NorCalFishingNews.com http://www.NorCalFishingNews.com The place for Northern California fishing blogs, fishing reports, fishing news, fishing photos plus so much more. en-us <![CDATA[BREAKING NEWS: Dungeness crab season opens Saturday]]> Crabbers are on their marks and set to go for Saturday’s  Dungeness crab opener.  Expect crowds at the Pacifica Pier and jetties from Crescent City south to Half Moon Bay.


by Tim Goode]]>
<![CDATA[BREAKING NEWS: Best Bites: Oct. 30 through Nov. 5]]> The big news is Dungeness crab season opens Saturday. That gives those who like to fish from piers and jetties a chance at scoring a delectable catch as well as those who will board boats for crab and cod combos. There are other options available, too. Bass fishing is excellent at Oroville, although launching is a pain. Los Vaqueros is producing trout, stripers and black bass. Pyramid Lake is fishing so well 10 pound cutthroats don’t earn a nod. Trout are packed into the east and west Carsons and striper fishing is very good at San Luis Reservoir and San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. Here are this week’s Best Bites:  

 


by Tim Goode]]>
<![CDATA[BREAKING NEWS: High time to hit the Klamath]]> Finally the water levels are down and the annual symphony again repeats itself.  The Klamath is in near perfect condition and the steelhead anglers are getting out in force. 


by John Clayson Spencer]]>
<![CDATA[BREAKING NEWS: Trout Plants: Oct. 27 through Oct. 31]]> The following lakes, rivers, streams and ponds this week will receive plants of catchable trout from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife:

 


by Staff compilation]]>
<![CDATA[BREAKING NEWS: Fishing the North Coast]]> My favorite time of the year is finally here. The season’s first storms are peppering the North Coast, and rivers like the Eel, Smith, and Checto are beginning to fill with much-needed water. The late fall king salmon, who’ve been waiting patiently in the their estuaries, are ready to charge upriver towards their final spawning destinations.


by Kenny Priest]]>
<![CDATA[The Umbrella Rig analyzed: Hype or Happening]]> It's been a couple of years since bass anglers around the country have heard the cry of Alabama rig domination.  Much has happened with this branded bait as well as all the other umbrella rig style lures that inundated the bass fishing scene since its explosion.  We recently took a look at the lure with two-tour pro and Delta local Ish Monroe to see if they hype has lived up to the happenings.


by Jody Only]]>
<![CDATA[Salmon in the headlines in News and Notes]]> Salmon are in the news again this week with special measures being taken to aid spawning at Nimbus Hatchery; discussions about how to aid or not aid salmon on the Tuolumne; flows being cut on the American now to help salmon later; and salmon are in the Eel now that there’s water again. Here are this week’s news and notes …

 


by Staff compilation]]>
<![CDATA[BREAKING NEWS: Epic lingcod action this year, larger limits next year]]> It’s not your imagination, the 2014 season has provided the best ling cod fishing in decades.


by Tim Goode]]>
<![CDATA[2014 Sportfishing Boat Directory]]> Following is a list of Northern and Central California salmon charter boats. The harbors are listed by alphabetical order. Included are the web address, phone, boat capacity and anticipated price per person.


by Tim Goode]]>