Fishing and leaf peeping go together in the Plumas County fall

Michael Condon
Staff Writer


An angler is a man who spends rainy days sitting around on the muddy banks of rivers doing nothing because his wife won’t let him do it at home.

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The fall colors are beautiful right now and the weather has been incredible.The fall foliage may have peaked, but the fishing is still going strong. But it won’t be long before all of the leaves are gone and snow is in the weather forecast.

The bite is on and now is the time to get out as the trout and salmon are busy gorging themselves in preparation for winter.


Some great information for lake fly anglers

Northeastern California has some of the best stillwater trout fishing to be found anywhere. It is a paradise for fly anglers.

When I first started fly-fishing in lakes, after many years of stream and river fishing, I found the whole thing a bit intimidating. I just wasn’t sure what fly to use or where to fish.

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Some local courses remain open

Feather Publishing

With unusually warm weather in the afternoons, certain golf courses around the area decided to stay open a little later than usual this year. Here’s a handy list of the courses in Plumas County and their predicted closing dates.


Graeagle Meadows

The 18-hole course plans to stay open until the Saturday after Thanksgiving, weather permitting.

Phone: 836-2323


Plumas Pines Golf Resort

If the weather keeps up, the par-72 course will remain playable through Nov. 10.

Phone: 836-1420

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California Outdoors for the week of 11/1/2013

Carrie Wilson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife


Fishing for manta rays

Question: Is it legal to fish for manta rays in California, specifically in the San Francisco Bay area?

Gina T.

Answer: Manta rays are generally not found off California, and since they are filter feeders, it may be difficult to persuade one to take your bait. The northernmost limit of their range in the eastern Pacific Ocean is around San Diego, where they are only spotted occasionally. However, if a manta ray were to stray farther north, then yes, it may be legally taken by hook and line off California. I suspect you instead may be referring to bat rays, which are more widely distributed and caught fairly regularly on hook and line. If so, they too are legal to take.

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FRC volleyball returns home

Feather River College’s Kelsey Phipps hits the ball over the net during the Eagles’ three-set win over Lassen on Oct. 18. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor

Conference play is shaping up real nice for the Feather River College volleyball team, which restarted home play last week with its match against Butte on Oct. 16. The Eagles played their first home game since Sept. 3, following it up with another home game against Lassen College two days later.

FRC took down Butte in the fifth game and dominated Lassen in three games. FRC’s win over Lassen marks the fifth consecutive match the Eagles have won. The week before, FRC took down Shasta and College of the Redwoods to start the team’s conference play with wins.

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Greenville football team blasts Loyalton

Greenville’s Walker Meyers runs the ball in for a touchdown during the second half of the Indians’ 34-6 win over Loyalton last Friday. The teams were at a standoff in the first half with no points scored by either team. Photo by James Wilson
James Wilson
Sports Editor


Though the Indians started slow against Loyalton last Friday, they finished big to win 34-6. No points were scored by either team during the first half, but Greenville came out in the second half in full force.

Walker Meyers proved a force to be reckoned with on the field. Meyers scored four of Greenville’s five touchdowns. In addition, Meyers passed for the Indians’ other touchdown. In total Meyers rushed for 97 yards and received for 136 yards.

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