California Outdoors for the week of 10/17 /2014

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Waterfowl decoys

Question: With waterfowl season approaching, I was wondering if you could clarify Regulation 507 regarding duck decoys that move. That regulation specifies moving wings or blades are prohibited until after Nov. 30, but I cannot find a prohibition regarding motor-powered decoys that simulate swimming (clamp-on propeller), or water movement to simulate feeding (magnet type) or battery-powered jerk string. In short, are only moving-wing decoys prohibited during the first six weeks of the season?

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Fishing Report for the week of 10/10/2014

Michael Condon
Staff Writer

“There is no greater fan of fly-fishing than the worm.”

—Patrick F. McManus

The dog days of summer are quickly becoming a thing of the past. 

The warm water of summer (too warm if you happen to be a trout) is giving way to much more comfortable water temperatures thanks to cooler nights, shorter days and a couple of very welcome rain showers.

This is my favorite time of year. 

Normally my biggest challenge is figuring out how to allocate my scarce free time between the harvest in my garden, deer hunting and fishing. 

This year the gophers and deer have pretty much eliminated the gardening option so I am free to focus on the other two activities (and I have a little extra motivation for the deer hunting). But this is about fishing.

The stream flows are still pretty skinny, but falling temperatures are helping improve the bite in local streams and rivers. However, the lakes are where the action is. 

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Golf results the week of 10/10/2014

Graeagle Men’s Golf Association

The Graeagle Men’s Golf Association held their annual fall general membership meeting and Two-Man Scramble Golf Tournament on Wed., Oct. 1.

At the meeting, the club elected new governing board members for the 2015 golf season. Elected were: President – Norm Miller; Vice President – George Fraser; Secretary – Joel Patterson; Treasurer – Gary Romero; Communications Director – Tom Slavik; Rules/Handicap Chair – Mike Irving; Tournament Chair – Dan Friedman; Couples Tournament Chair – Chuck Pratt; Food Committee Chair – Dennis Flynn; Past President – Chuck Franck.

The Two-Man Scramble was divided into two divisions: the Standard Tee Division and the Combo Tee Division. In the Standard Tee Division there was a tie for first place between the teams of Tom Taylor/Tom Balestri and Jim Reynolds/Bill Keese with a score of 67. There was also a tie for third place between the teams of Norm Miller/Bill Hopp and Bob Laxague/Chuck Gielow (69).

In the Combo Tee Division, first place was won by the team of Gary Kinkley/Bob McIlroy with a score of 66, second place went to the team of Marv Pierce/Norm Nichols (67) and Mike Gibson/Aubrey Neish were third place (68).

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QHS soccer homecoming brings two wins

Portola’s Antonio Bautista and Quincy’s Dale Morgan go toe to toe for the ball during the Quincy homecoming game Sept. 27. Photos by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor

It was a good day for Quincy’s soccer program Sept. 27. The Trojans held their annual homecoming games with the girls’ team taking on North Tahoe for a 2-0 win and the boys taking down Portola 7-2.

The girls’ team started the homecoming events, winning its first game since the August Fest Tournament a month earlier. Rachel Hanna and Lydia Morgan were the two scorers for Quincy’s girls.

“The whole team really worked together and played their best game yet,” commented Quincy coach Sarah Goard. “I am incredibly proud of them.”

Quincy and Portola’s boys were up next, with the Trojans shutting Portola out in the first half to get the ball rolling.

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