Outdoors

It's salmon time

In my opinion, the fall run of king salmon though the Sacramento Valley is probably the most anticipated fishing event of the year. From the opener in mid-July until the season end ...

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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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Hot enough for ya? Yeah, well despite the heat there is still some fishing going on, albeit early in the morning or up in the higher elevations. The lakes are loaded with recreati ...

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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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In the past couple of years, mid-April is about the earliest one can get out and chase kokanee salmon aka: silver-bullets. But just as with everything else this year, high water an ...

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Kirby’s Katch author Kirby Desha was a little too busy this past week finishing up a series of hikes. Kirby was writing a piece on hiking trails available in the Lincoln area ...

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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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This column on trolling is not about sitting at the computer throwing out insults at people. Rather, this will attempt to give a basic overview of the fishing technique known as tr ...

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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 ...