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: Trout Plants: Jan: 19 through Jan. 23]]> The following lakes, rivers, streams and ponds this week will receive plants of catchable trout planted by the California Department of Fish & Wildlife:


by Staff compilation]]>
<![CDATA[Owens River Gorge to receive water for trout]]> After decades of court proceedings, the Owens River Gorge has begun to receive additional water to help restore historic fish populations and increase fishing opportunities.


by CDFW Release]]>
<![CDATA[BREAKING NEWS: Best Bites: Jan. 15 through Jan. 21]]> The best striper bite in Northern California may be at Los Vaqueros Reservoir where big bass are chasing swim baits. There are plenty of other options, including great trout fishing at Lake Chabot and New Melones and sturgeon at the Mothball Fleet and RioVista. Steelhead fishing is excellent on the upper Klamath River, but remains slow on the coastal streams outside of the main stem of the Eel. Shoreline anglers in the bay can catch flounder from Richmond to Benicia. Here are this week’s Best Bites:


by Tim Goode]]>
<![CDATA[BREAKING NEWS: Big stripers on the attack at Los Vaqueros]]> Veng Yang of Stockton had never fished Los Vaqueros Reservoir until Tuesday. After catching a pair of striped bass weighing 33 pounds and 24 pounds, you can bet he’ll be back soon.


by Tim Goode]]>
<![CDATA[BREAKING NEWS: NorCalFishingNews bought, will merge into NorCal.FishReports.com]]> We are proud to announce the sale of NorCalFishingNews.com to the SportfishingReport.com.


by Tim Goode]]>
<![CDATA[Salmon win a big one in federal court]]> A federal appeals court in San Francisco has upheld measures imposed by federal agencies to protect salmon and steelhead that migrate through the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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<![CDATA[BREAKING NEWS: Putah Creek given Wild Trout and Trophy Trout designation ]]> Putah Creek, an often-muddy stream that meanders through Yolo County, has been through a lot in the past 150 years. Now it is being designated a "Wild Trout Water" and named a "Trophy Trout Water".


by Sacramento Bee]]>
<![CDATA[BREAKING NEWS: Budget cuts, drought mean small trout for 2015]]> Get that two-pound test line loaded on to your reel, the Department of Fish & Wildlife next year will be planting ¼-pound trout rather than 1/2-pounders.


by Tim Goode]]>