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General Trout Season Opens April 29

by CDFW
The general trout opener in many counties throughout California will commence on Saturday, April 29, one hour before sunrise. Because of the popularity of this annual event with the angling public, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is making
(More...) (Sunday, April 23, 2017)

Earth Day Reminder: Everything We Do Affects Wildlife

by CDFW
Wetlands bus, interactive booths, native plant stations, a craft booth, food for sale, and more. The event is handicap accessible, held in the north parking lot. For more information, call (714) 846-1114. CDFW will be at the U.S. Forest Service’s Kern River Valley Bioregions
(More...) (Friday, April 21, 2017)

Leave Young Wildlife Alone

by CDFW
With late spring and early summer being the peak time for California’s wildlife to bear their young, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is issuing a reminder to well-intentioned citizens: If you find a seemingly abandoned young wild
(More...) (Friday, April 21, 2017)

Surveying the Sacramento River and Delta

by CDFW
Since 1959 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has used a combination of scientific techniques to better understand fish populations and the general health of Northern California waterways. Examples include tagging sturgeon, trawling the Delta for smelt, and
(More...) (Wednesday, April 19, 2017)

Lassen County Fishing Derby Postponed

by CDFW
Due to safety concerns over high water and unsafe conditions, the annual Susan River Youth Fishing Derby will be postponed. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the 28th annual derby was scheduled to be held on Saturday,
(More...) (Monday, April 17, 2017)

Donner lake today

by SHAUN RAINSBARGER‎ / Shaun's Guide Service
Flat beautiful day at Donner lake today! Client caught and released 5 nice Mackinaw and we watched them swim back down each time on the graph....see photos. We lost 2 big fish, but it happens. But....now is optimal time for
(More...) (Saturday, April 15, 2017)

Low salmon projections lead to restrictions/closures

by CDFW
Historically low numbers of fall-run and winter-run Chinook salmon have prompted the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) to drastically limit the state’s salmon fishery for the remainder of 2017. In the Klamath Management Zone, which is the area between the
(More...) (Friday, April 14, 2017)

Tahoe Macks

by HANS MOXLEY / Hooked Up Sportfishing
Fishing Guide Hans Moxley checked in from Lake Tahoe. The cold temps caused us some issues this morning. We had lines freezing up. However, the fishing was amazing and we ended up with limits of Mackinaw Trout
(More...) (Sunday, April 9, 2017)

Cold Tahoe Macks

by HANS MOXLEY / Hooked Up Sportfishing
Fishing Guide Hans Moxely check in this afternoon with a Mackinaw update from Lake Tahoe. Hans said, “We had a COLD North wind this morning....... but the fishing was red HOT!!!! Great catch guys!” If you would like
(More...) (Monday, April 3, 2017)

June Lake is ice free

by CHAD WOODS / Sportfishingreport.com
26 days and counting!!! The mountains have begun to thaw. The ice sheet on June Lake is all but gone. It appears that June Lake is primed for the 2017 opener. Thanks to Eric Diem for the the photo!
(More...) (Monday, April 3, 2017)

Silver Lake is thawing

by CHAD WOODS / Sportfishingreport.com
The June Lake Loop is on the thaw. Cal Trans has been working to get the road open so visitors can reach Silver Lake Resort for the 2017 trout opener. The lake is still partly covered by ice
(More...) (Monday, April 3, 2017)

Icy water conditions

by SHAUN RAINSBARGER‎ / Shaun's Guide Service
This morning on Donner, I thought for sure that the water temperature was going to be a tad warmer than yesterday. But it turned out to be colder. It was 36 to 38 yesterday and we got two Tahoe limits
(More...) (Sunday, April 2, 2017)

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