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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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The heavily eroded Oroville Dam spillway after flows over the spillway stopped. Photo courtesy of DWR.

The Feather below Oroville Dam: A Tale of Two Rivers

There couldn’t be more of a contrast between the Feather River last fall during the salmon season and the same ...
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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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Saltwater Ocean and Bay Report

Charter Boats Prep For Upcoming Season As Private Boats Find A Few Sturgeon Berkeley/Emeryville (East Bay) “I’d been doing really ...
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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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Emergency Spillway

Briefing: In 2005, Groups & Water Agencies Warned Oroville’s Unarmored Auxiliary Spillway Poses Major Risks

by Deirdre Des Jardins, California Water Research Major concerns about the deficiencies and risks of Oroville Dam’s auxiliary spillway and ...
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Victor Gonella, Founder and Treasurer of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA), shows off a huge Chinook salmon that he landed while trolling off Bodega Bay.

Experimental Salmon Release Scheduled for Bodega Bay

by John McManus, Executive Director, Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) Petaluma, CA. – The Golden Gate Salmon Association is pleased ...
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Greg Ferguson, CDFW Fish & Wildlife Technician, displays a big, beautiful Eel River-strain steelhead at Nimbus Fish Hatchery

CDFW Conducts American River Steelhead Study

Three separate strains of fish – the Eel River strain of American River steelhead, the Coleman Hatchery steelhead strain and ...
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Al Millan of Kokanee Power took a trip to Lake Camanche on January 15 and nailed several crappie, including this husky slab.

Mother Lode Roundup

Amador (Ione) Lake Amador continues to go over the spillway into Jackson Creek, due to the latest big storms that ...
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Fish Sniffer Field Editor Mike McNeilly used a spoon to tempt this big male steelhead while fishing the Eel River.

Hardware For Steelhead

Here we are in the midst of one of the wettest winters in recent years, and I am writing about ...
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What's Hot Fresh Photo

Angler Catches Potential World Record 10.8 Lb Spotted Bass At Bullards Bar

From the time he was five years old, Cody Meyer of Auburn wanted to be a professional bass fisherman. Not ...
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Roland Aspiras caught and released this hard-fighting steelhead on the American River below Nimbus Fish Hatchery in the winter of 2016.

High Flows Draw Some Steelhead Into American River

In the biggest release of water since 2006, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on December 16 increased releases to the ...
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Late Fall Lake Action Heats Up

Lake Berryessa Drop Shotters Find Best Bass Action (Napa) “A very nice married couple called me last week and wanted ...
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This Fish Sniffer reader booked a trip on the California Dawn and landed a limit of rockfish including this awesome olive.

Crabs, Ling and Rockfish for Saltwater Anglers

Berkeley/Emeryville Crab Combo Action Remains Solid When Weather Cooperates (East Bay) When the weather is decent, crab and rockfish combo ...
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Gene Asai caught and released this 20 lb. striper while tossing out an S Waiver swimbait in the Sacramento Deep Water Channel.

Port Of West Sacramento Offers Stripers, Catfish And Black Bass

The Port of West Sacramento played host to one of my strangest-ever fishing experiences, in terms of the surroundings. On ...
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RJ fooled this impressive sturgeon on a lamprey/night crawler combo while fishing the West Delta.

Stripers With A Large Sturgeon: The Delta Combo Deal

You have to love it when a plan comes together. You look at the tides, look at the weather forecast, ...
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These anglers headed out of the Berkeley Marina with Captain Chris Smith on November 5 and rounded up limits of crab and some impressive lingcod.

Anglers Experience Red Hot Action to Kick off the Crab Season

Berkeley/Emeryville Rockfish And Crab Combo Action Red Hot For East Bay Anglers (Berkeley) The crab season kicked off for Bay ...
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Big crabs and big smiles, there will be plenty of both when the 2016 crab season kicks off on November 5.

 Norcal Crab Season Kicks Off With A Bang

Do you remember the crab season last fall or should I say the non-season? It was painful! After so many ...
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Mike McNeilly tempted this dandy Lake Almanor brown while working a minnow plug on chilly January day.

Lake Almanor is a Top Winter Trout Fishery

As long as there isn't too much snow to access the lake, or if the lake isn’t frozen over, Lake ...
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Collins Lake Yields Lots Of Holdover Rainbows During NTAC Championship

Collins Lake, one of the premier trout fisheries for family-style fishing in Northern California, hosted the NorCal Trout Angler’s Challenge ...
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