fishing report

Weather is fine; time to go fishing

The weather even in the high country has remained a little unstable, but for the most part it has continued to get better and better. There is still the occasional scattered thunde ...

An upcoming warming trend? It will be welcomed

For anglers, there’s good and bad with the weather the last few weeks. Winds, rains and even a little snow in the higher elevations have deterred many anglers from hitting most w ...

Caples Lake is fully back in operation again

It’s a favorite lake to many anglers. Caples Lake is a wonderfully serene lake in Alpine County, a lake where you can totally get away from it all. However, in order for the El ...

Bay fishing is yielding good number of halibut

Live bait, the prime bait for halibut, was supposed to be available the first of April. It didn’t happen. Week after week, no bait had been available, which meant anglers on part ...

High country beckons – and rewards

There’s nothing like a couple of weeks in the high country. The beginning of the nearly two weeks, it was warm, sometimes too warm. With temperatures in the valley breaking the c ...

Holiday weekend means crowds everywhere

The Memorial Day holiday is this weekend. It’s the prelude to summer and just about everybody will be out and about somewhere for the long, three-day weekend. Despite the econom ...

Ocean fishing opens Friday

Last year, the salmon fishery was closed altogether. This year, the ocean salmon fishery is again closed. The rock cod fishery closed in early September, effectively closing off ju ...

Fish will bite when weather improves

I recently received an email from Dale M. asking about crappie fishing at Camp Far West, a fishery that can be good. While Dale received a personal reply, the information may also ...

License, tags and applications now available

If you purchased a hunting license and any of the available big game tags last year, then you should soon be receiving your packet in the mail that will detail all big game hunting ...

AB season opened; trout opening coming

There were about 34,000 people who pursued one of the state’s most prized shellfish last year. Red Abalone. The only area off the whole California coast where abalone may be take ...

As weather, water warms, it's boating season

After a few days of rain and wind, the skies have cleared. The air is warming and the water is slowly warming. The 2009 boating season is just getting under way and just about all ...

Fly fishing movie coming to the big screen

I recently received an email from Justin Coupe from Granite Bay of Skinny Fist Productions alerting me to a movie that’s coming to the big screen that no fly angler should miss, ...

Put the honey-do's aside and go fishing

It’s definitely spring. Skies are mostly clear, snows are melting in the high country, and the air is warming. Fish are coming out of their wintertime lethargy and are more than ...

Winter storms may disrupt plans at times, but better times coming

Grasses are growing with the hum of lawn mowers going everywhere, trees are in bloom and gardens wait the new plantings. But this last weekend with some hefty winds and rains thro ...

Folsom Lake: 5 MPH speed limit has been lifted

There have been quite a number of storms the last few weeks, sometimes dumping copious amounts of rain and snow. If you take a drive in the foothills above Folsom Lake you’ll see ...