PILOT PEAK LAHONTAN CUTTHROAT TROUT RELEASED INTO TRUCKEE BASIN WATERS

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will start releasing Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout into Truckee area waters to give Sierra Nevada anglers the opportunity to catch some trophy sized trout in a year or two. Last week CDFW received a shipment of cutthroat trout eggs from the U. S. Fish and Wildlife… Continue reading

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State closes fishing on section of Sacramento River

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Damon Arthur , Record Searchlight  For anyone who wants to get out on the Sacramento River and fish the section of water from Keswick Dam to Highway 44, time is running out. The California Fish and Game Commission on Wednesday approved permanently closing that section of the river to all fishing from the beginning of… Continue reading

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Nevada Reservoir Stocked With Thousands Of Trout

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Debra Reid / File Photo / AP (AP) – State wildlife officials have been able to release trout into a northwest Nevada reservoir for the first time in 20 years due to wet conditions this past winter. KRNV-TV reports the Nevada Department of Wildlife stocked the Lahontan Reservoir with 5,500 rainbow trout over the weekend.… Continue reading

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Kern River, powered by wet winter, could kill again

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BY JAMES BURGER jburger@bakersfield.com  Laura Liera / The Californian Dave Seibt, a Bakersfield city firefighter, motions how he had to steer to get around trees on the Kern River. More than 20 firefighters were part of swift-water rescue training Thursday at Lake Ming. In 2011, the last big water year on the Kern River, its… Continue reading

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GENERAL TROUT SEASON OPENS APRIL 29

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The general trout opener in many counties throughout California will commence on Saturday, April 29, one hour before sunrise. Because of the popularity of this annual event with the angling public, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is making every effort to stock trout in all accessible waters approved for planting prior to… Continue reading

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Fishing the North Coast: Klamath and Trinity closed for fall-run kings in 2017

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Jesse Mela of Garberville landed a nice early-season Chinook salmon while fishing out of Shelter Cove on Tuesday. The big king weighed 18-pounds, and is one of only a handful of fish that have been caught since the opener on April 1. Photo courtesy of Jesse Mela By Kenny Priest, For the Times-Standard The fall-run… Continue reading

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LOW SALMON PROJECTIONS LEAD TO FISHERIES RESTRICTIONS, SOME CLOSURES IN 2017

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Historically low numbers of fall-run and winter-run Chinook salmon have prompted the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) to drastically limit the state’s salmon fishery for the remainder of 2017.    In the Klamath Management Zone, which is the area between the Oregon/California border and Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude), the entire ocean… Continue reading

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Council recommends full closure of Klamath River salmon fishing

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 By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard The pit where salmon were usually cooked for the Klamath Festival sat empty and unmanned for the 2016 event as no salmon were served for the first time in 54 years. Shaun Walker — The Times-Standard file The Pacific Fishery Management Council recommended Tuesday that the federal government implement a… Continue reading

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Commercial salmon season slashed by lingering California drought impacts

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By Denis Cuff | dcuff@bayareanewsgroup.com | California’s commercial salmon industry is being slashed this year because of lingering environmental impacts from the drought. In a decision expected to make chinook salmon scarcer at markets and restaurants, federal fishery managers called Tuesday for sharp restrictions on commercial catches in response to low numbers of the adult… Continue reading

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