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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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Tahoe: A Lake of Superlatives and State Fish Records

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE – Legendary Lake Tahoe, straddling the state line between California and Nevada at an elevation of 6,225 feet, is a lake ...
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My First Lingcod Hunt Aboard The Pacific Dream!

By Stacy Barawed As I was reeling harder than I’d ever reeled before, I heard a man’s voice over my ...
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Lake Davis Produces Big Trout & Bigger Smiles

By Wes Ward The attention span of a twelve-year-old is about a tenth of how long it takes to read ...
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Pyramid Lake Trout Action Is Underway!

By Mike McNeilly If you haven't noticed, Pyramid Lake is getting a ton of ink these days. I'm one of ...
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Chinook Action Improves After Run4Salmon Tour of Sacramento River

During the Winnemem Wintu Run4Salmon last year, salmon fishing in the Sacramento Area was surprisingly good. As we were getting ...
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Have Duckworth, Will Travel…Livin’ The Dream Fish Sniffer Style!

By Cal Kellogg The past week was so packed with action that it went by in a blur and served ...
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Sacramento River Salmon Starting to Heat Up!

By Paul J. Kneeland The Sacramento River salmon season is underway, and the fish are starting to fill the river ...
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Monsters and Mining Towns

by Jack Naves Five o’clock Saturday morning in the hills of Amador County, I was zigzagging through windy roads in ...
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Hunting North State Bronze Via Kayak!

By Kevin Hofer In the bass world, Northern California may be best known for its largemouth in Clear Lake and ...
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