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Fishing Report for the week of 5/9/2012

Michael Condon
Staff Writer

 

“Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley.”

—Author Unknown

Like an old friend

Fishing
Three-year-old Amiya Rash, of Oroville, caught this beautiful 13-inch rainbow on the North Fork Feather River during the opening day Caribou Crossroads Fishing Derby. Photo submitted

It is interesting how we become so accustomed to some things they almost become like old friends.

I have never been a professional carpenter, but I have a favorite old hammer. Doing little projects with a different hammer — well, that just doesn’t feel right.

It’s the same with fishing rods … only more so.


I remember very clearly the first fishing outfit I really connected with. It was a Mitchell 300 reel on an Eagle Claw fiberglass spinning rod.

Now that was a thing of beauty. The feel it had when casting, or better yet reeling in a fish, was beyond compare.

That was the ’60s and early ’70s. Eventually I moved on to graphite rods. Cabela’s Fish Eagle II became one of my favorites for both fly and spinning rods. They may not be the very top of the line, but they certainly are quality rods.

My favorite was a 7.5-foot medium light spinning rod. I was living in Alaska at the time. I caught many trout, steelhead and salmon with that rod. Then the tip broke and it was gone.

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Feather River League tennis championships held in Chester

Shannon Morrow
Sports Editor
5/9/2012

 

The Feather River League tennis championships were held at Quincy High School and Feather River College last Friday, May 4, with the women at the high school and the men initially at the college until the finals match.

Quincy junior Danny Ryback won the men’s singles title after narrowly defeating Nick Shirk of Plumas Christian School by a score of 9-7 in the championship match.

Read more: Feather River League tennis championships held in Chester

  

Indian Valley youths roll up into bids for state championships

Alicia Knadler
Indian Valley Editor
5/9/2012

 

Taylorsville youth Shasta Banchio, 12, was excited to learn she was the top junior pole bender in her region and able to compete in state finals this month.

She was even more excited when she “got rolled up” into competition for championships in other events as well.

Students who earned the top points in each event had to roll out of the competition due to poor grades in school.

Read more: Indian Valley youths roll up into bids for state championships

  

Golden Eagles advance to Super Regionals

Feather Publishing
5/9/2012

 

The Feather River College Golden Eagles baseball team swept Sacramento City College in two home games last weekend to advance to the Super Regionals for the third time in five years.

The Golden Eagles won game one of the best-of-three series on Saturday by a score of 13-5, and they won game two on Sunday by a score of 11-10 to clinch the series.

Read more: Golden Eagles advance to Super Regionals

  

California Outdoors for the week of 5/2/2012

Releasing female lingcod

Question: Last year before the end of rockfish season, I went on a charter boat out of Berkeley. Some of the lingcod caught were females with eggs. When do lingcod spawn and can keeping these females hurt the fishery in the future? Should we as anglers release females like we do for striped bass? I’m glad to see the size limit dropped and the season longer, but I don’t want to be back to where we were before.

—Jason G.

Read more: California Outdoors for the week of 5/2/2012

  

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