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  • Spawning Kokanee

    Spawning Kokanee

    Since they are spawning, they look much different than they do most of the season. Instead of looking like a trout, they are a deep red color. This was a male with a hooked jaw.

  • Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project Video

    Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project Video

    Last winter’s high river flows washed much of the gravel in the area downstream. Adult salmon need clean spawning gravel to dig their nests, called “redds,” where they lay their eggs.

  • Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project

    Feather River Salmon Spawning Restoration Project

    In anticipation of salmon spawning season this fall, we placed 5,000 cubic yards of gravel in key salmon spawning areas of the Feather River in Oroville near the Feather River Fish Hatchery. Last winter’s high river flows washed much of the gravel in the area downstream. Adult salmon need clean spawning gravel to dig their nests, called “redds,” where they lay their eggs. This project improves and increases the spawning habitat available to the salmon, in an effort to boost salmon population.

  • Witness Spawning Kokanee Up Close at Strawberry Creek

    Witness Spawning Kokanee Up Close at Strawberry Creek

    Sept. 16 is Kokanee Salmon Viewing Day at Strawberry & Sheep Creek. Strawberry Reservoir HEBER CITY — You can see hundreds of bright red salmon — and possibly other wildlife, too — at the annual Kokanee Salmon Viewing Day.

  • 12 Mile Float Down The American River - What Fish Were Spawning?

    12 Mile Float Down The American River - What Fish Were Spawning?

    Saw hundreds of fish. Wanted to get a giant striped bass but was too nervous navigating the river most of the time around the upper stretch right below the last dam on the river. Caught one small striper on a pointer.

  • Navionics Webinar | Understanding Bass Transitions from Spawning to Early Summer

    Navionics Webinar | Understanding Bass Transitions from Spawning to Early Summer

    Mike Delvisco will go over how to find fish quickly during a fast changing time of year. He will focus on the keys to learn which stage they are in quickly so you can put more fish in the boat. Filmed May 22, 2017.

  • Going Overhead for Spawning Bass

    Going Overhead for Spawning Bass

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    All bass fisherman rely on the technique of flipping or pitching a jig or Texas-rigged soft plastic to a bedded bass in the spring, but what happens when that bass is bedded underneath heavy cover, or is positioned underneath an overhanging or boat, or you’ve emptied the tackle box with every jig and soft plastic you have and that bedded bass still won’t bite, what do you do!?  You go overhead to catch that bedded bass!

  • Underwater Viewpoint | Benefits of Seaguar Abrasion Resistant Fluorocarbon Lines

    Underwater Viewpoint | Benefits of Seaguar Abrasion Resistant Fluorocarbon Lines

    Bed bass bite | See breathtaking underwater footage that demonstrates the superior abrasion resistant properties of Seaguar fluorocarbon line.

  • Locating Bass Spawning Areas (with Navionics)

    Locating Bass Spawning Areas (with Navionics)

    Finding bass spawning areas can be done with mapping as well as general knowledge of how and where bass spawn. Here are my thoughts on the subject. Webinar playlist: https://goo.gl/wCNixR

  • Deepwater Horizon Spill Affected Part of Bluefin Spawning Habitat

    Deepwater Horizon Spill Affected Part of Bluefin Spawning Habitat

    The Deepwater Horizon oil spill impacted the Western Atlantic bluefin tuna's spawning habitat, including the shelf and slope waters of the northern Gulf of Mexico, a new study confirms.

  • Black Bass Management Plan yields angler benefits

    Black Bass Management Plan yields angler benefits

    This photo taken by FWC researchers shows a pair of spawning bass. Researchers are evaluating in ponds and natural lakes the effect of catching and releasing bass from beds. Even after keeping them for an hour and releasing them more than 100 yards away, the impact on the fish population appears to be insignificant.

  • Reef Fish Spawning Management Zones, Black Sea Bass Pot Fishery

    Reef Fish Spawning Management Zones, Black Sea Bass Pot Fishery

    Fishermen and others interested in federal fishery management off the coasts of the Carolinas, Georgia and eastern Florida are reminded that opportunities to provide public comment on measures proposed for species in the snapper grouper management complex continue.

  • New Melones in Spring

    New Melones in Spring

    Fishing for pre-spawn and spawning New Melones bass.