Fishing Reports

Big rainbow trout went on the bite at Norcal Trout Anglers Challenge (NTAC) event at ...
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5.87 Lb. Rainbow Tops Catches at NTAC Collins Lake Event

My wife Gena has caught a lot of big fish, including 100 pound tuna, 30 ...

Looking For One Big Trout…!

By Marisa Escareno I rolled up to the boat launch at 6:30 in the morning ...

NorCal Female Fish Slayers Bag Sturgeon Limits!

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Rancho Seco Reservoir, a scenic 160-acre year-round recreational facility nestled ...

SMUD Rancho Seco Derby Delivers Lots of Large Rainbows

  Steve Griffin of Marina won the grand master trophy in the fourteenth annual Sand ...

Sand Crab Classic Perch Derby Draws 300 Participants

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Spotlight on Conservation

Fred Myer, the California Department of Fish and Game fishery biologist for many years on the American River, used to say that steelhead often do well in years that salmon don’t and vice versa. That was definitely the case when the Coleman National Fish Hatchery saw a record high steelhead run and record low fall Chinook salmon run in the fall of 2017. Coleman Fish Hatchery staff released a total of 5,000 steelhead kelts in late March into the Sacramento River at the Bend Bridge boat ramp over a three-day period.  The fish released into the river were those that ...
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife on April 17 announced the recreational salmon seasons for 2018, noting that it appears to be "a mixture of good news and bad for California anglers." "Klamath River fall run Chinook are likely to be one of the better fishing opportunities due to higher returns that will support both ocean and inland salmon seasons," according to the CDFW. "But returns for Sacramento River fall run Chinook – the main stock of salmon supporting California’s ocean and Central Valley river fisheries – have been low for the third consecutive year, pushing them into 'overfished' ...
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Governor Jerry Brown described the vote by the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California Board of Directors on April 10 to support the Delta Tunnels as “a historic decision that is good for California – our people, our farms and our natural environment.” Assemblymember Jim Frazier (D-Discovery Bay) strongly disagrees with Brown’s assessment of the vote as “a historic decision,” instead issuing a statement pointing out how MWD’s “dishonesty” threatens to destroy the Delta: “Californians deserve comprehensive 21st century water management solutions in light of climate change and more frequent and devastating droughts, not a decades old plan that creates no benefit and picks ...
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On April 12, the California Fish and Game Commission at a teleconference meeting approved full recreational fishing seasons on the Klamath/Trinity and Sacramento River systems, but the bag limit on the Sacramento has been reduced from two to one fish. In contrast with last fall when recreational salmon fishing was closed on the Klamath and Trinity rivers due to the low number of project fall-run Chinooks projected to return, the Commission approved a season of August 15 to December 31 on the Klamath River and September 1 to December 31 on the Trinity River. The Klamath Basin quota this season is 3,409 fish ...
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