Montezuma Slough

Sterile trout being planted in state waters

The Department of Fish and Wildlife has had numerous lawsuits filed against it over the years challenging the policy of its trout-planting program. The focal point of most suits i ...

Waterfowl season opens Oct. 20; is your call tuned?

Ever have a flock of birds looking like they want to take a close look at your dekes, but as soon as you give the first quack on your call they turn tail and head away? Don’t ...

Sturgeon fishing requires patience, but the meat is worth the wait and work

Despite its size and the fact it wouldn’t win any beauty contest, sturgeon offers some of the finest-tasting table fare.We caught a 40-pounder in the Napa River one late afte ...

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 ...

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 ...