Sharks are dying by the hundreds in San Francisco Bay…and this is not the first time it’s happened, either. There are plenty of theories but nobody knows yet for sure who or what the killer is….
You can read the entire story at BayNature.org
Striper fishing in the Sac Valley has been nothing short of phenomenal lately. This high water has really got the fish piling up into the rivers and we have been posting some really big numbers. It’s all be on artificials and light tackle and it’s been a blast!
Here are some pix from the week. If you’d like to get in on a striper trip, head over to my guide website, www.thesportfisher.com and then pick a date!
It was a record setting, drought-busting water year for the Sierra Nevada in 2017…and it doesn’t appear to be over yet!
Thanks to the many atmospheric rivers that have pounded California since Oct. 1, the water year hit 89.7 inches — the most since monitoring began in 1920, according to the California Department of Water Resources!
All that wet stuff is amazingly good news for stricken California. So much so that on April 7, Gov. Jerry Brown officially (and finally!) declared an end to the drought emergency for the vast majority of California.
Now, let’s hope we can follow it up with several more good winters and we’ll start to see our fisheries rebound!
You can read the whole story here: The Daily Journal
Baby salmon reared on Central Valley rice fields grow exceptionally quickly and have a much better chance at surviving the journey to the sea.
The fields are much more productive that the main river channel — they are full of aquatic invertebrates that the young fish fatten up on. Before the dams and levees, the Sacramento River system used to have countless miles of floodplain on which the fish would grow. Now, that only happens on extremely wet years like this one (2016-17).
But with some creative plumbing, we can get baby salmon onto rice fields, which are basically man-made flood plains.
This is an interesting article about Salmon and Rice Fields!
Talk about a monster! Here’s an 83-pound Lake Trout (mackinaw) from Great Bear Lake in the NW Territories!
The massive best was harvested in a gill net by Deline First Nation. They apparently tried to revive the fish but it was already dead.
The All-Tackle rod and reel record for lake trout also came from Great Bear and weighed 72 pounds, so this fish would gave obliterated the record had it been caught with hook and line.
You can read the whole story at OUTDOOR HUB