Fishing Reports

Lake Del Valle, a scenic reservoir located 10 miles south of Livermore off Interstate 580 ...
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Del Valle Offers Most Diverse Fishery of Bay Area Lakes

$10,000 up for grabs? Who would have thought that fishing out of a kayak could ...

Kayakers Hit Clear Lake to Compete For $10K!

The fabled Sierra Nevada wind had come up early and now it was really blowing ...

Trout, Trout & More Trout!

Scenic Rucker Lake offers largemouth bass, green sunfish and brown bullhead catfish for bank and ...

Rucker and Fuller Lakes Offer Contrasting Sierra Nevada Fisheries

Ocean salmon fishing outside of the Golden Gate is still going strong, although not as ...

GGSA ‘Fish Like a Girl” Trip Produces Quality Chinook Salmon

I have always been an enthusiastic kokanee fisherman. I love fishing for the little silver ...

Journey to the Kokanee Fisherman’s Valhalla – Flaming Gorge!

The destination was French Meadows Reservoir and I had no idea what to expect. I’ve ...

Dog Day Trout Action From The Hobie Pro Angler 14!

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How To Articles

Most anglers start off their day by checking out weather reports or just looking outside; ...
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The Wind Is Your Friend!

Nothing is more exciting than a vicious top water strike and buzzbaits have a well-deserved ...

Tips for Better Buzzbait Success

Summer is kokanee time in Northern California and some of the best fishing is happening ...

Captain James Netzel Talks Kokanee Tactics

By Boyd Duckett Some people think that the summertime is not the best time to ...

Bassing When It Sizzles

Fall will be here soon and that means it’s nearly striper trolling time in the ...

Trolling For Mr. Linesides!

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Spotlight on Conservation

Scenic Rucker Lake offers largemouth bass, green sunfish and brown bullhead catfish for bank and boat anglers. Photo by DAN BACHER, Fish Sniffer Staff. I tossed out the Senko into the rocks near the dam as the sun began to set over the conifers of the Sierra Nevada skyline. Before the lure hit the bottom, I felt sudden pressure on the line, set the hook and a fat 14 inch largemouth leaped out of the water. I battled the scrapper right up to the shore, pulled the hook out and released it back into the water. Before it turned dark, I ...
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Ocean salmon fishing outside of the Golden Gate is still going strong, although not as consistent as it was a few weeks ago. The Golden Gate Salmon Association’s first-ever “Fish Like a Girl” all-women charter trip produced solid fishing on August 17 aboard the Salty Lady charter boat out of Sausalito. “The women drove from minutes to hundreds of miles away in hopes of catching the fish of a lifetime and for some, their first salmon,” said GGSA event coordinator Cat Kaiser. “Some of the ladies started the adventure alongside their family or friends and others came by themselves to ...
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Dick Pool, President of Water for Fish, discusses the deep relationship between salmon population collapses and decreased river flows on the San Joaquin River and its tributaries. Photo by Dan Bacher. One day before the State Water Resources Control Board’s hearing on increased flows for the San Joaquin River and its three tributaries was held in Sacramento on August 21, Jonas Minton, Senior Water Policy Advisory for the Planning and Conservation League, expressed exactly what is is at at stake in the board’s decision. ”The truth is the truth. Fish need water,” said Minton at a press conference held by a coalition of environmental organizations, Northern California ...
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SMUD and the CDFW have teamed up to stock 6,250 pounds of rainbow trout like these fish in Loon Lake this summer. Photo by SMUD, Sacramento. Loon Lake, situated in the Crystal Basin of El Dorado County, has been known in the angling community for decades as a pristine location for trollers and bank anglers to catch large numbers of holdover and planted rainbow trout. The conifer-lined alpine lake, silhouetted by the snow-graced peaks of the Crystal Range, is in my opinion the most beautiful of all of SMUD’s Crystal Basin lakes. Not only is Loon Lake scenic, but the ...
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