After catching and releasing six smaller rainbows while bait fishing at Lake Alpine in the morning, Bryan Wood of Los Gatos landed this beautiful rainbow at Spicer Reservoir.

 Lake Alpine: Trophy Trout At Wilderness Edge 

Situated at the edge of the Carson-Iceberg Wilderness, Lake Alpine is one of the most beautiful of the lakes found ...
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Simmeul Reed and Billy Smith had fun fishing for catfish at Howe Community Park on Free Fishing Day.

 Joe Ferreira Retires After 24 Years With Fishing In The City  

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s “Fishing in the City” program, now in its twenty-fourth year in the Sacramento ...
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Fish Sniffer Field Editor Mike McNeilly pulled these dandy rainbows out of Lake Davis during a recent outing.

Davis Lake Rises From the Ashes

I used to really love fishing Davis Lake. It’s close to my home in Reno. I could leave my house ...
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Russ Cipriani, Lucy Cipriani and Griffin Cipriani of Novato proudly display their limits of kokanee taken on a trolling adventure with Captain James Netzel.

Stampede Is Full And The Kokanee Are Biting

Stampede Reservoir, situated on the Little Truckee River northeast of the city of Truckee on the east slope of the ...
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Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service has been putting his clients on some fantastic Almanor trout this June. This impressive brown was fooled with a threaded worm.

Lake Almanor: Catch And Release The Hard Way!

Bryan, Larry, Anthony, Gene and I had endured hours of cold, wind and nasty chop, but now Larry was hooked ...
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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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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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