San Pablo Bay

Now is the time to replace — and properly dispose of — your fishing line

For as long as there’s been fishing line, it has been discarded along the waterways. Before the invention of monofilament lines, anglers used cotton-type line. It didn&rsquo ...

Hunters now need to file deer tag reports online

Most hunters, after they bag a deer, take the animal to a butcher shop to be cut and wrapped. One of the first things the butcher shop would ask for is a filled-out tag and your h ...

Rainbow, German brown trout can get trophy big at Lake Almanor

Lake Almanor. What a tremendous body of water.It’s the second-largest manmade lake in California to Shasta and the largest manmade lake in the state with an earthen dam. Ther ...

Waterfowl season quickly approaching, nice weather and all

Despite summer-like daytime temperatures and with hardly a cloud in sight, many hunters are eagerly awaiting the opening bell for the state’s waterfowl season.It doesn’ ...

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 ...

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 ...

Want milder tasting trout? Try removing the scales

I fish for just about anything that swims, and I eat just about every kind of fish I catch.First and foremost, I’m a trout fisherman. From not long after I could walk, my dad ...

Fish and Game Commission rejects DFG proposal on striped bass changes

A blue-ribbon panel that hopes to make recommendations that could make the Department of Fish and Game and Fish and Game Commission more efficient recently stated that in theory, t ...

Having trouble submitting steelhead, sturgeon report cards on DFG site? Then mail them in

The deadline for returning mandated steelhead and sturgeon report cards was Jan. 31.If you didn’t submit them, you’ll receive a note from the Department of Fish and Gam ...

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 ...

Anglers are asked to help in survival of sturgeon

Sturgeon are big fish, a specie that dates to prehistoric times. It’s a fish that certainly won’t win any beauty contests. In fact, they’re quite ugly.It’s ...

Turns out there’s no fix for Eagle Lake — for now

Two years ago, the Bureau of Land Management held hearings about the possibility of closing a source of water drain from Eagle Lake, a large section of pipe called the Bly Tunnel.E ...

Is that a girl trout or a boy trout?

Some people who hunt and fish have a real affinity for not taking or keeping female species.The catch-and release theory for females is more prevalent by bass fishing enthusiasts, ...

Mosquitoes will be out in force this year

With so much rain this past winter, there are massive amounts of standing water just about everywhere. And, there hasn’t been enough heat or north wind to dry it up.That means pe ...

Hook a sturgeon, and you're in for one thrilling fight

Really, there’s nothing to sturgeon fishing. But once you get one hooked, a sturgeon can provide the thrill of a tremendous fight on your hands.There’s effective sturge ...