Outdoors

Take a hike – to Fairy Falls

I did get out fishing last week. On Wednesday, my buddy Mr. Green Crestliner came down to do some pretournament fishing at Camp Far West, so I took him around to some of my “ ...

There’s a first time for everything

Mr. Outdoors had a week of firsts, some good, others not so much. On Wednesday, I had an old friend onboard for a trip up to Collins Lake. The day started off with a dead battery ...

Let’s be careful out there

Several recent incidents gave me cause to pause and reconsider what I do when out there away from the comforts of my living room. I spend most of my time in a pretty well-insulate ...

Big numbers at Oroville; skunked at Verona

I had a crazy week that went from an all-time high to a big disappointment. Such is life. On Friday, I had an invitation from Mr. Green Crestliner to bass fish in his boat up at L ...

Stay flexible and keep an open mind

Once again, just when it seemed like things were settling into a pattern, we get a couple of days of cold, hard rain and everything gets screwed up. I got out twice last week and ...

More rain, but still some good fishing

The rain is making things a little tougher than usual this time of year, but we need it so keep it coming. Despite the adverse conditions, plenty of fish are being caught. I ventu ...

The stripers are coming! The stripers are coming!

For many Nor Cal anglers, there is only one species that can generate as much excitement and discussion as salmon and that is the striped bass. They are incredible fighters and gro ...

Who fishes in the wind and rain?

I had one small window of weather to get out last week, and even that was a challenge. I’d been trying to get my father-in-law, Willie Brusin, out for a few weeks, but as us ...

Fishing is heating up

The warm weather over the last week has helped stabilize the water and fishing is improving up and down the valley. Stripers are being caught both in the delta and on the rivers an ...

Next week, better results

Maybe the up and down nature of the spring fishing so far can be attributed to the wild swings in the weather. From sunny and warm one day to cold and rainy the next, it’s be ...

Next week, better results

Maybe the up and down nature of the spring fishing so far can be attributed to the wild swings in the weather. From sunny and warm one day to cold and rainy the next, it’s be ...

Next week, better results

Maybe the up and down nature of the spring fishing so far can be attributed to the wild swings in the weather. From sunny and warm one day to cold and rainy the next, it’s be ...

Jigs and drop shots score bass

Both jigging and drop shotting should be part of every bass angler’s repertoire. These methods can be very effective if fish are sluggish and not interested in fast presentat ...

Back to the drawing board

Fishing can be a humbling experience. Just when I think I’ve got it dialed in, “they” refuse to cooperate with my plans. Last Sunday we got out for a few hours b ...

Collins combo trip

One of my fishing buddies goes by the handle “Green Crestliner” on some of the local fishing boards. His home lake is Collins Lake and he knows it well. Over the years ...