Outdoors

KIRBY’S KATCH

We had just started our second pass downstream when one rod started shaking and line started peeling off with a familiar zzz-zz-zz sound. “It’s a fish!” I shoute ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

I heard that distinctive zzzzzz coming from my reel as I jumped up to pull the rod out of the rod holder. “Let it run!” yelled our captain. “It’s a BIG one ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

As always happens this time of year, the fishing action is dominated by anglers chasing the fall run of chinook salmon. Since the inland season opened this month, there has been a ...

A few bright spots in a tough summer

Everyone knows fishing has been rough lately. Between the terrible heat and the smoky air, it has not been much fun to get on the water. However, there are several bright spots off ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

After getting cooked by the high heat while on local lakes, I just had to get up to Stampede Reservoir last week to see if the hot kokanee bite was still on. I can say unequivocall ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Beat the heat by going high and visiting our area’s beautiful lakes for stunning scenery and fine fishing. Here are some family favorites. Fuller lake This little lake is o ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

The 2018 ocean salmon season is off to a great start, but many believe the outlook for inland waters is dismal. In an effort to increase salmon returning to the spawning grounds, s ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

It looks like we are settling into the usual summer pattern these days with the valley heat coming on and the local waterways getting congested with recreational enthusiasts. Plent ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

Memorial Day was the annual kickoff for the summer boating season, so in the interest of keeping peace at the launch ramp, I thought I’d throw out some suggestions on how to ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

The subject of catch-and-release is an ongoing debate within the fishing community and it heats up every year during the season for striped bass. Reports showing guys holding up hu ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

Every angler would love to be able to pinpoint the exact times during the days when fish are on the chomp. It sure would make things a lot easier, right? I suspect bite-time theor ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Last year was a tough one for anglers targeting land-locked king salmon at Lake Oroville. The most common theory was the entire system was disrupted by the failure at the spillway. ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) posted on their website a call to look out for an invasive population of nutria (Myocastor coypus). Native to South America, ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

We seem to be in some weird in-between zone right now, with daytime temperatures getting up into spring areas, but still go low at night. It’s made for some strange outings, ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

The Nor Cal Fish Whisperers Tournament is a collection of anglers creating a family friendly community of fisherman devoted to sharing techniques, pictures, and fishing reports in ...