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Lake Tahoe Mackinaw Report

by HANS MOXLEY / Hooked Up Sportfishing
Hooked Up Sportfishing out of Carnelian Bay, CA checked in with a fishing update for Lake Tahoe. Today we have good fishing today. We caught 3 Macks for our group of 2 anglers. The fishing was hot
(More...) (Friday, February 5, 2016)

Green rivers on the horizon

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
Dry weather predicted for next week It finally looks like steelhead-green rivers will be found somewhere other than the Smith and Chetco. After a very wet January, we’ll see a break from the rain beginning this weekend that may stick around
(More...) (Wednesday, February 3, 2016)

LV Checked In

Though the water at Los Vaqueros is cold, recent rains have brought a rebound in catfish fishing. Trout and striped bass are both active as well. The reservoir is now at 51 percent of capacity with 81,000 acre-feet in storage. 
(More...) (Wednesday, February 3, 2016)

Trout Planting Schedule for week of January 31, 2016

The California Deparment of Fish and Wildlife has the following trout stocking schedule for the week of January 31, 2016. For simplicity we have sorted the list by county and fishing location. Alameda County: Horseshoe Lake and Temescal Lake Fresno County:
(More...) (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)

7.84 Pounder at Lake Amador

by LAKE AMADOR STAFF / Lake Amador Resort
Lake Amador has been a hot spot as of late. Check this beauty out. Jerry Smith had a good day fishing. He was trolling with a broken back fire tiger rapala and hooked into a beauty weighing 7.84lbs
(More...) (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)

Folsom Lake is Back

by CHAD R WOODS / Nor Cal Fish Reports
Before the rainy season began Folsom Lake had dwindled down to 14% capacity. However, now that Winter is in full force and we have seem signifcant rainfalls in the foothalls the lake has quickly recovered. The water
(More...) (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)

Lake Camanche Fishing Report

by LAKE CAMANCHE STAFF / Camanche Recreation Company
OUR BIG NEWS! We receive the official word from Kent Lambert, EBMUD Manager of Watershed and Recreation that they are expecting Lake Camanche to have both main launch ramps open for the season! Mr. Lambert told me today that they
(More...) (Tuesday, February 2, 2016)

Dismal Salmon Numbers

by JOHN MCMANUS / Golden Gate Salmon Association
Below are quotes from Golden Gate Salmon Association executive director John McManus reacting to an announcement from the National Marine Fisheries Service today that only three percent of the winter run salmon eggs laid in the upper Sacramento River in
(More...) (Monday, February 1, 2016)

Fair to Good at Upper Owens

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Flows have come up moderately due to run-off. Turbidity is significant especially below the confluence of Hot Creeks inlets. Snow and ice present on the roads that take you to the river. The deeper ruts on the two track roads
(More...) (Monday, February 1, 2016)

Big Flows this past Weekend

by MATT KOLES / Gilligan's Fly Service
Things got real big over the weekend. Flows on the Truckee River got up over 2,000 cfs here in the Hirsch, and over 3,000 through Reno pretty much overnight on Friday. Heavy, heavy rains. We haven’t seen flows that big since
(More...) (Monday, February 1, 2016)

3 More Tagged Fish

Ginger Buzzard checked in this morning from the Topaz General Store. The Topaz Derby continues and the fishing has been good. We have had 15 total tagged fish so far with three tagged fish in the last week.
(More...) (Monday, February 1, 2016)

Lake Berryessa Fishing Report

Fished Berryessa on Saturday out of Markley cove. They are at their low water ramp but it is pathed and has a dock. I got on the water at 7 and went straight to the main body. I started throwing
(More...) (Monday, February 1, 2016)

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