Derby County

26 Apr 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
TOP PICKS Streams and Rivers in the Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra lakes and streams open to fishing on Saturday, April 27. BULLARDS BAR: Clara Ricabal of Angler West TV was fishing with guide Larry Hemphill when she hooked into an unofficial woman’s world record spotted bass at 7 pounds, 2 ounces while using 6-pound test on a spinning reel. She was fishing a wacky rigged Senko. See the story in this issue for full details, but this much is obvious – it’s time to fish bass at Bullards. As for the kokanee that feature in every weekly report, Craig Newton of Will Fish Tackle said they are piled up far up the river arm. If you make the run, you’ll get them. FRENCHMAN LAKE: Matthew Goodwin, owner of Goodwin’s and Sons General Store, said the lake is ice free and the roads are open. You can now get around the entire lake, but the only place to launch a boat is Lunker Point, although there’s no dock. Goodwin said the trout are settling in and started to bite. The Goodwin’s General Store trout derby will fish Saturday, May 4. Sign up at the store or by calling 951-446-2471. FEATHER RIVER: The Feather remains the best bet for stripers, with fish from Yuba City to Verona. Fishing tight to shore is the key with higher flows. Big schools of fish have been reported, but they are moving, so anglers need to be mobile. DFW is proposing to extend salmon season to the end of October instead of closing much of the river Oct. 15. SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff to Colusa: High water continues to slow striper fishing, but flows from Shasta Lake have decreased and conditions could be ideal by this weekend. A few stripers are being caught between Chico and Colusa on minnows. Big schools of fish have been reported in the river SACRAMENTO RIVER, Verona to Colusa: Sturgeon are being caught near Knights Landing. High water continues to slow striper fishing, mainly because of closed boat launches. Flows are dropping this week. GENERAL Far North lakes and rivers LAKE ALMANOR: The fishing is good right now for all species. Trout anglers are catching every species while trolling hardware, trolling flies, Gulps! and ‘crawlers. Bass anglers are catching fish on the main lake points on soft plastics. BAUM LAKE: Balanced leeches, midges, small streamers, and woolly buggers are proving the best baits for fly anglers still. The lake has had quite a bit of fishing pressure the last month with the great bite that is happening, but with the rest of the streams opening next weekend that should subside some. LEWISTON LAKE: The last reports were from mid-week and the lake condition has not vastly improved since they started releasing water from the Trinity dam. The marina owner said that fish can still be caught, but it can be more treacherous with the flows being so high if you fish the inlet arm. SHASTA LAKE: Fishing is still good for bass and trout anglers. The largemouth have moved into the back of coves to spawn while the spots are still using main lake points and creeks as temperatures rise. Soft plastics are working well for fish in numbers but there has been a reaction bite on spinnerbaits and crankbaits as well. Trout anglers are catching fish on the main lake trolling Optimizers and Bay Rat stick baits in 50 to 60 feet of water. TRINITY LAKE: The bass bite is improving significantly with this warmer weather. Not many anglers are heading up to fish yet, making it a nice lake to escape to with little boating pressure. The first part of the day before the sun hits the water offers the best bite with reaction baits. Fish are hitting big swimbaits and glidebaits until mid-morning when the bite goes deep and you have to switch to soft plastics and down baits. WHISKEYTOWN LAKE: There have been anglers out trolling for kokanee but no reports have come in about whether anyone is catching them or not yet. Bass anglers are doing well on spotted bass with soft plastics from the shore out to 20 feet deep. If there is some wind there has been a reaction bite and reports of some of the better quality spots being caught in those conditions. Sacramento Valley AMERICAN RIVER: Some small stripers are being caught at Discovery Park. Shad have yet to arrive. Flows dropped from 10,000 cfs last week to 7,500 cfs over the weekend. FOLSOM LAKE: The water temperature remains 62 degrees. Granite Bay, Brown’s Ravine, Folsom Point, Rattlesnake bar and Peninsula boat ramps are now open. The lake level increased 3 feet last week, from 449 feet of elevation to 452 feet. Bass fishing is good, with plastics working well. Shore anglers are catching bass on minnows. Trout fishing is good. RANCHO SECO LAKE: Trout fishing is fair, thanks to plants every other week. Power Bait is working best. SACRAMENTO RIVER, Dunsmuir: High water is keeping most trout anglers away. Flows remained over 3,500 cfs most of last week. SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding to Red Bluff: Trout fishing has taken off as flows from Keswick Dam decrease. Flows dropped form 40,000 cfs a week ago to 10,000 cfs over the weekend. The river is closed above the Highway 44 bridge. Glo Bugs, roe and beads are all working for wild rainbows. SACRAMENTO RIVER, Sacramento: Small stripers are being caught at Miller Park, Bright Beach and Discovery Park, along with a few keepers. Pile worms and nightcrawlers are producing fish. Fishing is slow for shad. Trinity/Klamath rivers KLAMATH RIVER, Hornbrook: High flows are keeping anglers away, as releases from Iron Gate Dam topped 5,000 cfs last week and remained above 3,000 cfs over the weekend. The salmon fly hatch generally begins in late May and early June. KLAMATH RIVER, Happy Camp: Flows are too high for fishing, with big releases from Iron Gate Dam. Flows hit 10,000 cfs last week and were 7,660 cfs over the weekend. KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen: This year’s fall salmon quota is twice as big as last year’s with an estimated 3,800 adult kings allocated to lower river sport anglers. DFW is recommending a bag limit of three salmon a day, including two adults beginning Aug. 15. Spring salmon fishing will open July 1, with a one-fish limit, after initially being closed until Aug. 15. The river is currently high and muddy, with flows of 45,000 cfs. TRINITY RIVER: Spring water releases from Trinity Lake will keep the river blown out until late July. Flows hit 9,000 cfs last week and could hit 11,000 cfs the end of this week. Salmon fishing will re-open July 1, while the fall quota will be around 1,200 adult kings on the upper river and 1,200 adult kings on the lower river. Northern foothills CAMP FAR WEST: Pre-spawn bass are holding in 10 to 15 feet. Anglers are catching a few on shaky heads and Senkos. Crappie are showing as well. COLLINS LAKE: Consistent weather brought out the anglers and they caught plenty of trout from shore and boats. The Beach and the Dam were both shore hotspots. Boaters are finding success trolling for trout in the top 11 feet. ENGLEBRIGHT RESERVOIR: A recent trout stock has the fish biting, according to Craig Newton of Will Fish Tackle in Auburn. The marina and the cove across from it are some of the more productive areas. LAKE OROVILLE: Jamey Sorensen of North Valley Tackle said he measured water temperatures as high as 64 degrees on Thursday, and it’s fired up the bass. He and his fishing partner caught them on a variety of finesse baits right up on the bank, but the backs of cuts were particularly productive. A customer who fished Oroville on a windy day caught 30 bass while tossing a ripbait, Sorensen said. He also had a caution to share, the South Fork is full of debris from bank to bank. Exercise caution when boating in the area. PARADISE LAKE: This popular small water in the town of Paradise has reopened, and by most accounts it was largely spared damage. It’s fishing well for trout due to a recent stock, according to Chris Main at Fins, Fur and Feathers in Paradise. ROLLINS LAKE: The water is cleaning up, and that is helping anglers target trout. Quite a few are trolling toplines with dodgers and worms and catching quality 2 to 3 pounders, according to Craig Newton of Will Fish Tackle. THERMALITO AFTERBAY: The Afterbay had been poor, but according to Chris Main at Fins, Fur and Feathers in Paradise the bass bite is finally improving. However, this is traditionally a fickle impoundment, and ongoing water management operations continue to repeatedly fill and drain it. Craig Bentley, past WON staffer, said the formerly decent bite on steelhead fizzled to nothing under weather conditions more suitable for bass. North Coast lakes LAKE BERRYESSA: Fishing has been good around the lake and after the full moon and temperatures expected to reach 90 degrees next week, many bass will take to their beds for the spawn. Fish are up shallow and biting just about anything you throw their way right now. The top baits have been spinnerbaits, crankbaits, small swimbaits, tubes, jigs, drop-shot rigs and Ned rigs. EAST PARK RESERVOIR: After a very busy opening week with heavy fishing pressure the bite got tough for a couple days. Each day that passes the water clarity improves and the temperatures rise. Many bass and crappie are already on beds but with the dirty water sight fishing for them can be difficult. Spinnerbaits and jigs are great this time of year in dirty water, but fish are skittish so you want your approach to be silent and stealthy so the fish don’t spook. STONEY GORGE: Anglers report good numbers of both bass and crappies being caught in the middle of the week. Many anglers have been able to throw the bait of their choice for bass and catch fish. For crappie you will want to find submerged structure and under water willow bushes that can be used for spawning and ambush points. BLACK BUTTE LAKE: The bass and crappie bite has been slow with the heavy winds that have been blowing this past week. This lake is the last reservoir behind two others in the mountains, so it receives the cold water from the bottom of two dams that have been running heavy all spring. They recently slowed the flows down allowing the water clarity to improve and the temperatures to rise so bass and crappies will push into the willow trees and be looking to spawn. CLEAR LAKE: The full moon and heavy winds have made the bite tough the past few days. Anglers having the most success are stumbling across multiple fish in a single area that they have to sit there and keep working until they can entice a fish into biting. With the warmer temperatures the bass are in full spawn mode and can be found in very shallow water, sometimes less than a foot deep. The crappie are congregating on lush green tule edges where they are spawning in numbers UPPER BLUE LAKES: The Narrows Resort is under new ownership and with the trout opener next Saturday they are expecting to have a big turnout. They have been stocking the lake monthly with rainbows and the water conditions are finally starting to improve after a long winter. Anglers have been going out and fishing catch-and-release for trout and bass and have been catching some smaller fish. North Coast rivers North Coast streams and rivers are regulated by low flow closures. Always call ahead to determine the condition of the river you want to fish. If not mentioned, the river is closed or no reports. The DFW’s Low Flow Closure Hotline for north coast rivers is (707) 822-3164. South Central Coast streams number is (831) 649-2886.New low flow closures for Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties, Oct. 1-April 30, call (707) 822-3164 for Mendocino, (707) 944-5533 for Sonoma, Marin and Napa. CHETCO RIVER, Brookings, Ore.: Closed until late May. ELK RIVER, Port Orford, Ore.: Closed until late May. ROGUE RIVER, Gold Beach, Ore.: Spring salmon fishing improved last week, with good numbers of hatchery fish and wild fish. Guide Steve Huber said he caught hatchery fish on straight anchovies. Some guides are reporting up to six salmon a day, as the run begins to peak. SMITH RIVER: The river remains open for steelhead through the end of April. A few fish are being caught near Patrick Creek by shore anglers. Fishing is slow for the few driftboaters still fishing from the Forks to Ruby, despite good conditions. Sierra lakes and rivers BOCA LAKE: Steve Soulam of Mountain Hardware and Sports in Truckee said Boca is open along its east shore. The lake is down quite a bit. There’s no longer any ice. Exercise caution driving in the area he said because it’s muddy and sloppy due to the recently melted snows. CARSON RIVER: Todd Sodaro of Todd’s Bait and Tackle and the Alpine County Fish and Game Commission said the East and West Carson are both running high and potentially dangerous due to snowmelt. He rescheduled the Commission’s first planned trout stock of the year, an 1,800-pound plant, due to the poor conditions. DAVIS LAKE: Ed Dillard of Dillard Guided Fishing and Jeanne Graham of J&J’s Grizzly Store both said Davis is still mostly covered in rotten ice and slush, but it’s getting better. There’s just a little bit of open water at Mallard, and it’s fishable from shore. Dillard said that the launch ramp access road at Honker Cove is still covered by 1 1/2 feet of snow and remains inaccessible, but it’s getting close. Grizzly is plowed to the Lightning Tree campground, but there’s a wall of snow at the entrance and the campground, like the others at the lake, is inaccessible. DONNER LAKE: Fishing has been somewhat slow for Mackinaw this early season, although the water temperature is prime for lakers. Browns have been biting. Aiden Rainsbarger, son of Shaun of Shaun’s Guide Service, caught a 7 pounder on Friday. The lake is 50 percent full. Due to a drop-off at the bottom of the boat ramp, only smaller boats are recommended.   . JENKINSON LAKE (Sly Park): The lake was stocked with trout, and fish averaging 14 to 16 inches are coming out with some consistency for shore and boat anglers. The Mackinaw bite is slow. LAKE TAHOE: Good weather brought out the anglers and the Mackinaw bite was reliable as usual. Of interest, on the south and west side the lake trout were very shallow, at 50 to 80 feet with a few even at 20 to 30. PROSSER LAKE: Steve Soulam of Mountain Hardware and Sports in Truckee cautioned that the Prosser area is sloppy, snowy and muddy, and even 4-wheel-drives should exercise caution. Boats can be launched by hand but it’s a walk. All the ice has melted. PYRAMID LAKE: Cutthroat are still cruising shorelines, preparing to spawn in the  with clean water. Doug Ouellette of Pyramid Lake Guide Service said it was good for shore-based fly casters. Floater and no ‘cator (indicator) was productive, with No. 2 midge pupae, and popcorn beetles turning up some larger fish. A wind advisory kept boaters off the water over the weekend, but prior to that a number of 10-pound and up cutthroat were caught. TRUCKEE RIVER: The Truckee River opens on Saturday, April 27 to general regulations, but it is running high and fast, although clear. Wading isn’t recommended, as at these flows the river is a threat to sweep an angler away. Focus on quiet water, Steve Soulam of Mountain Hardware and Sports said, and try nymphing with San Juan worms or stonefly patterns. WEST WALKER RIVER: Debbie Bush of the Walker General Store said the water is coming  up, and warm weather during the week should bring it up even further as the April 27 general trout opener approaches. North Saltwater BERKELEY: Smith family boats Pacific Dream, Happy Hooker and California Dawn had good counts of stripers, sometimes limits and improving numbers of halibut while waiting for live bait to become available. New El Dorado III averaged 2 to 3 fish per person inside the Bay. New Easy Rider stayed on the salmon and had consecutive days of limits from south of the islands. BODEGA BAY: Salmon action was up and down, but is expected to improve because of massive numbers of anchovy baitballs holding in Bodega Bay. New Sea Angler put passengers on limits of rockfish, a few lingcod and a few salmon to 15 pounds fishing up off Russian River, off Bodega Head and down towards Point Reyes. Lawson’s Landing boats got out on a couple of calmer days and found rockfish but not many salmon. EMERYVILLE: Most Fish Emeryville boats stayed inside the bay and took advantage of the good fishing for striped bass and halibut. New Huck Finnscored limits (66 fish) by 9:00a.m. in South bay and similar fishing was enjoyed by anglers on Tigerfish, Pacific Pearl, and C Gull II. Rockfish and lingcod from the Farallones were the targets on runs aboard Sea Wolf. The results were steady limits of quality rockfish plus some lingcod. EUREKA: The jetties of Humboldt bay provided many dinners through the week and over the weekend for families or individuals who came out to fish baits on 2-hook surf leaders or cast and retrieve swimbaits for lingcod. Most catches were perch, rockfish and kelp greenling. Some of the locals made the drive to Shelter Cove to get in on a nice salmon bite by the whistle buoy. Humboldt Area Salt Water Angler fundraiser event is Saturday, April 27 at 6:00p.m., at the Arcata Community Center.[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] FORT BRAGG: Much of the Fort Bragg fleet stayed tied to dock, awaiting the rockfish opener on May 1, because after that they can offer combo rockfish and salmon trips. Meanwhile, Sea Hawk made salmon runs through the week and Capt. Tim Gillespie said that his best day was 8 fish in the box for 11 anglers. Shore anglers did very well on rockfish, kelp greenling, cabezon and lingcod at Dynamite Shack and Cape Mendocino. HALF MOON BAY: New Capt. Pete, even on a rough day (Saturday) ended up with 19 salmon for 12 people. Queen of Hearts and Huli Cat fished nearby along Deep Reef and caught their share of salmon. Other trips were for rockfish and limits were the rule, with some lingcod added in for good measure. Surf fishers caught barred surfperch, redtail perch and striped bass along local beaches. SAN FRANCISCO: Bass Tub scored about a bass per rod fishing the South Bay. Much of the week featured agreeable weather, except for Saturday which was a white-knuckle day due to winds. Lovely Martha, also from Fisherman’s Wharf had almost a keeper halibut per rod and released numerous shorts. Shore fishing near Coyote and Oyster points was good for both perch and stripers. Beaches outside the gate produced various surf perches and stripers. Flash II had an awesome week of sturgeon fishing in San Pablo Bay.
26 Apr 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
TOP PICKS Streams and Rivers in the Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra lakes and streams open to fishing on Saturday, April 27. BULLARDS BAR: Clara Ricabal of Angler West TV was fishing with guide Larry Hemphill when she hooked into an unofficial woman’s world record spotted bass at 7 pounds, 2 ounces while using 6-pound test on a spinning reel. She was fishing a wacky rigged Senko. See the story in this issue for full details, but this much is obvious – it’s time to fish bass at Bullards. As for the kokanee that feature in every weekly report, Craig Newton of Will Fish Tackle said they are piled up far up the river arm. If you make the run, you’ll get them. FRENCHMAN LAKE: Matthew Goodwin, owner of Goodwin’s and Sons General Store, said the lake is ice free and the roads are open. You can now get around the entire lake, but the only place to launch a boat is Lunker Point, although there’s no dock. Goodwin said the trout are settling in and started to bite. The Goodwin’s General Store trout derby will fish Saturday, May 4. Sign up at the store or by calling 951-446-2471. FEATHER RIVER: The Feather remains the best bet for stripers, with fish from Yuba City to Verona. Fishing tight to shore is the key with higher flows. Big schools of fish have been reported, but they are moving, so anglers need to be mobile. DFW is proposing to extend salmon season to the end of October instead of closing much of the river Oct. 15. SACRAMENTO RIVER, Red Bluff to Colusa: High water continues to slow striper fishing, but flows from Shasta Lake have decreased and conditions could be ideal by this weekend. A few stripers are being caught between Chico and Colusa on minnows. Big schools of fish have been reported in the river SACRAMENTO RIVER, Verona to Colusa: Sturgeon are being caught near Knights Landing. High water continues to slow striper fishing, mainly because of closed boat launches. Flows are dropping this week. GENERAL Far North lakes and rivers LAKE ALMANOR: The fishing is good right now for all species. Trout anglers are catching every species while trolling hardware, trolling flies, Gulps! and ‘crawlers. Bass anglers are catching fish on the main lake points on soft plastics. BAUM LAKE: Balanced leeches, midges, small streamers, and woolly buggers are proving the best baits for fly anglers still. The lake has had quite a bit of fishing pressure the last month with the great bite that is happening, but with the rest of the streams opening next weekend that should subside some. LEWISTON LAKE: The last reports were from mid-week and the lake condition has not vastly improved since they started releasing water from the Trinity dam. The marina owner said that fish can still be caught, but it can be more treacherous with the flows being so high if you fish the inlet arm. SHASTA LAKE: Fishing is still good for bass and trout anglers. The largemouth have moved into the back of coves to spawn while the spots are still using main lake points and creeks as temperatures rise. Soft plastics are working well for fish in numbers but there has been a reaction bite on spinnerbaits and crankbaits as well. Trout anglers are catching fish on the main lake trolling Optimizers and Bay Rat stick baits in 50 to 60 feet of water. TRINITY LAKE: The bass bite is improving significantly with this warmer weather. Not many anglers are heading up to fish yet, making it a nice lake to escape to with little boating pressure. The first part of the day before the sun hits the water offers the best bite with reaction baits. Fish are hitting big swimbaits and glidebaits until mid-morning when the bite goes deep and you have to switch to soft plastics and down baits. WHISKEYTOWN LAKE: There have been anglers out trolling for kokanee but no reports have come in about whether anyone is catching them or not yet. Bass anglers are doing well on spotted bass with soft plastics from the shore out to 20 feet deep. If there is some wind there has been a reaction bite and reports of some of the better quality spots being caught in those conditions. Sacramento Valley AMERICAN RIVER: Some small stripers are being caught at Discovery Park. Shad have yet to arrive. Flows dropped from 10,000 cfs last week to 7,500 cfs over the weekend. FOLSOM LAKE: The water temperature remains 62 degrees. Granite Bay, Brown’s Ravine, Folsom Point, Rattlesnake bar and Peninsula boat ramps are now open. The lake level increased 3 feet last week, from 449 feet of elevation to 452 feet. Bass fishing is good, with plastics working well. Shore anglers are catching bass on minnows. Trout fishing is good. RANCHO SECO LAKE: Trout fishing is fair, thanks to plants every other week. Power Bait is working best. SACRAMENTO RIVER, Dunsmuir: High water is keeping most trout anglers away. Flows remained over 3,500 cfs most of last week. SACRAMENTO RIVER, Redding to Red Bluff: Trout fishing has taken off as flows from Keswick Dam decrease. Flows dropped form 40,000 cfs a week ago to 10,000 cfs over the weekend. The river is closed above the Highway 44 bridge. Glo Bugs, roe and beads are all working for wild rainbows. SACRAMENTO RIVER, Sacramento: Small stripers are being caught at Miller Park, Bright Beach and Discovery Park, along with a few keepers. Pile worms and nightcrawlers are producing fish. Fishing is slow for shad. Trinity/Klamath rivers KLAMATH RIVER, Hornbrook: High flows are keeping anglers away, as releases from Iron Gate Dam topped 5,000 cfs last week and remained above 3,000 cfs over the weekend. The salmon fly hatch generally begins in late May and early June. KLAMATH RIVER, Happy Camp: Flows are too high for fishing, with big releases from Iron Gate Dam. Flows hit 10,000 cfs last week and were 7,660 cfs over the weekend. KLAMATH RIVER, Klamath Glen: This year’s fall salmon quota is twice as big as last year’s with an estimated 3,800 adult kings allocated to lower river sport anglers. DFW is recommending a bag limit of three salmon a day, including two adults beginning Aug. 15. Spring salmon fishing will open July 1, with a one-fish limit, after initially being closed until Aug. 15. The river is currently high and muddy, with flows of 45,000 cfs. TRINITY RIVER: Spring water releases from Trinity Lake will keep the river blown out until late July. Flows hit 9,000 cfs last week and could hit 11,000 cfs the end of this week. Salmon fishing will re-open July 1, while the fall quota will be around 1,200 adult kings on the upper river and 1,200 adult kings on the lower river. Northern foothills CAMP FAR WEST: Pre-spawn bass are holding in 10 to 15 feet. Anglers are catching a few on shaky heads and Senkos. Crappie are showing as well. COLLINS LAKE: Consistent weather brought out the anglers and they caught plenty of trout from shore and boats. The Beach and the Dam were both shore hotspots. Boaters are finding success trolling for trout in the top 11 feet. ENGLEBRIGHT RESERVOIR: A recent trout stock has the fish biting, according to Craig Newton of Will Fish Tackle in Auburn. The marina and the cove across from it are some of the more productive areas. LAKE OROVILLE: Jamey Sorensen of North Valley Tackle said he measured water temperatures as high as 64 degrees on Thursday, and it’s fired up the bass. He and his fishing partner caught them on a variety of finesse baits right up on the bank, but the backs of cuts were particularly productive. A customer who fished Oroville on a windy day caught 30 bass while tossing a ripbait, Sorensen said. He also had a caution to share, the South Fork is full of debris from bank to bank. Exercise caution when boating in the area. PARADISE LAKE: This popular small water in the town of Paradise has reopened, and by most accounts it was largely spared damage. It’s fishing well for trout due to a recent stock, according to Chris Main at Fins, Fur and Feathers in Paradise. ROLLINS LAKE: The water is cleaning up, and that is helping anglers target trout. Quite a few are trolling toplines with dodgers and worms and catching quality 2 to 3 pounders, according to Craig Newton of Will Fish Tackle. THERMALITO AFTERBAY: The Afterbay had been poor, but according to Chris Main at Fins, Fur and Feathers in Paradise the bass bite is finally improving. However, this is traditionally a fickle impoundment, and ongoing water management operations continue to repeatedly fill and drain it. Craig Bentley, past WON staffer, said the formerly decent bite on steelhead fizzled to nothing under weather conditions more suitable for bass. North Coast lakes LAKE BERRYESSA: Fishing has been good around the lake and after the full moon and temperatures expected to reach 90 degrees next week, many bass will take to their beds for the spawn. Fish are up shallow and biting just about anything you throw their way right now. The top baits have been spinnerbaits, crankbaits, small swimbaits, tubes, jigs, drop-shot rigs and Ned rigs. EAST PARK RESERVOIR: After a very busy opening week with heavy fishing pressure the bite got tough for a couple days. Each day that passes the water clarity improves and the temperatures rise. Many bass and crappie are already on beds but with the dirty water sight fishing for them can be difficult. Spinnerbaits and jigs are great this time of year in dirty water, but fish are skittish so you want your approach to be silent and stealthy so the fish don’t spook. STONEY GORGE: Anglers report good numbers of both bass and crappies being caught in the middle of the week. Many anglers have been able to throw the bait of their choice for bass and catch fish. For crappie you will want to find submerged structure and under water willow bushes that can be used for spawning and ambush points. BLACK BUTTE LAKE: The bass and crappie bite has been slow with the heavy winds that have been blowing this past week. This lake is the last reservoir behind two others in the mountains, so it receives the cold water from the bottom of two dams that have been running heavy all spring. They recently slowed the flows down allowing the water clarity to improve and the temperatures to rise so bass and crappies will push into the willow trees and be looking to spawn. CLEAR LAKE: The full moon and heavy winds have made the bite tough the past few days. Anglers having the most success are stumbling across multiple fish in a single area that they have to sit there and keep working until they can entice a fish into biting. With the warmer temperatures the bass are in full spawn mode and can be found in very shallow water, sometimes less than a foot deep. The crappie are congregating on lush green tule edges where they are spawning in numbers UPPER BLUE LAKES: The Narrows Resort is under new ownership and with the trout opener next Saturday they are expecting to have a big turnout. They have been stocking the lake monthly with rainbows and the water conditions are finally starting to improve after a long winter. Anglers have been going out and fishing catch-and-release for trout and bass and have been catching some smaller fish. North Coast rivers North Coast streams and rivers are regulated by low flow closures. Always call ahead to determine the condition of the river you want to fish. If not mentioned, the river is closed or no reports. The DFW’s Low Flow Closure Hotline for north coast rivers is (707) 822-3164. South Central Coast streams number is (831) 649-2886.New low flow closures for Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties, Oct. 1-April 30, call (707) 822-3164 for Mendocino, (707) 944-5533 for Sonoma, Marin and Napa. CHETCO RIVER, Brookings, Ore.: Closed until late May. ELK RIVER, Port Orford, Ore.: Closed until late May. ROGUE RIVER, Gold Beach, Ore.: Spring salmon fishing improved last week, with good numbers of hatchery fish and wild fish. Guide Steve Huber said he caught hatchery fish on straight anchovies. Some guides are reporting up to six salmon a day, as the run begins to peak. SMITH RIVER: The river remains open for steelhead through the end of April. A few fish are being caught near Patrick Creek by shore anglers. Fishing is slow for the few driftboaters still fishing from the Forks to Ruby, despite good conditions. Sierra lakes and rivers BOCA LAKE: Steve Soulam of Mountain Hardware and Sports in Truckee said Boca is open along its east shore. The lake is down quite a bit. There’s no longer any ice. Exercise caution driving in the area he said because it’s muddy and sloppy due to the recently melted snows. CARSON RIVER: Todd Sodaro of Todd’s Bait and Tackle and the Alpine County Fish and Game Commission said the East and West Carson are both running high and potentially dangerous due to snowmelt. He rescheduled the Commission’s first planned trout stock of the year, an 1,800-pound plant, due to the poor conditions. DAVIS LAKE: Ed Dillard of Dillard Guided Fishing and Jeanne Graham of J&J’s Grizzly Store both said Davis is still mostly covered in rotten ice and slush, but it’s getting better. There’s just a little bit of open water at Mallard, and it’s fishable from shore. Dillard said that the launch ramp access road at Honker Cove is still covered by 1 1/2 feet of snow and remains inaccessible, but it’s getting close. Grizzly is plowed to the Lightning Tree campground, but there’s a wall of snow at the entrance and the campground, like the others at the lake, is inaccessible. DONNER LAKE: Fishing has been somewhat slow for Mackinaw this early season, although the water temperature is prime for lakers. Browns have been biting. Aiden Rainsbarger, son of Shaun of Shaun’s Guide Service, caught a 7 pounder on Friday. The lake is 50 percent full. Due to a drop-off at the bottom of the boat ramp, only smaller boats are recommended.   . JENKINSON LAKE (Sly Park): The lake was stocked with trout, and fish averaging 14 to 16 inches are coming out with some consistency for shore and boat anglers. The Mackinaw bite is slow. LAKE TAHOE: Good weather brought out the anglers and the Mackinaw bite was reliable as usual. Of interest, on the south and west side the lake trout were very shallow, at 50 to 80 feet with a few even at 20 to 30. PROSSER LAKE: Steve Soulam of Mountain Hardware and Sports in Truckee cautioned that the Prosser area is sloppy, snowy and muddy, and even 4-wheel-drives should exercise caution. Boats can be launched by hand but it’s a walk. All the ice has melted. PYRAMID LAKE: Cutthroat are still cruising shorelines, preparing to spawn in the  with clean water. Doug Ouellette of Pyramid Lake Guide Service said it was good for shore-based fly casters. Floater and no ‘cator (indicator) was productive, with No. 2 midge pupae, and popcorn beetles turning up some larger fish. A wind advisory kept boaters off the water over the weekend, but prior to that a number of 10-pound and up cutthroat were caught. TRUCKEE RIVER: The Truckee River opens on Saturday, April 27 to general regulations, but it is running high and fast, although clear. Wading isn’t recommended, as at these flows the river is a threat to sweep an angler away. Focus on quiet water, Steve Soulam of Mountain Hardware and Sports said, and try nymphing with San Juan worms or stonefly patterns. WEST WALKER RIVER: Debbie Bush of the Walker General Store said the water is coming  up, and warm weather during the week should bring it up even further as the April 27 general trout opener approaches. North Saltwater BERKELEY: Smith family boats Pacific Dream, Happy Hooker and California Dawn had good counts of stripers, sometimes limits and improving numbers of halibut while waiting for live bait to become available. New El Dorado III averaged 2 to 3 fish per person inside the Bay. New Easy Rider stayed on the salmon and had consecutive days of limits from south of the islands. BODEGA BAY: Salmon action was up and down, but is expected to improve because of massive numbers of anchovy baitballs holding in Bodega Bay. New Sea Angler put passengers on limits of rockfish, a few lingcod and a few salmon to 15 pounds fishing up off Russian River, off Bodega Head and down towards Point Reyes. Lawson’s Landing boats got out on a couple of calmer days and found rockfish but not many salmon. EMERYVILLE: Most Fish Emeryville boats stayed inside the bay and took advantage of the good fishing for striped bass and halibut. New Huck Finnscored limits (66 fish) by 9:00a.m. in South bay and similar fishing was enjoyed by anglers on Tigerfish, Pacific Pearl, and C Gull II. Rockfish and lingcod from the Farallones were the targets on runs aboard Sea Wolf. The results were steady limits of quality rockfish plus some lingcod. EUREKA: The jetties of Humboldt bay provided many dinners through the week and over the weekend for families or individuals who came out to fish baits on 2-hook surf leaders or cast and retrieve swimbaits for lingcod. Most catches were perch, rockfish and kelp greenling. Some of the locals made the drive to Shelter Cove to get in on a nice salmon bite by the whistle buoy. Humboldt Area Salt Water Angler fundraiser event is Saturday, April 27 at 6:00p.m., at the Arcata Community Center.[related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-tag”] FORT BRAGG: Much of the Fort Bragg fleet stayed tied to dock, awaiting the rockfish opener on May 1, because after that they can offer combo rockfish and salmon trips. Meanwhile, Sea Hawk made salmon runs through the week and Capt. Tim Gillespie said that his best day was 8 fish in the box for 11 anglers. Shore anglers did very well on rockfish, kelp greenling, cabezon and lingcod at Dynamite Shack and Cape Mendocino. HALF MOON BAY: New Capt. Pete, even on a rough day (Saturday) ended up with 19 salmon for 12 people. Queen of Hearts and Huli Cat fished nearby along Deep Reef and caught their share of salmon. Other trips were for rockfish and limits were the rule, with some lingcod added in for good measure. Surf fishers caught barred surfperch, redtail perch and striped bass along local beaches. SAN FRANCISCO: Bass Tub scored about a bass per rod fishing the South Bay. Much of the week featured agreeable weather, except for Saturday which was a white-knuckle day due to winds. Lovely Martha, also from Fisherman’s Wharf had almost a keeper halibut per rod and released numerous shorts. Shore fishing near Coyote and Oyster points was good for both perch and stripers. Beaches outside the gate produced various surf perches and stripers. Flash II had an awesome week of sturgeon fishing in San Pablo Bay.
26 Apr 19
Oroville Mercury-Register
Friday Events Community Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oak office furniture, metal and wood desks, LP albums (more than 4,000), more than 2,500 VHS tapes; 1,500 music CDs; 5-cubic foot freezer, books, household items and more. 2729 Via Pacana, off Monte Vista Ave in Las Plumas High School area, Oroville. Rain cancels. Benefits Oroville radio station KROV-FM 91.1. Also some Saturdays. 532-0714. First day of 61st annual Gold Nugget Days celebration: 4-8 p.m. Hosted by Gold Nugget Museum at The PLaCe, Wine, Cheese and Beer Fundraiser 26, with tastings, music by D.J.Justin Mora, raffle prizes and complimentary hors d’oeuvres for $25, plus a wine pull for $20. Proceeds go to a Friday Lunch Program for community and other outreach programs. Held at Paradise Lutheran Church, the PLaCe, 780 Luther Dr., next to the Terry Ashe Park. Wanda Tessaro, (530) 762-1011, or Jerre Bates, (530) 826-6560 for information. Donkey Derby, Gold Nugget Days activities, craft fair and hoedown on Saturday, April 27. Community Whole Body Fit: 8:50-10 a.m. Complete workout program for all ability levels. First class free. All equipment provided. 10 punch pass card, $40. Feather River Activity Center, 1875 Feather River Blvd., Oroville. 533-2011. Instructor, Lynndee Caput, 533-0780. Weekly. YMCA Health & Fitness: 7:45-8:45 a.m. Tai Chi. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Co-ed Core Training. 1684 Robinson St. 533-9622. Weekly. YMCA Pool: 8-9 a.m. Water Fitness. 9-10 a.m. Deep Water Cardio. 10-11 a.m. Water Fitness. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Deep Water Cardio and Lap Swim. 533-9622. 1684 Robinson St. Weekly. Public Health Clinic: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Confidential reproductive health services; men, women. 78 Table Mountain Blvd. 538-7341. Weekly. Butte County Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-noon. Donation $2. 1735 Spencer St., Oroville. 533-9418. Weekly. C.F. Lott Home: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. New displays. Tour historic Victorian mansion. Sank Park, 1067 Montgomery St. Admission $3, free to children under 12. Museum, 538-2406; home, 538-2497. Open Friday and Sunday. Butte County Historical Society Archives: 9 a.m.-noon. 2335 Baldwin Ave. at Baldwin, Oroville. $3 per person per half hour; $5 per half hour after that up to $25 per day to research. 533-9418. Weekly. Oroville library: 10-11 a.m. Computer Comfort; 10:30 a.m. Babies Love Books; 4 5 p.m. School-age children’s story and craft time, for grades K-5. Free, 1820 Mitchell Ave. 538-7641. Weekly. Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum: 10 a.m.- 3:45 p.m. 13,000+ tools, auto parts, old kitchen utensils and more.  Admission $3, free to under age 12; $2.50 AAA members, groups 15+. Tuesdays: Half price to seniors. Call for group tour appointments. No entrance fee to ladies on Thursdays. 538-2528, 538-2406. 1650 Broderick St. Weekly. Pinochle: Games 10 a.m. Feather River Senior Center, 1335 Myers St. 533-8370. Chinese Temple and Museum Complex: Noon-4 p.m. Built in 1863 to serve the largest Chinese community north of Sacramento. $3 general, free to ages 12 and younger, $2.50 for AAA members or groups of 15+. 1500 Broderick St. Call to schedule a group tour.. 538-2406. Daily. Pioneer History Museum: Noon-4 p.m. Admission $3 Adults ($2.50/each for AAA members or groups of 15 or more); free admission to children under 12. Group/classroom tours on Tuesday and Wednesdays by prior arrangement. Call (530) 538-2406  2332 Montgomery St., Oroville. 538-2497. Project Fatherhood, Oroville: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Peer group for dads and father figures with children ages newborn to 5. Support network and incentives, snacks; monthly father/children play dates. 1720 Daryl Porter Way, near Hewitt Park, Oroville. 720-7590. Weekly. Ladies Night Out: 6 p.m. Movie. Gridley library, 299 Spruce St. Usually third Friday, but call 846-3323 to confirm. Weekly. Zumba: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee $6 drop in or $50 for 10 class punch card. Feather River Recreation and Park District, Activity Center. Weekly. Clubs/organizations Palermo Grange Bingo: 5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. Bingo; $10 minimum buy ins. Drawings for free play; Early Bird games. Snack bar. 18+. Money goes to local non-profits. 7600 Irwin Ave. Cathy or Amy, 533-9211 or 533-1276. Weekly. Health, emotional support New Beginnings AA: 6:30-7:30 a.m. Alano Club, 2471 Bird St. Open. 534-9960. Weekdays. Early Bird Fellowship, Alcoholics Anonymous: Open. 6:30-7:30 a.m., 8-9 p.m. Oroville Family Resource Center, 2185 Baldwin St. Drop-in Center: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Social/coffee time. 492 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 879-3311. Weekdays. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, First Step NS at African American Family & Cultural Center, 3300 Spencer Ave.: 5 p.m. Foothill NA at Calvary Lutheran Church, 10 Concordia Lane. 534-3599. Alcoholics Anonymous, Lake Oroville Fellowship: Noon, 8 p.m. 2471 Bird St. All welcome. 538-8180. Narcotics Anonymous: 3:30 p.m. Burlington Ave and Wyandotte Ave. Martin Luther King Park. Southside Hole in the Wall Group of NA. Daily. 1-877-669-1669. Intensive Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Recovery: 5-6:30 p.m. Low and no cost. Free to MediCal patients; insurance accepted. 891-5571. Narcotics Anonymous: Palermo Group of NA. 5 p.m. 7695 Melvina Ave. (Christian Faith Center).1-877-669-1669. Heroin Anonymous: 5:30 p.m. Family Resource Center, 2185 Baldwin Ave. Crystal Meth Anonymous: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oroville Family Resource Center, 2185 Baldwin St. 
Big Book Study: AA, 6:30 p.m. 2471 Bird St. Friday Nite Grace: 6:30 p.m. Recovery program. Grace Baptist Church, 3646 Oro Dam Boulevard. 12-step Christ-centered designed to help with life’s addictions, abuses and anxieties. 533-1456. ADAM 12-Step Christ-Centered Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Corker House, 2649 Elgin St. Danny, 532-9261. Overeaters Anonymous: 7 p.m. Calvary Lutheran Church, corner of Edgewood and Foothill. Wings Like Eagles: 12-step recovery group, 7-9:30 p.m. 166 Eaton Road. Day-care provided. 891-6353. To submit an item for Oroville calendar, email to calendar@orovillemr.com, fax to 342-3617 or mail to Oroville Community Calendar, P.O. Box 9, Chico, CA 95927. Include your name and phone number.
26 Apr 19
Chico Enterprise-Record
Friday Events Community Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oak office furniture, metal and wood desks, LP albums (more than 4,000), more than 2,500 VHS tapes; 1,500 music CDs; 5-cubic foot freezer, books, household items and more. 2729 Via Pacana, off Monte Vista Ave in Las Plumas High School area, Oroville. Rain cancels. Benefits Oroville radio station KROV-FM 91.1. Also some Saturdays. 532-0714. First day of 61st annual Gold Nugget Days celebration: 4-8 p.m. Hosted by Gold Nugget Museum at The PLaCe, Wine, Cheese and Beer Fundraiser 26, with tastings, music by D.J.Justin Mora, raffle prizes and complimentary hors d’oeuvres for $25, plus a wine pull for $20. Proceeds go to a Friday Lunch Program for community and other outreach programs. Held at Paradise Lutheran Church, the PLaCe, 780 Luther Dr., next to the Terry Ashe Park. Wanda Tessaro, (530) 762-1011, or Jerre Bates, (530) 826-6560 for information. Donkey Derby, Gold Nugget Days activities, craft fair and hoedown on Saturday, April 27. Community Whole Body Fit: 8:50-10 a.m. Complete workout program for all ability levels. First class free. All equipment provided. 10 punch pass card, $40. Feather River Activity Center, 1875 Feather River Blvd., Oroville. 533-2011. Instructor, Lynndee Caput, 533-0780. Weekly. YMCA Health & Fitness: 7:45-8:45 a.m. Tai Chi. 4:30-5:30 p.m. Co-ed Core Training. 1684 Robinson St. 533-9622. Weekly. YMCA Pool: 8-9 a.m. Water Fitness. 9-10 a.m. Deep Water Cardio. 10-11 a.m. Water Fitness. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Deep Water Cardio and Lap Swim. 533-9622. 1684 Robinson St. Weekly. Public Health Clinic: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Confidential reproductive health services; men, women. 78 Table Mountain Blvd. 538-7341. Weekly. Butte County Historical Society Museum: 9 a.m.-noon. Donation $2. 1735 Spencer St., Oroville. 533-9418. Weekly. C.F. Lott Home: 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. New displays. Tour historic Victorian mansion. Sank Park, 1067 Montgomery St. Admission $3, free to children under 12. Museum, 538-2406; home, 538-2497. Open Friday and Sunday. Butte County Historical Society Archives: 9 a.m.-noon. 2335 Baldwin Ave. at Baldwin, Oroville. $3 per person per half hour; $5 per half hour after that up to $25 per day to research. 533-9418. Weekly. Oroville library: 10-11 a.m. Computer Comfort; 10:30 a.m. Babies Love Books; 4 5 p.m. School-age children’s story and craft time, for grades K-5. Free, 1820 Mitchell Ave. 538-7641. Weekly. Bolt’s Antique Tool Museum: 10 a.m.- 3:45 p.m. 13,000+ tools, auto parts, old kitchen utensils and more.  Admission $3, free to under age 12; $2.50 AAA members, groups 15+. Tuesdays: Half price to seniors. Call for group tour appointments. No entrance fee to ladies on Thursdays. 538-2528, 538-2406. 1650 Broderick St. Weekly. Pinochle: Games 10 a.m. Feather River Senior Center, 1335 Myers St. 533-8370. Chinese Temple and Museum Complex: Noon-4 p.m. Built in 1863 to serve the largest Chinese community north of Sacramento. $3 general, free to ages 12 and younger, $2.50 for AAA members or groups of 15+. 1500 Broderick St. Call to schedule a group tour.. 538-2406. Daily. Pioneer History Museum: Noon-4 p.m. Admission $3 Adults ($2.50/each for AAA members or groups of 15 or more); free admission to children under 12. Group/classroom tours on Tuesday and Wednesdays by prior arrangement. Call (530) 538-2406  2332 Montgomery St., Oroville. 538-2497. Project Fatherhood, Oroville: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Peer group for dads and father figures with children ages newborn to 5. Support network and incentives, snacks; monthly father/children play dates. 1720 Daryl Porter Way, near Hewitt Park, Oroville. 720-7590. Weekly. Ladies Night Out: 6 p.m. Movie. Gridley library, 299 Spruce St. Usually third Friday, but call 846-3323 to confirm. Weekly. Zumba: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Fee $6 drop in or $50 for 10 class punch card. Feather River Recreation and Park District, Activity Center. Weekly. Clubs/organizations Palermo Grange Bingo: 5 p.m. doors, 6 p.m. Bingo; $10 minimum buy ins. Drawings for free play; Early Bird games. Snack bar. 18+. Money goes to local non-profits. 7600 Irwin Ave. Cathy or Amy, 533-9211 or 533-1276. Weekly. Health, emotional support New Beginnings AA: 6:30-7:30 a.m. Alano Club, 2471 Bird St. Open. 534-9960. Weekdays. Early Bird Fellowship, Alcoholics Anonymous: Open. 6:30-7:30 a.m., 8-9 p.m. Oroville Family Resource Center, 2185 Baldwin St. Drop-in Center: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Social/coffee time. 492 Rio Lindo Ave., Chico. 879-3311. Weekdays. Narcotics Anonymous: Noon, First Step NS at African American Family & Cultural Center, 3300 Spencer Ave.: 5 p.m. Foothill NA at Calvary Lutheran Church, 10 Concordia Lane. 534-3599. Alcoholics Anonymous, Lake Oroville Fellowship: Noon, 8 p.m. 2471 Bird St. All welcome. 538-8180. Narcotics Anonymous: 3:30 p.m. Burlington Ave and Wyandotte Ave. Martin Luther King Park. Southside Hole in the Wall Group of NA. Daily. 1-877-669-1669. Intensive Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Recovery: 5-6:30 p.m. Low and no cost. Free to MediCal patients; insurance accepted. 891-5571. Narcotics Anonymous: Palermo Group of NA. 5 p.m. 7695 Melvina Ave. (Christian Faith Center).1-877-669-1669. Heroin Anonymous: 5:30 p.m. Family Resource Center, 2185 Baldwin Ave. Crystal Meth Anonymous: 5:30-6:30 p.m. Oroville Family Resource Center, 2185 Baldwin St. 
Big Book Study: AA, 6:30 p.m. 2471 Bird St. Friday Nite Grace: 6:30 p.m. Recovery program. Grace Baptist Church, 3646 Oro Dam Boulevard. 12-step Christ-centered designed to help with life’s addictions, abuses and anxieties. 533-1456. ADAM 12-Step Christ-Centered Support Group: 6:30 p.m. Corker House, 2649 Elgin St. Danny, 532-9261. Overeaters Anonymous: 7 p.m. Calvary Lutheran Church, corner of Edgewood and Foothill. Wings Like Eagles: 12-step recovery group, 7-9:30 p.m. 166 Eaton Road. Day-care provided. 891-6353. To submit an item for Oroville calendar, email to calendar@orovillemr.com, fax to 342-3617 or mail to Oroville Community Calendar, P.O. Box 9, Chico, CA 95927. Include your name and phone number.
26 Apr 19
Reformation to Referendum: Writing a New History of Parliament

Although it has passed the world of racing by, so far as I’m aware, this month is the 130th anniversary of what was apparently the first House of Commons Steeplechase, and possibly also the first occasion on which a formal sporting competition had been organised among Members of Parliament.

26 Apr 19
SBI Soccer

This weekend’s Rivierderby sees Schalke and Borussia Dortmund go head-to-head needing points for opposite reasons. Schalke is six points clear of the relegation playoff place with four matches remaining. The team is winless in their last four matches but Weston McKennie’s return is a positive for the team from Gelsenkirchen. McKennie has one goal and […]

26 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Premier League Man City again league leaders – Pep raves Master Man City effortlessly conquers the top of the table with a win against relegated FC Fulham and Pep Guardiola becomes exuberant. For Huddersfield Town, the adventure Premier League is over after two years. Coach Jan Siewert wants to come back. Manchester City coach Pep […]

26 Apr 19
BestAdvice

Bankhall has launched a new series of business development workshops for advisers at six venues across the UK. The new one-day programme is being run by Bankhall’s in-house team and is designed for all firms regulated by the FCA across pensions, investments, mortgages and protection. The workshop content has been designed to help financial advisory […]

26 Apr 19
L.I.F.E. (Living In Fyfe's Eyes)

A succession of draws and wasted opportunities has meant Swindon’s final away game is a glorified friendly but there is local(ish) bragging rights available. Swindon go into the game having lost just once in eight, the problem is they have won just twice in the same period. Cheltenham have failed to win in four, but […]

26 Apr 19
The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]

Well this is the last post for another week except this time I’m not going away for business, I’m going away with the family for a holiday. Believe it or not, this is the first family holiday we’ve had in almost 3 years. Part of that is because we have moved countries twice in the […]

26 Apr 19
Orange County Register
SANTA ANITA LEADERS Dec. 26-April 25 JOCKEYS / WINS Flavien Prat / 59 Joel Rosario / 56 Rafael Bejarano / 32 Geovanni Franco / 32 Drayden Van Dyke / 32 TRAINERS / WINS Doug O’Neill / 34 John Sadler / 29 Richard Baltas / 25 Peter Miller / 23 Jerry Hollendorfer / 19 WEEKEND STAKES SCHEDULE (SANTA ANITA) Saturday • $200,000 Grade II Santa Margarita Stakes, fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up, 1-1/8 miles • $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes, 3-year-olds and up bred in California, 1 mile (turf) Sunday • $100,000 Singletary Stakes, 3-year-olds, 1 mile (turf) DOWN THE STRETCH • Omaha Beach, the probable Kentucky Derby betting favorite, will have his final breeze prior to the May 4 race either Friday, Saturday or Sunday, depending on the weather. The Arkansas Derby winner galloped a mile over a sealed track Thursday morning. Rain was expected to hit Louisville Thursday afternoon and continue into Friday morning. “I just want to keep him happy and healthy,” Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella said. “I would prefer the track harrowed and not floated (like it was Thursday morning). I will wait until I get the track I want and it could be Saturday or Sunday.” Mandella is looking for his first Derby victory in seven tries. • Improbable, second behind Omaha Beach in the Arkansas Derby, is already stabled at Churchill Downs and galloped “about a mile and a half,” according to top Bob Baffert assistant Jimmy Barnes. “He’ll probably work on Sunday,” Barnes said. “I couldn’t be happier with the way he’s looking.” Improbable’s stablemates, Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster and runner-up Game Winner, are expected to arrive in Louisville from Santa Anita on Saturday. Irad Ortiz Jr. is scheduled to run Improbable in the Derby. Baffert, eyeing his record-tying sixth Derby victory, is expected to arrive at Churchill Downs on Friday. • Paradise Woods heads a field of eight older fillies and mares for Saturday’s $200,000 Grade II Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita. Paradise Woods, trained by John Shirreffs, will be ridden by Mike Smith and was installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite by track oddsmaker Jon White. Lemoona (3-1), La Force (4-1) and Starr of Quality (5-1) are also expected to attract attention at the betting windows. Also Saturday, the $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes for 3-year-olds and up bred in California will be run. The amazing 11-year-old gelding Soi Phet heads a field of seven in the Crystal Water, a 1-mile race on the grass. — Art Wilson
25 Apr 19
Lake County Record-Bee
Clear Lake and other local fishing waters will be busy places this weekend. On Saturday morning the crappie derby kicks off at Redbud Park in Clearlake. The derby should draw a good number of fishermen because the crappie action is just shifting into high gear. Held in conjunction with the derby is a kids fishing contest operating out of Redbud Park. The kids contest is free and there will be a load of nice prizes. Both shore anglers and boaters have been cashing in on the excellent crappie action. For those fishing from shore, Lakeside County Park is kicking out good numbers of crappie. The State Park is another excellent area. Some of the crappie being caught are weighing nearly 2 pounds. Bass action Bass fishing is also moving into high gear as the bass start to move onto their spawning beds. Most of the local fishing guides report their clients are catching from 15-25 bass per day. Just about every type of lure/method is working and they range from live minnows, A Rigs, drop-shotting a plastic worm, crankbaits and Ned Rigs. Both the north and south ends of the lake are producing good numbers of fish. One of the better areas has been from Henderson Point to Clear Lake State Park. Trout action Trout grab the spotlight for anglers this weekend. The stream trout season opens Saturday and most of the local fishermen are heading to the East Branch of the Russian River for the opener. The Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) is scheduled to stock the stream this week. The stream is extremely popular among fishermen and there a large crowd is expected for the opener. To reach the fishing area, take Lake Pillsbury Road to Potter Valley off Highway 20. There are a number of places where you can park and walk down to the stream. Most of the trout fishermen will be working the deeper pools while using either salmon eggs, Power Bait or nightcrawlers. Mepps spinners and small crankbaits are effective as well. The daily limit is five fish and there is no size limit. Upper Blue Lake should draw a good number of trout fishermen. The lake was stocked last week and both boaters and bank fishermen should do well. The lake is also providing good bass action. Other lakes After being closed for nearly six months, Indian Valley Reservoir’s boat ramp is now open. There is no power or water at the campgrounds. The road going into the lake is in decent shape but just a little dusty. The lake offers excellent bass action. In fact, catches of 20-40 fish a day are common. There are also crappie and even some trout. One of the best parts of visiting the lake is the abundant wildlife. Eagles, ospreys and grebes all can be found scattered around the lake. Lake Pillsbury in another lake worth a try. The bass action has been excellent and there is also good trout fishing. Fishermen have to use Potter Valley Road to gain access to the lake. Turkey hunting Turkey hunters go into the final week of their season, which closes May 5. The final week should be the best of the entire season. The toms are chasing the hens and some of the public areas are providing good hunting. One hunter reported hunting the Cache Creek Wildlife Area and he not only bagged a good gobbler but he saw four other toms.  
25 Apr 19
Issaquah-Sammamish Interfaith Coalition (ISIC)

Please visit the website for a more complete list of upcoming events, volunteer opportunities, and ongoing resources.  http://www.nourishingnetworks.net/networks/issaquah/ Recent items: April 2019 Meeting Minutes  April 2019 Community Mealis in need of volunteers and donations for Easter Sunday.  Please contact Marilyn Ottinger if you can help  mmottinger@gmail.com 425.351.0064 Friends of Echo Glen– Need volunteers of all types to help (speakers, […]

25 Apr 19
Betting Pro Xtreme

  League: ENC Match: BRISTOL CITY vs DERBY COUNTY 27.04   34.0% Home Win   29.0% Draw   37.0% Away Win   52% 2.5 Goals Under   48% 2.5 Goals Over   1-0 Pred. Score 1   0-1 Pred. Score 2   21 Our Prediction

25 Apr 19
Orange County Register
Looking into our crystal ball, it might be the year when that string of Kentucky Derby-winning favorites ends at six. There are some viable longshots to be sure, including War of Will, By My Standards, Code of Honor and Long Range Toddy. But will the parade of favorites really come to a screeching halt? Is there anyone talented enough to trump Bob Baffert’s terrific trio of Game Winner, Roadster and Improbable? Anyone able to go eyeball to eyeball with Omaha Beach in the stretch and outrun him to the wire? It says here that either Baffert will tie Ben Jones and win his sixth Derby, or Omaha Beach, the probable betting favorite, will give trainer Richard Mandella his first Derby victory. Here’s our final Kentucky Derby Super Six, only eight days out from the country’s most famous horse race: 1. Game Winner Yes, last year’s 2-year-old male champion has lost both of his starts this year, but it’s not like he’s been run off the track. He lost by a nose to Omaha Beach in the second division of the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park and then fell victim to Roadster’s late rally in the Santa Anita Derby. As Mandella himself admitted, the Candy Ride colt might be sitting on a stellar effort off his two comeback races. He’s got a jockey (Joel Rosario) who knows how to win the Derby (Orb in 2013), and Game Winner has already proved he likes Churchill Downs by winning last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. 2. Omaha Beach Mike Smith had the choice to ride either this guy or Roadster, and he chose Omaha Beach. Chances are he would have been just as comfortable if he’d opted for Roadster, but in Omaha Beach, he’s got a colt with tactical speed, which is such a valuable asset in the Derby. Omaha Beach is by War Front, so the Derby’s 1 1/4-mile distance doesn’t figure to be a problem. He looked like a horse that had something left when, hooked at the top of the stretch by Improbable in the Arkansas Derby, he dug in and refused to be caught. 3. Roadster Remember this — two of the past five Derby winners, California Chrome (2014) and Justify (2018), used a victory in the Santa Anita Derby as a springboard to success in Louisville. Five of the past seven Derby winners had ties to Southern California if you add I’ll Have Another (2012), American Pharoah (2015) and Nyquist (2016). Roadster is the only one of Baffert’s trio that has not tried Omaha Beach, and the son of Quality Road, like Baffert’s other two runners, has never tossed in a dull effort. He had a breathing problem when third in last summer’s Del Mar Futurity behind Game Winner and Rowayton, and that’s been corrected by throat surgery. He’s a must use in exotics. 4. Improbable It’s nuts to think a horse this talented is the lesser of Baffert’s three horses, but that just might be the case with this City Zip colt. He’s won three of five lifetime, winning all three of his starts as a 2-year-old, including the Los Alamitos Futurity, and finished second in both of his 2019 races. If Omaha Beach didn’t figure so prominently, it wouldn’t be out of the question to envision a Baffert trifecta in the Derby if all three of his horses got good trips. Of course, how many horses get good trips in a 20-horse Kentucky Derby that so often resembles a cattle drive. 5. Maximum Security Owners Gary and Mary West also own Game Winner, so they’re almost as loaded as Baffert. The New Year’s Day colt is the only undefeated horse running in this year’s Derby. He’s 4-0, having easily won the Florida Derby in his most recent start. [related_articles location=”left” show_article_date=”false” article_type=”automatic-primary-section”] The former $16,000 maiden claimer would give the Wests their first Derby victory in four tries. Their best finish came in 2001 when Dollar Bill ran 15th. Maximum Security’s trainer, Jason Servis, is 0 for 1 in the Derby. He finished 11th last year with Firenze Fire. 6. Tacitus Will this be the year Juddmonte Farms breaks through in the Derby? They’re 0 for 4, finishing second with Aptitude in 2000 and Empire Maker in 2003. One big negative is that no winner of the Wood Memorial has won the Derby since Fusaichi Pegasus in 2000. Tacitus, a son of Tapit, also won the Tampa Bay Derby in March and will bring a three-race winning streak into the Derby for trainer Bill Mott, who, along with Mandella, is looking for his first victory in the Run for the Roses. Follow Art Wilson on Twitter @Sham73
25 Apr 19
East Bay Times
Get out your seersucker suit and fancy hats because the San Jose Derby party is returning for its fourth run around the racetrack on May 4. After taking last year off, the fundraiser for the Robbie Paine Foundation is back at “Mulcahy Grounds,” the spacious lot behind Aqui and the Garden Theatre on Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen. A veritable cornucopia of local eateries are contributing to the spread, including Purple Onion, La Villa, Willow Street Pizza and Tomato Thyme. And given that the centerpiece of the 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. party is America’s favorite horse race — the 145th Kentucky Derby — you can count on mint juleps, along with beer and wine. It’s worth the effort to dress the part, too, as there will be competitions for best ladies’ hat and best overall Derby outfits. Scott and Mary Kay Paine started the foundation as a way to honor the memory of their son, who died unexpectedly at age 25 in 2013. The foundation has distributed more than $90,000 to its selected beneficiaries, all causes close to “Robbo,” as he was known: the Willow Glen Education Foundation, Young Life’s Woodleaf Camp and Chico State University. Tickets are available for $100 per person — 21 and up only — along with more details, at www.sanjosederby.com. VALLE VERDE SPROUTS SOMETHING NEW: San Jose nonprofit Valle Verde, which aims to teach more people to grow organic vegetables in their backyards, has its inaugural Seedling Market on April 27 at its demonstration garden. The variety of available seedlings is impressive, with more everyday veggies like bell peppers, tomatoes, cucumbers and lettuce joined by less-common varieties including Japanese cucumber, Chayote and Thai chili. The market, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., will include morning and afternoon workshops on seed germination. There also will be music from San Jose Jazz’s mobile Boom Box Stage and coffee and bites provided by Jaguar Baker, Luna Mexican Kitchen and Oaxacan Kitchen Mobile. The demonstration garden is at 466 W. San Carlos St. in San Jose, and you can get more information about Valle Verde’s programs at www.valleverde.org. FANCY MEETING YOU HERE: Santa Clara County Supervisors Cindy Chavez and Mike Wasserman were at the Pruneyard in Campbell getting mani-pedis at Blossom Nail Spa on Wednesday. Nope, this wasn’t some new Board of Supervisors perk but a fun part of a new campaign to get more of the region’s 850-plus nail salons to use safer products and provide better ventilation for workers and customers. Blossom Nail Salon owner Linda Do was the first to sign onto the Healthy Nail Salon Recognition Program. DANCE ALL DAY: It’s National Dance Week, and that means that more than 60 Bay Area dance groups again will be showing off their moves April 27 at the 17th annual Spring Dance Festival, a eight-hour, nonstop program hosted by sjDANCEco. This free event — which features kids as young as 3 and dance styles from the hula to hiphop — is being held this year at the indoor Center Court at Eastridge Center in San Jose. The showcase kicks off at 11 a.m., with professional dancers performing from noon to 1 p.m., and it’ll close with Choreproject, a choregraphers’ competition from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. You can check out the lineup of groups in between at www.sjdanceco.org. SWEET ART ON DISPLAY: If you haven’t been by the Simply Smashing Boutique in downtown Campbell lately, owner Deb Rohzen‘s window display is showcasing artist Charlotte Kruk‘s “Marie Antoinette & All Her Cakes” exhibition, including a collection of handmade ceramic “cupcakes” and an amazing gown made out of recycled C&H sugar bags. Fans can also meet Kruk at a closing reception for the display taking place April 27 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 241 E. Campbell Ave.