shad

Different props can make a difference

When you purchase a boat or an outboard motor, you of course get a propeller in order to provide power to move that critter. What you get, however, may not meet expectations of pow ...

Survey shows waterfowl population down considerably in California

Some waterfowl, in large flocks, wing their way to the far north. They head for the pothole prairie regions of Canada and some even further north to Alaska. But many of these same ...

Non-native lice are leaving many deer hairless

Hunters often will have a deer tanned with its lustrous coat of hair on. But there are now bald deer. No hair or, at best, just a scruffy, patchy fur coat. The condition isn&rsquo ...

June 2 is deadline for special hunt applications

Zones A, B, and C deer tags are available, even when the season is underway. The same doesn’t apply for other tags. There are several desired hunts throughout the state that ...

Building your own crab pot is easily doable

Many anglers simply pay for a ride on a party boat out of ports up and down the coast, and many of those boats offer multiple fishing opportunities on the same ride. One of the mo ...

If you want to hunt spring turkey, a clinic might be just the thing

Wild turkeys have been in California for a good 10,000 years. Their skeletal remains have been found in Southern California’s La Brea Tar Pits along with various dinosaurs th ...

Oink, oink: Wild pig-hunting opportunity at Joice Island

Joice Island is in the Delta, inside the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, which is owned, operated and controlled by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. And, there just h ...

Deadline application for special hunts is June 2

If you’ve procrastinated and haven’t bought your 2012-13 hunting license and applied for any of the state’s special hunts, time is running out. The Department of ...

Great fishing at Almanor: state's second-largest manmade lake

Lake Almanor sits at 4,500-feet elevation, at the foot of Mount Lassen. At its widest point, Lake Almanor is 13 miles wide and six miles long.While it’s the second-largest ma ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Water, sunshine bring out stripers, shad

It’s amazing what a little water will do for ya! All the Central Valley rivers are still running extremely high at the moment and that has been an absolute godsend for our fi ...

Time for some mutant herring

Thanks to all this late-season rain we’ve had lately, we’re looking at having — for the first time in several years — a really good shad run on the American River. In case ...