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Thursday Sep 24 2015
Salmon fishing has finally started to take off in the Sacramento metro area, and the local waterways are getting jammed with the usual flotilla of boats. Bank fishermen are packing ...
Fishing for that birthday salmon
Wednesday Aug 26 2015
California is a fisherman’s paradise, and for many anglers the fall run of the mighty Chinook salmon remains at the top of the list. Hooking and landing a big “Nook&rdq ...
Trolling basics ... for bass?
Friday Aug 14 2015
A few years ago, while trolling at Bullards Bar, my partner hooked one of the lake’s ubiquitous spotted bass. He made a comment that I had never heard before that trolling fo ...
OUTDOORS: All your questions answered about the Char family
Thursday Jul 16 2015
You gotta love brook trout. They are generally very willing biters and when you find ‘em, you usually find a bunch. But it’s the amazing coloration these guys sport th ...
Summer mackinaw fishing is going great up in Lake Tahoe
Tuesday Jul 07 2015
One of the best places to get away from all this crazy heat is gorgeous Lake Tahoe. Of course, the weather is a lot nicer up at 6,000 feet — and the fishing remains out ...
Different props can make a difference
Saturday May 03 2014
When you purchase a boat or an outboard motor, you of course get a propeller in order to provide power to move that critter. What you get, however, may not meet expectations of pow ...
Don’t lose your boat to a thief
Thursday Apr 24 2014
Reading through the classifieds in a mailbox delivery advertisement paper recently, I saw it again: an area resident was requesting information for an offered reward about his stol ...
How young can you be to lawfully hunt?
Friday Apr 18 2014
This is not a trick question. Like my dad with me whenever he went hunting, I was chomping at the bit to go along. I flat out couldn't wait to put a pheasant on the table, to g ...
Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year
Wednesday Apr 09 2014
While we are in a full-blown drought, there has been enough rain, including some good late rains, to leave a pretty fair amount of standing water just about everywhere. As yet, the ...
Ocean salmon fishing opens Saturday
Thursday Apr 03 2014
The Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) recently announced that the ocean salmon fishery will commence full operations for the sport angler on Saturday, April 5. The only waters ...
Worms can be easily kept
Friday Mar 21 2014
It's coming up to summer time, right? How many times have you opened a night crawler container only to find the worms have not survived the trip and melted into gooey globs, wh ...
You might be ready to go fishing, but is your boat?
Thursday Mar 13 2014
I find it totally amazing. In the spring, it doesn't matter where I take my boat, whether it be on a river or some lake, I wind up towing some very high-priced boats back to th ...
Online checks at DFW can yield great results for deer hunting
Thursday Sep 05 2013
Have you learned your deer tags weren’t drawn for your favored zone? Now what do you do? Not hunt? What kind of research do you have to do to obtain a deer tag for another zo ...
Waterfowl and upland game regulations finalized
Monday Sep 02 2013
The California Fish and Game Commission on Aug. 7 adopted the 2013-14 waterfowl and upland game bird hunting regulations. Possession limits were increased from double to triple th ...
Selecting the right shotgun for hunting
Friday Aug 23 2013
Sunday, Sept. 1, marks the opening day of dove hunting season, providing most gunners a two-day shoot without taking a vacation day, as Monday is a holiday. If you haven’t b ...
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