Caples Lake – the Perfect Summer Family Fishing Destination!

My good friend John Brassfield of Trucksmart stores and I headed up to Caples Lake the hot weekend of June ...
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Kayaking for ‘Kokes at Bullards

Usually, big spotted bass come to mind when I think about a trip to Bullards Bar Reservoir, but today, I ...
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Caples Lake Yields Abundant Rainbows, Trophy Browns & Mackinaws

Caples Lake, an El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) managed reservoir in Alpine County, is one of my favorite lakes to ...
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Wind, Wine, and Whoppers at Whiskeytown

I winced as a blasting downdraft ruffled my straw hat and blew over a bag of chips. Two boats trying ...
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Kayak Fishing: The First 90 Days

Well, it’s official, I’ve been a kayak angler for three full months! As you can imagine I have some insights ...
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Santa Rosa Urban Bass Mission!

By Amos Foreman Fishing can be full of action at times other times a philosophical pursuit. I definitely experienced the ...
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Trout Troller Hooks Rattlesnake-Eating Catfish

Ryan Hollister of Turlock was trolling a worm on an Uncle Larry’s spinner for trout at New Melones Lake when ...
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Folsom Lake’s Robust Rainbows and Chinooks

The first trip I ever made to Folsom Lake was in the summer of 1963 when my aunt Alicerae drove ...
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North Coast Halibut Notes!

California halibut are one of my favorite fish in Northern California because of their taste, fight, and general moodiness. Halibut ...
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Lake Oroville Kings Are Back in Force!

The landlocked king salmon fishery at Oroville has been a popular and exciting fishery at Lake Oroville since 2013, but ...
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Trout, Bass & Ice Cream…Back to Collins Lake!

The fishing didn’t start off as hot as it had when I’d visited Collins with Jason Graves and Andrea Kukulka ...
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Kayak Mack Attack At Bucks Lake!

Fishing in my local area is in a transitional period right now (in other words: not worth the time), but ...
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Lake Amador Delivers Big Rainbow and Lightning Trout

Lake Amador, located on Jackson Creek in the Mother Lode near Ione, lived up to its reputation as one of ...
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Angler Hooks and Releases Giant 57.10 Lb. Striper on Sacramento River

Every striper angler is excited by the prospect of catching a fish over 30 pounds, but most will never catch ...
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The San Joaquin River: From the High Sierra to the Delta

The first time I ever fished the San Joaquin River was in its pristine Middle Fork, high in the Sierra ...
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Kayak Attack Rainbows At Collins Lake!

I was using the “hybrid leadcore outfit” I’ve written so much about in the pages of the Fish Sniffer consisting ...
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Thousands of Steelhead Planted In Thermalito Afterbay

No fish gets me more excited than steelhead, whether I catch these often-elusive fish on a river or on a reservoir ...
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5.87 Lb. Rainbow Tops Catches at NTAC Collins Lake Event

Big rainbow trout went on the bite at Norcal Trout Anglers Challenge (NTAC) event at Collins Lake on Saturday, April ...
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Looking For One Big Trout…!

My wife Gena has caught a lot of big fish, including 100 pound tuna, 30 pound yellowtail, a 40 plus ...
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NorCal Female Fish Slayers Bag Sturgeon Limits!

By Marisa Escareno I rolled up to the boat launch at 6:30 in the morning on March 11, ready for ...
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