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Spring Trout

Here we are firmly into spring with the promise of warmer and longer days. California is recovering from a long drought and many of the lakes are at full pool. The streams will be flowing with water...

 

2017 forecast for fishing

It appears that my retirement from writing was short lived. I have been asked to continue writing the fishing articles and I have accepted the request. Now that I no longer own Treasures eConsignment...

 

Early Fall Fishing

Fall is an awesome time of the year for fishing, whether you are heading for a mountain stream or to the lake. Even the surf fishing at the beach can be great. Whatever your choice or method one...

 

Scents and the Angler

A fish’s survival depends on its keen senses, including hearing, sight, movement, touch, taste, and smell. Anglers pay a great deal of attention to this sensory world too, such as the visual qualiti...

 

Catch and release

Summer is upon us and the kids are out of school, vacation time is here and perhaps some time to go fishing. One of the least talked about subjects when it comes to angling is proper catch and...

 

Spring Beach Fishing

If you are thinking it’s time to jump in the RV and head to the beach for a few days or just take a day trip to the sand and surf, fishing will be getting under way soon. The recent storms have...

 

New year, new ways

I would like to wish all of you a happy, prosperous, and healthy new year! It has been a whirlwind of a year, many challenges have come, and gone, some successfully met, while others still need work....

 

Smallmouth bass

If you are the type of fisherperson who likes a challenge now and then but aren’t sure what to fish for, I would probably suggest Smallmouth Bass. Why you might ask? For many dyed-in-the-wool...

 

Summertime striper fishing

This is one of the great times of the year to be at any of Southern California’s premier lakes that hold large quantities of striper. Castaic, Pyramid and Silver wood, to name a few, are great for...

 

At ease fishing

While out at the lake a couple of weeks ago it was busy with people barbequing, swimming, and as always a few folks fishing. I always take a few minutes to watch what others are doing to see if...

 

Sierra trout time

Here we are again, its spring and the Sierra Trout season is in full swing. DFG did their trout plants last fall giving the latest arrivals the full fall and winter to adapt and grow. If you...

 

Spring challenges

I know that many of us are looking forward to a season of fishing now that old man winter is behind us, or at least we hope. When I look forward to a new season I think about the new places or new spe...

 

A new year, a new list!

Wow, we are off and running with a New Year and January is already a memory. I don’t normally do New Years resolutions. I would rather take time to reflect on the things I wanted to do last year...

 

Late Fall Fishing

As I was driving this morning here in Tehachapi, I happened to notice a few of the trees changing into their fall colors. I thought wow, the Sierra trout season will soon be closing (November 15)...

 

Why Do We Fish?

This month I thought I would depart from the “how to” and “what to do or not to do” to something perhaps a little more philosophical. Why do we fish? I started thinking about my own past and...

 

Scents and the Angler

A fish’s survival depends on its keen senses, including hearing, sight, movement, touch, taste and smell. Anglers pay a great deal of attention to this sensory world too, such as the visual...

 

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