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  1. Salmon Advocates Respond to Reclamation Plan to Cut Flows on American River

    On Friday, January 10, Peggy L. Manza,, issued an order to reduce water releases on the American River below Nimbus Dam from 2,500 cfs to 2,000 cfs at a time when fall Chinook salmon...
  2. Newsom’s Delta Tunnel Planning Moves Full Speed Ahead

    The California*Department of Water Resources (DWR)*is moving full-speed ahead with its campaign to build the controversial single tunnel under the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, as demonstrated...
  3. Zero Delta Smelt Found in CDFW Fall Midwater Trawl Survey Two Years in a Row

    The Delta smelt, once the most abundant species on the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, continues its long slide towards extinction. For the second year in a row, the CDFW in its annual fall...
  4. Good Numbers of Salmon, Steelhead Return Again to Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery

    Hundreds of steelhead are showing at the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery this season. Photo by DAN BACHER, Fish Sniffer Staff.* Large numbers of fall-run Chinook salmon have returned to the Mokelumne...
  5. Commission Postpones Adoption of Delta Fisheries Management and Striped Bass Policies

    Dr. David Ostrach, Science Advisor for Allied Fishing Groups & Northern California Guides and Sportsmen’s Association, speaks before the California Fish and Game Commission in Sacramento on December...
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    I Caught My First Sturgeon!

    By Stacy Barawed My cousin Michael and I had reserved spots aboard the Gatecrasher well ahead of sturgeon season. Our Sunday finally came, and we met at the Pittsburg Marina, wide-eyed and toting...
  7. Rollins Lake Offers Great Spotted Bass, Bluegill and Crappie Fishing

    Michael Allen shows off a couple of scrappy spotted bass typical of those that dominate the black bass fishery at Rollins now.*Photo by DAN BACHER, Fish Sniffer Staff.   Like many reservoirs in...
  8. Bass Angler Catches New Lake Record Crappie at New Melones

      Josh Parris of San Andreas caught and released this 3.47-pound crappie, a new lake record, at New Melones Lake on November 15. Photo courtesy of JOSH PARRIS GUIDE SERVICE, San Andreas.* ANGELS CAMP...
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    Re: Magazine Trout

    It does look kind of odd.

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  10. Attend Fish and Game Commission Meeting Dec. 11 to Save the Striped Bass Fishery!

    Roger Mammon, President of the California Striped Bass Association (CSBA) West Delta Chapter, testifies at the California Fish and Game Commission meeting in Sacramento on August 7, 2019. Photo by...
  11. King Salmon Surge Into Nimbus Fish Hatchery on American River

    RANCHO CORDOVA – This has been a slow year for salmon fishing on the American River. Very few anglers are still fishing in the section of river open to fishing from the SMUD powerline at the...
  12. Rounding Up Crabs & Rockfish Aboard The Happy Hooker!

    By Stacy Barawed I’d been wanting to book a trip with Captain Jonathon Smith and his crew for a while now, so when an opening became available on Sunday’s rockfish and crab combo on the Happy Hooker,...
  13. Governor Newsom Continues Jerry Brown’s Pro-Big Ag and Anti-Fish Policies

    R.I.P. Robert Light, the Delta cartoonist whose Rio Life was published regularly in the Rio Vista River News, recently passed away. He spoke truth to power. He predicted exactly what would happen...
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    Exploring For Sierra Trout!

    By Kevin Hofer When the leaves begin to change, the days get shorter, nights get cooler this is my cue to get the kayak up to the Sierras before the snow comes and closes it off for the winter. I’ve...
  15. A 5 Pound Slump Buster At Collins Lake!

    By Cal Kellogg If you are a serious angler, getting skunked from time to time is part of the game, but you don’t have to like it! A few weeks back I attended the Norcal Angler’s Challenge Trout...
  16. PG&E spends $1.3 million lobbying in one quarter after spending $10 million in 2018

    The PG&E shutoffs of power to over 2 million people in recent weeks, including those of Fish Sniffer staff, readers and advertisers, have made our lives very difficult in northern and central...
  17. California plans to sue over federal water plan, but DWR releases E.I.S. that increas

    New state water plan would increase water exports*by 373,000 acre feet per year on average The Gavin Newsom Administration on November 21 announced two separate but related actions*that will have a...
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    Re: help choosing a fishfinder...

    We run a Helix 9 on the Sniffer Duckworth. I have been a Lowrance guy for 20 years, but have been super impressed with the Humminbird unit.

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  19. Light Tackle Rockfish off the Big Sur Coast

    Nick Ingram of San Jose holds up a brightly colored vermilion rockfish caught on a swimbait on light tackle off the Big Sur coast aboard the Kahuna out of Moss Landing.*Photo by DAN BACHER, Fish...
  20. Groups Slam Interior Department’s Sweetheart Deal with Westlands Water District

    Conservation, environmental justice and*public interest groups on November 8 responded with outrage to an Associated Press*report that Secretary David Bernhardt’s Interior Department is poised to...
  21. Anglers Bag Three Trout Over 7 Pounds at Collins Lake NTAC Event

    Rob Cetinich*of San Jose had a fantastic day on November 3 when he won first place in the adult division of the two-day NorCal Trout Anglers Challenge (NTAC) event at Collins Lake by landing the...
  22. Re: Lake Camanche 11/15/19 Bite is getting Better

    Awesome. Here with the Boy Scouts today to get them on some trout. Your pics are inspiring to a young group of kids.

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  23. Go Light and Shallow for Sonoma Coast Rockfish

      By Mark Fong A quick snap of the rod tip sent my small swimbait toward its target. Letting the bait fall through the water column, I methodically counted it down to 35 feet before closing the bail...
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    Pulling Flies For Lake Davis Rainbows!

    By Cal Kellogg Fall trout fishing is exploding throughout the Sierras and things are starting to pop in the foothills too at places like Collins Lake and New Melones. My most recent trout fishing...
  25. New Federal Water Rules Will Boost Delta Water Exports, Imperil Salmon

    SAN FRANCISCO — The federal government, led by former Westlands Water District and oil industry lobbyist and current Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, on October 22 released a new set of...
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