Surf Anglers Catch Biggest Barred Perch & Biggest ‘Exotic’ Fish In Sand Crab Classic History

Three hundred people from throughout the Monterey Bay area and beyond participated in the 13th Annual Sand Crab Classic Surf Perch Derby, a benefit for the Monterey Bay Salmon and Trout Project, on Saturday, March 11. The derby featured both … Continued

High Flows Draw Some Steelhead Into American River

In the biggest release of water since 2006, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on December 16 increased releases to the American River below Nimbus Dam from 15,000 cubic feet per second to 35,000 cfs. It was awesome to see these massive … Continued

Port Of West Sacramento Offers Stripers, Catfish And Black Bass

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The Port of West Sacramento played host to one of my strangest-ever fishing experiences, in terms of the surroundings. On one spring trip in the late 1980’s, I fished for catfish from shore in the port. Right across from where … Continued

Collins Lake Yields Lots Of Holdover Rainbows During NTAC Championship

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Collins Lake, one of the premier trout fisheries for family-style fishing in Northern California, hosted the NorCal Trout Angler’s Challenge Championship on the weekend of November 5 and 6. The derby began just two weeks after the first fall plants … Continued

The Magical Trout Of Spicer Reservoir

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Spicer Reservoir, located on the North Fork of the Stanislaus River, is unique among Central Sierra Nevada reservoirs in that it offers anglers a chance to square-tailed rainbows grown out from fingerlings or naturally spawned in the main tributary of … Continued

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

The Marin County Coast north of the Golden Gate Bridge is a much different world than the crowded urban region of San Francisco south of the bridge. The coast’s many attractions range from the tall, ancient redwoods of Muir Woods, … Continued

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