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CA Delta Fishing Report by Randy Walker
by FISHBIO, NOVEMBER 14, 2020
Sacramento Delta

Air Temp: 45-61 Water Temp: 54.6  Water Clarity: 4ft  Tide: Low Out to In Today I was able to grab a work buddy and hit the Delta. We got on the water about 9am with a low outgoing tide out of B&W Resort. I fired up the Suzuki and made a short run and started fishing… Started off with a chatterbait and caught one...
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Storms downgraded – Smith and Chetco openers in doubt
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 12, 2020



What was once a promising looking week of rain has taken a dramatic turn towards dry. Both the Smith and Chetco were expected to receive substantial rises on Saturday, which would have potentially opened both to fishing. As of Thursday morning, those predictions did an about face. Storms that had their sights set on the North Coast are now trending...
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More Rain Coming
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 8, 2020

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The rain for last week was not as predicted, not even close. What little rain we did get was not enough to start any kind of large steelhead movement. The barometric pressure drop did help to start some movement in the upper river as fly fishing for steelhead started to get good but not great yet. The rain that was...
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Rough Seas Predicted for Saturday’s Sport Crab Opener
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 5, 2020



The always-popular recreational Dungeness crab season is expected to open statewide this Saturday, Nov. 7. The season’s first traps can legally be deployed at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday morning. Anglers, weather permitting, will get their first peek into the number of crabs on the sea floor as the quality and domoic acid testing has already begun. The early round of...
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For juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) migrating through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, hungry non-native predatory species pose a threat to their survival. However, disentangling the effect of predation from other threats to salmon survival is exceedingly difficult. Predation is often studied either in an unnatural laboratory setting where scientists have total control over the environment, or in a natural system where...
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Winter Type Weather is Coming
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 1, 2020

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

There is very little to no smoke from the fires now. Highway 96 in the Happy Camp area is open on a limited basis so please be careful. All areas above I-5 on the Klamath is clear with no fire danger at the present, that goes for just below I-5 on Hiway 96 down to Seiad Valley. Most all of...
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