Folsom Lake

Abalone dying along Sonoma County coast

Divers plying the waters off the Sonoma County coastline in search of one of the most prized items anybody can put on the dinner table — abalone — are reporting dead or ...

Last summer holiday weekend: A real hurrah, fish for free

It used to be that schools fired up after Labor Day weekend. That allowed families to have a full getaway weekend for the holiday.Although it’s still a three-day weekend for ...

DFG tries to reintroduce Lahontan Cutthroat to Lake Tahoe

The Department of Fish and Game hopes to reestablish a population of the true native Lahontan Cutthroat trout in Lake Tahoe, and 70,000 young fish made a big splashdown about a mon ...

Bait fish, minnow population down in Lake Tahoe

The largest freshwater lake in the United States is partly in California. We share that lake with Nevada. It’s Lake Tahoe.People come from all over the world to see the lake. It' ...

DFG offers three types of wildlife areas to visit

Last week, in describing changes in the Department of Fish and Game’s check-in at the state’s Type-A wildlife areas, some people asked, “What are the different type of wildli ...

Check stations will change for 2011-12 waterfowl hunt

It’s hard to think about donning long johns, thick camo and raingear this time of year, when the temperature is back and forth around 100 degrees. And yes, it’s still some mont ...

Lake Almanor, and its trophy fishing, beckons

As a youngster, I remember often getting away with the family. Mostly it was weekend trips, but occasionally, a week outing occurred. You’d find a likely spot and, with the vehic ...

Hunting licenses, tags, applications now available

Hunting licenses expire at the end of June each year. Any hunting after that requires a new license.To purchase tags and applications for any of the state’s special hunts, yo ...

Fed sets final season dates for offshore salmon fishery

All fishing in offshore waters is totally controlled by the federal government, specifically, the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. This agency sets, for example, the season da ...

Did you clean your boat at the end of last season?

Did you really get down and clean your boat before the winter storms dropped in on us? Many anglers don’t do that thorough cleaning, thinking there’s still one more trip in the ...