Outdoors

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 ...

Licenses, tags and applications now available for 2013-14

Generally, those who applied for a hunting license or deer tags last year have received the Hunting Digest by now. The magazine has statistics from all over the state from last se ...

Final regulations for 2013 salmon fishing are adopted

Ocean salmon fishing opened two weeks ago with the blessing and approval of the feds, a requirement if there’s going to be any fishing at all. The California Fish and Game Co ...