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State Seeks Federal Disaster Declarations for Commercial Crab Fishing

In a letter to U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. today requested federal declarations of a fishery disaster and a commercial fishery failure in response to the continued presence of unsafe levels of domoic acid,
(More...) (Tuesday, February 9, 2016)

Great Weather and Fishing

The Topaz Trout Derby continues and this week was a great week for fishing. Ginger Buzzard checked in from the General Store at Topaz Lodge to report in on the recent happenings. Last week did pretty well. Our
(More...) (Tuesday, February 9, 2016)

Salmon in Big Trouble, All Hands on Deck

by JOHN MCMANUS / Golden Gate Salmon Association
Bad News for Winter Run Very few adult winter run will likely return to spawn in 2017 and 2018 which could easily lead to further restriction on ocean salmon fishing. Federal fishery experts reported only three percent of the winter
(More...) (Tuesday, February 9, 2016)

Mavericks is a Go for Friday!

The Big Wave Surf Contest is a go for Friday at Mavericks! For more information about the Big Wave Surf Contest click here Photo Credit: Shalom Jacobovitz, Wikipedia
(More...) (Tuesday, February 9, 2016)

Spawning Trout in Oakland Hills

Even after one of the worst droughts in decades, the Rainbow Trout in Redwood Regional Park are still hanging on! This amazing and resilient species was caught spawning on film in Redwood Creek near the park just a week ago. In
(More...) (Tuesday, February 9, 2016)

7 Pound Brown

by LAKE MCSWAIN MARINA / Lake McSwain and Lake McClure
This morning a 7-pound brown trout was caught at Lake McSwain – and 1,500 pounds of trout were planted just in time for the upcoming three-day weekend. Lester Yamaguchi, of Atwater, was fishing from the shore between the boat ramp
(More...) (Tuesday, February 9, 2016)

Macks Chewing for Ice Fishermen

Caples Lake Resort in Kirkwood, CA checked in with an update from the ice fishing grounds. We have had some really good conditions this season. These three Mackinaw  ranging from 15” – 21” were caught by Smith Valley residents,
(More...) (Tuesday, February 9, 2016)

Trout Opener a Success

by SAN PABLO RESERVOIR STAFF / East Bay Municipal District

Trout Fishing
The opener this Friday was nothing short of spectacular most of the anglers left with their limit. The best results have been with a sliding sinker rig using mice tails or power-bait. The shoreline has produced trout just as
(More...) (Tuesday, February 9, 2016)

Clear Lake update from Ross England

by ROSS ENGLAND / Clear Lake Guide Service
Guide Ross England checked in from Clear Lake Guide Service (Kelseyville, CA) to report 52 degree water temp, improving clarity, not much company on the Clear Lake. Had a good day yesterday but the better fish eluded us. Went back
(More...) (Tuesday, February 9, 2016)

Renouned Winegrower Phil Coturri To Be Honored

by MICHAEL COATS / Golden Gate Salmon Association
Petaluma, CA (February 8, 2016)— The Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) will host its 3rd Annual Sonoma dinner with special guest winegrower and water conservation advocate Phil Coturri, Friday, March 11. The special event will be held at Ramekins Event
(More...) (Monday, February 8, 2016)

Lake Don Pedro Fishing Report

Fished Sonora bass anglers tournament on Don Pedro Saturday. Water temps were 51-54 and water was stained. With lake level still on the the rise the bite remains tuff but is improving with the warming trend. My partner and I
(More...) (Sunday, February 7, 2016)

Lake Amador Fishing Report

Ione, Ca- Myself and good friend Jackson Rancheria pro Earl Dalton had a chance to capitalize on the recent warm rains and rising water. We hooked up the boat and headed for Lake Amador. As we drove across the
(More...) (Sunday, February 7, 2016)

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