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Trinity River back to normal with good color

By E.B. Duggan, “D” Fishing Guide
10/26/14 -- Well the rains have finally come! The Trinity is looking more like its normal self after each rain and after each rain comes more fresh fish. I am not seeing lots of fishermen out fishing but I do see some of the locals as I...Full Story

Trinity spawning survey tracking 2013 results

Trinity River Salmon Redds & Carcass counts as of October 24, 2014
10/25/14 -- Charles Chamberlain, Supervisory Fish Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1655 Heindon Road in Arcata released results of the spawning survey of the Trinity River today showing results similar to those seen in 2013...Full Story

Effects of fires now clouding the Klamath

By E.B. Duggan, “D” Fishing Guide
10/17/14 -- Water flows for the Klamath & Trinity Rivers are dropping to winter levels. The Trinity will be back to 300cfs by Friday and the Klamath will be back to normal by weeks’ end. The rains are helping the Trinity but are starting...Full Story

Let's go fishing! First, throw your tackle boxes away

By E.B. Duggan, “D” Fishing Guide
10/12/14 -- I have a great idea, “Let’s all go fishing”, but first we have to throw our tackle boxes into the trash can. This would be the idea of DTSC (Calif. Dept. of Toxic Substance Control) had their new proposed rule...Full Story

October 18 proposed closings should be protested

By E.B. Duggan, “D” Fishing Guide
10/05/14 -- We started a new federal water year on the Klamath – Trinity River Watershed on October 1st. Most of the Trinity River area around Willow Creek is still showing some signs of dampness in the evenings...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

More Fishing News

Eureka charter boat offering crab trips

By Frank Galusha
10/31/14 -- Matt Dallam, skipper of the boat Fishy Business of Northwind Charters out of Eureka, is offering trips for Dungeness Crabs and now is the time to book a seat as it looks like the ocean is going to be very nice in the days ahead...Full Story

Poacher sentenced after sting operation

10/29/14 -- After almost a year of court procedures, the last of 18 abalone poachers arrested in a 2013 sting has been sentenced. All 18 suspects were found guilty or pled no contest to the charges...Full Story

Upper Klamath River is full of fishing firsts

By Scott Caldwell
10/28/14 --It was another epic day here on the Upper Klamath River east of I-5 and also an "Epic Day of Firsts" for angler Kevin Wall (of Ireland now a San Francisco resident) who anded his first salmon, his first steelhead...Full Story

CA Dungeness Crab season opens Nov. 1

10/28/14 -- California’s Dungeness crab sport fishery opens statewide this Saturday, Nov. 1. Every year at this time, recreational crab fishers eagerly set out in pursuit of these tasty crustaceans. Some set hoop nets and crab traps from...Full Story

New CDFW online Fishing Guide available

10/28/14 -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has launched an improved online Fishing Guide to help novice and experienced anglers plan successful fishing trips. The new guide is faster and provides detail...Full Story

Lake Oroville: Level down; bass bite up!

By Ron Gandolfi
10/27/14 -- This is the best fall bite I have seen on Lake Oroville. We all know the lake is low and it is down from the last newsletter. Now at about 240 feet below full pool, Lake Oroville has become a tremendous opportunity to catch...Full Story

Fish and Fukushima

By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
10/27/14 -- The largest-ever discharge of radionuclides into the ocean from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor meltdown in 2011 prompted many health concerns. However, as we described in our previous...Full Story

Late-Fall run to start on Sacramento River

In-River Fishing News by Dave Jacobs
10/27/14 -- It's that time of year to finally say goodbye to the Sacramento River Fall run of king salmon and hello to the new late Fall run king salmon. Many anglers may not know this, and I would say the name of this run...Full Story

OFDW: No early Chetco opening

On the Water by Larry Ellis
10/26/14 -- Friends, Brookingites, fishermen, lend me your ears. The National Weather Service is made up of honorable men.Their predictions came true last week when the Chetco River shot from 401 cubic feet per second...Full Story

What is a weir? When were they first used?

10/25/14 -- Did you know fishing weirs in several locations are used to capture and monitor adult salmon runs as they migrate upriver in the Klamath and Trinity Rivers. Placed across all or part of a river, weirs direct upstream swimming...Full Story

Trinity spawning survey tracks 2013 results

10/25/14 -- Charles Chamberlain, Supervisory Fish Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1655 Heindon Road in Arcata released results of the spawning survey of the Trinity River today showing results similar to those...Full Story

181 CA dams may need to increase flows

10/23/14 -- Using a new tool, UC Davis scientists say they can identify dams that most likely need to increase water flows in order to protect native fish downstream. The high-priority list includes 181 dams in California including...Full Story

Upper Klamath above I-5 reopens for kings

10/23/14 -- On Friday, Oct. 24, the Klamath River from the Interstate 5 bridge up to Iron Gate Hatchery reopens to the take of Chinook salmon over 22 inches. The Iron Gate Hatchery has met the 8,000 adult fish number needed for... Full Story

Capitol City Showdown showcases river bass

By Vince Harris
10/22/14 -- In the weeks prior to the 2014 Coors Light Future Pro Tour's final event of the season – the "Capitol City Showdown," there were “rumblings” from many that it was going to be difficult to catch fish -- let alone bring in a...Full Story

Eagle Lake: As good as it gets!

By Bryan Roccucci
10/21/14 -- [Updated 10/23 with photo] The last several weeks have seen some outstanding fishing at Eagle Lake. Most mornings have us releasing quite a few fish and keeping the cream of the crop for the limits...Full Story

Swimming in a radioactive sea

By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
10/21/14 -- More than three and a half years have passed since a tsunami severely damaged Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactors in March 2011, but some concern and confusion still persist... Full Story

Red hot day on Upper Klamath

By Scott Caldwell
10/20/14 -- [Updated 10/23] Team Burkus put on a Salmon show yesterday hooking up so many times we lost count. Rods bent all day -- a double hook up for Margi and Miles and Joe still counting his salmon as the biggest ever... Full Story

Bass go wild at Berryessa

By Sid Silberberg
10/20/14 -- Friday, I went out with Bob, and boy what a great time we had! At first we were catching small bass but it was a lot of fun. Almost every cast brought a fish in. We were using P & K lures and they were great...Full Story

Pyramid Lake producing large cutthroats

By Mike Mogler 
10/19/14 -- Crosby Lodge located in Sutcliffe NV. reports great fishing for large Lahontan Cutts. Since the opener on October 1, 2014, anglers targeting these large cutthroat trout that inhabit Pyramid Lake have had great success...Full Story

Best bets for Southern Oregon fishing

By Jason Haley
10/16/14 -- After a long, dry summer, drought has taken its toll on Southern Oregon fishing destinations. Popular spots like Hyatt Lake, Howard Prairie and Emigrant are essentially puddles. I exaggerate, of course,...Full Story

Lewiston Lake on fire for trout anglers

By Gary Heffley
10/15/14 -- While most North State anglers are enjoying the very good salmon fishing on the Sacramento River, one of Northern California’s gems is getting little attention. Lewiston Lake, which is one of my...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

Atlantic salmon can take the heat

By Erin Laury, FISHBIO
10/12/14 -- As global temperatures continue to rise, and the Pacific Coast endures its third consecutive year of record drought, discussions of how warming temperatures and low water levels will affect fish are... Full Story

Crunch time for halibut

By Tom Marking, CA Sports Representative to the PFMC 
10/03/14 -- Bottom line, California is about to be taken to the woodshed by the PFMC for eating too many halibut cookies, again! From their perspective we have been errant children who need to be disciplined...Full Story

Data-poor model threatens rockfish seasons

By Tom Marking
09/24/14 -- The Pacific States have over 100+ species of fish, about 50+ of which have Commercial and Recreational interest. These include flatfish, roundfish , bottomfish, pelagics, migratory species and forage fish...Full Story

Aftermath: Eiler Fire

Article and photos by John Higley
09/23/14 -- It had to happen someday. On my many visits to the Thousand Lakes Wilderness on the Lassen National Forest, I always thought of how much fuel there was should a fire ever start there. The trails were...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

The Myths and Realities of El Niño

By Jan Null, Certified Consulting Meteorologist
06/01/14 -- [Posted with permission of the author and Golden Gate Weather Services] The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) continues their El Niño Watch for the possible return of El Niño later this summer or fall...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

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

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

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 & Café 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

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

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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