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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 ...

Look into rip baits for trophy stream trout

“Aquatic invertebrates account for the bulk of the average stream trout’s diet, but the largest fish in the creek prefer meat for dinner…”I read that littl ...

Fishery Foundation of California improving conditions in the state

Between water diversions, encroaching development and general habitat loss, fish populations in the North State seem to be heading south these days. Though there are lots of factor ...

Take the hum out of downrigging with braids

First off, happy Memorial Day everyone! Hope you all have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend I’m sure many of you are heading out camping and fishing somewhere — ther ...

NorCal filled with catfish hot spots

With all of the glamour species we have to fish for in this part of the world, catfish don?t get a lot of love. By they should. Cats are plentiful and live darned near everywhere a ...

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 ...

Fishing derby stocked with memories

Though it was nearly 30 years ago, I can still feel the butterflies in my stomach. Standing there on the shore of the pond at Regional Park at the first streak of dawn, as the Nati ...

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 ...

Plenty to do this weekend on the water

After several weeks of weather that wasn’t exactly conducive to outdoor pursuits, we look to be heading into a generally nicer pattern here... good thing, too as there is a lot o ...

Brine up baits for spring trolling

When all this crazy weather finally settles down and the waters clear out, we are going to have some very good trout and salmon fishing coming up in local lakes. Kings and bows in ...

Rain a welcome sight for anglers

Wow, what a difference a week makes. We go from one of the driest winters in memory to a good solid week of winter (with more in the forecast). The rain and snow we got last week m ...

It’s time to help preserve NorCal fishing

Billionaire water users from down south want every last drop of “liquid gold” we have here in Northern California.And the sad thing is, they’re winning the war.La ...