Fishing Reports

Collins Lake, a popular rainbow trout, black bass, catfish and panfish fishery located on Dry Creek ...
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Trollers Battle Large Rainbows at Collins Lake!

After being closed for over a month, New Melones angling has come back strong, with ...

New Melones Reopens with Great Kokanee and Bass Fishing.

Jim Rogers of Woodland was drifting live bait from a private boat in San Francisco ...

78.2 lb. white seabass tops San Francisco Bay catches

Hello Fish Sniffer Family! Cal Kellogg here. We’ve shared it all, big fish, limits of ...

A Letter From The Editor

The California Fish and Game Commission in an emergency teleconference today voted to grant the ...

Commission grants CDFW director authority to selectively restrict recreational fishing in certain regions

After a teleconference meeting that descended into chaos on April 9, the California Fish and Game ...

Fish and Game Commission teleconference that descended into chaos rescheduled for April 15

Anglers for weeks were gearing up to fish the ocean salmon season opener in the ...

California Recreational Salmon Opener Delayed Through April

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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

SACRAMENTO— In the latest lawsuit to contest federal water policies, three environmental groups on May 20 sued the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation over the granting of permanent federal water contracts to water users supplied by the Central Valley Project (CVP). The lawsuit, brought by the Center for Biological Diversity, Restore the Delta and Planning and Conservation League, challenges the Trump administration’s moves to make permanent 14 existing short-term Central Valley Project contracts and ongoing work to convert dozens of others to permanent contracts. The Central Valley Project (CVP), one of the world’s largest water storage and delivery systems, includes 20 reservoirs, about 500 miles of ...
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SACRAMENTO – A federal court on Monday, May 11, granted a preliminary injunction in two lawsuits — one filed by the state and the other by fishing and conservation groups — challenging the Trump Administration’s expansion of water export operations in the Central Valley. The order by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California blocks the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation until May 31 from increasing the amount of water it pumps from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta through the federal Central Valley Project. The lawsuits argued that increased water exports would cause “imminent and irreparable harm” to salmon, steelhead and other species protected under the state and federal ...
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On April 30 during the midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the negotiators for the Department of Water Resources and the State Water Contractors finalized an Agreement In Principle (AIP) for the State  Contract Amendment for Delta Conveyance, according to a notice sent out yesterday by the Kearns and West Facilitation Team. This is a significant step in the process to push forward the Newsom Administration’s Single Delta Tunnel. Of course, this negotiation of this agreement took place despite strong opposition by the majority of Californians, including recreation anglers, commercial fishermen, conservationists, Tribal leaders, family farmers, Delta business owners, elected officials and the public. The vast majority of the ...
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Jim Rogers of Woodland was drifting live bait from a private boat in San Francisco Bay on Saturday when he bagged a 78.2-pound white seabass, a migratory species more common in warmer waters off the coast of Southern California. The angler weighed the fish on a certified scale provided by Jonathan Smith, captain of the Happy Hooker, at the Berkeley Marina. “He pulled up next to our boat, and asked if we had a certified scale,” said Smith, who was working on the boat with his dad, Chris, at the time. “The scale was certified last on Jan. 28, 2019.” ...
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