steelhead

Auburn Ravine and Western Placer County Streams, steelhead and salmon Op Ed, with an emphasis on Auburn Ravine steelhead and rainbow trout

Soothing to the eye as well as the spirit, Auburn Ravine, Coon and Dry creeks in Western Placer County provide us an essential connection with the natural world and have a rich ...

Survey shows waterfowl population down considerably in California

Some waterfowl, in large flocks, wing their way to the far north. They head for the pothole prairie regions of Canada and some even further north to Alaska. But many of these same ...

June 2 is deadline for special hunt applications

Zones A, B, and C deer tags are available, even when the season is underway. The same doesn’t apply for other tags. There are several desired hunts throughout the state that ...

Licenses, tags and applications now available for 2013-14

Generally, those who applied for a hunting license or deer tags last year have received the Hunting Digest by now. The magazine has statistics from all over the state from last se ...

Sterile trout being planted in state waters

The Department of Fish and Wildlife has had numerous lawsuits filed against it over the years challenging the policy of its trout-planting program. The focal point of most suits i ...

Oink, oink: Wild pig-hunting opportunity at Joice Island

Joice Island is in the Delta, inside the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, which is owned, operated and controlled by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. And, there just h ...

Drifting is a means to hunt waterfowl, and it works

Most hunters know it’s illegal to use a motor to sneak up on a raft of ducks. However, using a boat can be a tremendous method for a successful waterfowl hunt. And, with all ...

Name change removes ‘game’: It’s now Department of Fish and Wildlife

For several years, it was the Department of Fish and Game. However, “game” has a connotation of something hunted, and the DFG handles much more than fish and hunted cri ...

International Sportsmen’s Exposition at Cal Expo is a welcomed winter relief

It’s wintertime. With almost no hunting and limited fishing, outdoors-oriented men and women stay indoors. Our eyes can see fish jumping and a monster buck walking by in scop ...

Marine Protected Areas are in effect in north coast

I was dead set against the government marking off ocean waters from the Oregon border to Mexico and calling them Marine Protected Areas. As I’ve stated since the discussion ...

Outdoors: With water level low, speed limit for boats is reduced at Folsom Lake

At least boaters can say they had a full season to enjoy the water level at Folsom Lake. Too often, the water level drops enough that essentially everything is shut down before La ...

Governor signs bill prohibiting use of dogs during bear hunts

The use of dogs has been a staple for centuries for those hunting bears or bobcats. The hunter releases the dogs, the dogs pick up the scent of a critter, and the race is on for t ...

Save a stamp; file your hunting, fishing reports online

For a number of species, hunters have had to return tags or report cards by conventional mail. Usually, it reaches its destination; but occasionally, one is lost.The Department of ...

Time is now to research campsites for Labor Day weekend

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 ...

Bly Tunnel valve at Eagle Lake is shut and locked

For years, water has flowed from the Bly Tunnel at Eagle Lake, feeding Willow Creek. There is and has not been a fishery at Willow Creek. The water that flowed down primarily was u ...