American River

February weekend is all for youth waterfowl hunters

Hunting season is either closed or soon to close, depending on the zone to which you travel.However, the season isn’t closed for everybody. A special weekend is reserved for the ...

One of these days, lead fishing weights will go bye-bye

If you cast your line often enough, sooner or later you’re bound to get bit. You might even catch something. The same principle can be applied to lawsuits. Over the years, t ...

DFG's new process for buying a fishing license is a big hassle

Have you gone to your local sporting goods store to purchase a fishing license as a stocking stuffer for Christmas? All fishing licenses expire Dec. 31.   I went to store af ...

There is a danger to crabbing in open waters

  Have you priced fresh crab lately? It’s expensive. Last week, it was detailed in this column that you don’t need to ride on a party boat to trap a load of crab ...

Crabbing on your own is a little work but well worth it

Most anglers rely on any of the numerous party boats to get a limit of crab. Why not? The boat’s deckhand does all the work, and the angler reaps the reward of crabs in the s ...

Use ‘light’ on newly restored river stretch

Suppose you open a new stretch of river to boaters and nobody comes? After another year of light use, people are asking whether the American River in the canyon below Auburn has a ...

Man drowns rafting American River

A man in his mid 20s drowned late Monday afternoon in the South Fork of the American River during a whitewater rafting guide training. The victim, whose name is not being released ...

Strange, exotic journey for Folsom’s Historic Truss Bridge

One local bridge has crossed two rivers and traveled more than 600 miles. The Historic Steel Truss Bridge now serves as a pedestrian and bicycle crossing for the American River, b ...