Fishing Reports

Anglers for weeks were gearing up to fish the ocean salmon season opener in the ...
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California Recreational Salmon Opener Delayed Through April

If you want to catch huge trout, it’s hard to beat Lake Amador right now ...

Amador Anglers Battle Monster Trout to 15.75 Pounds

By Kevin Hofer Want to catch a trophy trout out of your yak that wasn’t ...

The Kayak Cutthroat Angler

San Francisco  --  The 2020 salmon season will start for sport anglers from Pigeon Pt ...

Sport salmon season to begin south of Pigeon Pt. on April 4, north of Pigeon Pt. on April 11

by Jack Naves Spring is just around the corner, and stripers will soon be flooding ...

Advanced Trolling Techniques for Spring Stripers

San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate region’s coastal waters are the halibut capital of ...

Halibut Season Is Going To Be Great! Are You Ready?

A total of 180 adults and 40 youth entered in the NorCal Trout Angler's Challenge ...

San Pablo Reservoir Opens with Great Weather and Trout Fishing

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How To Articles

Ah yes, spring! The season when our fisheries heat up and anglers feel most alive ...
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How To Hook Up This Spring!

By Kevin Hofer The sport of kayak fishing has been growing rapidly the last few ...

Accessorize Your Adventure!

By Cal Kellogg Striped bass have started pushing back up the system from San Francisco ...

Get Your Troll On For Delta Stripers!

By Cal Kellogg Sacramento River salmon trollers are as excited as grade schoolers counting down ...

Trolling Notes For Sacramento River Kings

By Cal Kellogg I was going through my tackle assortment the other day, getting everything ...

Thinking Trout & Salmon? Think About Pulling Plastic…

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Spotlight on Conservation

Anglers for weeks were gearing up to fish the ocean salmon season opener in the Monterey Bay region on Saturday and in the Half Moon Bay, San Francisco Bay Area and Bodega Bay regions on April 11. But the situation has changed dramatically over the past couple of weeks with the COVID-19 crisis. On Wednesday, the federal and state fishery managers announced the closure of all ocean salmon fisheries in California scheduled to open in April due to the coronavirus pandemic. California’s recreational ocean salmon fishery will be delayed statewide through the month of April, despite plans made earlier this ...
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SACRAMENTO - During the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) on March 31 issued a controversial Incidental Take Permit (ITP) to the Department of Water Resources (DWR) for long-term operations of the State Water Project (SWP). Ironically, the permit was issued the same day that the Department of Fish and Wildlife, NOAA Fisheries and the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) decided in a conference call to close the ocean salmon season in California during the month of April, due to concerns over the corona virus epidemic. The permit covers four species protected under the California Endangered Species Act: Delta smelt, longfin ...
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Over 200 people including members of at least seven California Indian Tribal nations, along with some recreational anglers and environmentalists, marched on the meeting room of the Sheraton Inn in Redding on the evening of March 2, shouting “Shut It Down” and “No Water for Profits,” in strident opposition to the Governor’s Delta Tunnel project. After marching into the room, they testified before the Department of Water Resources staff about damage that would be caused to their livelihoods and culture if the Delta Tunnel is constructed. The meeting only took place under pressure from the Hoopa High Water Protectors Club ...
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Rejecting the recommendations of the top three scientific experts on striped bass and Delta fisheries in the state, the California Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously on Friday, February 21, to adopt its first Delta Fisheries Management Policy and an amended Striped Bass Policy that has no numerical goal for the restoration of the species. In doing so, the Commission threw all of the science presented by striped bass experts Dr. Peter Moyle, Dr. David Ostrach and Dr. Cynthia LeDoux Bloom in Commission meetings into the trash can and sided with powerful corporate agribusiness interests, including the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta, that see ...
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