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 Lighting 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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SMUD Rancho Seco Derby Delivers Lots of Large Rainbows

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Rancho Seco Reservoir, a scenic 160-acre year-round recreational facility nestled in the rolling countryside of ...
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Sand Crab Classic Perch Derby Draws 300 Participants

  Steve Griffin of Marina won the grand master trophy in the fourteenth annual Sand Crab Classic Perch Tournament in ...
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You Should Have Been Here Yesterday, Wait I Mean Tomorrow!

You should have been here yesterday! That’s a phrase all of us anglers have heard, at times in jest and ...
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Die Hard Sturgeon Fishermen Show Grit at Addathon Ironman Sturgeon Derby

PITTSBURG - There’s guys that fish for sturgeon, and then there’s fishermen that fish for sturgeon. Want to know what ...
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Anglers Brave Chilly Weather at Lake Pardee NTAC Event

Bank anglers did the best in the NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge event, sponsored by Angler’s Press and the Fish Sniffer ...
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White Paper Commissioned by Delta Tunnels Proponents Claims CAWaterFix Would ‘Benefit’ Fish

The Orange County Coastkeeper has commissioned a white paper, “Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Fishes,” claiming Governor Jerry ...
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Salmon Fishing Will Open on April 7 Below Pigeon Point, Remain Closed Above

The opening of California’s recreational ocean salmon season from Point Arena to Pigeon Point on the first Saturday in April ...
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A Day on Lake Berryessa with Louis Cardenas of the Kayak City Fishing Team

by Louis Cardenas As I loaded my brand new 2018 Hobie Pro Angler 12, I was stoked to get on ...
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Mixed News for Sacramento and Klamath Salmon Reported at CDFW Meeting

Wade Sinnen, CDFW environmental scientist, speaks at the salmon fishery information meeting in Santa Rosa on March 1.  Photo by ...
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Kayak City Fishing Team’s Newest Member Finds Big Bass Deep

The Kayak City Fishing Team is a diverse and passionate group of twelve kayak fishermen and women who peruse sportfishing ...
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Finding Trout…

So, I recently had a Fish Sniffer reader reach out to me and ask several questions about trout fishing. I ...
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