Outdoor/Recreation

KIRBY’S KATCH

With the salmon action slowing down, Bass Jack Naves and I traveled down to the Sacramento River side of the Delta to get in more of the incredible striper action that’s be ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

Come on, fess’ up. We’ve all had those days on the water. Skunked; aka the striped kitty, nada, zilch, lockjaw, … these are just a few of the terms to describe c ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

It’s getting harder to find a comprehensive source for local fishing reports. I have to hit several sites to get an overall picture of what’s happening.  So after ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

We had just started our second pass downstream when one rod started shaking and line started peeling off with a familiar zzz-zz-zz sound. “It’s a fish!” I shoute ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

I heard that distinctive zzzzzz coming from my reel as I jumped up to pull the rod out of the rod holder. “Let it run!” yelled our captain. “It’s a BIG one ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

As always happens this time of year, the fishing action is dominated by anglers chasing the fall run of chinook salmon. Since the inland season opened this month, there has been a ...

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 ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

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 ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

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 ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

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 ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

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 ...

KIRBY'S KATCH

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 ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

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. ...

KIRBY’S KATCH

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, ...