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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Fish and Game Commission teleconference that descended into chaos rescheduled for April 15

After a teleconference meeting that descended into chaos on April 9, the California Fish and Game Commission has rescheduled to April ...
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California Recreational Salmon Opener Delayed Through April

Anglers for weeks were gearing up to fish the ocean salmon season opener in the Monterey Bay region on Saturday ...
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Amador Anglers Battle Monster Trout to 15.75 Pounds

If you want to catch huge trout, it’s hard to beat Lake Amador right now. Both bank anglers and boaters ...
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The Kayak Cutthroat Angler

By Kevin Hofer Want to catch a trophy trout out of your yak that wasn’t just dumped out of a ...
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Sport salmon season to begin south of Pigeon Pt. on April 4, north of Pigeon Pt. on April 11

San Francisco  --  The 2020 salmon season will start for sport anglers from Pigeon Pt. in southern San Mateo County ...
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Advanced Trolling Techniques for Spring Stripers

by Jack Naves Spring is just around the corner, and stripers will soon be flooding into the California Delta in ...
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Halibut Season Is Going To Be Great! Are You Ready?

San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate region’s coastal waters are the halibut capital of northern California. That has always ...
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