j.d. richey

Reader Input: Savor nectar of the gods

Much is in the local news about hidden treasure these days. But it’s there every day, if you take the time to look. I often find it on the back page of the Journal, usually a ...

Striper time — try it with amazing brown butter topping

For the past two months, I’ve been working on the Delta, running striper trips and the fishing has generally been outstanding. Most outings have resulted in 30 to 50 hookup ...

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 ...

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 ...

Outdoors: Try froggin’ for some big thrills when catching largemouth bass

Back in my junior high days, Frogger was the big video game we’d all rush to the Roma Deli to play when the final bell rang each afternoon at E.V. Cain.   For ...

Outdoors: Is your fish tasting fishy?

Your fish should never taste like fish.    OK, let me rephrase that a bit. Fish should never, ever have a fishy taste to it. If it does, there’s somethin ...

Outdoors: Trout fishing is still viable despite low water conditions

  With the trout season opener just last week, it was abundantly clear that we’re in for a very low water summer.   Obviously we didn’t have much ...

Outdoors: Leopard sharks take the bait and put up a good fight

  Leopard sharks don’t get a lot of love from West Coast anglers for some reason. Of course, they’re not in the glamour fraternity with king salmon, yellowtail ...

Outdoors: Charity striper derby coming up

There aren’t all that many opportunities out there to have a good time, catch some fish, partake in a great meal, and help out a great cause…all in the same day. But y ...