Dan Bacher, Fish Sniffer Editor, landed these two rainbows and two others, along with two bonus crappie, on a trip to Berryessa with Les Fernandes of Fish On Charters.

Open Water Trout And Crappie At Berryessa

The line came off the downrigger clip as Les Fernandes of Fish On Charters and I trolled in the morning ...
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Young Drew Bundy showcased his fishing skills at French Meadows Reservoir this May when he trolled up several trout including this rainbow and brown.

Trout Fishing In The High Sierras: French Meadows Reservoir!

It’s no secret that I love the High Sierra. The rugged snow mantled granite peaks, the dark timber, rushing streams ...
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Tahoe

Late Spring Macks Offer Excellent Action

South Lake Tahoe- Mackinaw fishing is going strong for anglers that venture onto the water of Lake Tahoe. “The macks ...
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Big black crappie like this are the reward for anglers fishing docks and other structure on Clear Lake.

Clear Lake Crappie On Big Spring Bite

Clear Lake in Lake County, the largest natural lake found entirely within California, is known as the “Bass Capital of ...
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The adult winners of day two of the SMUD Rancho Seco Trout Derby pose with their trophies.

SMUD Rancho Seco Spring Trout Derby Yields Lots of Big Rainbows

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Rancho Seco Reservoir, a scenic 160-acre year round recreational facility nestled in the rolling countryside ...
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Matt VanSickle took the top spot in the adult division during the April 8 NTAC tournament at Collins Lake. He the winning rainbow on an orange Kastmaster tossed off the bank.

Fourth Annual Collins Lake Spring NTAC Trout Tourney Features Solid Fishing Despite Wind And Rain!

It’s been a familiar story this spring: a small window of fair warm weather punctuated by days of wind, rain ...
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Jason Pandolfi shows off this 5.56 lb. rainbow trout that won him third place in the Lake Amador NTAC event.

Lake Amador Delivers 6 Rainbows Over 5 Pounds During NTAC

Beautiful Lake Amador, located in the Mother Lode foothills on Jackson Creek near Ione, lived up to its a reputation ...
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John used a Rapala minnow plug trolled quickly to fool this big Almanor brown on March 27. The fish was successfully release after the photo.

Trout North And South

Guess what? It’s raining again and the wind is coming in stiff gusts. I can see the pines and oaks ...
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Nick Dulleck of San Jose caught and released this pending world record 11 lb. 4 oz. spotted bass at Bullards Bar Reservoir on February 12.

San Jose Angler Lands Potential World Record 11 lb. 4 oz. Spotted Bass At Bullards Bar

On February 12, Nick Dulleck of San Jose caught and released a potential world record spotted bass weighing 11 pounds, ...
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Lake Trout Report

Lake Almanor Spring Trout Action Starts (Chester) “Slowly but surely the spring trout bite is getting underway here at Lake ...
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Ryan Jones pulled this beautiful 8 lb largemouth out of muddy waters of Lake Amador on February 25 while working a Baby Brush Hog.

Mother Lode Roundup

Amador (Ione)  Bass fishing has picked back up in the last couple of weeks and lots of people are also ...
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Los V Cat

East Bay Lakes Report

 Los Vaqueros (Brentwood) Both pontoon boats at Los Vaqueros Reservoir were damaged by extremely high winds and are temporarily out ...
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