Chinook salmon

Ocean salmon season to open Saturday, April 6

The opening of the ocean salmon fishery is something party boats owners and operators up and down the coast look forward to. There’s just not much ocean fishing during the wi ...

Going pheasant hunting? Try a state refuge

Pheasant hunting season opened under the most ideal conditions any ground stomper could hope for. The sky was clear and blue, and if there was a breeze, it was negligible. Opening ...

Local waters open to salmon fishing July 16

No, you can’t fish local rivers year-round for salmon. As it is in ocean waters, there are season dates for salmon in rivers.On Monday, July 16, most local rivers open to all ...

There's more than one way to tag an abalone

There are numerous special restrictions if you go after abalone.One main restriction is there must be a tag hanging off that shellfish. If a warden asks to see your catch and there ...

Deadline application for special hunts is June 2

If you’ve procrastinated and haven’t bought your 2012-13 hunting license and applied for any of the state’s special hunts, time is running out. The Department of ...

Great fishing at Almanor: state's second-largest manmade lake

Lake Almanor sits at 4,500-feet elevation, at the foot of Mount Lassen. At its widest point, Lake Almanor is 13 miles wide and six miles long.While it’s the second-largest ma ...

Hunting wild turkeys on private property may require a trade, but it's worth it

Oh, where to hunt, where to hunt. That’s a popular refrain from many hunters hoping to pursue one of the state’s permanent residents, the wild turkey.The season opens t ...

Changes to striper fishing could be coming soon

Striped bass aren’t native to California. How in the dickens they transported fish that distance in tanks is almost unbelievable.But they did it — in the late 1800s.Str ...

Saving the bloated rock cod that are prohibited to keep

It’s a common problem when you’re drifting in the ocean, letting your shrimp flies down into the depths. When your bait is down there and a fish bites, until you bring ...

Last summer holiday weekend: A real hurrah, fish for free

It used to be that schools fired up after Labor Day weekend. That allowed families to have a full getaway weekend for the holiday.Although it’s still a three-day weekend for ...

Fed sets final season dates for offshore salmon fishery

All fishing in offshore waters is totally controlled by the federal government, specifically, the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. This agency sets, for example, the season da ...

Big increase in state’s salmon population predicted

State biologists are predicting excellent news for anglers who have been restricted from doing much salmon fishing. It appears we may go back to a “normal” population of Chinoo ...

Salmon run bigger this year

The numbers are low by historical standards, but this year’s expected 122,000 salmon run on the Sacramento River is promising. “Any improvement is good news because we’re so ...