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Fish Lake Kids Fish Derby a reel success

By E. B. Duggan
06/29/15 -- Well the Fish Lake 41st “Kids Fish Derby” is in the record books. This years’ Derby went great, participation was down some from prior year’s but overall many great fish were registered. The one thing I saw this year is... Full Story

Trinity water temps challenge anglers

By E.B. Duggan, “D” Fishing Guide
06/22/15 -- I hope everyone had a great Father’s Day! I know I did.
Yeah we got fish and the Trinity water flows are almost to summer flows of 450cfs. The one problem is the water is not cooling down... Full Story

Trinity River steelhead anglers near Willow Creek

Trinity River Steelhead Anglers near Willow Creek
01/22/14 -- Above Willow Creek the Trinity River winds due north through the Hoopa Reservation where it meets the Klamath River at Weitchpec. Early morning is a good time to fly fish for wary steelhead. Check weather forecasts...Full Story

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Bass deeper and fewer at Lake Oroville

Oroville Waters by Craig Bentley
07/02/15 -- Lake Oroville king salmon bite continues to produce limits for trollers while the topwater bite for bass continues as water temperatures warm and some big channel catfish are on the bite! Afterbay largemouth bass provide... Full Story

Salmon finally start to show off Eureka

Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest
07/02/15 -- The salmon bite is finally showing signs of life out of Eureka, and just in time for the holiday weekend. Kings started hitting the decks consistently on Sunday for the boats fishing south of Eureka on the edge of... Full Story

Can Predator Control Help Native Fishes?

By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
06/30/15 -- Even introduced, non-native fishes get their day on Capitol Hill. On June 3, the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriation Act that requires consideration of predator...Full Story

Farm pond, oh farm pond. Where art thou?

Article and photos by Bill Adelman
06/29/15 -- The thrill of victory doesn’t end with downhill skiing. In many cases, it ends with a farmer giving you permission to fish a private farm pond. When I relocated to farming country in 1959, it didn’t take long for the mystique of farm... Full Story

Fish deep for ocean coho and Chinook

On Oregon Waters by Larry Ellis
06/27/15 -- Today, June 27, anglers north of the Oregon-California border may begin keeping up to two hatchery coho a day as part of their 2-salmon daily bag limit. As of late, Chinook salmon have been somewhat scarce...Full Story

Drought prompts transfer of hatchery fish

06/25/15 -- With a fourth year of extreme drought conditions reducing the cold water supply available, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is moving fish out of the American River and Nimbus hatcheries for... Full Story

Lake Oroville has kings, bass & catfish

Oroville Waters by Craig Bentley
06/25/15 -- Lake Oroville king salmon bite produces limits for trollers while the topwater bite for bass continues as water temperatures remain constant and channel catfish are on the bite! Afterbay largemouth bass provide good... Full Story

ODFW offers Summer Workshops

06/24/15 -- School’s out and maybe you're wondering how to fill those lazy summer days. Why not take yourself and/or your family fishing? Let ODFW show you how to get started with the new video series “How to fish for trout in... Full Story

Early morning bite best at Eagle Lake

By Val Aubrey, EagleLakeFishing.net
06/23/15 -- Fishing the last few days has been tough for a couple hours after the early bite goes off around a.m. Sometimes when the bite goes off in one area, it may come on in another. But, I always go back to where I left... Full Story

F&GC emergency fishery closures loom

06/23/15 -- The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted emergency regulations that grant the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) authority to temporarily close fisheries experiencing degraded... Full Story

Hog Hunt Bass

By John Higley
06/22/15 -- The other day, with an about-to-expire pig tag in my pocket, I went to a friend’s pond in the foothills near Whitmore where some hogs hang out occasionally. I saw pigs in the morning there a week ago, when I didn’t have a... Full Story

Finding Fish from Discarded DNA

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

Fishermen enjoy Burney Falls area

Article and photos by Alex Colvin
06/19/15 -- Shawn Lewis at Burney Sporting Goods says that fishing on Lake Britton, on the Pit River below Lake Britton Dam, and in Burney Falls State Park is fair to good. Regulations vary, so be sure to have a copy of... Full Story

Mt. Shasta Kid’s Fishing Days canceled

By Gary Heffley
06/17/15 -- Free Kid’s Fishing Days scheduled at the Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery for July 11 and August 1 have been canceled by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. The cancellations are due to the hatchery trout being... Full Story

Domoic acid levels too high for razors

06/17/15 -- With concentrations of domoic acid reaching levels not seen since 1998, ODFW shellfish biologists see no possibility that razor clamming on Oregon’s most popular beaches will re-open before the annual conservation... Full Story

The Problem of Predation

By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
06/16/15 -- Once set free in a new environment, non-native piscivores, or animals that eat fish, can wreak havoc on native fish populations. In the Colorado River Basin, such non-native piscivores are driving the Utah...Full Story

Dunsmuir continues trophy trout program

06/15/15 -- Anyone can catch a trophy trout in Dunsmuir, California, this summer. Is that what you want to do on your vacation? There are many reasons you can do that in Dunsmuir. Plentiful water, easy access and... Full Story

Shifting Waters: Warmer Ocean, less food

By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
06/08/15 -- On World Oceans Day today, we're reflecting on the news that the California Current Ecosystem is changing. In this important marine environment off the West Coast, wind and water combine to fuel the production of... Full Story

Favorite 10 Trout Lures

By Gary Heffley
06/02/15 -- Everyone has their favorites list, a post Letterman’s Top 10 list, a ‘best of’ list… if for no other reason, to get a discussion going or perhaps, an outright argument! I thought I would list my favorite 10 trout lures. These are...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

Pacific halibut 2015 regulations in effect

05/01/15 -- The recreational Pacific halibut fishery will open May 1 for the 2015 season. This year the fishery will be held to a federally established quota of 25,220 pounds. The season dates will be May 1-15, June 1-15, July 1-15, Aug. 1-15... Full Story

Agencies halt commercial sardine fishing

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

F&GC closes Sac River in Redding

04/18/15 -- Recommendations by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) to provide dual areas of protection to Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon were approved by the state Fish and Game Commission on April 17... Full Story

OR DFW seeks help with stocking program

04/16/15 -- This year the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to stock 11,000 rainbow trout (including 3,000 of trophy size) in popular Lake of the Woods, and the agency would like anglers help in figuring out what...Full Story

Perch Fishing with Grandpa

By Bill Adelman
04/15/15 -- Way, way back in the day, while experiencing my first panfish outings with my grandfather, he taught us, my cousin and I, ages 9, a secret system. Remember the pre-tied 6 pack of Eagle Claw bait hooks? The leader portion was... Full Story

Fishing the Klamath below JC Boyle Dam

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

Mt. Shasta free kids fishing days set

By, Gary Heffley
02/14/15 -- Three of my favorite days of the year are spent at the Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery volunteering at the California Department of Wildlife’s Free Kids Fishing Days. Monty Currier of the CDFW has announced that the free...Full Story

The Mystery of the Middle Fork, Part IV

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A primer on fishing Lake Shasta

By Gary Heffley
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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