Nor Cal Fishing News




Hunting essay contest winner to be honored at ISE

by CDFW
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Wildlife Officer Foundation have announced the winner of the annual “Passing on the Tradition” Hunting Heritage essay contest. Tyler Benedetti, a 17-year-old youth hunter from Morgan Hill, was awarded the
(More...) (Saturday, January 14, 2017)

Don Castro Report

by EAST BAY REGIONAL PARK DISTRICT
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)

Sentinel/Herald Fish Report

by NOR CAL FISH REPORTS
And now, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. After 10 long months, the Sand Crab Classic Perch Tournament is open again for entries. Derby day this year is March 11, 2017. The Perch Derby is a brainchild of Captain
(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)

Lake is on the Rise

by BRIDGEPORT MARINA
29K ACRE FEET OF WATER IN RESERVOIR and RISING !! YAY !! Should be able to operate MARINA this year(it's been like 4 years..ugh) Reservoir holds about 43K..perspective.. NOW.. we need the fishes !! CDFW is still screwing up our
(More...) (Thursday, January 12, 2017)

Record rains blow out North Coast rivers

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The parade of storms that pounded the North Coast earlier this week pushed some of our coastal rivers above flood stage, and the ones that didn’t flood, were right on the verge. We haven’t seen this much water flowing in
(More...) (Thursday, January 12, 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)

Lake Camanche Fishing Report

by LAKE CAMANCHE STAFF / Camanche Recreation Company
The storms kept rolling in with lots of rain and high winds which didn't make for the best fishing week. The lake levels have been crazy too. Due to flooding concerns EBMUD engineers dramatically lowered Lake Camanche in anticipation of
(More...) (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

17.6 Percent Full

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

Shasta Lake bass fishing remains solid

by JEFF GOODWIN / Jeff Goodwin Guide Service
At the time of this report, Shasta Lake is sitting at roughly 35' feet from full pool and is seeing an inflow of around 45,000 cfs.  Last Saturday's storms fed Shasta at one point, over 100,000 cfs of water into
(More...) (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

Water Levels on the Rise

by SAN ANTONIO LAKE MARINA / San Antonio Lake
Did you know, that since 1/1/2017 Lake San Antonio has gained almost 18 feet?! Monterey County Water Resources released the data that we are now out of the single digits for the capacity % numbers! Hopefully this rain continues to bring
(More...) (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)