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Best Bites: July 29 through Aug. 6
Big salmon caught from the New Rayann (Sausalito)
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
No dog days of summer here. There’s plenty of fish to hunt if you have the sunscreen, cooler and a good hat. Don’t let summer pass you by. There are some worthy pursuits that may generate memories. Here are this
(More...) (Tuesday, July 28, 2015)
Trout Plants: July 27 through July 31
Feature 2
by DFW RELEASE
The following lakes, rivers, streams and ponds this week will be planted with catchable trout from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife:     ALPINE                 Alpine LakeALPINE                 Stanislaus River, Clarks ForkFRESNO                Kings River below Pine Flat DamLASSEN                Clear CreekMONO      
(More...) (Sunday, July 26, 2015)
Salt water encroaching into Delta
Feature 3
by AP
State officials say they are struggling to keep portions of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta fresh as saltier water from the San Francisco Bay pushes inland during another summer of drought.   Normally, rivers push back saltier water and keep the delta
(More...) (Tuesday, July 28, 2015)
Yuroks find parasites in Klamath salmon
Feature 4
by YUROK TRIBE
Yurok Fisheries crews conducting routine fish disease monitoring have found that salmon in the Klamath River on the Yurok Reservation are infected with a potentially deadly disease.   Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, which is known as ich (pronounced “ick”), is capable of causing large
(More...) (Monday, July 27, 2015)
Berkeley Pier closed
Feature 5
by SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
The 89-year-old Berkeley municipal pier has been closed indefinitely after inspectors noticed crumbling concrete and corroded steel supports, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Friday.   The pier was closed to all traffic — people and cars — on Wednesday. The pier had
(More...) (Friday, July 24, 2015)
Summer storms aren't denting drought
View of thunderstorm last week from J&J's Grizzly Store at Lake Davis
by SACRAMENTO NEWS10
Summer storms in the Sierra have brought everything from thunderstorms to snow. The unseasonably cool and stormy weather has some folks wondering if this wet weather might be helping the California drought.   There are two indices that track mountain precipitation, the
(More...) (Tuesday, July 14, 2015)
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NorCal Fishing Reports
Shasta-Trinity
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Audio
Few more salmon arrive in Trinity
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Trinity River

A few more salmon have moved into the upper stretch of the river from Junction City to Lewiston, but no... [ Read More ]
McCloud solid
7-28-2015, The Fly Shop - McCloud River

Water conditions have been variable. Expect water visibility to fluctuate. Latest report, clarity was at 3 feet. Fishing has been... [ Read More ]
Puzzling prospects at Whiskeytown
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Whiskeytown Reservoir

Kokanee bite is uneven and fish are in the 10 to 11 inch range. It’s been a tough season. Bass... [ Read More ]
Bass only game on Trinity Lake
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Trinity Lake

Bass bite is fair. No trout, no salmon. Lake Trinity Outdoors (530) 623-4999... [ Read More ]
Go upstream for Shasta bass
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Shasta Lake

Bass in the 2 to 3 pound class will take swim baits in the main lake. Some anglers are going... [ Read More ]
Good trout bite, some kokes at Lewiston
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Lewiston Lake

Weekend derby drew 60 anglers and the biggest fish was a three pounder caught by Stanley Mentink from McKinleyville using... [ Read More ]
Lassen-Plumas
Report Title, Date, Author
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Keep moving to hook Pit trout
7-28-2015, The Fly Shop - Pit River

Fishing has been good for anglers that can cover water, moving from run to run. High-stick and short-line techniques rule... [ Read More ]
Hat best early and late
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Hat Creek

Fishing fair to good. Best fishing is found in the early AM hours then again near or just past sunset.... [ Read More ]
Eagle trout chasing bait
7-28-2015, Courtesy of MyOutdoorBuddy - Eagle Lake

The bait fishing bite is slowly beginning to show up off Eagle’s Nest and the Springs has a few trout... [ Read More ]
Early or nothing at Davis
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Davis Lake

A few trout are being caught very early from deep water. Some anchor off the north end of the island... [ Read More ]
Butt Lake fish reluctant
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Butte Lake

Fish are stacked up near the Power House. Small pond smelt are everywhere. Fishing is tough but big fish are... [ Read More ]
Summer pattern at Bullards Bar
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Bullards Bar Reservoir

Kokanee bite is best near the dam. Spotted bass are caught deep off rocky points. Larger fish are in deeper... [ Read More ]
Baum trout biting
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Baum Lake

Baum Lake is fishing good as always. Expect good fishing here through the summer months. Best chance at catching rainbows... [ Read More ]
Saltwater
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Wednesday Fishing Party
7-30-2015, Jake Mitchell - Sea Hawk Sportfishing

The salmon bit pretty well for us today. By about 12:00 we were finished up with our salmon and went... [ Read More ]
Ladies Scores Limiits!
7-28-2015, Tim Wong - NorCal Sportfishing Adventures

Today we had a private charter with three ladies. We scored limits of Salmon up to 27 pounds. ... [ Read More ]
Halibut Slow Today but Big Sur Trips are Scheduled
7-28-2015, Carol Jones - Kahuna Sportfishing

Harvey called in from Kahuna Sportfishing in Moss Landing today. We fished for Halibut today and the fishing was... [ Read More ]
Salmon Trips on Tap!
7-28-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

We took the day off today. We do have Salmon trips schedule for tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. Call... [ Read More ]
Striper, perch hooked in Pacifica
7-28-2015, Tim Goode

Striper bite is off and on from the beaches. Quality perch also are being caught. No salmon for the pier... [ Read More ]
Benicia nnglers finding salmon, striper
7-28-2015, Tim Goode

Half-dozen salmon have been caught from the State Park and First Street. Striper bite is improving, too. Stripers in the... [ Read More ]
1/2 Day Bay Trip scores Striped Bass Limits!
7-27-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Captain Mike Rescino called in with an update from the Lovely Martha out of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA.... [ Read More ]
Monterey Bay Halibut
7-27-2015, Carol Jones - Kahuna Sportfishing

We had our annual SFR trip this past weekend and we had fun catching Halibut. The Kahuna has a... [ Read More ]
Sunday Salmon, rockfish & lings
7-26-2015, Tony Sepulveda - Shellback Sport Fishing

The weather is starting to build again but we got today in before the ocean got too bad. We started... [ Read More ]
30 Pound Halibut Today!
7-26-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Captain Mike Rescino called in with an update from the Lovely Martha out of Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, CA.... [ Read More ]
Delta
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Big bass, plentiful cats in Tracy
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Largemouth to six pounds have been landed. Most are caught via top water lueres. Catfish are plentiful and taking stink... [ Read More ]
Panfish, cats, bass in Stockton
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Catfish, bluegill and small stripers are caught in the local sloughs. Black bass bite is worth exploring with worms. H&R... [ Read More ]
Three Mile Slough best for stripers
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Three Mile Slough is the best spot for striped bass. A few keepers are being caught. Catfish bite is solid... [ Read More ]
Pittsburg waiting for better days
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Little has changed. No shrimp baits available. Only small stripers being hooked. Dockside Bait (925) 252-0151 ... [ Read More ]
Strong frog bite in Franks Tract
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Dutch Slough holds stripers. Franks Tract is putting out black bass on Snag-Proof frogs. Bite is good all day. Hook,... [ Read More ]
Bait in Antioch has fish biting
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

A few stripers are being hauled on to the pier. Most are shakers but keepers in the 25 inch range... [ Read More ]
Sierra Foothills
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Warm water at Collins Lake
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Collins Lake

Water temperature is 82 degrees. Conditions haven’t changed much. Catfish can be caught in the cooler hours. 1-800-286-0576... [ Read More ]
Cats best at Camanche
7-28-2015, The Fly Shop - Lake Camanche

Surface temperature is 78 degrees. Only one North Shore courtesy ramp is currently open while EBMUD is repairing the 2nd... [ Read More ]
Oroville down to one ramp
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Oroville Reservoir

Only ramp open is at Bidwell. Small bass are plentiful. For a chance at a larger fish, get out early... [ Read More ]
New Melones cats biting
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - New Melones Reservoir

Water is stained in many areas and will occasionally clear up. The water temperature is warm, with the average being... [ Read More ]
New Melones Reservoir Report
7-27-2015, Glory Hole Sports Staff - New Melones Reservoir

Water Conditions: New Melones Lake is currently holding 367,383 acre-feet of water. The lake level dropped four feet... [ Read More ]
Lake Camanche Fishing Report
7-27-2015, Lake Camanche Staff - Lake Camanche

Lake Conditions. Lake Camanche's current elevation is 173.05 as of 07/26/15. Water temperature at the launch ramp is approximately 78... [ Read More ]
Bay Area
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Los Vaqueros Fishing Report
7-29-2015, Los Vaqueros Staff - Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Summer is well underway with lots of good trout and striped bass fishing. Trout and striped bass are both active.... [ Read More ]
Shadow Cliffs cats biting
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Shadow Cliffs Reservoir

Catfish are being caught by shoreline anglers. Bass anglers in float tubes are getting action from small fish in the... [ Read More ]
Stripers, wind at Del Valle
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Del Valle Lake

Strong winds plagued fisherman this week, many of them not able to escape the wind all day. The water... [ Read More ]
Stripers showing at Contra Loma
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Contra Loma Reservoir

Fishing has been fair. Striper has been the catch of the month. Try using chicken liver near Channel Point... [ Read More ]
Slow bite at Chabot
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Chabot

Catfish bite is slow. Water temp is in the high 60s and water clarity is good. (510) 247-2526... [ Read More ]
Slight downturn at Lafayette
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Lafayette Reservoir

Fishing at the Lafayette Reservoir has been a little slow due to the wind and temperature. A catfish plant is... [ Read More ]
Koke bite strong at Berryessa
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Berryessa

Roads are open after fire. Kokanee bite has been steady. Not always limits, but a good number of 15 to... [ Read More ]
Cats prowling at San Pablo
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - San Pablo Reservoir

Surface temperature is 71 degrees. The trout bite has slowed down to a crawl people are still catching them but... [ Read More ]
Quarry trout won't bite, cats will
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Quarry Lake

A plant of 1,000 pounds trout last week hasn’t helped the bite much. Catfish are being caught in good numbers.... [ Read More ]
LV kicking out trout
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Trout bite continues to be good. All the action is in South Cove. Rapalas and Kastmasters are doing the damage.... [ Read More ]
San Pablo Reservoir Fishing Report
7-27-2015, San Pablo Reservoir - San Pablo Reservoir

Trout Fishing The trout bite has slowed down to a crawl people are still catching them but they are just hard... [ Read More ]
Central California
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Bass near weeds at Santa Margarita
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Santa Margarita Lake

Bass in the three pound range are near weed beds. Frogs on the weeds or jigs dragged along the front... [ Read More ]
Bass, panfish at Lopez
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Lopez Lake

Panfish bite is keeping anglers entertained. Bass will chase top water lures early and late. Drop-shoting or Carolina rigs work... [ Read More ]
Santa Margarita Lake Fishing Report
7-27-2015, Santa Margarita Lake Staff - Santa Margarita Lake

Water Temp:80.5 The bass bite was day to day last week, with windy days producing the best action. Frogs and... [ Read More ]
Eastern Sierra
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Offshore
7-29-2015, Tim Ekstrom - Topaz Lake

7/29/15 A nice offshore outing working up the line picking off several Mother Lode kelps that produced epic fishing for 20... [ Read More ]
Wednesday whoppers
7-29-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

Jimmy and the Grande returned this morning with a nice catch wrap up of 26 yellowfin, 2 bluefin, 3 yellowtail... [ Read More ]
New Lo-An
7-28-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

The New Lo-An returned to the dock toinght with 6 bluefin tuna. The smallest one was 127 lbs and the... [ Read More ]
East Carson full of trout
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Carson River

East Carson is a veritable trout farm. State put in 1,000 and County put in 1,800 pounds. Fishing is excellent... [ Read More ]
Virginias worth a try
7-28-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The Virginias are also still fishing well with several fish in the 5 to 7 pound range being caught this... [ Read More ]
Twin Lakes on fire
7-28-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

The Twins are still producing some nice fish both from boats and shore with some tipping the scales upwards of... [ Read More ]
Special Regs start at Crowley
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Crowley Lake

Trout bite is very good. Bait fishing is best but no-bait fishing begins Aug. 1 when special regulations kick in.... [ Read More ]
Convict creek, lake producing
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Convict Lake

In the creek, where the water is up, Salmon Eggs and small spinners are your best bet. In the lake... [ Read More ]
Kirman a challenge
7-28-2015, Jim Reid - Kirman Lake

Kirman has still been fairly tough this past week though we have had a few reports of anglers getting into... [ Read More ]
Loop pumping out trout
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - June Lake Loop

Trout bite is very good. Cutthroat to 2 pounds and rainbows to 4 pounds are being landed. A trout plant... [ Read More ]
Tuesday heating up
7-28-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

Jimmy from the Grande called in this morning with 19 yellowfin and 1 bluefin aboard. Weather is beautiful and fish... [ Read More ]
Offshore update
7-27-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

Captain TJ and the El Dorado just gave us a morning report for his 1.5 day trip. 26 anglers currently... [ Read More ]
UPCOMING TRIPS
7-27-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

GRANDE departing tonight has 18 open spots for a 1.5 day trip. Leaving at 9:00pm. Be parked and checked in... [ Read More ]
VIRGINIA LAKES REPORT
7-26-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

The Virginias are also still fishing well with several fish in the 5 to 7 pound range being caught this... [ Read More ]
WEST WALKER RIVER REPORT
7-26-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

The West is fishing very well with some nice fish in the 6 to 7 pound class being caught. The... [ Read More ]
KIRMAN LAKE REPORT
7-26-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

Kirman has still been fairly tough this past week though we have had a few reports of anglers getting into... [ Read More ]
BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR REPORT
7-26-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

We've had a couple decent reports trolling on the Reservoir this week as well as some good reports still fishing... [ Read More ]
SCEIRINE RANCH REPORT
7-26-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

We haven't had anyone on the ranch this week so the fish should be rested up and ready for some... [ Read More ]
EAST WALKER RIVER REPORT
7-26-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

The flow on the East has dropped down to 38 cfs this week. We haven't had many reports from the... [ Read More ]
Silver Lake Resort Fishing Report
7-26-2015, Andrew Jones - Silver Lake

Silver Lake is still renting Full Day Boats and Motors for $49 for a full day and $39 for a... [ Read More ]
Wahoo coming!
7-26-2015, Tim Ekstrom - Topaz Lake

7/26/15 We got the day started right with a lucky kelp. Forty minutes of solid action on 15 – 25# yellowtail,... [ Read More ]
TWIN LAKES REPORT
7-26-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

The Twins are still producing some nice fish both from boats and shore with some tipping the scales upwards of... [ Read More ]
Wine Country North
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Night action best at Sonoma
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Sonoma

Night fishing for bass is the best way to go. Top water lures or jigs can get action. Small bass... [ Read More ]
Clear Lake bass biting
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Clear Lake

Bass bite is very good. Jigs, crank baits work well in the south end, which is the better producing section.... [ Read More ]
Central Valley Rivers
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Wait is on for salmon in Butte Co.
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

No salmon, few quality stripers are being caught although smaller stripers are available. The Tackle Box (530) 898-9761 ... [ Read More ]
Slow bite in Colusa
7-28-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Salmon bite remains slow. There is a fair striper bite early and late. Kittle’s (530) 458-4868... [ Read More ]
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