Fishing

Fishing with JD Richey: The not-so grumpy old fishermen

On Tuesday, it was a blast from the past on my boat out on the Delta as I had the pleasure to fish retired Placer High School teachers Fred Zimmerman, Mario Ferrante, Toby Covich a ...

Fishing with J.D. Richey: El Niño is rolling in

First off, a very happy Thanksgiving to all of you! One of the things I’m thankful for is that white stuff we have up on the hills. It’s been so long since we’ve ...

OUTDOORS: All your questions answered about the Char family

You gotta love brook trout. They are generally very willing biters and when you find ‘em, you usually find a bunch. But it’s the amazing coloration these guys sport th ...

Summer mackinaw fishing is going great up in Lake Tahoe

One of the best places to get away from all this crazy heat is gorgeous Lake Tahoe. Of course,  the weather is a lot nicer up at 6,000 feet — and the fishing remains out ...

Will California close fishing during drought?

Things are getting ugly here in California. It's only June and we have our second round of 100 plus degree weather. As summer progress, the water in many systems likely to be i ...

Reader Input: When fishing, put your hooks away

With the recent opening of trout season, it makes us think of how important cleanliness is in our lakes and streams. I know of three cases that young dogs have gotten fish hooks ...

Fishing tips: The mechanics of Striper trolling

With the wacky weather, unseasonably warm water temps, low water and a complete lack of winter, stripers in the Delta and rivers have been acting a bit wacky this season. One day ...

Don’t lose your boat to a thief

Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...

How young can you be to lawfully hunt?

This is not a trick question. Like my dad with me whenever he went hunting, I was chomping at the bit to go along. I flat out couldn't wait to put a pheasant on the table, to g ...

Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year

While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...

Outdoors: Fall outing on Sacramento River lands awesome Chinook

Nov. 6 was a perfect morning.    Crisp air with more than a hint of fall to it, golden cottonwoods lining the banks of the glassy Sacramento River and the bark ...

Outdoors: The most exciting fishing? It’s angling for Delta stripers

O.K., so we’ve finally gotten to the time of year I look forward to the most.    Late fall — when one of the most exciting types of fishing you can ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Gold Country Fair opens today in Auburn; safe places to catch and eat fish; restitution in embezzlement case and high school football

What we’re working on: The Gold Country Fair opens its doors today for its four-day run at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn. Reporter Andrew Westrope and Photographer M ...

Outdoors: Getting them really hooked takes patience

For our last class on plug fishing for king salmon, let’s take a look at scent, tackle selection — and the best part: the bite! Scent   Running a st ...

Reader Input: Define what data is collected on us

The American Civil Liberties Union has discovered (Associated Press, 17 July) that police departments across the country record millions of drivers’ license plates and locati ...