Fishing Reports

The city of Sacramento plays host to a large fall run of Chinook salmon every ...
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Salmon Fishing in The Shadow of The Capitol

To cap off our family's summer adventures, we decided to rent a house in South ...

Lake Tahoe Kayak Quest

On most reservoirs in the state, anglers usually target one species of trout or salmon ...

Don Pedro Lake, the Mother Lode’s Variety Trout and Salmon Fishery

Salmon season on the Sacramento River opened with surprisingly productive fishing on July 16. Guides ...

River Salmon Season Starts With Surprisingly Good Fishing

Every year I look forward to the opening of rockfish season on the central coast ...

Kayaking the Pacific Grove Shoreline!

It had been an early start for Gena, Lucy (my Labrador) and I to arrive ...

Rip Roaring Kokanee Mayhem Rages At Bullards Bar Reservoir!

My good friend John Brassfield of Trucksmart stores and I headed up to Caples Lake ...

Caples Lake – the Perfect Summer Family Fishing Destination!

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How To Articles

Summer is kokanee time in Northern California and some of the best fishing is happening ...
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Captain James Netzel Talks Kokanee Tactics

By Boyd Duckett Some people think that the summertime is not the best time to ...

Bassing When It Sizzles

Fall will be here soon and that means it’s nearly striper trolling time in the ...

Trolling For Mr. Linesides!

Captain James Netzel of Tightlines Guide Service is one of the premier trolling experts in ...

Captain James Netzel Talks Striper Trolling!

Fishing for lingcod with live bait is all fun and games, but for me the ...

Lings On Jigs!

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Spotlight on Conservation

Stewart and Lynda Resnick, the Beverly Hills billionaire owners of the Wonderful Company, and many of the same agribusiness interests that backed the water bond of 2014 and are promoting the Delta Tunnels are now funding the campaign to pass Jerry Meral’s water bond, Prop. 3, on the November ballot in California. The Resnicks' Wonderful Orchards LLC has donated $50,000.00 so far to the campaign. The  Resnicks, who are known as the Koch Brothers of California, contribute many hundreds of thousands of dollars to candidates from the both sides of the political aisle and to proposition campaigns so they can continue selling back public water to the ...
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Following numerous violations of the Brown Act that guarantees the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies, the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California Board of Directors was forced on July 10 to retake their April vote to finance $10.8 billion of the $17 billion Delta Tunnels project.  The vote was 59.5 percent yes and 39.17 percent no. The yes vote was no surprise, since the Board was under intense pressure from Governor Jerry Brown and corporate agribusiness interests on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley  to finance the majority of the ...
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In a victory for Delta Tunnels opponents urging the Brown administration to oppose Congressman Ken Calvert’s rider banning judicial review of the tunnels and other water projects, California Natural Resources Secretary Laird on July 17 sent a letter to members on the Senate and House committees on appropriations opposing the language. “Any proposal to exempt water projects from judicial review would violate due process and undermine public confidence,” Laird wrote. This is the first official statement on the Calvert rider by any member of the Brown administration. Nonetheless, the Brown administration remains firmly committed to the construction of the Delta Tunnels/California Water Fix, considered by ...
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On January 4, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown joined Oregon Governor Kate Brown and Washington Governor Jay Inslee in condemning President Donald Trump's plan to expand oil and gas drilling in federal waters as “reckless” and “short-sighted.” Ironically, as the three Governors condemned Trump’s offshore drilling proposal it turns out that California regulators under Jerry Brown have overseen a massive expansion of new offshore drilling in state waters in recent years — while a new map website, www.BrownvTrumpOilMap.com, reveals that Governor Jerry Brown controls four times as many offshore wells in state waters than Trump controls in federal waters. In a statement, the three governors said, “This political ...
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