fishing

Boating, fishing, camping: Memorial Day weekend approaches

Memorial Day weekend is approaching, when families enjoy three days to get away, camp, fish and have fun.Campgrounds near and far, from the refreshing salt air coastal regions up t ...

Hunting for sport – and food

I inquired of George deVilbiss as to a book written on the values that are passed down from father to son and daughter that come from learning to hunt and fish. Learning to deal wi ...

International Sportsmen’s Expo still growing

It’s mid cold season time, when cabin fever has set in and we’re tired of sitting around and dreaming of things to do in the great out-of-doors.Regular-season football ...

Sturgeon fishing requires patience, but the meat is worth the wait and work

Despite its size and the fact it wouldn’t win any beauty contest, sturgeon offers some of the finest-tasting table fare.We caught a 40-pounder in the Napa River one late afte ...

Abalone die off 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 that just about ...

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, ...

Big M Fishery good for the entire family

Know and Go: What: Big M Fishery Where: 280 Westland Road, off of Nicolaus Road Open: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays to Sundays Information: 645-0802 or bigmfishery.com Big M F ...

Water, sunshine bring out stripers, shad

It’s amazing what a little water will do for ya! All the Central Valley rivers are still running extremely high at the moment and that has been an absolute godsend for our fi ...

Throw the big one back, then go get your trophy

When he initially set the hook and cried “fish on,” I thought Auburn’s Dale Milam was snagged. We were drifting quickly downstream and the rod was so doubled over that it see ...

Fall forecast not great for salmon action

With only limited exceptions, all salmon fishing has been closed for a couple of years.   There was no commercial or recreational ocean salmon fishing and there was no rive ...

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 ...

Second summer holiday weekend could be a busy one

Storms have ceased and the weather has warmed.   With the looming Fourth of July holiday, expect roads to be crowded as weekend campers and daily recreationists alike all h ...

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 ...

Winds making life interesting for boaters

Strong winds, especially from the north, make it extremely difficult to control a boat, especially in the lower RPM ranges, such as when you’re trolling. They can kick out ne ...