outdoors

Fish and Game staff will prowl rivers checking salmon

There was all but a total collapse of salmon numbers a mere five years ago. Fishing for salmon in the ocean and river systems was closed.Salmon numbers have rebounded since then. S ...

Mark your calendar: Free fishing day is July 7

When you think of the Fourth of July holiday, you think of what? Fireworks? Camping? Water recreation? Barbecues?All of the above certainly apply. But many years ago, the state Leg ...

Ocean salmon fishing to open May 1 in north coast waters

Horse Mountain to the Oregon border encompasses the mouth of the Klamath River region, Crescent City, Humboldt Bay and Shelter Cove.While the rest of the state’s ocean waters ...

Spring turkey season opens March 31

Beginning Saturday, March 31, gobbler hunters again can prowl the backcountry in pursuit of traditional Thanksgiving table fare. The season continues through May 6.Shooting hours a ...

Maximum hunting days in effect for Canadian honkers

There hasn’t been much snow in the north to drive the millions of winter waterfowl south. That weather and the resulting migration is a couple of months away.More birds, however, ...

Fall forecast not great for salmon action

With only limited exceptions, all salmon fishing has been closed for a couple of years.   There was no commercial or recreational ocean salmon fishing and there was no rive ...

Grab the sunscreen as summer is here

Some were thinking we might not have a summer this year. There have been just three years in recorded history when 100-degree temperatures were never attained, but 2010 won’t ...

Pick your spot, there's still good fishing to be had

The second major holiday of the summer season has come and gone. That only means that some of the busy weekend activities have decreased.   But the summer heat has definitel ...

Second summer holiday weekend could be a busy one

Storms have ceased and the weather has warmed.   With the looming Fourth of July holiday, expect roads to be crowded as weekend campers and daily recreationists alike all h ...

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 ...