bass

KIRBY’S KATCH

Come on, fess’ up. We’ve all had those days on the water. Skunked; aka the striped kitty, nada, zilch, lockjaw, … these are just a few of the terms to describe c ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

It’s getting harder to find a comprehensive source for local fishing reports. I have to hit several sites to get an overall picture of what’s happening.  So after ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

We seem to be in some weird in-between zone right now, with daytime temperatures getting up into spring areas, but still go low at night. It’s made for some strange outings, ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

After my last couple of unsuccessful trout trips to Collins Lake, I started targeting bass, just to get some kind of action. It turns out that bass can, in fact, be caught when the ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Chilly mornings and mild days have made for some odd fishing lately. The trout bite on area lakes continues to be up and down and, while the numbers of bass getting caught has decl ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

A day trip to Lake Shasta is just about at the limit of my willingness to go up and back for a single outing; yet, when I was offered the chance to fish it last Saturday with a fri ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

Salmon season is off to a slow start; the kokanee are pretty much done for the year and the trout are still very deep. So what is there to fish for? – Bass! Fall is a great ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Lake Oroville has always had a reputation as a quality bass fishery and right now it’s on fire. After a slow start to the season this year, the lake is now kicking out the bi ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

I was committed to working on our blown-down fence last Saturday and I had a very small window to get in some early morning fishing. My goal was to bag a couple of trout for the sm ...

We caught some fish!

It’s challenging out there right now, but fish can be caught if one can put in the time. Last Wednesday, I fished Collins Lake with my buddy Green Crestliner. He is a hardco ...

Winter fishing at Folsom Lake

Although Folsom is technically the closest lake to home, I am almost embarrassed to admit how seldom I fish there. My reluctance is based in part on the crazy amount of recreationa ...

Fall bass at Camp Far West

During the summer Camp Far West is a pretty hectic place. Between the heat and the traffic, fishing is limited to a couple of hours in the early morning or late evenings before sun ...

Unsettled weather brings spotty fishing

Fishing has not been great lately, as the recent rains have stained the water and thrown off the bite for a lot of species. At the annual Purple Heart Anglers event held last Oct. ...

I have a problem

They say in order to cure a disease one must first recognize there is a problem. I am here to admit, I have a compulsion for buying fishing gear. There, I’ve said it. Now th ...

Fall bassin’ takes off

Besides the hot salmon action going on in the rivers right now, this is a great time to target bass in our area lakes. As the water temperatures start to drop, bass start to get ac ...