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Threatened green sturgeon rescued, returned to Sacramento river

by CDFW
Biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently saved a Sacramento River green sturgeon trapped in the Fremont Weir. The five-and-a-half-foot long fish was stranded in the nearly two-mile-long concrete weir when Sacramento River floodwaters receded. Sturgeon
(More...) (Wednesday, March 22, 2017)

2017 Invasive Species Youth Art contest

by CDFW
Young artists and future biologists are invited to enter this year’s California Invasive Species Art Contest, sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). This year’s theme is “Don’t Let it Loose!” Youths in grades 2 through 12 are
(More...) (Tuesday, March 21, 2017)

Derby Week 12

by TOPAZ LODGE STAFF / Topaz Lodge
Ginger Buzzard checked in this morning from Topaz Lodge. We had a very good week for our annual derby. Week 12 was a success. We had 100 fish over 2lbs and 1 tagged fish which was 1lb 14oz and
(More...) (Monday, March 20, 2017)

CDFW releases first million of evacuated fish into Feather River

by CDFW
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released one million state and federally listed threatened spring-run Chinook salmon into the Feather River on Monday,
(More...) (Monday, March 20, 2017)

Lake Tahoe Macks

by DOUG BUSEY / Carson Now
Fishing has been rated as excellent. Anglers have been fishing the Tahoe City area to Carnelian Bay or the Cal Neva area. anglers have started in at 120 feet of water and moving out as the sun come s up
(More...) (Sunday, March 19, 2017)

Topaz Lake Fish Report

by DOUG BUSEY / Carson Now
I fished with Tom Blotter from Minden NV a couple weeks ago and we had good success with Rapala's or needle fish. I tried a Dick Slammer in a green and red pattern and had very good success for the
(More...) (Sunday, March 19, 2017)

Pyramid produces 21 pounder!

by CHAD WOODS / Nevada Fish Reports
Captain Bruce Smith checked in today from Pyramid Lake in Sutcliffe, NV. Yesterday afternoon Bruce caught this beautiful 21 pound Lahontan Cutthroat Trout at Pelican Point using a #6 black beetle while fly fishing. The fishing has been
(More...) (Wednesday, March 15, 2017)

Wildlife Conservation Board funds Streamflow Enhancement Projects

by CDFW
At its March 9 Streamflow Enhancement meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $20 million of Proposition 1 Funds in grants through the Streamflow Enhancement Program. The program awards grant funding on a competitive basis to projects that represent
(More...) (Friday, March 10, 2017)

PVR Brownie

by CHAD WOODS / Nor Cal Fish Reports
Angler Jay Delk checked in with ESFR today. He is fishing up in Inyo County today with his buddies. Check out this nice Brown Trout caught today at Pleasant Valley Reservoir. Angler Tyler Nikolic from Murrieta, CA
(More...) (Friday, March 10, 2017)

Nimbus Hatchery Releases 420,000 American River Steelhead

by CDFW
Nearly a half million young steelhead recently started their journey to the ocean, thanks to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Staff at Nimbus Fish Hatchery nursed the young steelhead through several potentially devastating conditions, including drought-induced high
(More...) (Thursday, March 9, 2017)

California Camp Meat Act?

by CARRIE WILSON / California Department of Fish and Game
Question: I wonder if you could settle the subject of a discussion. Recently, I mentioned in camp that it was legal in California to kill “camp meat” under certain prescribed rules. For instance, if there were 10 men in camp for
(More...) (Thursday, March 9, 2017)

2017 salmon forecasts point to reduced fishing opportunities

by CDFW
Commercial and sport anglers have received unwelcome news on the predicted return of Chinook salmon this year to California waters. State and federal fishery scientists presented updates on the numbers of spawning Chinook and the expected abundance for the upcoming
(More...) (Thursday, March 2, 2017)

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