Big fish

Steve Vallotton told his fishing partners in the boat that someone should record what was … Read more

Top anglers

Murphy, Freeman hook 1st at Delta bass tournament

Seventeen teams battled a slow bite and other fishing tournaments Saturday during the Sonora Bass … Read more

Gun club to hold 8th annual trap competition

The Mother Lode Gun Club will hold its 8th annual Tuolumne County Trap Competition on … Read more

Bear says speed lift a ‘game changer’

Bear Valley is planning to add a high speed chairlift for the 2017-18 winter season … Read more

Fishing perking up as temps start to rise

Fishing is perking up as the weather gets warmer. The water level at New Melones … Read more

Valley Springs’ Blacksmith claims High Junior Award overall title

Valley Springs resident Samuel Blacksmith won the California High Junior Award overall title earlier this … Read more

Some access concerns ahead of trout opener

With stream trout season coming up on April 29, there is some concern about access … Read more

Melones rising as hefty snowpack starts to melt

The water level continues to rise at New Melones Reservoir as the hefty snowpack begins … Read more

Ernster, Hebel win club’s 2-day tournament

Joe Ernster and Jane Hebel brought in the heaviest bag of fish on Friday then … Read more

Heller nets 5-pound lunker at Pinecrest Lake

Twain Harte resident Stu Heller, a licensed fishing guide, recently decided to wet a line … Read more

National Wild Turkey Federation banquet April 8

The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF), Sonora Spurs Chapter, will hold its 11th annual Banquet … Read more

Proposed ban on lead ammo, tackle reversed

The proposed ban on lead ammo and fishing tackle on federal lands has been reversed … Read more

Fishing popular again as lakes settling down

Fishing is finally coming back to popularity as the lakes begin to settle down after … Read more

Rock climbing pioneer Royal Robbins dies at 82

Rock climbing pioneer, educator and icon Royal Robbins died Tuesday at his home in Modesto … Read more

Wild turkey season near; Don Pedro closed to boats

Wild turkey season is coming up March 25 for adult hunters, but the juniors get … Read more

.22 program ends with top winner, awards ceremony

Directors Roger Wilson and Jim Owen concluded the winter .22 program Tuesday night with an … Read more

Water rising fast in foothills reservoirs, lakes

Foothill lakes are on the rise. Lake Camanche, near Valley Springs, has been giving up … Read more

Big catch

Anglers battled high, muddy water and an abundance of partially submerged debris on a dry … Read more

Junior hunters bag ducks; New Hogan Lake gets health warning

Last weekend, just when the ducks thought the season was all over and they could … Read more

Duck season followed simlar pattern to years past

The long duck season ended last Sunday and the “duck widows” will finally have their … Read more

Weather not delightful; Duck season ends Sunday

The weather this past week has been a nightmare in my neck of the woods, … Read more

Top Anglers

Sonora Bass Club’s Josh Parris won his second straight Angler of the Year honor in … Read more

Chilly weather pushing birds south

Waterfowl hunting has finally picked up with the cold weather systems coming down from the … Read more

Catfish contest underway; ‘November slump’ is here

The Big Catfish contest is underway at New Melones Reservoir and the top fish so … Read more

Good opening weekend for dove hunters in Central Valley

My son Bill, of Aptos, always tries to get in the opening day of dove … Read more

Anglers to enjoy last big fling in local waters

With the last big three-day holiday coming up this weekend, the campers, swimmers, boaters, and … Read more

Habitat designated for Sierra amphibians

More than 2,830 square miles of the Central Sierra Nevada are now designated critical habitat … Read more

Lake fishing with SIRs at Beardsley

Bert Kronnick is the Fishing Chairman for Sons in Retirement (SIRS), Sonora Chapter 77. Last … Read more

Angling better on rivers; Melones trout bite slows

Along Highway 108, the middle and south forks Stanislaus above Kennedy Meadows, away from the … Read more

County trap shoot nears; Gear sale today

The 7th annual Tuolumne County Trap Competition is Saturday, June 4, at the Mother Lode … Read more

Water levels rising on area waters

The water level rose over a foot last week at New Melones Reservoir, with the … Read more

Duck season can be rough

Duck hunting can be frustrating to serious hunters. A week ago Wednesday, large numbers of … Read more

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