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Bass fishing is a very popular sport but only a handful of anglers manage to catch the big ones.


 


Freshwater lakes provide important resources for people around the world, including water for human consumption, irrigation, and electricity generation, as well as fisheries that are a source of food and income for millions of people. Despite their immense social, cultural, and economic value, understanding of lake fisheries is very limited, particularly in Africa, Asia, and South America, where few data are available....
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Managing The Water Supply?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, DECEMBER 6, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

 How do we manage the water supply? One thing that is NOT considered is the population to water need! As the population grows our water supply stays stagnate. The state has not increased water storage in over 30 years that I know of, yet the population in the state has grown by almost 20 million or just about doubled. The...
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From Salmon to Steelhead: Transition Time for Coastal Rivers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, DECEMBER 2, 2021



With very little rain over the past couple weeks and the rivers on the drop, the end is in sight for the late, fall-run salmon season on the North Coast. The season has been somewhat of a disappointment to fishermen, as only a couple storms hit the coast and dropped enough rain to keep the Smith and Chetco up to...
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Whiskey is for Drinking Water is for fighting!
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, NOVEMBER 29, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and didn’t get too stuffed with turkey and pie. A wise man (Mark Twain) stated; Whiskey is for Drinking; Water is for fighting over. It appears that we are still fighting over the Trinity River Water after 67 years and many many Law suits. In my last column I wrote about the Fresno Judge...
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Trout are still biting all over the lake
by Collins Lake Staff, NOVEMBER 29, 2021
Collins Lake

Just in case you were worried that the trout had died down, check out the triple limit that Trevor, Joe & Shane nailed down from shore using PowerBait this Saturday: Proving that it’s not limited to the sweet pungent smell of garlic PowerBait, Sean Sadek & Raymond Fritz of Yuba City caught a double limit trolling Rapalas on the east side: There’s...
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Steller Season for Sport Dungeness Crabbers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, NOVEMBER 24, 2021



North Coast recreational Dungeness crabbers from Shelter Cove to Crescent City are enjoying one of the best seasons in recent memory. Since opening day, the crabs have been abundant and the meat content has been excellent. So good, in fact, that the commercial season has a solid chance of opening on time Dec. 1, barring any last-minute price disputes. Sport...
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