Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

Eastern Sierra fires restrict anglers but not bite

BY ERNIE COWAN BRIDGEPORT — It’s finally happened. The crowds of trophy rainbows stocked in Eastern Sierra lakes and streams have started to bite. Stories about the death of fishing were exaggerated and untrue, thanks to the efforts of Mono and...

Sierra trout fishing suffers another hit

BY ERNIE COWAN BISHOP — Just when the trout bite was heating up and the massive summer crowds were thinning out, the U.S. Forest Service has shut down all activity from Lone Pine to Walker because of extreme fire danger. Most...

Sierra trout hunting: Gettin’ real

BY ERNIE COWAN MAMMOTH LAKES — Call it the “new normal,” but clearly the folks catching fish in the Eastern Sierra have figured out that things have changed, and you can’t expect to fill stringers like you used to. For now,...

Second biggest catfish of the year nabbed at Jennings: 72.7 pounds!

BY BLAKE WARREN LAKESIDE – Nighttime is the right time, or at least it was this past Friday evening for anglers Russell Bradley and Nikki Snyder, who managed to subdue a massive blue catfish at Lake Jennings going 72 pounds,...

Eastern Sierra: The haves and have nots!

BY ERNIE COWAN BRIDGEPORT — Eastern Sierra trout fishing this year is a tale of two seasons. Many will tell you that it’s a waste of time, while lots of other anglers with huge smiles will be gushing about “it’s never...

Upper Owens River: where there’s never a trout shortage

WON On-the-Spot MAMMOTH LAKES – With friends already posted up in the Eastern Sierra, I shot up 395 to pile on for the final few days of a three-family RV-camping caravan. Despite having three decades of Sierra trout fishing in...

Lake Wohlford gives up double-digit bass

ESCONDIDO – Anglers are still taking advantage of the final catfish plant that went into Lake Wohlford on July 31, but bass fishing continues to trend in the right direction and that was exemplified by a 10-plus pounder that...

AB 3030 passes State Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee

Moves on the Senate Appropriations Committee SACRAMENTO - On a vote of 6-2 that fell along party lines, the California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee approved Assembly Bill 3030 despite overwhelming opposition from the sportfishing community. AB 3030 now...

Sierra anglers catching bigs

BY ERNIE COWAN MAMMOTH LAKES — Summer crowds in the Eastern Sierra have been larger than ever this year, and efforts by county governments, private landings and local trout organizations have kept waters well stocked with trophy fish. And they are...

AB 3030 California Senate hearing delayed

Rescheduled for August 12th, 2020 SACRAMENTO -- The California Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee adjourned today without hearing Assembly Bill 3030. The committee is now scheduled to take the matter up on August 12, 2020. The committee’s agenda included hearings on...

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Long range: Longer fall trips on the docket

Ridge high spots produce good catches of wahoo, yellowfin, yellowtail, and dorado BY GUNDY GUNDERSON SAN DIEGO — The long range fleet embarked on a stretch of longer fall trips finding good mixed-bag fishing mostly on the high spots that make...

Tips for taking more corbina

Small things are large matters when pursuing this wily gamefish BY GUNDY GUNDERSON Corbina is rarely a fish that you catch one after the other. It is a fish where most bites are earned. Earned through execution, diligence, patience and persistence....

St. Croix brings Triumph to inshore anglers

ALL-NEW Triumph Inshore spinning and casting collection for 2021 are the specialized rods coastal anglers have been asking for PARK FALLS, Wisc. – Inshore angling techniques are as varied as the coastal waters themselves. All have unique habitats, ecosystems, weather,...