Clear Lake

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 ...

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 ...

Permit required for August hunt in wildlife area, Zone A

It’s maybe 130 miles south to the Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife area in western Merced County.That’s not so bad. I travel farther ...

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 ...

Pig hunts to be offered in Yolo County

California is home to many wild pigs, and farmers aren’t happy with the damage the porkers do in their rooting for foodstuffs. Essentially, wild pigs aren’t much more t ...

Is that a girl trout or a boy trout?

Some people who hunt and fish have a real affinity for not taking or keeping female species.The catch-and release theory for females is more prevalent by bass fishing enthusiasts, ...

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 ...

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 ...