Federal judge sides with Klamath Basin fish over farmers

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This Aug. 21, 2009, photo shows Iron Gate Dam spanning the Klamath River near Hornbrook in Siskiyou County. Jeff Barnard — The Associated Press By Will Houston, Eureka Times-Standard   Hoopa Valley Tribe representatives sit at a hearing at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco on April 11 to argue in favor of protecting… Continue reading

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Another short salmon season means skimpy year, high prices

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By Tara Duggan Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle 201,Chasin’ Crustacean returns to Fort Baker in Sausalito from a salmon fishing run. California commercial salmon season opens this week, but early indications are for another tough year for Bay Area cooks who hope to get their hands on wild-caught local salmon. Salmon season is usually… Continue reading

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New Salmon Habitat Project Completed in Redding

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By: Michael Caranci, Trout Unlimited Shasta Trinity Cascades Chapter Trout Unlimited Shasta Trinity Cascades Chapter just completed our large-scale Conservation Project on the Sacramento River in Redding on Thursday and Friday, April 5-6, 2018. The project was coordinated in cooperation with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the US Bureau of Reclamation, and the City… Continue reading

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Opportunities Abound for Central Valley Trout Anglers, Despite Flooding of Moccasin Creek Hatchery

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Central Valley anglers anticipating California’s general trout opener Saturday, April 28 will find many local fishing opportunities despite the flooding of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Moccasin Creek Hatchery in Tuolumne County, which supplied many Central Valley and western Sierra Nevada waters with trout. Don Pedro Reservoir, located downstream from the Moccasin… Continue reading

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Recreational Salmon Seasons Set for 2018

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The recreational salmon seasons have been set for 2018, and it appears to be a mixture of good news and bad for California anglers. Klamath River fall run Chinook are likely to be one of the better fishing opportunities due to higher returns that will support both ocean and inland salmon seasons. But returns for… Continue reading

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Strategic Planning for Trout and Hatchery Resources

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is interested in gaining perspective from statewide stakeholders in order to draft guidelines for trout management. Three different projects will be informed through this process: Strategic Plan for Trout Management Strategic Plan for Trout Hatcheries Inland Trout Angling Regulation Simplification We need the public to make these projects… Continue reading

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A Miracle March? Not Quite

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 Miracle March? Not Quite The year was 1991; California was entering a fifth year of drought, Sierra snowpack was at 18 percent of the historical average at the beginning of March, and water storage was critically low. By the end of the month, snowpack in the Tahoe region peaked at 75 percent of average and… Continue reading

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Public Comment Sought on Statewide Management of Trout

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will be soliciting public comment and ideas on the statewide management of trout at a series of public meetings. “We are seeking stakeholder feedback on the development of three important elements of our statewide trout management efforts,” said Roger Bloom, CDFW Inland Fisheries Program Manager. “Our overall… Continue reading

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Reclamation to increase water releases to Klamath River today to address fish health concerns

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Increased flows to begin this afternoon and continue through Monday; Public urged to take safety precautions on or near the river while flows are high Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 9169785100 KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – This afternoon, the Bureau of Reclamation will increase flows below Iron Gate Dam to reduce the risk of disease for coho… Continue reading

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50K more steelhead planted in Afterbay

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Oroville >> With another stocking this week, more than a quarter-million yearling steelhead will have been put in the Thermalito Afterbay this season by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Feather River Hatchery. Since 2006, the hatchery have been placing fish above the 400,000 allotment for the Feather River into the Afterbay for the… Continue reading

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