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33-pound bright male King taken at Knights Landing; striper fishing hot near Pittsburg

Nov. 28: James Shatzer of Antelope busted this 33 bright male this Friday morning, November 26th, at Knights Landing, with a T-50 Flatfish with a sardine wrap.

The fish was weighed in by Kristian Du Vall at Elkhorn Outdoor Sports in Rio Linda. Shatzer is an experienced angler and regular customer at Elkhorn.

MyOutdoorBuddy wishes to thank Kris and Tracy Boggs, also the owner of Fall River Outfitters in Fall River Mills for getting this great news to MyOutdoorBuddy while the fish was so fresh it was still wet.

Du Vall also reports seeing a 28-lb striper at Verona, which was caught on a jumbo minnow. Du Vall says plenty of 11 to 18 pound stripers are being caught at the Ports of Sacramento. Kevin Brock of Kevin Brock's Guide Service reports the action is read hot on stripers near Pittsburg. "I have been fishing from Decker Island all the way down to Broad Slough.  We have been catching lots of fish every day trolling.  If any other info is needed I will be glad to share," Brock said. "Here is my cell call anytime 530 570 8057.  The two best colors have been the red head and the chartreuse P-Line Predator and Yozuri's. Fish On!  Happy Holidays"

Sturgeon? Well, they're biting well at Rio Vista at the power lines and are on fire in Pittsburg with anglers using eel and ghost shrip combo's. Elkhorn is located at 6745 20th Street. For the latest fishing information on waters surrounding Rio Linda give Kris a call at 916- 991-5298. Photo below courtesy of Kevin Brock


Fishing Reports

GGSA: ‘NO genetically altered salmon' 11/21/15 – The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) has announced it is disappointed in the federal Food and Drug Administration's approval of genetically altered salmon as being fit for human consumption... Full Story
Ideal rain sparks river salmon bite
Jim Hall with large kings, . Photo by the author, courtesy of Andy Martin of Wild Rivers Fishing
On Oregon Waters by Larry Ellis
11/20/15 -- Salmon fishermen love to see rain, but they don't like to see too much of it at one time. The ideal condition that anglers hope for is enough rain to raise a river to fishable levels, but not a total blowout that floods...Full Story
OR delays Dungeness season coast-wide 11/20/15 -- The commercial Dungeness crab season along the Oregon coast normally opens Dec. 1, but can be delayed to ensure a safe and high-quality product to consumers. Testing of crab in recent weeks showed elevated levels... Full Story
Smith, Chetco get much-needed rain
Fishing the North Coast, by Kenny Priest, author badge,
Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest
11/18/15 -- Finally some rain! Both the Chetco and Smith saw sizable rises on Wednesday and should fish well for the next few days. But if you want in on the action, you’ll need to act quickly. The forecast for the next few days is calling for... Full Story
2017-18 groundfish mgmt. up for review
Vermilion rockfish, CDFW photo by Athena Maguire
11/18/15 -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will hold five public workshops to discuss groundfish management in California. Attendees will hear an overview of recent groundfish management and science... Full Story
Upper Klamath River yields lots of steel
Jonathan holds a fish with the lake and mountains in the background, photo by Scott Caldwell
By Frank Galusha
11/17/15 -- For the last couple weeks fishing for winter steelhead on the Upper Klamath River has been excellent. “Steelhead in the 1/2 to 7-pound class are active and biting on a variety of offerings,” according to Scott Caldwell, of SC Guide... Full Story
Lake Oroville fall bite continues
Oroville Waters by Craig Bentley, author badge,
Oroville Waters by Craig Bentley
11/17/15 -- Oroville area waters are continuing to cool down as the latest storm drops more rain and snow in the mountains. The fall bite at Lake Oroville continues with anglers catching bass, trout and salmon. Largemouth bass bite slows...Full Story
Breathing Under Water
Water hyacinth, photo by Fishbio
By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
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Keddie Ridge
Scouting Deerheart Lake, photo by Phil Akers
Article and photos by Phil “Flip” Akers
11/14/15 -- Adjacent to both Lake Almanor and Mountain Meadows, between the towns of Westwood and Greenville, is a seemingly forgotten piece of backcountry; Keddie Ridge – aka Ridge World – where ancient rocks... Full Story
Good fishing in the Redding area
Jeff Goodwin's Guide Service 24' Willie jet boat equipped to fish the Sac River and area's lakes. Photo by Jeff Goodwin
Article and photos by Jeff Goodwin
11/14/15 -- The chill of fall has changed the colors of the trees in Shasta county, but it hasn't changed the fishing on local waters at all. Fishing has continued to remain good as the season changes, and it doesn't appear... Full Story
CA F&GC delays crab start; El Niño blamed 11/05/16 -- [Updated] The California Fish and Game Commission today voted 3-0 in favor of an emergency rulemaking to prohibit recreational take and possession of Dungeness crab and all rock crab from ocean waters, including bays...Full Story
NOAA Fisheries issues US 2014 Report 11/01/15 -- U.S. commercial fishermen landed 9.5 billion pounds of seafood valued at $5.4 billion in 2014, according to the new Fisheries of the United States report, which was released this past weekend. The continued... Full Story
Bass in the grass
An average Steiner Lake black crappie. photo by Bill Adelman
Article and photos by Bill Adelman
10/27/15 -- The above headline is catchy and it’s actually the case when fishing Steiner Lake in Redding. As the years passed it became more difficult to find solitude and successful angling opportunities. About 20+ years ago... Full Story
Catching Dungeness Crab with Rod & Reel
The author’s friend at the exact moment he begins to reel in his crab snare. Photo: Jerry Back
Chapter III: When, Where and How to Do It
By Jerry Back
10/22/15 -- Dungeness crab season in California is from the first Saturday in November to the last day in June. This year, 2015, crab season opens on Saturday, November 7th. Eight months seems like a long opportunity to go out... Full Story
Recreational Spiny Lobster season opens
Spiny lobster, photo courtesy of CDFW
10/02/15 -- Thousands of lobster fishermen are eagerly awaiting the start of the sport season for California’s spiny lobster, which opens Saturday, Oct. 3 and continues through March 16, 2016.There is currently a strong El Niño event occurring... Full Story
Curing eggs for salmon fishing
A fresh pair of salmon skeins, photo by Jeff Goodwin
Article and photos by Jeff Goodwin
09/27/15 -- Salmon fishing on the Sacramento River is going strong and anglers are catching salmon just about everywhere in the Sacramento River system. We really got off to a late start this year, but the tough fishing... Full Story
Let’s check out the Upper Sac
Lake Siskiyou with Mt. Shasta standing sentinel. photo by Phil Akers
Article and photos by Phil "Flip" Akers
09/06/15 -- The Upper Sacramento River – The Upper Sac – begins at Lake Siskiyou’s Box Canyon Dam and continues ~37 miles downstream to Lake Shasta. It is a classic freestone river born from the Mt. Shasta and Mt. Eddy... Full Story
Finding Fish from Discarded DNA
Bluegill, photo by FISHBIO
By Erin Loury
06/22/15 -- To round out our series on environmental DNA (eDNA), in which we've described the basic concepts of this technique* in aquatic research, as well as its challenges and limitations**, here we highlight... Full Story
How to make Tuscan Tuna Salad with Fennel By Frank Galusha
05/04/15 -- OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is not... Full Story
Agencies halt commercial sardine fishing
Commercial fishing boats dragging their fishing nets, CADFW
04/30/15 -- All large-volume commercial sardine fishing in state and federal waters off California has been prohibited as of Tuesday, April 28, 2015. The closing will remain in effect until at least July 2016. “This may be an end of... Full Story
F&GC adopts in-river sport fishing regs 04/23/15 -- The California Fish and Game Commission adopted changes to the Central Valley and Klamath River basin salmon sport fishing regulations for the 2015 season on Friday, April 17. The changes include fall-run...Full Story
Fishing the Klamath below JC Boyle Dam
 Brian Buckingham with one of the larger fish from this section. This trout, estimated at 2 lbs., was caught near the BLM campground on the west shore six miles down the JC Boyle Dam on the Klamath River in Southern Oregon. Photo by author
By Trouteagle
03/02/15 -- Year round trout action can be found on the Klamath River within the 20 or so miles of free flow within Oregon and California. While fishing below the flumes at the JC Boyle powerhouse, it can be difficult to know just when...Full Story
The Mystery of the Middle Fork, Part IV
Jim Broshears, author badge,
By Jim Broshears
11/10/14 -- This trip was to be the final chapter in the saga that began three years ago but is actually over 20 years in the making. As Bruce, Tuck and I journeyed back to the Middle Fork of the Feather River we made...Full Story
Climbing Terms for the Fisherman
Trailhead Tales by Jim Broshears
10/14/14 -- For those of us who prefer to fish the rugged and remote streams and rivers for the elusive wild trout, rock climbing is a skill that is required to reach the special places where catching the big one is a “sure thing.” The skills...Full Story
German brown trout afternoon in Modoc
german brown trout in Modoc creek.
By Lea Huetteman
09/04/14 -- Catching a German Brown Trout from the creeks in Modoc County is a fine way to spend an afternoon. There are many creeks in this part of California that drain the Warner Mountains. Stream trout fishing in this region opens...Full Story
Throw the kitchen sink at them
Indian Paintbrush is a favorite wildflower that carpets wilderness landscapes. Phil Flip Akers,
Article and photos by Phil Akers
08/20/14 -- Our wilderness areas are special, where Mother Nature is landlord and natural forces operate freely. Within the wilderness you will find no roads, shelters, picnic tables, toilets, or other conveniences. You enter at...Full Story
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Woodley Island Marina, Humboldt Bay, Eureka, California
03/06/04 -- Humboldt Bay, a busy commercial harbor and home port to many charter and private offshore fishing boats, is also popular with shore-based anglers and small boaters seeking bottomfish, sharks, crabs and clams...Full Story
Pulled into the pipes: Green Sturgeon
green sturgeon
By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
03/04/14 -- [Posted with permission of FISHBIO] Living in the Sacramento River can be a risky business for juvenile green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris). The young fish must swim through a gauntlet of water... Full Story
Not Just Any Fish
California Golden Trout, California Heritage Trout Challenge, Not Just Any Fish, Phil
By Phil "Flip" Akers
02/14/13 -- Trout have inhabited California waters from the Sierra Nevada and Warner Mountains to the Pacific Ocean since prehistoric times. However, most of the trout caught by anglers are either hatchery raised fish...Full Story
Fishing with Phideaux
By Phil “Flip” Akers
01/26/14 -- Meet Phideaux, a 110-pound neurotic chocolate Lab. His name is pronounced “Fido” but it is spelled “Phideaux” because he is a Cajun dog. Anyway, last summer Phideaux took his human (that’s me) on a trout hunt up into...Full Story
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01/01/12 -- Shasta Lake draws more visitors to Shasta County than any other single attraction. While it is often a challenge to fish, it is more likely to produce stringers of fat trout or spotted bass. Trout to four and five pounds are caught here routinely...Full Story
Lake Oroville; 'tis the season By Chuck Giles
01/11/12 – Lake Oroville is probably one of the best lakes for sheer numbers of Spotted Bass in Northern California. This is not just on a seasonal basis, but year round. To start, I have a list of baits that produce decent results... Full Story


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