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Weekly Outdoors Column Archive for 2013
By: Ron Wilson

 

December, 2013

WATERFOWLING HAS BEEN HIT AND MISS
December 12, 2013.... Well here it is in the middle of December and us waterfowlers are still waiting for the waterfowl to show up in flocks so that it is worthwhile to go out after them.

November, 2013

WATER FOWLING IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY HAS BEEN SLOW SINCE OPENING WEEKEND
Thursday November 7, 2013....
The recent storm pushed a few ducks through the central valley a week ago Monday water fowlers killed them at Modesto Reservoir and Franks Track as they went through the area.

September, 2013

THE GODFATHER, THE GUIDE & THE GOPHER
Saturday September 21, 2013.... This adventure starts in San Francisco and ends in San Francisco with a few vacation days in Kodiak, Alaska in between.

August, 2013

CHASING SALMON ON THE BIG SEA
Sunday August 25, 2013.... This year has been a fantastic fishing year for salmon. Right now the fish are scattered from Redding all the way out to the ocean.

TROUT & SALMON BITING AT DON PEDRO RESERVOIR
Tuesday August 6, 2013
.... The trout and salmon bite at Don Pedro Reservoir has been pretty consistent most of the year but the bass bite has been off and on

LAKE PARDEE CATFISH BITE HOT & KOKANEE ARE HEADING UPRIVER
Tuesday August 6, 2013
.... The catfish bite at Lake Pardee is happening all over the lake. There is still a great Kokanee bite as the fish start upriver to spawn

CATFISH & KOKANEE BITING AT NEW MELONES RESERVOIR
Tuesday August 6, 2013
.... Fishing for catfish and Kokanee is good at New Melones Reservoir but trout, bass and crappie are hard to find.

LAKE McCLURE KOKANEE & TROUT MOVING TO RIVER CHANNEL
Tuesday August 6, 2013
.... Lake McClure Kokanee, trout and salmon are now being caught suspend over the old river channel. Just a couple weeks ago they were holding tight to structure.

GOOD TROUT FISHING IN NORTH FORK OF STANISLAUS RIVER
Tuesday August 6, 2013.... This time of year the water level is ideal for some cool fishing in the mountain streams and rivers in the Sierras while you unwind from the stress of working all week.

July, 2013

MODESTO RESERVOIR PRODUCING SMALLMOUTH BASS
July 29, 2013....
Last week I went to Modesto Reservoir to check out the fishing and also what the upcoming waterfowl season might look like.

June, 2013

VEGAS VACATION AND TRAVELING OUR NATIONAL PARKS
June 7, 2013.... Dr. Quen Young of San Francisco and I recently went on a driving vacation. We started out leaving Modesto on Highway 99 south and drove down

STRIPERS GO ON DECENT BITE AT NEW HOGAN RESERVOIR
June 6, 2013.... I got a call from Monte Smith of Gold Country Sportfishing asking me if I wanted to go with him to see if the striped bass were biting at New Hogan Reservoir last week.

May, 2013

LAKE McCLURE TROUT ACTION JUST OKAY
May 20, 2013.... The fish are not jumping in the boat at Lake McClure but if you put in your time and find the right baits, limits are possible!

WILDLIFE HABITAT & POND DESTRUCTION ON ROBINSON PRIVATE LAND IN MERCED 
May 16, 2013.
Years ago I heard about a private pond in Merced where my neighbor Kathy (Robinson) Wood would take her kids Clint and Jackie down to a pond

April, 2013

LAKE CAMANCHE BRINGS WILD WINDS & GOOD FISHING
April 24, 2013....
Doctor Quen Young of San Francisco and I had booked our annual fishing trip to Lake Camanche ahead of the weather forecast that said 15 to 45 mile an hour winds were coming.

SPOTTED BASS FROM ONE END OF LAKE McCLURE TO THE OTHER
April 8, 2013.... I went to Lake McClure last Wednesday with Carl Wagner to see if we could find a few good size bass for an upcoming tournament he had there.

TROUT & KOKANEE BITING, BASS FISHERMEN HUNT AT PEDRO
April 1, 2013.... La Grange It is that time of year where the trout, Kokanee and salmon head for deeper water at Don Pedro Reservoir and the bass move in to the shallows to spawn.

March, 2013

NOTHING LIKE FISHING PRIVATE PONDS FOR BASS
March 26, 2013.... Bass fishing at the lakes can be tough for catching big black bass. The fish have been caught and released so many times that they begin to get used to artificial offerings.

TROUT FISHING IS EASY BUT THE BASS BITE IS TOUGH AT McCLURE
March 5, 2013.... Catching trout at Lake McClure is easy when you are in the right spot with the right lures and presentation but the bass can be hard to find.

February, 2013

JUNIOR WATERFOWL HUNT AT MODESTO RESERVOIR WAS A BLAST
February 5, 2013....
I had a great time waterfowl hunting this year at Modesto Reservoir and met a lot of new friends to hunt with next year.

January, 2013

TWO GENERATIONS OF CHRISTMAS DAY WATERFOWL HUNTING BY FATHER & SON
January 2, 2013.... Back when I was 7 years old my dad Joseph Franklin Wilson and I started hunting waterfowl every Christmas Day.


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