fishing

Hey now, you’re an all star

Auburn’s Skeet Reese is set to make his fourth appearance at the Bassmaster Toyota Trucks All-Star Week — and he’s confident he can emerge as the winner. Though ...

Outdoors Column: Salmon — it’s what’s for dinner

Salmon season is just cranking up in the Valley rivers and it’s been going great guns in the ocean for most of the summer. Sure, caching salmon is great — but eating them is ev ...

Drift ocean style to reel in lake trout

Sometimes I want to throw my downriggers over the side! Sure, they?re great tools for fishing our local lakes in the heat of summer ? when the trout are holding down deep. They al ...

Simple checks can prevent potentially deadly accidents

Hitting a particularly bumpy section of I-5, my buddy Reilly was horrified when he looked into his rear-view mirror. Going down the freeway at 55 mph, there was his big Fish Rite ...

Look into rip baits for trophy stream trout

“Aquatic invertebrates account for the bulk of the average stream trout’s diet, but the largest fish in the creek prefer meat for dinner…”I read that littl ...

Fishery Foundation of California improving conditions in the state

Between water diversions, encroaching development and general habitat loss, fish populations in the North State seem to be heading south these days. Though there are lots of factor ...

Take the hum out of downrigging with braids

First off, happy Memorial Day everyone! Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend I’m sure many of you are heading out camping and fishing somewhere — ther ...

NorCal filled with catfish hot spots

With all of the glamour species we have to fish for in this part of the world, catfish don?t get a lot of love. By they should. Cats are plentiful and live darned near everywhere a ...

Boating, fishing, camping: Memorial Day weekend approaches

Memorial Day weekend is approaching, when families enjoy three days to get away, camp, fish and have fun.Campgrounds near and far, from the refreshing salt air coastal regions up t ...

Prepared the right way, shad is delicious

Last week, I gave you some pointers on how to hook up with one of the Valley?s most exciting gamefish... the American shad. This time around, we?re going to take a look at eating t ...