Fishing

trout trapped in Gilroy creek. South Bay. California drought. Water drying up.

West Coast Drought Producing ‘Unprecedented’ Lethal Conditions For Salmon, Trout

In California, inland fisheries managers are considering emergency closures on several rivers so that fish weakened by the warm water do not die, even if they are released by anglers.

07/08/2015

Catch and Release (credit: Jason C. Vokoun/University of Connecticut)

Sports Fishing Opens Evolutionary Can Of Worms

A study of lakes in Connecticut reveals that recreational angling pushes largemouth bass to evolve…

06/16/2015

Bodega Bay and Bodega Harbor. (US Army Corps of Engineers)

4th & Final Body Found From Bodega Bay Boating Party

The search is over for the final missing boater from a fatal Bodega Bay fishing trip after a Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office helicopter crew spotted the body on the Marin County shoreline.

05/13/2015

Fingerling Chinook salmon are dumped into a holding pen as they are transfered from a truck into the Sacramento River on March 25, 2014 in Rio Vista, California. Low water levels on the Sacramento River forced wildlife officials to truck more than 400,000 fingerling Chinook salmon from the Coleman National Fish Hatchery in Anderson to the Sacramento River in Rio Vista, a nearly 300 mile journey. The fish usually make the trip on their own but would risk be targets of predator fish.

Stretch Of Sacramento River Closed To Fishing After Drought Conditions Threaten Chinook Population

Late rains and high temperatures during California’s drought led to the destruction of millions of Chinook eggs and the loss of an entire class of winter-run Chinook salmon.

04/28/2015

A fishing boat makes its way through the harbor near pier 45  in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

West Coast Sardine Fishing Season Called Off In Effort To Stave Off Industry Collapse

Fisheries managers have decided to call off the West Coast sardine fishing season that starts in July because of rapidly dwindling numbers, hoping to save an iconic industry from the kind of collapse that hit in the 1940s and lasted 50 years.

04/13/2015

Lake Powell (credit: Thinkstock)

An Outdoorsman’s Guide To Visiting Lake Powell

You will be amazed as to everything you can experience during a vacation to Lake Powell. You will be able to fish, hike, camp and explore the waterways aboard a houseboat, making your Lake Powell vacation one of the best outdoor getaways you have ever experienced.

03/31/2015

“Whale without a tail” on Sunday off Dana Point; photo by Mike Myers/Dana Wharf Whale Watching

VIDEO: Rare Sighting Of Whale Without Tail In Southern California

Had passengers aboard the Dana Pride not seen the gray whale surface and blow a plume of mist into the air, they would not have had any idea what they were looking at.

03/19/2015

Bluefin Fishing (Photo by Fabienne Faur/Getty Images)

Feds Move To Stop Fishing Crimes By Tracking Seafood Imports

In an effort to eradicate illegal fishing and seafood fraud, the Obama Administration is launching a fish tracking system that would eventually tell consumers where their fish was caught, processed and stored.

03/17/2015

A school of bluefin tuna. (NOAA)

West Coast Scientists Fishing For Solutions To Bluefin Tuna Overfishing

In the San Francisco Bay Area, no matter how you slice it, we’re wild about raw fish. But we have a big problem: We love this fish so much that we’re eating it into extinction.

02/23/2015

Dungeness Crab Fisherman

Commercial Crab Fishermen Set Traps Ahead Of Saturday Season Opening

Commercial crab fishermen dropped their pots Friday morning, about 18 hours before the official start to the season.

11/14/2014

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