Fishing Report for the week of 9/5/2014

Michael Condon
Staff Writer
Warm water challenges anglers

The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.

—A.K. Best

Fishing in late summer is normally pretty tough. The warmer water and depleted oxygen levels slow the fish’s metabolism and feeding. The low water in the streams makes for less cover, resulting in fish that are more skittish.

This year has been especially tough. The meager snowpack caused the water temperatures to rise and the levels to fall even more quickly than usual.

Fall isn’t far away. One very good thing about fall is that the fishing picks up. But if you are not willing to wait for fall fishing, there are still fish to be caught even in the heat of late summer.

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Ultramarathon to return Saturday

This runner crosses the finish line after completing a prior year’s 50-kilometer Lost Sierra Endurance Run in the Lakes Basin Area. The third annual run, set for this Saturday, challenges runners with over 7,000 feet of elevation gain. The brutal course was designed for experienced runners. Photo by James Wilson
Feather Publishing

The Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship, along with sponsor Sierra Nevada Brewery, will host the third annual Lost Sierra Endurance Run onSept. 6. This eventquickly earned a formidable reputation.

The course isa 32-mile alpine grinder racking up around 7,000 feet of climbing as it picks its way up to and through the spectacular Lakes Basin aboveGraeagle. For those less inclined to push the limits of their suffer-meters, there are two shorter loops (18 miles and a new, popular format 10K course), run almost entirely alongsingletracktrail.

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California Outdoors for the week of 9/5/2014

Carrie Wilson
California Department of FIsh and Wildlife

Hunting in the rut

Question: You recently said it’s easier to hunt deer during the rut — where do you get your information? Have you compared the buck kill rates in states that allow deer to be hunted during the rut against the deer harvest in California? The buck-to-doe ratio in California is terrible. I don’t believe the deer kill in California would be any higher than in any states that allow the deer harvest during the rut. It is not that easy to hunt deer in other states during the rut. If that were true the deer kill would be huge in those states, rather than their average yearly take.

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Golf Results for the week of 9/5/2014

Feather Publishing

Mt. Huff Golf

The Wednesday Morning Scramble at Mt. Huff on Aug. 20continues to be a popular event with three teams placing for recognition.

In first place at six under par was team Margie Joseph, Don McConnell and Leo Sorosinski.

Second place ranking at five under par went to team Greg Stevens, Ted Trafton and Darel Joseph.

Coming in at three under par was the third place team of Gary Metzdorf, Ralph Cote and Dick Grace.

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August Fest brings stiff competition

Portola’s Tabi Martinez and Chester’s Antonia Marro go head to head at the August Fest Tournament at Feather River College this last weekend. Both girls were named most valuable players for their strong contributions. In the one game the two teams faced each other, Chester won 2-0. Photos by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor

Quincy’s boys and girls soccer teams hosted the annual August Fest tournament at the high school and Feather River College last Friday and Saturday, drawing teams from all over the area.

In addition to Quincy, Chester’s girls team showed up to compete, as did Portola’s girls and newly formed boys team. The two-day tournament spurred many ups and downs on the field.

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