Fishing Reports

By Mike McNeilly “You should have been here yesterday.” Every fisherman has heard that tired ...
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Big Run on the Klamath

By Dan Bacher Anglers are seeing greatly improved fishing in the stretch of the Sacramento ...

Salmon Fishing Shifts into High Gear on Sacramento from the Delta to the Capitol

by Mark Fong For many years I spent the entirety of my time on the ...

Farallon Rockfish, Lingcod Go On Big Bite

By Cal Kellogg My wife Gena loves to fish. With me fishing from a kayak ...

Almanor Adventure Produces Browns & Rainbows!

By Cartmen Saxe Cartmen Saxe of Guerneville, California caught a sturgeon estimated to be 10 ...

12 Year Old Catches Giant Sturgeon!

by Jack Naves For some folks, late summer and autumn kokanee fishing can be intimidating ...

Late Season Kokanee Tactics

With the first major redesign of the best-selling Mirage Outback in over a decade, Hobie ...

The Legendary Hobie Outback Gets Even Better In 2019!

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How To Articles

By Cal Kellogg As I sit here at my desk looking out the window, I’m ...
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Top Trout Destinations For This Fall & Winter

by Kevin Hofer, Kayak City Fishing Team When I bought my first kayak almost ten ...

Tactics for Catching Trout from a Kayak

By Cal Kellogg Some anglers like to troll quickly in the fall, hunting for large ...

Go Big, Go Fast… Or Go Big Go Slow!

Professional angler, David Walker Roughly twelve years prior to his top 5 finish at the ...

Dropshot Dominance: Your Guide To Dropping Plastics!

Today’s average troller is obsessed with dodgers. I’d bet at any given lake on any ...

Flashers for Trout and Salmon

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Spotlight on Conservation

As billionaire agribusiness tycoons Stewart and Lynda Resnick and other agribusiness interests continue to dump hundreds of thousands of dollars into Jerry Meral’s Yes on Proposition 3 campaign, Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, Executive Director of Restore the Delta, offers her analysis of the controversial water bond. Her critique points out three major flaws of the water bond: (1) the percentage of money allocated in the $8.9 billion dollars to help with environmental justice water community needs is a “pittance”; (2) The money in Prop 3 marked for Delta restoration is tied to the construction of the Delta Tunnels; and (3) Taxpayers should not be on the hook for the needed $700 million ...
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On September 20, the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) released a Benefit-Cost Analysis for the Delta Tunnels written by Dr. David Sunding of the Brattle Group claiming that the California WaterFix could bring “billions of dollars in benefits” to those who receive their water from participating State Water Project (SWP) contractors. The benefits include “improved water quality, more reliable water supplies, enhanced disaster preparedness, and climate change resilience,” according to Sunding, a professor of natural resource economics at UC Berkeley. In his initial response, Dr. Jeffrey Michael, the Executive Director of the Center for Business and Policy Research at ...
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Scenic Rucker Lake offers largemouth bass, green sunfish and brown bullhead catfish for bank and boat anglers. Photo by DAN BACHER, Fish Sniffer Staff. I tossed out the Senko into the rocks near the dam as the sun began to set over the conifers of the Sierra Nevada skyline. Before the lure hit the bottom, I felt sudden pressure on the line, set the hook and a fat 14 inch largemouth leaped out of the water. I battled the scrapper right up to the shore, pulled the hook out and released it back into the water. Before it turned dark, I ...
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Ocean salmon fishing outside of the Golden Gate is still going strong, although not as consistent as it was a few weeks ago. The Golden Gate Salmon Association’s first-ever “Fish Like a Girl” all-women charter trip produced solid fishing on August 17 aboard the Salty Lady charter boat out of Sausalito. “The women drove from minutes to hundreds of miles away in hopes of catching the fish of a lifetime and for some, their first salmon,” said GGSA event coordinator Cat Kaiser. “Some of the ladies started the adventure alongside their family or friends and others came by themselves to ...
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