fishing

Boating, fishing, camping: Memorial Day weekend approaches

Memorial Day weekend is approaching, when families enjoy three days to get away, camp, fish and have fun.Campgrounds near and far, from the refreshing salt air coastal regions up t ...

International Sportsmen’s Expo still growing

It’s mid cold season time, when cabin fever has set in and we’re tired of sitting around and dreaming of things to do in the great out-of-doors.Regular-season football ...

California Outdoors: How can I start a venomous snake relocation service?

Question: I am considering venomous snake rescue and relocation and am hoping you will direct me to the proper department. What laws or permits are involved in such a hobby? Are t ...

Sturgeon fishing requires patience, but the meat is worth the wait and work

Despite its size and the fact it wouldn’t win any beauty contest, sturgeon offers some of the finest-tasting table fare.We caught a 40-pounder in the Napa River one late afte ...

Water, sunshine bring out stripers, shad

It’s amazing what a little water will do for ya! All the Central Valley rivers are still running extremely high at the moment and that has been an absolute godsend for our fi ...

Throw the big one back, then go get your trophy

When he initially set the hook and cried “fish on,” I thought Auburn’s Dale Milam was snagged. We were drifting quickly downstream and the rod was so doubled over that it see ...

Grab the sunscreen as summer is here

Some were thinking we might not have a summer this year. There have been just three years in recorded history when 100-degree temperatures were never attained, but 2010 won’t ...

Continuing rains and late spring fishing problems

It used to be an annual event, water rushing and flowing over the top of Shasta Dam, the largest man-made lake in California.   Because of a multi-year drought, Shasta Lake ...

Salmon fishing makes return to local rivers

After being all but closed down for two years, salmon fishing is making a return.   Sacramento River: The river is broken down into three sections: upper section that runs ...

Expect full campgrounds for Memorial Day weekend

The Memorial Day weekend holiday is a major getaway camping weekend for many families. Some go fishing. Some do nothing more than kick back and enjoy the great out of doors and ...

Believe it or not, hunting license time is near

It may be another month and a half before your current hunting license expires, and it may be longer than that before you actually pack up the firearms and head into the field, but ...

Uncertain weather impacting fishing conditions

TROUT OPENER LAST WEEKEND ONLY HO-HUM Fishing for trout in the state’s hundreds of miles of streams opened to anglers last weekend, but for the most part it was nothing to write ...

Expect a season of pests

With so much late rain this year, there has not been enough heat or north winds to dry up the large amounts of standing water.   As the weather warms, that means pesky critt ...

The latest from Eagle Lake and Spaulding Tract

It’s been reported here numerous times that there’s a drain pipe continuously draining water from Lassen County’s Eagle Lake, a region which is controlled by the Bureau of La ...

Salmon opener gets a bit rough

It was one of those cases where you really had to love the ocean in order to go salmon fishing.   Water conditions for the 2010 opener last Saturday were not friendly to a p ...