Richey

The fishing’s heating up with the weather

Well, our first week of hot weather has kicked the snowmelt into overdrive and that’s really turned some fishing spots on… while making others a little tougher. Here’s a quic ...

Highly aggressive Rock Snot algae is invading Bear River

Oh no, it’s Didymo! Yikes! As if all the invasive stuff we have here like zebra mussels, Quagga mussels, Brazilian Waterweed, Asian carp and mitten crabs, etc. weren’t enough ...

How to catch trout in high water

What an odd year it’s been so far … from a trout fishing standpoint, it still seems like it’s spring, with high, off-colored water in many streams. The good news is we should ...

Kids' fishing derby Saturday at Regional Park

OK, this one’s for the budding little Skeet Reeses out there. The Kids’ Fish Derby takes place Saturday at Regional Park, and while it may not be quite as big as the Bass Maste ...

Mystery surrounds lone Auburn Ravine salmon

Okay, so it was only one fish — and probably a stray — but a large Chinook (king) salmon was spotted in the Auburn Ravine on Monday… the first one in many years. Richard R. ...

Weave a tale, win a trip to kids fly camp

Okay, this one’s for the kids… any of you out there aged 10-15 who are budding outdoor writers? Do you have a knack for penning a good fishing story? If so, bust out your bes ...

State to declare war on stripers?

Do yourselves a favor and sell your jet sled or bass boat as fast as you can. Ditch all those high modulus rods, expensive fly lines and cavernous boxes of lures. Do it quick — w ...

Auburn’s Reese snags another big win

Already one of the brightest stars in professional bass fishing, Auburn’s Skeet Reese took his career — and legacy — to a whole new level Sunday by winning the 2009 Bassmaste ...

A new view on drift boats

John St. John loaded the Remington .12-gauge with 3-inch Magnum No. 2’s and, from 20 feet, pumped two rounds into the port side or his drift boat’s aft quarter. The boat’s to ...

Your old fashioned foothills fishing report

Because everybody needs a good old fashioned fishing report every now and then, we’re going to take a look at what’s going on in our local waters this week. But first, may I ...

Try center pin fishing

Float fishing for trout, salmon, steelhead and shad is all the rage these days — and it is easy to see why. With a float, you can present tasty morsels like roe, weighed nymphs ...

Phasing out of felt-soled wading boots?

In all of the sports I’ve participated in, felt has probably saved me from more extremely painful — and even potentially fatal — accidents over the years than anything. Felt ...

Richey: Hit Folsom Lake for low water king salmon

Well, there’s not a whole heck of a lot of red hot fishing prospects to tell ya about, but while I was at the International Sportsmen’s Expo last week, I heard from several sou ...

Plenty to do in the great indoors this weekend

Okay, so with the April-like weather, you may not be all that excited about heading into the “great indoors” this weekend, but there’s a lot of cool stuff going on at the Sac ...

The new year means it’s time to chase steelies on the American

If you’ve got an extreme case of steelheaditus like me, but don’t want to make the long drive up north to the Smith, Mad or Eel rivers, consider popping on down to our local cr ...