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Trinidad Harbor, Humboldt County
The opportunistic river otter looks for fish scraps on the charter boat dock in Trinidad.


Collins Lake Fishing Report
by Collins Lake Staff, MAY 16, 2020
Collins Lake

Brady Blankenship, from Yuba City caught this rainbow trout on a Mag Lip trolling really slow near the dam.  Self reported as a 9 pounder. Fishing has been good!  Lots of fishing coming in trolling and a ton of bass activity.  Trout are moving off shore so most are catching trolling at about 25'.  If you are stuck on shore find a...
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Offshore Conditions Look Good For Friday
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 14, 2020

If you’ve been waiting to feel the tug of a big ole’ halibut or a feisty lingcod, Friday looks to be the day. As of Wednesday, the forecast was calling for winds up to 5 knots and waves 5 feet at 12 seconds. Those are ideal for both halibut and rockfish, as well as salmon in Shelter Cove. Ocean conditions...
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“Thrill of All Thrills”
by Gary Heffley, MAY 14, 2020
Shasta Lake

The third of May is a date that Larry Teague of Oroville will never forget.  It has been ten days since Larry landed a fish of a lifetime and he still pinches himself daily as he relives the event, struggling to find the right words to truly describe the event and express his appreciation of the “magical” experience and of...
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GSSA Wins Major Court Fight Saving Salmon
by John McManus, MAY 13, 2020

Court Orders Feds to Trim Fish Killing Delta Water Diversions  Fresno, California -- On Monday, May 11, a federal court ruled that a federal Bureau of Reclamation water diversion and pumping plan, deadly to salmon and other wildlife in the Central Valley, must restrict pumping.  The ruling comes  in two cases, one brought by GSSA and allied groups and one brought by...
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DFW Fish Stocking Today
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, MAY 13, 2020
Lake Sabrina

Yup - this just happened - Thanks DFW!! ...
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On the fly on the Lower Sac.
by Gary Heffley, MAY 12, 2020
Sacramento River - Lower

I had the pleasure to fish with good buddy and guide Tom Phillips of Big Tom’s Guide Service earlier this week on the Lower Sacramento in search of rainbow trout on the fly. The river conditions had changed dramatically since my last trip on the river, pre Covid-19.  All river waters north of the Highway 44 bridge to Keswick Dam...
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