Fishing Reports

For many years, public bank angling access to the Port of Sacramento and the  Sacramento ...
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Port of West Sacramento/Ship Channel: Popular Fishing Destination, Delta Smelt Sanctuary

Beautiful Lower Bear River Reservoir, situated in Eldorado National Forest in the Central Sierra Nevada ...

Lower Bear River Reservoir: From Trophy Macks to Pansize Trout

Caples Lake, an El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) managed reservoir in Alpine County, offers an ...

Caples Lake Offers Big Mackinaw, Plentiful Browns and Rainbows

By Stacy Barawed Now that guides are able to get back on the water, this ...

West Delta Striper Action With Captain Jeff Soo Hoo!

By Cal Kellogg The Chinook salmon is the dean of California saltwater gamefish. Over the ...

Salmon Are Biting! Here’s How To Get Kings From The Deck Of A Charter Boat!

By Stacy Barawed The night before embarking on my first-ever trout trip, I tried to ...

Stormy Weather Trout Action On The Sacramento!

The silvery fish leaped out of the water and then surged on one last run ...

Exploring the Mysteries of American River Shad During the Time of Coronavirus

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How To Articles

By Cal Kellogg The Chinook salmon is the dean of California saltwater gamefish. Over the ...
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Salmon Are Biting! Here’s How To Get Kings From The Deck Of A Charter Boat!

By Cal Kellogg When most of us think about trout fishing we visualize mountain streams, ...

Kayaking For River Trout

Ah yes, spring! The season when our fisheries heat up and anglers feel most alive ...

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!

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Spotlight on Conservation

SACRAMENTO – California Governor Gavin Newsom on July 28 unveiled a final version of his controversial Water Resilience Portfolio, a water plan that that includes the Delta Tunnel, Sites Reservoir and the agribusiness-promoted “voluntary agreements.” The plan drew praise from agribusiness interests and water agencies — and strong criticism from salmon advocates, Tribal leaders and environmental justice leaders for the damage that they say the  tunnel, new reservoir and voluntary agreements would could cause to the San Francisco Bay-Delta Ecosystem, imperiled salmon and steelhead populations and West Coast fisheries. The Governor described the portfolio as the Administration’s blueprint for “equipping California to cope with more extreme droughts and floods, rising temperatures, ...
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Photo: Dan Bacher and Jay Soresen after Jay's induction into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame in January 2018. Photo by Dave Hurley. “Jolly Jay” Sorenson, longtime conservationist, Delta fishing guide, outdoor columnist and Stockton resident, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home age 83 on June 22, 2020. Sorenson was one of two Stockton residents inducted into the California Outdoors Hall of Fame, the other being longtime Stockton Record outdoor columnist and author Pete Ottesen. After successfully beating throat cancer 5 years ago, Sorensen lived with complications from the radiation therapy that left him unable to take nourishment ...
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Out of an abundance of caution, SMUD is temporarily closing the Rancho Seco Recreational Area to day visitors effective immediately after park operator employees learned a visitor that subsequently tested positive for COVID-19, SMUD reported in a press release this afternoon. SMUD anticipates re-opening the park to day visitors on July 6. "Through extensive contact tracing, it was confirmed that no other park guests were exposed to the COVID-positive visitor," SMUD said. "SMUD has been working with the park operator throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to put health and safety measures in place to protect the public and park staff," SMUD ...
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The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) on June 17 took another key action in its plan to build the Delta Tunnel, a massive public works project that a coalition of fishermen, Tribal leaders, environmentalists, family farmers, Delta residents, elected officials and other Californians considers to be potentially the most environmentally destructive public works project in California history. In the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, DWR submitted a revised Department of the Army permit application pursuant to Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to request authorization ...
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