Is re-introducing steelhead trout into the Arroyo Seco another fish tale?

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 By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune Historian and fly fisherman Tom Tomlinson wants to bring Steelhead trout back to the Arroyo Seco to make the stream and its ecosystem return to its natural state. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)  Historian and fly fisherman Tom Tomlinson wants to bring Steelhead trout back to the Arroyo… Continue reading

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Phones and Fishing: The Science of Angling Apps

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Webmaster:  The following is interesting but does not focus on California. Please “Comment” and list apps that you use!     Taking out your cell phone when you’re fishing can be good for more than posting Instagram photos; it might just become the next best tool in fisheries management. Up-to-date information on angler habits and… Continue reading

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JULY NEWSWAVES –

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TABLE OF CONTENTS 2017 Special Report on Fishing Shows Participation up 1.5 Million #FirstCatch Centers: Cultivating New Customers for the Industry 60 in 60: How You Can Ride the Wave of Support 2017 SPECIAL REPORT ON FISHING SHOWS PARTICIPATION UP 1.5 MILLION RBFF and the Outdoor Foundation’s just released 2017 Special Report on Fishing follows… Continue reading

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TIDE RISING FOR FISHING PARTICIPATION – Press Release

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TWO NEW REPORTS SHOW POSITIVE TRENDS FOR FISHING PARTICIPATION; PRELIMINARY SPECIAL REPORT DATA REVEALS INCREASES IN HISPANIC, YOUTH AND FEMALE PARTICIPATION ALEXANDRIA, VA (May 8, 2017) – The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) today announced that fishing participation has increased. The increase is being reported by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the… Continue reading

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Mammoth’s roadblock means opportunity

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By Tom Stienstra Photo: April Orcutt, Special To The Chronicle, Mammoth Lakes Although clear of snow, the Reds Meadow Road — the two-lane route from Mammoth Lakes to Devils Postpile National Monument in the Eastern Sierra — remains closed after severe storm damage from the more than 600 inches of snow that fell last winter. Crews are… Continue reading

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Flood risk begins to ease along California rivers after six-month surge in water levels

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By Joseph Serna, Contact Reporter  for Los Angeles Times  For the first time in more than six months, no federally monitored rivers in California or Nevada are flooding or at risk of flooding, according to climate scientists. From Jan. 4 to July 15, at least one California or Nevada river fed by the Sierra Nevada was… Continue reading

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A simplified method to classify streams and improve California’s water management

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by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences by Belize Lane, Sam Sandoval, and Sarah Yarnell Alterations to the natural flow regime for human water management activities have degraded river ecosystems worldwide. Such alterations are particularly destructive in regions with highly variable climates like California, where native riverine species are highly adapted to natural flooding and drought… Continue reading

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With San Clemente Dam gone, are steelhead trout about to make comeback on the Carmel River?

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By TERESA L. CAREY, CORRESPONDENT CARMEL VALLEY — Brian LeNeve has been fishing for almost 70 years, but he hasn’t dropped a line in his hometown river for the last 15. He says fishing in the Carmel River isn’t worth the risk of harming a steelhead trout – a threatened species. But the past winter’s pounding… Continue reading

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Winnemem Wintu Work to Bring Salmon Home From New Zealand

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Marc Dadigan , Indian Country Today With New Zealand’s Southern Alps looming above, about 30 members of the Winnemem Wintu tribe from Northern California sat on the windswept bank of the Rakaia River cradling in their hands dark and wormy salmon fry, a long-lost relative finally found. As they released the salmon into a gurgling rivulet,… Continue reading

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