Monsters and Mining Towns

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by Jack Naves Five o’clock Saturday morning in the hills of Amador County, I was zigzagging through windy roads in the dark. The “Historic Main St. Jackson” sign offered a point of light to contrast the dark twisted highways in … Continued

One Bite Away!

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by Jack Naves One of the appeals of fishing is the virtue of optimism it breeds. We are always just one bite away from turning a slow day into the trip of a lifetime. This gift of hopefulness keeps us … Continued

Trolling Methods for Sac Metro Salmon

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by Jack Naves Smoke was spotted somewhere in the Sacramento Area. Luckily it was not a wildfire, but instead smoldering alder wood chips. The sweet smell of sugar-cured smoked salmon will soon delight some lucky soul. Will it be you? … Continued

Late Season Kokanee Tactics

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by Jack Naves For some folks, late summer and autumn kokanee fishing can be intimidating. The fish go deep and often reject typical trolling methods. For me, it’s my favorite time of year to target these pigmy landlocked sockeye salmon. … Continued