Nor Cal Fishing News




Lovely Martha checks in with a FISH A ROD!!!

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
3/7/21. Fish a rod!!! The looking around yesterday paid off big time for us today!! We finished the day with 16 halibut for 16 anglers along with tons of shaker action!! We have lots of room TOMORROW, THURSDAY and FRIDAY
(More...) (Sunday, March 7, 2021)

Petrale sole on the menu, but get ready for halibut

by ALLEN BUSHNELL / Santa Cruz Sportfishing
Monterey Bay anglers are finding flatfish to be firmly on the menu as we as we move towards the season openers for rockfish and salmon in April. Winter weather and sea conditions are giving way to the oncoming spring. The
(More...) (Friday, March 5, 2021)

Fish Activity is Picking Up

by RENO FLY SHOP
The Truckee River has seen a bump in flows from our last Report. The downtown gauge is sitting at 350 as some water is being released from Tahoe and Boca. We are seeing fish activity pick up as the days
(More...) (Friday, March 5, 2021)

East Walker River Report

by THE TROUT FITTER STAFF
Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions:  Poor Flows are at 22 cfs as of  2/25 Fishing Conditions and Hatches Fishing conditions and Hatches: There have been conflicting reports about when and how the new regulations are being enforced so we are erring on
(More...) (Friday, March 5, 2021)

Upper Owens River Report

by THE TROUT FITTER STAFF
Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions: Good Flows are at 108 cfs as of  3/4 Temperatures have stabilized but the water is still cold Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Fair-Good OKAY IT'S TIME TO CLIMB UP ON THE SOAPBOX: DFG is no longer stocking fall
(More...) (Friday, March 5, 2021)

Hot Creek Fishing Report

by THE TROUT FITTER STAFF
Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions: Fair, showing 5 cfs as of 3/4 The flow gauge on Mammoth Creek is not accurate, probably due to ice. I've stopped by the weir the last 2 days and the flows are definitely lower Fishing
(More...) (Friday, March 5, 2021)

Conditions Are Just About Perfect

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
According to Justin Kelly of RMI Outdoors, the river is in perfect shape and holding steady. “Conditions are just about perfect, but there aren’t a ton of fish around,” said Kelly. “They’re definitely scattered, with mostly fresh ones below the
(More...) (Thursday, March 4, 2021)

Van Duzen is in Perfect Condition

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The Van Duzen was flowing at 300 cfs Thursday and is in perfect condition. Reports have been hard to come by, but plenty of bank anglers are giving it a go. Expect windy conditions Thursday and Friday, followed by rain
(More...) (Thursday, March 4, 2021)

South Fork in Perfect Shape Over The Weekend

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The South Fork was in perfect shape over the weekend, and there was no shortage of boats. Scores ranged from zero to three fish for boats drifting from Benbow to the forks. The rain coming Friday will push the flows
(More...) (Thursday, March 4, 2021)

Main Eel is in Perfect Shape

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
Running at 2,900 cubic feet per second as of Thursday, the main Eel is in perfect shape. Boats drifting roe or beads are getting one to four fish per trip. There’s a mix of fresh steelhead and some downers are
(More...) (Thursday, March 4, 2021)

Fewer Salmon in the Sea in 2021

by KENNY PRIEST / Fishing the North Coast
The news wasn’t pretty at Thursday’s annual Ocean Salmon Information meeting. Not only are the Klamath salmon stocks struggling, the Sacramento stocks took a nosedive, as well. The Klamath River fall Chinook ocean abundance forecast in 2021 is 181,500. This
(More...) (Thursday, March 4, 2021)