Nor Cal Fishing News

Catching Crabs with a Chicken Leg?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: California regulations stipulate that taking crustaceans by “hook and line” is not a legal method of take. So what about a baited line with no hook (e.g. a chicken leg) with a hand line tied to it? As long as
(More...) (Thursday, February 23, 2017)

Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival draws record crowd

A record crowd of over 7,500 enjoyed the Lake Sonoma Steelhead Festival earlier this month at Lake Sonoma Visitor Center and Warm Springs-Don Clausen Fish Hatchery east of Healdsburg in the Russian River watershed. The event celebrated the return of steelhead
(More...) (Thursday, February 23, 2017)

Green water and sunshine on the horizon

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
There’s hope on the horizon for North Coast steelhead anglers. Even though you’ll see off and on rain through the weekend and into Monday, an extended period of sunshine and warmth is expected to arrive early next week. The dry
(More...) (Thursday, February 23, 2017)

Endangered fish among the evacuees of Oroville Dam crisis

DAYS BEFORE NEARLY 200,000 people downstream of Lake Oroville were ordered to evacuate because of problems with two spillways at the dam, there were millions of other evacuees – residents of the Feather River Fish Hatchery. Last week, rising water levels at Lake
(More...) (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

Sherman Island Sturgeon Report

by CHAD WOODS / Nor Cal Fish Reports
We got a report earlier today. Angler Scott of Tuolumne County got this 58" White Sturgeon near Sherman Island on Sardine. It's a keeper!
(More...) (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

Topaz is full!

Good morning!!!! Last week we had 81 fish turned in over two pounds and our biggest fish of was caught by Michelle Schalk of Gardnerville, NV with a 4 pounds 5 ounces and 22 inches long. The picture attached is
(More...) (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

Smith River fishing report 2-21-2017

by DAVE JACOBS / Dave Jacobs Professional Guide Service
Sacramento River fishing report. With high releases into the Sacramento River at the Feather River and out of Keswick Dam to make room in Lake Oroville and Lake Shasta, fishing has been put on hold for awhile until releases come down.  The
(More...) (Tuesday, February 21, 2017)

Lake Shasta Fishing Report

Lake Shasta Fishing Report by Ron Howe Post Front conditions 2 weeks in a row Water stained to muddy Water Temp 49-55 deg I made 2 trips to Lake Shasta in 2 weeks, Practicing for the Wild West Bass Trail. The first weekend we
(More...) (Monday, February 20, 2017)

San Pablo Fishing Report

Lake Conditions Lake Level: 317.0 spilling over Surface Temp between: 52 – 54 degrees Fish Plant: 1,200 lbs of Mt Lassen trout planted Thursday February 16th at the Main Rec. DFW planted 1,000 lbs of trout at the boat launch on Thursday
(More...) (Sunday, February 19, 2017)

Pine Flat Reservoir

Fishing has been tough to say the least at Pine Flat reservoir. Rainy weather and rising water have got the fish scattered. The water temperature is sitting around 52-54 degrees and slightly stained to stained depending on where you are.
(More...) (Sunday, February 19, 2017)

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)