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Upper Klamath salmon season underway

Article and photos by Scott Caldwell
09/18/12 -- Salmon season on the upper Klamath has begun. We are seeing more and more Salmon each day on the upper Klamath River and the bite has steadily increased from three hook ups last Friday the 14th, to 14 hook ups yesterday, Monday the 17th.

Scott Caldwell, Upper Klamath salmon season underway, MyOutdoorBuddy.com

Gary and his son, Bernie Skiles, hooked up on 14 yesterday, taking home five nice hens all while fishing with roe. The salmon bite was good until about 11:30 a.m. and after that it died off. As the Salmon stack up more and more, the bite will continue throughout the day.

I have three prime salmon fishing days open, October 16, 17, 18--Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday, if you’d like to try for some of these hard fighting fish, call me at 530-905-0758 to book a trip for salmon or the upcoming wintersteelhead season.

Scott Caldwell owns SC Guide Service of Montague.


Fishing Reports

Buoy 10 salmon fishery opens August 1
Buoy 10
07/29/16 -- The popular Buoy 10 salmon fishery at the mouth of the Columbia River opens to Coho and Chinook fishing Monday, Aug. 1, with another strong return of nearly one million fall Chinook predicted. The Buoy 10 fishery is the first... Full Story
North State fishing is hot!
McCloud reservoir, by Scott Caldwell
Article and photos by Scott Caldwell 
07/28/16 -- As many of you know, my Dad had Cancer. This past January we stopped Chemo treatments since it was no longer working. Dad had a couple of good months, but by early March Dad's health declined. I stayed home with...Full Story
Bait-chomping kings thick off Eureka
lady with king salmon, courtesy of Full Throttle Guide Service
Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest
07/28/16 -- The weather finally got the best of the Eureka sport salmon fleet. What had been a wide-open bite for the past week was cooled by Wednesday’s rough waters. Only a few of the bigger boats chose to cross the bar into the...Full Story
August 1 brings changes to Sac River By Gary Heffley
07/26/16 -- A couple of major fishing regulation changes for the Sacramento River in Shasta and Tehama Counties will take effect on August 1, opening a couple of popular stretches of water to both trout and salmon anglers...Full Story
Gravel Bar Anglers-Bridge Closure Alert By Gary Heffley
07/26/16 -- Jelly's Ferry Rd. Bridge across the Sacramento River which provides access to the Gravel Bar from the Red Bluff area and points south from the Jelly's Ferry exit off Hwy 5 is closed due to a recent fatal vehicle accident...Full Story
A Perfect KIlarc Morning
Young girl holding fish, Kilarc Reservoir, by John Higley
Ramblings by John Higley
07/25/16 -- Folks who read my stuff know how much I enjoy fishing with kids. They are, after all, the future outdoors men and women, the people who will carry on the lifestyle we are living today. The kids I’ve been fishing with...Full Story
A Hot Summer’s Day on Chico Creek
A Hot Summer's Day on Chico Creek, Steven T. Callan
On Patrol by Steven T. Callan
07/25/16 -- I’ve been exploring Northern California’s streams -- above and below the surface -- for most of my life. One of my most memorable adventures took place on a hot summer’s day in 1964, not long after my sixteenth...Full Story
Hot tuna and salmon fishing dreams
Carol Cook holding Tuna, by Larry Ellis
On Oregon Waters by Larry Ellis
07/23/16 -- I have always said that Brookings is the most strategically-located fishing city on the Oregon coastline. Allow me to explain what I mean by strategically-located. Brookings has without a doubt what I would call...Full Story
Collins Lake visitors leave with limits
Dale Mansfield with 2 fish, by Collins Lake
By Kathy Hess, Collins Lake Reporter
07/22/16 -- You never know where exactly you will hook a fish at Collins Lake, but to be sure, hooking fish is what Lake Collins fishermen do best! Little Amy Fleming from Yuba City defied all odds and limits out on trout...Full Story
Eureka boats finding salmon close to home
Tim Kindley with Halibut, photo courtesy of Tony Sepulveda from Shellback Sport fishing
Fishing the North Coast By Kenny Priest 
07/21/16 -- Haven’t seen your neighbor’s boat in the driveway lately? Co-workers not showing up to work or calling in sick? I’m pretty sure I know where they are. The red-hot salmon bite that’s happening inside Humboldt Bay and...Full Story
Night Surf Fishing for Striped Bass
striped bass, by Jerry Back
Article and photos by Jerry Back
07/17/16 -- Knowing that it doesn't get much better than July for striped bass fishing on the beaches of San Francisco, I decided I’d try fishing Thursday evening for just a couple of hours to see if I could feel that familiar tug again on...Full Story
Pigeon Point Rock Crab Fisheries Open
Crab boat, courtesy of CDFW
07/06/16 -- Following the lifting of a health advisory in the same area, the commercial and recreational rock crab fisheries are now open from Pigeon Point in San Mateo County south to the U.S. – Mexico border. The commercial and...Full Story
July 2 is Free Fishing Day in California
Man fishing in creek, by CDFW
06/30/16 -- Have you ever felt the excitement of catching a fish? This summer, angling novices can experience the thrill for free. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites all Californians to fish on July 2 and...Full Story
State offers $200,000 in Habitat Grants
Habitate enhancement, photo courtesy of CDFW
05/25/16 -- California’s Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR) is accepting grant proposals for projects that enhance wildlife habitat and environmental restoration. The funds come from OSPR’s Environmental Enhance... Full Story
CDFW: Dungeness, Rock Crab schedule
Crab in pot, photo courtesy of CDFW
 04/23/16 -- Commercial and recreational rock crab fisheries are open along the mainland coast south of 36° 58.72′ N Latitude at Sand Hill Bluff, Santa Cruz County (approximately 9 miles north of Santa Cruz Harbor entrance) to...Full Story
Nor Cal Kokanee Power Tournaments set By Gary Heffley
02/18/16 -- Dates for the popular series of Kokanee Power's Trout and Salmon Tournaments are set for 2016 with three of the events taking place in Northern California. Kokanee Power is one of the top organizations promoting not only the...Full Story
Brownie’s Choice
Art work by Isabella Langaman
By Don Webster
Disregard the story’s title. I don’t really have a “first” name. If I did, it would probably be something like Leviathan or Behemoth or maybe Lunker. Officially, I’m a trout. A brown trout. A giant, brown trout. Possibly the biggest, fattest...Full Story
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
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
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, myoutdoorbuddy.com
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. MyOutdoorBuddy.com
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, myoutdoorbuddy.com
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
Humboldt Bay: Busy port, excellent fishery
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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