Nor Cal Fishing News

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

It really feels like winter now. Temperatures are down and the surf is up. Best of all, it’s raining again! Of all these conditions, dedicated anglers might value the rain most of all. Besides mitigating our four-year drought, a
(More...) (Friday, December 9, 2016)

CDFW Busts Striped Bass Traffickers in Fresno County

Wildlife officers have arrested two suspects for trafficking striped bass in Fresno County, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. Leepo Her, 32, and Kue Her, 35, both of Fresno, were arrested Thursday morning, Dec. 8, on charges of
(More...) (Friday, December 9, 2016)

Nor Cal 90 -Lake Oroville 2017 Tournaments

2017 Tournament Season “Lake Oroville” The Basic Entry for each event will be $130 per team and this includes Big Fish money. There will be 1 -$20 option that pays back the top 3, for an All-In of $150. $20.00 membership
(More...) (Thursday, December 8, 2016)

Hot Creek Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Two Bug Doug and I did some looking down here at the Interpretive Site and the canyon section. I’m happy to report that the new diploid rainbows and browns have settled in and adapted to their new home flawlessly. We
(More...) (Thursday, December 8, 2016)

Sacramento River steelhead fishing report

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
This last week has progressively revealed a slowdown on the Sacramento River steelhead fishing for me, but we are still catching some very good fish. Fishing hard all day has paid off by day's end and we are coming in
(More...) (Thursday, December 8, 2016)

Davis Lake Update

by J&J'S GRIZZLY STORE STAFF / J&J Grizzly Store and Camping Resort
Today's high was 45 degrees. So the ice I told you about yesterday is gone. There is some in a couple of coves. Drove down to Mallard about an hour ago. A bit sloppy going in, but the water is
(More...) (Thursday, December 8, 2016)

Baiting or Habitat Enhancement?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: I am an avid outdoorsman here in Southern California. I noticed on a recent scouting trip that someone left a bucket in one of my upland game hunting locations. It had some water in it and it looked like it
(More...) (Thursday, December 8, 2016)

Steelhead season on hold due to rising rivers

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
Upper Trinity should remain fishable While most guides and sport anglers are taking a well-deserved break before the winter steelhead season kicks into high gear, several storms are once again bearing down on the North Coast. Rain is in the forecast
(More...) (Wednesday, December 7, 2016)

Truckee River Fishing Report

by MATT KOLES / Gilligan's Fly Service
Things will change this week as an AR is aimed at Nor Cal, lots of rain and snow expected. Good news for both Pyramid Lake in Nevada, and on the Truckee River. Looks like the storm door could remain open
(More...) (Tuesday, December 6, 2016)

Glory Hole Fishing Report

Water Conditions New Melones Lake is currently holding 532,256 acre-feet of water. The lake level came up one foot this past week and should continue to rise with the recent and upcoming rainfall. It is currently at 864 ft.
(More...) (Monday, December 5, 2016)

Laker limits on Donner

by SHAUN RAINSBARGER‎ / Shaun's Guide Service
Fun day, 4 to the boat, lost a few.
(More...) (Sunday, December 4, 2016)