Young hunters find early deer season success in 2017

Last weekend, the deer season opened in zone D-6 which covers most of Tuolumne County. … Read more

Bass hard to find with New Melones near full capacity

Bass are scattered throughout New Melones Reservoir as the water continues to rise and the … Read more

Retired educators take to the backcountry to explore, fish and share campfire stories

The Backpackers Literary Guild (BLG) recently returned from their 31st annual weeklong trip into the … Read more

6-year-old used chicken liver to reel in a trophy catfish

Mavrick Pedroni, 6, of Sonora, hooked a huge catfish Wednesday that almost pulled the youngster … Read more

Sweitzer heads east for college fishing national championship

After catching a near record-sized bass in April, Chico State sophomore and Summerville graduate Chad … Read more

Salmon season opens Sunday on Sacto River

It’s too early to tell how good it might be, but the Sacramento River salmon … Read more

Larger planters create more excitement

Kudos go to the Moccasin Creek Hatchery for planting bigger trout in Pinecrest Lake. When … Read more

Raging waters on Highway 108 corridor

The Middle Fork Stanislaus River along the Highway 108 corridor is raging with the heat … Read more

During heat spell it pays to get on, off water early

During this hot spell we’re having, it pays to get on the water early and … Read more

Hunters, anglers have favorable bills passed in state legislature

The state legislature has finally begun to show signs of favoring hunters and anglers by … Read more

Sizzling Summer Fishing Seminar on tap at Glory Hole

A Sizzling Summer Fishing Seminar will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, … Read more

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

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