Fishing Reports

Steelhead fishing on the upper section of the American River opened on January 1 with ...
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Urban Anglers Work Hard for Steelhead on American River Opener

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

Top Late Winter & Spring Trout Destinations for Golden State Anglers

By Kevin Hofer Known to many as the “Bass Capital of the West” there is ...

Clear Lake Kayak Catfish Hunt!

by Jack Naves Using bait is a great way to put fish into the boat ...

Circle The Wagons For Delta Striped Bass

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area Offers Trout, Catfish & Black Bass
On a cold December morning in 2001, my cousin, the late Tom Mulderrig, and I ...

Quarry Lakes Regional Recreation Area Offers Trout, Catfish & Black Bass

The Mokelumne River Hatchery in Clements is hosting the return of big numbers of fall-run ...

Record Numbers of Salmon Return to Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery

By Cal Kellogg Later the fog would burn off, but just after dawn when I ...

Amador In Winter: A Great Place For Trout Junkies

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How To Articles

By Mark Fong Wintertime bass fishing can be a formidable endeavor for many reasons. Unstable ...
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Jerking Winter Bass With The Ima Flit

By Cal Kellogg I’m approaching the end of my first year as a kayak angler ...

Kayaking During The Cold Chill Of Winter

Cold Water Bass Fishing
By Larry Hemphill Bass anglers are better able to deal with cold weather than are ...

Cold Water Bass Fishing

by Jack Naves Smoke was spotted somewhere in the Sacramento Area. Luckily it was not ...

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

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Spotlight on Conservation

California Governor Gavin Newsom has appointed Wade Crowfoot, chief executive officer of the Water Foundation from 2016 to 2018, to the position of Natural Resources Agency Secretary. The 45-year-old Crowfoot, of Oakland, will replace John Laird, who has served as Secretary under Governor Jerry Brown since 2011. He was deputy cabinet secretary and senior advisor to Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. from 2013 to 2016, according to a press release from the Governor’s Office. Crowfoot also served as deputy director for Governor Brown’s Office of Planning and Research from 2011 to 2013. He was West Coast political director at the Environmental Defense Fund from ...
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At  an event at the Sacramento Press Club that I attended on December 18 entitled, “Jerry Brown, the Exit Interview,” Brown reflected on his five decades in public office, the state of political discourse in the country and the future of the Golden State. After journalist and author Miriam Pawel and Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton asked Brown a number of wide-ranging questions, during the question and answer period, KCRA 3 asked him about what would happen to his two biggest projects, the Delta Tunnels and High Speed Rail, after he leaves the Governor’s Office in January. “They’ll be ...
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For the first time ever, a fish survey that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) conducts every autumn turned up zero Delta smelt throughout the monitoring sites in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in September, October, November and December 2018. The Delta smelt (Hypomesus transpacificus), a 2 to 3 inch native fish listed under both federal and state Endangered Species Acts, is found only in the Delta estuary. It is regarded as an indicator species, a fish that demonstrates the health of the entire Delta ecosystem. Once the most abundant fish in the entire estuary, the population has collapsed to the point ...
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Save California's Salmon staff - Mahlija Florendo, Regina Chichizola and Morning Star Gali - and Malcolm, Regina's son, at the State Water Resources Control Board meeting in Sacramento on December 12. Photo by Dan Bacher. After a marathon hearing at the Cal EPA building in Sacramento, the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) voted 4 to 1 on December 12 to set a 40% flow standard for three tributaries that flow into the lower San Joaquin River — the Stanislaus, Tuolumne and Merced rivers - and a revision of the salinity standard for the South Delta. The board also voted ...
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