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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)
Best Bites: Oct. 1 through Oct. 7
Pyramid Lake cutthroat
Some cooler weather, some rain but not enough of either, helps anglers a bit. The big event is the opening of Pyramid Lake today to cutthroat trout fishing. Water is low, but launching is possible at Pelican Point. How the
(More...) (Wednesday, September 30, 2015)
Fishing the North Coast with Kenny Priest
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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)
Trout Plants: Sept. 28 through Oct. 2
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The following lakes, streams, rivers and ponds this week will receive plants of catchable trout from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife: MONO Buckeye CreekMONO Convict CreekMONO Convict LakeMONO George LakeMONO Grant LakeMONO Gull LakeMONO June LakeMONO Lee Vining CreekMONO
(More...) (Monday, September 28, 2015)
River surge saved Klamath salmon
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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)
Salmon may be trucked to McCloud River
McCloud River before Shasta Dam
by AP
In just two years, Chinook salmon could be swimming above Shasta Dam for the first time in nearly eight decades under a proposal that would truck endangered hatchery-raised fish into a cold-water tributary that feeds the state’s largest reservoir.   Last week,
(More...) (Tuesday, September 29, 2015)
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NorCal Fishing Reports
North Coast
Report Title, Date, Author
Steelhead, salmon on upper Klamath
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Klamath River

Salmon have arrived on the upper Klamath and so have steelhead. It’s starting to get good here. Guide Scott Caldwell... [ Read More ]
Tough going on lower Klamath
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Klamath River

Mouth has been closed or narrowly opening. It’s going to take a good rain to fix it. Bite has been... [ Read More ]
Forget about Eel until a hard rain
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Eel River

It’s going to take a good rain to get salmon here. Water is low and very warm. Grundmans Sporting Goods... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Steelhead hit the Trinity
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Trinity River

Steelhead are everywhere. Boaters are pulling plugs or side drifting roe. Shore anglers drift roe, nightcrawlers, spoons and spinners. Anglers... [ Read More ]
McCloud holds steady
9-30-2015, The Fly Shop - McCloud River

No big changes this week. Some anglers are finding good fishing while others are working hard for their fish. Water... [ Read More ]
Find bass of points in Shasta
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Shasta Lake

Top water bite has been solid in the morning until 10 a.m. Bass are in pockets off longer points.... [ Read More ]
Great trout bite at Lewiston
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Lewiston Lake

Trout bite is excellent. Most get limits using Kastmasters, silver spoons and anything with glitter. Trolling or bait fishing both... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Good prospects on the Pit
9-30-2015, The Fly Shop - Pit River

This river fishes consistently well. The rainbows here hold close to the bottom of the river, nestled amongst boulders, rocks.... [ Read More ]
Cold and clear at Hat
9-30-2015, The Fly Shop - Hat Creek

Water conditions are cold and clear. Fishing has been good. Anglers are doing best at the Power House #2 riffle,... [ Read More ]
Feather salmon bite a challenge
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Feather River

There are salmon holding in the few deep holes that remain, but the bite is poor. Ten days ago the... [ Read More ]
Winds hamper Eagle Lake angling
9-30-2015, Courtesy of MyOutdoorBuddy - Eagle Lake

The lake has fished tough to fair the last few days for the average angler and some of that depends... [ Read More ]
More wishing that fishing at Davis Lake
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Davis Lake

A few trout are caught in Mallard Cove, but overall the bite is very slow. Guide Ed Dillard (530) 832-6394;... [ Read More ]
Float Baum for best bite
9-30-2015, The Fly Shop - Baum Lake

This is a great place to fish if you have a float tube, pontoon boat, pram or even a drift-boat.... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
lings and rockies still chompin good
10-2-2015, Marc Schmidt - Coastline Charters

Lingcod and cabezone still on fire. I ran a lingcod trip yesterday and they bit good. The day before we... [ Read More ]
Small stripers provide San Pablo Bay sport
9-30-2015, Tim Goode

Small striped bass are plentiful all over San Pablo Bay. Hard to find a keeper among the swarm. Loch... [ Read More ]
SF Bay halibut bite picks up
9-30-2015, Tim Goode

Halibut bite has picked up at Alcatraz and Crissy Field. California City remains an option for salmon anglers. James Russe,... [ Read More ]
Shoreline possibilities on San Mateo Co. coast
9-30-2015, Tim Goode

Salmon surge in and out of the Pillar Point Harbor. Some use Mepp’s Flying Cs or floating eggs. There are... [ Read More ]
Morro Bay rock cod good, albacore absent
9-30-2015, Tim Goode

Bottom fish limits are the norm. A few bonito are caught each trip. An exploratory trip for albacore this week... [ Read More ]
Bonito, sea bass near Capitola
9-30-2015, Tim Goode

Bonito are being caught 8-9 miles outside the Santa Cruz Harbor. Some white sea bass have been caught, but... [ Read More ]
Benicia getting some salmon, small stripers
9-30-2015, Tim Goode

Salmon bite has slowed a bit. A good school came through last Wednesday through Saturday and 10 to 15 salmon... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
9-30-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had 10 anglers catch 12 salmon to 19 pounds. ... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
9-28-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had 11 anglers on a Salmon trolling trip catch 11 King Salmon to 24 pounds and 1... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish update
9-27-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had 25 anglers catch 21 salmon to 20 pounds. ... [ Read More ]
Central Sierra
Report Title, Date, Author
Good mack bite, slowing kokes at Tahoe
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Tahoe

Mack bite has been very good for fish in the 3 to 8 pound class with some larger. Trolling over... [ Read More ]
Low and cold conditions for opener
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Pyramid Lake, NV

Opener is Oct. 1. Lake is low but launchable at Pelican Point. Water temp is 60 degrees at... [ Read More ]
Good conditions at Caples
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Caples Lake

The lake is down about 12 feet but the EID (Eldorado Irrigation District) reduced the lake outflow from 70cfs to... [ Read More ]
Caples Lake Update!
9-30-2015, Caples Lake Resort - Caples Lake

On September 30th George Osborne from Apple Hill, California, caught this nice Rainbow string including a 3 pound Rainbow, trolling... [ Read More ]
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Big bass lurking in Tracy
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Sunday bass derby had three 20 pound bags and a big fish of 7.8 pounds. Drop-shots, top water lures and... [ Read More ]
Panfish plentiful at Tiki Lagoon
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Bacon Island, March Lane and Whiskey Slough hold shaker striped bass. There’s better action near Sherman Island with blood worms,... [ Read More ]
Rio Vista striper bite OK
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

There have been more salmon caught in the last week than in all of August and September, but that’s only... [ Read More ]
Stripers, some salmon in Pittsburg
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Striper bite is getting better. Bass to 6 and 7 pounds are being caught at Collinsville, Broad Slough and Sherman... [ Read More ]
Freeport salmon spotty
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Salmon fishing is spotty. Stripers will take mudsuckers in the deep water channel. Some are 5 to 10 pounds. Liberty... [ Read More ]
Stripers, largemouth in Franks Tract
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Striper bite has been good near False River with swim baits morning and evening. Deeper diving lures work once the... [ Read More ]
Stripers move into Disco Bay
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Striped bass are looking for currents, so look at the front edges of docks and near Orwood. Target points with... [ Read More ]
Stripers providing action in Antioch
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Striper bite is good from Antioch to Isleton and Discovery Bay. There are stripers to 20 pounds being caught. Most... [ Read More ]
Sierra Foothills
Report Title, Date, Author
Folsom bank fishing report
10-2-2015, RB Bass - Folsom Lake

Folsom lake has gotten so low that are no more open boat ramps which can only lead to one thing,... [ Read More ]
Oroville bass bite steady
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Oroville Reservoir

Top water bite has improved. Fish the shade line and expect catch plenty of slot-sized bass. Drop-shots and tubes will... [ Read More ]
Low and slow at New Melones
9-30-2015, Glory Hole Sports - New Melones Reservoir

The lake level dropped two feet this past week. It is currently at 799 ft. above sea level and... [ Read More ]
Big plants planned for Collins Lake
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Collins Lake

With warm water persisting, the best news is about what is to come. The fall trout planting program will begin... [ Read More ]
Camanche bass near narrows
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Camanche

Bass bite is good on drop-shots at the mouth of the narrows. Action takes place in morning and evening. Water... [ Read More ]
Glory Hole Fishing Report
9-28-2015, Glory Hole Sports Staff - New Melones Reservoir

Water Conditions: New Melones Lake is currently holding 267,925 acre-feet of water. The lake... [ Read More ]
Bay Area
Report Title, Date, Author
Shadow Cliffs cats offshore
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Shadow Cliffs Reservoir

Catfish bite has been best for those in boats. Slow from shore. There is a fair bass bite in the... [ Read More ]
San Pablo Res gets trout
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - San Pablo Reservoir

The first trout plant of the fall went in Tuesday, 1,200 pounds of Mount Lassen trout. This is the first... [ Read More ]
Water clearing, trout planted at Quarry Lakes
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Quarry Lake

A trout limit was caught Saturday, the first trout action in months. Another trout plant is planned for this week.... [ Read More ]
Slow down at LV
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Water temperature is 67 degrees. Trout bite has been slow. A plant went in last week and another 1,000 pounds... [ Read More ]
All cats at Lafayette
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Lafayette Reservoir

Catfish galore this week. South Cove and the Tower are the top spots. Find the deep holes and you’ll find... [ Read More ]
Sardines the striper ticket at Del Valle
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Del Valle Lake

The water temp is still around 75 and minimal wind. Striped Bass are still on the top but the... [ Read More ]
Chabot bass biting
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Chabot

: Bass bite is good. Use RoboWorms in Half Moon Bay and near the dam. Catfish bite is OK, best... [ Read More ]
Calero bass biting
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Calero Lake

Bass bite is good off the points. Drop-shot or drag tubes. (408) 268-3883, Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711 ... [ Read More ]
It's bass at Berryessa
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Berryessa

Bass is the best bet here. Drop shot with RoboWorms, drag jigs off rock piles or using shad or crawdad-patterned... [ Read More ]
San Pablo Reservoir Fish Report
9-27-2015, San Pablo Reservoir - San Pablo Reservoir

Trout Fishing The trout bite has slowed down to a crawl. Fish closer to the Dam where the water is... [ Read More ]
Central California
Report Title, Date, Author
Trout solid at Shaver Lake
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Shaver Lake

Trout bite remains solid. Black Rock and island areas have been good spots. As the water temperature cools, the fish... [ Read More ]
Bass, crappie at Santa Margarita
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Santa Margarita Lake

Crappie bite continues to be strong and there’s an a.m.-p.m. bass bite. Crappie are found toward the dam, the shoreline... [ Read More ]
Stripers biting at San Luis
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - San Luis Reservoir

Minnows, pile worms will get fish. The islands near the visiting center, the dam are good places to hunt striped... [ Read More ]
Panfish plentiful at Lopez Lake
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Lopez Lake

Panfish dominate the catch here. The F Dock is the spot. The back of Strawberry Flat also holds panfish. Water... [ Read More ]
Eastern Sierra
Report Title, Date, Author
Still some life in East Carson
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Carson River

East Carson continues to fish well, but it requires some work. It’s running at 21 cfs and 69 degrees. Creekside... [ Read More ]
Virginia Lakes worth a drive
9-30-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The Virginias are also a good place to go right now with some nice fish up to around 4 pounds... [ Read More ]
Big trout hitting at Twin Lakes
9-30-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

They're still picking up some really nice fish from the Twins lately with some of them tipping the scale at... [ Read More ]
Mary, George dominate basin
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Mammoth Lakes

Trout bite is holding on. Biggest fish last week was a 7 pound rainbow caught by Ashton Newman of El... [ Read More ]
June Loop action mixed
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - June Lake Loop

Full moon has put the kibosh on the trout bite. Best action is very early in the morning. A trout... [ Read More ]
Rods bent at Crowley Lake
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Crowley Lake

Trolling and fly fishing both are productive. Trollers do well in McGee Bay and the north arm of the lake.... [ Read More ]
All good at Convict Lake
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Convict Lake

A 9 pound trout and a good showing of six pounders were caught this week. A variety of baits... [ Read More ]
West Walker River Report
9-27-2015, Jim Reid - West Walker River

The West is of course still running very low and clear but the fishing hasn't been too bad. You'll want... [ Read More ]
Twin Lakes Report
9-27-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

They're still picking up some really nice fish from the Twins lately with some of them tipping the scale at... [ Read More ]
Bridgeport Reservoir Fishing Report
9-27-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

Bridgeport is still a little hit and miss though we have started to hear about some nice 3 to 6... [ Read More ]
Silver Lake Resort Fishing Report
9-27-2015, Andrew Jones - Silver Lake

The fishing at Silver Lake has been much like a roller coaster ride over the past week. Up and... [ Read More ]
Wine Country North
Report Title, Date, Author
Small stripers filling Napa River
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Napa River

Striper bite continues to get better. Water clarity is better, live bait is showing so live mudsuckers, split tails get... [ Read More ]
Quality bass at Lake Sonoma
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Sonoma

Quality bass are taking top water lures or large Senkos. Not a lot of numbers, but good-sized bass are being... [ Read More ]
Hot smallie bite at Mendo
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Mendocino

Smallmouth bite is very good. Work the channels with wacky-rigged Senkos or crankbaits. Expect good numbers and good size. Key... [ Read More ]
Mid lake best at Clear Lake
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Clear Lake

Water temp is 69 degrees in the morning. Lake is clearing. Jigs work, but bigger fish fall to crank baits... [ Read More ]
Central Valley Rivers
Report Title, Date, Author
Butte County salmon action steady
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Salmon bite remains steady. There’s action from Los Molinos to Princeton. There are a lot of boats working near... [ Read More ]
Salmon moving through Colusa
9-30-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Salmon bite was good over the weekend with solid reports from Knight’s Landing to Colusa. Action dropped during the week,... [ Read More ]
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