Fishing Reports

By Mike McNeilly “You should have been here yesterday.” Every fisherman has heard that tired ...
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Big Run on the Klamath

By Dan Bacher Anglers are seeing greatly improved fishing in the stretch of the Sacramento ...

Salmon Fishing Shifts into High Gear on Sacramento from the Delta to the Capitol

by Mark Fong For many years I spent the entirety of my time on the ...

Farallon Rockfish, Lingcod Go On Big Bite

By Cal Kellogg My wife Gena loves to fish. With me fishing from a kayak ...

Almanor Adventure Produces Browns & Rainbows!

By Cartmen Saxe Cartmen Saxe of Guerneville, California caught a sturgeon estimated to be 10 ...

12 Year Old Catches Giant Sturgeon!

by Jack Naves For some folks, late summer and autumn kokanee fishing can be intimidating ...

Late Season Kokanee Tactics

With the first major redesign of the best-selling Mirage Outback in over a decade, Hobie ...

The Legendary Hobie Outback Gets Even Better In 2019!

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How To Articles

By Cal Kellogg As I sit here at my desk looking out the window, I’m ...
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Top Trout Destinations For This Fall & Winter

by Kevin Hofer, Kayak City Fishing Team When I bought my first kayak almost ten ...

Tactics for Catching Trout from a Kayak

By Cal Kellogg Some anglers like to troll quickly in the fall, hunting for large ...

Go Big, Go Fast… Or Go Big Go Slow!

Professional angler, David Walker Roughly twelve years prior to his top 5 finish at the ...

Dropshot Dominance: Your Guide To Dropping Plastics!

Today’s average troller is obsessed with dodgers. I’d bet at any given lake on any ...

Flashers for Trout and Salmon

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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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