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Another Great Catch!
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
It is forecasted to be a great weekend to be outside and having a fish at the end of the line would only make it better. There are plenty of places to achieve that scenario. There are crappie in Santa
(More...) (Thursday, March 19, 2015)
Weekly Big Fish Honor Roll
Feature 2
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
There were plenty of big fish caught last week, although not enough if you didn’t find one at the end of your line. Here are some of the top catches reported in the past week that made the NorCal.FishReports.com Honor
(More...) (Thursday, March 26, 2015)
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Salmon running down I-5
Feature 3
Dave Lunsford doesn’t usually wake up for work at 1 a.m., but then Thursday was not a typical day for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife technician. By 3 a.m. Lunsford was loading his tanker truck with about 140,000 fingerling
(More...) (Thursday, March 26, 2015)
Study finds pot farming deadly to fish
Feature 4
by DFW RELEASE
Environmental scientists with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently published a first-of-its-kind study that clearly shows that water used for growing marijuana has a devastating effect on fish in the state. The study showed that during drought
(More...) (Friday, March 27, 2015)
Delta smelt project gets $10 million grant
Feature 5
Delta smelt are hard to find. Federally listed as threatened in 1993 and as endangered under the California Endangered Species Act in 2009, they are an iconic species for water issues in the state.   In the most recent state=run survey, six
(More...) (Friday, March 27, 2015)

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NorCal Fishing Reports
Shasta-Trinity
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Little going on at Lewiston
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Lewiston Lake

Water is clearing but it’s still on the cloudy side. Very light pressure here. Pine Cove Marina (530) 778-3878... [ Read More ]
Good reports from Upper Sac
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Upper Sacramento River

River flows are at an accommodating 517cfs. We have been getting consistently good fishing reports from the upper Sac from... [ Read More ]
Hot bass bite at Trinity
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Trinity Lake

Bass fishing continues to be very good. A few smallmouth to 6 pounds and largemouth to 8 pounds have been... [ Read More ]
Bass spawn on at Shasta
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Shasta Lake

Bass are into their spawn. Fish slowly in the flats with tubes or Senkos. Anglers are enjoying 20 to 30... [ Read More ]
Lassen-Plumas
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Bullards Bar warming
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Bullards Bar Reservoir

Water temperature is 57 degrees. Bass bite has been solid. No kokanee yet. Emerald Cove Resort & Marina (530) 692-3200... [ Read More ]
Davis yet to kick in
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Davis Lake

Dock at Honker goes back in April 2. Shore fishing is generally slow. Trollers do best with dodger/worms or Needlefish... [ Read More ]
Lower Sac trout worthwhile
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Lower Sacramento River

We have experienced some really good fishing over the past week. Lot's of big rainbows in the upper river, within... [ Read More ]
Pit #3 producing trout
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Pit River

Fishing has been good along Pit #3. Pit #4 and #5 haven't been fished all that much over the past... [ Read More ]
Feather too low for striper action
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Feather River

River is low and very few are pursuing striper here. Fish First (530) 343-8300, Johnson’s Bait & Tackle (530) 674-1912... [ Read More ]
Saltwater
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Perch, striper on Bay shoreline
3-25-2015, Tim Goode

Perch and striper are being caught from the shore at Point Pinole, Point Richmond and behind Costco in Richmond. Halibut... [ Read More ]
San Pablo striper bite continues
3-25-2015, Tim Goode

Stripers are being caught along the San Pablo Bay shoreline. Ghost shrimp, mud shrimp, pile worms or shiners will work.... [ Read More ]
Oyster, Coyote points hold striper, halibut
3-25-2015, Tim Goode

Oyster Point and Coyote Point have been giving up stripers to shore anglers throwing hairraisers and swim baits. Halibut are... [ Read More ]
Sand crabs get Pacifica perch
3-25-2015, Tim Goode

Perch bite has improved a bit. Beaches are the best bet with sand crabs. Rusty Hook (650) 355-8303, New Coastside... [ Read More ]
Trolling Trip Scores!
3-23-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Captain Mike Rescino called in from the Lovely Martha out of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Today we had 12... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Has A Great Day
3-22-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Capt Mike from the Lovely Martha out of San Francisco Fishermans Wharf went out with 28 anglers on a Halibut... [ Read More ]
Central Sierra
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Browns crusing Caples
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Caples Lake

Caples Lake Resort last week put in docks at the Launch Ramp and Cabin 7. The resort launch ramp willopen... [ Read More ]
Cutts starting to spawn at Pyramid
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Pyramid Lake, NV

Cutts are moving in to spawn and bite is just fair. Biggest fish of the week was by Kris Nickelson... [ Read More ]
Time is now for Tahoe browns
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Tahoe

Fishing for brown trout in the shallows has been productive. Guide Mike Nielsen had 11 browns on two trips Tuesday.... [ Read More ]
Delta
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Antioch stripers on upswing
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Sturgeon are spread between the San Joaquin and the Sacramento. Broad Slough has been a good spot. Striper fishing is... [ Read More ]
Big largemouth in Tracy
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Shaker striper are thick, but there are a few keepers in the mix. No monsters. Anchovies, shad or bluegill are... [ Read More ]
Stockton striper in Middle River
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Striper are being caught in the Middle River and the San Joaquin. Cut baits, bluegills or minnows will get bass... [ Read More ]
Improving striper prospects at RIo Vista
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Striper bite is improving. Although the bite is spread, the bridge has been a good place to start. Trolling and... [ Read More ]
Chain Island sturgeon on the prowl
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Large stripers are coming in from the deep water near the Mothball Fleet. Bass from 25 to 40 pounds are... [ Read More ]
Freeport stripers biting
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Striper bite is good. Bait fishing with sardines is a good producer. Sturgeon fishing has slowed greatly. Freeport Bait (916)... [ Read More ]
Bass, striper on fire in Franks Tract
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Stripers are moving into Franks Tract and Liberty Island. Most of the large fish are being caught on topwater baits... [ Read More ]
Stripers edging into Disco Bay
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Discovery Bay

Stripers are starting to move into Discovery Bay. Give this another two weeks before it gets hot and heavy. Hook,... [ Read More ]
Benica anglers strike big at Mothball
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Striper and sturgeon are being caught near the Mothball Fleet and the mouth of Montezuma Slough. Frozen herring will get... [ Read More ]
Sierra Foothills
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Choices available at Camanche
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Camanche

Water temperature is 64 degrees. Bass are very aggressive all over the lake. The right side of the dam near... [ Read More ]
Collins Lake stuffed with trout
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Collins Lake

The first allotment of tagged trout went in last week and will continue for the next six weeks. If... [ Read More ]
Live minnows bring action at Don Pedro
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Don Pedro Reservoir

: Live minnows are the hot bait for both bass and trout. Bass are taking the jumbo minnows, trout like... [ Read More ]
Great bass bite at Oroville
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Oroville Reservoir

Better quality bass are starting to be caught. Weekend tournament was won with a 16 pound bag and big fish... [ Read More ]
Bass solid at New Melones
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - New Melones Reservoir

The water clarity is fairly clear in most of the lake with a few areas having some stained water. The... [ Read More ]
Slow go at McSwain
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - McSwain Reservoir

It’s been since February since this lake has received a plant. Trout fishing was decent over the weekend. Some by... [ Read More ]
Slow bite again at Pardee
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Pardee Reservoir

Kokanee bite has slowed. Best lures have been Sockeye Slammers and Rainbow Runners. Best action is upriver and the mouth... [ Read More ]
Brown, purple get bass at Tulloch
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Tulloch Reservoir

Bass fishing has been productive here. Brown and purple plastics will produce bass. Bait Barn (209) 874-3011... [ Read More ]
Bay Area
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Anderson bass plentiful
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Anderson Reservoir

Bank access is good and anglers are enjoying a strong bite. Afternoon is a good time to throw Senkos, spinner... [ Read More ]
Wait continues at Chesbro
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Chesbro Reservoir

Catfish bite hasn’t started yet. A few bass are being caught. (408) 358-3741, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711 ... [ Read More ]
Chabot trout bite slows
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Chabot

Trout fishing has slowed a bit. A plant is due next week. Best spot remains Raccoon Point or Indian Cove.... [ Read More ]
Quality bass at Calero
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Calero Lake

, diving crank baits or small swim baits get decent quality bass. Two to three pounds on occasion, but not... [ Read More ]
Berryessa bass bite strong
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Berryessa

Bass bite continues to be very good and the trout continue to be hit-or-miss. Crappie bite is starting. Target brush... [ Read More ]
Contra Loma trout biting
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Contra Loma Reservoir

Fishing has picked up and is good. Trout are biting all over the lake with a variety of Power Baits... [ Read More ]
Hit Coyotoe for crappie
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Coyote Lake

Best crappie fishing in the valley. Best action is at night with minnows under a bobber. Lake is open to... [ Read More ]
Del Valle producing big trout
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Del Valle Lake

Another week of monster rainbows being pulled out of the lake. Water temperature is almost 60 degrees this week.... [ Read More ]
Shore anglers get trout at LV
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Shore fishing for trout in South Cove has resulted in lots of limits for those using Rapalas, Kastmasters, nightcrawlers or... [ Read More ]
So-So bite at Lexington
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Lexington Reservoir

Fair bass bite here. Spinner baits or drop shots are worth trying. (408) 463-0711 ... [ Read More ]
Trollers score at Lafayette
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Lafayette Reservoir

Trolling is the best way to get a trout bite. Anchoring with Power Bait or worms also works. A... [ Read More ]
Trout elusive at Quarry Lake
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Quarry Lake

Trout bite has slowed and few large fish have been caught. There’s a bit of an algae bloom going on.... [ Read More ]
Trout bite solid at San Pablo
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - San Pablo Reservoir

Trout fishing has been good along the Main Recreation Area. Boaters go to Scow Canyon and do well. (510) 223-1661... [ Read More ]
Shadow Cliffs well stocked
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Shadow Cliffs Reservoir

A 17.9 pound trout was caught Sunday by Alex of San Ramon who was using a lure from the Stanley... [ Read More ]
Uvas shoreline holding bass
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Uvas Reservoir

A few crappie are being caught near the dam. There are bass all over the shoreline. Senkos are the top... [ Read More ]
Central California
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Hit Lopez for crappie, cats
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Lopez Lake

Catfish in the 2 pound range are being caught near the Vista Lago Park. Drop-shot nightcrawlers for cats and bass.... [ Read More ]
Trollers get striper at San Luis
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - San Luis Reservoir

Trolling with broken-back rebels or drifting with jumbo minnows get bass out of Portuguese Cove or the trash racks. There... [ Read More ]
Crappie bite picks up at Santa Margarita
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Santa Margarita Lake

Bass bite has slowed a bit. Water was stirred by wind and it’s a bit murky. A couple of 6... [ Read More ]
Eastern Sierra
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Yellows still going!
3-27-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

43 Yellowtail on the POINT LOMA 3/4 day trip yesterday!!! The DAILY DOUBLE 1/2 day trip is seeing more and more... [ Read More ]
Lake up, trout down at Topaz
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Topaz Lake

Trout bite slowed down a bit. Lake continues to rise and is 15 feet from full. Topaz Landing (775)... [ Read More ]
Bridgeport Reservoir Update!
3-23-2015, Bridgeport Reservoir Staff - Bridgeport Reservoir

With Water... W/O water... Will be launching at "Bathtub Area" near Dam this year for OPENING APRIL 25th!! Fish Scouting... [ Read More ]
Wine Country North
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Top water bite starting at Clear Lake
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Clear Lake

BBT Tournament on Saturday was won with a 36.8 pound bag with two 10 pounders. Bass are moving up on... [ Read More ]
Striper, sturgeon viable in Napa
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Napa River

Striper derby last weekend was won with a 35 pounder. Not a lot of big fish were caught. Sturgeon are... [ Read More ]
Sonoma bass in the shallows
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Sonoma

There are a lot of bass in the shallows. Jigs, brush hogs will draw attention. Arms, creeks and main body... [ Read More ]
Central Valley Rivers
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Striper surging toward Princeton
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Stripers are found between Princeton and Colusa. The occasional 30 pounder is being caught but most are 8 to 10... [ Read More ]
Stripers tricking in toward Colusa
3-25-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

A few striped bass are trickling in. A shore angler on Tuesday caught a large striper using black plastic worms.... [ Read More ]
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