Fishing Reports

Simmeul Reed and Billy Smith had fun fishing for catfish at Howe Community Park on Free Fishing Day.
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s “Fishing in the City” program, now in its ...
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 Joe Ferreira Retires After 24 Years With Fishing In The City  

Kristen and Dave loaded up on striped bass while fishing the Cal Kellogg School of Fishing event aboard the California Dawn.
The adrenaline seemed to sizzle in my brain. It was the kind of excitement that ...

South Tower Mayhem!

Fish Sniffer Field Editor Mike McNeilly pulled these dandy rainbows out of Lake Davis during a recent outing.
I used to really love fishing Davis Lake. It’s close to my home in Reno ...

Davis Lake Rises From the Ashes

Russ Cipriani, Lucy Cipriani and Griffin Cipriani of Novato proudly display their limits of kokanee taken on a trolling adventure with Captain James Netzel.
Stampede Reservoir, situated on the Little Truckee River northeast of the city of Truckee on ...

Stampede Is Full And The Kokanee Are Biting

Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service has been putting his clients on some fantastic Almanor trout this June. This impressive brown was fooled with a threaded worm.
Bryan, Larry, Anthony, Gene and I had endured hours of cold, wind and nasty chop, ...

Lake Almanor: Catch And Release The Hard Way!

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Spotlight on Conservation

Jerry Brown
My long series of articles investigating the power of Big Oil in California, including my recent coverage of legislation brokered by Governor Jerry Brown to extend California’s cap-and-trade program past 2020, began at the Annual Legislative Fisheries Forum at the State Capitol in March of 2009. As I listened to testimony from the public about the controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative to create “marine protected areas” in California, my ears perked up when John Lewallen, an author, longtime North Coast environmental leader and seaweed harvester, complained that an oil industry lobbyist, was strategically placed on the panel overseeing the creation of marine ...
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Photo: Paul Souza, Pacific Southwest Regional Director for US FWS. Photo courtesy of NOAA Fisheries.
As I predicted on election night, the President Donald Trump and Governor Jerry Brown administrations have apparently made a deal to fast-track Brown’s legacy project, the Delta Tunnels, considered by opponents to be the most environmentally destructive public works project in California history. The Trump administration on June 26 released a no-jeopardy finding on the biological assessment to build the tunnels, claiming that the California WaterFix will not jeopardize threatened or endangered species or adversely modify their critical habitat, drawing harsh criticism from independent scientists, fishing groups, conservation organizations and other Delta advocates. The biological opinion is available here: www.fws.gov/... On ...
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Barbara at DSC
In spite of massive opposition by fishermen, family farmers, environmentalists and Delta residents who packed a room in the Holiday Inn in Sacramento on June 22, the Delta Stewardship Council endorsed controversial conveyance and storage amendmentsto the Delta Plan that that project opponents say will hasten the approval of the California WaterFix. Only one member of the Council, Solano County Supervisor Skip Thomson, voted against the amendment that promotes “dual conveyance,” a euphemism for the Delta Tunnels Plan, as the preferred conveyance option. He cited voting for the amendments, in the face of broad opposition, as an example of the ...
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Governor Brown and Special Envoy on Climate Photo credit: Aaron Berkovich.  Zhenhua.
Responding to President Donald Trump’s decision on June 1 to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, California Governor Jerry Brown immediately issued a bluntly worded statement condemning the decision. “Donald Trump has absolutely chosen the wrong course," said Brown. "He’s wrong on the facts. America’s economy is boosted by following the Paris Agreement. He’s wrong on the science. Totally wrong. California will resist this misguided and insane course of action. Trump is AWOL but California is on the field, ready for battle.” As usual, Brown's statement and ensuing interviews were greeted by mostly fawning, uncritical coverage by the national and ...
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