Department of Fish and Game

Mandatory return of Steelhead Report Card due by Jan. 31

If you fish for steelhead in California, you’re required to have a current fishing license in possession and a Steelhead Report Card.The Steelhead Report Card has multiple fu ...

New striped bass regulations are a step toward improving the Delta

The California Delta ecosystem is in trouble. Native fish populations have declined significantly in recent years and if the status quo is maintained, further declines are sure to ...

New proposed striper rules hit a snag

The Department of Fish and Game held a hearing last month in Rio Vista. There was so much interest in the proposed new striper rules and regulations that the original meeting place ...

The perfect stocking stuffer: a 2012 fishing license

It doesn’t matter when you purchased the 2011 fishing license. It expires at midnight Dec. 31.That means if you have any hope of fishing Jan. 1, you’ll be required to h ...

Hunting opens this weekend in Balance of State Zone

The Department of Fish and Game has estimated more than 50,000 shotgunners visited the fields in 2010, hoping to bag a duck or goose for the dinner table.The northeastern zone for ...

Fishing restrictions are in place on Klamath River

It used to be that some of the hottest salmon fishing in the fall occurred on the Klamath River. Campgrounds were packed, and the mouth of the Klamath literally was a sea of boats. ...

Abalone fishery closed along Sonoma Coast

It was reported here recently that many abalone divers were discovering dead or dying abalone along the Sonoma County coast. The reports began flooding Department of Fish and Game ...

Abalone dying along Sonoma County coast

Divers plying the waters off the Sonoma County coastline in search of one of the most prized items anybody can put on the dinner table — abalone — are reporting dead or ...

Upland game clinic coming to Hastings Island

If you mention upland game hunting, the first thing that comes to mind is pheasant, those imported, colorful Chinese chickens. But upland game consists of many more types of birds, ...

Upland game clinic coming to Hastings Island in Rio Vista

If you mention upland game hunting, the first thing that comes to mind is pheasant, those imported, colorful Chinese chickens.But upland game consists of many more types of birds, ...