Outdoors

Building your own crab pot is easily doable

Many anglers simply pay for a ride on a party boat out of ports up and down the coast, and many of those boats offer multiple fishing opportunities on the same ride. One of the mo ...

State is starting what appears to be a hot fire season

It’s still spring, and major fires have broken out throughout the state, scorching thousands of acres. November and December were great winter-type months — good rain ...

Licenses, tags and applications now available for 2013-14

Generally, those who applied for a hunting license or deer tags last year have received the Hunting Digest by now. The magazine has statistics from all over the state from last se ...

Final regulations for 2013 salmon fishing are adopted

Ocean salmon fishing opened two weeks ago with the blessing and approval of the feds, a requirement if there’s going to be any fishing at all. The California Fish and Game Co ...

Television broadcast pioneer Bel Lange set the bar high

Bel Lange was a household fixture from the mid 1950s through the early 1980s. Those fortunate enough to have a television in those early years tuned in to then-Stockton-based KOVR ...

Archery clinic for kids to be held April 27 in Roseville

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife will co-sponsor an archery clinic for youngsters from ages of 8-17. The Youth Archery Spring Fling will be held Saturday, April 27, f ...

Ocean salmon season to open Saturday, April 6

The opening of the ocean salmon fishery is something party boats owners and operators up and down the coast look forward to. There’s just not much ocean fishing during the wi ...

Crappie are fun to catch — and eat

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to be successful fishing for crappie, and it’s probably the one reason many anglers essentially thumb their noses in even trying for ...

SMUD trout fishing derby at Rancho Seco is fun for all

Twice a year, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District sponsors a trout fishing derby at Rancho Seco Lake, 25 miles south of Sacramento. The lake is small by any standards. The p ...

Spring pig hunts offered in Yolo County; turkey season opens March 30

Yolo County is just across the river so you can go pig hunting at Bobcat Ranch on a single tank of gas. The hunts, eight of them, will be offered by the California Department of F ...