outdoors

So, what about salmon in 2012?

There’s no denying the fact that Sacramento River Fall-Run Chinook Salmon had a banner return from the brink in 2011. After about five straight years of really cruddy ocean condi ...

Steelhead: Good for the soul

I’m not sure how we all got so busy in this life, but it seems nearly impossible to plan any sort of fishing trip with the boys anymore. Kid’s soccer games, basketball ...

The wet weather is helping the fishing

Finally… a little weather! Of course, it looks like we may be headed for another extended dry spell, but at least we got a little rain and snow out of the deal. Of course, w ...

An old fashioned fishing report for the holiday season

First off, here’s wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Hope you all have a great holiday with family and friends. I am hoping Santa brings us some rain! Well, anyway, si ...

Project Kokanee doing big things for California anglers

Twenty million fish planted. Think about that for a moment: Twenty million! That’s really all you need to know about the positive impact that the California Inland Fisheries Foun ...

It’s American River steelhead time

Okay, so looking at it on a map, you’d never figure the American River for a steelhead stream. The river flows right through the heart of the densely populated Sacramento region, ...

Plenty of action on the water this fall

Well, the Indian Summer looks like it’s officially over now as a cold front from the Gulf of Alaska is scheduled to pay us a visit this weekend. While that may make fishing a bit ...

DFG to reconsider striper regulations

Well, here we go… I can’t believe that it’s come to this, but on Tuesday, Nov. 8, the California Department of Fish and Game will hold a public workshop in Rio Vista to revie ...

Time for jumbo kitties at Clear Lake

I know it sounds kinda funny… what with all the salmon we have still around and waterfowl season just getting underway… but one thing I really look forward to this time of year ...

Time for jumbo kitties at Clear Lake

I know it sounds kinda funny… what with all the salmon we have still around and waterfowl season just getting underway… but one thing I really look forward to this time of year ...

The loveable ol’ leopard shark

So, a buddy who’s a big ocean fishing fiend was crying the blues the other day… he said that he’d had an epic saltwater season between salmon, stripers, halibut, rockfish and ...

Suprise, surprise: salmon, salmon everywhere

When the salmon runs in the Valley collapsed a few years back, a friend of mine put it best when he said that it felt like an old friend had died. The void was immense and thousand ...

Don’t get the line twisted, master the knots

While fishing knots aren’t exactly the sexiest of subjects, there’s no denying that there’s a lot riding on that little connection you make between your leader an ...

Put up a fight with that big fish

With excellent salmon fishing going on in the Valley now... and fall striper and sturgeon fishing coming up soon, maybe it is time to take a refresher course on a skill that we all ...

Strong salmon season a pleasant surprise

I will be the first one to admit that I didn’t expect to see salmon fishing in the Central Valley one tenth as good as it has been so far this year. Following several years o ...