Fishing

KIRBY'S KATCH

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 ...

A look at the local fishing roundup

Fishing is not great, but all we need is a few weeks of warmer temperatures without rain and things should bust open. Here’s what going on locally. Folsom Lake is still cold ...

Just going fishing

   Why would anybody, in their right mind, take a vacation in the winter time in Minnesota?  Brain malfunction is the only thing I can think of but that’s what ...

Let’s ask the experts

What was the best thing about 2016? What are you looking forward to this year and what are you concerned about? How would you describe the current condition of California fishing? ...

What’s happening now?

Fishing has been pretty slow but here’s a roundup of a few things in the news lately. 1. Potential world-record spotted bass caught at Bullards Bar. On Dec. 16, Cody Meyer ...

What now?

OK, it’s raining; so what are we supposed to be doing now? Unless you are one of the lucky few who can fish anytime at a moment’s notice, prolonged periods of bad weat ...

Winter fishing at Folsom Lake

Although Folsom is technically the closest lake to home, I am almost embarrassed to admit how seldom I fish there. My reluctance is based in part on the crazy amount of recreationa ...

Limits and a skunk

Got a call from my buddy Green Crestliner last Monday to inform me the trout were back on the bite at Collins Lake. He and a friend had pulled in a dozen or so nice fish and did I ...

Fall bass at Camp Far West

During the summer Camp Far West is a pretty hectic place. Between the heat and the traffic, fishing is limited to a couple of hours in the early morning or late evenings before sun ...

Big advances in Sacramento wastewater treatment

The Sacramento Regional County Sanitation District is undertaking what could be the largest public works project in the history of the city, and hardly anyone is aware of it. In r ...

Unsettled weather brings spotty fishing

Fishing has not been great lately, as the recent rains have stained the water and thrown off the bite for a lot of species. At the annual Purple Heart Anglers event held last Oct. ...

Fall bassin’ takes off

Besides the hot salmon action going on in the rivers right now, this is a great time to target bass in our area lakes. As the water temperatures start to drop, bass start to get ac ...

Success on the Sacramento River

Last Friday, I finally got out for my first salmon trip on the Sacramento River this year, when I hitchhiked along with Jack Naves aka: BassJack. It was still dark when we launche ...

Fly fishing the Truckee River

"Unless one can enjoy himself fishing with the fly, even when his efforts are unrewarded, he loses much real pleasure. More than half the intense enjoyment of fly-fishing is d ...

Part II: Sacramento River salmon trolling

Trolling for salmon is one of the most popular techniques used on the Sacramento River. By covering a large area one can expose the lures to a lot more fish than just sitting in on ...