California Outdoors for the week of 7/18/2014

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Limits from different waters

Question: I enjoy your weekly newspaper columns and now I have a question that I hope you can answer. When fishing for striped bass at a local lake where there is a 10-fish limit with no size restriction, what happens if on the way home I stop at the Delta to fish for catfish and a wildlife officer checks me out and I have 10 striped bass already? How do I prove I caught them at, say, New Hogan Lake several miles away and not the Delta? Another thing, if I catch eight striped bass at the lake, can I still catch two more out of the Delta? Thanks for your consideration. You keep writing them and I’ll keep reading them!

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Hunter Safety classes offered

M. Kate West
Staff Writer

  Local hunters desiring to hunt out of state this year need to be aware that many states are now requiring a hunter’s education certificate before a license will be issued.

  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife also requires these certificates for first-time license buyers.

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California Outdoors for the week of 7/11/2014

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Nesting mallards

Question: We have a pair of mallard ducks that seems to have taken up residency in our backyard pool and have laid eggs in the surrounding plants. I am afraid that if they hatch they will end up dead because of all the meat-eating birds in the area. Why are they doing this? If I can get them to leave, where will they fly off to? I can’t seem to find any help in the town that I live in (Modesto). I read your piece in the Modesto Bee and wondered if you had any suggestions of what I could do.

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Eaglesmith named MVP

Greenville’s Justus Eaglesmith goes for the shot this past season. Eaglesmith was named MVP of his league. Photo submitted
Feather Publishing

Guard/forward Justus Eaglesmith was named 2013-2014 Pioneer-Mountain League most valuable player. Greenville, which lost lead-scorer Walker Meyers to injury last season, relied upon the 5 foot, 9 inch freshman to finish as co-champions of the league.

Justus averaged 12.8 points and 10.8 rebounds each game. He also led the team in steals, assists, and blocked shots.

“Justus displayed remarkable leadership and floor presence. At times, it was difficult to remember he was only a freshman,” said Greenville coach Russ Crouch. “He is a dean’s-list student and a fine young gentleman off court, as well.”

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Fishing Report for the week of 7/4/2014

Two anglers admire a beautiful fly-caught Lake Davis rainbow trout. Lake Davis rainbows are fat and healthy this year. Twenty inch fish are common but not always easy to catch.
Photo courtesy of Jon Baiocchi
Michael Condon
Staff Writer

“There will be days when the fishing is better than one’s most optimistic forecast, others when it is far worse. Either is a gain over just staying home.” –Roderick Haig-Brown

Lake Davis
Lake Davis continues to be the hot spot in Plumas County. Davis delivers with some beautiful rainbows and a double whammy of damsel flies and an evening hatch of Hexagenia. It is a fly fisher’s dream and right now it’s game on.

The damsel flies continue to hatch mid-morning thru early afternoon. On windy days the activity slows down a bunch. In the evening the hex hatch is picking up momentum. Think about that. You can sleep in and still have a full day of some of the best fly fishing to be had anywhere.

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