to 50 fish days!! Using ultra light spinning rods side drifting small pieces of specially cured steelhead eggs. This is a great way
(More...) (Wednesday, February 28, 2024)

8.41 lb. Rainbow

by LAKE CAMANCHE STAFF / Camanche Recreation Company
Mike caught this 8.41 rainbow hog off of the shore of the main lake with a lure! Caught a few days ago here at Lake Camanche! Plant coming this week! Book a stay today! golakecamanche.com
(More...) (Tuesday, February 27, 2024)

West Walker River Report

by KENS SPORTING GOODS STAFF
Haven’t heard any news from the West lately, if you’re going to hit that up I would suggest fishing some of the more sunny sections, be very stealthy so as not to spook the fish and try some attractor nymphs
(More...) (Monday, February 26, 2024)

Now Booking Perch Special Trips!

by ANDRE NERSESIAN / Eastern Sierra Sportfishing
Now Booking Crowley Lake Perch Special Trips! With so many requests to exclusively target Sacramento Perch, we're offering Perch Special Trips that will focus on these feisty fish from May-July. For those that like to keep fish to eat or just
(More...) (Monday, February 26, 2024)

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