Trinity River Upstream of Indian Creek Reopens for Adult Chinook Salmon Harvest on Monday, Nov. 19

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Trinity River Hatchery has determined the hatchery will have taken in more than 4,800 fall Chinook Salmon by the end of this week. According to California 2018-19 supplemental sport fishing regulations, the take of 4,800 fall Chinook Salmon at the hatchery triggers the reopening of the recreational… Continue reading

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Late fall Chinook salmon arrive in Sacramento area

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By Dan BacherRecord Correspondent SACRAMENTO – Bright and shiny Late fall Chinook salmon are being caught on the Sacramento River in the Capital City region — and more are on their way. Fishing has been up and down lately, with good fishing one day followed by tough fishing the next. Big fish honors go to Taylor… Continue reading

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Improving Conditions for Salmon: The Sacramento Valley Salmon Recovery Program

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Efforts continue in the Sacramento Valley to complete projects and improve science to promote recovery of salmon and other species of fish in the region. A new document shown below summarizes the program and highlights the seventeen (17) projects that have been completed as part of the program in the past four years. The Sacramento… Continue reading

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Getting Strategic about Freshwater Biodiversity Conservation in California

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by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences Pacific giant salamander (Dicamptodon ensatus) – The Pacific giant salamander is the largest terrestrial salamander in North America and is one of several salamanders that have vocal abilities. by Jeanette Howard, Kurt Fesenmyer, Theodore Grantham, Joshua Viers, Peter Ode, Peter Moyle, Sarah Kupferberg, Joseph Furnish, Andrew Rehn, Joseph Slusark,… Continue reading

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The river is running through it

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The Carmel River near Paso Hondo Road in Carmel Valley. (Vern Fisher – Monterey Herald) CARMEL VALLEY  —  In the process of removing the San Clemente Dam in 2015, workers created a pristine route for the Carmel River, complete with step pools and nicely arranged boulders. Winter floods have since transformed the river route into… Continue reading

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Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Nov. 3

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The salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova will open Friday, Nov. 2, signaling the start of the spawning season on the American River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers will open the gates in the ladder at 10:30 a.m. and will take more than a half-million eggs during the first… Continue reading

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Klamath River Upstream of Interstate 5 to Reopen to Adult Chinook Salmon Harvest on Monday, Oct. 29

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Iron Gate Hatchery has determined that the hatchery will have taken in more than 8,000 fall Chinook Salmon by the end of this week. According to California 2018-19 supplemental sport fishing regulations, the take of 8,000 fall Chinook Salmon at the hatchery triggers the reopening of the… Continue reading

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Science Spotlight: CDFW’s Annual Egg Take Results in Big Haul on the Little Truckee River

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  CDFW staff and volunteers set a one-day record of 1.5 million eggs collected on the Little Truckee River earlier this month. CDFW staff and volunteers use seine nets and electric fishing techniques to corral and capture adult Kokanee salmon. Volunteers from the California Inland Fisheries Foundation, Inc. and Kokanee Power help CDFW personnel capture… Continue reading

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Upper Trinity River Quota Met

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Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall Chinook Salmon catch on the Trinity River, anglers will meet the Upper Trinity River adult fall Chinook Salmon quota below Old Lewiston Bridge for the 2018 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Oct. 28, 2018. This triggers the closure of the… Continue reading

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