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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 ...

Richey: Hit Folsom Lake for low water king salmon

Well, there’s not a whole heck of a lot of red hot fishing prospects to tell ya about, but while I was at the International Sportsmen’s Expo last week, I heard from several sou ...

Richey: Trout plant moratorium hits NorCal hard

If you’ll recall, last week I wrote about the lawsuit filed against the Department of Fish & Game that’s resulted in a moratorium on trout stocking in waters throughout the sta ...

Richey: Grad school kooks sue DFG

Okay, so yesterday I had a couple clients out on the Delta throwing surface lures for stripers and we had a banner morning, with a bunch of fish over 10 pounds and one 41-inch, 26- ...

Former LOP resident a two-time winner

Skeet Reese isn’t the only fisherman on the Bassmaster Elite Tour with a connection to the Auburn area. Fred Roumbanis spent the past four years in Lake of the Pines — where h ...

He makes a racket with a rod

Even dream jobs have downsides. Just ask Skeet Reese. The 39-year-old Auburn resident has a career a good many folks would envy. He gets paid to go fishing every day — at least ...