Outdoors

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 ...

Lightning is the greatest danger to anglers

The National Weather Service falls under the purview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and recently issued a finding that fishermen and boaters are the most &l ...

Marauding bears can easily ruin a camping trip

It’s heard often and seemingly is a common occurrence in the Lake Tahoe area, a marauding bear breaking into a house. While homeowner’s insurance generally will cover ...

Emergency regulation changes affect abalone fishery, dredging

The California Fish and Game Commission recently adopted two changes that will affect two specific groups. The first affects those who pursue one of the most prized shellfish in th ...

Campsites are filling for July 4 weekend; better make your reservation now

The Fourth of July weekend is the second major holiday of the summer, and every campground and campsite is expected to fill early. July 4 is Thursday, and if you don’t have ...

Two rods can sometimes be used without having a two-rod stamp

Many California anglers eagerly pay $14.04 for a second-rod attachment to their fishing license, which allows them to use two rods at any inland lake or reservoir. However, there ...

Non-native lice are leaving many deer hairless

Hunters often will have a deer tanned with its lustrous coat of hair on. But there are now bald deer. No hair or, at best, just a scruffy, patchy fur coat. The condition isn&rsquo ...

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 ...

Law varies on maximum number of rounds allowed in your rifle

While manufacturers make and retail stores sell shotguns that may hold numerous shells, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife states shotguns can’t contain more than ...

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 ...

AB 711 would ban lead ammunition for hunting

It may not seem like it, but it’s been more than a generation now that lead shot was banned for all waterfowl hunting and replaced with materials such as steel. In regions w ...

Building your own crab pot is easily doable

Many anglers simply pay for a ride on a party boat out of ports up and down the coast, and many of those boats offer multiple fishing opportunities on the same ride. One of the mo ...

State is starting what appears to be a hot fire season

It’s still spring, and major fires have broken out throughout the state, scorching thousands of acres. November and December were great winter-type months — good rain ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Summertime river safety; Auburn City Council reviews homeless shelter options once more and youth trap shooting

  Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what w ...

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 ...