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Best Bites: Nov. 19 through Nov. 25
Smith River salmon bite is wide open. Photo courtesy of Mike Coopman's Guide Service
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
There is still salmon action if you want to take the ride north to the Smith River or give a try on the Sacramento River at Knights Landing. Striper bite is quite good on the Napa River and back on
(More...) (Wednesday, November 18, 2015)
Fishing the North Coast with Kenny Priest
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by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
Finally some rain!   Both the Chetco and Smith saw sizable rises on Wednesday and should fish well for the next few days. But if you want in on the action, you’ll need to act quickly. The forecast for the next few
(More...) (Thursday, November 19, 2015)
Green Sea Turtle Found in San Joaquin River
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by CHAD WOODS / Nor Cal Fish Reports
The San Joaquin River has become home to a lost Sea Turtle. Check out the detailed video report from KCRA channel 3. Credit: Andy Bruckner, NOAA
(More...) (Wednesday, November 25, 2015)
Crab toxin problem may run deeper
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TIBURON, Calif. (KGO) --  By now, we know that the Dungeness crab season has been delayed and we know the reason a toxic acid produced by algae in warmer, El Nino waters. One of the world's foremost experts on algae
(More...) (Wednesday, November 11, 2015)
Sturgeon tags wanted
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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has completed its annual sturgeon tagging program, catching and releasing nearly 400 sturgeon in Bay Area waters.  Many of the tags are eligible for a reward if returned to CDFW by anglers.     The
(More...) (Thursday, November 12, 2015)
Trout Plants: Nov. 16 through Nov. 20
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The following lakes, rivers, streams and ponds this week will receive plants of trout from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife:   ALAMEDA          Shadow CliffsMARIN              Bon TempeMARIN              LagunitasNAPA                Lake Berryessa   The following East Bay lakes this
(More...) (Monday, November 16, 2015)
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NorCal Fishing Reports
North Coast
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Salmon in Smith, steelhead arriving
11-25-2015, Smith River

Smith fished very well Tuesday and Wednesday. Conditions should be good through Friday and even longer if more rain comes.... [ Read More ]
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Trinity steelhead need rain
11-25-2015, Trinity River

Steelhead are present but conditions are low and clear. Rain is needed to provide cover and draw fresh fish. Trinity... [ Read More ]
Great bass bite at Shasta
11-25-2015, Shasta Lake

Water temp is 60 degrees. Bass bite is excellent. Top water is tailing off. Jerk baits, tubes, six-inch worms on... [ Read More ]
Hot bite at cool Lewiston
11-25-2015, Lewiston Lake

Trout limits have been common. North end of the lake from Pine Cove Marina to the dam has been good.... [ Read More ]
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Pit producing winter trout
11-25-2015, Pit River

The Pit River is open to fishing all and fishing has been good. This river fishes consistently well. The rainbows... [ Read More ]
Beat the chill at Eagle Lake
11-25-2015, Eagle Lake

Water temps are 49 to 52 degrees and with upcoming chilly high ambient temps in the 20's, we will see... [ Read More ]
Feather River Fish Report
11-24-2015, Craig Bentley - Feather River

Flows are now 800 cfs in the Low flow at Oroville, with 400 cfs being released from the Thermalito Afterbay... [ Read More ]
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Slow sturgeon bite, small stripers in San Pablo Bay

Sturgeon bite has been slow even though the tides have been favorable. Lots of small stripers biting at Red Rocks.... [ Read More ]
Some perch, stripers in Pacifica

Perch and stripers are being caught at the front of the pier. Action is fair. (650) 355-8303, New Coastside (650)... [ Read More ]
Benicia striper bite continues

Few fishermen are venturing out but there is striper action throughout the Benicia shoreline. Some take lures, other use anchovies,... [ Read More ]
More Fun in the Sun
11-23-2015, Randy's Staff - Randy's Fishing Trips

We had a great day of fishing today. The Sur Randy had 100 Rockfish and 11 Lingcod for... [ Read More ]
Good Day on the Water
11-22-2015, Randy's Staff - Randy's Fishing Trips

Today we had a group of 30 anglers on the Chubasco. We caught 300 Rockfish, 9 Lingcod and released... [ Read More ]
Central Sierra
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Cutt bite takes off at Pyramid
11-25-2015, Pyramid Lake, NV

Bite took off mid-week. Stormy weather has been a big help. Shore anglers are doing best. Both spinning and fly... [ Read More ]
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Schoolies plentiful in Tracy
11-25-2015, Sacramento Delta

Lots of schoolie sized stripers in the 4 to 8 pound range are being caught with top water lures, frozen... [ Read More ]
Stripers in Stockton area
11-25-2015, Sacramento Delta

Stripers in the 4 to 8 pound range are being taken from Old River, Little River near Bullfrog Marina and... [ Read More ]
Rio Vista striper bite solid
11-25-2015, Sacramento Delta

Striper bite is solid near Sherman Lake, Sandy Beach, Three Mile Slough and Buoy 22. A lot of 8 pound... [ Read More ]
Pittsburg bite getting good
11-25-2015, Sacramento Delta

Stripers to 16 pounds were caught over the weekend from Collinsville and Broad Slough. A few sturgeon also were caught.... [ Read More ]
Franks Tract LV500 bite on
11-25-2015, Sacramento Delta

Black bass are chasing LV500s. Most of the stripers being caught are shakers. Hook, Line & Sinker (925) 625-2441... [ Read More ]
Disco Bay bass go deep
11-25-2015, Discovery Bay

: Striper and largemouth are both going deeper and schooling. Find one, find more. Use finesse techniques. Rip baits and... [ Read More ]
Sturgeon starting, stripers continue near Antioch
11-25-2015, Sacramento Delta

Sturgeon bite is picking up on both sides. Broad Slough, Chain Island and West Island have been good spots. Stripers... [ Read More ]
Sierra Foothills
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Small bass, big numbers at Oroville
11-25-2015, Lake Oroville

Small bass to 15 inches are everywhere. Find them from the bank to 25 feet. Salmon bite is picking up... [ Read More ]
Bass best at New Melones
11-25-2015, Glory Hole Sports - New Melones Reservoir

The water temperature continues to cool, with the average being 57-61 degrees. Trout bite remains slow. The bass bite... [ Read More ]
Camanche gets truckload of trout
11-25-2015, Lake Camanche

Three plants of 1,200 pounds each went in at the north shore, south shore and south shore pond. Bass fishing... [ Read More ]
Collins trout bite on
11-25-2015, Collins Lake

Trout ‘catching’ is definitely speeding up this week. Biggest fish last week was a 7.5 pounder caught by Carl McCune.... [ Read More ]
Fishing is Slow
11-24-2015, Craig Bentley - Diversion Pool

The Lake surface elevation is dropping about four inches a day and is now at 655 feet. The surface temperature has... [ Read More ]
Fall Bass Bite Continues
11-24-2015, Craig Bentley - Lake Oroville

The Lake surface elevation is dropping about four inches a day and is now at 655 feet. The surface temperature has... [ Read More ]
Bay Area
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Action increasing at Shadow Cliffs
11-25-2015, Shadow Cliffs Reservoir

Trout bite is on and crowds have been robust. Power Bait or nightcrawlers work well. Best is via boat in... [ Read More ]
Trout bite starts at Quarry Lakes
11-25-2015, Quarry Lakes

Trout bite is underway. Peninsula has been a hot spot for rainbows weighing 3 to 7 pounds. (510) 544-3133... [ Read More ]
Trout hot at LV
11-25-2015, Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Trout bite is good in South Cove and Howden Cove. Boaters trolling in Cowboy Cove get action. A plant of... [ Read More ]
Still hope at Lexington
11-25-2015, Lexington Reservoir

Water is very low and a few anglers are walking the bank throwing spinner baits or crank baits. Slowly retrieved... [ Read More ]
Trout spreading at Del Valle
11-25-2015, Del Valle Lake

Cold weather has dropped the lake temp to 58 degrees. Trout are starting to be caught all over the... [ Read More ]
Fish slowly at Coyote
11-25-2015, Coyote Lake

Use finesse baits and fish slowly for a shot at bass. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711... [ Read More ]
Chabot getting better
11-25-2015, Lake Chabot

Trout bite continues to get better. Larger trout are being caught more regularly. Biggest of the week was an 8.85... [ Read More ]
Calero bass bite so-so
11-25-2015, Calero Lake

Open to boating. Bass bite is OK. Spinner baits, crank baits are worth trying. (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait &... [ Read More ]
Berryessa trout bite picks up
11-25-2015, Lake Berryessa

Trout bite is picking up for those drifting minnows near Big Island. Try the 15 to 30 foot range for... [ Read More ]
Plastics work at Anderson
11-25-2015, Anderson Reservoir

Closed to boating. Shoreline anglers are doing well near Woodchoppers and near the dam drop-shotting or Texas rigging six-inch worms,... [ Read More ]
Contra Loma trout bite starting
11-25-2015, Contra Loma Reservoir

Anglers are getting 1 to 2 trout per outing. Boaters seem to have an advantage. Bass fishing remains good and... [ Read More ]
Closed until Feb 5, 2016
11-23-2015, San Pablo Reservoir - San Pablo Reservoir

The park is currently CLOSED and will re-open on February 5th 2016.... [ Read More ]
Central California
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Bass bite picks up at Santa Margarita
11-25-2015, Santa Margarita Lake

Bass fishing is getting a bit better. Some are caught on drop-shots and a few on large swim baits. Best... [ Read More ]
Stripers on both ends of San Luis
11-25-2015, San Luis Reservoir

: Forebay is kicking out good numbers. Top water lures, rip baits, flukes, Rat-l-Traps get action on small stripers. On... [ Read More ]
Fish the open water at Lopez
11-25-2015, Lopez Lake

Crappie and bluegill are being caught drifting in deep, open water. Bass also can be found in deep water. (805)... [ Read More ]
Wine Country North
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Napa stripers plentiful
11-25-2015, Napa River

Stripers are everywhere. Troll, throw swim baits, fly fish or throw live bait. Take your pick. Live bait works well... [ Read More ]
Cranking gets Sonoma Bass
11-25-2015, Lake Sonoma

Crank baits offered on main lake points get bass in 10 feet of water. Jigs will work around trees. Outdoor... [ Read More ]
Clear Lake cooling
11-25-2015, Clear Lake

Water temperature is 52 degrees. Catfishing is very good near Shag Rock, Dago Bay and Henderson. Bass will take jigs,... [ Read More ]
Central Valley Rivers
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Green Sea Turtle Found in San Joaquin River
11-25-2015, Chad Woods - San Joaquin River

The San Joaquin River has become home to a lost Sea Turtle. Check out the detailed video report from... [ Read More ]
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