bass

Collins combo trip

One of my fishing buddies goes by the handle “Green Crestliner” on some of the local fishing boards. His home lake is Collins Lake and he knows it well. Over the years ...

Winter bassin’

After a couple of weeks of rain, it’s nice to get out on the lake again. My daughter Sabrina and I took advantage of the break in the rain last Sunday and hit Camp Far West f ...

Good times in tough conditions

I am blessed to have two daughters who like to fish. Both are willing to get up early to go fishing, something unheard of for most teenagers.  While my oldest is off at colle ...

Trolling basics ... for bass?

A few years ago, while trolling at Bullards Bar, my partner hooked one of the lake’s ubiquitous spotted bass. He made a comment that I had never heard before that trolling fo ...

Bankin’ for Feather River smallmouth bass

Whenever I need a quick fishing fix, I grab a spinning rod, some plastic worms and a couple crank baits, and head over to the Feather River west of the Nicolas and south of the Hig ...

Don’t lose your boat to a thief

Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...

How young can you be to lawfully hunt?

This is not a trick question. Like my dad with me whenever he went hunting, I was chomping at the bit to go along. I flat out couldn't wait to put a pheasant on the table, to g ...

Online checks at DFW can yield great results for deer hunting

Have you learned your deer tags weren’t drawn for your favored zone? Now what do you do? Not hunt? What kind of research do you have to do to obtain a deer tag for another zo ...

Lightning is the greatest danger to anglers

The National Weather Service falls under the purview of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and recently issued a finding that fishermen and boaters are the most &l ...

Marauding bears can easily ruin a camping trip

It’s heard often and seemingly is a common occurrence in the Lake Tahoe area, a marauding bear breaking into a house. While homeowner’s insurance generally will cover ...

Law varies on maximum number of rounds allowed in your rifle

While manufacturers make and retail stores sell shotguns that may hold numerous shells, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife states shotguns can’t contain more than ...

June 2 is deadline for special hunt applications

Zones A, B, and C deer tags are available, even when the season is underway. The same doesn’t apply for other tags. There are several desired hunts throughout the state that ...

AB 711 would ban lead ammunition for hunting

It may not seem like it, but it’s been more than a generation now that lead shot was banned for all waterfowl hunting and replaced with materials such as steel. In regions w ...

Building your own crab pot is easily doable

Many anglers simply pay for a ride on a party boat out of ports up and down the coast, and many of those boats offer multiple fishing opportunities on the same ride. One of the mo ...

Licenses, tags and applications now available for 2013-14

Generally, those who applied for a hunting license or deer tags last year have received the Hunting Digest by now. The magazine has statistics from all over the state from last se ...