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Spit fishery; critical dry year are double whammy

By E. B. Duggan, “D” Guide of Willow Creek
04/13/14 -- Well the PFMC meeting in Vancouver is over and the verdicts are in. We'll have fewer fish and thanks to the lack of rainfall, a lot less water. Ocean Sport fishing for the Eureka to the CA/OR Border will start...Full Story

Seasons and limits for ocean & in-river fishing due soon

By E. B. Duggan, “D” Guide of Willow Creek
04/07/14 -- The meeting held in Crescent City was the same type of meeting held in Eureka. As of this date, sorry I do not have any official information. The purpose of the meeting was to try and get ideas and input...Full Story

Upcoming meetings grabbing attention

By E.B. Duggan, “D” Fishing Guide
03/30/14 -- There is going to be another CDFW meeting in Eureka on Thursday to review the Klamath River Salmon Fishing Regulations. I did not receive the location or time so you will have to call Wade Sinnen at 707-822-511... Full Story

Contact CA F&G Commission: Support Option 1!

By E.B. Duggan, “D” Fishing Guide
The PFMC Option #1 looks like our best bet for In-River Sport Fishing quotas for this coming season so I would recommend that you email the PFMC that you would vote for Option #1 as the In-River choice. The PFMC...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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Shelter Cove still kicking out nice kings

By Frank Galusha
04/1614 -- Not everyone was catching salmon near the Whistle Buoy off Shelter Cove on Sunday but one boat was able to take three nice limits including a 38-inch 25-lb. king taken by Andrea, according to a post by...Full Story

16.6 in. redtail wins Perch'n on Peninsula

By Frannk Galusha
04/16/14 -- Tyler Vaughn took top honors Saturday at the Samoa Peninsula Fire District's 5th Annual Perch'n on the Peninsula Surfperch Fishing Tournament. The tourney and accompanying Fish Fry Fundraiser at the...Full Story

Huge savings available on fishing sunglasses

04/16/14 – MyOutdoorBuddy sponsor, HaberVision, creators of a wide range of excellent quality, reasonably priced polarized fishing sunglasses is holding a Tax Relief Sale on their Corelex Combo Collection through Sunday April 20th!...Full Story

Trinity bass moving onto beds

By Gary Heffley
04/16/14—One thing I wanted do yesterday instead of paying the Taxman was to head up to Trinity Lake where the bass fishing has been outstanding. If Uncle Sam is happy now, perhaps I will. With warming water temperatures...Full Story

Striper bite between Meridian & Grimes

By Frank Galusha
04/15/14 -- Daniel Vaca, who currently holds the title of gun department manager at Kittles Outdoor in Colusa, also knows his fishing stuff so if you want to know what's up, ask him or his co-worker, Marco Pedraza. Give them a... Full Story

Annual Trout Fest splashes into 2014

04/15/14 -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites all to Trout Fest, Central California’s annual celebration of one of the state’s most popular fish. Regardless if you are a beginner, novice or experienced... Full Story

Lake Oroville bass fishing off the hook

By Chuck Giles
04/14/14 -- Reports are coming in daily at Fins, Fur and Feather Sports (FFF) that bass fishing on Lake Oroville is off the hook. This is the time of year when everyone can become a competent bass angler, particularly... Full Story

New: 4-ocean-caught salmon in possession!

By Frank Galusha
04/12/14 – For years anglers who have fished for ocean salmon have complained about the 2-fish possession limit imposed on them by the California Department of Fish Wildlife. The restriction has discouraged anglers who...Full Story

What are Top Ten Boat Names?

04/11/14 -- If a car’s vanity license plate can tell you a lot about the person behind the wheel, what can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS)...Full Story

14 lb. king salmon landed at Trinity Lake

By Frank Galusha
04/11/14 -- Monty Currier at the DFW office in Redding passed along great news about the fishing at Trinity lake this morning with a report stating another huge land-locked king salmon had been taken from the lake on April 7...Full Story

Free fishing day for kids at Paradise Lake

04/10/14 -- Hundreds of little anglers will get an introduction to one of the area’s best outdoor activities—fishing!—at the annual Kids Fishing Day, slated for Saturday, April 19 at Paradise Lake. This popular annual... Full Story

Confirmed: Salmon season opens May 10

Fishing the North Coast by Kenny Priest
04/09/14 -- The Pacific Fishery Management Council has adopted an ocean recreational salmon season for Humboldt and Del Norte Counties. According to reports, the California KMZ zone, which runs from the...Full Story

GGSA asks: 'Turn off the Pumps'

04/08/14 -- The Golden Gate Salmon Assocation has written on Open Email Letter to the Secretary of Commerce in the Obama Administration, Penny Pritzker, asking the Secretary to turn off the pumps in the Delta...Full Story

Shasta returns to spring patterns

By Gary Heffley
04/08/14 -- [Updated 04/11] With the recent flurry of much needed albeit not enough rainfall having passed, warm spring weather is forecasted into this week. That means that besides my allergies exploding that fishing should be exploding... Full Story

Grace Lake trout for the catching

Article and photo by Mike Mogler
04/08/14 -- Out of curiosity I decided to take a look at Grace Lake just south of Shingletown yesterday for the upcoming trout season opener. Of course most lakes are open all year for fishing with most streams...Full Story

315 participate in Collin's Lake Derby

Article and photos by Kathy Hess, Lake Reporter
04/07/14 -- Fish Sniffer Derby at Collins Lake was a huge success, with 315 participants this year including lots of kids! The weather and the fishing were both accomodating as well and the majority of the trout weighed... Full Story

CA KMZ salmon season to open May 10

By Frank Galusha
04/07/14 -- Fishing for Chinook salmon the North Coast, the so-called CA Klamath Management Zone, which includes the area from the Oregon Border to Shelter Cove, will likely open on May 10 and close on September 7th...Full Story

Nellie is back on the air off the Lost Coast

By Frank Galusha
04/07/14 -- "Nellie -- The Coast Watcher" who lives in Shelter Cove and is actually blind, has been a buddy to the entire fishing fleet and all other craft off the Lost Coast for many years. Last month her radio went silent, which...Full Story

Video: Why boaters don’t like ethanol

By Frank Galusha
04/04/14 -- Fishing buddies, take my word for it, don’t burn ethanol-laden fuel in your outboard engines if you don’t want to ruin them or even place yourself in danger if your engine fails to run properly especially...Full Story

A day for kids on Paradise Lake

Article and photo by Chuck Giles
03/30/14 -- The sixteenth annual Kids Fishing Day hosted by Paradise Irrigation District (PID) will be held Saturday, April 19 at Paradise Lake. This popular event is open to kids ages 3-15. The day kicks off at 6:00 a.m. and finishes...Full Story

Quality Time

By John Higley
03/29/14 -- In quiet moments my mind often wanders back to the days when my kids were growing up. That was long before my oldest son, Mark, became a grandfather, my second son, Mike, raised two fine daughters... Full Story

Cormorant hazing to protect young fish

03/27/14 -- Hazing of double-crested cormorants is set to begin soon in several areas along the Oregon coast in an attempt to improve survival of juvenile salmon and steelhead as they migrate from inland waters to... Full Story

Shipping salmon back to the sea

Article and photos by Frank Galusha
03/25/14 – Two tanker trucks each loaded with approximately 130,000 3-inch long young salmon left Coleman National Fish Hatchery at 6 a.m. today on the first leg of their trip to the sea. Unlike their ancestors who were released...Full Story

Trucking of 30.4M salmon has begun

03/24/14 -- Coleman National Fish Hatchery on Battle Creek has begun a process that could result in approximately 12 million Chinook salmon smolts being trucked and released, carrying out details of a special...Full Story

Tasty Morsels of Mollusk Goodness

By Steven T. Callan
03/23/14 -- Not so long ago, five species of abalone were commonly taken in California by sport and commercial divers: pink (Haliotis corrugata), green (Haliotis fulgens), red (Haliotis rufescens), black (Haliotis cracherodii), and white... Full Story

North Coast Spring Groundfish Report

By Tom Marking, GAP and CA Sports Representative
03/22/14 -- The 2014 fishing season is upon us and shore anglers and divers are already busy searching for fish when the weather and waves allow. Spring can be very productive for shore anglers for rockfish, cabezon...Full Story

BoatUS: Make a fishing line recycling bin

03/19/14 -- Reel in and Recycle! Anglers anticipating the spring bite can make a difference with improving fish habitat this upcoming season by building a fishing line recycling bin with some help from the BoatUS Found... Full Story

Interview with The Reel Tech

By Lucas Holmgren, Fishing Addicts Northwest
03/19/14 -- Today I’d like to introduce a company that excels in quality, customer service and prompt, professional service. Fishing Addicts has worked with The Reel Tech a few times to get standard maintenance work...Full Story

PFMC 2014 salmon season options

03/19/14 -- [PFMC Release] Late last week the Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted three public review options for the 2014 salmon season off the West Coast of the United States. The Council will... Full Story

2013 Great; 2014 promising for FR Chinook

By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
03/17/14 -- [Posted with permission of FISHBIO.com] Fishermen are known for being superstitious. Bringing a banana on board or carrying your fishing pole through the house before going fishing are both... Full Story

Beware of claims for oil spill products

03/13/14 -- Some oil spill products prove to be ineffective and toxic in tests performed by the BoatUS Foundation and Duke University. BoatUS says roughly nine out of every ten recreational boats in the US has an engine that uses oil and... Full Story

GGSA call for baby salmon trucking paid off

03/11/14 -- California’s largest salmon hatchery may end up trucking its production this year to the Delta or San Francisco Bay for release due to the extreme drought conditions. Ordinarily the Coleman National Fish... Full Story

18.4M Sac smolts may be trucked to Delta

By Frank Galusha
03/10/14 -- Up to 18.4 million Sacramento fall-run Chinook smolts will be evaluated for potential trucking during April, May and June, according to a temporary contingency plan agreed upon today by State/Federal agencies...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

PG&E to increase flows on Pit River

03/05/14 -- Recreationists are being advised to use extra caution during increased flows below Lake Britton from March 16 to May 9. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) will increase flows on the Pit... Full Story

First Light

Article by Matt Goldsworthy
03/04/14 -- Reprinted with permission of HASA (Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers) – Light is one of the most important factors to consider when fishing deep water. Over the years while fishing for Pacific halibut, we have always... 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

Kids Fishing Days coming to North State

03/02/14 -- Monty Currier, Environmental Scientist with the CA DFW in Redding, is prepared to have Grace and perhaps Nora Lakes in Shingletown as well as Kilarc Reservoir above Whitmore well stocked for... Full Story

Should boaters buy an extended warranty?

02/16/134 -- Boat engines have improved in quality and reliability over the years. Backing that up are recent surveys from J.D. Power, reporting a steady decrease in the number of reported problems in marine engines. So is buying an...Full Story

Kokanee Power 2014 Event Schedule

By Gary Heffley
02/15/14 -- Kokanee Power, a great organization involved with education, research, support and promotion of the fantastic Kokanee and Inland Chinook fisheries in the state has posted their 2014 calendar of tournaments and... 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

Oregon angler tags could win prizes

02/12/14 -- Oregon anglers who turn in their 2013 combined angling tag and/or hatchery harvest tag before May 16, 2014 could win one of over 100 outdoor products or gift cards from Bi-Mart. ODFW is sponsoring the promotion...Full Story

New Bait Buttons target big fish

By Gary Heffley
02/10/14 -- It looks like the rains have finally arrived and with the flush of fresh water runoff hitting the delta and the complex of bays running out through the Golden Gate, sturgeon fishing should be on the definite upswing...Full Story

Fish Fry Lake: Cycling nutrients into fish

By Bruce Kania, Floating Islands International
02/06/14 -- [Abstract: The following article describes why cyanobacteria (a form of algae) and green algae (another form of algae) occur when they do. Their occurence very much relates to the nutrient ratio present in a waterway...Full Story

Mt. Shasta Kid’s Fishing Days start June 7

By Gary Heffley
02/05/14—The days are set for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife 2014 Kid’s Fishing Day at Mt. Shasta Fish Hatchery. This free annual event is one of my personal favorites and one that I make every effort...Full Story

Fish numbers in S.F. Bay Delta remain low

By Erin Loury, FISHBIO.com
02/03/15 -- February 2, World Wetlands Day, is a chance to raise awareness about the importance and value of wetlands. Unfortunately, the results from the 2013 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW... 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

Oregon’s Lost Creek Lake is open all winter

By Cindy Broadwater
01/11/14 – Many outdoor enthusiasts may not be aware that Lost Creek Lake, Marina & CafĂ© near Trail, Oregon is open year ‘round. Not only is it the best bet for winter fishing and boating, but it may be the only game in town at times...Full Story

Eagle Lake: 14 feet lower than her prime

Article and photos by Val Aubrey, EagleLakeFishing.net
01/07/14 -- Finally, the fishing season at Eagle Lake has ended  but the lake doesn’t stop being the lake just because we can’t fish her. She does her own thing this time of year. Ice comes and goes in the depths and some of it...Full Story

Salmon advocates offer bold rebuilding plan

Article and photo by Frank Galusha
01/02/14 -- Despite an incredibly good salmon sports fishing season off the coast of California last summer and an excellent return of nearly 100,000 fall-run fish to Battle Creek on the Sacramento River this fall...Full Story

Sturgeon tagging requirements changed

01/01/14 -- California sturgeon anglers will see a small change to sturgeon tags issued beginning today. Sturgeon anglers have been required to tag all retained legal sized sturgeon for many years. In the past, the date, location and length... Full Story

Bechhold Bait Holder is fish-catching marvel

By Larry Ellis
12/23/13 -- Hello, my name is Larry Ellis, and I have enjoyed the life of being a writer/photographer for numerous outdoors magazines for over a decade. I am truly living the dream. I began writing for Oregon Fishing & Hunting News...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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