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SMUD Rancho Seco Trout Derby Hosts Record Turn Out
SMUD Rancho Seco Trout Derby Hosts Record Turn Out

April 14, 2015
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Rancho Seco Lake,
Trout

A record number of people, 907 people, participated in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) annual trout derby, cosponsored by the Fish Sniffer magazine, at Rancho Seco Recreational Area on March...

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Stripers Trickle Into Metro Region

April 3, 2015
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers Sturgeon

(Sacramento) Striped bass are just starting to move into the Sacramento River in the Capital City, but that should change soon when the spring run arrives in full force.

“The fishing has been kind of slow...

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Trollers And Bankers Tangle With ‘Bows And Bass

April 3, 2015
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Rollins Reservoir,
Bass Trout

(Colfax) Rainbow trout and bass are on a fair to good bite at Rollins Lake and both bank anglers and boaters are enjoying success.

“After my daughter and I did so well at Rollins two weeks ago we headed up...

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Hot Cutthroat Bite At The Nets

April 3, 2015
Written By: Mike McNeilly,
Pyramid Lake,
Trout

(Sutcliffe) It's that time of year at Pyramid Lake. The time when the Summit Lake race of Lahontan Cutthroat make their way to the spawn channel located between the North and South Nets Beaches. There are...

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Bass Fishing Still A Numbers Game

April 3, 2015
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Lake Oroville,
Bass Landlocked Salmon

(Oroville) Black bass fishing is still a numbers game at Lake Oroville, where the fish are abundant, but most aren’t very big.

“A few bigger spotted and largemouth bass are beginning to show, but most of the...

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Mother Lode Roundup

April 3, 2015
Written By: Dan Bacher, Garry Erck,
Lake Amador, Pardee Reservoir, McClure Reservoir, McSwain Reservoir, Camanche Reservoir, New Melones Reservoir, Don Pedro Reservoir,
Bass Trout Catfish Kokanee

Amador

(Ione) Fishing was excellent during the NorCal Anglers Challenge event at Lake Amador. Sixty-five of the 170 people who entered the event weighed in a trout.

Jake McCullough won first place in the adult...

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Trout Fishing Heats Up With the Weather

April 3, 2015
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Frenchman Lake, Davis Lake,
Trout

(Chilcoot) Warmer weather is bringing increasing numbers of anglers to fish for rainbow trout in the warming waters of Frenchman Lake

“Last week it was reported that the dam was the hot spot, whereas this...

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Sturgeon Continue To Gobble Eel And Roe

April 1, 2015
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay,
Saltwater Sturgeon Saltwater Stripers Halibut

(Martinez) Sturgeon are on the prowl in Suisun Bay and the Carquinez Straights. The fish are taking a variety of baits, but lamprey eel and salmon roe are producing the most consistent results.

Captain James...

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Rockfish And Salmon Openers Have San Mateo Coast Buzzing

April 1, 2015
Written By: Dave Hurley,
Half Moon Bay,
Saltwater Salmon Rockfish

(El Granada) The earlier-than-normal rockfish opener along with the April 4th ocean salmon opener have the harbor buzzing with activity, as party boats and private skiffs are gearing up for the first action...

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New Salmon Queen Spanks S.F. Bay Halibut

April 1, 2015
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
San Francisco Bay,
Halibut Saltwater Stripers

(Emeryville) It’s only the end of March, but the San Francisco Bay potluck season is already underway with both stripers and halibut showing in the catches. The fishing should only get better as we move into...

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Don Pedro action is wide open for trout and kokanee
Don Pedro action is wide open for trout and kokanee

April 20, 2015
Written By: Gold Country Sport Fishing,
Don Pedro Reservoir,
Kokanee Landlocked Salmon Tuna

The kokanee and trout action at Don Pedro has been wide open for us in the past several weeks. We have been putting a couple limits of kokanee onboard and then switching over to finish our limits of trout...

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STRIPER FISHING IS HOT!!!!
STRIPER FISHING IS HOT!!!!

April 15, 2015
Written By: H2F Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers

Striper fishing is red hot in Sacramento river, I have Two spots open for this saturday, contact me  by phone or text to get on this deal for saturday, Gary 5306321222

Sacramento River Trout Bite Heats Up
Sacramento River Trout Bite Heats Up

April 13, 2015
Written By: Al Brown Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Trout

Sacramento River Trout fishing has been good the past couple weeks even though the river is very low right now, flows are about 3000 cfs. Jeff and his wife and 2 kids fished with me last week on a 4 hour...

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QUALITY STRIPED BASS ON THE SACRAMENTO RIVER!!  4/11/15
QUALITY STRIPED BASS ON THE SACRAMENTO RIVER!!  4/11/15

April 11, 2015
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers

Mark of Rocklin Ca had a blast landing his limit of quality Striped Bass in fifteen minuets today on the Sacramento river! I even managed to get them on video which I will put up shortly.
Fish caught on...

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We’re Still Getting Striped Bass on the Sacramento River 4/4/15
We’re Still Getting Striped Bass on the Sacramento River 4/4/15

April 4, 2015
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers

Today I had Mark Fong and ian Rigler aboard to chase down some striper's on the Sacrament river. They each hooked and landed these nice chunky 5lb striper's. Good job guys!!

Striper's caught on Cousin's...

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Boaters Nail Pre-Spawn Bass

March 30, 2015
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Berryessa Reservoir,
Bass Panfish

(Napa) If you want to catch an array of smallmouth, spotted and largemouth bass, now is the time to hit Lake Berryessa.

“Bass anglers are finding great action in the shallows, since the pre-spawn bite is in...

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Sacramento River Striped Bass 3/29/15
Sacramento River Striped Bass 3/29/15

March 29, 2015
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers

Reno Reeves made my job real easy today on the river. He hooked and landed both his and my limit of stripers by 8am.
Talk about an all around great angler!!

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Limtis of Striped Bass On The Sacramento River  by 8:30am !!  3/28/15
Limtis of Striped Bass On The Sacramento River by 8:30am !!  3/28/15

March 28, 2015
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers

Danny and Ron had a day to remember on the Sacramento river, they had their limit of Striped Bass by 8:30am!! Great job men. After the early excitement we decided to hang out a little longer and let me get...

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Another Great Day On The Sacramento  River 3/27/15
Another Great Day On The Sacramento River 3/27/15

March 27, 2015
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers

Another Great day on the Sacramento river!!

Carolyn, Ron both of Sacramento and Rob from Canada had a blast hooking and landing their limits of Striper's by 10:40am!!

Carolyn had big fish honors with a 33"...

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Stripers…..Done early today!
Stripers…..Done early today!

March 27, 2015
Written By: H2F Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers

Off the water by 9 with two limits!  come get some  boat is open for monday.....

Don Pedro action is wide open for trout and kokanee
Don Pedro action is wide open for trout and kokanee

April 20, 2015
Written By: Gold Country Sport Fishing,
Don Pedro Reservoir,
Kokanee Landlocked Salmon Tuna

The kokanee and trout action at Don Pedro has been wide open for us in the past several weeks. We have been putting a couple limits of kokanee onboard and then switching over to finish our limits of trout...

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STRIPER FISHING IS HOT!!!!
STRIPER FISHING IS HOT!!!!

April 15, 2015
Written By: H2F Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers

Striper fishing is red hot in Sacramento river, I have Two spots open for this saturday, contact me  by phone or text to get on this deal for saturday, Gary 5306321222

SMUD Rancho Seco Trout Derby Hosts Record Turn Out
SMUD Rancho Seco Trout Derby Hosts Record Turn Out

April 14, 2015
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Rancho Seco Lake,
Trout

A record number of people, 907 people, participated in the Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s (SMUD) annual trout derby, cosponsored by the Fish Sniffer magazine, at Rancho Seco Recreational Area on March...

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Jeff Mahoney Wins NorCal Trout Angler’s Challenge Event At Collins Lake
Jeff Mahoney Wins NorCal Trout Angler’s Challenge Event At Collins Lake

April 13, 2015
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Collins Lake,
Trout

On Saturday April 11, a massive field of 293 anglers turned out for the Northern California Trout Angler’s Challenge (NTAC) tournament at Collins Lake. Great weather, sportsmanship and a strong sense of...

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Sacramento River Trout Bite Heats Up
Sacramento River Trout Bite Heats Up

April 13, 2015
Written By: Al Brown Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Trout

Sacramento River Trout fishing has been good the past couple weeks even though the river is very low right now, flows are about 3000 cfs. Jeff and his wife and 2 kids fished with me last week on a 4 hour...

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QUALITY STRIPED BASS ON THE SACRAMENTO RIVER!!  4/11/15
QUALITY STRIPED BASS ON THE SACRAMENTO RIVER!!  4/11/15

April 11, 2015
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers

Mark of Rocklin Ca had a blast landing his limit of quality Striped Bass in fifteen minuets today on the Sacramento river! I even managed to get them on video which I will put up shortly.
Fish caught on...

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We’re Still Getting Striped Bass on the Sacramento River 4/4/15
We’re Still Getting Striped Bass on the Sacramento River 4/4/15

April 4, 2015
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers

Today I had Mark Fong and ian Rigler aboard to chase down some striper's on the Sacrament river. They each hooked and landed these nice chunky 5lb striper's. Good job guys!!

Striper's caught on Cousin's...

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Stripers Trickle Into Metro Region

April 3, 2015
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Sacramento River- Middle,
Stripers Sturgeon

(Sacramento) Striped bass are just starting to move into the Sacramento River in the Capital City, but that should change soon when the spring run arrives in full force.

“The fishing has been kind of slow...

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Trollers And Bankers Tangle With ‘Bows And Bass

April 3, 2015
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Rollins Reservoir,
Bass Trout

(Colfax) Rainbow trout and bass are on a fair to good bite at Rollins Lake and both bank anglers and boaters are enjoying success.

“After my daughter and I did so well at Rollins two weeks ago we headed up...

read more ››
Hot Cutthroat Bite At The Nets

April 3, 2015
Written By: Mike McNeilly,
Pyramid Lake,
Trout

(Sutcliffe) It's that time of year at Pyramid Lake. The time when the Summit Lake race of Lahontan Cutthroat make their way to the spawn channel located between the North and South Nets Beaches. There are...

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