Lake Chabot Crappie Record Shattered!

CASTRO VALLEY = Francisco Escobar of Castro Valley carefully caught and released a 2.34 lb crappie at Lake Chabot, a ...
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This holdover rainbow, bolted from the depths of Deer Creek and slammed a No. 12 Humpy drifted along an undercut bank.

Haunted Canyons, Beautiful Trout…

Indian massacres, settlers butchered, grizzly attacks and bloodthirsty highwaymen… Growing up I’d heard the stories from the old timers that ...
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John Mcgee (left) boated this massive 342 pound S.F. Bay sevengill shark this July. The fish was weighed on a certified scale and will likely be certified as a new world record.

New Potential World Record Sevengill Shark Boated In San Francisco Bay

Chris King of Los Molinos was fishing with John McGhee, owner of Legal Limit Sportfishing out of Berkeley, when he ...
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Cal Kellogg caught a bunch of handsome bottomfish, including these big lingcod while fishing Ahi Assault Diamond Jigs from the deck of the Goldeneye 2000 on July 14.

Cal Kellogg School Of Fishing Teams Up With Capt. Quang Vo For Epic Bottomfish Action At The Farallons!

It had taken more than two hours to motor from Berkeley to the Farallon Islands. I snoozed for much of ...
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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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Kristen and Dave loaded up on striped bass while fishing the Cal Kellogg School of Fishing event aboard the California Dawn.

South Tower Mayhem!

The adrenaline seemed to sizzle in my brain. It was the kind of excitement that only saltwater anglers can understand ...
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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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Big halibut like this one are the reward for anglers drifting live bait on San Francisco Bay. Photo courtesy of the Bass Tub, San Francisco.

Halibut Boom In Recent Decades Is Result Of Efforts By Anglers

Anglers have experienced excellent fishing this season for the prized California halibut in San Francisco Bay, but few know the ...
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This woman successfully battled this big Chinook salmon while trolling outside the Golden Gate with the New Easy Rider.

Salmon, Lingcod, Halibut And Sturgeon Offer Exciting Action

If you like to fish saltwater in northern and Central California, you can take your pick of salmon, lingcod, halibut ...
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Sergey Voznyuk of Sacramento displays a hefty shad that he landed at Harrington’s Access on the American River this May.

Unveiling The Mysteries of American River Shad

One of the most popular – and least understood fish – that anglers pursue on California’s Central Valley rivers in ...
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Richard Cummings tempted this husky Feather River female striper with a minnow, while fishing with Captain Manny of MSJ Guide Service and Cal Kellogg of The Fish Sniffer on May 5. The fish was released after the photo.

Fish Sniffer Readers Smack Feather River Stripers!

The Minn Kota was keeping the boat almost stationary below the falls on the Feather River. Using the term “falls” ...
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Salmon Fishing Redlines For East Bay Trollers

Wind out of the northwest is a mixed blessing for Golden Gate salmon anglers. On one hand, several days of ...
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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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