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Best Bites: July 2 through July 8
8.6 pound brown caught at Lake Almanor with guide Doug Neal
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
So we have a heat wave, 4th of July weekend with crowds and traffic amidst a drought. What’s an angler to do? How about hitting the coast? Stripers continue attacking in the San Francisco Bay and beach anglers on the
(More...) (Wednesday, July 1, 2015)
Trout Plants: June 29 through July 3
Feature 2
The following lakes, rivers, streams and ponds this week will receive plants of catchable trout from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife: ALPINE                  Carson River West ForkALPINE          
(More...) (Monday, June 29, 2015)
Best Bites: June 25 through July 1
Photo courtesy of Fish the Outer Limits (Sausalito)
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
Beat the heat and head toward the SF Bay and coast. There you will find cooler temps during the upcoming heat wave and hotter fishing. Limits of stripers are common in the bay and halibut are becoming more plentiful. There
(More...) (Wednesday, June 24, 2015)
18 pound largemouth landed at Camanche
Kevin Miranda with his Camanche Lake record largemouth
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
Kevin Miranda of Sacramento on Friday established a Camanche Lake record by landing an 18.17 pound largemouth bass.   Miranda was casting a River2Sea V-joint crank bait S-110 deep drive lure in the vicinity of Little Hat Island.   The bass was 31 inches
(More...) (Monday, June 29, 2015)
Drought forces fish evacuation at Nimbus Hatchery
Feature 5
With a fourth year of extreme drought conditions reducing the cold water supply available, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is moving fish out of the American River and the Nimbus hatcheries for the second year in a
(More...) (Thursday, June 25, 2015)
State continues water grab effort
Feature 6
The administration of Jerry Brown, aided by the federal government, is trying yet again to come up with a passable plan to divert some of the Sacramento River away from the California Delta and to directly to customers south of
(More...) (Tuesday, June 23, 2015)
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NorCal Fishing Reports
Report Title, Date, Author
Salmon arriving on Trinity River
6-25-2015, Tim Goode - Trinity River

A few salmon are being caught at Junction City and Douglas City by drifters pulling sardine-wrapped plugs. Nothing great or... [ Read More ]
McCloud worth a trip
6-25-2015, The Fly Shop - McCloud River

Good reports are coming back from anglers. Caddis, golden stone nymphs and micro mayflies are worth using. Go dry in... [ Read More ]
Whiskeytown kokes abundant
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Whiskeytown Reservoir

Kokanee bite has been strong near the tower and bridge and along the rip rap toward the dam. Kokes are... [ Read More ]
Bass bite fair at dropping Trinity
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Trinity Lake

Lake is 40% full. Bass fishing has been fair. Lake Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999, ... [ Read More ]
It's early or it's over at Shasta
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Shasta Lake

Top water lures work early morning. Sometimes the bite goes as late as 10:30 a.m. Small swim baits or worms... [ Read More ]
Add some flash for trout at Lewiston
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Lewiston Lake

Lake has four feet of visibility and trout fishing has been solid. Trolling with small flashers and nightcrawlers has been... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Eagle Lake trout bite early
6-24-2015, Courtesy of MyOutdoorBuddy - Eagle Lake

: Fishing remains tough after the early bite. The last couple of days the winds have picked up fast and... [ Read More ]
Butt Lake powerhouse running
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Butte Lake

Hex hatch has slowed. It’s not as good as Almanor. Powerhouse is running, but expect to work for the fish.... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
6-27-2015, Marc Schmidt - Coastline Charters

Tuna time is here!! We are running the first albacore trip of the season tomorrow (sunday) and will be going... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
6-27-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha ran a half day trip in the bay, with 13 anglers catching 26 Striped Bass and caught... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
6-25-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had a half day 5 man charter fishing in the bay. They caught 10 striped bass for... [ Read More ]
SF Bay fishing gets even better
6-25-2015, Tim Goode

Bay fishing has only gotten better. Striper bite is red hot and halibut bite is kicking in. Good times this... [ Read More ]
Stripers surge in Pacifica surf
6-25-2015, Tim Goode

Osprey lures have been the hot lure for striper anglers but the standards will work. Bass are close to the... [ Read More ]
No salmon, plenty of cod in Fort Bragg
6-25-2015, Tim Goode

Salmon fishing is poor. Rock fish and ling cod bites are great. (707) 964-3710... [ Read More ]
Eureka salmon scarce
6-25-2015, Tim Goode

Bottom fishing is excellent. A few salmon are caught outside the harbor in 100 feet of water. No limits, not... [ Read More ]
Crescent City rock cod bite continues great
6-25-2015, Tim Goode

Albacore are being caught by boats going north into Oregon. Rockfish bite continues to be excellent. Salmon anglers pick one... [ Read More ]
Santa Cruz halibut biting
6-25-2015, Tim Goode

Halibut bite is picking up. A 33 pounder was caught last weekend and a handful of 20 pounders are coming... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
6-23-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had a half day charter with a group of kids from JCYC, 10 anglers caught 20 striped... [ Read More ]
Point Sur Rockfish Check!
6-21-2015, Carol Jones - Kahuna Sportfishing

Today Harvey called in with an update from Kahuna Sportfishing in Moss Landing, CA. We fished out Point Sur... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
6-21-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today, Fathers Day, Lovely Martha had 27 anglers catching 13 king salmon to 17 pounds. Numerous shorts. Lots of action.... [ Read More ]
Central Sierra
Report Title, Date, Author
Macks good, kokes on deck at Tahoe
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Tahoe

Mackinaw bite is best from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. Fish are off south shore in 120 to 200 feet... [ Read More ]
Kokanee going strong at Stampede
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Stampede Reservoir

Stampede is fishing well for kokanee. Fish are hugging the bottom outside the Little Truckee arm and near the dam.... [ Read More ]
Jackson Meadows putting out planters
6-24-2015, The Fly Shop - Jackson Meadow Reservoir

Fishing well for planted trout. One of the better options in the area. (530) 587-4844 ... [ Read More ]
Indian Valley trout swarming the middle of lake
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Indian Creek Reservoir

. Indian Creek is fishing well. Best approach is via float tube or canoe. Panther Martins, Kastmaster or Mepp’s spinners... [ Read More ]
Planters biting at Donner
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Donner Lake

Shore anglers get planted trout and the occasional mackinaw. (530) 587-4844... [ Read More ]
Caples fishing well, nearly full
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Caples Lake

The lake is one foot below being full. The wild flowers here at the resort and along the Woods Lake... [ Read More ]
First Day of Summer
6-21-2015, Caples Lake Resort - Caples Lake

The lake is full on June 21st…well, one foot below being full! The wild flowers here at the resort and along... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Panfish best near Stockton
6-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Best action is for bluegill and redear in Tiki Lagoon, Whiskey Slough and Eight Mile Road. Striper bite has slowed.... [ Read More ]
Franks Tract bass take work
6-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Bass fishing has been so-so. Catching five keepers is a challenge. Throwing frogs or Whopper Ploppers at tules is a... [ Read More ]
Disco Bay bite spotty
6-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

There are small stripers around. Black bass bite is best early. Hook, Line & Sinker (925) 625-2441... [ Read More ]
Benicia striper bite fading
6-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

A few stripers are being caught. Most are shakers but a few keepers are being landed. Smelt continue to linger.... [ Read More ]
Antioch stripers biting
6-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Striper continue to come in on the pier. A 33 incher was caught Tuesday night. Most are small. Sturgeon are... [ Read More ]
Sierra Foothills
Report Title, Date, Author
Kokes,bass biting at Pardee
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Pardee Reservoir

Kokanee bite is good on the main body of the lake. Pink, purple or blue hoochies offered between 45 and... [ Read More ]
Bass bite tough at Oroville
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Oroville Reservoir

Bass bite remains a challenge. Most are drop-shotting a plastic worm or dragging a tube. There’s a top water bite... [ Read More ]
Catfish best at New Melones
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - New Melones Reservoir

Lake level dropped three feet this last week. It is currently at 839 ft. above sea level and 249... [ Read More ]
Bass going deeper at Folsom
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Folsom Lake

Bass have pulled off the bank and are in deeper water. Find them from 10 to 35 feet on the... [ Read More ]
Warm water slows Collins bite
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Collins Lake

Surface temperature is 82 degrees. Fishing has been been slow. A few bass are being caught, little else. 1-800-286-0576... [ Read More ]
Bay Area
Report Title, Date, Author
Uvas cats prowl at night
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Uvas Reservoir

Catfish bite is doing well at night. Nothing big coming out yet. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711... [ Read More ]
Waiting for cats to bite at Shadow Cliffs
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Shadow Cliffs Reservoir

Catfish plants have started but fishing has been very slow. Water temperature is 65 degrees. (510) 544-3230, (925) 426-0197 ... [ Read More ]
No good news at Quarry Lakes
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Quarry Lake

Fishing is very slow. Algae is a problem. (510) 544-3133... [ Read More ]
Trout limits coming from LV
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Trout limits are common. Not a lot of whoppers coming in but bite is quite good. Most of the action... [ Read More ]
Drop shots work at Lexington
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Lexington Reservoir

Drop-shots, jigs or 3/8-ounce chatter baits can be effective. Attach a craw imitation trailer. Spinner baits work when it’s windy.... [ Read More ]
Lafayette full of cats
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Lafayette Reservoir

Fishing at the Lafayette Reservoir has been steady lately. Catfish were planted last week and another plant goes in this... [ Read More ]
Stripers biting at Del Valle
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Del Valle Lake

Hot and sunny for the week highs stayed in the upper 90's and low 100's with a minimal breeze. ... [ Read More ]
Crank for bass at Coyote
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Coyote Lake

There’s a decent crank bait bite for those casting from boats. Water is a bit murky. Spinner baits can be... [ Read More ]
It's all cats at Contra Loma
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Contra Loma Reservoir

Catfish bite has been good, especially near the Swim Area and Channel Point. No trout caught lately. (510) 544-3154 ... [ Read More ]
Tough bass bite at Chesbro
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Chesbro Reservoir

Shaky heads in purple or green pumpkins can get action. Bass are decent sized. Fishing is so-so. (408) 358-3741, Coyote... [ Read More ]
Cats getting active at Chabot
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Chabot

Catfish bite is picking up. Trout bite has slowed greatly. A 6.25 pound trout was caught by Cardin Mitsand of... [ Read More ]
Calero getting weedy
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Calero Lake

Spinner baits may work near the grassy areas. Drop-shotting with a long leader may help get casts over the weeds.... [ Read More ]
Berryessa bass attacking
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Berryessa

Bait population is thick. Guide Don Paganelli reports more bait balls than in recent years, probably due to mild winter... [ Read More ]
Anderson bass bite tapering
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Anderson Reservoir

Bass bite has slowed a bite. Best action is on soft plastics. Green pumpkin, watermelon or pumpkin colored worms on... [ Read More ]
Central California
Report Title, Date, Author
San Luis bite slowing
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - San Luis Reservoir

Striper bite has slowed. Trollers go down 60 to 80 feet. In the forebay, big catfish are being caught. For... [ Read More ]
San Antonio nearly a puddle
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - San Antonio Lake

Lake is down to 5% of capacity. Jim’s Pro Bass (805) 237-0549, Lake San Antonio Marina (805) 472-2818... [ Read More ]
Santa Margarita Lake Fish Report
6-21-2015, Santa Margarita Lake Staff - Santa Margarita Lake

Panfish have been biting all over the lake on redworms and mealworms. It's been an even mix of craggie, bluegill,... [ Read More ]
Eastern Sierra
Report Title, Date, Author
Silver Lake Fish Report
6-27-2015, Andrew Jones - Silver Lake

Well it was a week of unsteady and inconsistent fishing here at Silver Lake. With another week of very... [ Read More ]
Convict Lake Fish Report
6-27-2015, Convict Lake Staff - Convict Lake

Catch of the Week: Brittney Lavahne from Riverside with a monster 7 pound 13 ounce Rainbow. She was using a... [ Read More ]
Offshore Bluefin
6-27-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

  Markus from the New Lo-An called in with a report of 50+ 25-40 lb Bluefin in U.S. waters. The anglers... [ Read More ]
Fire bedevils Carson River area
6-25-2015, Tim Goode - Carson River

East Fork is closed to anglers because of a wild fire. West Fork is open but fishing is poor. Creekside... [ Read More ]
They're Biting!
6-25-2015, Mike Morrison - Sportfishing at 22nd Street Marina

The Freedom will be fishing freelance. Trips will be departing nightly at 10pm for $145. Check the Book Online tab... [ Read More ]
Virginias still good
6-24-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The Virginias are still producing some nice fish each day, early and late in the day they're doing well with... [ Read More ]
Twins kicking out trout
6-24-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

There's still some nice fish being caught on the Twins lately, as well as some good numbers of pan-sized fish... [ Read More ]
Tough year continues at Kirman
6-24-2015, Jim Reid - Kirman Lake

We've only had a couple reports from Kirman this week and it sounds like the fishing is pretty tough. ... [ Read More ]
Loop lakes providing fair results
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - June Lake Loop

Trout are being caught near the reeds and across the lake from the Marina. Best bet is anchoring with bait.... [ Read More ]
Crowley trout seeking cold water
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Crowley Lake

Water is warming and trout are moving into the channels. Anglers are scoring with inflated nightcrawlers, Power Bait, silver or... [ Read More ]
Silver Lake Fish Reports
6-23-2015, Sheila Bell - Grant Lake

Grant Lake seems to have taken over as the place to catch those sought after GERMAN BROWNS. Trolling... [ Read More ]
Silver Lake Fish Report
6-23-2015, Sheila Bell - Silver Lake

Silver Lake is ALWAYS a good fishing spot with large RAINBOWS and CUT THROATS being brought in from areas around... [ Read More ]
Gull Lake Fish Report
6-23-2015, Sheila Bell - Gull Lake

Gull Lake continues to thrill anglers with large RAINBOWS.. Either trolling or casting from the big white rocks on... [ Read More ]
June Lake Fish Report
6-23-2015, Sheila Bell - June Lake

June Lake is reporting some very nice STRINGERS with the largest coming in around 10 lbs and some very nice... [ Read More ]
June Lake Loop Update
6-23-2015, Sheila Bell - June Lake Loop

The sun is shining (at least for a few more days), the birds are singing and the "BITE" in the... [ Read More ]
Passports bring yellowtail
6-22-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

Capt. Steve Peterson on the Mission Belle just called in from the Coronaod Islands with a fish update. Currently the... [ Read More ]
Virginia Lakes Fish Report
6-21-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The Virginias are still producing some nice fish each day, early and late in the day they're doing well with... [ Read More ]
West Walker River Fish Report
6-21-2015, Jim Reid - West Walker River

The West is running just a little bit high still but has cleared up about 90% of the way and... [ Read More ]
Twin Lakes Fish Report (Bridgeport)
6-21-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

There's still some nice fish being caught on the Twins lately, as well as some good numbers of pan-sized fish... [ Read More ]
Kirman Lake Fish Report
6-21-2015, Jim Reid - Kirman Lake

We've only had a couple reports from Kirman this week and it sounds like the fishing is pretty tough. Yesterday... [ Read More ]
Bridgeport Reservoir Fish Report
6-21-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

Bridgeport is still hanging in there and producing some good fish both trolling and bait fishing from boats though the... [ Read More ]
East Walker River Fish Report
6-21-2015, Jim Reid - East Walker River

The river is still running at about 100 cfs and is still fishing pretty well, it's difficult to say how... [ Read More ]
Wine Country North
Report Title, Date, Author
Napa striper bite accelerates
6-25-2015, Tim Goode - Napa River

Striper action has improved greatly over last week. Stripers as large as 30 inches are being caught near the yacht... [ Read More ]
Sonoma producing bass numbers
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Sonoma

Good numbers of bass are being caught but there aren’t a lot of big fish. There are shad off main... [ Read More ]
Catfish biting at Mendo dam
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Mendocino

White spinner baits and lipless crank baits will get smallmouth. Senkos will get largemouth. There’s a good catfish bite near... [ Read More ]
Hard to beat the heat at Clear Lake
6-24-2015, Tim Goode - Clear Lake

Hot weather keeps angler off the lake. Algae is in the southern end of the lake. North lake is mostly... [ Read More ]
3/4 Day Yellowtail are HOT!
6-22-2015, Thor Brisbine - Newport Landing

Btween the Patriot and the Aggressor 3/4 day trips today they hooked and landed 53 yellowtail up to about 30... [ Read More ]
Central Valley Rivers
Report Title, Date, Author
Butte County shad run over
6-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Shad run is over. Small stripers are plentiful but large stripers haven’t shown. Best to try very late or early.... [ Read More ]
Colusa action slowing
6-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Best action is on small stripers. Very few keepers. Shad run is over. Kittle’s (530) 458-4868; Johnson’s Bait & Tackle... [ Read More ]
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