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BREAKING NEWS

Lauren Breault with a limit of lingcod caught Sunday on the Sea Wolf (Emeryville)
Party Boat Scores for Sunday, Oct. 19

Here are the Party Boat scores for Sunday, Oct. 19

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Load of trout going into Lake Chabot
Trout Plants: Oct. 20 through Oct. 24

The following lakes, rivers, streams and ponds this week will receive plants of catchable trout from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife:

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20 pound salmon from the upper Klamath caught with guide Scott Caldwell
Best Bites: Oct. 16 through Oct. 22

The first prolonged cooling of fall will change conditions and snap fish out of late summer doldrums. Water temps will drop, improving river salmon fishing, reservoir trout fishing and the Delta striper bite. There are some productive endeavors awaiting with or without the weather change. Those include Sacramento River salmon, Pyramid Lake cutthroat, Upper Klamath salmon and San Luis Reservoir stripers. Here are this week’s Best Bites:

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A limit of lingcod caught this summer on the New Huck Finn (Emeryville). Next year the limit goes to three fish.
Epic lingcod action this year, larger limits next year

It’s not your imagination, the 2014 season has provided the best ling cod fishing in decades.

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Fishing the North Coast

My favorite time of the year is finally here. The season’s first storms are peppering the North Coast, and rivers like the Eel, Smith, and Checto are beginning to fill with much-needed water. The late fall king salmon, who’ve been waiting patiently in the their estuaries, are ready to charge upriver towards their final spawning destinations.

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The Umbrella Rig analyzed: Hype or Happening
Ish Monroe breaks down the impact of the A-rig

It's been a couple of years since bass anglers around the country have heard the cry of Alabama rig domination.  Much has happened with this branded bait as well as all the other umbrella rig style lures that inundated the bass fishing scene since its explosion.  We recently took a look at the lure with two-tour pro and Delta local Ish Monroe to see if they hype has lived up to the happenings.

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Salmon in the headlines in News and Notes

Salmon are in the news again this week with special measures being taken to aid spawning at Nimbus Hatchery; discussions about how to aid or not aid salmon on the Tuolumne; flows being cut on the American now to help salmon later; and salmon are in the Eel now that there’s water again. Here are this week’s news and notes …

 

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Double-digit bass highlights Delta bass tourney

A common goal of a bass angler is a double-digit catch. Some achieve it and others chase it. Navionics pro Travis Huckaby has a claimed a couple 10-plus pound bass in his fishing career and last weekend, he caught another.

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2014 Sportfishing Boat Directory

Following is a list of Northern and Central California salmon charter boats. The harbors are listed by alphabetical order. Included are the web address, phone, boat capacity and anticipated price per person.

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Salmon size restrictions begin Friday on Klamath

Following is a list of Northern and Central California salmon charter boats. The harbors are listed by alphabetical order. Included are the web address, phone, boat capacity and anticipated price per person.

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