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New Year's Day Chromer
South Fork of the Eel River  David Humphrey
It's not over yet
I heard a guy say it was about over for salmon fishing on the Sac as I set the hook and boasted "Fish on". The Fall season may be winding down, but the BIG ones are just showing up. You know, the one that takes both hands for the picture. All it took was some k15's and a bag of sardines from Sportsmans Warehouse and it was "BIG FISH ON". So don't give up yet The biggest and meanest are coming to battle the best. I will see you there Can't say  Lori Bell, s4
Big Limit
The fish are hungry, what a great day on the water. Thanks Hartman Outdoors and Lip Ripper Spinnerbaits. Clear Lake  Craig McBride
Delta Still Producing
Plenty of fish still biting, water temp is good and a lot of fish filling up on bait getting ready for winter. Sacramento Delta, Lodi  Eric Miller
Lunker Lake Trout
10 lbs, WOW!!!! Great fish Larry Pyramid Lake  Larry Teague
Clear Lake
Fishing was tough, but Lip Ripper Baits helped put this 4 lb largemouth in the boat. Hartman Outdoors and Lip Ripper Baits made this a great trip. Clear Lake  Jack Hartman
Oroville Catfish!
Caught this 11.5 pound catfish at Lake oroville. Fishing from shore using chicken liver. Lake Oroville, Caifornia  Savannah Horn
Caught at Grimes Boat Landing 9-12-15
I think Mary pretty much out did her husband Paul. Her fish is posted also. Check it out! Grimes Boat Landing  Lois Lane
First catch of the season! Pretty Imprressive! 9-12-15
2nd Time Around
I just had to go back for this 41 incher The wife and I bagged five salmon in the boat this trip. I now have Rogue on the brain and am contemplating one more round :) :) Back at The Mouth of the Rogue  Lori Bell, samsung s4
Going Rogue
Fishing on the Rogue River was so amazing, 4 in the boat, that we have to go do it again. Won't miss the heat and smoke but will be back on the Sac by Tues. Life is good and Sportsmans warehouse has what it takes to boat one of these monsters. Mouth of the Rogue River  Lori Bell, Samsung S4
Waiting for blast off
Recently attended the Snag Proof Open frog tournament on Bethel as an observer. Doesn't seem possible that the pre blast off affair is anything but chaos, but it isn't. Spotted but one "oops". Russo's Marina, Bethel Island  Gerry Madrid, Nikon SLR
31 Tunas
Coos Bay, Oregon  Dwayne
Still Biting
This fishing has slowed down a little, but some fish can still be caught first and last light. Lip Ripper Spinner Baits and Jigs did the job today. Some blow ups on top water but not many. Thermalito Afterbay  Angie Webb
Redtail Surfperch
9 keeper size Redtail Surfperch. Caught on "sand spit" near the Port of Gold Beach Airport and South GB jetty. Early spring through the fall there can be easily caught on light gear (trout-steelhead), throwing lures is a great way to get the kids interested. I was (and have been since), using Kastmaster 3/4oz Silver, but have had luck on many other jigs, grubs, Gulp! products, etc. Good luck and Tight Lines! Gold Beach, Oregon.  Byron Hamlin, 5 MP, fixed focus, no flash....Phone-Moto e 1st gen.
Collapsible crab pot specially designed for kayaks!
It can be folded up like an umbrella and ideal for crabbing from kayaks! Expanded size: 70cm x 70cm x 32cm (LxWxH) Darwin, Australia  Hing, Canon
Luvin' Soft Baits
The most important lure you own is confidence. Never much fished the soft baits until recently. Successes are improving dramatically until where now I start with it. This spotted bass confirms that confidence. San Pablo Reservoir  Ron, coolpix
Another Afterbay keeper
WOW!!! The top water bite is hot, Wopper Plopper and frogs. Also followed up by a Lip Ripper spinner bait. Thermalito Afterbay  Joe Heape
1966-Klamath River mouth ("Suicide Row") copyrighted: ViP-Visual Impact Photography
Historic 1966 Photo. Hundreds of dedicated Salmon Fishermen converge at the mouth of the coastal Klamath River in Northern California. Known as "Suicide Row", because bank fishermen used 3-6oz. sinkers to cast anchovies and lures into the river channel, where "Thick" boat anglers trolled bait and lures. Boat anglers wore "Hard Hats" to survive "Flying Lead" ! Named "Suicide Row" ! Many fights occured ! Klamath River, California  Kent Brown, film
Drifting The Klamath River
Kent Brown and client. This image was taken August 1980 when Salmon & Steelhead were abundant. Klamath River, California  Kent, Film
Afterbay still HOT!!!!
Another great fish on Fathers Day, Thanks Hartman Outdoors and Lip Ripper spinner baits. She was released to be caught again. Thermalito Afterbay  Joe Heape
HOT for 2015
Hot for 2015, Lip Ripper Baits. These have been putting fish in the boat all year long. I got mine at Hartman_Outdoors in Yuba City. Yuba City  Craig McBride
Big Fish
Lip Ripper spinnerbaits do it again, Hartman Outdoors, call for your orders. As you can see they really work. 530-845-7074 Thermalito Afterbay  Craig McBride
Alodaia Largemouth
This particular pond is overrun with underwater weeds, thus this occurs frequently. My attempt to weigh a bass with grass included fell on deaf ears with my partner. Whatcha gonna do with an angler who has such a limited scope of understanding????? Private farm pond, Sonoma County  Tom Hargis, Nikon Coolpix
Gray Lodge Lunker
Not bad for a pond fish Gray Lodge  Angie Webb
Black Butte Crappie
The Crappie are where ya find them......LOL Black Butte   Angie Webb
Lip Ripper spinner bait...Hartman Outdoors
Fishing is tough, a lot of wind but use it to your advantage. Black Butte   Craig McBride
Lip Ripper spinner bait...Hartman Outdoors
The fishing is really good right now, fish seem to be up close to cover but hitting hard. Thermalito Afterbay  Angie Webb
8.8 Pound German Brown
On May 4th while trolling Lake Siskiyou with my son Nicholas and daughter adaleana we caught this 8.8 pound trout. Lake Siskiyou  Nicholas Stanley
Colusa Striper April 11th
We fished Colusa on April 11th and 12th. For the two days we hooked 52 Stripers on live bait. Colusa, California  Lonnie Dollarhide
Finding peace with the Caldwell closure
I left yesterday to get some last minute fishing in on the 5.5 mile stretch and find peace. It was outstanding, as always. I was sure to be saddened by the end of the day, but I was ready.----I thought! My plan was to fish till dusk and I came prepared.----I thought! It was only about 2 o'clock and I had another big fish on, the biggest of the day so far. Then it hit me, it's an incidental. Yep its a winter run salmon that is so imperiled for so many reasons. Lets not get started on that. I cut my line at once and it was free to spawn. I found My Peace with the closing with my incidental that are few and far between. But that didn't matter, I was it's greatest threat to spawn. I felt bad to disturb this great asset. They need all the help they can get. Goodbye Caldwell till Aug 1. The 5.5 mile stretch  Lori Bell, samsung s4
Sac. Bow
3 lb. rainbow w/light fly rod from float tube. Black wooly bugger. Sacramento River  Don Webster
Spring on the river
It makes not a wit of difference what the species happens to be, this is just too much fun. Am just a few weeks away from the first trip of the Spring. Tight Lines everyone !!! Sacramento River  Gerry Madrid
Old Man and the Sea (S.J. Delta)
14 Mile Slough  Don Webster
Delta Stripers
Nice Lineside taken with dropshot live minnow 14 Mile Slough  Don Webster
Another notch for the pole handle
Fishing in the middle of Redding is awesome. Thank you Sportsmans warehouse and for all the info to a great memory. Sacramento River, Redding  Tjbell11
Get the Net!!!
And Bill is trying to get just the right angle to capture Tom's American Shad. Is this fun, or what? These hard fighting battlers on a fly rod test both skill and endurance. They'll be here in 4-5 weeks. Can't wait. Sacramento River  Gerry Madrid
It's Shad Time
We're less than a month away from the annual shad run. This typical hen was caught on a 7 wt fly rod with a secret fly. Note the level-wind outfit...also working the current for stripers with a fish trap. Sacramento River, Verona  Bill Adelman
Catch fish, Catfish.
Nice, California  Mitchelyn Clark, iPad iOS
A Fishing Plus
A brief respite from shad fishing while enjoying this pair of geese escorting their brood across the river. The adults kept their goslings well in a huddle, herding them every time they made a turn. This is but one of the pluses when angling. Verona on Sacramento River  Gerry Madrid
Perch Fishing
The boys that'll " do anything for fishing" spending a little time on the water for perch. Humboldt County  Jake Luna
33-inch Smith River Steelie
Very nice native Smith River Steelie caught early morning 2/11/15 plunking with the wife. She caught a beautiful 18" sea-run Cutthroat minutes later. Peacock Bar, Smith River  Lori Bell
Smallmouth Bass Fishing
Winter time bass fishing Trinity Lake  Steve, Canon T1i
First Salmon Catch on The Feather River
First Salmon Catch on The Feather River Feather River, Oroville, California  Karen Smith, IPhone 6 Plus
Mission accomplished
4th different salmon from 4th diff river all in the month of sept sept 2 Klamath sept 8,9 The great Sac River sept 27 The Trinity sept 30th The feather finale feather river  lori bell, samsung s5
Steelhead on the Sacramento River
Barge Hole 9/12/14  KK Reel Magic
Closing Day Salmon Season Eureka
Last day of 2014 salmon fishing on board REEL STEEL with limits of quality King Salmon. Humboldt Bay. Eureka  Lonnie Dollarhide
Fall fish 2014
Fall fishing is hot in the ocean, and the Umpqua River is picking up as well. Out of Winchester Bay, Oregon  Travis Marsh
T-40x Salmon killer!
The Feather is finally picking up!! Thinking it had to do with the full moon last week! Blue Foxes at the outlet an beading anywhere below the outlet! Okuma On Coming Down! Oroville, California  Mark Godfrey
Shasta Salmon
One of seven salmon caught in early july 40-80 feet on sling blade and wiggle hoochie anchovie scent. Shasta Dam  Denise Douglas
Summer Steelhead in the Afterbay, Oroville, CA Afterbay, Oroville, California  Karen Smith, Karen Smith
Bros at Grandma & Grandpa's Bass Pond
Doesn't get any better than this! Shingle Springs, California  Russ Raburn, iPhone
A Good Day Fishing
I caught these nice trout at my favorite spot on Ash Creek each fish was over 3lbs. Ash Creek, California   April Cox
Personal Best Trout, 5 lbs. 2 oz. Memorial Day 2014 Northern California  Joe Smith
Fishing Trinity Lake
Nice Smallmouth 4lbs. 1oz all fish were released. Trinity Lake  Steve Ray, Rebel Cannon
Fishing Trinity Lake
Nice Largemouth 4lbs.. 1 oz. All fish were released. Trinity Lake  Steve Ray, Rebel Cannon
Redband Rainbows
A wonderful day spent trout fishing with Nate Sesler of Tablerock Outfitters,...Hunting, Fishing, Waterfowl; come see me Scott Crosby at Sportsman's Warehouse/Medford in the Fishing Department for more info. Klamath Lake  Nelson Gibson
Salvelinus fontinalis (Brook Trout)
14-inch Brookie from Hat Creek, these beautiful trout make a lovely addition to the fishery, and there are much larger specimens lurking beneath the log jams and undercuts. Shasta County, California  Don Webster
Striper: 50 Inches Long, 55 Pounds
Caught in Sacramento River in 5/24/14 around 11:30 p.m. Grimes, California  Alejandro Pina, Samsung galaxy s3
Trinity Lake Smallmouths
Smallmouths are a lot of fun to catch. Trinity Lake  Steve Ray
Trinity Lake Smallmouths
Fishing with Steve on Trinity Lake Trinity Lake  Steve Ray, Cannon Rebel
Eureka Salmon
Humboldt County  Jason Webster
Rainbow Fat on the Lower Sac
Matt T.of Modesto and me with a 27-inch rainbow caught in Mid-april on the Lower Sac. It looked like a steelhead but I had a fish biologist look at it. He said it was a rainbow. I thought it looked like it had not been to the ocean. It was 16-inches in girth so my guess was 7 to 9 lbs. We had been pulling tiny Hot Shots near the Sundial Bridge. The weather was perfect. Fish with me at Lower Sacramento River in Redding  Travis Michel
Pretty Lil Brown
McCloud Lake  Don Webster
Big Bow
Shasta County  Don Webster
Limits of Pacific Halibut on board Reel Steel, May 2
First halibut of the season, Reel Steel Charters. Eureka, California  Captain Tim Klassen
Pretty Little Sunfish
Took picture and released it. Iron Gate Reservoir, California  Crowman, Cell phone
Lake Siskiyou
Lake Siskiyou, California  Caryn Bell
Lake Siskiyou Trout
Lake Siskiyou produced some very nice brown and rainbow trout this weekend (4-19-14) as well as smallmouth bass. Very beautiful and quiet lake, well worth the drive. Lake Siskiyou, California  Brian Vitale
Cedar's first Copper Rockfish
Humboldt Bay  Tom Marking, GoPro
9 lb. Nancy
Top water frog action... Redding, California  Leon Stamps, United States
Fly Rod Striper
Fishing guide Mike Costello and a client catch and release a nice striper caught on a streamer fly. San Joaquin Delta, California  Don Webster
McCloud Trout
Lake McCloud  Don Webster
Shasta Spot
Shasta Lake, California  Don Webster
Whopper Bass
Jacob Wilson, 9 lb Largemouth Bass
Jacob Wilson took this 9 lb largemouth on a live minnow. "He came out of the water two times, and I almost had a heart attack when I saw how big he was, Wilson said. Sacramento County, California  Jacob Wilson
Lake Almanor Brown
Lake Almanor Brown by Dustin M.
Lake Almanor, Plumas County  Mike M, iPhone
Once in a Lifetime
Redding, California shows again it's in the run for the very best fishing anywhere in the world. Thanks Sportsman's Warehouse for all the gear and helpful advice. Couldn't have done it without you. Redding, California  Lori Bell, samsung s4
Here is yet another pic of the famous Caldwell Park Troutzilla. His nose was bit off by a notorious salmon shark but still escaped certain death. There are only a few pics of him since He is an expert at throwing hooks right back at you. Keep a look out for this 27" Bully and beware: He bites Caldwell Park, Redding, California  Dan Bell
Autumn Still Water
Duane Dotts hooks into a Lake Davis rainbow trout in ankle deep water during a guided trip with me in November of 2012. Lake Davis, California  Jon Baiocchi
Spotted Bass fishing Shasta Lake
The Spotted Bass fishing at Shasta Lake was outstanding in the month of Jan. A lot of 14,15 and 16" fish. Shasta Lake  Steve
Bass Fishing Shasta Lake
The spotted Bass fishing has been outstanding in the month of January. Catching a lot of fish 14,15,and 16 inches. Shasta Lake January 25, 2014  Steve Ray
Backyard on the South Fork American River
My son's are way better at fishing! S. Fork, American River  Larry Findleton
American River King
32-lb American River King caught by Edmond Zilaff​ on 10-lb. test Sacramento, California  Anonymous Angler
14 lb. Baum Lake Trophy
My eleven year old son, Travis Wesley Reed, caught this 14 lb. 30 1/2 inch trout at Baum Lake near Burney on January 9, 2014 while using PowerBait on six lb. test P-line. It took a little over twenty five minutes to bring this hog in without a net. Baum Lake, California  Jordan Reed, HTC1 phone camera
4 lb Bass
I caught this bass on the same day I got the 5 lb 3oz bass shown in the other photo just submitted. Pit Arm, Shasta Lake  Curtis McNutt
5 lb. 3oz. Bass
Caught this hog on a green 6-inch plastic worm about 30 feet the from bank. Pit Arm, Shasta Lake  Curtis McNutt
Big White Teeth
This monster had teeth bigger than mine; he hit my plug so hard I barely got it out. The Barge Hole, Sac River  Lori Bell, Samsung S-4
Double hook up on the chetco river, Grandpa and Grandson Chetco River Oregon  Robin , Iphone
Newport Albacore
Chuck Stannard snapped this picture of a fat Oregon Albacore caught on the iron a few years back. Newport, Oregon  Chuck Stannard
Skipping School
I talked my boy into skipping school for a day (not too much arm twisting required) and make the trek to The Elk River near Port Orford. Even the fish in my right hand is chrome but reflecting off my son's waders! In addition to our limit of adults we took home a jack and about 3 pounds of chanterelle mushrooms we picked during a break on the side of the river. Elk River, Southern Oregon  Jamison Lowe, Samsung S2
Dad and Don with dinner!
Saramento River  Elite sportsmen guide service
King Salmon Limit
Garcia Bend, Sacramento River  Brandon Combs
Chetco River Salmon -- 11/21
Chetco River 40 lb. salmon caught on a Hawg Nose Flatfish. Chetco River, Oregon  Ryan McDonald
20 lbs of Steel
Chetco River  John Strenk
One day with my three boys
Another great day Klamath Gravel Bar  Chris Bell
Fishing the Klamath
Me and my three sons on 9-1-13 at the mouth of the Klamath (l-r)Josh, Shan, Jim and Chris Anderson, California  Renee Bell
Fish On!
Photo taken on October 30, 2013 near the Klamathon Bridge. Klamath River  Mel Fechter, Nikon D7100
Shelter Cove Rockfish
My son, Gordon Galusha (l), now a resident of Waxahachie, Texas and I spent four days fishing off the North Coast in August, 2013. These black rockfish were taken within a mile of the Shelter Cove launch ramp. We caught limits (10 each) but two fish were given to a young woman who asked us for food. Shelter Cove, California  Frank Galusha, Nikon 500
Fishing the Fall on the Upper Sac
Upper Sacramento River, California,  Liesje Blank
October Rainbow Trout
Jon Baiocchi of Baiocchi's Troutfitters, Nevada City, holds a typical Lake Davis Rainbow. This fish was caught in early October, 2013 after an excellent mid-morning and early- afternoon bite while trolling burnt-orange flies at a depth of about four feet. Twenty rainbows were hooked. Nineteen were brought to the boat, handled with care and released. Lake Davis, California  Frank Galusha, Nikon 500
Paradise, California,  Karen Smith
Afternoon Steelhead
Upper Trinity River, California  Louise
Hell- low Dolly
Bly, Oregon,   Robert Booth, Cell Phone
Fishing with a friend on the Mad River
Mad River County Park, Humboldt County ca  Neva Swensen, Canon Rebel T1i
Springtime in Trinity
Trinity county  Garret Chapman, phone
Morning Light
King Salmon, California  Traci Barnwell, iPad 2
1/1/13 Opening Day On The Mokeulmne River
Mokeulumne River   Fellow Fisherman
How I Make a Living
Trinity River, the flats, Lewiston; taken with a Droid 2.   Judy Rivera
My First Fish Ever
Hyatt Lake, OR, Nikon CoolPix P80.   Sarah Miles
Largemouth Bass
Lake Oroville, Iphone 4S   Janet Weidel
Chetco River Salmon
Justin White, 14 of Ukiah with 48-pound salmon; Iphone camera.   Dick Moore
Annalise Catches Her First Fish
Lake Shasta; Nikon 5100, using a 55/300 zoom lens.   Lana Campbell
The big catch
Northern California, phone camera, a nice big catfish.   Amy Schell
first chinook
Klamath river. Iphone 4s.   Mike Coopman
Cape Mendo Kayak Ling
Cape Mendocino, Nikon D3000, AF-S Nikkor 18-55 mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens.   Michael Sundman
Hat Creek Brookie
Hat Creek, Canon Powershot ELPH 300HS.   David Hickson
Mouth Full of Marabou
Southern Oregon Steelhead caught on a Reel Tech Steelhead Jig.   Jon Geyer
Mighty Mite
Gray Eagle Creek, Kodak Point & Shoot. 12 megapixels.   Jon Baiocchi
Tim's Bass
Tim's Bass from Lake Norman, NC Charlotte, North Carolina  Ellen Coulter
First-Time Steelhead
Levi Palmer's first-time steelhead fishing; Umpqua River with his Dad and Uncle. Umpqua River, Oregon  Curtis Palmer
Rogue River Springer
Reed Harbour, Medford with 30-lb Rogue River Salmon.   Steven Theel

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