Featured Articles and Fishing Reports

Rainbows On Tap For Fly And Conventional Anglers

April 20, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Species:Trout,

Outstanding trout action is underway on the Sacramento River between Redding and Red Bluff with both fly and conventional anglers hooking big numbers of wild rainbows in the 12 to 20 plus inch class.

According...

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Pre Spawn Bass Go On the Attack

April 20, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass, Landlocked Salmon,

If you want to hook lots of spotted bass, now’s the time to hit Lake Oroville. The fish are on an aggressive pre-spawn bite throughout the lake.

“You can pretty much catch the bass using whatever method you...

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The Lake Gets Clear Again

April 20, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Trout,

Fishermen from near and far are having great luck on big, bold rainbow trout at Frenchman Lake.

John, a man from Cold Springs, NV (near Bordertown),got a limit totaling 8 ½ lbs while soaking worms. One of his...

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6,500 Pounds Of Trout In Two Weeks

April 20, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Trout,

On March 27, then Collins Lake crew released four out of twelve net pens of trout, the equivalent of about three plants. Then on the following week, they received another 1,800 lbs. of trophy trout and...

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Stripers Convene For Spring Session

April 20, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Stripers,

While the fishing has varied because of the Sacramento River level bouncing up and down because of storm inflows, the stripers are definitely showing in the metropolitan area now.

Fishermen are hooking the...

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Storms Delay Trout And Bass Fishermen

April 20, 2014
Written By: Danny Lloyd,
Species:Bass, Trout,

Trout action at Lake Shasta picked up this last week for a few days and anglers from Rocklin were rewarded with 3 limits of nice rainbows.

"Although fishing hasn't been great everyday, we did something right...

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Two Mackinaws Totaling 48 Pounds 10 Ounces Boated!

April 20, 2014
Written By: Danny Lloyd,
Species:Mackinaw,

Gene St. Denis had a day of fishing most could only dream of. On March 28, Gene fished Lake Tahoe alone and managed to double up on two monster mackinaw with a combined weigh totaling 48 pounds 10 ounces! Each...

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Bass Fishing Exploded Before Latest Storms

April 20, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass, Trout,

Bass fishing enthusiasts experienced some hot action on big largemouths and smallmouths at Trinity Lake before latest storms cooled the weather down.

“My son, Tim Jr., and his buddy Mike Thompson had a great...

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Anglers Look To South Umpqua For Steel

April 20, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Species:Steelhead,

The ODFW is reporting increasing numbers of steelhead in the South Umpqua, as springers trickle into the lower river.

The number of steelhead has increased in the South and should peak in the middle of April....

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Anglers Look To South Umpqua For Steel

April 20, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Species:Steelhead,

The ODFW is reporting increasing numbers of steelhead in the South Umpqua, as springers trickle into the lower river.

The number of steelhead has increased in the South and should peak in the middle of April....

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Sacramento River Striper Update 4/21/14

Sacramento River Striper Update 4/21/14

April 23, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:Stripers,

Today I hosted Jordan Sr and Jordan Jr from Chico, CA on the Sacramento river. We started the day casting 5" AA shad tail swim baits to the rock walls for a few bites but no hook ups. We then switch to...

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Amador Fun

Amador Fun

April 22, 2014
Written By: Fishin’ James Guide Service,
Species:Trout,

With Berryessa and New Melones not producing well, I took my clients where the fishing is always good this time of year.  Lake Amador.  What was working well for me last week only produced 1 fish.  A purple...

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Hot Fishing at Don Pedro

Hot Fishing at Don Pedro

April 22, 2014
Written By: Gold Country Sport Fishing,
Species:Kokanee, Landlocked Salmon, Trout,

April 16th three clients at Don Pedro boated 12 trout, two kokanee, a king salmon and a black bass, and the bass we threw back. The bite was just incredible as we had all this action by 10:30. Thursday four...

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The California Delta Striper’s are Biting!

The California Delta Striper’s are Biting!

April 18, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:Stripers,

Chris, Tyler and Ron had lots of fun hooking lots striper’s on the incoming tide in the Delta we lost multiple keeper next to the boat. What a great day on the water with a great group of guys. Look at...

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Sacramento River Stripers Report  4/15/14

Sacramento River Stripers Report 4/15/14

April 15, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:Stripers,

Today I hosted Matt and Jim from Shingle Springs CA. Jim started the morning off with a nice 7lb striper on the Sacramento River. We had several other fish on but lost them next to the boat that’s the way...

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Sacramento River Stripers 4/13/14

Sacramento River Stripers 4/13/14

April 13, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:Stripers,

Eddie and Grant had fun hooking some stripers today. We had multiple missed opportunities early in the morning. But all and all a great day on the water.

 Caught with Cousins tackle rod GSTB755T

...

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Striper fishing is HOT ON the Sacramento River 4/11/14

Striper fishing is HOT ON the Sacramento River 4/11/14

April 11, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:Stripers,

Awesome striper bite on the Sacramento river this morning. Fish in the box before sunlight James, Rueben and Ron had their limits of striper's by10am! I have Monday open get in on this action before...

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The Stripers  is ON  in the Sacramento River

The Stripers is ON in the Sacramento River

April 11, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:Stripers,

MSJ Guide Service teamed up with RH Guide Service to host a group from Minnesota. The fish made us work for it but, in the end, we took it 19 for 13! The day was a complete success with incredible...

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Striper’s on the Sacramento River 3/30/14

Striper’s on the Sacramento River 3/30/14

April 11, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:Stripers,

Lupita caught her first striper ever and It was caught on a Cousin's Tackle fishing pole.#GSTB 755T

She a great sports woman and release the hen all by her self.

Striper’s in the Delta 3/28/14

Striper’s in the Delta 3/28/14

April 11, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:Stripers,

Striper fishing was great in Rio Vista today. We caught stripers near the bridge up in miner slough and Liberty Cut. We caught fish on both incoming and outgoing tides. We landed a total of sixteen...

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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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Sacramento River Striper Update 4/21/14

Sacramento River Striper Update 4/21/14

April 23, 2014
Written By: MSJ Guide Service,
Species:Stripers,

Today I hosted Jordan Sr and Jordan Jr from Chico, CA on the Sacramento river. We started the day casting 5" AA shad tail swim baits to the rock walls for a few bites but no hook ups. We then switch to...

read more ››
Amador Fun

Amador Fun

April 22, 2014
Written By: Fishin’ James Guide Service,
Species:Trout,

With Berryessa and New Melones not producing well, I took my clients where the fishing is always good this time of year.  Lake Amador.  What was working well for me last week only produced 1 fish.  A purple...

read more ››
Hot Fishing at Don Pedro

Hot Fishing at Don Pedro

April 22, 2014
Written By: Gold Country Sport Fishing,
Species:Kokanee, Landlocked Salmon, Trout,

April 16th three clients at Don Pedro boated 12 trout, two kokanee, a king salmon and a black bass, and the bass we threw back. The bite was just incredible as we had all this action by 10:30. Thursday four...

read more ››

Rainbows On Tap For Fly And Conventional Anglers

April 20, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Species:Trout,

Outstanding trout action is underway on the Sacramento River between Redding and Red Bluff with both fly and conventional anglers hooking big numbers of wild rainbows in the 12 to 20 plus inch class.

According...

read more ››

Pre Spawn Bass Go On the Attack

April 20, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass, Landlocked Salmon,

If you want to hook lots of spotted bass, now’s the time to hit Lake Oroville. The fish are on an aggressive pre-spawn bite throughout the lake.

“You can pretty much catch the bass using whatever method you...

read more ››

The Lake Gets Clear Again

April 20, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Trout,

Fishermen from near and far are having great luck on big, bold rainbow trout at Frenchman Lake.

John, a man from Cold Springs, NV (near Bordertown),got a limit totaling 8 ½ lbs while soaking worms. One of his...

read more ››

6,500 Pounds Of Trout In Two Weeks

April 20, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Trout,

On March 27, then Collins Lake crew released four out of twelve net pens of trout, the equivalent of about three plants. Then on the following week, they received another 1,800 lbs. of trophy trout and...

read more ››

Stripers Convene For Spring Session

April 20, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Stripers,

While the fishing has varied because of the Sacramento River level bouncing up and down because of storm inflows, the stripers are definitely showing in the metropolitan area now.

Fishermen are hooking the...

read more ››

Storms Delay Trout And Bass Fishermen

April 20, 2014
Written By: Danny Lloyd,
Species:Bass, Trout,

Trout action at Lake Shasta picked up this last week for a few days and anglers from Rocklin were rewarded with 3 limits of nice rainbows.

"Although fishing hasn't been great everyday, we did something right...

read more ››

Two Mackinaws Totaling 48 Pounds 10 Ounces Boated!

April 20, 2014
Written By: Danny Lloyd,
Species:Mackinaw,

Gene St. Denis had a day of fishing most could only dream of. On March 28, Gene fished Lake Tahoe alone and managed to double up on two monster mackinaw with a combined weigh totaling 48 pounds 10 ounces! Each...

read more ››

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