trolling

KIRBY’S KATCH

After getting cooked by the high heat while on local lakes, I just had to get up to Stampede Reservoir last week to see if the hot kokanee bite was still on. I can say unequivocall ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

We seem to be in some weird in-between zone right now, with daytime temperatures getting up into spring areas, but still go low at night. It’s made for some strange outings, ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

After the last column (News Messenger, Nov. 2), I figured I should expand on my trolling tips and talk some about the gear I use. These tips are mainly for trout, but can be modifi ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

No one likes an internet troll, but anyone with a boat should learn how to troll for fish. For years, the techniques of trolling confused me; there was an overload of information ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

Salmon season is off to a slow start; the kokanee are pretty much done for the year and the trout are still very deep. So what is there to fish for? – Bass! Fall is a great ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

The good news is that since school is back in session the pressure on local lakes has really dropped. The bad news is that the crazy heat is making it harder to spend a lot of time ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

The word has been out for a while on the tremendous kokanee fishing at Stampede Reservoir and we finally got a chance to get in on the action. The Desha family did our annual summ ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

In the past couple of years, mid-April is about the earliest one can get out and chase kokanee salmon aka: silver-bullets. But just as with everything else this year, high water an ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

This column on trolling is not about sitting at the computer throwing out insults at people. Rather, this will attempt to give a basic overview of the fishing technique known as tr ...

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 ...

King salmon at Oroville

After much discussion, Mr. Green Crestliner and I decided take a break from the bass fishing and venture up to Lake Oroville to target the resident king salmon that live there. Fi ...

Good times in tough conditions

I am blessed to have two daughters who like to fish. Both are willing to get up early to go fishing, something unheard of for most teenagers.  While my oldest is off at colle ...

Trolling basics ... for bass?

A few years ago, while trolling at Bullards Bar, my partner hooked one of the lake’s ubiquitous spotted bass. He made a comment that I had never heard before that trolling fo ...

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 ...