Fishing Reports

Fishing in my local area is in a transitional period right now (in other words: ...
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Kayak Mack Attack At Bucks Lake!

Lake Amador, located on Jackson Creek in the Mother Lode near Ione, lived up to ...

Lake Amador Delivers Big Rainbow and Lightning Trout

Every striper angler is excited by the prospect of catching a fish over 30 pounds, ...

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!

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Spotlight on Conservation

SACRAMENTO, CA — County Supervisors from the Delta Counties Coalition voiced their opposition to the construction of Governor Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels during the public comment period at the first board meeting of the Delta Conveyance Design and Construction Joint Powers Authority on Thursday, May 17 in Sacramento. Contra Costa County Supervisor Diane Burgis stated, “Some have called the WaterFix a diabolical plan, bold, and presumptuous.” “The Delta is a special and unique place. It is the largest estuary west of the Mississippi river and home to many historical legacy communities and towns, a thriving agricultural economy, diverse geography, and many natural resources ...
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Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi's Assembly Bill 1775 and Senator Hannah Beth Jackson’s Senate Bill 834, bills to protect the California coast from new federal offshore drilling leases, passed out of their respective Appropriations Committees today after being referred to the suspense file in April. The Assembly and Senate committees both held hearings today on bills that were referred to the suspense file. The two bills will now be eligible for floor votes in the Assembly and Senate next week. “Woo hoo!” said Assemblymember Muratsuchi in a tweet. “My AB 1775 to fight Trump's offshore oil drilling plan passed Approps Committee! Onwards to floor vote! http://www.defendourcoast.com.” “California’s economy thrives because of our ...
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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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