California Outdoors for the week of 6/20/2012

Spikes, forks, points

Question: How does the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) determine the antler count on each side? Do the eye guards count? I would like to know also about your website on the “bucks taken” point count and totals. I have not seen the count for “forked” bucks? I do see the count for taken bucks as “two” point. Aren’t the two-point bucks “spike” bucks? Aren’t spike bucks illegal to take?

—Daniel C.

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Tennis anyone?

Feather Publishing

The Graeagle Tennis Club is looking for new members to enjoy the newly refurbished courts at the corner of Highway 89 and Yonkalla in Graeagle.

Through the joint efforts of Community Services District, the Graeagle Land and Water Co. and Tennis Club members, resurfacing of the four courts was completed this spring.

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Fishing Report for the week of 6/13/2012

Michael Condon


“Why read a book if you already know the ending? Fishing is like that. You can be the greatest fisherman in the world, but you still don’t know the ending.”

—John Lescroart

This past week I learned that June 18 each year is National Go Fishing Day. At first I thought that was pretty cool — a day devoted to going fishing. But then I realized that all these many years I had it wrong. I thought every day was “go fishing day.”

I will make a point of going fishing June 18. But I think I will hang onto my belief that every day is “go fishing day.”

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New trail map available

Feather Publishing


The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship group has produced a topographic trail map highlighting the varied terrain and world-class trails of the Downieville and Lakes Basin trail systems. The guide is the most up-to-date and informative recreational resource for the area, zeroing in on Plumas and Sierra counties and Plumas and Tahoe national forests, and featuring more than 100 miles of Sierra singletrack.

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California Outdoors for the week of 6/13/2012

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Game

Crew fishing limits

Question: A Southern California fishing website posted about an angler catching three white sea bass, and there’s a photograph clearly showing the angler in possession of three white sea bass. The story goes on to say the angler gave two away to other fishermen. Since the limit on this particular species is one, I am wondering if the angler is in violation. The captain of the boat said the anglers catch was legal because, he said, after limits have been reached by the passengers, it is permissible for them to keep fishing and catch the crew’s limit of fish. Is this true?

—Curtis F.

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