Fishing Reports

Bank fishing is also superb for the lake’s feisty rainbows, as this woman can attest.
Spicer Reservoir, located on the North Fork of the Stanislaus River, is unique among Central ...
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The Magical Trout Of Spicer Reservoir

Jacob Ward caught his first lingcod of his young fishing career while fishing aboard the Sea Wolf.
On July 9th, a group of Cub Scouts from Fair Oaks Pack 215 boarded the ...

Cub Scouts Conquer the Farallon Islands

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Fishing in my local area is in a transitional period right now (in other words: ...

Kayak Mack Attack At Bucks Lake!

Lacy Fithian hooked up the first lingcod of the trip, a fish in the mid teens, while using a live anchovy on a shrimp fly rig off the Marin County Coast.
The Marin County Coast north of the Golden Gate Bridge is a much different world ...

Battling The Marin County Coast’s Feisty Lingcod And Rockfish With The CSBA

This monster 10 lb. vermilion rockfish was the second biggest fish caught during the July 14 trip aboard the Happy Hooker, earning an Abu Garcia round baitcaster for the angler that caught it.
I felt a little funny. A twinge of dizziness perhaps, but I didn’t think much ...

Happy Hooker Cal Kellogg School Of Fishing Event Produces 55 Lingcod & More!

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Spotlight on Conservation

Photo of Ron LeValley, convicted embezzler and co-chair of the MLPA Initiative "Science" Advisory Team for the North Coast, by Dave Gurney.
In a big victory for fishing groups who were mobilizing for a huge turn out of anglers at the California Fish and Game Commission meeting in Folsom on Thursday, August 25, Stewart Resnick's Coalition for a Sustainable Delta Astroturf group and their water contractor allies have withdrawn their petition to increase bag limits and reduce size limits for striped bass and black bass in the San Francisco Bay-Delta. According to a notice on the meeting posted on the Commission's website today, "Please note: The petition number 2016-011 (striped and black bass) has been withdrawn by the petitioners. As a result ...
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The Klamath River below Iron Gate Dam. Photo by Dan Bacher.
The Klamath River salmon fishery, an integral part of the culture, religion and livelihoods of the Yurok, Hoopa Valley and Karuk Tribes of Northern California, is going through some tough times this year. Because of the record-low run of fall-run Chinook salmon projected by federal fishery managers earlier this year, the Yurok Tribe, the largest Indian Tribe in California, held its Klamath Salmon Festival this August without serving traditionally-cooked salmon to the public as it has done for 54 years. Then on August 19, the Tribe announced that Yurok Fisheries crews conducting routine fish disease monitoring have found that salmon ...
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Photo of American River below Nimbus Fish Hatchery. The spot where this angler is standing is under water now. Photo by Dan Bacher.
(Sacramento) As normally happens every year, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation will reduce releases from Nimbus Dam just before the fall-run Chinook salmon begin to move into the lower American River. The flows will be ramped down from 3,250 cfs on Friday, August 19, to 2,000 cubic feet per second (cfs) on August 21. The reason? “Storage conservation,” said Randi Field, Reclamation spokesperson. The reduction in releases comes after Reclamation has all summer released high flows up 5,000 cfs for export from the Delta by San Joaquin corporate agribusiness interests and Southern California water agencies. As the Bureau continues to ...
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California legislators want to know if California fish hatcheries are going broke. Below is the press release about this issue from the California Sportfishing League: August 15, 2016 (Sacramento, CA): Late last week, 14 bipartisan members of the California Legislature Outdoor Sporting Caucus expressed concern that the state’s Hatchery and Inland Fisheries Fund (HIFF) program may be at risk of insolvency and called on the California Fish and Game Commission for detailed analysis of revenues and expenditures. The letter is in response to claims by the Department of Finance that the HIFF program could be insolvent by fiscal year 2018-19 ...
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