outdoors

Fish and Game staff will prowl rivers checking salmon

There was all but a total collapse of salmon numbers a mere five years ago. Fishing for salmon in the ocean and river systems was closed.Salmon numbers have rebounded since then. S ...

Mark your calendar: Free fishing day is July 7

When you think of the Fourth of July holiday, you think of what? Fireworks? Camping? Water recreation? Barbecues?All of the above certainly apply. But many years ago, the state Leg ...

Ocean salmon fishing to open May 1 in north coast waters

Horse Mountain to the Oregon border encompasses the mouth of the Klamath River region, Crescent City, Humboldt Bay and Shelter Cove.While the rest of the state’s ocean waters ...

Spring turkey season opens March 31

Beginning Saturday, March 31, gobbler hunters again can prowl the backcountry in pursuit of traditional Thanksgiving table fare. The season continues through May 6.Shooting hours a ...

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 ...

Offshore salmon fishing makes its return this weekend

I’ve been waiting to say this for a long time and I don’t think anybody saw it coming. The Department of Fish and Game recently announced that the ocean salmon fishery will ...

Turkey hunters gearing up for the weekend

It’s a hunting season anxiously awaited for by many of California’s hunters after being cooped up indoors for the winter, a sure sign that winter is officially all but ...