Trout

KIRBY’S KATCH

It looks like we are settling into the usual summer pattern these days with the valley heat coming on and the local waterways getting congested with recreational enthusiasts. Plent ...

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

Chilly mornings and mild days have made for some odd fishing lately. The trout bite on area lakes continues to be up and down and, while the numbers of bass getting caught has decl ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

As the weeks fly by racing toward the end of the year, it seems like I am trying to cram in too many projects and meet a lot of deadlines and obligations at a time when we all shou ...

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

We’ve settled into our usual summer pattern of long hot days and lakes that are jammed with the recreational vessels. Have I mentioned that I hate personal watercraft? No? W ...

Kirby’s Katch - Limits at Lake Camanche

Lake Camanche is one of Northern California’s best known lakes. It is centrally located just east of Galt, which makes it accessible to the Bay Area crowd as well as the Cent ...

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 ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

I was committed to working on our blown-down fence last Saturday and I had a very small window to get in some early morning fishing. My goal was to bag a couple of trout for the sm ...

We caught some fish!

It’s challenging out there right now, but fish can be caught if one can put in the time. Last Wednesday, I fished Collins Lake with my buddy Green Crestliner. He is a hardco ...

Winter fishing at Folsom Lake

Although Folsom is technically the closest lake to home, I am almost embarrassed to admit how seldom I fish there. My reluctance is based in part on the crazy amount of recreationa ...

Limits and a skunk

Got a call from my buddy Green Crestliner last Monday to inform me the trout were back on the bite at Collins Lake. He and a friend had pulled in a dozen or so nice fish and did I ...

Unsettled weather brings spotty fishing

Fishing has not been great lately, as the recent rains have stained the water and thrown off the bite for a lot of species. At the annual Purple Heart Anglers event held last Oct. ...

Fall bassin’ takes off

Besides the hot salmon action going on in the rivers right now, this is a great time to target bass in our area lakes. As the water temperatures start to drop, bass start to get ac ...

Cooler temperatures mean more choices

Everyone has probably noticed the drop off from the intense summer heat and this means fishing will start to improve. Fall is one of the best times to get out there on the water. ...