fish

In Placer County, which fish are safe to eat?

Decades after common mining practices introduced mercury to the waters in Gold Country, some of the fish still aren’t safe to eat. For the first time, a report from Californ ...

Reader Input: Beware ADA’s cash cow

I read the article about mercury tainted fish in the Journal (“Warning to anglers on toxic Gold Rush legacy in some fish,” May 30) and was glad it warned about the dang ...

Warning to anglers on toxic Gold Rush legacy in some fish

  It’s been 165 years since James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill. But a toxic legacy from the Gold Country’s early days continues to ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Meteorites revisited in Coloma; What’s in your fish?; Auburn’s Streetscape program continues and Placer football hosts lift-a-thon

Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’ ...

Reader Input: ‘Clean coal’ anything but

I finished my OB/GYN residency training in 1972, 41 years ago. About then I started warning my OB patients about the health concerns of eating five certain fish.   When I st ...

Placer Sportsmen prepare for 65th youth fishing derby

Howard Staats won’t just miss seeing the smiles and hearing the shouts of joy later this month at the Placer Sportsmen’s Fishing Derby at Regional Park. He’ll miss his annual ...

Fish, geese and turtles, oh my!

In response to Richard Walker’s letter of Feb. 21, I would like to offer another perspective on the fishing derby in Meadow Vista. While I fully agree with his challenge asking e ...

Mercury is a real problem

Regarding Ruth Smith’s letter about methyl-mercury health warnings in local wild fish (Reader Input, June 3), there are a lot of sources for statistics she says is lacking on the ...

File this with warming scare

We are seeing a lot about mercury-contaminated fish and I wonder if we all are going to stop fishing and eating the great wonders of our seas and streams? Considering that mining h ...

The future of fish finders is here

So, with a brand new boat coming, I’ve been shopping around for a new fish finder. It’s been about five years since I purchased my last one… and man, have things changed! Mar ...

Looking back on the year in fish

Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous 2011! Happy New Year everyone and thanks for spending a little bit of your week with me. I sincerely appreciate it! Now, let’s take ...

Bundle up, find hot fishing in the cold

Wow, so I guess it’s suddenly winter, eh? We went from the most ridiculously nice 75-degree Indian Summer days to 25 degrees seemingly overnight. Then, we have more rain coming i ...

Highly aggressive Rock Snot algae is invading Bear River

Oh no, it’s Didymo! Yikes! As if all the invasive stuff we have here like zebra mussels, Quagga mussels, Brazilian Waterweed, Asian carp and mitten crabs, etc. weren’t enough ...

Even hatchery trout can taste good

The weather’s still cool and trout season in the foothills and Valley region is going strong at the moment. Places like Lake Pardee, Lake Amador, Camanche Reservoir, Folsom L ...

Tips to ensure your fish doesn’t taste fishy

Your fish should never taste like fish. Okay, let me rephrase that a bit. Fish should never, ever have a fishy taste to it. If it does, there’s something wrong. When somebody ...