Fishing Reports

By Cal Kellogg Lake Almanor is at once inspiring and frustrating. To be sure, the ...
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Kayaking For Almanor’s Trophy Trout!

Participants in the NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge Tournament of Champions at Collins Lake, sponsored by ...

Collins Lake Anglers Nail Big, Bold Trout at NTAC Tournament of Champions

By Dan Bacher In spite of the forecast of modest numbers of salmon on the ...

Limits of Salmon in the City Limits

By Paul J. Kneeland The October opening of trout season at Pyramid Lake is a ...

Opening Days at Pyramid!

Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area, a regional park on on Stanley Blvd on the border ...

Shadow Cliffs Reservoir Offers Trout, Catfish and Bass

By Mike McNeilly “You should have been here yesterday.” Every fisherman has heard that tired ...

Big Run on the Klamath

By Dan Bacher Anglers are seeing greatly improved fishing in the stretch of the Sacramento ...

Salmon Fishing Shifts into High Gear on Sacramento from the Delta to the Capitol

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How To Articles

by Jack Naves Smoke was spotted somewhere in the Sacramento Area. Luckily it was not ...
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Trolling Methods for Sac Metro Salmon

By Cal Kellogg When it comes to bagging stripers while using bait there is a ...

Bait Fishing Gear For Delta Stripers

By Cal Kellogg As I sit here at my desk looking out the window, I’m ...

Top Trout Destinations For This Fall & Winter

by Kevin Hofer, Kayak City Fishing Team When I bought my first kayak almost ten ...

Tactics for Catching Trout from a Kayak

By Cal Kellogg Some anglers like to troll quickly in the fall, hunting for large ...

Go Big, Go Fast… Or Go Big Go Slow!

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Spotlight on Conservation

This article published here in October of 2010 covers the bizarre experience of four of us who tried to attend a secret meeting of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan, the predecessor to the California WaterFix plan to build the Delta Tunnels, in Sacramento on September 30, 2010. It’s over 8 years since I wrote this piece, but in spite of the multitude of protests and lawsuits by fishermen, Tribal leaders, Delta residents, environmental justice advocates, family farmers, elected officials and Northern California cities and zombies, this project continues to limp forward like a hard-to-kill zombie. Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger restarted the latest incarnation of the ...
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 The Delta Stewardship Council staff today released a draft report finding that the California WaterFix is not consistent with the Delta Plan after considering the appeals filed by an array of organizations, Tribes and governments to the “certification of consistency” filed by the California Department of Water Resources. This is a major victory against the Delta Tunnels project that Governor Jerry Brown is trying to put in place as much as possible before he leaves office in January and Governor-Elect Gavin Newsom takes the helm. The project would divert Sacramento River water from the North Delta through two giant tunnels to the ...
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The 71st Rio Vista Bass Derby held on October 12, 13 and 14 drew 300 participants vying to catch the fish closest to the selected striped bass length of 30.5 inches and the sturgeon length of 53 inches. Carleton King took first place in the striper division with a 30.21-inch fish weighing 11.2 pounds, winning $1500. He landed the fish while soaking a bullhead in Montezuma Slough below Hunter’s Cut, reported Barry Canevaro of  Fish Hookers Sportfishing and the California Striped Bass Asssociation (CSBA), Isleton Chapter. Don Syengchanh came in second with his 29.90-inch striper weighing 12.4 pounds. He bagged ...
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As billionaire agribusiness tycoons Stewart and Lynda Resnick and other agribusiness interests continue to dump hundreds of thousands of dollars into Jerry Meral’s Yes on Proposition 3 campaign, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta, offers her analysis of the controversial water bond. Her critique points out three major flaws of the water bond: (1) the percentage of money allocated in the $8.9 billion dollars to help with environmental justice water community needs is a “pittance”; (2) The money in Prop 3 marked for Delta restoration is tied to the construction of the Delta Tunnels; and (3) Taxpayers should not be on the hook for the needed $700 million ...
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