Nor Cal Fishing News

Salmon is Spotty above Happy Camp

by SCOTT CALDWELL / SC Guide Service
Salmon fishing on the Klamath river above Happy Camp is spotty. We are seeing Salmon move up the river from Klamath Glen but getting them to bite has been tough. The Klamath is very clear and on the low side
(More...) (Sunday, September 25, 2016)

Convict Lake Fishing Report

by CONVICT LAKE STAFF / Convict Lake Resort
Catch of the Week: Angler Greg Yudt from El Segundo, CA landed this big boy while fishing along the South Shore. It was a 4 pound 6 ounce Rainbow and was caught with a Gulp Nightcrawler. Other notable catches this
(More...) (Saturday, September 24, 2016)

Sac River Salmon Report

by JAMES NETZEL / Tight Lines Guide Service
Fishing Guide James Netzel checked in from the Garcia Bend of the Sacramento River. Dick Gold of Bayside Adventure Sports holds a 19 pounder that makes 2 on Brad's Killer Fishing Gear cut plugs and PRO -Troll Inc. flashers.
(More...) (Saturday, September 24, 2016)

Limits of Lakers

by HANS MOXLEY / Hooked Up Sportfishing
Captain Hans Moxley checked in from Hooked Up Sportfishing at Lake Tahoe. Today we struggled to get out limits but we did finish up with 4 nice Mackinaw Trout for our two anglers today.
(More...) (Saturday, September 24, 2016)

CDFW Recognizes Original Conservationists

National Hunting and Fishing Day is Saturday, Sept. 24. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds Californians of the plentiful opportunities to enjoy hunting and fishing in the state and commends them for their commitment to conservation.
(More...) (Saturday, September 24, 2016)

Ultra-lights, Fixed Wing...Harassing Wildlife

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: We live around the Imperial Wildlife Area (Wister Unit) and over the past two years we’ve seen an influx of ultra-light air craft flying over the Imperial Wildlife Area, sometimes very low. For example, on June 15 we saw
(More...) (Saturday, September 24, 2016)

Eureka Rockies and Lings Rippin

by MARC SCHMIDT / Coastline Fishing Charters
We had a beautiful fall ocean yesterday to run below cape Mendocino to explore the most unfished section of the state. We found what we were looking for on the first drift. We had lots of big vermillion to go
(More...) (Saturday, September 24, 2016)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

Ocean fishing conditions this week allowed for great morning sessions, but most afternoons were very windy. Wednesday and Thursday the winds came up early, and boats that headed south were pounding their way back to harbor by 11 a.m.. Still,
(More...) (Friday, September 23, 2016)

Crowley Lake Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
The North Arm has been exceptional while still water nymphing some days, with McGee also having some decent bites. 9-14 feet is the zone. We are seeing a solid midge hatch during the high pressure periods. The sub-surface “mud
(More...) (Friday, September 23, 2016)

Pacific Halibut Closes Friday

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
North Coast offshore adventures will be limited to just rockfish come Saturday morning as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced on Wednesday the closing of the recreational Pacific halibut fishery on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 12:01 a.m. for
(More...) (Thursday, September 22, 2016)

​Hike For Fall Trout

by JOHN HIGLEY / My Outdoor Buddy
Last Sunday morning I hiked into the Thousand Lakes Wilderness, which is located off Highway 89 in the Lassen National Forest roughly between Old Station and Burney. Along for the adventure was my buddy Terry Catechi who claims to live
(More...) (Wednesday, September 21, 2016)