Lake Camanche Trophy Trout, Bass Lurk Above Ruins of Lancha Plana

BURSON – While known best for its bass fishing, the Mother Lode’s Lake Camanche, is a quality rainbow trout fishery ...
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Wild Weather, Wild Salmon Fishing on GSSA’s ‘Fish Like a Girl’ Trip off Marin Coast

The Golden State Salmon Association’s “Fish Like A Girl” charter group went outside the Golden Gate in pursuit of Chinook ...
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Large Kings Show at Lake Oroville This Season

2020, the year of the COVID 19 pandemic, has been one of the top years for big, bold landlocked Chinook ...
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Alaskan Halibut and Salmon with Eagle Charters

By Paul J. Kneeland This has been a very trying spring and summer, with Covid 19 shutting down most of ...
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Feather River Boaters Bag Bright Kings on Opener

The Feather River below the Thermalio Afterbay outlet draws lots of bank anglers and boaters to target Chinook salmon every ...
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Hard Pulling on Lake Tahoe Mackinaws

By Stacy Barawed I try to text or have quick chats with my boat captains prior to fishing with them, ...
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Drifting along the Marin Coast with Captain Trent Slate of Bite Me Charters

‘Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the ...
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Port of West Sacramento/Ship Channel: Popular Fishing Destination, Delta Smelt Sanctuary

For many years, public bank angling access to the Port of Sacramento and the  Sacramento Deep Water  Ship Channel was ...
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Lower Bear River Reservoir: From Trophy Macks to Pansize Trout

Beautiful Lower Bear River Reservoir, situated in Eldorado National Forest in the Central Sierra Nevada at an elevation of 5850 ...
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Caples Lake Offers Big Mackinaw, Plentiful Browns and Rainbows

Caples Lake, an El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) managed reservoir in Alpine County, offers an unbeatable combination of majestic alpine ...
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West Delta Striper Action With Captain Jeff Soo Hoo!

By Stacy Barawed Now that guides are able to get back on the water, this may be the perfect time ...
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Salmon Are Biting! Here’s How To Get Kings From The Deck Of A Charter Boat!

By Cal Kellogg The Chinook salmon is the dean of California saltwater gamefish. Over the decades no other game fish ...
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Stormy Weather Trout Action On The Sacramento!

By Stacy Barawed The night before embarking on my first-ever trout trip, I tried to remain cautiously optimistic as 30 ...
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Exploring the Mysteries of American River Shad During the Time of Coronavirus

The silvery fish leaped out of the water and then surged on one last run in the clear water. It ...
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Angler Bags 25.25 Lb. Rainbow in Diversion Pool Below Oroville Dam

After a long battle, Joshua Giordano of Bangor landed a massive rainbow trout while fishing in the clear, cold water ...
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Trollers Battle Large Rainbows at Collins Lake!

Collins Lake, a popular rainbow trout, black bass, catfish and panfish fishery located on Dry Creek in Yuba County, is back ...
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New Melones Reopens with Great Kokanee and Bass Fishing.

After being closed for over a month, New Melones angling has come back strong, with wide-open topwater action for bass ...
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78.2 lb. white seabass tops San Francisco Bay catches

Jim Rogers of Woodland was drifting live bait from a private boat in San Francisco Bay on Saturday when he ...
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A Letter From The Editor

Hello Fish Sniffer Family! Cal Kellogg here. We’ve shared it all, big fish, limits of fish, skunk days, saltwater trips, ...
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Commission grants CDFW director authority to selectively restrict recreational fishing in certain regions

The California Fish and Game Commission in an emergency teleconference today voted to grant the Director of the California Department ...
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