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  • California DFW Raids Fish Killing Pot Grows

    Fish Sniffer Staff | FishSniffer.com
    Sunday at 6:25 PM

    Officers from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently participated in a large-scale, multi-agency operation to address the devastating effects of illegal marijuana cultivation on fish, wildlife and the environment in northern California’s watersheds.

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  • Back Bouncing For Salmon

    Mike McNeilly | FishSniffer.com
    Sunday at 6:12 PM

    There is nothing like feeling the rhythmic thump of your sinker as you slowly walk it downstream with the current.

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  • Trolling Plastic Grubs for Trout

    Cal Kellogg | FishSniffer.com
    Friday at 8:41 AM

    When the trout are inactive and lethargic, slowing down can pay big dividends and this is when a slow troll with a soft plastic grub can save the day.

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  • Restrictions Placed on Fishing Hours

    Fish Sniffer Staff | FishSniffer.com
    Wednesday at 10:42 AM

    The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has curtailed fishing hours on most of Oregon’s rivers to avoid additional stress on native fish already suffering from high water temperatures and low stream flows from this year’s drought.

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  • Floating Worms For Reservoir Trout

    Cal Kellogg | FishSniffer.com
    Wednesday at 7:39 AM

    Traditionally speaking, when it comes to using worms for bait, worms and trout fishing go together like fried chicken and potato salad on the 4th of July! Yet it seems like every year I encounter fewer and fewer trout anglers employing worms.

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  • East Bay Report- Cooler Water Prevails

    Dan Bacher | FishSniffer.com
    07/21/2015

    Cool water seems to be the ticket to good fishing in East Bay Lakes and Reservoirs.

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  • The California DFW Spec Ops Unit

    Fish Sniffer Staff | FishSniffer.com
    07/21/2015

    The Special Operations Unit (SOU) of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife was formed for the purpose of investigating, infiltrating and apprehending those who steal California’s natural resources for profit.

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  • 'Roe'ing Your Way To River Run King Salmon

    Herb Kline | FishSniffer.com
    07/20/2015

    Ocean going chinook salmon may not be simple to locate, but are fairly simple to catch. Once kings hit the river they are a different critter entirely.

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  • Spinners And Spoons For River Kings

    Cal Kellogg | FishSniffer.com
    07/17/2015

    Spinners and spoons will take river salmon wherever salmon are found from the bountiful rivers of Alaska all the way down the Pacific Coast to the Feather and American Rivers.

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  • Cub Scouts and Friends Bay Fishing Adventure

    Wes Ward | FishSniffer.com
    07/16/2015

    A group of Cub Scouts and their Friends hopped aboard the Sea Wolf on a San Francisco Bay Fishing Adventure of a lifetime.

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  • The Changing Face Of Crankbait Fishing

    Fish Sniffer Staff | FishSniffer.com
    07/15/2015

    Berkley® Hardbaits are new for 2016, but the concept began four years ago. Transforming the idea from napkin scribbles into action required the creation of sophisticated CAD designs and intricate molds to form an engineering facility rivaling any high-tech facility found around the world.

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  • Rod, Reel & Line For Trout Trolling

    Cal Kellogg | FishSniffer.com
    07/15/2015

    There is no doubt that a variety of different rod, reel and line combinations will work for trout trolling. I’ve spent decades trolling for trout and the gear I use has changed quite a bit.

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  • Okuma Azores Spinning Reel Line Grows

    Fish Sniffer Staff | FishSniffer.com
    07/14/2015

    The Azores spinning reel platform has set new standards.

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  • CA DFW Considers Slashing Sturgeon Fishing

    Fish Sniffer Staff | FishSniffer.com
    07/14/2015

    Because many sturgeon anglers fail to submit their sturgeon fishing report cards and data from report cards is very important, new harvest restrictions or restrictions on the sale of the report cards may be required to address uncertainty attributable to uncooperative sturgeon anglers.

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  • Field Report: Sacramento River Wild Trout

    Fish Sniffer Staff | FishSniffer.com
    07/10/2015

    The Wild Rainbow Trout fishing has been great the past month.

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  • Trolling With Power Bait & Gulp! Minnows

    Cal Kellogg | FishSniffer.com
    07/10/2015

    As most avid trollers know, rolling shad is one of the best ways to catch big trout and landlocked kings, yet shad can be tough to obtain, store and rig and they are not legal to use at many of our lakes. This is where Berkley Minnows, either Power Bait minnows or Gulp! minnows come in.

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  • American River Hatchery Fish Evacuation

    Fish Sniffer Staff | FishSniffer.com
    07/10/2015

    With a fourth year of extreme drought conditions reducing the cold water supply available, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is moving fish out of the American River and Nimbus hatcheries for the second year in a row.

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  • California DFW Awards Poacher Prosecutors

    Fish Sniffer Staff | FishSniffer.com
    07/09/2015

    The California Fish and Game Commission recently recognized three prosecutors for their exemplary dedication to the prosecution of wildlife crimes.

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  • Mouth Watering Sturgeon!

    Cal Kellogg | FishSniffer.com
    07/09/2015

    White sturgeon provides excellent table fare, yet this is a subject I’ve spent zero time discussing. Here are a couple of my favorite ways to prepare sturgeon for the table:

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  • Field Report:Golden Gate

    Fish Sniffer Staff | FishSniffer.com
    07/06/2015

    Incredible fishing in the Golden Gate!!!

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  • Rigging Up With Dodgers

    Cal Kellogg | FishSniffer.com
    07/06/2015

    Dodgers help impart action on a lure to entice a strike when rigged correctly.

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  • CA DFW Trout Plant Schedule July 2015

    Fish Sniffer Staff | FishSniffer.com
    07/06/2015

    Want to catch some trout? Here is where the California DFW will be conducting stocking operations in the next several days.

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  • Marshmallow Trout!

    Cal Kellogg | FishSniffer.com
    07/03/2015

    What was the old timer’s secret for accomplishing this feat of floatation? Marshmallows!

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  • Valley Lake Reports

    Dan Bacher | FishSniffer.com
    07/02/2015

    Bass, Catfish, and Panfish become primary targets as the summer heat rises in the Valley.

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  • Troll Fast For Trout And Kings!

    Herb Kline | FishSniffer.com
    07/02/2015

    Fishing is like a lot of situations in life in that there are often multiple answers that are right and wrong and what’s doing the job today, isn’t necessarily going to fill the bill tomorrow.

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