outdoors

Salmon fishery doubtful for 2010

For a couple of years now, there has been no offshore salmon fishery for any recreational, sport anglers or for the state’s numerous commercial fishermen. In fact, there has been ...

New fishing regulations begin this month

The fishing regulations booklet you may have stashed somewhere might just be a little out of date.   Each year, on March 1, new regulations adopted by the California Fish a ...

Getting ready for turkey season

The spring turkey hunting season in California has become enormously popular. But, the success rate of turkey hunters can be pretty much like fishing success, where 10 percent of t ...

DFG looking to expand bear and elk hunts

Looking to someday feast on elk steaks or a big bear roast? It could be a little more possible with expanding hunt proposals by the Department of Fish and Game for both species. ...

Hunting clinics this Saturday

Wild Turkey: A free one-day clinic will be offered in Manteca for any person wanting to learn many of the nuances to hunting this wild, wily bird. The clinic will be held from 1 ...

Drought still not over, sturgeon are biting

A solid week or two of some downright nasty weather dropped copious amounts of rain and snows. Does that mean the three-year drought is over? According to the water experts, not ha ...

Protect that investment in your boat

It doesn’t much matter if your boat is made from aluminum or fiberglass and it doesn’t matter how big it is, combine the cost of that boat with the motor and the trailer it sit ...

Winter weather pattern brings on the ice fishing

So far this winter, we’ve had it pretty easy. There have been a lot more blue skies than there has been adverse weather. Chilly? It has been that, but the lack of rainfall in t ...

Salmon river run small again this year

Despite hopes of a return to normal salmon quantities, counts at the Nimbus hatchery and all hatcheries that feed salmon to the Sacramento River, are dismally low. It is feared th ...

Showtime again for outdoor enthusiasts

The International Sportsmen’s Expo, held annually at Sacramento’s Cal Expo fairgrounds, comes at just the right time of year. It’s a time when just about every outdoors-orien ...

Storms arrive just in time for waterfowl hunters

The storm doors have finally opened and while the rains and snows that have hit so far hardly put a dent in what’s needed, at least it’s a start. Waterfowl Hunting There’s ...

A fishing license to celebrate the season

At the end of the day on Wednesday, Dec. 31, your 2009 fishing license will no longer be valid. It has become an annual tradition in our family for us to get not only my fishing l ...

Lawmakers repeal fishing enhancement stamp requirement

The stamp that is currently required as an attachment to your fishing license, previously known as the Striper Stamp, and more recently named the Delta Bay Enhancement, will not be ...

Waterfowl are here, but where's the foul weather?

With the storms that have gone through states such as Oregon and Washington lately, ducks and geese are moving in big numbers into California regions, where most will take up resid ...

More than one way to catch your turkey

After last week’s column announcing the opening of some bird seasons, including turkeys, along with some hints and tips about hunting methods, one reader was quick to inform me t ...