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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San Pablo Reservoir Opens with Great Weather and Trout Fishing

A total of 180 adults and 40 youth entered in the NorCal Trout Angler's Challenge (NTAC) event season opener at ...
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Chasing The Late Winter Bite…

By Cal Kellogg It’s been an interesting and sometimes frustrating late fall and winter fishing season here in Northern California ...
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Cal Kellogg’s 18’ Duckworth Advantage Sport Is For Sale!

By Cal Kellogg Duckworth boats can be hard to purchase and that fact is doubly true when it comes to ...
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Chasing Oroville Kings!

Chasing Oroville Kings!

By Mark Hall Well, January is in the books. Unfortunately, I was only able to get out one time to ...
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Emerald Water, Chrome Trout…

By Cal Kellogg Rain had fallen overnight and it was chilly. Both the air temperature and the water temperature hovered ...
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Folsom Lake, Sacramento’s Backyard Landlocked Chinook and Trout Fishery

When the salmon season is closed on the ocean and Central Valley rivers, anglers still have the chance to hook ...
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American River Steelhead Season Off to Tough Start for Most

The opening of the steelhead season in the upper section of the American River in Sacramento County was slow for ...
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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.  ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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