Sportsmens Report
January 26, 2020

Sportsman’s Report: Many favorite things

The Sacramento International Sportsmen’s Exposition (ISE) is California’s largest annual gathering for anglers, hunters, boaters, off-roaders and others seeking outdoor adventures, nearby or truly around the world. More than 630 exhibiting companies spotlight gear, destinations and services. Five buildings and acres of outside space also feature nearly a dozen theaters and demo areas—all free for the show-goer (an entry fee is required), who can try products, learn from local and regional experts and even take a test drive. Plus, there’s a giant, free Youth Fair on the weekend at Cal Expo’s Center.

 
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Sportsman’s Report: Good news for salmon

There was some great news in 2019, a big, fat, healthy Chinook salmon was caught near Bodega Bay. The 7-year-old beauty was a fall-run fish from a stream in the Central Valley.

The occurrence of a 7-year-old Chinook salmon is an extremely unusual event in California waters. In examining over 240,000 tags over the last 38 years, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) scientists have only confirmed two other 7-year-old Central Valley Chinook captured in California fisheries. This year’s finding was made by CDFW’s Ocean Salmon Project (OSP) as part of its annual ocean fishery monitoring and coded-wire tag (CWT) recovery efforts.

Sportsman’s Report: How time flies

Trees were still dripping from the last rains while bushwhacking for mushrooms two days before Christmas. It was fun slipping and sliding in the mud. Stepping around branches often created a sideways shower when a branch snapped back into position. Some of the coastal range can be very steep and you have to get back to the truck. The hike uphill can work up a lather making a fun-guy wet on the inside and outside. A slug of hot tea and a few chuggs of water help recovery efforts. A clean towel, dry shirt, socks and jeans makes the ride home comfortable after all that exercise. Now if only the mushrooms would show up!