Outdoor/Recreation

KIRBY’S KATCH

After getting cooked by the high heat while on local lakes, I just had to get up to Stampede Reservoir last week to see if the hot kokanee bite was still on. I can say unequivocall ...

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Beat the heat by going high and visiting our area’s beautiful lakes for stunning scenery and fine fishing. Here are some family favorites. Fuller lake This little lake is o ...

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It looks like we are settling into the usual summer pattern these days with the valley heat coming on and the local waterways getting congested with recreational enthusiasts. Plent ...

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Memorial Day was the annual kickoff for the summer boating season, so in the interest of keeping peace at the launch ramp, I thought I’d throw out some suggestions on how to ...

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The subject of catch-and-release is an ongoing debate within the fishing community and it heats up every year during the season for striped bass. Reports showing guys holding up hu ...

Try trolling flies for trout and kings

Using flies for trout is certainly not a new idea. Besides the conventional image of a guy in waders slinging almost weightless offerings of feathers, some shore anglers have long ...

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Every angler would love to be able to pinpoint the exact times during the days when fish are on the chomp. It sure would make things a lot easier, right? I suspect bite-time theor ...

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Last year was a tough one for anglers targeting land-locked king salmon at Lake Oroville. The most common theory was the entire system was disrupted by the failure at the spillway. ...

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) posted on their website a call to look out for an invasive population of nutria (Myocastor coypus). Native to South America, ...

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We seem to be in some weird in-between zone right now, with daytime temperatures getting up into spring areas, but still go low at night. It’s made for some strange outings, ...

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The Nor Cal Fish Whisperers Tournament is a collection of anglers creating a family friendly community of fisherman devoted to sharing techniques, pictures, and fishing reports in ...

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“Long-term systemic failure” was the phrase used by an independent team of forensic investigators who were hired to report on the near catastrophic collapse at Oroville ...

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After my last couple of unsuccessful trout trips to Collins Lake, I started targeting bass, just to get some kind of action. It turns out that bass can, in fact, be caught when the ...

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I love fishing at Lake Oroville, and up until the collapse of the overflow section last year, my favorite launch ramp was the main ramp at the spillway. It’s easily accessibl ...

Life Time Roseville 5K New Year’s Day

Life Time in Roseville is holding a 5k run on New Year’s Day. Called the Commitment Day 5K, the run is open to the public and starts at 10 a.m. The family-friendly ...