Fishing Reports

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

Lake Del Valle, a scenic reservoir located 10 miles south of Livermore off Interstate 580 ...

Del Valle Offers Most Diverse Fishery of Bay Area Lakes

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How To Articles

Today’s average troller is obsessed with dodgers. I’d bet at any given lake on any ...
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Flashers for Trout and Salmon

Conventional wisdom dictates that when it comes to pulling black bass out of lakes and ...

Cranking And Ripping For Cold Water Bass

By Cal Kellogg Spinners and spoons will take river salmon wherever salmon are found from ...

Spinners And Spoons For River Kings

Everyone knows that wrapping Kwikfish and Flatfish with a sardine fillet makes these plugs absolutely ...

Making Sardine Wraps Even More Deadly With Pro-Cure

Courtesy of the Berkley Fishing Team Summer sped by, but autumn offers ample opportunities to ...

Top Bassers Weigh in On Best Fall Baits

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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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