Outdoors

Fishing Line

Salmon biting in Bay Area

Here are the best places to fish in the Sacramento region, Northern California and beyond for the week of July 25, 2016.

Outdoors

How to stop mosquitoes from feasting on you

It's backyard barbecue season - but you're not the only one planning a feast. The mosquitos are out and ready to chow down. But before you fill another shopping bag with citronella candles, it's important to understand your adversary. Jonathan Day, a mosquito expert at the University of Florida, knows how these insects operate. Here, he explains the dos and don'ts of repelling these pesky pests.

Outdoors

Marmot jacket perfect for any hiking trail

You don't necessarily think of a jacket as summertime gear, but when you run into bad weather on the hiking trail - particularly at altitude - you quickly discover how important it can be. The Marmot Red Star is a high-tech jacket that manages to be both waterproof and comfortable. Made with a three-layer NanoPro stretch fabric (a proprietary Marmot product), the Red Star keeps water out, even in the strongest downpours. After the storm, the Red Star's underarm vents will help if you start to overheat on the trail and help you dry out.

Outdoors

A stuntwoman reveals her fascinating workout regimen

You may have heard of stunt woman Jessie Graff. Earlier this summer, the talented 32-year-old donned a two-piece Wonder Woman outfit and dominated the "American Ninja Warrior" course, giving other competitors serious competition. But even if you never heard of Graff, chances are, you've seen her work on film and television. She's done stuntwork for "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra," "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," "Live Free or Die Hard," "The Dark Knight," "Supergirl," "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and "Hawaii Five-0" just to name a few.

Hunting Fishing

Best times for anglers

This table lists top fishing times and days for the coming weeks. For best results, begin fishing one hour before and continue one hour after the times given. Times apply to all time zones.

Videos

How to pick the best top-water lure

Mid-summer is perfect for top-water bass fishing.
Michael Pearce The Wichita Eagle
How to pick the best top-water lure 2:06

How to pick the best top-water lure

Rafters go wild despite alcohol ban 1:15

Rafters go wild despite alcohol ban

They take off from Sunrise bridge on Rafting Gone Wild day 0:13

They take off from Sunrise bridge on Rafting Gone Wild day

Kayaker shows the way along scenic American River run 8:35

Kayaker shows the way along scenic American River run