American River

Deadline application for special hunts is June 2

If you’ve procrastinated and haven’t bought your 2012-13 hunting license and applied for any of the state’s special hunts, time is running out. The Department of ...

Great fishing at Almanor: state's second-largest manmade lake

Lake Almanor sits at 4,500-feet elevation, at the foot of Mount Lassen. At its widest point, Lake Almanor is 13 miles wide and six miles long.While it’s the second-largest ma ...

Boats: Blowing out gas fumes is a must; having a fire extinguisher is a must-have

The sky has cleared. We’ve had some breezy days, but those, too, have decreased.The honey-do list grows, the garden gets planted, the lawn mowed, and people are eager to get ...

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 ...

Ocean salmon fishing to open May 1 in north coast waters

Horse Mountain to the Oregon border encompasses the mouth of the Klamath River region, Crescent City, Humboldt Bay and Shelter Cove.While the rest of the state’s ocean waters ...

DFG offers new incentive for becoming a hunter instructor

Any person wishing to go hunting in California for the first time must attend and pass a hunter education course. That means there is a continuing need for instructors.Instructors ...

Bly Tunnel valve at Eagle Lake is shut and locked

For years, water has flowed from the Bly Tunnel at Eagle Lake, feeding Willow Creek. There is and has not been a fishery at Willow Creek. The water that flowed down primarily was u ...

Crawdads (mini lobsters) are fun to catch, great to eat

Some people call the little critters crawdads; others call them crayfish or mudbugs. In reality, it’s a little freshwater mini lobster.Some people use live crawdads for bait. ...

International Sportsmen’s Expo opens Thursday

It’s always a crowded event. The annual International Sportsmen’s Expo at Cal Expo couldn’t come at a more ideal time, when most outdoors-oriented people are wrac ...

Application deadline near for Joice Island Unit pig hunt

The deadline for applying for a spot to hunt pigs in Solano County’s Joice Island Unit of the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area is fast approaching. A number of hunts are being of ...