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Time is now to research campsites for Labor Day weekend
Monday Aug 13 2012
The three-day Labor Day weekend used to be the last hurrah of the summer.It used to be the school year opened on Tuesday following Labor Day weekend. Today, many schools are in ful ...
Outdoors Column: Salmon — it’s what’s for dinner
Saturday Aug 11 2012
Salmon season is just cranking up in the Valley rivers and it’s been going great guns in the ocean for most of the summer. Sure, caching salmon is great — but eating them is ev ...
Outdoors: Salmon opener decent, but best yet to come
Saturday Jul 21 2012
The very much-anticipated inland salmon opener took place on Monday and, overall, it wasn?t exactly a barnburner. Though portions of the Sacramento, Feather, Mokelumne and Americ ...
Overall waterfowl population drops in California
Monday Jul 02 2012
There are waterfowl that find the conditions in California to their liking so they take up permanent residence. Others migrate to northern breeding grounds in Canada and Alaska.To ...
Outdoors: California's only silver salmon fishery
Saturday Jun 30 2012
I?ve been hearing lots of my sea-faring buddies grousing lately about the fact that the Pacific Ocean off San Francisco and Bodega Bay is suddenly loaded with coho (silver) salmon. ...
Mark your calendar: Free fishing day is July 7
Friday Jun 22 2012
When you think of the Fourth of July holiday, you think of what? Fireworks? Camping? Water recreation? Barbecues?All of the above certainly apply. But many years ago, the state Leg ...
Alabama Rig is today's rage for catching fish but not legal in California
Wednesday Jun 06 2012
Some call it the “Alabama Rig.” Others call it an “Umbrella Harness.” Whatever you call it, it can be a devastating way to attract and catch fish.Being call ...
Boats: Blowing out gas fumes is a must; having a fire extinguisher is a must-have
Wednesday May 09 2012
The sky has cleared. We’ve had some breezy days, but those, too, have decreased.The honey-do list grows, the garden gets planted, the lawn mowed, and people are eager to get ...
Permit required for August hunt in wildlife area, Zone A
Wednesday May 02 2012
It’s maybe 130 miles south to the Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife area in western Merced County.That’s not so bad. I travel farther ...
Rain puts fishing plans on hold
Thursday Apr 12 2012
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 ...
Major rule change in harvesting abalone as season opens
Monday Apr 02 2012
Abalone season north of San Francisco Bay opened Sunday. Because of strong wind, however, few people were willing to brave really bouncy sea conditions and pry the prized shellfish ...
It’s time to put night crawlers out of business and use rubber worms
Tuesday Mar 06 2012
I’ve put off publishing any findings until I concluded numerous years of research. Now, the findings are in, and I recently presented a lecture to a fishing group with the co ...
It’s time to help preserve NorCal fishing
Thursday Mar 01 2012
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 ...
SHARE program offers wild pig hunts at Bobcat Ranch in Yolo County
Wednesday Feb 22 2012
Bobcat Ranch is in Yolo County’s Vaca Mountain foothills west of Winters, just under an hour drive north on Interstate 5.The Department of Fish and Game has a little-known pr ...
So, what about salmon in 2012?
Thursday Feb 09 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 ...
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