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California Sportsman brings you some updated news and events happening in the Northern and Southern parts of California.

The Cedars Lodge: Southeast Alaska Getaway

Photos courtesy of The Cedars Lodge 

Cedars Lodge

Located on Ketchikan’s historic waterfront, The Cedars Lodge offers the best that Southeast Alaska has to offer: luxury accommodations, seasoned guides, top-of-the-line processing equipment to ensure the highest quality for your catch, and exceptional customer service.

The Cedars Lodge seeks out Ketchikan’s finest independent guides and puts them to work for you! Saltwater trips routinely target multiple salmon species, halibut and bottom fish each day. Our freshwater fishing excursions will take you to remote local lakes and rivers, some of which are only fished a few times each year, providing a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Combination guided saltwater fishing and guided freshwater flyouts are also available for the ultimate Alaskan fishing vacation.
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Choose from deluxe waterfront suites, a mountain view studio with in-room Jacuzzi tub or one of our elegantly appointed standard rooms. All rooms have cable television, telephone, large private bathrooms and plenty of sitting space. One trip to The Cedars Lodge and we’re sure you’ll be anxious to come back
and visit us again!
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Alien Gear Holsters Introduces The “Cloak Tuck 2.0”


Hayden, Idaho – Alien Gear Holsters recently announced the launch of their newest product, the “Cloak Tuck 2.0”. This PATENT PENDING, Neoprene Composite Holster is Alien Gear Holsters’ most comfortable and stable holster yet. This inside the waistband (IWB) hybrid holster features a lightweight design with a soft neoprene body-side layer that forms perfectly to your hip and provides more comfort than you’ve ever felt in a holster.

President Thomas Tedder explains, “The secret to its improved stability and sturdiness is the inner ABS polymer core. It readily flexes with your body, but won’t sag down with the weight of a h andgun (even the heavy ones).”



This new material is completely waterproof, so concealed carry handgun owners never have to worry about corrosive sweat reaching their pistol. It also includes a fully swappable handgun shell for versatility. The “Cloak Tuck 2.0” holster comes equipped with Alien Gear Holsters’ standard nylon clips, design ed for 1 1/4- to 1 1/2-inch belts, or steel clips that fit belts up to 1 3/4 inches. For enhanced conceal-ability nylon “C” clips and “J” clips are also available as add-on items.

The MSRP for the “Cloak Tuck 2.0” is $35.88 and is now available at



About Alien Gear Holsters

Founded in 2013, Alien Gear Holsters manufactures premium, incredibly comfortable holsters for concealed carry. Alien Gear

Holsters are the most comfortable holsters on the planet. Any planet. For more information about Alien Gear Holsters, visit

To learn more, please contact:

Tedder Industries

827 W. Prairie Ave, Hayden, ID 83835

Office: (206) 215-2046

Fax: (208) 545-6903

Mike’s Brite-N-Tight: Herring Brines Made Easy

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When I saw the Atlas-Mike’s ad headline: “Unscrew The Cap. Pour It On (Trust Me It Gets Much Easier From Here),”  I have to admit it made me smile.

For some, brining bait involves multiple steps and strict adherence to very specific criteria like non-iodized sea salt, distilled water, proper proportions of each and a dash of this-and-that as a bite enhancer.  For others, the brine may start with a few inches of warm water in a 6-pack cooler, some heaping handfuls of noniodized salt and a drop or two of anise. The brine is left to sit for 8 hours so everything dissolves properly as the chlorine dissipates, then distilled water is added, herring and ice.

Brining herring is an imperfect science but several companies are working to take the guesswork out with results that are nothing short of stunning.

Mike’s Brite-N-Tight is one of those products.  And, as the ad says, it’s easy. I cut at least 1,000 herring a season and have experimented with brine solutions for 30 years.  Brite-N-Tight does everything I need it to do. Before I go to sleep, I take my 6-pack cooler, put an ice pack in the bottom of it, a 1-gallon Ziploc in the cooler and on top of the ice pack, pour the Brite-N-Tight in, put my frozen herring in the solution, seal it and go to bed. When I wake up my bait’s perfect and ready-to-fish! It takes a couple minutes – maybe.


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And as the name implies, Brite-N-Tight brightens the bait so it has maximum flash, the scales stay put which further enhances the flash, and the baits “tighten” up so they fish more effectively and don’t tear on the hook.

Over the past couple years of fishing Bright-N-Tight I’ve experimented with adding scents, just a little, to my brine and tried different colors – there are four to choose from, blue, red, green and chartreuse, as well as a “natural.”

King salmon are scent sensitive so not only masking human odors but adding some attraction is a plus and an often overlooked detail. Garlic has become a favorite scent for me, but friends of mine use herring, anise or sardine – all with excellent results.

And if you wrap your plugs, these brines work wonders. Just put your fillets in the brine at the beginning of the day and go from there.

Bottom line, the days of briny guesswork and multiple steps are over.  Success is as easy as opening a bottle and pouring it into a Ziploc.

Clear Creek Sports Club: A NorCal Hunting Tradition Since 1986



Family run since 1986, Clear Creek Sports Club is a 1,400-acre wildlife oasis near Rolling Hills Casino. Two hours from Sacramento, Brad and Evangelina Henman have created a hunters and anglers dreamscape for pursuit of pheasant, sporting clays, pigs, deer, turkey, waterfowl and a 65-acre trophy trout lake to boot!! All you would ever need is here.

The Henman family raises and is famous for their fast-flying pheasants. Anyone who has hunted private pheasant clubs knows that one of the biggest concerns is getting the birds to flush. By growing a medium-sized bird and feeding them a protein-rich diet, Clear Creek has created a challenging and prolific pheasant strain that many say, “Fly like wild birds!!”

With the casino near Clear Creek, the family can enjoy all the activities and fun of vacation for everyone.

Henman states, “We offer the complete outdoor opportunity.” As part of their programming, Clear Creek provides corporate outings and sporting clay shoots. For hunting dog owners, Clear Creek provides field trials and hunt tests.

In 2010, the Master National Hunt Test took place at Clear Creek, drawing the largest crowds that the event had ever seen.

Offering day trips as well as membership packages, you owe it to yourself and your hunting partners to look into Clear Creek Sports Club.


P.O. Box 658 • Chico, CA 95927 (530) 520-4034

Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve: Great Mother Lode Shooting Opportunities


Camanche Hills Hunting Preserve has been in operation since 1962. We release thousands of game birds each year. We are situated on 1,500 acres of valley and rolling hills.

Our preserve features upland game birds (pheasants, chukar, valley quail) and waterfowl (flighted mallard ducks and Canadian honker geese), which makes Camanche Hills one of the most diversified hunting preserves in California.

We also have three 10-station sporting clay courses, four 5-stands, grouse bunkers, and a trap-and-skeet range. We have held several large sporting clay events, such as the California State Shoots, 7-Zone Championships (13 Western states), Ducks Unlimited shoots, and we have hosted the Western Regional Sporting Clay championship.

The clubhouse has a restaurant, which is open every day except Tuesday during the hunting season and open Friday to Sunday in the off-hunting season. The hunting preserve operates its season from October 1 of each year to March 15, and sporting clays are open year-round. We often do corporate events – sporting clay or hunting – in the clubhouse.

The clubhouse is beautiful and overlooks the lake. We have seating for 75 inside as well as a 60-by-26-foot shade/rain structure on the back lawn to accommodate large events. There is also a large built-in barbecue structure. We have even had a few evening weddings on the back lawn.; (209) 763-5270

Rooster Ranch: Hunting Birds In Central California


Rooster Ranch Wings & Clays is located at the confluence of the Merced and San Joaquin Rivers. We offer nearly 1,000 acres of natural river bottom environment to the upland bird hunters (pheasant, chukar, and dove). Additionally, we have access to nearly 2,000 acres of pasture and alfalfa fields. Hunts are by reservation, and parties have exclusive use of their reserved fields.

Clay shooters are offered all of the shotgun sports — trap, skeet, 5-stand, and sporting clays. Target presentation on our 15-station sporting clay’s course is regularly changed to keep the course fresh and challenging. NSCA registered tournaments are held monthly as well as several charity and benefit shoots.

Rooster Ranch Wings & Clays is also a preferred venue for private, public, and corporate events. Meal service, simple to lavish, is also available on site. No membership is required. We are open to the public, offering shotgun sports to beginners and accomplished shooters alike.

(209) 667-0483 /

Dream Sportsman Ranch For Sale

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The following property is courtesy of Rancheria Realty (; 707-895-3333), located in the Anderson Valley of Northern California:

2371 McNab Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA – Fifteen minutes away from Ukiah, yet a world away from civilization! Stunning Land.  Gorgeous views, rolling hills, meadows, oak and madrone studded forests, seasonal creeks, waterfalls and spectacular outcroppings with miles of trails for hunting, hiking, ATV or horseback riding.

Deer, pigs, turkeys and other wildlife have been enjoying the solitude of this ranch for many years.  As properties around it were developed, this one remained untouched, providing a hunter’s paradise.  The topography offers ridgetops, meadows, benches, rolling hills and some steep spots for the bucks to hide. A cute 1B/1B solar cabin can be called home while enjoying the ranch.  Bring the horses, use the corrals and ride for days!

The 480-acre ranch is zoned Upland Residential 40-acre minimum.  The County of Mendocino has approved a Minor Sub-Division pending completion of the Conditions.  This sub-division creates four 40-acre parcels and a remainder of 314-plus Acres. Miles of ATV trails lead the way to many special ranch features.  Indian petroglyphs welcome you to the ranch.  A large cave provides excitement for the explorer in the family.  Drive to the ridge, park near the face of Falcon Cliff and watch the falcons come and go.  In the winter and through spring enjoy seasonal streams and a lovely waterfall. There are six developed springs on the ranch.  One of them is the water source for the cabin.  The 40-acre parcels that can be created through the minor sub-division each have a spring.  The remainder parcel retains the largest developed spring.  There are three large cement water tanks that are brimming with sparkling spring water but have never been put in use. The property is zoned Upland Residential.  This zoning allows resort and recreational facilities with a Major Use Permit.  A perfect property for a retreat…very private (no easements), yet only 15 minutes to Ukiah. $1,450,000

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What’s New At Precision Fly And Tackle

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Hot Products at Precision Fly and Tackle

Precision Fly and Tackle is a custom fly fishing and tackle shop owned and operated by disabled U.S. Veterans. With a brick-and-mortar location in Puyallup, Wash., as well as a popular online shop, Precision Fly and Tackle custom ties their flies to meet customers’ needs and has all the gear you need for a successful fishing adventure.

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“The rubber wax worms are our hot seller,” says Larry Cluster, the shop’s founder. Cluster explains that Precision Fly and Tackle’s online eBay shop ( is getting tons of orders for the rubber wax worms, which come in over 90 different colors.

Adds Cluster, “We’re getting many reports of trout and pan fish being caught on them.”

For more information on this full-service custom fly shop with over 50 years of experience creating and tying effective flies, visit

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We discovered something we loved, REALLY loved. It was grilling with pellets…so much better than either charcoal or gas!

But the pellet grill we owned needed some improvements, so we decided to make our own! Then loved it so much we ended up starting our own company!


Green Mountain Pellet Grills is now the top-of-line … the best-of-the-best, but not the highest in price!


A motor turns an auger which feeds pellets into a firebox. There, a hot rod automatically ignites the pellets, and a combustion fan keeps them burning.

A fan inside the hopper maintains positive pressure which prevents burn-back in the auger tube. A sensor mounted inside the grill sends data to the on-board computer ten times every second, and the controller adjusts the air and pellet flow to maintain the temperature you set.



The reason that pellet grills win far more than their fair share of BBQ competitions is that the food simply tastes better when cooked over real wood.

Propane has absolutely no taste, and the process of making briquettes destroys the flavor molecules in the wood they are made from.

Our pellets are made from clean, kiln-dried sawdust, with the flavor molecules totally intact!

And what could be easier than pushing a button – set it and forget it!

Now you can “turn pro” in your own back yard.

For more on Green Mountain Grills, see our website,

CRKT’s Release Of The Hi Jinx Knife


For immediate release
Contact: Lindsey Phelps, 1-800-891-3100 or 503-685-5015
Fax: 503-682-9680 E-mail:

Tualatin, Oregon, U.S.A.— June 12, 2014

New knife released for collectors honored at the BLADE Show in Atlanta.

CRKT® released the limited edition Ken Onion-designed Hi Jinx™ knife at the 2014 BLADE Show in Atlanta and won the 2014 Overall Knife of the Year Award. Like some of the finest art prints, only a few are available to the public with 525 being built.

A high-end everyday carry knife for the distinguished gentleman, Ken spared no expense handcrafting it with only the finest materials. A 6AL4V titanium handle looks good to the eye while a modified drop point style blade made with Böhler-Uddeholm Sleipner blade steel looks good in use. The knife also features an easy-opening IKBS™ ball bearing pivot system to make this one of the smoothest flippers on the market. Crafted in Italy, the new Hi Jinx™ isn’t just a blade. It’s a work of art.



The Hi Jinx™ knife manufacturer’s suggested retail price is $500.00.




SKU:     K280TXP

Blade:    Edge: Plain

Length: 3.320” (84.3 mm)

Steel: Böhler-Uddeholm Sleipner, 58-59 HRC

Thickness: 0.200” (5.0 mm)

Finish: Satin

Closed:  4.780” (121.4 mm)

Open:     8.000” (203.2 mm)

Weight:  6.4 oz. (181.0 g)

Handle:  6AL4V Titanium

Style:      Folding Knife w/Frame Lock

Founded in 1994, CRKT® is the industry’s premier brand of knives, tools, and lifestyle accessories, with a reputation for innovative designs. For more information, call: (800) 891-3100, email:, on the web: