fishing

Boating, fishing, camping: Memorial Day weekend approaches

Memorial Day weekend is approaching, when families enjoy three days to get away, camp, fish and have fun.Campgrounds near and far, from the refreshing salt air coastal regions up t ...

International Sportsmen’s Expo still growing

It’s mid cold season time, when cabin fever has set in and we’re tired of sitting around and dreaming of things to do in the great out-of-doors.Regular-season football ...

Sturgeon fishing requires patience, but the meat is worth the wait and work

Despite its size and the fact it wouldn’t win any beauty contest, sturgeon offers some of the finest-tasting table fare.We caught a 40-pounder in the Napa River one late afte ...

River salmon opener looking bleak

After several long years, Chinook salmon fishing returns on a full-blown basis to the Sacramento, American and Feather Rivers on Saturday. That’s the exciting news. Much less th ...

Mercury-contaminated fish flop onto local tables

Many local fisherman and their families are chowing down on fish, and unsafe amounts of mercury, from the Sierra Nevada region, according to a study released by The Sierra Fund. ...

Water, sunshine bring out stripers, shad

It’s amazing what a little water will do for ya! All the Central Valley rivers are still running extremely high at the moment and that has been an absolute godsend for our fi ...

Throw the big one back, then go get your trophy

When he initially set the hook and cried “fish on,” I thought Auburn’s Dale Milam was snagged. We were drifting quickly downstream and the rod was so doubled over that it see ...

Fish and Game patrols aim to keep humans, wildlife in line

From bears targeted by international poaching rings in the woods near Foresthill to undersized fish on an angler’s line at a lake near Auburn, the Department of Fish and Game is ...

New store plans welcome for visitors

Black Bear Outdoors will hold a grand opening party and sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at 3587 Taylor Road, across from the Blue Goose. The outdoor shop will provid ...

North, to Alaska?

Judging by the number of emails I've been receiving lately, there are a lot of folks out there looking to do some fishing in Alaska this summer. No big surprise, considering how it ...