george devilbiss

Fall forecast not great for salmon action

With only limited exceptions, all salmon fishing has been closed for a couple of years.   There was no commercial or recreational ocean salmon fishing and there was no rive ...

Second summer holiday weekend could be a busy one

Storms have ceased and the weather has warmed.   With the looming Fourth of July holiday, expect roads to be crowded as weekend campers and daily recreationists alike all h ...

Winds making life interesting for boaters

Strong winds, especially from the north, make it extremely difficult to control a boat, especially in the lower RPM ranges, such as when you’re trolling. They can kick out ne ...

The end to long truck rides for baby salmon

For quite a few years, after artificially-spawned salmon eggs hatch into the next generation of salmon, Department of Fish and Game hatchery personnel have a numbers problem. &nbs ...

Expect full campgrounds for Memorial Day weekend

The Memorial Day weekend holiday is a major getaway camping weekend for many families. Some go fishing. Some do nothing more than kick back and enjoy the great out of doors and ...

Uncertain weather impacting fishing conditions

TROUT OPENER LAST WEEKEND ONLY HO-HUM Fishing for trout in the state’s hundreds of miles of streams opened to anglers last weekend, but for the most part it was nothing to write ...

Expect a season of pests

With so much late rain this year, there has not been enough heat or north winds to dry up the large amounts of standing water.   As the weather warms, that means pesky critt ...

The latest from Eagle Lake and Spaulding Tract

It’s been reported here numerous times that there’s a drain pipe continuously draining water from Lassen County’s Eagle Lake, a region which is controlled by the Bureau of La ...

Offshore salmon fishing makes its return this weekend

I’ve been waiting to say this for a long time and I don’t think anybody saw it coming. The Department of Fish and Game recently announced that the ocean salmon fishery will ...

Turkey hunters gearing up for the weekend

It’s a hunting season anxiously awaited for by many of California’s hunters after being cooped up indoors for the winter, a sure sign that winter is officially all but ...