SAcramento River

KIRBY'S KATCH

It’s getting harder to find a comprehensive source for local fishing reports. I have to hit several sites to get an overall picture of what’s happening.  So after ...

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 ...

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 ...

The water giveth and the water taketh away

In last week’s column, I admitted to buying a lot of fishing gear. In my defense, some of that is to replace gear that gets lost out on the water. I don’t know where I ...

Part II: Sacramento River salmon trolling

Trolling for salmon is one of the most popular techniques used on the Sacramento River. By covering a large area one can expose the lures to a lot more fish than just sitting in on ...

The one that got away

I’d been out on the Sacramento River twice so far since mid-August fishing for Salmon. Once I sat on anchor for several hours with my father-in-law using sardine wrapped kwi ...

Expect buzzing pests to be real pests this year

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 ...

Selecting the right shotgun for hunting

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 ...

Non-native lice are leaving many deer hairless

Hunters often will have a deer tanned with its lustrous coat of hair on. But there are now bald deer. No hair or, at best, just a scruffy, patchy fur coat. The condition isn&rsquo ...

Building your own crab pot is easily doable

Many anglers simply pay for a ride on a party boat out of ports up and down the coast, and many of those boats offer multiple fishing opportunities on the same ride. One of the mo ...

Final regulations for 2013 salmon fishing are adopted

Ocean salmon fishing opened two weeks ago with the blessing and approval of the feds, a requirement if there’s going to be any fishing at all. The California Fish and Game Co ...

Television broadcast pioneer Bel Lange set the bar high

Bel Lange was a household fixture from the mid 1950s through the early 1980s. Those fortunate enough to have a television in those early years tuned in to then-Stockton-based KOVR ...

Archery clinic for kids to be held April 27 in Roseville

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will co-sponsor an archery clinic for youngsters from ages of 8-17. The Youth Archery Spring Fling will be held Saturday, April 27, f ...

Now is the time to replace — and properly dispose of — your fishing line

For as long as there’s been fishing line, it has been discarded along the waterways. Before the invention of monofilament lines, anglers used cotton-type line. It didn&rsquo ...

Waterfowl hunting season mostly over in north state — with disappointing results

Last year’s waterfowl season found hunters scratching their heads wondering what happened to the weather. It was tough hunting due to the lack of foul weather that can make w ...