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CDFW seeks Natural Resource Volunteer appplicants

by CDFW
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently seeking applicants for its Natural Resource Volunteer Program (NRVP) in the Sacramento Area. Motivated individuals with an ability and willingness to convey conservation principles to the public are encouraged to apply.
(More...) (Wednesday, January 18, 2017)

Pyramid Still Closed

by ANGLER'S EDGE FLY SHOP
Spoke this morning to the Tribal Office of Pyramid Lake, and rumors and hearsay about opening soon, are false. NDOT is working on the roads and they are pretty bad. With the incoming storm, even this is causing a delay,
(More...) (Tuesday, January 17, 2017)

Bridgeport Reservoir

by CHAD WOODS / Sportfishingreport.com
Today I had the opportunity to drive by the Bridgeport Dam. Here is a picture of the frozen lake with snow on top. It appears that the lake has recovered significantly. The water is up by
(More...) (Monday, January 16, 2017)

Hunting essay contest winner to be honored at ISE

by CDFW
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Wildlife Officer Foundation have announced the winner of the annual “Passing on the Tradition” Hunting Heritage essay contest. Tyler Benedetti, a 17-year-old youth hunter from Morgan Hill, was awarded the
(More...) (Saturday, January 14, 2017)

Lake is on the Rise

by BRIDGEPORT MARINA
29K ACRE FEET OF WATER IN RESERVOIR and RISING !! YAY !! Should be able to operate MARINA this year(it's been like 4 years..ugh) Reservoir holds about 43K..perspective.. NOW.. we need the fishes !! CDFW is still screwing up our
(More...) (Thursday, January 12, 2017)

Upper Owens River Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
A decent amount of snow has been received here from the latest storms. Most of it got washed out by the recent rain event that took place. Snow is in the forecast for the rest of the week and this
(More...) (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

Hot Creek Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Both roads to the creek are snow covered, with more to fall this week. Some light truck tracks have been made, but following them in is not recommended, especially going into the canyon section. One slide into the snow banks
(More...) (Tuesday, January 10, 2017)

Truckee River Fishing Report-1-9-17

by MATT KOLES / Gilligan's Fly Service
The above photo is from this morning here in the Hirsch on the Truckee River. The river in the photo is at just about 4,800 cfs. I took a photo on Sunday afternoon at the same spot at 4,800 cfs
(More...) (Monday, January 9, 2017)

Derby Update

by TOPAZ LODGE STAFF / Topaz Lodge
Week 2 for the derby had 80 over 2lbs fish turned in and no tagged this week. Not many fisherman on the lake due to the weather but almost all that were caught their limit. The biggest fish of the week
(More...) (Monday, January 9, 2017)

Lower Owens Tiger Trout

by CHAD WOODS / Sportfishingreport.com
Angler Danny Corral checked in with ESFR right before the New Year. Check out this beautiful Tiger Trout caught on the Lower Owens. This is not exactly a common catch for the Owens River. Thanks to Danny
(More...) (Saturday, January 7, 2017)

Upper Owens River Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Snow is the new look here. The flows have increased to 62cfs, which has added a few more holding areas for migratory rainbows. 4 wheel drive vehicles can get in but the real challenge may be getting out. Snow drifts
(More...) (Saturday, January 7, 2017)

Middle Owens River Fishing Report

by TOM LOE / Sierra Drifters Guide Service
Flows have increased to 162cfs this past week. Water color has turned slightly, but the big rainbows are still biting. Smaller streamers like Loebergs and Punk Perch working well in clear water and larger flies like Spruce A Bu’s are
(More...) (Saturday, January 7, 2017)

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