Fishing Reports

Every striper angler is excited by the prospect of catching a fish over 30 pounds, ...
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Angler Hooks and Releases Giant 57.10 Lb. Striper on Sacramento River

The first time I ever fished the San Joaquin River was in its pristine Middle ...

The San Joaquin River: From the High Sierra to the Delta

I was using the “hybrid leadcore outfit” I’ve written so much about in the pages ...

Kayak Attack Rainbows At Collins Lake!

No fish gets me more excited than steelhead, whether I catch these often-elusive fish on a ...

Thousands of Steelhead Planted In Thermalito Afterbay

Big rainbow trout went on the bite at Norcal Trout Anglers Challenge (NTAC) event at ...

5.87 Lb. Rainbow Tops Catches at NTAC Collins Lake Event

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Spotlight on Conservation

After passing the Senate Natural Resources Committee on a 6 to 2 vote on April 16, legislation authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to block the Trump Administration from expanding federal oil drilling in new leases off the California coast was referred to the suspense file of the powerful Appropriations Committee on April 30. Jackson this January reintroduced Senate Bill 834, jointly authored by Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), after Big Oil pumped millions of dollars of lobbying money into the campaign to defeat the measure and other legislation last year. Many bills in the Appropriations Committee are placed on the suspense file to be ...
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A rider included in the draft House FY 19 Interior Appropriations bill would exempt CA WaterFix from judicial review, including preempting state law to preclude litigation under state laws. This dangerous precedent would prevent anyone with standing from suing the Delta Tunnels project. To read the draft bill, click here. The rider states: “SEC. 437. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Final Environmental Impact Report/Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Bay Delta Conservation Plan/California Water Fix (81 Fed. Reg. 96485 (Dec. 30, 2016)) and any resulting agency decision, record of decision, or similar determination shall hereafter not be subject to ...
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In a memo released today, California Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth outlined “organizational adjustments” prompted by the latest developments in Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project, also known as the California WaterFix. In the memo, she proclaimed, “Final permitting for WaterFix is on the horizon and implementation is imminent,” apparently assuming that the State Water Resources Control Board will approve the petition by DWR and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to change the points of diversion of the State Water Project and Central Valley Project in order to construct the Delta Tunnels. So is she saying that the approval ...
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On the eve of tomorrow’s vote on the Delta Tunnels by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, two groups today accused the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California’s Board of Directors of “blatantly violating” the Brown Act, the state’s landmark open government law, by “making decisions behind closed doors” before a public vote on the multi-billion dollar tunnels project. In a letter, Food & Water Watch and The First Amendment Coalition called on the Metropolitan Water District to “formally withdraw” its commitment to finance the tunnels, or risk a lawsuit to nullify the vote. MWD is one of the key financial backers of ...
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