Fishing

KIRBY'S KATCH

After the last column (News Messenger, Nov. 2), I figured I should expand on my trolling tips and talk some about the gear I use. These tips are mainly for trout, but can be modifi ...

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A day trip to Lake Shasta is just about at the limit of my willingness to go up and back for a single outing; yet, when I was offered the chance to fish it last Saturday with a fri ...

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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 ...

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The good news is that since school is back in session the pressure on local lakes has really dropped. The bad news is that the crazy heat is making it harder to spend a lot of time ...

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The word has been out for a while on the tremendous kokanee fishing at Stampede Reservoir and we finally got a chance to get in on the action. The Desha family did our annual summ ...

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The fishing hasn’t been so hot, largely because it’s been so hot – the weather that is. At times like these, I get my fishing fix by reading some of the mountains ...

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We’ve settled into our usual summer pattern of long hot days and lakes that are jammed with the recreational vessels. Have I mentioned that I hate personal watercraft? No? W ...

Fishing is still hot

If one can stand the heat, there is plenty of action going on in our area. Last Wednesday, my daughter Sabrina and I hit Bullards Bar to chase the kokanee. We put 15 fish in the c ...

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Memorial Day is the traditional kickoff for the recreational boating season and it pays to be mindful when sharing the waterways with the large variety of watercraft that are encou ...

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Lake Oroville has always had a reputation as a quality bass fishery and right now it’s on fire. After a slow start to the season this year, the lake is now kicking out the bi ...

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Well, the weird and unpredictable season continues around here. One week it’s up, next week it’s down, kind of the flows on the river! Folks are going stir crazy and t ...

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When my friend Jack Naves, aka: BassJack, asked if I wanted to go striper hunting last Friday I immediately said yes. Jack knows the delta much better than I do, and his big North ...

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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 ...

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My daughter Raina and I were trolling for trout up at Collins Lake last week and I noticed one rod had bent over and looked like it was dragging something bigger than a Rapala thro ...

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I was committed to working on our blown-down fence last Saturday and I had a very small window to get in some early morning fishing. My goal was to bag a couple of trout for the sm ...