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

In a letter sent out to constituents on January 17, Senator Dianne Feinstein said she has withdrawn her support, at least for now, for the  WIIN Act, a controversial federal law that would have weakened protections for endangered salmon and steelhead and other fish species and allowed more pumping of Delta water to corporate agribusiness interests. “I understand that you are concerned about a proposed amendment to fiscal year 2019 funding legislation that would have extended portions of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act (Public Law 114-322) related to California drought,” she wrote.“You may be pleased to learn that this amendment is ...
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The avalanche of lawsuits filed against Jerry Brown’s Delta Tunnels project over the past couple of years has continued into the new administration of Governor Gavin Newsom. In the latest legal battle in the California water wars, a coalition of environmental, fishing, and Native American groups led by the Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen Associations (PCFFA) filed suit on January 16 against the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) to “overturn its latest attempt to force former Governor Jerry Brown’s Twin Tunnels (California WaterFix) proposal upon California taxpayers,” according to a press release from PCFFA. The suit, filed in Sacramento Superior Court by the Law Offices of Stephan C. Volker, challenges ...
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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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