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Time is now to research campsites for Labor Day weekend
Monday Aug 13 2012
The three-day Labor Day weekend used to be the last hurrah of the summer.It used to be the school year opened on Tuesday following Labor Day weekend. Today, many schools are in ful ...
Overall waterfowl population drops in California
Monday Jul 02 2012
There are waterfowl that find the conditions in California to their liking so they take up permanent residence. Others migrate to northern breeding grounds in Canada and Alaska.To ...
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 ...
Boats: Blowing out gas fumes is a must; having a fire extinguisher is a must-have
Wednesday May 09 2012
The sky has cleared. We’ve had some breezy days, but those, too, have decreased.The honey-do list grows, the garden gets planted, the lawn mowed, and people are eager to get ...
Permit required for August hunt in wildlife area, Zone A
Wednesday May 02 2012
It’s maybe 130 miles south to the Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife area in western Merced County.That’s not so bad. I travel farther ...
Major rule change in harvesting abalone as season opens
Monday Apr 02 2012
Abalone season north of San Francisco Bay opened Sunday. Because of strong wind, however, few people were willing to brave really bouncy sea conditions and pry the prized shellfish ...
It’s time to put night crawlers out of business and use rubber worms
Tuesday Mar 06 2012
I’ve put off publishing any findings until I concluded numerous years of research. Now, the findings are in, and I recently presented a lecture to a fishing group with the co ...
SHARE program offers wild pig hunts at Bobcat Ranch in Yolo County
Wednesday Feb 22 2012
Bobcat Ranch is in Yolo County’s Vaca Mountain foothills west of Winters, just under an hour drive north on Interstate 5.The Department of Fish and Game has a little-known pr ...
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 ...
Abalone fishery now officially closed in Sonoma County
Wednesday Oct 12 2011
The dying off of abalone since August throughout the diving areas of Sonoma County has been reported here.It was attributed to a red tide, bacteria-laden water so called because it ...
Pig hunts to be offered in Yolo County
Tuesday Sep 13 2011
California is home to many wild pigs, and farmers aren’t happy with the damage the porkers do in their rooting for foodstuffs. Essentially, wild pigs aren’t much more t ...
Abalone die off along Sonoma County coast
Thursday Sep 08 2011
Divers plying the waters off the Sonoma County coastline in search of one of the most prized items anybody can put on the dinner table – abalone – are reporting that just about ...
Last summer holiday weekend, a real hurrah and fish for free
Thursday Sep 01 2011
It used to be that schools fired up after a summer off on the first working day after the Labor Day weekend. That school day start-up, after the holiday, allowed the family to have ...
A lifejacket is required for each person aboard
Tuesday Aug 23 2011
There’s only one thing worse than not having a lifejacket aboard your boat, and that’s having a lifejacket that doesn’t fit properly.The law requires a lifejacket ...
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