Fishing Report Guy Jeans – Upper Kern Fly Fishing Report

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Anglers! With the large amount of rain and snow pack we have received over the past couple of months, the Upper Kern River is definitely running strong at approximately 3,100 CFS.  Over the past couple of weeks, the question we have been asked the most is: When is the Upper Kern going to be safe for… Continue reading

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Fish in a Barrel: The Benefits of Terminal Fisheries

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California’s hatcheries have released approximately 2 billion Central Valley fall-run Chinook salmon into the state’s waterways since the construction of the first modern fish hatchery in 1942. As of today, more than 90 percent of the California’s ocean population of salmon originated in hatcheries (Barnett-Johnson et al. 2007). This massive production of fish has ensured… Continue reading

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One million chinook salmon rescued during Oroville Dam spillway crisis released into Feather River

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Roughly one million endangered baby spring-run chinook salmon that were saved by Department of Fish and Wildlife technicians at the Feather River Fish Hatchery during the Oroville Dam spillway failure are released Monday into the Feather River at the Boyd Pump boat ramp near Yuba City. Fish and Wildlife Technician Dave Lunsford said, “It’s amazing… Continue reading

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Fishing report – Northern California

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Lance GrayFly GuideLance Gray & Company530-517-2204lancegrayandcompany@yahoo.comwww.lancegrayandcompany.com Just a quick note to all of you folks out there. It looks like the Lower Sac is coming into shape just at the right time. We have made a couple of drifts in the last week and the fishing was slow. Water clarity has been bad – 18″ or… Continue reading

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Yuba Salmon Numbers Drop Again

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By South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) – Image: U.S. Army Corps photo by Robert Kidd March 16, 2017 – Less than 4,000 salmon spawned in the Yuba River in 2016 according to a Monitoring Update from the Yuba Accord River Management Team. Such low numbers have not been seen since the California Salmon Stock… Continue reading

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With Some Chinook in Trouble, California Faces ‘a Pathetic Scrap’ of a Salmon Season

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A chinook salmon being processed at the Mokelumne River fish hatchery east of Lodi. (Dan Brekke/KQED) By Dan Brekke California’s chinook salmon — or some of them — are in trouble again. And under a set of proposed rules approved Monday, that’s likely to mean a very restricted salmon season for both commercial fishers and… Continue reading

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Feather River Hatchery Closed Until Further Notice

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Due to recent flooding from the Feather River, the Feather River Hatchery in Oroville will remain closed to the public until further notice. The hatchery’s infrastructure and public viewing areas were damaged by high flood waters, silt and debris, making it unsafe for the public to be on the grounds or access the river via… Continue reading

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Another Yolo Bypass fish rescue underway. Will it be the last?

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By Ryan Sabalow The Sacramento Bee,  rsabalow@sacbee.com  KNIGHT’S LANDING – Just about every rainy season, the Sacramento River rises to the point that water spills over the top of the Fremont Weir and into the Yolo Bypass floodplain west of Sacramento. And like clockwork, as the water recedes, sturgeon, salmon and other fish get stranded… Continue reading

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Dropping river level strands hundreds of fish

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Damon Arthur , Record Searchlight Buy Photo,(Photo: Greg Barnette/Record Searchlight) Salmon and other fish were stranded in pools and sloughs after high water flows in the Sacramento River receded. Crews have been out capturing the stranded fish and returning them to the river. Damon Arthur/Record Searchlight Crews are out this week rescuing hundreds of fish… Continue reading

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Nimbus Hatchery Releases 420,000 American River Steelhead

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Nearly a half million young steelhead recently started their journey to the ocean, thanks to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Staff at Nimbus Fish Hatchery nursed the young steelhead through several potentially devastating conditions, including drought-induced high water temperatures in the hatchery last summer and winter flood conditions that nearly cut off… Continue reading

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