stripers

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 ...

Christmas stocking stuffers for your favorite outdoors person

We’re coming down to the final hours of Christmas shopping. I find there’s still a good segment of the population scratching their heads as to what to get their favorit ...

Access to Port of Sacramento can be had, but it will take awhile

Many years ago, there was unrestricted access to the Port of Sacramento by several methods. About 40 years ago, a fishing partner and I would launch my boat around midnight at Mil ...

Hunting season opens Nov. 10 for pheasant, turkey and dove

Pheasant: Long cherished by hunters, the season for these Chinese imports will find hunters flocking to fields for the opener Saturday, Nov. 10. Going into a field for pheasants i ...

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 ...

Waterfowl season opens Oct. 20; is your call tuned?

Ever have a flock of birds looking like they want to take a close look at your dekes, but as soon as you give the first quack on your call they turn tail and head away? Don’t ...

Local waters open to salmon fishing July 16

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 ...

Great fishing at Almanor: state's second-largest manmade lake

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 ...

Boating, fishing, camping: Memorial Day weekend approaches

Memorial Day weekend is approaching, when families enjoy three days to get away, camp, fish and have fun.Campgrounds near and far, from the refreshing salt air coastal regions up t ...

Boats: Blowing out gas fumes is a must; having a fire extinguisher is a must-have

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 ...

DFG offers new incentive for becoming a hunter instructor

Any person wishing to go hunting in California for the first time must attend and pass a hunter education course. That means there is a continuing need for instructors.Instructors ...

Wild turkey, pheasant hunting seasons open

The second Saturday of November marked the opening for the state’s wild turkey and the annual tromp-through-fields pheasant hunting seasons.Those hoping to put a wild turkey ...

You and decoy placement are critical to hunting success

You could have some of the most life-like decoys available on the market today, but if you just throw them onto the water haphazardly, you could be doing more damage to luring duck ...

A lifejacket is required for each person aboard

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 ...

On the ‘California Dawn’ at dawn

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 ...