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Commission Accepts Listing Petition; Requires Closure of Some Recreational Fishing in Klamath Basin

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At its February 2019 meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) took action on a number of issues affecting California’s natural resources. The Commission accepted a petition to list Upper Klamath-Trinity River Spring Chinook Salmon as endangered, setting into motion a status review to be completed by the California Department of Fish… Continue reading

Iron Gate Hatchery

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At Iron Gate Hatchery in Hornbrook, the fall 2018 spawning operation has just concluded. Iron Gate spawns both Fall-Run Chinook Salmon and Coho Salmon from the Klamath River. For Chinook, the hatchery staff manually collect the eggs and mix it with the milt immediately after the fish come into the facility. CDFW environmental scientists also… Continue reading

Trout pens give hope to catch fish of lifetime

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by Tom Stienstra 1of 2A volunteer pours a bucket of trout into a trout pen at Lake Siskiyou, where they will be fed over winter and grown to large sizes for release next MayPhoto: Tom Stienstra / Greg Messer / Special to The Chronicle 2of 2A volunteer pours a bucket of trout into a trout… Continue reading

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

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

Science Spotlight: It’s Spawning Season for Salmon, Scientists Trying to Revive Extinct Central Valley Salmon Run

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Close-up of adult spring-run Chinook salmon dorsal fin. Adult spring-run Chinook salmon inform river restoration decisions by their habitat use and preferences. Adult spring-run salmon are carefully selected for release based on their sexual maturity. Spring-run Chinook salmon released into the San Joaquin River are outfitted with three tags including a colored T-bar tag for… Continue reading

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

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

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

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