Boca Reservoir

Final regulations for 2013 salmon fishing are adopted

Ocean salmon fishing opened two weeks ago with the blessing and approval of the feds, a requirement if there’s going to be any fishing at all. The California Fish and Game Co ...

Time to get the boat ready for spring use

Most boats have done nothing but sit on the trailer all winter — some in garages or driveways, some covered and others open to nature’s elements. Some users religiousl ...

Drifting is a means to hunt waterfowl, and it works

Most hunters know it’s illegal to use a motor to sneak up on a raft of ducks. However, using a boat can be a tremendous method for a successful waterfowl hunt. And, with all ...

Don’t wait; it’s time to apply for big-game hunting

If you hunted any of California’s big game last year, you should have received your copy of the “California Big Game Hunting” booklet for 2012 by now.The arrival ...

Bly Tunnel valve at Eagle Lake is shut and locked

For years, water has flowed from the Bly Tunnel at Eagle Lake, feeding Willow Creek. There is and has not been a fishery at Willow Creek. The water that flowed down primarily was u ...

Crawdads (mini lobsters) are fun to catch, great to eat

Some people call the little critters crawdads; others call them crayfish or mudbugs. In reality, it’s a little freshwater mini lobster.Some people use live crawdads for bait. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Ice fishing? It’s fun and so easy

A great many of the state’s lakes and reservoirs in the higher-elevation ranges of the Sierra freeze over in the winter.While most waters remain inaccessible until the snow melts ...