Lake Almanor

Great fishing at Almanor: state's second-largest manmade lake

Lake Almanor sits at 4,500-feet elevation, at the foot of Mount Lassen. At its widest point, Lake Almanor is 13 miles wide and six miles long.While it’s the second-largest ma ...

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 ...

Permit required for August hunt in wildlife area, Zone A

It’s maybe 130 miles south to the Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife area in western Merced County.That’s not so bad. I travel farther ...

It’s time to put night crawlers out of business and use rubber worms

I’ve put off publishing any findings until I concluded numerous years of research. Now, the findings are in, and I recently presented a lecture to a fishing group with the co ...

Abalone fishery closed along Sonoma Coast

It was reported here recently that many abalone divers were discovering dead or dying abalone along the Sonoma County coast. The reports began flooding Department of Fish and Game ...

Upland game clinic coming to Hastings Island in Rio Vista

If you mention upland game hunting, the first thing that comes to mind is pheasant, those imported, colorful Chinese chickens.But upland game consists of many more types of birds, ...

DFG tries to reintroduce Lahontan Cutthroat to Lake Tahoe

The Department of Fish and Game hopes to reestablish a population of the true native Lahontan Cutthroat trout in Lake Tahoe, and 70,000 young fish made a big splashdown about a mon ...

DFG offers three types of wildlife areas to visit

Last week, in describing changes in the Department of Fish and Game’s check-in at the state’s Type-A wildlife areas, some people asked, “What are the different type of wildli ...

Is that a girl trout or a boy trout?

Some people who hunt and fish have a real affinity for not taking or keeping female species.The catch-and release theory for females is more prevalent by bass fishing enthusiasts, ...

Lake Almanor, and its trophy fishing, beckons

As a youngster, I remember often getting away with the family. Mostly it was weekend trips, but occasionally, a week outing occurred. You’d find a likely spot and, with the vehic ...

Hunting licenses, tags, applications now available

Hunting licenses expire at the end of June each year. Any hunting after that requires a new license.To purchase tags and applications for any of the state’s special hunts, yo ...

Millions of baby salmon already released from Nimbus Hatchery

A few thousand salmon find their way back to their home stomping grounds each year, the Nimbus Hatchery. When they return, it’s the end of their life cycle.To propagate future ge ...

Did you clean your boat at the end of last season?

Did you really get down and clean your boat before the winter storms dropped in on us? Many anglers don’t do that thorough cleaning, thinking there’s still one more trip in the ...
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