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For commercial fishermen, the Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii, is the target of a valuable roe fishery in San Francisco Bay every winter.
For recreational fishermen, the Pacific herring is a popular bait to fish for salmon, lingcod, rockfish and other species with from a private or party boat.
For seafood connoisseurs, the Pacific...read more ››
Silver Lake, located in the Central Sierra Nevada off Highway 88, offers the best of both worlds – lots of rainbows for families to catch and the chance for big fish enthusiasts to nail trophy mackinaw and brown trout.
Silver is a surprisingly fertile fishery, in spite of being located in a large, high elevation granite basin surrounded...read more ››
Cal Kellogg kicked off this discussion of treestand blacktail tactics in the last issue of The Fish Sniffer. Here is the conclusion-Editor.
Lower elevation feeding areas tend to be more varied. Ridges with acorn production are always good. So are areas that have recently burned, especially after a rain, when such areas are rich with...read more ››
I have been following NorCal Sport Fishing Adventures and Captain Tim Wong on Facebook and noticed he was catching quite a few rockfish and lingcod. One picture of a 25 lb lingcod caught my attention and made me pick up the phone and contact Captain Tim. I told Captain Tim that I was craving some fish tacos and would love to catch some...read more ››
After a skunk at Black Butte, I decided I needed to further educate myself in the ways of bass fishing. Since I am admittedly not the world's best bass fisherman, I figured I would be equally effective either fly fishing or using conventional tackle, so of course I chose to further my fly fishing skills.
My first stop was tKiene's Fly...read more ››
“Are those white shrimp flies on your rod, Dave,” said Captain Jim Smith of the Happy Hooker peering out of the wheelhouse on our way to the Marin coast, adding, “Those don’t work very well along the coast.”
I replied, “Really, OK, we’ll see if they work.” I should have known better than to disregard the advice of the venerable Captain...read more ››
The Sierra Nevada is blessed with many beautiful lakes that are accessible via vehicle, but none is more impressive than Caples Lake, located right off Highway 88 in the central Sierra Nevada near Carson Pass.
The lake, surrounded by conifers and high mountain peaks, is not only stunningly scenic, but hosts a diverse array of rainbow,...read more ››
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Feather River King Salmon 7/19/14|
by: MSJ Guide Service,
Feather River- Lower,
Feather River King Salmon 7/18/14|
by: MSJ Guide Service,
Feather River- Lower,
by: Rick Kennedy, Tightlines Guide Service,
1. TAHOE KOKANEE… Trollers working the south end of the lake are nailing kokanee to 20 inches. Wedding Ring Spinners teamed with Sep’s dodgers do the trick.
2. COLLINS CATS… It’s catfish time at Collins Lake. For a shot at whiskerfish ranging to 8 lbs. soak mackerel, liver, crawfish tails and ‘crawlers in the river arm.
3. PILLAR POINT ROCKFISH… Anglers working both north and south of Half Moon Bay are scoring limits of rockfish. Shrimp flies tipped with squid or Gulp! draw the strikes.
4. AMADOR BASS… Nocturnal bass anglers are scoring bass up to 6 lbs. Jumbo Power Worms, spinner baits and surface poppers are the best offerings.
Department of Water Resources Faces $60 Million Shortfall
July 22, 2014
Department of Conservation stops injection of fracking waste
July 21, 2014
New Report Reveals the Lure of Recreational Fishing Remains Strong
July 18, 2014
Protesters urge Brown to protect California’s water by banning fracking
July 15, 2014
State Senator Lois Wolk on Thursday, July 3 reintroduced a revamped Senate Bill 848, responding to requests by Governor Jerry Brown for a more scaled-down bond, before the Senate went into summer recess.
The bill is set at $7.5 billion,...read more ››
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