Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Freshwater Fishing

Sacramento salmon season hits peak, steelhead arrive

BY ANDY MARTIN ANDERSON – The fall king salmon season is peaking on the Sacramento River, especially near Anderson and Red Bluff, where hatchery steelhead also are arriving. The Feather River also has been fishing well for salmon. Guide Robert Weese...

Eastern Sierra: prospecting for the next big things

Also, a look at proven tactics yet to arrive up 395 MAMMOTH LAKES – For whatever reason, fringe techniques are a lot more likely find a home in brown trout fishing than they are to land in the arsenal of...

Sierra waters quick to heat up after opening

BY ERNIE COWAN JUNE LAKE — Fire closures of U.S. Forest Service lands were lifted last weekend, allowing anglers back on waters from Lone Pine to Lee Vining that had been off limits for nearly a month. While the Inyo National...

Anglers await Chetco, Smith fall kings

BROOKINGS, Ore. - Salmon are already being caught in good numbers in the Chetco River estuary, and anglers on the Smith River hope to join the action early next week if a significant storm in the forecast raises levels...

Introducing the first-annual WON Winter Troutcast at Lake Cuyamaca

Western Outdoor News is proud to announce that we have taken our highly successful Big Bear TroutfesT event format and duplicated it for an all new winter fishing event at Lake Cuyamaca December 12-13. The inaugural “Winter Troutcast” tournament will...

Playing the waiting game at Pyramid

Steep fishing and camping permit fee increases under consideration SUTCLIFFE – The west’s premier Lahontan cutthroat trout water, Pyramid Lake, was closed by the Pyramid Lake Paiute tribe shortly after the start of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s been shuttered to...

A deeper look at trolling plugs

Trolling minnow and guppy type baits is a proven strategy in fresh and saltwater BY GUNDY GUNDERSON I was on a springtime crappie trip at Lake Henshaw, a pretty little body of water in the San Diego backcountry. After a series...

California Sportfishing League exits the political arena

BY MARKO MLIKOTIN SACRAMENTO – The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been very real for all Californians.  Like many businesses that have closed their doors, this pandemic proved too costly for the California Sportfishing League (CSL) to continue operations....

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...

MOST RECENT

Daiwa expands Tatula Baitcasting Line with new Tatula 300

New TATULA 300 offers discerning anglers premium performance for fishing big baits CYPRESS – Just when you thought the in-demand Tatula reel family couldn’t get any better, Daiwa unleashes the new Tatula 300, a true 300-size reel for throwing big...

Waterfowl hunt results for Oct. 27, 2020

Teal top comp counts on opening weekend for Southern state BY JIM NIMIEC NILAND – Cinnamon and green winged teal were the top ducks shot on opening day at refuges and clubs in this southern portion of the Pacific flyway, but...

The 2021 CCA-California Sportfishing Tide Calendar now available

Coastal Conservation Association - California and Bill Varney announced this week that the 2021 CCA California Sportfishing Tide Calendar is now available at tackle stores, landings and all Turner’s Outdoorsman stores. This year’s calendar includes tides, moon phases, important...