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Fisheries Biologists Present California’s Ocean Salmon Forecast for 2021

by CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE
At the annual Salmon Information Meeting held virtually today, state and federal fishery scientists presented estimates of catch in 2020 fisheries and spawner returns to rivers and hatcheries, as well as the expected salmon abundance for the upcoming fishing season. The
(More...) (Thursday, February 25, 2021)

Catch and Release in California rivers and streams opens on Monday, March 1, 2021

by MARKLEEVILLE GENERAL STORE STAFF / Markleeville General Store
Catch and Release in California rivers and streams opens on Monday, March 1, 2021. This is official from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. I have included our local map and the regulations that will go into effect March
(More...) (Thursday, February 25, 2021)

Great Morning on The Lake

by HANS MOXLEY / Hooked Up Sportfishing
Hooked Up Sportfishing out of Carnelian Bay in Lake Tahoe checked in with us. Fantastic fishing with you guys today! For reservations and information on fishing Lake Tahoe, call: 775-772-1453 or 530-546-222
(More...) (Thursday, February 25, 2021)

Fish Are Becoming More Active

by PYRAMID FLY CO. / Pyramid Fly Co.
Shelly getting it done on day 2! Something other than flat, calm and bluebird and the fish were quite a bit more active. Let’s go!!!!
(More...) (Wednesday, February 24, 2021)

Hoping for a March Miracle

by MATT KOLES / Gilligan's Fly Service
Hoping for a March Miracle. We’re about 75% average with our snowpack right now. Be nice to bump that up bit. We’ll see. Good to have the water in the lakes come July, and August, when we need it. For now, really
(More...) (Monday, February 22, 2021)

Cold Start To The Day

by HANS MOXLEY / Hooked Up Sportfishing
Hooked Up Sportfishing out of Carnelian Bay in Lake Tahoe checked in with us. Very cold start to the day this morning. I had so much fun with you guys, thanks so much For reservations and information on fishing Lake Tahoe, call: 775-772-1453 or 530-546-222
(More...) (Sunday, February 21, 2021)

The Truckee Has Been Fishing Well

by RENO FLY SHOP / Reno Fly Shop
The Truckee River has been fishing well! We are really seeing fish activity pick up as the days get longer and water temperatures begin to rise between winter storms. Nymphing the slow to medium/slow water with indicators or with ESN
(More...) (Saturday, February 20, 2021)

The Midges Are Back in Town!

by RENO FLY SHOP / Reno Fly Shop
The midges are back in town! It is that time of year when the midges bite picks up and the indicator bite really gets into its stride. Darker midges have been best, my go to is a black body copper
(More...) (Saturday, February 20, 2021)

CDFW Transitioning to Electronic Hunting and Fishing Regulations Booklets in 2021

by CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH & WILDLIFE
As part of a broader effort to go paperless, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is transitioning to a digital format for its 2021 hunting and fishing regulations booklets and Big Game Hunting Digest. Booklets will no longer
(More...) (Friday, February 19, 2021)

Hot Creek Fishing Report

by THE TROUT FITTER STAFF / The Trout Fitter
Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions: Fair, showing 4 cfs as of  2/12 The flow gauge on Mammoth Creek is not accurate, probably due to ice. I've stopped by the weir the last 2 days and the flows are definitely lower. Fishing
(More...) (Friday, February 19, 2021)

Upper Owens River Report

by THE TROUT FITTER STAFF / The Trout Fitter
Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions: Good Flows are at 10 cfs as of 2/12 Temperatures have stabilized but the water is still cold Fishing Conditions and Hatches: Good OKAY IT'S TIME TO CLIMB UP ON THE SOAPBOX: DFG is no longer stocking fall
(More...) (Friday, February 19, 2021)

Lower Owens River Report

by THE TROUT FITTER STAFF / The Trout Fitter
Flow Rates and Water Conditions Water Conditions: Good Flows are at 87.6 cfs as of  2/18 Fishing Conditions and Hatches:  Good After the storm the snow on the lower Owens is melting rapidly so water clarity is down. Baetis hatches are getting stronger and
(More...) (Friday, February 19, 2021)

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