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  • California Trout Plants Increase Holiday Fishing Opportunities

    California Trout Plants Increase Holiday Fishing Opportunities

    The winter holidays are a great time for families and individuals to enjoy recreational trout fishing, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) trout hatcheries plan to provide plenty of opportunities for anglers of all ages over the next two weeks. Specific plants of catchable trout are scheduled at 79 waters in 25 counties between now and Jan. 5.

  • CDFW announced 15-day delay for the northern California commercial Dungeness crab season.

    CDFW announced 15-day delay for the northern California commercial Dungeness crab season.

    The Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced a final 15-day delay for the northern California commercial Dungeness crab season. Crab condition improved from the last round of pre-season quality testing conducted on Dec. 19. However, crab had not reached the minimum meat recovery criteria as established by the Tri-State Dungeness Crab Committee testing protocol.

  • Inspection reports for California dams

    Inspection reports for California dams

    State inspections of California dams reveal that owners of the facilities have a pattern of delaying important maintenance, according to a Bee review of recent inspection records. Read the full story here.

  • Stocking California’s Fisheries

    Stocking California’s Fisheries

    The beginning of trout fishing season in Southern California is just around the corner, and  biologists and hatchery staff are striving to maximize hatchery trout availability for the many anglers who will cast lines in coming weeks. Trout angling in lower-elevation waters of Southern California generally begins in November and continues through April, to correspond with colder water temperatures that can sustain stocked trout.

  • Closure of California Recreational Abalone Fishery for 2018

    Closure of California Recreational Abalone Fishery for 2018

    The California Fish and Game Commission yesterday voted to close the 2018 northern California recreational abalone fishery due to ongoing environmental conditions that have significantly impacted the abalone resource. The closure affects next year’s recreational abalone season, which was scheduled to open on April 1, 2018.

  • California Boater Card Applications Now Being Accepted

    California Boater Card Applications Now Being Accepted

    California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) is now accepting applications for the California Boater Card. The card verifies that its holder has successfully taken and passed an approved boater safety education course. Once issued, the California Boater Card remains valid for an operator's lifetime.

  • Fishing the High and Low Tide of the California Delta

    Fishing the High and Low Tide of the California Delta

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    The Delta can be one fishery on a high tide and another on the low...Specifically, it’s about understanding what rising and falling water does to vegetation.

  • California Boater Card | Approved Courses

    California Boater Card | Approved Courses

    The following boating safety course providers are the only ones approved by the State of California and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

  • Westernbass Magazine, Winter 2018

    Westernbass Magazine, Winter 2018

    Hi Anglers, Can you believe another fishing season is behind us? It goes so fast! As usual, the winter hiatus means the boat and sports shows are upon us. WesternBass will once again be at the International Sportsmens Expo (ISE) hosting the casting tank and all the bassin’ seminars. Be sure and stop by and say hi! During this off-season, we were able to create some enhancements to the WesternBass.com digital mag. We hope you enjoy the new look and feel. We would like to ask that when you are thinking of your tackle, gear and boat purchases that you remember our sponsors. They are the reason that the WesternBass site and magazine is available to all viewers for FREE and speaking of site sponsors, we want to welcome two new ones – Trapper Tackle and Boulder Boats. We also want to introduce a new feature by one of our long-term sponsors, Dr. Trolling Motor. They will now be helping to answer your trolling motor questions within the forums; so, if you have one, please feel free to post it. In closing, I want send my condolences to Cooch’s family. Since I’ve been a part of WesternBass, Cooch was right there to answer questions and offer advice. I was fortunate enough to spend time on the water with him and have been proud to utilize the site to host the C.O. Pro / Teen information as Cooch needed. I am sure he is stilling tossin’ a jig in the big pond in the sky. He will be greatly missed. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year... Wayne

  • California Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade Tonight

    California Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade Tonight

    Stockton Marina 445 W Weber Ave, STE 128-B, Stockton, California 95203 Please join us for the 36th Annual Delta Reflections Lighted Boat Parade! Parade begins at 5pm in front of Windmill Cove. This is a charitable event to Women's Center - Youth &Family Services. Boat entry fee $25

  • California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?

    California Boaters Card. Your thoughts?

    The California Boater Card will show that its holder has successfully taken and passed a NASBLA/state-approved boater safety education examination. The new requirement will begin on Jan. 1, 2018 for all persons 20 years of age and younger who operate any motorized vessel on state waterways, including powered sailboats and paddlecraft. On that date, these boaters will be required to carry a boater card issued by DBW.

  • Does a valid California license cover Havasu?

    Does a valid California license cover Havasu?

    California side or Arizona side... license talk for Havasu

  • Topwater and Spinnerbait Bass on The California Delta | Video Report

    Topwater and Spinnerbait Bass on The California Delta | Video Report

    I provide in depth information on the pattern (tulle points and rip-rap levees) while providing tips and multiple waypoints so you can go out and try to catch some yourself.

  • State Team Set for the 2018 California B.A.S.S. Nation

    State Team Set for the 2018 California B.A.S.S. Nation

    Brad Shepherd, of Templeton, Calif., won the 2017 California B.A.S.S. Nation Qualifier 4, earning his spot on the state team and cementing the rest of the team based on points.

  • IGFA hosted 2017 Celebration of California Angling

    IGFA hosted 2017 Celebration of California Angling

    Inaugural IGFA California Event a Success On Thursday, November 9, 2017 the IGFA hosted its “Celebration of California Angling” event at Marina Park in Newport Beach, California. The sold out inaugural event celebrated the history of angling in California and featured a silent auction, raffle, and door prizes.

  • California Fisheries Groups Sue State for Failure to Protect Impaired Waterways

    California Fisheries Groups Sue State for Failure to Protect Impaired Waterways

    San Francisco - Today three commercial fisheries organizations and one environmental group filed a lawsuit accusing the California State Water Resources Control Board (the Water Board) of “failing to fulfill their responsibility to protect clean water and public trust resources in the Bay Delta and Central Valley. “

  • 17.57 to win McClure | California Tournament Trail Results

    17.57 to win McClure | California Tournament Trail Results

    Results for the CTT McClure event October 28

  • CAlifornia Delta Rat Charities Tournament | November 11

    CAlifornia Delta Rat Charities Tournament | November 11

    California Delta Rat Charities November 11 Toys for Tots Black Bass Tournament Info

  • 2018 California Open | Clear Lake

    2018 California Open | Clear Lake

    It's never to early to start promoting! After the largest and most successful U.S. Open in history we are excited to get things started for the 2018 Season.

  • Cooch's 2017 C.O. Pro Teen Results CAlifornia Delta Oct 22

    Cooch's 2017 C.O. Pro Teen Results CAlifornia Delta Oct 22

    This year was no different we launched 63 boats with teens and bass pro's out of Russo's Marine on what turned out to be a beautiful day, that I will never forget, and a Delta grind. By the laughter and grins at the weigh in and raffle you could see at the end of the day that everyone had a great time and good ole Cooch was grinnin down at us knowing that his vision would live on.