Nor Cal Fishing News

Lovely Martha First Trip

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
Captain Mike Rescino called in from the Lovely Martha out of San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf. Today we had our first trip of the year. We had 15 anglers. We caught legal Sturgeon and shook one. We
(More...) (Saturday, February 18, 2017)

Pacific herring arrive at Crescent City

Fishermen of all ages lined up elbow-to-elbow Citizen's Dock in Crescent City Harbor last week, jigging for Pacific herring that make their annual spawning migration into the harbor every year.  This year, the silver-sided baitfish arrived at Crescent City Harbor
(More...) (Saturday, February 18, 2017)

The Smith River Pumps Out El Nino Chrome

by MIKE RASMUSSEN / Mikes Guide Service
Northern California's Smith River continues to be the mainstay for Northern California steelhead fishing guides as most all other North Coast steelhead fishing rivers remain blown out. steelhead fishing guide Mike Rasmussen spent the previous week fishing the Smith River
(More...) (Friday, February 17, 2017)

When to Use a Crossbow?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: With turkey season coming up soon and deer season right around the corner, can you please clarify when crossbows may be used for hunting big game and turkeys in California? As I understand it, you can use a crossbow instead
(More...) (Thursday, February 16, 2017)

Record low returns for fall Klamath kings

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
Still reeling from four years of drought and less than ideal ocean and river conditions, it’s no surprise that the number of returning Fall Chinook to the Klamath Basin in 2016 were the lowest on record. According to the CDFW,
(More...) (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)

CDFW hosts meeting on ocean salmon fisheries

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend its upcoming annual Ocean Salmon Information Meeting. A review of last year’s ocean salmon fisheries and spawning escapement will be presented, in addition to the outlook for
(More...) (Wednesday, February 15, 2017)

Don Pedro Fishing Report

Water temp – 51-58 Water clarity – muddy to 1-4 ft Conditions- sunny post frontal Winds – light Over the weekend I fished the Sonora bass anglers tournament at lake Don Pedro with my buddy. I hadn’t been out there in a while
(More...) (Tuesday, February 14, 2017)

Glory Hole Fishing Report

Water Conditions New Melones Lake is currently holding 1,327,711 acre-feet of water. The lake level came up thirty four feet this past week and will continue to rise with the recent and upcoming rainfall. It is currently at 984
(More...) (Monday, February 13, 2017)

Snorkel School: Diving into Big Chico Creek

The streams and tributaries that feed the Upper Sacramento River of Northern California are critical habitats for several species of salmonids listed under the state and federal Endangered Species Act, and as a result many have become some of the
(More...) (Monday, February 13, 2017)

One Slot Today

by JAY LOPES / Right Hook Sportfishing
Fishing Guide Jay Lopes checked in tonight with an update from the Delta. We had one nice slot today!
(More...) (Sunday, February 12, 2017)

Great Day at Lake Tahoe

by HANS MOXLEY / Hooked Up Sportfishing
Fishing Guide Han's Moxley checked in today with an update from Lake Tahoe. Han's said, "I would have to say, winter time fishing on Lake Tahoe is awesome. You just have to time it right, between storms!"
(More...) (Sunday, February 12, 2017)