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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

Citizen Science: Exploring Nature, Gathering Data

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Citizen Science: Exploring Nature, Gathering Data April 2, 2018 Thanks to the development of numerous smartphone apps, people around the world have the opportunity to contribute vital information to the scientific community, even without any formal scientific training. The rise of “citizen science,” the effort to engage the public in data collection and the scientific… Continue reading

Fish Talk – The Barbless Podcast

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For a few hours about once a week, the conference room in our Chico office is transformed into a recording studio. Two fish aficionados, Chad Alderson and Nick Hanna, have teamed up to produce The Barbless Fly Fishing Podcast, where fly fishing guides, fisheries biologists, conservationists and resource managers chat with the hosts about all things fish… Continue reading

CDFW Offers Grants to Engage Hispanic Communities in Fishing Activities

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The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting grant applications for fishing programs, classes and activities that educate and engage Hispanic communities. To be eligible for funding, programs must be: Ethnically inclusive: While a majority of participating families will be Hispanic, the event will be open to families of all races/ethnicities. Family-focused:… Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

The effects of water project operations on juvenile salmon survival in the Delta

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Survival for migrating juvenile chinook salmon has been low for those on the San Joaquin River, averaging approximately 5% since 2002.  Survival is more variable for Sacramento River chinook salmon, and survival data are limited for steelhead.  While water export operations contribute to salmonid mortality by way of direct mortality at facilities, this does not… Continue reading