Suisun Bay

New proposed striper rules hit a snag

The Department of Fish and Game held a hearing last month in Rio Vista. There was so much interest in the proposed new striper rules and regulations that the original meeting place ...

The perfect stocking stuffer: a 2012 fishing license

It doesn’t matter when you purchased the 2011 fishing license. It expires at midnight Dec. 31.That means if you have any hope of fishing Jan. 1, you’ll be required to h ...

Turns out there’s no fix for Eagle Lake — for now

Two years ago, the Bureau of Land Management held hearings about the possibility of closing a source of water drain from Eagle Lake, a large section of pipe called the Bly Tunnel.E ...

You and decoy placement are critical to hunting success

You could have some of the most life-like decoys available on the market today, but if you just throw them onto the water haphazardly, you could be doing more damage to luring duck ...

Is that a girl trout or a boy trout?

Some people who hunt and fish have a real affinity for not taking or keeping female species.The catch-and release theory for females is more prevalent by bass fishing enthusiasts, ...

Millions of baby salmon already released from Nimbus Hatchery

A few thousand salmon find their way back to their home stomping grounds each year, the Nimbus Hatchery. When they return, it’s the end of their life cycle.To propagate future ge ...

Mosquitoes will be out in force this year

With so much rain this past winter, there are massive amounts of standing water just about everywhere. And, there hasn’t been enough heat or north wind to dry it up.That means pe ...

Major changes in striper fishing coming soon

Several anglers will remember the good old days, when a search of stripers would mean three on the “stringer” to take home.With what was deemed a declining population, however, ...

Hook a sturgeon, and you're in for one thrilling fight

Really, there’s nothing to sturgeon fishing. But once you get one hooked, a sturgeon can provide the thrill of a tremendous fight on your hands.There’s effective sturge ...

Rendering offshore waters off limits to fishing is just wrong

Anglers who enjoy taking a boat ride in the open, blue water of the Pacific Ocean chomp at the bit each year for the regulations booklet that will define how they’ll be able ...

One of these days, lead fishing weights will go bye-bye

If you cast your line often enough, sooner or later you’re bound to get bit. You might even catch something. The same principle can be applied to lawsuits. Over the years, t ...

Popular Dungeness crab season opens

It’s a fishery well anticipated by a great many anglers – crab, a crustacean made even more popular by the TV series “Deadliest Catch.”California anglers do ...
  •