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Grab the sunscreen as summer is here

Some were thinking we might not have a summer this year. There have been just three years in recorded history when 100-degree temperatures were never attained, but 2010 won’t ...

Pick your spot, there's still good fishing to be had

The second major holiday of the summer season has come and gone. That only means that some of the busy weekend activities have decreased.   But the summer heat has definitel ...

A guide to halibut fishing in bay waters

Halibut are one of the most prized eating fish around, and California is blessed with two species of these flatfish, the Pacific halibut and the smaller California halibut. To many ...

Continuing rains and late spring fishing problems

It used to be an annual event, water rushing and flowing over the top of Shasta Dam, the largest man-made lake in California.   Because of a multi-year drought, Shasta Lake ...

Salmon fishing makes return to local rivers

After being all but closed down for two years, salmon fishing is making a return.   Sacramento River: The river is broken down into three sections: upper section that runs ...

Believe it or not, hunting license time is near

It may be another month and a half before your current hunting license expires, and it may be longer than that before you actually pack up the firearms and head into the field, but ...

Salmon opener gets a bit rough

It was one of those cases where you really had to love the ocean in order to go salmon fishing.   Water conditions for the 2010 opener last Saturday were not friendly to a p ...

DFG looking to expand bear and elk hunts

Looking to someday feast on elk steaks or a big bear roast? It could be a little more possible with expanding hunt proposals by the Department of Fish and Game for both species. ...

Hunting clinics this Saturday

Wild Turkey: A free one-day clinic will be offered in Manteca for any person wanting to learn many of the nuances to hunting this wild, wily bird. The clinic will be held from 1 ...

Protect that investment in your boat

It doesn’t much matter if your boat is made from aluminum or fiberglass and it doesn’t matter how big it is, combine the cost of that boat with the motor and the trailer it sit ...

New year brings return of fishing on the American River

To protect wild Chinook salmon that spawn naturally in the American River, a major chunk of the waterway is closed for part of every year to all fishing activities. The closed sect ...

A fishing license to celebrate the season

At the end of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 31, your 2009 fishing license will no longer be valid. It has become an annual tradition in our family for us to get not only my fishing l ...

Lawmakers repeal fishing enhancement stamp requirement

The stamp that is currently required as an attachment to your fishing license, previously known as the Striper Stamp, and more recently named the Delta Bay Enhancement, will not be ...

Waterfowl are here, but where's the foul weather?

With the storms that have gone through states such as Oregon and Washington lately, ducks and geese are moving in big numbers into California regions, where most will take up resid ...

Salmon restrictions to be lifted

Restrictions on offshore fishing have been a source of frustration for many anglers who may have been hoping to put fresh Chinook salmon on the dinner table or smoker. There wer ...