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Want milder tasting trout? Try removing the scales
Wednesday Mar 14 2012
I fish for just about anything that swims, and I eat just about every kind of fish I catch.First and foremost, I’m a trout fisherman. From not long after I could walk, my dad ...
SHARE program offers wild pig hunts at Bobcat Ranch in Yolo County
Wednesday Feb 22 2012
Bobcat Ranch is in Yolo County’s Vaca Mountain foothills west of Winters, just under an hour drive north on Interstate 5.The Department of Fish and Game has a little-known pr ...
Fish and Game Commission rejects DFG proposal on striped bass changes
Monday Feb 13 2012
A blue-ribbon panel that hopes to make recommendations that could make the Department of Fish and Game and Fish and Game Commission more efficient recently stated that in theory, t ...
Crawdads (mini lobsters) are fun to catch, great to eat
Monday Jan 23 2012
Some people call the little critters crawdads; others call them crayfish or mudbugs. In reality, it’s a little freshwater mini lobster.Some people use live crawdads for bait. ...
Wild turkey, pheasant hunting seasons open
Monday Nov 14 2011
The second Saturday of November marked the opening for the state’s wild turkey and the annual tromp-through-fields pheasant hunting seasons.Those hoping to put a wild turkey ...
Pig hunts to be offered in Yolo County
Tuesday Sep 13 2011
California is home to many wild pigs, and farmers aren’t happy with the damage the porkers do in their rooting for foodstuffs. Essentially, wild pigs aren’t much more t ...
DFG offers three types of wildlife areas to visit
Tuesday Jul 12 2011
Last week, in describing changes in the Department of Fish and Game’s check-in at the state’s Type-A wildlife areas, some people asked, “What are the different type of wildli ...
Did you clean your boat at the end of last season?
Wednesday Apr 13 2011
Did you really get down and clean your boat before the winter storms dropped in on us? Many anglers don’t do that thorough cleaning, thinking there’s still one more trip in the ...
Ice fishing dangers are few, but worth noting
Monday Feb 14 2011
Last week, this column was dedicated to how to go about boring a hole through the frozen surface of a high Sierra lake and fishing for trout.Any potential danger to venturing onto ...
February weekend is all for youth waterfowl hunters
Friday Jan 21 2011
Hunting season is either closed or soon to close, depending on the zone to which you travel.However, the season isn’t closed for everybody. A special weekend is reserved for the ...
One of these days, lead fishing weights will go bye-bye
Tuesday Dec 28 2010
If you cast your line often enough, sooner or later you’re bound to get bit. You might even catch something. The same principle can be applied to lawsuits. Over the years, t ...
There is a danger to crabbing in open waters
Saturday Dec 04 2010
Have you priced fresh crab lately? It’s expensive. Last week, it was detailed in this column that you don’t need to ride on a party boat to trap a load of crab ...
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