fishing

A guide to halibut fishing in bay waters

Halibut are one of the most prized eating fish around, and California is blessed with two species of these flatfish, the Pacific halibut and the smaller California halibut. To many ...

Winds making life interesting for boaters

Strong winds, especially from the north, make it extremely difficult to control a boat, especially in the lower RPM ranges, such as when you’re trolling. They can kick out ne ...

Continuing rains and late spring fishing problems

It used to be an annual event, water rushing and flowing over the top of Shasta Dam, the largest man-made lake in California.   Because of a multi-year drought, Shasta Lake ...

Salmon fishing makes return to local rivers

After being all but closed down for two years, salmon fishing is making a return.   Sacramento River: The river is broken down into three sections: upper section that runs ...

The end to long truck rides for baby salmon

For quite a few years, after artificially-spawned salmon eggs hatch into the next generation of salmon, Department of Fish and Game hatchery personnel have a numbers problem. &nbs ...

Expect full campgrounds for Memorial Day weekend

The Memorial Day weekend holiday is a major getaway camping weekend for many families. Some go fishing. Some do nothing more than kick back and enjoy the great out of doors and ...

Believe it or not, hunting license time is near

It may be another month and a half before your current hunting license expires, and it may be longer than that before you actually pack up the firearms and head into the field, but ...

Uncertain weather impacting fishing conditions

TROUT OPENER LAST WEEKEND ONLY HO-HUM Fishing for trout in the state’s hundreds of miles of streams opened to anglers last weekend, but for the most part it was nothing to write ...

Expect a season of pests

With so much late rain this year, there has not been enough heat or north winds to dry up the large amounts of standing water.   As the weather warms, that means pesky critt ...

The latest from Eagle Lake and Spaulding Tract

It’s been reported here numerous times that there’s a drain pipe continuously draining water from Lassen County’s Eagle Lake, a region which is controlled by the Bureau of La ...