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5.5 Lb. Rainbow

by TWIN LAKES RESORT STAFF
Bob Imes from Incline Village NV, at 85 years old still “slayin it” with a 5lb 8oz rainbow trolling a wooly bugger.
(More...) (Friday, May 24, 2019)

Stocking at McGee Creek Today

by MCGEE CREEK RV PARK STAFF
The sun is shining and the creek is stocked! It's going to be a beautiful day!  OVER 100lbs were dropped!
(More...) (Friday, May 24, 2019)

Chomp chomp chomp!

by MIKE RESCINO / Lovely Martha Sportfishing
5/24/19 today we had another fabulous 1/2 day on the bay!! We caught 33 halibut to 12lbs for 17 anglers!! We have lots of room SUNDAY, MONDAY and EVERYDAY NEXT WEEK for a 1/2 day halibut/bass trip. We have lots
(More...) (Friday, May 24, 2019)

Mountain Lion Depredation? Q & A

by CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE
Question: I live on a farm in the hills of Vacaville. If I witness a mountain lion chasing and devouring one of my goats in my herd, can I shoot and kill it on the spot? How about if I
(More...) (Friday, May 24, 2019)

Can You Still Catch and Release Macks After Catching a Limit?

by CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE
Question:  When fishing for mackinaw trout on Lake Tahoe, how is it legal to clearly video yourself catching six fish but then giving them away to your buddies? The limit for macks is two fish, but in this video the person keeps
(More...) (Friday, May 24, 2019)

Rockfish and Lingcod Are on The Bite

by ALLEN BUSHNELL / Santa Cruz Sportfishing
Once again, Monterey Bay anglers have been frustrated by poor weather conditions. This latest storm included rain, high winds and a rare northwest swell forecast to include swells of up to 20 feet in some areas. Still, boats managed to get
(More...) (Friday, May 24, 2019)

Caples Lake Update

by DOUG BUSEY / Carson Now
The lake has slush and ice on it and should be clear soon. The resort is trying to open its door for the season, but got another blast of snow last week. Carry chains if you venture up over Carson
(More...) (Friday, May 24, 2019)

Lake is Thawing

by DOUG BUSEY / Carson Now
The lake is thawing and refreezing some nights. But not enough to ice fish. There is still snow around the lake and use caution around the shore while walking close to the shore.
(More...) (Friday, May 24, 2019)

Indian Creek Reservoir Fishing Report

by DOUG BUSEY / Carson Now
Remember that the campground only has pre-reserved spots now. They only have one drop in available in the RV and tent areas. The CDFW planted the lake two weeks ago. Alpine county planted the lake last Sunday with nice catchable rainbows
(More...) (Friday, May 24, 2019)

River is Raging

by DOUG BUSEY / Carson Now
The river is raging through the canyon from Sorensons to Woodfords. I would recommend to stay away from that area.  Alpine County has planted the river from Blue Lakes road  down to just above Sorensons resort. Keep an eye out
(More...) (Friday, May 24, 2019)

River is Running High But Fishable

by DOUG BUSEY / Carson Now
The river was running a little high, but fishable. Alpine County planted 4000 lbs of rainbow trout over the last couple weeks. There are a some tagged trout that were put in by the Alpine County Chamber of Commerce that
(More...) (Friday, May 24, 2019)

Commercial Rock Crab Fishery Opens from Cape Mendocino to Humboldt Bay

by CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE
Following the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today that it will be opening the commercial rock crab fishery from near Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County (40° 30.00’ N. Lat.) north to the Humboldt Bay entrance at
(More...) (Thursday, May 23, 2019)

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