Fishing Reports

Lake Valley Reservoir, nestled on the North Fork of the American River near Yuba Gap, ...
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Hit Lake Valley Reservoir For High Elevation Catfish And Trout

The trout season at Pyramid Lake will kick off on October 1. Early in the ...

Are You Ready For Pyramid Lake’s Winter Trout Action?

Working with The Fish Sniffer certainly has its benefits!  I just completed nine intense days ...

What a Week!  Tuna, Marlin, Kokanee and Rainbows!

One of the great things about living in the San Francisco Bay and Delta Region ...

CSBA Members Rockfish & Lingcod Limits At Farallon Islands

CASTRO VALLEY = Francisco Escobar of Castro Valley carefully caught and released a 2.34 lb ...

Lake Chabot Crappie Record Shattered!

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Spotlight on Conservation

On August 16, Fitch Ratings confirmed what Delta Tunnels opponents have been saying for years — the proposed California WaterFix project being currently fast-tracked by the Trump and Brown administrations would likely drive a significant increase in monthly water rates. This increase in water rates would have a particularly egregious impact upon people in low income and environmental justice communities in Southern California that are right now struggling to pay their water bills. The increase in water rates driven by the construction of Jerry Brown’s “legacy project," the Delta Tunnels, would only make things worse for families having a hard time getting by in these difficult ...
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The deal made between the Jerry Brown and Donald Trump administrations to fast-track the construction of the Governor’s Delta Tunnels project, an alliance that I predicted on election night 2016, is becoming more apparent every day. On July 28, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), under the helm of Director Chuck Bonham, issued an “incidental take permit” for the construction and operation of California WaterFix in “compliance” with Section 2081(b) of the California Endangered Species Act (CESA). The mission of the CDFW “is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for ...
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My long series of articles investigating the power of Big Oil in California, including my recent coverage of legislation successfully brokered by Governor Jerry Brown to extend California’s cap-and-trade (pollution trading) program past 2020, began at the Annual Legislative Fisheries Forum at the State Capitol in March of 2009. As I listened to testimony from the public about the controversial Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative to create “marine protected areas” in California, my ears perked up when John Lewallen, an author, longtime North Coast environmental leader and seaweed harvester, complained that an oil industry lobbyist, was strategically placed on the panel overseeing ...
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Drawing outrage from public trust advocates, the Governor Jerry Brown administration on July 21 approved flawed environmental documents that clear the path for the construction of the Delta Tunnels. The announcement followed recent biological opinions issued by the Trump administration claiming that the project, considered by opponents to be potentially the most environmentally destructive public works project in California history, “meets” environmental and wildlife protection standards under federal law. During a press conference call, the California Department of Water Resources announced the certification of the environmental documents for the California Water Fix under the California Environmental Water Quality Act (CEQA). Cindy ...
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