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State fires will affect some hunting opportunities
Thursday Aug 30 2012
With storm systems coming from the south, lightning strikes have produced fire after fire throughout the north state this summer. Tens of thousands of acres have been affected.Whil ...
Rattlesnake population is up, and so are bites
Thursday Jul 19 2012
There’s a major problem lurking in the foothills and high country this year: Rattlesnakes.Last count I heard, there were nearly 150 reported rattlesnake bites in California.Y ...
Local waters open to salmon fishing July 16
Monday Jul 09 2012
No, you can’t fish local rivers year-round for salmon. As it is in ocean waters, there are season dates for salmon in rivers.On Monday, July 16, most local rivers open to all ...
Mark your calendar: Free fishing day is July 7
Friday Jun 22 2012
When you think of the Fourth of July holiday, you think of what? Fireworks? Camping? Water recreation? Barbecues?All of the above certainly apply. But many years ago, the state Leg ...
Alabama Rig is today's rage for catching fish but not legal in California
Wednesday Jun 06 2012
Some call it the “Alabama Rig.” Others call it an “Umbrella Harness.” Whatever you call it, it can be a devastating way to attract and catch fish.Being call ...
Great fishing at Almanor: state's second-largest manmade lake
Wednesday May 23 2012
Lake Almanor sits at 4,500-feet elevation, at the foot of Mount Lassen. At its widest point, Lake Almanor is 13 miles wide and six miles long.While it’s the second-largest ma ...
Anglers are asked to help in survival of sturgeon
Wednesday Dec 14 2011
Sturgeon are big fish, a specie that dates to prehistoric times. It’s a fish that certainly won’t win any beauty contests. In fact, they’re quite ugly.It’s ...
The perfect stocking stuffer: a 2012 fishing license
Wednesday Nov 30 2011
It doesn’t matter when you purchased the 2011 fishing license. It expires at midnight Dec. 31.That means if you have any hope of fishing Jan. 1, you’ll be required to h ...
On the ‘California Dawn’ at dawn
Tuesday Aug 02 2011
Berkeley is about a 90-minute drive. When the alarm sounded at 2:30 a.m., the groans were obvious. But when you want to fish for halibut and striped bass, you have to get to bay wa ...
Check stations will change for 2011-12 waterfowl hunt
Wednesday Jul 06 2011
It’s hard to think about donning long johns, thick camo and raingear this time of year, when the temperature is back and forth around 100 degrees. And yes, it’s still some mont ...
Rendering offshore waters off limits to fishing is just wrong
Wednesday Jan 26 2011
Anglers who enjoy taking a boat ride in the open, blue water of the Pacific Ocean chomp at the bit each year for the regulations booklet that will define how they’ll be able ...
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