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Record bass top weekly big fish list
James Mauzey of Santa Cruz with a 9 pound trout from Del Valle
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
Big bass take the spotlight in this week’s big fish list.   Kevin Miranda of Sacramento set a Camanche Lake record with an 18.17 pound largemouth.   Malcom Fey of Windsor may have landed a lake record smallmouth bass at Quarry Lakes in Fremont
(More...) (Thursday, July 2, 2015)
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 3
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)
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
by DFW RELEASE
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
by CENTRAL VALLEY BUSINESS TIMES
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
Shasta-Trinity
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McCloud good to fly fishers
7-2-2015, The Fly Shop - McCloud River

Fishing has been good! Seems like the best flies have been nymphs fished high stick style or suspended under an... [ Read More ]
Bass bite tapers at Trinity
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Trinity Lake

Bass fishing has slowed a bit. Minersville ramp is open. Small fish are in the shallows. There may be some... [ Read More ]
Water warms, bass bite slows at Shasta
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Shasta Lake

Surface temperature is 82 degrees. Top water bite has faded. Try worms or tubes or spoon near structure. Boat traffic... [ Read More ]
Late trout bite at Lewiston
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Lewiston Lake

Trout fishing has been slow during the day. Best action is at night via kayak with silver spinners or lime... [ Read More ]
Lassen-Plumas
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North Fork trout bite worth exploring
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Feather River

Belden up to Caribou is fishing well. Dries early and late and go to nymphs in faster water during the... [ Read More ]
Pit a good pick
7-2-2015, The Fly Shop - Pit River

The Pit always fishes great in June through July. No reason why this river shouldn't be on your fishing list... [ Read More ]
Go deep for Eagle Lake trout
7-2-2015, Courtesy of MyOutdoorBuddy - Eagle Lake

The big spring was pumping out enough cold water to hold a surface temp of 61 degrees. It’s generally found... [ Read More ]
Stuffed trout finicky at Davis
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Davis Lake

Damsel flies, calabaetis and blood midge hatches are prolific and trout are stuffed. Trout are stuffed. Fishing is challenging. Guide... [ Read More ]
Butt Lake powerhouse running
7-2-2015, The Fly Shop - Butte Lake

Powerhouse is running and browns and rainbows are being caught. A 10 pound rainbow was caught last week. Pond smelt... [ Read More ]
Saltwater
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Lovely Martha Fish Update
7-4-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today, Lovely Martha had a half day trip in the bay, 15 anglers caught 30 striped bass and boxed 7... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
7-3-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had a half day trip in the bay with 25 anglers catching 50 striped bass by 8... [ Read More ]
Early salmon limits and room for albies next week
7-2-2015, Marc Schmidt - Coastline Charters

Back to charters after wrapping up a bit of commercial fishing. We found them biting real good down at the... [ Read More ]
No slowing SF Bay striper bite
7-2-2015, Tim Goode

Striper limits are common. Raccoon Straits have been productive, as has China Camp. Halibut are caught at Paradise. Hi’s Tackle... [ Read More ]
Stripers on San Mateo County beaches
7-2-2015, Tim Goode

Striper bite continues. Mussel Rock has been the best spot. The apartments have also been productive. Bass are also on... [ Read More ]
Monterey rock cod bite on fire
7-2-2015, Tim Goode

Ling cod and rock cod limits are common. There is a fair showing of cabezon. There are halibut in the... [ Read More ]
Albacore pay a brief visit to Fort Bragg
7-2-2015, Tim Goode

Albacore were caught Sunday. Best boat scored 14 fish. Another boat had 7. Other half-dozen ranged from 4 to zero.... [ Read More ]
Eureka salmon showing, halibut re-opens
7-2-2015, Tim Goode

Salmon are biting better. Some charter boats are getting limits. Rock fish bite is very good. Halibut season re-opened Wednesday.... [ Read More ]
Bottom fishing tops in Crescent City
7-2-2015, Tim Goode

Rock fish bite continues to be very good. No salmon, no albacore. Englund Marine (707) 464-1650 ... [ Read More ]
Capitola halibut starting to bite
7-2-2015, Tim Goode

Halibut are coming in more frequently. Mile Buoy has been the best spot. Rock cod and ling cod bite is... [ Read More ]
Bodega rock cod abundant
7-2-2015, Tim Goode

Crab season ended Tuesday, capping a season of full pots. Party boats are getting constant limits of rock cod and... [ Read More ]
Benicia shoreline action mixed
7-2-2015, Tim Goode

A couple of sturgeon were caught at the State Park earlier in the week. There are a few striper present.... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
7-1-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha ran a half day trip in the bay with 17 anglers catching limits of striped bass, thats... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
6-30-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had 14 anglers on a salmon trip along the marin county coastline catching 15 salmon to 20... [ Read More ]
ALBIES - WE GOT UM IN EUREKA
6-28-2015, Marc Schmidt - Coastline Charters

Ran north from town (40.55/124.50-125.00) and found cold water nothin over 57.8 then ran further and further out and south... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
6-28-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had a half day trip in the bay catching 42 striped bass and 4 halibut to 18... [ Read More ]
Central Sierra
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Time to give Truckee a break
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Truckee River

Weather this week is going to be unseasonably warm with daytime temps getting close to 90 degrees! Flows have... [ Read More ]
Kokes deep at Stampede
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Stampede Reservoir

Lake is at 17% capacity. Surface temp is 70 degrees here, which is driving the Kokes deeper now. ... [ Read More ]
Low Boca still producing
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Boca Reservoir

This lake is at an abysmal 13% right now and it won't get any better. Fishing here has been... [ Read More ]
Delta
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Bluegill, stripers in Tracy
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Bluegill are plentiful. Stripers to 24 inches are being caught with live bluegill. Black bass bite is decent for those... [ Read More ]
Panfish plentiful in Stockton
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Most focus is on bluegill or redear. Inland Drive, Whiskey Slough, Bacon Island Road. March Lane Road and Brookside Road... [ Read More ]
Small stripers, cats in Rio Vista
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Most of the stripers are shakers. It takes a lot of bait and time to catch a keeper and even... [ Read More ]
Slog in Pittsburg
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Still slow. A few striped bass are being caught at Broad Slough, Antioch Marina and Sherman Island. All small fish.... [ Read More ]
Lots of little bass in Franks Tract
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Black bass are plentiful, but small, with top waters in the early. Franks Tract is starting to get algae because... [ Read More ]
Small bass the rule in Disco Bay
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Top water lures offered in the morning before heat takes offer will get small bass. Hook, Line & Sinker (925)... [ Read More ]
Stripers visiting Antioch
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Stripers continue to be caught at the pier late at night or early in the morning. Do best during the... [ Read More ]
Sierra Foothills
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Pardee closing July 10
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Pardee Reservoir

Lake closes July 10 for campground and marina renovations. Fishing has been slow. (209) 772-8108... [ Read More ]
Bass challenging, salmon good at Oroville
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Oroville Reservoir

Tournament Saturday yielded a big fish of 8 pounds. Winning bag was 15 pounds and second place dropped down to... [ Read More ]
Bass best at New Melones
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - New Melones Reservoir

The lake level dropped three feet this last week. It is currently at 836 ft. above sea level and... [ Read More ]
Tough conditions at Collins
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Collins Lake

Fishing is very slow. A few catfish are being caught. Little else. Lake is 35 feet below capacity. 1-800-286-0576... [ Read More ]
Bay Area
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Cats on tap at Uvas
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Uvas Reservoir

Some catfish are caught here. Use nightcrawlers or chicken liver. Bluegill will take red worms or wax worms under a... [ Read More ]
Target cats early at Shadow Cliffs
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Shadow Cliffs Reservoir

Water temperature is at 70 degrees. Best action is early and most focus on catfish. (510) 544-3230... [ Read More ]
Trout bite still going at San Pablo
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - San Pablo Reservoir

The trout bite is still on. Use the sliding sinker rig and nightcrawlers or Power Bait. Kastmasters or J7 Rapala... [ Read More ]
Trout limits common at LV
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Trout fishing is good for those using Power Bait in South Cove or nightcrawlers in Cowboy or Howden Coves. Boaters... [ Read More ]
Lexington cats biting
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Lexington Reservoir

Catfish are worth pursuing. Nothing large yet but plenty of 3 to 5 pounders being caught on cut baits. Bass... [ Read More ]
Cat bite strong at Lafayette
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Lafayette Reservoir

Fishing at Lafayette reservoir has been picking up lately. The last catfish plant was 1,200 pounds on June 24. There... [ Read More ]
Striper time at Del Valle
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Del Valle Lake

Stripers, Stripers, and more Stripers are being caught. An average sized striped bass is anywhere from 2 to 8... [ Read More ]
Contra Loma cats biting
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Contra Loma Reservoir

Fishing has been good for Catfish. Try fishing for Catfish with nightcrawlers, anchovies, or chicken liver at Loma Island, Channel... [ Read More ]
Chesbro challenging
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Chesbro Reservoir

It’s generally slow, but some bass are caught early on top water lures. Purple or green pumpkin worms are worth... [ Read More ]
Chabot holding strong
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Chabot

Fishing for trout, catfish and bass is all starting to pick up again. With the water temperature rising, trout are... [ Read More ]
Feature creatures at Calero
7-2-2015, The Fly Shop - Calero Lake

Texas-rigged creature baits offered at the edge of the grass is a good tactic. Good color is green pumpkin. (408)... [ Read More ]
Bass, crappie on at Berryessa
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Berryessa

Largemouth bass bite is good. Finesse tactics work well. Top water early and late. Trollers get mixed bags of trout,... [ Read More ]
Jig time at Anderson
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Anderson Reservoir

Jigs (green pumpkin is key) are productive. Top water may work early before the sun hits the water. Senkos will... [ Read More ]
Central California
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Shaver trout a puzzle
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Shaver Lake

Shaver Lake has taken a turn for the worst for fishermen who have attempted to locate fish this past week.... [ Read More ]
Forebay schoolies entertain
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - San Luis Reservoir

Schoolies are being caught in the forebay. Anything shad colored will work. Bait anglers use anchovies, pile worms or blood... [ Read More ]
Panfish biting best at Lopez
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Lopez Lake

Trout can be caught trolling near the dam with Kastmasters, Needlefish or Rapalas 15 feet deep. Bluegill and crappie are... [ Read More ]
San Antonio closes
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - San Antonio Lake

Lake closed June 30 because of low water. Lake is 5% of capacity. Jim’s Pro Bass (805) 237-0549, Lake... [ Read More ]
Shore anglers pick trout at Huntington
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Huntington Lake

Huntington is producing some nice rainbows and an occasional brown from the shore with trout dough bait. The inlets are... [ Read More ]
Browns biting at Edison
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Edison Lake

Edison pumped out some nice browns and rainbows for Auberry fisherman Ron Smith. Smith spent a week there and ... [ Read More ]
Tough bite at Bass Lake
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Bass Lake

Fishing is slow. Best chance for action is for bass in the evening or trout before 7 a.m. (559)... [ Read More ]
Eastern Sierra
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Holiday Updates
7-4-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

The New Lo-An and its 32 passengers returned this morning with a great report of 66 Bluefin Tuna, 8 Yellowfin... [ Read More ]
Friday Half Day Bluefin
7-3-2015, Seaforth Staff - Seaforth Sportfishing

7/3/15 9:00am - The New Seaforth has 11 bluefin on the boat this morning.... [ Read More ]
Virginias producing trout
7-2-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The Virginias are still producing some nice fish up to just over 8 pounds! Mice tails have been doing well,... [ Read More ]
Solid action at Twin Lakes
7-2-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

The Twins are still producing some nice fish with a few tipping the scales at just over 7 pounds! Some... [ Read More ]
Mammoth trout at Mammoth Lakes
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Mammoth Lakes

Plants of large trout went in this week. A group of 4 on Tuesday brought in five 8 pound trout... [ Read More ]
June Loop bite improving
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - June Lake Loop

A plant of 400 pounds of 1 to 3 pound trout went in this week and sparked better action. Trout... [ Read More ]
Early Thursday Bluefin
7-2-2015, Seaforth Staff - Seaforth Sportfishing

      UPDATE 8:55am - The New Seaforth didn't want to get left out of the action, so their morning half day... [ Read More ]
Solid early bite at Crowley
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Crowley Lake

It’s an a.m. bite here. Heat and wind take over by mid-day. Trout bite remains good and it’s best in... [ Read More ]
Convict continues to please
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Convict Lake

Inflated Nightcrawler and Berkley baits have been doing well all week. Everything from Power Worms to Power Eggs. Across the... [ Read More ]
Monday wrap up...
6-29-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

The New Lo-An finished their 1.5 day trip with 51 bluefin tuna for 21 anglers. They deaprt again on Tuesday... [ Read More ]
Monday Bluefin
6-29-2015, Seaforth Staff - Seaforth Sportfishing

6/29/15 9:00 - Captain Steve just called in from the Aztec's one day trip. So far they have 30 bluefin... [ Read More ]
Virginia Lakes Fish Report
6-28-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The Virginias are still producing some nice fish up to just over 8 pounds! Mice tails have been doing well,... [ Read More ]
West Walker River Fish Report
6-28-2015, Jim Reid - West Walker River

The West has been fishing very well this past week with lots of anglers reporting good days with bait, lures... [ Read More ]
Twin Lakes Fish Report (Bridgeport)
6-28-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

The Twins are still producing some nice fish with a few tipping the scales at just over 7 pounds! Some... [ Read More ]
Kirman Lake Fish Report
6-28-2015, Jim Reid - Kirman Lake

We haven't heard any news from Kirman this week, as soon as we get some reports we'll pass them along.... [ Read More ]
Bridgeport Reservoir Fish Report
6-28-2015, Bridgeport Reservoir Staff - Bridgeport Reservoir

Bridgeport has had a couple slow days this week but overall the fishing has been pretty steady out there, not... [ Read More ]
East Walker River Fish Report
6-28-2015, Jim Reid - East Walker River

The flows on the East are still hanging in there at around 105 and have been there for several weeks.... [ Read More ]
Sunday Headlines
6-28-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

Markus from the New Lo-An returned from a U.S. waters 1.5 day with 50 bluefin and a couple yellowtail. His... [ Read More ]
Wine Country North
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Small stripers biting on Napa River
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Napa River

Striper bite is decent. There are a lot of little fish and live bait is hard to find. Chunk bait... [ Read More ]
Crank for bass at Sonoma
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Sonoma

There’s a good crank bait bite going on. There are quality fish available but they are scattered. Some are inside... [ Read More ]
Hot weather slows Clear Lake action
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Clear Lake

Very few anglers out given the hot weather. Spooks, buzz baits or poppers will work. Jig bite is picking up... [ Read More ]
Central Valley Rivers
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Early striper bite in Butte County
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Striper bite is an early morning deal because heat takes over early. Shad are gone. The Tackle Box (530) 898-9761... [ Read More ]
Stripers active in Colusa
7-2-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Stripers are being caught up and down the river from the landing at Colusa. Keepers are common. Top water bite... [ Read More ]
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