Nor Cal Fishing News

Don Castro Report

GENERAL CONDITIONS There was a fish plant on March 17th of 750lbs. The weather has been warm and sunny. Most fish are being caught off the dock. TROUT The majority of the trout caught have been good size and weight. On average
(More...) (Friday, March 24, 2017)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

The fishing community around Monterey Bay is abuzz with preparations for the upcoming dual season openers on April 1. This year, both salmon season and the Rockfish, Cabezon, and Greenling (RCG) seasons will open on the same day. Skippers are
(More...) (Friday, March 24, 2017)

Right Hook Striper Report

by JAY LOPES / Right Hook Sportfishing
Fishing Guide Jay Lopes checked in from the Sacramento Delta this evening with an update from Right Hook Sportfishing. We had another fun day of catching Striped Bass in the Delta today. Our group had limits of Striped
(More...) (Thursday, March 23, 2017)

When and where is nonlead ammunition required?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: I have a question about airguns. With the new lead ban going into effect, can I still hunt turkeys with lead airgun pellets? Are pellet rifles included in the nonlead ammunition ban? (Bill K., Placerville) Answer: Since pellet rifles are not firearms,
(More...) (Thursday, March 23, 2017)

Late-season steelhead anglers slowed by rain

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
It appears this steelhead season is going to end much like it began. All of the coastal rivers, other than the Smith, are currently high, muddy and not fishable. And more storms are lined up offshore. I swear I’ve written
(More...) (Thursday, March 23, 2017)

CDFW seeks artists for annual California Duck Stamp Art Contest

Artists are invited to submit their original artwork to the 2017-2018 California Duck Stamp Art Contest. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will accept submissions May 12 through June 12. The contest is open to U.S. residents who are
(More...) (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)

SF Halibut Report

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
Captain Mike Rescino checked in this morning with an update from the Lovely Martha out of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Today we had a 1/2 day Halibut trip in the San Francisco Bay. We had 6 anglers catch
(More...) (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)

Lake Amador Fishing Report

by LAKE AMADOR STAFF / Lake Amador Resort
Warmer weather has taken the Trout to the 4-7ft range but still close to shore. Trolling and using lures like Kastmasters are continuing to get better and better as water clarity improves. The Carson Arm is still
(More...) (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)

Lake Camanche Fishing Report

by LAKE CAMANCHE STAFF / Camanche Recreation Company
The bite was slow for some but good for others searching for trout. Decent size crappie and small-medium size bass were also reported. EBMUD continues to drain down both Pardee and Lake Camanche in anticipation for the spring runoff of
(More...) (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)

Striped Bass Show Up In The Sacramento River

by MIKE RASMUSSEN / Mikes Guide Service  striped bass fishing guide Mike Rasmussen reports that small groups of striped bass have arrived in the Sacramento River from Butte City, Ca to Grimes, Ca. Rasmussen reports the bite for the striped bass has been mainly a
(More...) (Monday, March 20, 2017)

Derby Week 12

Ginger Buzzard checked in this morning from Topaz Lodge. We had a very good week for our annual derby. Week 12 was a success. We had 100 fish over 2lbs and 1 tagged fish which was 1lb 14oz and
(More...) (Monday, March 20, 2017)