bass

Big numbers at Oroville; skunked at Verona

I had a crazy week that went from an all-time high to a big disappointment. Such is life. On Friday, I had an invitation from Mr. Green Crestliner to bass fish in his boat up at L ...

Stay flexible and keep an open mind

Once again, just when it seemed like things were settling into a pattern, we get a couple of days of cold, hard rain and everything gets screwed up. I got out twice last week and ...

More rain, but still some good fishing

The rain is making things a little tougher than usual this time of year, but we need it so keep it coming. Despite the adverse conditions, plenty of fish are being caught. I ventu ...

Fishing is heating up

The warm weather over the last week has helped stabilize the water and fishing is improving up and down the valley. Stripers are being caught both in the delta and on the rivers an ...

Next week, better results

Maybe the up and down nature of the spring fishing so far can be attributed to the wild swings in the weather. From sunny and warm one day to cold and rainy the next, it’s be ...

Next week, better results

Maybe the up and down nature of the spring fishing so far can be attributed to the wild swings in the weather. From sunny and warm one day to cold and rainy the next, it’s be ...

Next week, better results

Maybe the up and down nature of the spring fishing so far can be attributed to the wild swings in the weather. From sunny and warm one day to cold and rainy the next, it’s be ...

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 ...