Nor Cal Fishing News

ISE Show Booth 3331

The bass tank is loaded with beauties. Stop by the Nor Cal Fish Reports Booth (#3331). Mention the bass video and get a Nor Cal Fish Reports T-Shirt for $10 or half off!
(More...) (Thursday, January 19, 2017)

Storms slow solid steelhead action on Smith, Chetco

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
North Coast steelhead anglers breathed a collective sigh of relief this week as the first real push of winter steelhead entered the Smith and Chetco rivers. The unusually slow start had anglers a little nervous. Were we finally seeing the
(More...) (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)

CDFW seeks Natural Resource Volunteer appplicants

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently seeking applicants for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) in the Sacramento Area. Motivated individuals with an ability and willingness to convey conservation principles to the public are encouraged to apply.
(More...) (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)

Pulse flows and salmon numbers

It's no secret that salmon need water, but just how much water brings them the most benefit and when is often a subject of debate. A new study by fisheries researchers at FISHBIO finds that releasing prescribed volumes of water from reservoirs
(More...) (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)

Lake Oroville fishing report

by JASON HALEY / My Outdoor Buddy
My friend and I left southern Oregon Friday to take part in a large bass tournament on Oroville, Saturday. It was the first time I’d been there in two years and what I observed shocked me. The lake is pert’ near
(More...) (Tuesday, January 17, 2017)

Bridgeport Reservoir

Today I had the opportunity to drive by the Bridgeport Dam. Here is a picture of the frozen lake with snow on top. It appears that the lake has recovered significantly. The water is up by
(More...) (Monday, January 16, 2017)

Lake Camanche Fishing Report

by LAKE CAMANCHE STAFF / Camanche Recreation Company
Lake Camanche hasn't seen much sunshine since the heavy storms of last week but at lease the fishing has been great! Lake Camanche is currently at 79% of capacity and the water level continues to rise. The California Dept.
(More...) (Monday, January 16, 2017)

Don Castro Report

GENERAL CONDITIONS The weather has been rainy, and cool this last week. Cold in the mornings and shaded areas with a light cold breeze by afternoon. The heavy rains have raised the level of the lake, and the rising waters started
(More...) (Friday, January 13, 2017)

Bird Feeders May Lure Other Unwanted Wildlife Visitors

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: Is it okay in California to put bird feeders out to feed wild birds? Assuming it is, if we observe deer eating the seeds intended for birds, are we obligated to remove the bird seed and stop feeding the
(More...) (Friday, January 13, 2017)

Hot Creek Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Both roads to the creek are snow covered, with more to fall this week. Some light truck tracks have been made, but following them in is not recommended, especially going into the canyon section. One slide into the snow banks
(More...) (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

17.6 Percent Full

Santa Margarita Lake is on the rise! Levels are at 17.6% as of today!
(More...) (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)