outdoors

Fish and Game staff will prowl rivers checking salmon

There was all but a total collapse of salmon numbers a mere five years ago. Fishing for salmon in the ocean and river systems was closed.Salmon numbers have rebounded since then. S ...

Mark your calendar: Free fishing day is July 7

When you think of the Fourth of July holiday, you think of what? Fireworks? Camping? Water recreation? Barbecues?All of the above certainly apply. But many years ago, the state Leg ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shad fishing's on the way, so here are some tips

Jim Petruk, President of the Rooster Tails Fishing Club asked me to come down and speak to his group this month about shad fishing? but I?m booked out fishing every day in May. It ...

Disc golf provides cheap, exciting thrills

Diminished pay and tighter budgets don?t deter people?s appetite for fun and excitement. Many just find something else to fill a void left by pricey adventures. That?s where disc g ...

Ocean salmon fishing to open May 1 in north coast waters

Horse Mountain to the Oregon border encompasses the mouth of the Klamath River region, Crescent City, Humboldt Bay and Shelter Cove.While the rest of the state’s ocean waters ...

Poachers undermine restoration efforts

I freakin’ hate poachers! And Kyle Edward Stornetta, 31, of Manchester is right up there with the worst of ‘em. Why? Well, check this out: While conducting a warrant search for ...

Rain puts fishing plans on hold

Well, we’ve had some rain of biblical proportions here lately and the weekend looks pretty wet too. While there may not be a whole lot going on during the storms, things look goo ...