Record Chinook Salmon, Steelhead Returns Reported on Mokelumne River 

For many years after Camanche Dam was built, the Mokelumne River, a major tributary of the San Joaquin River and ...
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Mental and Physical Toughness Tested at Addathon Iron Man Sturgeon Derby

The bi-annual Addathon Iron Man Sturgeon Derby returned to the California Delta on the rainy and windy weekend of November ...
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Monitor Fall Bait Roundup For More Bass

Picture the best fireworks display you’ve ever seen: Blast after thunderous blast, with a myriad of dazzling elements all competing ...
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Crabbbing And Rockcodding Aboard The Happy Hooker

By David Hurley One of the most-highly anticipated openers along the coast is the recreational Dungeness crab opener, and after ...
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Joe Hill Wins Collins Lake NTAC Tournament of Champions  

Joe Hill of North Highlands won first place in the adult division of the NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge Tournament of ...
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Your Guide To Sac City Salmon!

The chinook salmon run is the most anticipated fishery in the in the Sacramento Area each year. Some anglers start ...
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California Crabbers Enjoy Stellar Opening Weekend Action!

“Last weekend was all about Dungeness crab and crab/rockfish combination trips on Saturday and Sunday, and all ports from Shelter ...
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Stripers and Sturgeon and Salmon, Oh My!

Last year, I was able to pull off the improbable trifecta of catching all three targeted species in the Rio ...
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Yachting For October Sturgeon With Dragon Sportfishing Skipper Hayden Mullins!

From my perch near the cabin I saw it all. Rod No. 6, John Adams’s rod, wiggled a little, stopped ...
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Shasta Fall Trout Derby – Tough Bite But Very Large Trout!

The 17th Annual Shasta Lake Fall Trout derby took place on the weekend of October 14 and 15.  The lake ...
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Big Oil defeats California bill to ban new offshore oil drilling

Showing the enormous power of the oil industry in California despite the state’s “green” image, every bill except one opposed by the ...
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Chrome Invades The American River

For the first time in several years, there is a really good run of Chinook salmon on the American River.  ...
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Huge Stripers On Tap In West Delta

Fall striper fishing on the West Delta is one of my favorite fisheries in California. In between bouts of north ...
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Fish Sniffer Sierra Kokanee

Fishing guides can be nomadic. Here today and gone tomorrow. Such is the case with Captain James Netzel of Tightlines ...
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Farallon Islands Adventure Provides Fast Paced Bottomfish Excitement

With Northern California in the midst of a brutal heatwave, I was looking for an escape from the heat, preferably ...
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Chasing Columbia River Chrome With Salmon Fishing Icon Buzz Ramsey!

“…below this point the waves became So high we were Compelled to land unload and traw up the Canoes, here ...
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The June Lake Loop: Ground Zero For Epic Sierra Trout Fishing

The June Lake Loop is a chain of lakes that feed into the Mono Basin, east of Yosemite National Park ...
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Hit Lake Valley Reservoir For High Elevation Catfish And Trout

Lake Valley Reservoir, nestled on the North Fork of the American River near Yuba Gap, offers anglers a unique chance ...
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Are You Ready For Pyramid Lake’s Winter Trout Action?

The trout season at Pyramid Lake will kick off on October 1. Early in the lake’s cutthroats will be holding ...
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What a Week!  Tuna, Marlin, Kokanee and Rainbows!

Working with The Fish Sniffer certainly has its benefits!  I just completed nine intense days that included 7 days of ...
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