Sacramento River

Save a stamp; file your hunting, fishing reports online

For a number of species, hunters have had to return tags or report cards by conventional mail. Usually, it reaches its destination; but occasionally, one is lost.The Department of ...

Waterfowl season quickly approaching, nice weather and all

Despite summer-like daytime temperatures and with hardly a cloud in sight, many hunters are eagerly awaiting the opening bell for the state’s waterfowl season.It doesn’ ...

Abalone is in high demand, but rules are tough

Abalone is, without question, one of the most prized shellfish anybody could hope to obtain.They’re a slow-growing shellfish and don’t reach maturity, the age they can be retai ...

State fires will affect some hunting opportunities

With storm systems coming from the south, lightning strikes have produced fire after fire throughout the north state this summer. Tens of thousands of acres have been affected.Whil ...

Choose your Labor Day campground carefully

Labor Day weekend is a week away, and fires in the north state are dominating the news. Some fires remain active while firefighters are containing others.Thousands of acres are bla ...

Time is now to research campsites for Labor Day weekend

The three-day Labor Day weekend used to be the last hurrah of the summer.It used to be the school year opened on Tuesday following Labor Day weekend. Today, many schools are in ful ...

Local waters open to salmon fishing July 16

No, you can’t fish local rivers year-round for salmon. As it is in ocean waters, there are season dates for salmon in rivers.On Monday, July 16, most local rivers open to all ...

Ocean salmon fishing to open May 1 in north coast waters

Horse Mountain to the Oregon border encompasses the mouth of the Klamath River region, Crescent City, Humboldt Bay and Shelter Cove.While the rest of the state’s ocean waters ...

Don’t wait; it’s time to apply for big-game hunting

If you hunted any of California’s big game last year, you should have received your copy of the “California Big Game Hunting” booklet for 2012 by now.The arrival ...

DFG offers new incentive for becoming a hunter instructor

Any person wishing to go hunting in California for the first time must attend and pass a hunter education course. That means there is a continuing need for instructors.Instructors ...

It’s time to put night crawlers out of business and use rubber worms

I’ve put off publishing any findings until I concluded numerous years of research. Now, the findings are in, and I recently presented a lecture to a fishing group with the co ...

DFG sponsors turkey hunting clinic in Gridley

The spring hunt for the state’s gobbler population is highly anticipated by a great many. We’re less than a month away from the spring season.A variety of breeds have b ...

SHARE program offers wild pig hunts at Bobcat Ranch in Yolo County

Bobcat Ranch is in Yolo County’s Vaca Mountain foothills west of Winters, just under an hour drive north on Interstate 5.The Department of Fish and Game has a little-known pr ...

Fish and Game Commission rejects DFG proposal on striped bass changes

A blue-ribbon panel that hopes to make recommendations that could make the Department of Fish and Game and Fish and Game Commission more efficient recently stated that in theory, t ...

Crawdads (mini lobsters) are fun to catch, great to eat

Some people call the little critters crawdads; others call them crayfish or mudbugs. In reality, it’s a little freshwater mini lobster.Some people use live crawdads for bait. ...