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Antelope Lake Fishing Report
by Valerie Aubrey, FEBRUARY 9, 2020
Antelope Lake

When ya just HAVE to wet a line.... “if you can’t be smart, at least be lucky” a quote from my yak partner Mike. Antelope. Limited water in some areas, but great fishing. 36-37F surface temp, 34F next to the ice sheets. Just a few we caught before lunch, got lucky after lunch too. Lots of action & loads of...
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Redding’s winter trout for kids
by Gary Heffley, FEBRUARY 8, 2020

Everyone knows that the Sacramento River in Redding is an outstanding year-round trout fishery and that some of the best access for wade fishermen occurs during the winter when the flows are seasonally the lightest.   But the river is still big water and unless angling from a boat no place for youthful anglers. What many anglers do not realize is that...
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Spring-run Klamath salmon to open July 1
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, FEBRUARY 6, 2020

In a press release issued on Tuesday, the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding anglers that emergency regulations affecting spring Chinook salmon fishing in the Klamath River Basin were re-adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission effective December 2019. The emergency regulations listed in California Code of Regulations prohibit fishing for spring Chinook salmon in the Klamath River Basin from Jan....
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Baum Browns Like Candy
by Gary Heffley, FEBRUARY 5, 2020
Baum Lake

After a few disappointing trips to Baum early last month I finally found something the fish liked. The brown trout must have a sweet tooth as they were all over my candy patterned Kastmaster, to be specific a quarter ounce SW10CDY model.   I started at the outlet of the powerhouse behind the hatchery and landed 20 trout in about an...
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Lamprey may tread the line between ugly and downright frightening, but these underappreciated fish play similar ecological roles as the salmon that always seem to capture the freshwater fish spotlight. Just like salmon, the lamprey’s anadromous life cycle means that adults returning from the ocean to the streams where they were born bring important marine nutrients to fuel the freshwater food web. And...
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Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, FEBRUARY 1, 2020

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

This weekend is Super Bowl and I would expect that many of you are watching the game instead of fishing and that is ok but winter steelhead fishing is here and the Trinity River is dropping daily which is a good sign that fishing will get better than it has been. This coming week is going to be good fishing weather...
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