Featured Articles and Fishing Reports

Landlocked Kings Hitting Hard

April 16, 2014
Written By: Danny Lloyd,
Species:Landlocked Salmon, Trout,

The rise in water at Folsom Lake has made fishing very good and much more accessible. Since the level of the lake has come up so much this month the 5 mph rule has been abolished and fisherman are able to move...

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Bass Best Bet At Bullards

April 16, 2014
Written By: Garry Erck,
Species:Bass, Trout,

 “Bass are pushing into shallow water as pre-spawn conditions continue at Bullards Bar,” reported Leven at Emerald Cove Marina. “The water was clearing up a bit, but storms coming through in the next day or...

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Shore Anglers, Kayakers Battle Striped Bass

April 16, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Stripers,

Low water conditions on the Feather River have made striper fishing tough for boaters, but shore anglers and kayak fishermen are hooking some striped bass.

“Most of the fish are small males, but some larger...

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Sturgeon And Stripers Keep Biting

April 16, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Saltwater Stripers, Saltwater Sturgeon,

It’s been a great season for sturgeon and striped bass in a variety of areas, including San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, the Napa Rive and Montezuma Slough.

Steve Mitchell of Hook’d Up Sportfishing reported 2...

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The Lake Gets Clear Again

April 15, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass, Catfish,

Clear Lake is living up to its name – "it's gone clear again," according to Larry Hemphill, fishing guide.

“Mike Sperbeck and I decided to do a Monday evening trip – not knowing a tournament had been held...

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Kokanee Salmon Turn On

April 15, 2014
Written By: Danny Lloyd,
Species:Bass, Trout, Kokanee,

Trout and kokanee fishermen are happy to see the fishing on Berryessa improving every week with some very nice limits of fish taken this past week. Bass fishermen have been experiencing some great action on...

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Upper River Will Reopen May 1

April 15, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Shad, Steelhead, River Salmon,

The American River from Nimbus Dam to the SMUD power line crossing at the southwest boundary of Ancil Hoffman Park will reopen to fishing on May 1. The purpose of the closure by the Fish and Game Commission is...

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Rain And Snow Can’t Stop Almanor Brown Bite

April 15, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Species:Trout,

 “We’ve got plenty of browns along with some much needed rain and snow at Lake Almanor,” said Bryan Roccucci of Big Daddy’s Guide Service.

“The beautiful spring weather we had been enjoying was pushed out by a...

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Striped Bass Action Heats Up

April 3, 2014
Written By: Roland Aspiras,
Species:Stripers, Sturgeon, Saltwater Sturgeon,

Anglers are experiencing great local action on striped bass, while those looking for sturgeon head towards the bay in search of numbers.

Bait fishing continues to be the hot ticket on striped bass for anglers...

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Schoolie Stripers Show In Capital City Area

April 3, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Stripers,

While the main spring run had not arrived in the Sacramento area as of press time, increasing numbers of male stripers are showing in the catches.

“Shore angers tossing out pileworms and sardines are starting...

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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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Striped Bass Action

Striped Bass Action

April 10, 2014
Written By: H2F Guide Service,
Species:Stripers,

GREAT STRIPER ACTION RIGHT NOW  Dont miss out on fighting onme of these hard fighting fish. H2F GUIDE SERVICE   Gary   530/632-1222

Don Pedro fishing with a mixed bag of fish

Don Pedro fishing with a mixed bag of fish

March 30, 2014
Written By: Gold Country Sport Fishing,
Species:Landlocked Salmon, Trout,

I had four clients onbord with me on Friday the 28th of March at Don Pedro. The morning started out okay with a couple fish in the box, but were not really in the biting mood,, so we moved on in hopes of...

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Spring Steelhead and Trout

Spring Steelhead and Trout

March 26, 2014
Written By: Al Brown Guide Service,
Species:Steelhead, Trout, Stripers,

 

 

 

Sacramento River Trout fishing has been great the past few trips out. The wind blows a lot in the spring around here and can have an adverse affect on the Trout fishing but I have been lucky to fish...

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Pretty good week at Folsom Lake

Pretty good week at Folsom Lake

March 23, 2014
Written By: Fishin’ James Guide Service,
Species:Landlocked Salmon, Trout,

Fished Folsom Lake 4 times this week and was happy with the results.  Fishing is not as good as it was back in January when we were fishing in a small aquarium but cannot complain with the quality of fish. ...

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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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Landlocked Kings Hitting Hard

April 16, 2014
Written By: Danny Lloyd,
Species:Landlocked Salmon, Trout,

The rise in water at Folsom Lake has made fishing very good and much more accessible. Since the level of the lake has come up so much this month the 5 mph rule has been abolished and fisherman are able to move...

read more ››

Bass Best Bet At Bullards

April 16, 2014
Written By: Garry Erck,
Species:Bass, Trout,

 “Bass are pushing into shallow water as pre-spawn conditions continue at Bullards Bar,” reported Leven at Emerald Cove Marina. “The water was clearing up a bit, but storms coming through in the next day or...

read more ››

Shore Anglers, Kayakers Battle Striped Bass

April 16, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Stripers,

Low water conditions on the Feather River have made striper fishing tough for boaters, but shore anglers and kayak fishermen are hooking some striped bass.

“Most of the fish are small males, but some larger...

read more ››

Sturgeon And Stripers Keep Biting

April 16, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Saltwater Stripers, Saltwater Sturgeon,

It’s been a great season for sturgeon and striped bass in a variety of areas, including San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, the Napa Rive and Montezuma Slough.

Steve Mitchell of Hook’d Up Sportfishing reported 2...

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Cousins Tackle Rod Testing Adventure To Bass Lake Produces Big Numbers Of Rainbow Trout!

Cousins Tackle Rod Testing Adventure To Bass Lake Produces Big Numbers Of Rainbow Trout!

April 16, 2014
Written By: Cal Kellogg,
Species:Trout,

As midnight approached, the Willow Cove campsite took on an air of bedlam. People with glazed eyes wandered into the lake and sat down. Others fell against bikes or shouted meaningless abuse at friends they...

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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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Rancho Seco Kicks Out Biggest Trout In Derby History

Rancho Seco Kicks Out Biggest Trout In Derby History

April 15, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Trout,

Rancho Seco Reservoir, a 120-acre year round recreational facility located in the rolling countryside between Galt and Ione, has hosted trout derbies operated by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District every...

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The Best Trout Fishery Currently on Earth

The Best Trout Fishery Currently on Earth

April 15, 2014
Written By: Mike McNeilly,
Species:Trout,

There is no other way to describe Pyramid Lake than what I stated in the title of this article. It really is the best trout fishery on the planet Earth right now. Did I need to specify “Earth?”

It seems...

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The Lake Gets Clear Again

April 15, 2014
Written By: Dan Bacher,
Species:Bass, Catfish,

Clear Lake is living up to its name – "it's gone clear again," according to Larry Hemphill, fishing guide.

“Mike Sperbeck and I decided to do a Monday evening trip – not knowing a tournament had been held...

read more ››

Kokanee Salmon Turn On

April 15, 2014
Written By: Danny Lloyd,
Species:Bass, Trout, Kokanee,

Trout and kokanee fishermen are happy to see the fishing on Berryessa improving every week with some very nice limits of fish taken this past week. Bass fishermen have been experiencing some great action on...

read more ››
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