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Trout Plants: Aug. 30 through Sept. 4
Feature 1
The following lakes, rivers, streams and ponds this week will receive plants of catchable trout from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife:   ALPINE            Stanislaus River, Clarks ForkMODOC           Browns PondMODOC           Rainbow PondMONO              Buckeye CreekMONO              Convict
(More...) (Saturday, August 29, 2015)
Wait is on for fall salmon run
Feature 2
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
Anglers are holding on to hope a fall salmon run will appear after a spotty summer of ocean salmon angling. Last year’s ocean salmon season was best after August. The same may hold this year. Any signs of a start would
(More...) (Thursday, August 27, 2015)
Best Bites: Aug. 26 through Sept. 2
Chris Brown with a 50 pound white sea bass caught from the Working Girl (Bodega Bay)
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
Summer crowds have thinned now that the school year has started. That leaves uncrowded docks and shorelines and the peace and quiet that sometimes comes with fishing. And some of the top spots worth exploring this weekend are just the
(More...) (Wednesday, August 26, 2015)
Klamath salmon get court victory
Feature 4
Judge O’Neill of the United States District Court for Eastern California in Fresno on Wednesday denied Westlands and San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Districts’ motion to immediately halt flows from the Trinity River necessary to avoid a catastrophic fish kill
(More...) (Thursday, August 27, 2015)
Water problem isn't due to SoCal - it's Ag
Feature 5
By Christopher ThornbergSpecial to The Bee   It looks like El Niño will be delivering a wet winter to California – but that doesn’t mean the state should revert to its old habits. We know California will experience another drought in the
(More...) (Friday, August 21, 2015)
Eminent Domain planned to make way for twin tunnels
Feature 6
State contractors have readied plans to acquire as many as 300 farms in the California delta by eminent domain to make room for a pair of massive, still-unapproved water tunnels proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to documents obtained by
(More...) (Thursday, August 20, 2015)
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NorCal Fishing Reports
North Coast
Report Title, Date, Author
Jacks hit the Klamath
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Klamath River

Run is picking up. A lot of jacks are in the system and that’s usually a leading indicator the run... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Waiting for main run of Trinity salmon
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Trinity River

Increased flows will make it harder for shore anglers to fish some of their favorite spots. Salmon haven’t arrived in... [ Read More ]
Finesse required on McCloud
8-26-2015, The Fly Shop - McCloud River

Fishing has been tricky. Variable reports are the norm. Some are finding good fishing while others find less than fair... [ Read More ]
Shad schools attract Shasta fish
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Shasta Lake

Some bass are caught via topwater. Shad are in 30 to 35 feet of water and bass and trout are... [ Read More ]
Hot bite at McCloud Reservoir
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Lake McCloud

Trout fishing is excellent. Slow trolling gets trout in ¾- to 2 pound range with a few to four pounds.... [ Read More ]
Moving water aids Lewiston
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Lewiston Lake

There is a current through the lake due to water releases from Trinity. Visibility is very good. Trout bite has... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Pit trout hugging bottom
8-26-2015, The Fly Shop - Pit River

The rainbows here hold close to the bottom of the river, nestled amongst boulders, rocks. Sometimes you gotta nag these... [ Read More ]
Quick morning bite at Eagle Lake
8-26-2015, Courtesy of MyOutdoorBuddy - Eagle Lake

The best bite has been the early one, after that, we have been working for them, but still getting them.... [ Read More ]
Cats biting at Bullards
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Bullards Bar Reservoir

Catfish bite is picking up. Best action is upriver. Kokanee bite remains strong. Bass are all over. Larger fish are... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Lovely Martha Fish update
8-29-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had 19 anglers catch 4 salmon to 13 pounds. ... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish update
8-27-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had 10 anglers on a full day salmon trip and caught 8 salmon to 19 pounds. ... [ Read More ]
Salmon bite ON in Trinidad
8-26-2015, Tim Goode

Salmon bite is on in Trinidad in front of Camel Rock and a mile out. Limits are common. Mooching gets... [ Read More ]
San Pablo bay full of small stripers
8-26-2015, Tim Goode

Trolling and drifting get small bass. Loch Lomond Marina (415) 456-0321... [ Read More ]
Bay salmon bite tepid
8-26-2015, Tim Goode

A few salmon are being caught at California City. Only four or five per week are coming in. Most salmon... [ Read More ]
Night bite for Pacifica stripers
8-26-2015, Tim Goode

There are striped bass and perch being caught overnight. There’s action from Ocean Beach to Pacifica. Rusty Hook (650) 355-8303,... [ Read More ]
Salmon on uptick in Fort Bragg
8-26-2015, Tim Goode

Some salmon are being caught south of Fort Bragg. Some limits, but few. Salmon are on the bottom. The few... [ Read More ]
Eureka boats heading south
8-26-2015, Tim Goode

Salmon anglers go to Trinidad. A kayak angler caught an 8 foot thresher shark on a herring. Fight went on... [ Read More ]
Few salmon, lots of cod in Crescent City
8-26-2015, Tim Goode

Bottom fishing continues to be very good and the salmon fishing remains slow. Perch fishing has been hit or miss.... [ Read More ]
Cod bite best in Capitola
8-26-2015, Tim Goode

Mackerel are plentiful. Anglers in skiffs get rock cod and ling cod. White sea bass are elusive. (831) 462-2208... [ Read More ]
Salmon numbers improving in Benicia
8-26-2015, Tim Goode

Half a dozen salmon per day are being caught from the state park shoreline. Most are throwing spinners and all... [ Read More ]
LIMITS of Salmon
8-24-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Captain Mike Rescino called in today with an update from the Lovely Martha out of Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco,... [ Read More ]
Central Sierra
Report Title, Date, Author
Smallmouth active at Prosser
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Prosser Reservoir

Smallmouth bass bite has been pretty good along the shoreline near the dam. (530) 587-4844... [ Read More ]
Slow shore bite at Indian Creek
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Indian Creek Reservoir

Shore bite is slow. It’s necessary to get to the middle of the lake to access the deepest water where... [ Read More ]
Donner bite hanging on
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Donner Lake

Donner is holding its own and fishing has been fairly consistent for planted rainbows. Those targeting kokanee can score. Launch... [ Read More ]
Caples in good shape
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Caples Lake

Surface temperature is 67 degrees. Lake is 6 feet from full. Some get trout trolling with flashers/nightcrawlers deep near the... [ Read More ]
Report Title, Date, Author
Big bass, lots of cats in Tracy
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Catfish have been plentiful, especially the larger channel cats. Black bass bite is very good. Largemouth weighing 9 and 8... [ Read More ]
Stockton striper action picking up
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Stripers are being caught from Whiskey Slough and Empire Cut on fresh shad or bluegill. Stripers range from 4 to... [ Read More ]
No salmon, improving stripers in Rio Vista
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Still no salmon being caught here. Striper bite has been improving. Three Mile Slough and Decker Island have been the... [ Read More ]
Pittsburg full of small striper
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Small stripers are everywhere. Mudsuckers, shad, anchovies work. Best spots are Broad Slough, Collinsville and Sherman Island. Dockside Bait (925)... [ Read More ]
Big zip in Freeport
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

No salmon being caught. No stripers, either. Freeport Bait (916) 665-1935 ... [ Read More ]
Black bass slow, stripers OK in Franks Tract
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Largemouth bass bite is slow. Green pumpkin or watermelon Senkos work best. Striper bite is picking up for those using... [ Read More ]
Little stripers in Disco Bay
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Discovery Bay

Bass fishing is slow. Stripers are trickling in, but most are shakers. Hook, Line & Sinker (925) 625-2441... [ Read More ]
Antioch striper bite keeps going
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Stripers continue to be caught from the pier. There also has been good action for boaters at Hastings Island for... [ Read More ]
Sierra Foothills
Report Title, Date, Author
Tough access, tough bite at Oroville
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Oroville Reservoir

Not a lot of boats on the lake. Few who are get fish drop-shotting worms or dragging tubes. Main lake... [ Read More ]
Cats best at New Melones
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - New Melones Reservoir

Lake level dropped two feet this last week. It is currently at 810 ft. above sea level and 278... [ Read More ]
Collins cats lurking
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Collins Lake

Water temperature is 77 degrees. Fishing is on the slow side. Some cats are being caught from the boat docks... [ Read More ]
Cats biting at Camanche
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Camanche

Catfish bite remains strong near the Willow Day Use area. Chicken livers work best. (209) 763-5915, (209) 763-5166... [ Read More ]
All quiet at Amador
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Amador Lake

Pressure is very light now that schools are back in. Water temperature ranges from 74 to 78 degrees. (209) 274-4739... [ Read More ]
New Melones Fishing Report
8-24-2015, Glory Hole Sports Staff - New Melones Reservoir

Water Conditions: New Melones Lake is currently holding 304,666 acre-feet of water. The lake level dropped two feet... [ Read More ]
Bay Area
Report Title, Date, Author
Warm water, slow bite at San Pable
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - San Pablo Reservoir

Water temp is 68 degrees. Trout bite is predictably poor. No catfish plants this week. Overall bite is very slow.... [ Read More ]
Nothing happening at Quarry Lakes
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Quarry Lake

No great catches here. Very few trying. (510) 544-3133... [ Read More ]
WInd slows, bite improves at LV
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Wind has been down and anglers have been able to get out on the water on a consistent basis. Trout... [ Read More ]
Final catfish plant goes in Lafayette
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Lafayette Reservoir

Fishing at the Lafayette Reservoir has been picking up lately. We did our final catfish plant on August 19th for... [ Read More ]
Stripers boiling at DV
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Del Valle Lake

The water is still in the upper 70's so the catfish are still on the bite. Once again the... [ Read More ]
Bass hit surface lures at Coyote
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Coyote Lake

Top water lures get bass in the morning and drop-shotting later in the day. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711... [ Read More ]
Little action at Contra Loma
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Contra Loma Reservoir

Fishing has been slow. Try fishing for Catfish with nightcrawlers, anchovies, or chicken liver at Loma Island, near the... [ Read More ]
Chabot cats biting better
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Chabot

Water is in the high 60s. Catfish bite has improved. A 10 pounder was caught near the dam. Another good... [ Read More ]
Good bass bite at Calero
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Calero Lake

Quality bass bite here. Expect bass in the 3 to 4 pound range. Use frogs in the morning. Go to... [ Read More ]
Good bass, scattered koke bite at Berryessa
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Berryessa

Morning and evening top water bass bite remains solid. Brush hogs over rock piles will get bass. Kokanee require work,... [ Read More ]
Good shoreline bite at Anderson
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Anderson Reservoir

No boating here but shore action has been good for those drop-shotting or using Hula Grubs. Coyote Bait & Tackle... [ Read More ]
Los Vaqueros Fishing Report
8-26-2015, Los Vaqueros Staff - Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Summer continues with lots of good trout and striped bass fishing at Los Vaqueros. Trout and striped bass are both... [ Read More ]
San Pablo Reservoir Fishing Report
8-23-2015, 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 much... [ Read More ]
Central California
Report Title, Date, Author
Fair prospects at Santa Margarita
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Santa Margarita Lake

Fishing results have been fair. Bank anglers are getting some large cats to 15 pounds. Bass and crappie bite early... [ Read More ]
Dog days at San Luis
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - San Luis Reservoir

Slow bite here. Best bet is jumbo minnows bounced off the bottom. Coyote Bait & Tackle (408) 463-0711... [ Read More ]
Big bass, cats at Lopez Lake
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Lopez Lake

Bass to 6-3/4 pounds and catfish to 11 pounds were caught last week. Fishing has been good for bluegill all... [ Read More ]
Santa Margarita Fishing Report
8-23-2015, Santa Margarita Lake Staff - Santa Margarita Lake

Water temperature is 80F. Crappie still biting mini jigs in the White Oak area,some anglers reporting as many as 15... [ Read More ]
Eastern Sierra
Report Title, Date, Author
Slamming Saturday
8-29-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

Jimmy on the Grande has called in with Limits of yellowfin onboard for 36 anglers and 8 Dorado to go... [ Read More ]
3/4 Day Yellowfin
8-29-2015, Seaforth Staff - Seaforth Sportfishing

8/29/15 11:30am - The San Diego called in with 165 yellowfin tuna for their 33 anglers! They are now moving... [ Read More ]
Saturday startup
8-29-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

Jimmy on the Grande has called in already with 100 yellowfin onboard and a few Dorado to go with them.... [ Read More ]
Friday Update
8-28-2015, Seaforth Staff - Seaforth Sportfishing

8/28/15 11:00am - The Sea Watch called in with 60+ yellowfin tuna, 10 dorado and lots of skipjack. Great offshore... [ Read More ]
Half Day Bonito
8-27-2015, Seaforth Staff - Seaforth Sportfishing

8-27-15 The New Seaforth put 150+ bonito on the boat this morning, with fish ranging from four to eight pounds.... [ Read More ]
Warm weather slows Virginias
8-26-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The warmer weather has made it a little tougher on the Virginias, morning and evenings are going to be the... [ Read More ]
Probe depths for Twin Lake action
8-26-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

The Twins are still producing some nice fish these days, trolling seems to be the best if you have either... [ Read More ]
More trout planted in Lakes Basin
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Mammoth Lakes

Trout bite continues to be very good. Another plant of large trout from Desert Springs went in Tuesday. Fish are... [ Read More ]
Boomer brown hooked at June
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - June Lake Loop

A 13 pound brown trout was caught with Power Bait on Sunday. A 7 pound rainbow was caught with a... [ Read More ]
Tuesday Tops it all!
8-25-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

The Daily Double's morning 1/2 day trip returned with 9 Yellowtail, LIMITS of Sand Bass and 16 Bonita.  The El... [ Read More ]
8-24-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

Grande returned this morning from a 1.5 day trip with 9 Bluefin, 66 Yellowfin for his 23 anglers. James reports... [ Read More ]
Virginia Lakes Fishing Report
8-23-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The warmer weather has made it a little tougher on the Virginias, morning and evenings are going to be the... [ Read More ]
West Walker River Fishing Report
8-23-2015, Jim Reid - West Walker River

The West is still a little hit and miss with the low water conditions, it's important to be stealthy so... [ Read More ]
Twin Lakes Fishing Report
8-23-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

The Twins are still producing some nice fish these days, trolling seems to be the best if you have either... [ Read More ]
Bridgeport Reservoir Fishing Report
8-23-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

Bridgeport is still kicking out some very nice fish bait fishing from boats near the Rainbow Point area with fish... [ Read More ]
East Walker River Fishing Report
8-23-2015, Jim Reid - East Walker River

The flow on the East is down to 28 cfs this week. The fishing pressure has been very light... [ Read More ]
Grande hitting large
8-23-2015, Big Hungry - Point Loma Sportfishing

James and the Grande just called in with an awesome fishing update. Currently 75 miles out on a super bite.... [ Read More ]
Silver Lake Resort Fishing Report
8-23-2015, Andrew Jones - Silver Lake

The weather has continued to be warm for us in the high country as we have been in the... [ Read More ]
Wine Country North
Report Title, Date, Author
Solid striper bite on Napa River
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Napa River

Striper bite is good. Strong numbers of keepers are being landed from Napa to Vallejo. Trolling plugs or throwing swim... [ Read More ]
Slow bassing at Sonoma
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Sonoma

Recent night tournament resulted in a slow bite. Brush hogs, jigs were best. A few top water bass were caught.... [ Read More ]
Crappie, cats bite at shrinking Mendo
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Mendocino

Lake is dropping and fish are concentrating. Explore points for crappie and catfish. Good spot is south of Long Point... [ Read More ]
Clear Lake bass strong
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Clear Lake

Fires are out and there’s no smoke on the lake. North end has a brown stain and south end has... [ Read More ]
Central Valley Rivers
Report Title, Date, Author
Rumors of Butte County salmon
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

There is talk of salmon being caught, but most are tight-lipped if they are having success. Striper action continues. It’s... [ Read More ]
Colusa salmon elusive
8-26-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Some get salmon with Kwikfish and spinners. Not great numbers, but it’s getting better. Kittle’s (530) 458-4868... [ Read More ]
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