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How to Cure Eggs for Salmon Fishing

Finished product on a drifting rig , photo by Jeff Goodwin
Article and photos by Jeff Goodwin
Every salmon season, new and experienced anglers alike flock to the rivers along the banks or in boats in pursuit of the mighty king salmon. There are a number of different methods used to catch these elusive fish, but fishing...Full Story

How to Catch Dungeness Crab with Rod & Reel

Crab snaring in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge , photo by Jerry Back
Chapter I: How I First Got “Snared”
By Jerry Back
A few years ago I was walking along Fort Point Pier here in my hometown of San Francisco and came across a fisherman who had just begun...Full Story

How, when and where to pursue American shad

By Bill Adelman
The American shad, first delivered by rail to Tehama in 1871, is an extremely sought after quarry today. Should you prefer to toss and fling on foot, the Russian River is a good bet. Although it takes a bit of effort to gain access to good... Full Story

How to make “Treacle-Cured Salmon”

salmon seasoned
By Frank Galusha
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is... Full Story

How to Improve Your Catch of Pacific Halibut

Boats in the harbor alight at night with a soft wake from a departing boat
Article by Matt Goldsworthy 
Reprinted with permission of HASA (Humboldt Area Saltwater Anglers) – Light is one of the most important factors to consider when fishing deep water. Over the years while fishing for Pacific halibut, we have always... Full Story

How to make “Spicy Chinese Dungeness Crab”

By Frank Galusha 
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is...Full Story

How to be bass ready, 'Weather' or not

John Murray, Bass Ready Weather or not
John Murray's take on cold fronts, warming trends and early spring -- Professional bass angler John Murray is no stranger to producing a livewell full of fish under pressure, despite the many curve balls Mother Nature can toss...  Full Story

How to Make Quick and Easy Cioppino

By Frank Galusha 
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean...Full Story

'Oregon Pink Shrimp Cakes with Wasabi Dipping Sauce'

By Frank Galusha
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean... Full Story

How to Make 'Miso-Marinated Blackcod'

Miso-Marinated Blackcod
By Frank Galusha 
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is...Full Story

How to Make 'Indonesian Albacore Satay'

By Frank Galusha
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is not only edible... Full Story

How to Make 'Grilled Rosemary Salmon'

By Frank Galusha
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is not only edible... Full Story

How to Make 'Fish Tacos'

By Frank Galusha
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean... Full Story

How to Make 'Fresh Sardines Napa Style'

By Frank Galusha
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is not... Full Story

How to Make 'Dungeness Crab Bisque'

By Frank Galusha
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is... Full Story

‘White Fish Fillets with Cilantro and White Wine’

By Frank Galusha
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean... Full Story

How to Avoid Boat Trailer Frame Damage

Article and photos by Don Stec
One of the most common damages we see to a boat trailer is caused by “jack knifing” the trailer. This is usually when the trailer is being backed up and the turn angle becomes too severe. The trailer cannot... Full Story

How to Make 'Tuna and Olive Oil Sandwich’

By Frank Galusha
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is... Full Story

How to keep your outboard running smoothly

By Frank Galusha
Fishing buddies, take my word for it, don’t burn ethanol-laden fuel in your outboard engines if you don’t want to ruin them or even place yourself in danger if your engine fails to run properly especially at high speed... Full Story

How to make ‘Calamari Salad’

By Frank Galusha
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from... Full Story

How to make ‘Snazzed-Up Tuna Sandwiches’

Photo courtesy of Starkist/Hungry Girl, Snazzed-up Tuna Sandwiches
By Frank Galusha
OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the...Full Story

How to identify the summer stone when fly fishing

Jon Baiocchi, Under developed wings of the male Stub Wing Stonefly are clearly visible.
Article and photos by Jon Baiocchi 
Classinea Subulosa, also known as the summer stone can be an important part of the trout's diet during their emergence in late summer and early fall. During this time most of the big bugs of spring and early summer...Full Story

How to Pick a Great Boat Name

If a car’s vanity license plate can tell you a lot about the person behind the wheel, what can a boat name tell you about the person behind the helm? Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) released... Full Story

How-to Fly-fishing Strategies for Winter

East Walker River, Jon Baiocchi
By Jon Baiocchi
Trout fishing in rivers and streams during winter is very challenging due to the very cold water temps and available food for the fish. The trout’s metabolism slows down with less feeding than that of summer, and after...Full Story

How To Repair a Hole in Your Hull

Scratch or Crack Boat Hull, Coachmaster, Redding
Article and photos by Don Stec
To the boat owner it may look like a hairline crack or a tiny hole in the hull. The owner may just spread a little fiberglass or auto body filler in it and feel the hull is serviceable again…only later to discover water in the hull...Full Story

How to Gear Up Your Boat for Big Water

Paddles, Dry box, Anchors and line, Compatible power source for electronics, Manual bailer, Air Horn, Spare prop and fix-It tools, Have a charging source, Paper chart in plastic cover
By BoatUS
There's a lot to be said for owning small runabouts, center consoles or bow riders. While they are affordable, easy to store, and can keep everyone in the family happy, they have their limits, though, if you want to venture...Full Story

More Fishing News

A Hot Summer’s Day on Chico Creek

A Hot Summer's Day on Chico Creek, Steven T. Callan
On Patrol by Steven T. Callan
07/25/16 -- I’ve been exploring Northern California’s streams -- above and below the surface -- for most of my life. One of my most memorable adventures took place on a hot summer’s day in 1964, not long after my sixteenth...Full Story

Brownie’s Choice

Art work by Isabella Langaman
By Don Webster
Disregard the story’s title. I don’t really have a “first” name. If I did, it would probably be something like Leviathan or Behemoth or maybe Lunker. Officially, I’m a trout. A brown trout. A giant, brown trout. Possibly the biggest, fattest...Full Story

Keddie Ridge

Scouting Deerheart Lake, photo by Phil Akers
Article and photos by Phil “Flip” Akers
11/14/15 -- Adjacent to both Lake Almanor and Mountain Meadows, between the towns of Westwood and Greenville, is a seemingly forgotten piece of backcountry; Keddie Ridge – aka Ridge World – where ancient rocks... Full Story

Let’s check out the Upper Sac

Lake Siskiyou with Mt. Shasta standing sentinel. photo by Phil Akers
Article and photos by Phil "Flip" Akers
09/06/15 -- The Upper Sacramento River – The Upper Sac – begins at Lake Siskiyou’s Box Canyon Dam and continues ~37 miles downstream to Lake Shasta. It is a classic freestone river born from the Mt. Shasta and Mt. Eddy... Full Story

How to make Tuscan Tuna Salad with Fennel

By Frank Galusha
05/04/15 -- OK, you went ocean fishing. If your fish is fresh or if you have processed, vacuum packed and frozen your catch properly, there are many ways to enhance your meals. Almost everything taken from the ocean is not... Full Story

German brown trout afternoon in Modoc

german brown trout in Modoc creek. MyOutdoorBuddy.com
By Lea Huetteman
09/04/14 -- Catching a German Brown Trout from the creeks in Modoc County is a fine way to spend an afternoon. There are many creeks in this part of California that drain the Warner Mountains. Stream trout fishing in this region opens...Full Story

Throw the kitchen sink at them

Indian Paintbrush is a favorite wildflower that carpets wilderness landscapes. Phil Flip Akers, myoutdoorbuddy.com
Article and photos by Phil Akers
08/20/14 -- Our wilderness areas are special, where Mother Nature is landlord and natural forces operate freely. Within the wilderness you will find no roads, shelters, picnic tables, toilets, or other conveniences. You enter at...Full Story

Humboldt Bay: Busy port, excellent fishery

Woodley Island Marina, Humboldt Bay, Eureka, California
03/06/04 -- Humboldt Bay, a busy commercial harbor and home port to many charter and private offshore fishing boats, is also popular with shore-based anglers and small boaters seeking bottomfish, sharks, crabs and clams...Full Story

Pulled into the pipes: Green Sturgeon

green sturgeon
By Erin Loury, FISHBIO
03/04/14 -- [Posted with permission of FISHBIO] Living in the Sacramento River can be a risky business for juvenile green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris). The young fish must swim through a gauntlet of water... Full Story

Not Just Any Fish

California Golden Trout, California Heritage Trout Challenge, Not Just Any Fish, Phil
By Phil "Flip" Akers
02/14/13 -- Trout have inhabited California waters from the Sierra Nevada and Warner Mountains to the Pacific Ocean since prehistoric times. However, most of the trout caught by anglers are either hatchery raised fish...Full Story

 

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