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    Striped bass are a popular sport fish in the Central Valley, but maintaining the fishery for the non-native species has become controversial. Sacramento fishing guide J.D. Richey describes why anglers fish for them. Coming soon at sacbee.com: An in-depth look at the striped bass controversy, and what one state agency is doing to control these non-native predators in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

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Stripers and kings are bringing smiles to anglers in some north-state waters

Here are the best places to fish in the Sacramento region, Northern California and beyond for the week of Aug. 14.

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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.

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Casting for brook trout, Tenkara-style

The place where Eric Tofte is fishing is improbably beautiful. He's a half-mile or so up a North Shore stream, well up the shore from Duluth. It's a tiny stream, just a couple of feet wide in places, but with occasional deep pools.

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Free Fishing Day is Saturday - no license needed

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California Department of Fish and Wildlife www.wildlife.ca.gov
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