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Rod Overstreet with Lake Almanor salmon caught with guide Doug Neal
Best Bites: April 24 through April 30

There’s much attention being placed on this weekend’s traditional trout opener and for good reason. But there is plenty of other quality options for those unwilling to trek to the mountains. Freshwater salmon, black bass and bay halibut and stripers are tough to overlook despite the call of the Sierra. Here are this week’s Best Bites:

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Big halibut on the Bass Tub (SF)
Party Boat Scores for Wednesday, April 23

Here are the Party Boat Scores for Wednesday,  April 23

 

 

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Ready or not, here comes the trout opener

The traditional general trout season in California always opens on the last Saturday in April.  There are some exceptions to the opener - usually in waters that need protection from such things as completion of spawning, yearly closures, special closures, and perhaps waters requiring study. 

 

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Trout Plants: April 21 through April 25

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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Record bass caught and released at Contra Loma

An 18.02 largemouth caught and released by angler Craig Avery is now the lake record at Contra Loma Reservoir in Antioch.

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Picture of the Week

Successful fishing can be as simple as making time and getting to a shoreline to make a cast. Proof is presented here by Joshua Romero.

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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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Lucas Boat was innovative for anglers and travelers alike

I was standing on the boat ramp at the Posse Grounds on the Sacramento River.   I observed a fellow in a nice pickup truck back a boat and trailer into the water and launch.  This particular boat caught my eye and I could not help but admire the beautiful craft, which was artfully designed for big river travel and fishing.

 

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"Light Tackle Surf Perch" provides clear steps to more fish
Book Review

J.D. Richey’s latest E-book, “Light Tackle Surf Perch” makes you want to run to the surf and cast away – and with the advice in the book, there likely will be something on the end of your line after that cast.

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