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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 ...

Fire erupts near Camp Far West reservoir

A fire broke out below the Camp Far West reservoir today burning 25 acres before being contained. The blaze in brush and grassland was held by firefighters and did not cross McCou ...

Looking at Lincoln

Photos by Joe Phelan/courtesy   Lincoln resident Joe Phelan wanted to share two nature photos from this week. His comments are below. "The first is a photo of the lake ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Local anglers are finally starting to see improved action as the rain lets up and the temperatures rise. Here’s the area round up: Collins Lake has resumed its weekly trout ...

A look at the local fishing roundup

Fishing is not great, but all we need is a few weeks of warmer temperatures without rain and things should bust open. Here’s what going on locally. Folsom Lake is still cold ...

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 ...

Limits and a skunk

Got a call from my buddy Green Crestliner last Monday to inform me the trout were back on the bite at Collins Lake. He and a friend had pulled in a dozen or so nice fish and did I ...

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 ...

Cooler temperatures mean more choices

Everyone has probably noticed the drop off from the intense summer heat and this means fishing will start to improve. Fall is one of the best times to get out there on the water. ...

Winds of change and best bets

Everyone I know hates fishing in the wind. Now a little breeze can be helpful in creating surface ripples that break up the sunlight and make it hard for fish to get a good look at ...

Where is the justification for Centennial Dam?

Centennial Dam does not appear to be carefully planned or thought through by the leadership of NID, the public agency desiring to build this unneeded dam in this Age of Dam Removal ...

The heat is on

We knew it would get here sooner or later, but few people thought the temperature would go from the 70s to 100 overnight! Only a few weeks ago we were bundled up against the wind ...

Birthday outing: four in the boat

Mr. Outdoors celebrated his birthday last Sunday and, in an unusual situation, everyone agreed to go out to Camp Far West for a few hours of bass fishing. Craziness ensued. Sunday ...

Take a hike – to Fairy Falls

I did get out fishing last week. On Wednesday, my buddy Mr. Green Crestliner came down to do some pretournament fishing at Camp Far West, so I took him around to some of my “ ...

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 ...