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Target Bass On Deep Drop Offs

September 19, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass,

(Clear Lake) The night bite for largemouth bass at Clear Lake has been slow, but should change soon with the arrival of cooler fall weather.

I have to say something positive about the fishing these days -...

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16 Lb. Catfish Tops Late Summer Catches

September 19, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Catfish, Trout, Bass,

(Oregon House) The late summer and early fall is the top time to bag big, hard-fighting channel catfish in Collins Lake – and this year is no exception.

For example, Tyrone Ridgle of San Pablo landed a monster...

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Easy Limits The Rule For Trouters

September 19, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Species:Trout,

(Spalding) Early fall trout fishing at Eagle Lake has been outstanding for both trollers and bobber anglers. The fish are stacked in the southern basin and starting to move shallower.

“The trout fishing has...

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Trout Anglers Get Ready For Exciting Fall Fishing

September 19, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Species:Trout,

Fall is right around the corner, kids are back in school and most Eastern Sierra waters are bustling with frisky trout, making this a great time to plan an Eastern Sierra trout fishing getaway.

(Bridgeport)...

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Spots And Smallmouths Hitting On Rockpiles

September 19, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass, Landlocked Salmon, Trout,

(Sacramento) If you want to hook good numbers of feisty smallmouth and spotted bass this time of year, fish jigs in 20 to 25 feet off the rockpiles in Folsom Lake.

“My friend Mike and I caught and released 15...

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Misty Mecca Wins Trout Derby

September 19, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Trout, Catfish,

(Portola) Misty Mecca won first place in the Lake Davis Labor Day Weekend Derby with a 19 inch rainbow weighing 2 pounds, 14.8 ounces. She won a trophy, $100 cash and next year’s entry fee.

Jeff Mecca, her...

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Lower River Adult Salmon Quota Reached

September 17, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:River Salmon,

(Klamath) The yearly recreational quota of adult fall-run Chinook salmon has been met in the lower Klamath River and size restrictions went into effect on Sept. 5, 2014.

The 2014 lower river quota of 2,064...

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Mother Lode Roundup

September 17, 2014
Written By: Garry Erck, Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass, Trout, Kokanee, Catfish,

Amador

(Ione) The water temperature is still too warm for planting trout at Lake Amador. The lake management is expected to start planting trout in mid October after the water cools down. Catfish, bluegill and...

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Troll Deep For Kings

September 17, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass, Landlocked Salmon,

(Oroville) If you plan to fish for king salmon or black bass at Lake Oroville, make sure that you have a 4 wheel-drive vehicle to launch your boat or use a car-top boat.

“I was at Lake Oroville today,” said...

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Trout Fishing Will Open October 1

September 17, 2014
Written By: Mike McNeilly,
Species:Trout,

(Reno) We are less than a month away from the commencement of trout season at Pyramid Lake on October 1. When the season opens, expect the deep drop off beaches like Blockhouse and Spider Point to produce for...

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Salmon and Steelhead

Salmon and Steelhead

September 17, 2014
Written By: Al Brown Guide Service,
Species:River Salmon, Steelhead, Trout,

The Salmon are moving upriver fast ,one day it will be limits for everyone and 2 days later you will only hook a couple fish. That is Salmon fishing. I have been drifting Roe or back bouncing Roe with good...

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Sac. River Salmon

Sac. River Salmon

September 3, 2014
Written By: Al Brown Guide Service,
Species:River Salmon,

Sacramento River Salmon fishing from Redding to Corning has been great one day and not so good the next. The water is warmer this year then it ever has been since they put the cold water curtain in at Shasta...

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Sacramento River King Salmon Update !

Sacramento River King Salmon Update !

September 1, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:River Salmon,

Adam Sr and Adam Jr from Tracy, CA had an awesome day on the Sacramento River. We hooked our first salmon  on a Yakima Bait T55 flatfish but that one got away during the battle of getting it to the boat. We...

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Sacramento River King Salmon 8/22/14

Sacramento River King Salmon 8/22/14

August 24, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:River Salmon,

Some nice new fish have moved into the Sacramento river. Here is Erreck Conley with a 17lb king salmon caught the new Cousins Raze series rods and Pro-cure redd hot double stuff cured roe.

Don Pedro trout gorging on shad and getting fatter by the day

Don Pedro trout gorging on shad and getting fatter by the day

August 17, 2014
Written By: Gold Country Sport Fishing,
Species:Trout,

The rainbow trout at Don Pedro are gorging themselves on shad and are getting fatter by the day. Clients have been landing trout to nearly three pounds and most over the two pound mark on recent trips and a...

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Sacramento River King Salmon 8/15/14

Sacramento River King Salmon 8/15/14

August 15, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:River Salmon,

Jordan Neri starting the morning off with a nice Sacramento king salmon. Caught on the new Cousin raze series rod and Yakima plugs.

 

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Kokanee on fire at Little grass valley.

Kokanee on fire at Little grass valley.

July 29, 2014
Written By: H2F Guide Service,
Species:Kokanee, Landlocked Salmon,

Went up for the weekend to chase Kokanee and wasent disipoanted, limited the boat every time we went out the best trip was saturday morning hooking 35 and putting 20 in the boat in 1 1/2 hr, ranging from...

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Feather River King Salmon 7/19/14

Feather River King Salmon 7/19/14

July 19, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:River Salmon,

Today we had Trevor hawks and Anthony Linger from the San Diego Navel Base. Anthony hooked and landed his first king salmon ever. Which weighed 18lb.Good job guys.

Feather River King Salmon 7/18/14

Feather River King Salmon 7/18/14

July 18, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:River Salmon,

Teamed up with Raith of RH guide service today for some Feather River action. Britt hooked and landed her first king salmon on a Cousins rod GHS 792 1T. We hooked and landed a total of 4 salmon.

 

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Englebright Kokes

Englebright Kokes

June 23, 2014
Written By: Rick Kennedy, Tightlines Guide Service,
Species:Kokanee,

We fished Lake Englebright today, with Al and Jerry Silva. We started just outside the houseboats and trolled up river. It wasn’t long before we started landing nice rainbows up to 15”. After putting a half...
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Lake Pardee Kokanee

Lake Pardee Kokanee

April 7, 2014
Written By: Forum Member: fishinpolesready,
Species:Kokanee,

I was talking with Hookem Greg on a pm about fishing and mentioned I was doing a recon trip Monday at Lake Pardee to see what's up with the Koke population. Lines in the water around 10:00 this morning.

...

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I Love Disco

I Love Disco

March 21, 2014
Written By: Forum Member: sollimes,
Species:Stripers,

Sorry for the late report. Have to get everything ready for my little girl 11th birthday.
So I got text from my friend who lives in Disco " saw a few boils in front of my dock, they are here"
We arrived to...

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Don Pedro rainbows on Presidents day

Don Pedro rainbows on Presidents day

February 19, 2014
Written By: Gold Country Sport Fishing,
Species:Trout,

Two clients fished with me Monday the 17th at Don Pedro. We fished a few locations on the lake and everywhere we fished we landed rainbows. The two landed 15 rainbows on the day keeping just what they wanted...

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Amador with RNP

Amador with RNP

January 29, 2014
Written By: Forum Member: RideNfish,
Species:Trout,

I am glad that I put out the invite for someone to bank fish with me. RedNeckPunk (Darren) took the bait and met me at Amador Lake at 06:30 I wanted to try an area that a couple of fellow forum buddies...

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Braving the Cold at Del Valle and Shadow Cliffs

December 30, 2013
Written By: Forum Member: KidFishRelease,
Species:Trout, Bass,

My dad and I have accompanied Chang throughout his entire fishing career. I was there when he caught his first fish, I netted his first bass, and instructed him on how to catch his first trout. Now the man has...

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Rockfish, Lingcod, and Crab abound at the Farallon Islands

December 26, 2013
Written By: Forum Member: KidFishRelease,
Species:Rockfish, Lingcod, Crabs,

By now waking up at four in the morning had become a routine for me. I packed my rod, reel, lingcod jigs, and food the night before and tried to get some sleep before the morning drive to Francisco's house. My...

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Rollin’s Lake

Rollin’s Lake

December 15, 2013
Written By: Forum Member: cmcclain,
Species:Trout,

Decided to go up to Rollin's Lake yesterday morning after reading many of the reports and my two recent trips to Amador resulted in that horrible smell of skunkage.

Left the house at about 6 a.m. and after...

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West fork of the Carson River

West fork of the Carson River

October 22, 2013
Written By: Forum Member: cmcclain,
Species:Trout,

Needed a break from the salmon fishing down here on the American so decided to head up to the Sierras and get into some trout action. After looking around at some threads and seeing CC's posts about the...

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2:30 AM Sturgeon

2:30 AM Sturgeon

October 13, 2013
Written By: Forum Member: FishnBeer,
Species:Sturgeon,

pulled an overnighter on saturday night with a couple buddys. wanted to fish grizzly bay but the wind had other plans for us. on the water at sunset, off the water @ sunrise. fished between roe and ryer...

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High Sierra Golden Trout Grand Tour 2013!

High Sierra Golden Trout Grand Tour 2013!

October 12, 2013
Written By: Forum Member: sierra fisherman,
Species:Trout,

Well with me heading off to Marine boot camp October 20th my Dad (Captain Tahoe) and I wanted to head out on one last backpacking trip together before I leave. We planned on spending 16 days hiking 60 or more...

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Target Bass On Deep Drop Offs

September 19, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass,

(Clear Lake) The night bite for largemouth bass at Clear Lake has been slow, but should change soon with the arrival of cooler fall weather.

I have to say something positive about the fishing these days -...

read more ››

16 Lb. Catfish Tops Late Summer Catches

September 19, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Catfish, Trout, Bass,

(Oregon House) The late summer and early fall is the top time to bag big, hard-fighting channel catfish in Collins Lake – and this year is no exception.

For example, Tyrone Ridgle of San Pablo landed a monster...

read more ››

Easy Limits The Rule For Trouters

September 19, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Species:Trout,

(Spalding) Early fall trout fishing at Eagle Lake has been outstanding for both trollers and bobber anglers. The fish are stacked in the southern basin and starting to move shallower.

“The trout fishing has...

read more ››

Trout Anglers Get Ready For Exciting Fall Fishing

September 19, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Species:Trout,

Fall is right around the corner, kids are back in school and most Eastern Sierra waters are bustling with frisky trout, making this a great time to plan an Eastern Sierra trout fishing getaway.

(Bridgeport)...

read more ››

Spots And Smallmouths Hitting On Rockpiles

September 19, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass, Landlocked Salmon, Trout,

(Sacramento) If you want to hook good numbers of feisty smallmouth and spotted bass this time of year, fish jigs in 20 to 25 feet off the rockpiles in Folsom Lake.

“My friend Mike and I caught and released 15...

read more ››

Misty Mecca Wins Trout Derby

September 19, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Trout, Catfish,

(Portola) Misty Mecca won first place in the Lake Davis Labor Day Weekend Derby with a 19 inch rainbow weighing 2 pounds, 14.8 ounces. She won a trophy, $100 cash and next year’s entry fee.

Jeff Mecca, her...

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Epic Adventure: Panama Kayak Fishing

Epic Adventure: Panama Kayak Fishing

September 19, 2014
Written By: Headwaters Fishing Team,
Species:N/A,

We launched from the beach at the crack of down on the search for an elusive trophy fish before catching a plane around 11 am. The previous 3 ½ days had been spent paddling miles of the extremely scenic...

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Lower River Adult Salmon Quota Reached

September 17, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:River Salmon,

(Klamath) The yearly recreational quota of adult fall-run Chinook salmon has been met in the lower Klamath River and size restrictions went into effect on Sept. 5, 2014.

The 2014 lower river quota of 2,064...

read more ››

Mother Lode Roundup

September 17, 2014
Written By: Garry Erck, Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass, Trout, Kokanee, Catfish,

Amador

(Ione) The water temperature is still too warm for planting trout at Lake Amador. The lake management is expected to start planting trout in mid October after the water cools down. Catfish, bluegill and...

read more ››

Troll Deep For Kings

September 17, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass, Landlocked Salmon,

(Oroville) If you plan to fish for king salmon or black bass at Lake Oroville, make sure that you have a 4 wheel-drive vehicle to launch your boat or use a car-top boat.

“I was at Lake Oroville today,” said...

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