Fishing Reports

By Cal Kellogg On Saturday, June 1, I made the early morning drive from my ...
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Stampede Reservoir With The Purple Heart Anglers

By Cal Kellogg There is something special about ocean salmon fishing. When there are salmon ...

Epic Salmon Action Aboard The New Easy Rider!

By Kevin Hofer King salmon, are one of the most prized fish in our state ...

Kayaking For Ocean Kings!

Frenchman Lake, located in Plumas County in the northeastern portion of the Plumas National Forest, ...

Frenchman Lake Yields Rainbows and Brown Bullheads for Anglers

By Stacy Barawed After a long week in the office, the last thing I wanted ...

Halibut, Stripers And Rockfish Bite on the Bay

This year has been memorable one for striped bass on the Feather River – and ...

Stripers Still Biting as Anglers Get Ready for Salmon on Feather River

One young angler after another hooked catfish on the pleasant June afternoon at Hagen Community ...

Sacramento Fishing in the City Program Enters 26th Year

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How To Articles

I have known my friend Mike Rheuby for many years having fished against him in ...
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Shallow Water Rockfishing with Black Bass Gear

by Hippo Lau Having been in the fishing industry for over forty five years, I ...

A-Rigs for Salmon?

The basics of downrigger trolling for trout and landlocked salmon are pretty simple and straight ...

Tips, Tricks & Advice For Downrigger Trolling

By Cal Kellogg It’s that time again. The saltwater fishing season is underway, halibut and ...

Get Your Troll On For Ocean Kings

By Cal Kellogg I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. When trolling for ...

Spoons For The Fast Trolling Fraternity

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Spotlight on Conservation

Governor Gavin Newsom today reappointed three of Governor Jerry Brown's most controversial, least popular and most environmentally questionable appointees - Karla Nemeth, Cindy Messer and Chuck Bonham - after in February refusing to reappoint Brown's best appointee, Felicia Marcus, as Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board. He reappointed these three officials in spite of growing opposition to their reappointment by fishermen, conservationists and environmental justice advocates. He reappointed Nemeth as Department of Water Resources (DWR) Director, Messer as DWR Chief Deputy Director and Bonham as California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director. The Governor's Office stated, "Governor ...
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At its June meeting in Redding, the California Fish and Game Commission voted to move the proposed policy on Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fisheries management from the Wildlife Resources Committee to the full Commission at their August 7 meeting in Sacramento for further review and potential changes. Scores of anglers throughout the state attended this meeting to oppose the proposed repeal of 1996 Striped Bass Policy and adoption of the new Delta Fisheries Management Policy . The water contractors and their Astroturf groups, including the Coalition for a Sustainable Delta, the Astroturf group created by Beverly Hills agribusiness tycoons Lynda and Stewart ...
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On May 29, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) sent a letter to the California Department of Water Resources inquiring into the stranding and deaths of thousands of spring run Chinook salmon on the Feather River in April, as reported by guides and fishermen out on the river. The stranding began three days after the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) released 333,442, spring-run Chinooks from the Feather River Fish Hatchery at Gridley and another 332,692 at Boyd’s Pump, a total of 666,134 salmon, according to James Stone, fishing guide and president of the Nor-Cal Guides and Sportsmen’s Association ...
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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and a coalition of fishing and environmental groups have each filed a lawsuit to block the Westlands Water District, the largest agricultural water district in the U.S., from taking what they described as “unlawful” action to assist in the planning and construction of a project to raise the height of Shasta Dam. “The project poses significant adverse effects on the free-flowing condition of the McCloud River and on its wild trout fishery, both of which have special statutory protections under the California Wild and Scenic Rivers Act,” according to a statement from Becerra’s Office. “The ...
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