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Eagle Lake, Lassen County
Fly fishing from shore allows the angler to enjoy the tussle, revive the fish and let it go free.


Tips for fishing during hot weather Fishing can get a little tough during these hot summer days – water temperatures increase, aquatic weed growth accelerates and fish get lethargic. Here are some ideas to help you beat the dog days of fishing: Fish early in the morning when waters are cooler and fish are more active. Look for fish in deeper water, where...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a drawing for more than a dozen special dove hunts in five counties for the 2018 dove season, the first half of which runs from Sept. 1-15. The special dove hunting opportunities will take place at the Cosumnes River Preserve in Sacramento County, the China Island and Salt Slough units of the...
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What Will Happen to the Trinity?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, JULY 16, 2018

Trinity River

The weather here in Willow Creek has been HOT!! The weather forecast for last the week in Willow Creek has been far from accurate. We have been having temperatures of 98 to 105 on my front porch for the last five days. So, if Willow Creek is having this type of temperatures, what has the upper Trinity been experiencing? I know...
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Lower Sac Morning
by Gary Heffley, JULY 16, 2018
Sacramento River - Lower

There are few better ways to beat the Redding summer heat than to spend an early morning floating the Lower Sacramento River in search of rainbow trout.  A push off at dawn in the morning from the Posse Grounds and an easy float to the Highway 44 bridge put us on prime fishing waters in short order. With Captain “Big...
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Burning and Learning?
Preparedness & Survival
by Capt. William E. Simpson, JULY 15, 2018

Some initial observations of the positive effect wild horses have on the fire regime... First let me say that after 7-days on the fire line, I am pretty beat... in order to make morning briefing at Camp Creek (aka D.P. 43) at 8:00, I have to wake up at 5 a.m. to get at least some of my chores done, and then after attending to...
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Rogue Bay Breaks Wide Open- Gold Beach
Southern Oregon
by Larry Ellis, JULY 14, 2018

Rogue River

Trying to keep a salmon off your hook in the Rogue bay last week was like telling water not to be wet. While it is true that I’ve seen better fall Chinook seasons in the Rogue bay, remember that it is only mid-July and the season has only just begun – to live; to thrive.  So many lures to choose. The...
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