Go Deep
Best Bites: May 28 through June 3
Feature 1
It will be hard to match the fantastic striper fishing taking place in San Pablo and San Francisco Bay, but there are quality options available this week. Kokanee fishing is falling into place at New Melones. Alpine County creeks are
(More...) (Wednesday, May 27, 2015)
Trout Plants: May 26 through May 29
Feature 2
The following lakes, rivers, streams and ponds this week will receive plants of catchable trout from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife: ALPINE                  Kinney ReservoirALPINE                  Stanislaus River, Clarks ForkCALAVERAS           Angels CreekCALAVERAS           Stanislaus River, North ForkCALAVERAS           White Pines LakeFRESNO                 Big Creek,
(More...) (Tuesday, May 26, 2015)
Limits of salmon landed outside Gate
Feature 3
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
The first limits of salmon this year were reported today by the party boat, Fish the Outer Limits of Sausalito.   Captain Jim Robertson guided his seven anglers to 14 salmon, with the largest weighing 28 pounds (pictured). Could be the start of
(More...) (Wednesday, May 27, 2015)
Uneven action on North Coast salt
35 pound ling cod caught from the Shellback (Eureka)
by FRANK GALUSHA / MyOutdoorBuddy
North Coast charter boat websites and fishing forums were quieter than usual over the Memorial Day holiday thanks to the distance to be traveled in a bumpy ocean to find the salmon or bottomfish.   Many skippers were forced to cancel bookings
(More...) (Wednesday, May 27, 2015)
66 pound striper tackled at San Luis
Alvin Vang with a 66.9 pound striper caught at San Luis
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
A near state-record striped bass was landed last week by Alvin Vang of Clovis, who was casting a white Zoom Super Fluke from the shore near the Romero Visitor Center at San Luis Reservoir. Vang landed a 66.9 pound striper, just
(More...) (Wednesday, May 20, 2015)
Contra Loma bass catch a hoax
17.9 pound Contra Loma bass showed when it was found dead at 6:30 a.m.
by TIM GOODE / Nor Cal Fish Reports
The 17.9 pound bass reportedly caught this week at Contra Loma Reservoir has been discovered to be a hoax. The bass did weigh 17.9 pounds when it was found floating dead along the shoreline at 6:30 a.m. The angler picked up
(More...) (Friday, May 22, 2015)
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NorCal Fishing Reports
Shasta-Trinity
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Time is now for McCloud
5-27-2015, The Fly Shop - McCloud River

River is in very good shape. Get there now because in a month it is going to be low and... [ Read More ]
Trinity bass steady
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Trinity Lake

Bass fishing has been good despite the lake being drawn down. Just about everything will work. There are fish in... [ Read More ]
Go early, beat skiiers at Shasta
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Shasta Lake

Top water action is good in the morning. Boat traffic spoils the bite by 9 to 10 a.m. Senkos and... [ Read More ]
Lewiston trout willing
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Lewiston Lake

Trout fishing is good despite the water being a bit cloudy. Visibility is five feet. Nightcrawlers or white Power Bait... [ Read More ]
Lassen-Plumas
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North Fork trout biting below Caribou
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Feather River

Trout action is very good below Caribou. Fish First (530) 343-8300. ... [ Read More ]
Middle Fork Feather worth a hike
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Feather River

Wild & Scenic stretch has stoneflies coming off and fishing is excellent if you can get there. Fish from Nelson... [ Read More ]
Colusa shad good, striper fair
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Feather River

Striper bite is tapering. Shad fishing is quite good in the evening below the Colusa Bridge. Sturgeon chatter has been... [ Read More ]
Feather stripers back on
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Feather River

Striper bite turned on this week. A lot of shakers, but there was some action on the lower Feather with... [ Read More ]
Tough go at Davis
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Davis Lake

Trout action remains quite slow for trollers. Anglers are struggling to get a fish every two hours. Shore angling isn’t... [ Read More ]
Koke action improves at Bullards Bar
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Bullards Bar Reservoir

Kokanee bite is OK for fish in the 12 to 14 inches. The best stretch is between the dam and... [ Read More ]
Antelope full, bite slow
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Antelope Lake

Lake is nearly full. Easy to get a boat in and out but fishing has been challenging. (530) 283-2733... [ Read More ]
Saltwater
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Sturgeon hooked at Martinez Pier
5-27-2015, Tim Goode

handful of keeper sturgeon were caught from the Martinez Pier over the weekend. All were caught with eel. No reports... [ Read More ]
No slowing San Pablo Bay striper bite
5-27-2015, Tim Goode

Striped bass bite remains epic for bass weighing 4 to 6 pounds. A pair of anglers took 24 shiners to... [ Read More ]
South Bay halibut bite turning on
5-27-2015, Tim Goode

Halibut are coming from Fishermen’s Park and Oyster Point. Big Hammer swim baits get halibut measuring 23 to 28 inches.... [ Read More ]
Stripers hitting Pacifica beaches
5-27-2015, Tim Goode

Striper fishing is best at Rockaway Beach. Mussel Rock also is worth a shot. Use hairraisers, ST Minnows, Super Strikes... [ Read More ]
Fort Bragg rock cod plentiful
5-27-2015, Tim Goode

Rock fish and ling cod are plentiful. Water has been bumpy but near shore action has been quite good. Noyo... [ Read More ]
Eureka rock cod great, salmon elusive
5-27-2015, Tim Goode

The salmon bite off the Eel River has slowed. There are fish a few miles south of the harbor but... [ Read More ]
Great rock cod bite in Crescent City
5-27-2015, Tim Goode

Rock cod bite is excellent at the Big Reef and the Sisters. A 40 pound ling was landed last week... [ Read More ]
Bait in and out at Capitola
5-27-2015, Tim Goode

Swell is up but some boats do well on rock cod. Bait has been moving in and out, mostly out.... [ Read More ]
Benicia shoreline producing stripers
5-27-2015, Tim Goode

Striper bite has continued to be solid for shore anglers. There have been catches throughout the shoreline, state park, underneath... [ Read More ]
Halibut Trip departs tomorow at 4 AM!
5-27-2015, Captain Jay Yokomizo - Emeryville Sportfishing

Captain Jay Yokomizo called in this evening with a trip announcement for the New Huck Finn. We have a... [ Read More ]
LIMITS of Kings!
5-27-2015, Jim Robertson - Outer Limits Sportfishing

The Outer Limits went out today on a Salmon Trip from Sausalito, CA. We had limits of Salmon to... [ Read More ]
Limits of Striped Bass by 9 AM!
5-27-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Captain Mike Rescino called in this afternoon with an audio update from the Lovely Martha out Fisherman's Wharf in San... [ Read More ]
Quick Half Day Report
5-27-2015, Marc Schmidt - Coastline Charters

Got back to town yesterday and back on the water today. The salmon were all too small and the wrong... [ Read More ]
Memorial Day Trip Update!
5-25-2015, Captain Jay Yokomizo - Emeryville Sportfishing

Captain Jay Yokomizo called in with an update from the New Huck Finn. We fished coastal in the morning... [ Read More ]
Coustins Tackle Trip is a Success!
5-24-2015, Captain Jay Yokomizo - Emeryville Sportfishing

Captain Jay Yokomizo had an OPEN Charter with Cousins Tacle on the New Huck Finn. We had 28 anglers... [ Read More ]
Lovely Martha Fish Update
5-24-2015, Mike Rescino - Lovely Martha Sportfishing

Today Lovely Martha had a half day trip in the San Fransisco Bay, 12 anglers caught 24 Striped Bass for... [ Read More ]
Central Sierra
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Truckee ready for weekend
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Truckee River

River is a bit off-color because of thunderstorms. Should be fine by weekend. Green drake nymphs and caddis are starting... [ Read More ]
Mixed bag at Tahoe
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Tahoe

Not a lot of size, but for those who have braved the rain they are being rewarded with browns, rainbows... [ Read More ]
Stampede koke bite on
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Stampede Reservoir

Stampede kokanee bite has been good in the Truckee Arm 20 to 25 feet of water. The problem is launching... [ Read More ]
Pyramid bite winding down
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Pyramid Lake, NV

Very little going on here. No cutts larger than 10 pounds reported since the first week of May. Crosby’s Lodge... [ Read More ]
Indian Creek to get plant soon
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Indian Creek Reservoir

The first plant of the year will go in a few weeks. There are holdovers being caught by shore anglers... [ Read More ]
Donner producing shoreline trout
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Donner Lake

Anglers are claiming limits of planted rainbows from the shoreline with Power Bait, nightcrawlers and small spinners – anything in... [ Read More ]
Some action at Boca
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Boca Reservoir

The inlet area and the dam are the most productive areas. Lake is at 14% of capacity. Mountain Hardware &... [ Read More ]
Prosser arm best spot
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Prosser Reservoir

Prosser is fishing well for rainbows on the Prosser Arm. (530) 587-4844... [ Read More ]
Delta
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Variety available near Stockton
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Shaker stripers are all over the Delta. A few in the 22 inch range are being caught from Whiskey Slough... [ Read More ]
West side hot spot in Rio Vista
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

West side has been the best spot for striper fishing from the bank. Trolling has slowed from the torrid bite... [ Read More ]
Blowout in Pittsburg
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Too windy for fish this stretch of water. Dockside Bait (925) 252-0151 ... [ Read More ]
Shad, stripers, smallmouth in Freeport
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Shad bite is solid and females have arrived. Stripers are in the area. Use sardines, pile worms or blood worms... [ Read More ]
Topwater the ticket in Franks Tract
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Black bass are chasing top water lures. A lot of bass in the 3 to 4 pound range are being... [ Read More ]
Clear water, stripers in Disco Bay
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Discovery Bay

Striped bass to 7 pounds are being caught. Nothing large but it’s better than it has been. Water is clear... [ Read More ]
Stripers moving toward Antioch
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento Delta

Striper bite is picking up as bass are moving down from the Delta. Live mudsuckers or pile worms get stripers... [ Read More ]
Sierra Foothills
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Pardee bite tough
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Pardee Reservoir

Lake is 91% and rising and fishing has been on the slow side. Kokanee bite is off. (209) 772-8108 ... [ Read More ]
Bass active at Oroville
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Oroville Reservoir

Bass are chasing dart-head worms, tubes, Senkos and some top water lures. Top water works best in morning and evening... [ Read More ]
Trout, kokes and cats biting at New Melones
5-27-2015, Glory Hole Sports - New Melones Reservoir

Trout: Good. The trout bite continues to be productive with many anglers catching limits. The main lake... [ Read More ]
Bankies get bass at Don Pedro
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Don Pedro Reservoir

Jumbo minnows get bass for bank anglers near the launch areas. Bait Barn (209) 874-3011... [ Read More ]
Collins Lake a winner
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Collins Lake

Trout action remains very good. Bank fishing by the dam with Power Bait or nightcrawlers is the best way to... [ Read More ]
Big cats, some trout at Camanche
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Camanche

Heavy boat traffic made fishing challenging. Trout fishing is good near the dam. A lot of 2 pound trout are... [ Read More ]
New Melones Reservoir Fish Report
5-25-2015, Glory Hole Sports Staff - New Melones Reservoir

Water Conditions: New Melones Lake is currently holding 460,743 acre-feet of water. The lake level dropped one foot... [ Read More ]
Bay Area
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Uvas cats waiting
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Uvas Reservoir

Catfish bite chicken livers or mackerel. Nothing big caught yet but 20 pounders lurk. Bass fishing has been fair. Reaction... [ Read More ]
Trout plant should boost Shadow Cliffs
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Shadow Cliffs Reservoir

Trout bite has been good and another plant of 1,000 pounds are coming in this week. Bernie Helwig caught the... [ Read More ]
Shoreline best at San Pablo
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - San Pablo Reservoir

: Trout are being caught along the main recreation center. Trollers have been struggling. Catfish can be caught in Scow... [ Read More ]
Algae plagues Quarry Lakes
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Quarry Lake

Algae is blooming and fishing has been slow. A trout plant is scheduled for this week. (510) 544-3133... [ Read More ]
LV fishes well through the wind
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Los Vaqueros Reservoir

Crowds braved the wind and shore anglers enjoyed a fair trout bite. Catfish are becoming more active. Most stripers are... [ Read More ]
Cats biting at Lexington
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Lexington Reservoir

Chicken livers, mackerel can attract catfish. (408) 463-0711... [ Read More ]
Lafayette trout bite hot
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Lafayette Reservoir

Trout bite has been great. Everything from lures to dough bait seems to be catching fish. Catfish plants... [ Read More ]
Striper, trout in DV narrows
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Del Valle Lake

Trout bite continues to be solid, especially in the Narrows. Most anglers get 2 to 3 fish per outing. The... [ Read More ]
Fair trout, evening bass at Contra Loma
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Contra Loma Reservoir

Fishing has been fair. Lake is 9 feet from capacity. Best trout fishing is taking place at Cattail Cove. Best... [ Read More ]
Chatter for bass at Chesbro
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Chesbro Reservoir

Chatter baits and dark plastics can be effective. Bass action has been fair. (408) 358-3741, Coyote Bait & Tackle... [ Read More ]
Solid bass bite at Chabot
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Chabot

Trout bite is on the slow side. Bass bite is very good although some warm weather would be a big... [ Read More ]
Go bright at murky Calero
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Calero Lake

Water is a bit murky. Use dark, soft plastics and add a bit of chartreuse. Lipless crank baits with red... [ Read More ]
Berryessa trout, kokes better
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Berryessa

Trout and kokanee bite is gradually improving. Limits aren’t common but anglers can get 3 fish with work at the... [ Read More ]
Rising water, better bass at Anderson
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Anderson Reservoir

Water level has risen and bass are chasing drop-shots. Purple or green pumpkin are good. Small spinner baits are a... [ Read More ]
Central California
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San Luis worth a striper try
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - San Luis Reservoir

Forebay and aqueduct produce small stripers for those tossing small, shad-colored swim baits or lipless crank baits. Main lake is... [ Read More ]
Trout fair at Lopez
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Lopez Lake

A trout plant went in last week and there was fair action. Panfish are near the docks. Bass anglers are... [ Read More ]
Eastern Sierra
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West Walker still high
5-27-2015, Jim Reid - West Walker River

The West has been running a little high and off color but not unfishable, we've had some decent reports from... [ Read More ]
Brave weather, get Walker trout
5-27-2015, Jim Reid - East Walker River

We've been having some rainy weather this past week which has kept a lot of anglers off the water but... [ Read More ]
Carson forks stuffed with trout
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Carson River

East Carson is a bit muddy, but it’s clearing. A 6.8 pounder was caught by a fly fisher in Markleeville... [ Read More ]
Trout don't mind snow at Virginias
5-27-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The Virginias have seen some good snow flurries and thunderstorms this past week but the folks who have toughed out... [ Read More ]
Twins churn out trout
5-27-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

The Twins have been producing pretty good numbers of fish this past week and some very nice fish as well.... [ Read More ]
Silver top loop lake
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Silver Lake

We have seen an enormous number of 2 to 4 pound Rainbows coming in all week despite the off and... [ Read More ]
Sporadic bite at Gull
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Gull Lake

Trout bite has been up-and-down. Biggest fish over the weekend was a 3.8 pound rainbow caught with a Thomas Buoyant.... [ Read More ]
Slow bite at June Lake
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - June Lake

There has been a drop-off in pressure since Memorial Day. Biggest over the weekend was 3 pounds. Fishing has been... [ Read More ]
Boaters score at Bridgeport
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Bridgeport Reservoir

Bridgeport is still fishing pretty well from boats, and still a little tough from the shore. There have been some... [ Read More ]
Virginia Lakes Fish Report
5-24-2015, Jim Reid - Virginia Lakes

The Virginias have seen some good snow flurries and thunderstorms this past week but the folks who have toughed out... [ Read More ]
West Walker River Fish Report
5-24-2015, Jim Reid - West Walker River

The West has been running a little high and off color but not unfishable, we've had some decent reports from... [ Read More ]
Twin Lakes Fish Report (Bridgeport) Fish Report
5-24-2015, Jim Reid - Twin Lakes (Bridgeport)

The Twins have been producing pretty good numbers of fish this past week and some very nice fish as well.... [ Read More ]
Kirman Lake Fish Report
5-24-2015, Jim Reid - Kirman Lake

Haven't had any reports from Kirman this week, it's likely the thunderstorms have both kept some anglers away from the... [ Read More ]
Bridgeport Reservoir Fish Report
5-24-2015, Jim Reid - Bridgeport Reservoir

Bridgeport is still fishing pretty well from boats, and still a little tough from the shore. There have been some... [ Read More ]
East Walker River Fish Report
5-24-2015, Jim Reid - East Walker River

We've been having some rainy weather this past week which has kept a lot of anglers off the water but... [ Read More ]
Beautiful Day at Gull Lake!
5-24-2015, Gull Lake Staff - Gull Lake

The Memorial Weekend is well under way. The weather is improving and we look forward to helping you catch... [ Read More ]
Wine Country North
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Napa action scattered
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Napa River

River action is on fair side for both sturgeon and stripers. Fish are spread out and live bait is hard... [ Read More ]
Sonoma bass turning on
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Sonoma

Bass are biting worms, crank baits and swim baits. A lot of 2 to 3 pound bass are being hooked... [ Read More ]
Stripers on the Mendo menu
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Lake Mendocino

Lake continues to drop but striper bite is good. Top water lures and anchovies both work. South end of the... [ Read More ]
Clear Lake top water improving
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Clear Lake

Top water bite continues to gain momentum. Frog bite should improve as the weather warms. Drop-shots and Senkos are a... [ Read More ]
Central Valley Rivers
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Yuba worth a shad
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Yuba River

Shad bite is good, not great. Fly fishers are getting 20 to 30 fish days. Action is good all the... [ Read More ]
Stripers, shad in Butte Co.
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - Sacramento River

Shad fishing continues to be good. Good spots are Butte City, Ord Bend and the boat landing at Scotty’s. There... [ Read More ]
Lower Sac producing trout
5-27-2015, The Fly Shop - Sacramento River

River is up to 7,400 cfs. Trout fishing from the 44 Bridge down to Red Bluff has been producing well... [ Read More ]
American River shad edging up
5-27-2015, Tim Goode - American River

Shad are between Sunrise and Rossmoor. Bite has been inconsistent. There have been some shad up higher but there are... [ Read More ]
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