steelhead

Changes to striper fishing could be coming soon

Striped bass aren’t native to California. How in the dickens they transported fish that distance in tanks is almost unbelievable.But they did it — in the late 1800s.Str ...

A lifejacket is required for each person aboard

There’s only one thing worse than not having a lifejacket aboard your boat, and that’s having a lifejacket that doesn’t fit properly.The law requires a lifejacket ...

Fish plants in Lake Tahoe greatly altered

It was reported here that the native minnow population in Lake Tahoe has seriously declined.Some may say, “So what?” But it means with a declining food source, the populations ...

Big increase in state’s salmon population predicted

State biologists are predicting excellent news for anglers who have been restricted from doing much salmon fishing. It appears we may go back to a “normal” population of Chinoo ...

It’s time for north coast salmon and steelies

A chrome steelhead leapt head-high out of the water and then came crashing back to earth. About the same time, Paul reared back and his spinning rod bent to the cork under the weig ...

Salmon season, fishing with a Hall of Famer and steelies

There’s plenty going on right now… stripers heading up the Valley rivers to spawn; Berryessa kokes going Richter scale; Clear Lake bass gobbling trout-sized swimbaits and, oh y ...

Spring brings plenty of angling options

Is it too much to ask that the summer never gets any hotter than it’s been over the past few days? Man, the weather’s been absolutely gorgeous and, right on queue, ther ...

Colfax kid catches fish of a lifetime... on the first try

Sixteen-year-old Austin Fitzhugh of Meadow Vista should never fish for steelhead again as long as he lives. Why? Because he reached the pinnacle of the sport on his very first tr ...

For steelhead action, you’ll need to go north

The upper sections of the lower American and Feather rivers re-opened to steelhead fishing on Jan. 1 with a raspy, last-breath kind of whimper. It wasn’t all that long ago that y ...

Fish valley steelies with yarn eggs

Okay, so October used to be prime time for Valley salmon, but we all know that sad story. The good news is if you’ve just got to get your anadramous fish fix this month, you’ve ...