salmon

Major rule change in harvesting abalone as season opens

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

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

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

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?

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 ...

Anglers are asked to help in survival of sturgeon

Sturgeon are big fish, a specie that dates to prehistoric times. It’s a fish that certainly won’t win any beauty contests. In fact, they’re quite ugly.It’s ...

Abalone fishery now officially closed in Sonoma County

The dying off of abalone since August throughout the diving areas of Sonoma County has been reported here.It was attributed to a red tide, bacteria-laden water so called because it ...

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 ...

Try trolling to land those salmon

Well, kiddies what we have here is a good ol’ fashioned salmon season on the Sacramento River near downtown and the fishing has been good! One of the best ways to get yoursel ...

Pig hunts to be offered in Yolo County

California is home to many wild pigs, and farmers aren’t happy with the damage the porkers do in their rooting for foodstuffs. Essentially, wild pigs aren’t much more t ...