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Mining on Smith River thwarted
Feature 1
The Oregon Water Resources Department dealt a setback Monday to a mining company's plans for exploratory drilling near the headwaters of one of the country's most pristine river systems.   Red Flat Nickel Corporation submitted an application June 5 for a license
(More...) (Wednesday, October 7, 2015)
Best Bites: Oct. 8 through Oct. 14
Berryessa bass caught with guide Don Paganelli
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
There are plenty of angling choices this weekend for adventurous anglers. Shoreline anglers get salmon at Benicia and Freeport; Cutthroat trout at Heenan Lake or Pyramid Lake; black bass at Berryessa; stripers in the Delta and the Napa River; and
(More...) (Wednesday, October 7, 2015)
Trout Plants: Oct. 5 through Oct. 9
Feature 3
The following lakes, rivers, streams and ponds this week will receive plants of catchable trout from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife: LAKE              Upper Blue LakeMARIN            Bon Tempe LakeMENDOCINO   Russian River, East BranchSHASTA  
(More...) (Monday, October 5, 2015)
Fishing the North Coast with Kenny Priest
Feature 4
Last week, the ocean finally laid down enough to allow the Eureka sport fleet to set their sights on the oh-so-elusive albacore tuna. A bunch of boats made the 25 or so mile trek out of the Humboldt entrance on
(More...) (Thursday, October 1, 2015)
River surge saved Klamath salmon
Feature 5
by AP
The monthlong Trinity River dam water releases that ended on Sept. 20 have helped prevent disease and parasite outbreaks on Chinook salmon and other fish harboring on the drought-stricken lower Klamath River, officials said. The flows down the Trinity River and
(More...) (Wednesday, September 30, 2015)
Bull trout may come back to California
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by AP
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal officials say they’ll release their final plan today to recover struggling bull trout in five Western states with the goal of lifting Endangered Species Act protections.   The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the Bull Trout
(More...) (Thursday, October 1, 2015)
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NorCal Fishing Reports
North Coast
Report Title, Date, Author
Mad River too low, stays closed
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Mad River

River is closed because of low flows. (707) 826-7201... [ Read More ]
Upper Klamath slows down
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Klamath River

Salmon bite has been slow the past week. Guide Scott Caldwell (530) 905-0758... [ Read More ]
Middle Klamath showing life
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Klamath River

Salmon bite is starting to take hold near Happy Camp. It’s still early for steelhead, but there are a few... [ Read More ]
Slow salmon bite on Lower Klamath
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Klamath River

Lower Klamath is fishing tough. Most are working upstream near Weitchpec. Mike Coopman (707) 465-1367... [ Read More ]
Waiting for rain on the Eel
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Eel River

River is closed because of low water. Grundmans Sporting Goods (707) 764-5744... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Trinity salmon scattered
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Trinity River

Salmon are scattered. Steelhead are more cooperative. Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999... [ Read More ]
McCloud fishable
10-8-2015, The Fly Shop - McCloud River

Visibility is fine for fishing although there is some color. Some browns in the lower river. The Fly Shop (530)... [ Read More ]
Shasta bass active
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Shasta Lake

Bass are quite active and any method will get fish. Bass range from keepers to 4 pounds. Shad are coming... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Salmon action on Feather
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Feather River

Jigs are getting salmon from Gridley to below the outlet hole. Best it’s been this season, but it’s not red... [ Read More ]
Better action at Davis
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Davis Lake

Lake has benefited from the cooler nights and has seen the bite improve slowly. For the trollers expect about... [ Read More ]
Small bass biting at Bullards Bar
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Bullards Bar Reservoir

Bass anglers are getting small bass but pressure is light. There is one open ramp at the Dark Bay campground.... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Tons of small striper in San Pablo Bay
10-8-2015, Tim Goode

Small bass are everywhere. Use bait for a chance at keepers. Loch Lomond Marina (415) 456-0321... [ Read More ]
SF Bay halibut bite improving
10-8-2015, Tim Goode

Halibut bite is improving. Party boats get a fish per rod in Raccoon Straits and Alcatraz. Hi’s... [ Read More ]
A few salmon hooked in Pillar Point
10-8-2015, Tim Goode

A few salmon per day are being caught in the harbor. Half Moon Bay Sportfishing & Tackle (510) 581-2628... [ Read More ]
Stripers back at Pacifica
10-8-2015, Tim Goode

Stripers hit the north side of Linda Mar on Wednesday. Birds and anchovies are thick and stripers are feeding. (650)... [ Read More ]
Live bait rock cod trips paying off in Monterey
10-8-2015, Tim Goode

Rock cod trips are bountiful. Live mackerel is being used as bait. Bluefin tuna and bonito are close by and... [ Read More ]
Fort Bragg rock cod plentiful
10-8-2015, Tim Goode

Rockfishing is good. Very few salmon. No Albacore. (707) 964-3710 ... [ Read More ]
All rock cod in Crescent City
10-8-2015, Tim Goode

No albacore. Some still go for rock cod when it’s calm. It has been an excellent season. Englund Marine (707)... [ Read More ]
Exotics off Capitola/S.Cruz
10-8-2015, Tim Goode

Bluefin and bonito are being caught off the edge of the canyon and the edge of the shelf. It’s at... [ Read More ]
Benicia shore anglers getting salmon
10-8-2015, Tim Goode

Salmon action has been good. Anglers are averaging 20 salmon per day at the state park and 10 per day... [ Read More ]
10-7-2015, Randy's Staff - Randy's Fishing Trips

Limits of Rock Cod again today :)... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
10-7-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha ran a half day trip with 11 anglers catch 10 salmon to 21 pounds. ... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
10-5-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had 14 anglers catch 28 salmon to 21 pounds. ... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
10-4-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had 14 anglers catch 16 salmon to 20 pounds. ... [ Read More ]
Central Sierra
Report Title, Date, Author
Pyramid opener a winner
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Pyramid Lake, NV

Biggest trout of opening week was a 20.4 pounder caught from a boat at Warrior. Pelican, Warrior were good spots.... [ Read More ]
Trout moving shallow at Heenan
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Heenan Lake

Cutthroat are starting to come closer to the surface. Panther Martins (yellow body/silver blade) get fish. Most anglers employ float... [ Read More ]
Trout worth a try at Donner
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Donner Lake

Lake is at 53% capacity. For those with boats 21 ft or larger be cautious of the "hitch"... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Salmon hooked in Walnut Grove
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Salmon bite is pretty good. Jigs will work as will trolled spinners. Bank anglers are getting fish on Flying Cs... [ Read More ]
Tracy bite slows a bit
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Black bass bite slowed over the past week. Last weekend’s tournament yielded a 7 pound big bass, but most were... [ Read More ]
Hyacinth choking Stockton
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Hyacinth has thickened in Whiskey Slough and the Port of Stockton. Bluegill can be caught wherever you can fish. A... [ Read More ]
Keeper stripers in Rio Vista
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

A few nice keeper stripers are coming from Sherman Island, Decker Island, Cache Slough and into Prospect Slough. A 30... [ Read More ]
Pittsburg striper bite improves
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Stripers are being caught with mudsuckers, live minnows or trolled plugs. Shallow water of Broad Slough and Sherman Lake are... [ Read More ]
Salmon hooked in Freeport
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Salmon bite has picked up greatly here. Boats are packed in and those throwing spinners from shore are getting in... [ Read More ]
Huge schools of striper in Franks Tract
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Striped bass bite is very good. Hundred fish days aren’t unheard of and there are 10 to 20 pound fish... [ Read More ]
Stripers biting in DIsco Bay
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Discovery Bay

There’s a good striper bite here. A lot of schoolies, not many keepers yet but there are larger ones starting... [ Read More ]
Antioch striper bite keeps marching on
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

The San Joaquin side is producing stripers at the Antioch Pier, the mouth of False River and Three Mile Slough.... [ Read More ]
Sierra Foothills
Report Title, Date, Author
Oroville bass bite up and down
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Oroville Reservoir

Bass bite varies day-to-day. Some days good, others not so good. Plastics are the way to go. Drop-shotting RoboWorms in... [ Read More ]
Low and slow at New Melones
10-8-2015, Glory Hole Sports - New Melones Reservoir

The water clarity is stained in many areas and will occasionally clear up. The water temperature is starting to cool,... [ Read More ]
So-so cat bite at Collins
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Collins Lake

A 10 pound catfish was caught Saturday near the dam. It’s all catfish here, but the bite is so-so. Water... [ Read More ]
Bass viable at Camanche
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Camanche

Lake is 25% of capacity. Bass anglers go to the mouth of the narrows and near the dam. Some are... [ Read More ]
New Melones Reservoir Fishing Report
10-4-2015, Glory Hole Sports Staff - New Melones Reservoir

Water Conditions: New Melones Lake is currently holding 267,603 acre-feet of water. The lake level dropped less than... [ Read More ]
Bay Area
Report Title, Date, Author
Shadow Cliffs trout bite yet to take hold
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Shadow Cliffs Reservoir

Trout were planted last week, but few catches have been reported. Catfish is still the best bet. Water temperature is... [ Read More ]
San Pablo trout planted, not biting
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - San Pablo Reservoir

A trout plant weighing 1,200 pounds went in last week, but none were reported caught. Surface temp is 65 degrees.... [ Read More ]
Trout nibbling at Quarry Lakes
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Quarry Lake

Trout bite has started. Water temp in the morning is 69 degrees and the water has cleared. A few smallmouth... [ Read More ]
Trout plants start on Mt. Tam
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Bon Tempe Reservoir

Bon Tempe Lake this week is scheduled to get its first trout plant since April. (415) 945-1194... [ Read More ]
Slow bite at LV
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Trout bite remains on the slow side despite two weeks of plants. Another plant is due this week. Most stripers... [ Read More ]
Choices abound at Del Valle
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Del Valle Lake

Mt. Lassen planted 750 pounds of trout at the public launch on Tuesday. We had a few fishermen come... [ Read More ]
Shad patterns work at Coyote
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Coyote Lake

Shad colored spinner baits get quality bass. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711... [ Read More ]
Bass best at Contra Loma
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Contra Loma Reservoir

Fishing has been slow for catfish and trout. Anglers are catching and releasing a lot of black bass. They... [ Read More ]
Bass bite on again at Chabot
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Chabot

Bass bite is best thing going. Catfish action is OK. Bass are near the islands, the dam and Bass Cove.... [ Read More ]
Bass biting at Calero
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Calero Lake

Texas rigged plastics or frogs can entice bass here. (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711... [ Read More ]
Great bass bite at Berryessa
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Berryessa

Bass bite is the only thing going on here at it’s good. Spoon bite is excellent. Some are night fishing... [ Read More ]
Los Vaqueros Fishing Report
10-7-2015, Los Vaqueros Staff - Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Fall is beginning with good trout, catfish and striped bass fishing. Trout and striped bass are both active. The water... [ Read More ]
San Pablo Reservoir Fish Report
10-4-2015, San Pablo Reservoir - San Pablo Reservoir

Trout fishing We planted 1,200 pounds of Mt Lassen Trout on Tuesday 9-30-15 at the boat launch. I have not seen... [ Read More ]
Central California
Report Title, Date, Author
Santa Margarita bass willing
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Santa Margarita Lake

Crappie bite has slowed a bit. Bass bite is best with swim baits. A lot of three pound bass are... [ Read More ]
SL Forebay productive
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - San Luis Reservoir

Forebay is fishing well for stripers with anchovies or trolled Rebels. Main Lake has been quiet. Coyote Bait & Tackle... [ Read More ]
Panfish biting at Lopez
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Lopez Lake

Triathlon over the weekend kept anglers off the water. Panfish bite remains good from the F Dock, Strawberry Flats and... [ Read More ]
Santa Margarita Fishing Report
10-4-2015, Santa Margarita Lake Staff - Santa Margarita Lake

Water temperature was 70 Degrees. The recent cold front put a damper on the fishing here, the crappie bite slowed... [ Read More ]
Eastern Sierra
Report Title, Date, Author
Captain Paul Carramao's first voyage a success!
10-8-2015, Royal Star - Topaz Lake

10/8/15 We saw an impressive showing of yellowfin tuna ranging from 10 to 35 lbs. Although they were reluctant to bite... [ Read More ]
Trout bite tapering on E. Carson
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Carson River

Bite is tapering down. A 7 pounder and 6 pounder were caught last week. Creekside Lodge (530) 694-2511... [ Read More ]
Foot longs biting at Virginias
10-8-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The Virginias are still hanging in there as well, most of the fish are in the 10 to 14 inch... [ Read More ]
Good quality trout at Twins
10-8-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

The Twins are still hanging in there pretty good, we're seeing some nice fish in the 3 to 6 pound... [ Read More ]
Light pressure on June Loop
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - June Lake Loop

Pressure is light but fishing has been good. Nightcrawlers are producing most of the hook-ups. Fish are deep. Trollers are... [ Read More ]
9 pounder landed at Convict
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Convict Lake

Dave Cavallie of Santa Barbara last week landed a monstrous 9 pound 11 ounce Rainbow. It may have weighed more... [ Read More ]
10-8-2015, Mike Morrison - Sportfishing at 22nd Street Marina

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL BOATS The Freedom will be fishing Limited load Offshore/ freelance. Trips will be departing nightly at... [ Read More ]
Virginia Lakes Fishing Report
10-4-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The Virginias are still hanging in there as well, most of the fish are in the 10 to 14 inch... [ Read More ]
West Walker Fishing Report
10-4-2015, Jim Reid - West Walker River

The West is running very low still (of course) but there's still some nice fish to be had. Key here... [ Read More ]
Twin Lakes Fishing Report
10-4-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

The Twins are still hanging in there pretty good, we're seeing some nice fish in the 3 to 6 pound... [ Read More ]
Kirman Lake Fishing Report
10-4-2015, Jim Reid - Kirman Lake

We haven't heard any news from Kirman for a few weeks, guessing the water temps are much cooler than they... [ Read More ]
Bridgeport Reservoir Fishing Report
10-4-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

Bridgeport is starting to perk up quite a bit this past week with fish up to just over 7 pounds... [ Read More ]
East Walker River Fishing Report
10-4-2015, Jim Reid - East Walker River

The East is still flowing at about 20 cfs, the fishing remains pretty good all things considered. It seems that... [ Read More ]
Wine Country North
Report Title, Date, Author
Hot striper bite on Napa River
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Napa River

Striper fishing is quite good. Some are getting 40 fish days. Live bait works well. Five to 15 pounders are... [ Read More ]
Doldrums at Sonoma
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Sonoma

Steelhead bite is slow. Bass bite is challenging, too. Outdoor Pro Shop – Cotati (707) 588-8033... [ Read More ]
Crank bait bite on at Mendo
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Mendocino

Stripers and largemouth can be caught throwing lipless crank baits on the flats. Bass are chasing bait in shallow water.... [ Read More ]
Minnow bite happening at Clear Lake
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Clear Lake

Lake has clean water mid-lake but there is stain on both ends. There was a minor fish die-off in the... [ Read More ]
Central Valley Rivers
Report Title, Date, Author
Butte Co. salmon bite productive
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Salmon are being caught from Scotty’s to the Irving Finch Bridge. Roe and jigs will work. Possible to get a... [ Read More ]
Salmon pulsing throug Colusa
10-8-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Salmon bite is up and down. There is action from Grimes to Princeton. Some days are red-hot. Others are dead.... [ Read More ]
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