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Waterfowl season is on the horizon

The far, northern reaches of California – Northeastern Zone – opened for waterfowl hunting on Oct. 10, the second Saturday of the month. While some local, truly die-hard waterf ...

Local fishing yields year-round results

Some weather prognosticators are saying it’s going to be a dry winter for Northern California, but if the last couple of storms are any indication of the future, that may not be ...

Tips to help the lost hunter

Every year it happens. A large search party gets launched to search for a hunter that crossed a ridge, lost his orientation, and can’t figure out where he is and how to get back ...

A guide to enhance your fishing experience

Hunters, especially those headed to areas outside of California, commonly utilize the services of hunting guides. They have the knowledge of the area, they’re familiar with the c ...

Patience and experience the keys to fishing success

A reader recently emailed to ask if I’d be willing to act as a guide for him in order for him to gain some experience. He said he isn’t experiencing a great deal of success and ...

Nimbus salmon festival is no-go this year

Citing both budget and staff cuts, state furloughs and the overall economic conditions the Department of Fish and Game along with their partners and sponsors has announced that the ...

Things to avoid when maintaining your boat

No matter the size of the boat, for most people it is a very big investment. You do almost daily upkeep and maintenance on your home for both pride and to maximize its value for ...

Labor Day weekend a great time to go fishing

I didn’t believe the cool down and weather break we had a couple weeks ago would be the only weather break the area would experience prior to the dove hunting season opener, and ...

Lice-covered trout are not what they appear to be

Your rod takes a dive and the battle is on. When you dip your net into the water and net the fish, you wonder what you actually caught. It fought like a fish. It looks like a fish ...

Ready for dove season?

I have tracked the weather patterns for many, many years. While August is one of our hottest months, every year the local area experiences some form of a welcomed weather break, an ...

Fishing Discovery Park by night

Down near Discovery Park is not a place you want to be during the daylight hours. There are just a lot of swimmers and water recreationists out there roiling the waters. Once the s ...

Labor Day weekend marks end of summer recreation

The first of September marks the start of the final summer holiday of the season, the Labor Day weekend, a highly popular time for camping before all the gear is stashed, stowed an ...

Fishing survives the summer heat

The summer heat has set in and on some fronts, fishing has settled into the doldrums. On many waterways, water recreationists seem to dominate. But if you pick and choose carefully ...

Fishing the Bay - on the Dawn at dawn

Berkeley is what, an hour and a half drive? When the alarm started going off at 3:15 a.m., the groans were obvious. But, when you want to fish for and hopefully catch halibut or st ...

2009 big game drawing complete

Did you remember to file your application with the Department of Fish and Game for any of the “X” zone deer hunts or any of the special hunts including antelope, elk or big hor ...