salmon

Time is now to research campsites for Labor Day weekend

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...