Fishing

KIRBY’S KATCH

We had just started our second pass downstream when one rod started shaking and line started peeling off with a familiar zzz-zz-zz sound. “It’s a fish!” I shoute ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

I heard that distinctive zzzzzz coming from my reel as I jumped up to pull the rod out of the rod holder. “Let it run!” yelled our captain. “It’s a BIG one ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

As always happens this time of year, the fishing action is dominated by anglers chasing the fall run of chinook salmon. Since the inland season opened this month, there has been a ...

A few bright spots in a tough summer

Everyone knows fishing has been rough lately. Between the terrible heat and the smoky air, it has not been much fun to get on the water. However, there are several bright spots off ...

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 ...

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Beat the heat by going high and visiting our area’s beautiful lakes for stunning scenery and fine fishing. Here are some family favorites. Fuller lake This little lake is o ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

The 2018 ocean salmon season is off to a great start, but many believe the outlook for inland waters is dismal. In an effort to increase salmon returning to the spawning grounds, s ...

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 ...

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The subject of catch-and-release is an ongoing debate within the fishing community and it heats up every year during the season for striped bass. Reports showing guys holding up hu ...

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Last year was a tough one for anglers targeting land-locked king salmon at Lake Oroville. The most common theory was the entire system was disrupted by the failure at the spillway. ...

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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

The Nor Cal Fish Whisperers Tournament is a collection of anglers creating a family friendly community of fisherman devoted to sharing techniques, pictures, and fishing reports in ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

After my last couple of unsuccessful trout trips to Collins Lake, I started targeting bass, just to get some kind of action. It turns out that bass can, in fact, be caught when the ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

Ms. Katch and our daughters have been asking me what I want for Christmas for weeks, and you know what? I already have just about everything one person could ask for. I’ve g ...

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 ...