The Fishing Report: Grandson angles in Alaska for 16th birthday | Outdoors

Local Angler Stories … are the best. Even better when they are generational. St. Helena angler Don Green took his grandson, Spencer Green of Redwood City, fishing for a week in Alaska to celebrate Spencer’s 16th birthday. Fishing out of Jake’s Nushagak Salmon Camp, they pounded both kings and sockeyes for seven straight days. Don praised every feature of their accommodations – the fishing, the guides, lodging (in tents), food and equipment. Check out the team at Nushagak at Tell ’em Don Green sent you.

Morning Report … on fly fishing Putah Creek for Friday, Aug. 4 from Richard Loft, fly fishing instructor and guide. He stresses “quiet,” telling us that he wanted to wade in quietly – not bumping any rocks with his boots and just quietly making a few short, lightweight drifts. Richard went on to say “I have begun to notice that my balance while wading is really vital – letting me wade in quietly as I lift my foot, I am able to keep my balance and step forward without kicking rocks.” He reminded us that it is slippery out there.

It seemed to work; he hooked and released a dandy 17-inch rainbow. Contact him at 294-4738 and check him out at Look at the neat email-address fish Richard created – <@)()()>

Berryessa TNT Bass Tournaments … have been cancelled for the rest of the season. Stay tuned; I’ll try to get more information for you.

The Ocean Is On Fire … was the lead sentence in Dave Hurley’s preview of his Aug. 7 Hot Sheet. Just listen: “The ocean is on fire – what else can you say – salmon, rockfish, ling cod, halibut, albacore, bluefin tuna, and even thresher sharks – What can you say but we haven’t seen fishing like this for some time.”

The Bodega Bay King Salmon Bite … tells part of the story. Not only are the kings hitting the…

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