Headline News from Northern California & Southern Oregon


Whiskeytown Kokanee blackened and cast iron cooked!
Backcountry Travels
by Phil "Flip" Akers, AUGUST 8, 2017

Whiskeytown Reservoir

Two months prior to his assassination, John F. Kennedy traveled to Clear Creek to dedicate the Whiskeytown dam. He spoke high praise for the Central Valley Project, the purpose to benefit agriculture, provide flood protection, power generation, and bookoo recreation. It's the recreation that draws me, like a bug to a porch light -- kokanee fishing to be precise. My cohort,...
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Lake Sabrina Fish Report
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, AUGUST 7, 2017
Lake Sabrina

Lake Sabrina Boat Landing 760-873-7425 August 7, 2017 THE CAFÉ (AND ONLY THE CAFÉ) WILL BE CLOSED AUGUST 19 & 20, 2017 WATCH OUT FOR DEER! Don’t forget that jacket! It was a ThunderBoomer kind of week and weekend and with all the rain and hail that went with those ThunderBoomers the Lake is completely full to the brim and spilling – WOO-HOO! A pretty good downpour at...
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Truckee River Stocking Report
by NDOW, AUGUST 7, 2017
Truckee River

Is there such a thing as Christmas in August? The Truckee River flows have finally reached a level that allows us to start stocking fish. Tomorrow morning, Mason Valley Hatchery will load a truck with over 6,500 rainbow trout. They will be stocked from the bridges through Reno and Sparks including Patagonia, Fisherman’s Park, Booth St and Virginia St. The...
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Trinity River Fishing Report... Westlands Water District
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, AUGUST 7, 2017

Trinity River

Westlands is at it again trying to void the county's Water Rights and use of the water to cool the Trinity and Lower Klamath. Water that prevents the killing of fish by having California Representative David Valado (R-Hanford) introduce bill HR 23. This bill would stop the water releases from Trinity Lake to the Trinity River and Lower Klamath to...
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Kayak Bass Fishing
by John Higley, AUGUST 7, 2017

When it comes to fishing during the summer I’m pretty much stuck in a rut. Okay, three ruts.  I’m either fishing for trout in a stream, trout in some back country lake, or I’m at a ranch pond in the foothills of Shasta County fishing for largemouth bass. Normally, I fish the pond from the bank but this summer, for whatever...
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Trolling for trout on Shasta Lake
by Jeff Goodwin, AUGUST 6, 2017
Shasta Lake

It's no secret that Shasta Lake holds some of the biggest populations of rainbow trout in Northern California.  Not only are the trout populations abundant, but the average size of these feisty rainbows is above average for any lake in this part of the state.  Shasta Lake provides ample habitat and a food source for wild populations of trout and...
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