Nor Cal Fishing News

Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1

The 2017 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will commence Monday, May 1 for the first of four open periods. This season’s dates are May 1-June 15, July 1-15, Aug. 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, or until the quota is reached, whichever
(More...) (Saturday, April 29, 2017)

Huck Finn Report

by JAY YOKOMIZO / New Huck Finn Sportfishing
Captain Jay Yokomizo checked in this afternoon with an update from the New Huck Finn.  We had another great day fishing light bait we ended the day with our 15 anglers catching 30 striped bass and eight halibut to 13
(More...) (Friday, April 28, 2017)

Good Day in the Bay

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
Captain Mike Rescino called in at 2:12 with an update from the Lovely Martha out of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf.  Today we had a 1/2 day trip with 11 anglers and we caught 22 Striped Bass (limits - up to
(More...) (Friday, April 28, 2017)

Rainbow Trout/Steelhead vs Coastal Cutthroat Trout

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: I have a question regarding regulations on non-adipose fin-clipped (“wild”) rainbow trout/steelhead and coastal cutthroat trout in tributaries on the North Coast (e.g. the lagoons in northern Humboldt County). Anglers are not permitted to keep wild rainbow trout/steelhead but are
(More...) (Thursday, April 27, 2017)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

Take a comp day off, or call in sick. Make it a mental health day, but go fishing this coming week! The weather and sea conditions look to be tolerable, especially after the weekend. Most importantly, there are salmon in
(More...) (Thursday, April 27, 2017)

River run Striped bass report!

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
Spring time in the Sacramento valley means its time to break out the Striper gear and hit the rivers for the Striped bass run.  Striped bass primarily spawn in the Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Feather Rivers each spring when flows
(More...) (Thursday, April 27, 2017)

Minus salmon - coastal saltwater season set to take off

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
For North Coast saltwater anglers, the first of May couldn’t get here soon enough. Since the beginning of the year, it’s been nothing but doom and gloom for the fishing community. Our ocean salmon season out of Eureka, Trinidad and
(More...) (Thursday, April 27, 2017)

Shasta Trout Derby May 6-7

The Kokanee Power sponsored Shasta Lake Classic Team Tourney Trout and Salmon Tournament will be held  this May 6 and 7. Entries for this great event can be made through the afternoon of May 5 with a cost of $150.
(More...) (Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

Sea Wolf Success

by JON YOKOMIZO / Sea Wolf Sportfishing
Captain Jon Yokomizo checked in this afternoon from the Sea Wolf out of Fish Emeryville.  On Tuesday we had 15 anglers catch 150 Rockfish and 30 Lingcod. Today on the Sea Wolf 25 anglers caught 250 rockfish and 50 lingcod to
(More...) (Wednesday, April 26, 2017)

Folsom Lake Fishing Report

2nd stop on the Future Pro Tour Season was at Folsom lake April 22, the lake has been on the raise for a month now and is just about full. The amount of wood and debris that is floating around
(More...) (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)

SLR is Ready to Go!

Silver Lake Resort in June Lake is ready to go!  The CDFW stocked the lake today.  And then at 5 PM we got stocked again with the trophy trout.  The 2017 Trout Opener is only days away! Here are a few
(More...) (Tuesday, April 25, 2017)