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Trout Fishing Perks Up With Cooler Weather

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Folsom Lake,
Trout Bass

(Sacramento) While fishing pressure remains sparse at Folsom Lake, a few reports of bass and trout fishing success are beginning to emerge.

Granite Bay's low water ramp and the Hobie Cove ramp in Brown's...

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Another Good Year For Salmon Spawning Reported

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Feather River- Lower,
River Salmon

(Oroville) Few anglers are fishing for steelhead or king salmon on the Feather River. The low combined flows of 950 cfs below the Thermalito Afterbay Outlet have deterred most boaters and bank anglers from...

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Trout Fishing Sizzles At Eagle Lake!

December 10, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Eagle Lake,
Trout

(Spalding) The trout season is in it’s final weeks at Eagle Lake and the action couldn’t be any better with trollers and fly guys hooking big numbers of rainbows.

“I’m just wrapping up at Eagle and I’ll be...

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Chinooks, Sturgeon Provide Top Late Fall Excitement

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Sacramento River- Middle,
River Salmon Sturgeon Steelhead

(Knights Landing) Beautiful, bright late fall-run Chinook salmon are hitting in the Knights Landing and Verona areas and the first sturgeon of the season are starting to show in the Sacramento River.

“My...

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Final Fall Trophy Trout Plant Arrives

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Collins Lake,
Trout

(Oregon House) The fourth and final fall trophy trout plant arrived on Thursday, November 20, boosting trout fishing success at Collins Lake.

“Now we will concentrate on our net pen project, raising trout to...

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Tough Bass Bite Continues

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Clear Lake,
Bass

(Clear Lake) Largemouth bass fishing remains slow at Clear Lake, but should improve with the colder weather we’re now seeing.

““Well, someone has to do a recent report - so, here it is,” quipped Larry Hemphill...read more ››

Low Water Continues to Challenge Bullards Bassers

December 10, 2014
Written By: Garry Erck,
Bullards Bar Reservoir, Englebright Reservoir,
Bass Trout

(Dobbins) “Dark Day is still launchable, but fishing hasn’t been easy at Bullards Bar,” reported Mike Searcy at Star Bait and Tackle. “If I were to head out to Bullards, I would focus on jigging right now –...

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Excellent Trout Fishing Erupts On Lower Owens

December 10, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Owens River- Lower, Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Owens River Gorge,
Trout

(Bishop) Trout fishing closed at most Eastern Sierra trout fishing destinations on November 15, but selected waters remain open. The best fishing in the region is currently taking place on the lower Owens.

...

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Spooners Battle Smallmouth And Spotted Bass

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Berryessa Reservoir,
Bass Trout

(Yuba City) The spoonmeister, Rick Tietz of Bladerunner Lures, and  fishing guide Larry Hemphill hit Berryessa out of Markley Cove, finding excellent smallmouth fishing for 1-1/2 hours before the action slowed...

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Salmon Surge Into Nimbus Fish Hatchery

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
American River - Lower,
River Salmon Steelhead

(Rancho Cordova) In the three weeks since the Nimbus Fish Hatchery fish ladder opened, hatchery workers have seen increasing numbers of Chinooks, especially after the recent rains.

“We’re seeing a lot more...

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California Delta Striper Report 12/07/14
California Delta Striper Report 12/07/14

December 8, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Delta,
Stripers

Late post from yesterdays trip. The water and debris from last week's rain made it to Rio Vista. (See photo) The water muddied up to zero viability in some area's and the fog was thick. The nailzz crew...

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California Delta Striper Report 12/06/14
California Delta Striper Report 12/06/14

December 8, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
San Joaquin Delta,
Stripers

Chad and Josh are back from Reno for some more striper action. We fished the San Joaquin river below and above the Anitoich bridge casting 5" Optimum Bait swim baits in all white color topped with Pro-Cure...

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Sacramento River Steelhead
Sacramento River Steelhead

December 4, 2014
Written By: Al Brown Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Steelhead River Salmon Trout

Sacramento River Steelhead fishing is good now, we have been hooking 4 or 5 a trip and a lot of Wild Rainbow trout. The river is on the murky side because there was a land slide above Shasta Dam that tuned the...

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GREAT STRIPER BITE IN THE DELTA!!!   11/23/14
GREAT STRIPER BITE IN THE DELTA!!!  11/23/14

November 23, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Delta,
Stripers

Chad and Josh both of Reno had lots of fun today on the Delta. Hooking striper on live bait, trolling plugs and casting 5" Optimum Baits AA Swimbait topped with pro-cure trophy bass gel on the new Cousins...
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California Delta Striper Report 11/15/14
California Delta Striper Report 11/15/14

November 16, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Delta,
Stripers

We fished south of the Rio vista bridge on Saturday. We caught stripers with everything we used from live bait mud suckers, trolling shallow and deep diver plugs and casting 5" white Optimum Baits AA swim...
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Don’t give up on the salmon, the best is yet to come
Don’t give up on the salmon, the best is yet to come

November 13, 2014
Written By: Tight Lines Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
River Salmon

I have been reading a lot about the poor salmon numbers caught and I have caught well below what I normally catch, but don't give up!!!  Late fall run of salmon are starting to show up.  These are the bigger,...

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California Delta Striper Report 11/8/14
California Delta Striper Report 11/8/14

November 8, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Delta,
Stripers

Wes Ward, Greg Phelan and Roger Smith hit the Delta today for some stripers. We founded them early on the outgoing tide, but they just didn't want to cooperate with us. We then founded them again on the...

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Feather River King Salmon Report 11/05/14
Feather River King Salmon Report 11/05/14

November 5, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Feather River- Lower,
River Salmon

Richard Webber and Pedro Guzman hooked and landed their limit of King salmon by 10am! Good job guys. Cousins Tackle and Pro-Cure Bait Scents strike again.

For more photos visit my web at the link below.

Use...

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Feather River is Starting to Produce some Big Kings 11/4/14
Feather River is Starting to Produce some Big Kings 11/4/14

November 4, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Feather River- Lower,
River Salmon

Micheal and his grandpa Charles wanted some more kings, so they came back for more, but this time Micheal brought his cousin Adam along to get in on this salmon action. Check out Adams first ever river...

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THE RED HOT KING SALMON BITE JUST KEEPS GOING!!!    11/02/14
THE RED HOT KING SALMON BITE JUST KEEPS GOING!!!  11/02/14

November 2, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Feather River- Lower,
River Salmon

Andrea, Lucas and Glen all had a blast on the Feather river hooking there limit of king salmon by 11am! Glen had big fish of the day with a nice 20lb buck. The highlight of our trip was was watching 13 year...

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Trout Fishing Perks Up With Cooler Weather

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Folsom Lake,
Trout Bass

(Sacramento) While fishing pressure remains sparse at Folsom Lake, a few reports of bass and trout fishing success are beginning to emerge.

Granite Bay's low water ramp and the Hobie Cove ramp in Brown's...

read more ››
Another Good Year For Salmon Spawning Reported

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Feather River- Lower,
River Salmon

(Oroville) Few anglers are fishing for steelhead or king salmon on the Feather River. The low combined flows of 950 cfs below the Thermalito Afterbay Outlet have deterred most boaters and bank anglers from...

read more ››
Trout Fishing Sizzles At Eagle Lake!

December 10, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Eagle Lake,
Trout

(Spalding) The trout season is in it’s final weeks at Eagle Lake and the action couldn’t be any better with trollers and fly guys hooking big numbers of rainbows.

“I’m just wrapping up at Eagle and I’ll be...

read more ››
Chinooks, Sturgeon Provide Top Late Fall Excitement

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Sacramento River- Middle,
River Salmon Sturgeon Steelhead

(Knights Landing) Beautiful, bright late fall-run Chinook salmon are hitting in the Knights Landing and Verona areas and the first sturgeon of the season are starting to show in the Sacramento River.

“My...

read more ››
Final Fall Trophy Trout Plant Arrives

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Collins Lake,
Trout

(Oregon House) The fourth and final fall trophy trout plant arrived on Thursday, November 20, boosting trout fishing success at Collins Lake.

“Now we will concentrate on our net pen project, raising trout to...

read more ››
Tough Bass Bite Continues

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Clear Lake,
Bass

(Clear Lake) Largemouth bass fishing remains slow at Clear Lake, but should improve with the colder weather we’re now seeing.

““Well, someone has to do a recent report - so, here it is,” quipped Larry Hemphill...read more ››

Low Water Continues to Challenge Bullards Bassers

December 10, 2014
Written By: Garry Erck,
Bullards Bar Reservoir, Englebright Reservoir,
Bass Trout

(Dobbins) “Dark Day is still launchable, but fishing hasn’t been easy at Bullards Bar,” reported Mike Searcy at Star Bait and Tackle. “If I were to head out to Bullards, I would focus on jigging right now –...

read more ››
Excellent Trout Fishing Erupts On Lower Owens

December 10, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Owens River- Lower, Pleasant Valley Reservoir, Owens River Gorge,
Trout

(Bishop) Trout fishing closed at most Eastern Sierra trout fishing destinations on November 15, but selected waters remain open. The best fishing in the region is currently taking place on the lower Owens.

...

read more ››
Spooners Battle Smallmouth And Spotted Bass

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Berryessa Reservoir,
Bass Trout

(Yuba City) The spoonmeister, Rick Tietz of Bladerunner Lures, and  fishing guide Larry Hemphill hit Berryessa out of Markley Cove, finding excellent smallmouth fishing for 1-1/2 hours before the action slowed...

read more ››
Salmon Surge Into Nimbus Fish Hatchery

December 10, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
American River - Lower,
River Salmon Steelhead

(Rancho Cordova) In the three weeks since the Nimbus Fish Hatchery fish ladder opened, hatchery workers have seen increasing numbers of Chinooks, especially after the recent rains.

“We’re seeing a lot more...

read more ››

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