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  • November 8, 2022
A recently caught Chinook salmon on the river bank next to a fishing rod.

CDFW has announced that recreational fishing for adult, fall-run Chinook salmon on the Klamath River has reopened between Interstate 5 near Hornbrook and 3,500-feet below the Iron Gate Fish Hatchery in Siskiyou County.

Categories: Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • October 20, 2022
The Trinity River curves around rocks and sandy banks.

Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall-run Chinook salmon catch on the Trinity River, anglers will meet the Upper Trinity River adult fall-run Chinook salmon quota for the 2022 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • October 12, 2022
chinook salmon after being caught

The California Salmon Council (CSC) has announced the availability of funding for California-licensed seafood processors, dealers and processing facilities to help defray the costs associated with responding to the impacts of COVID-19 on their businesses.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • September 30, 2022
An aerial photo looking down on Shasta Reservoir at the system of buoys and nets in place as part of the Juvenile Salmon Collection System.

State and federal biologists and engineers, in partnership with the Winnemem Wintu Tribe, have begun testing an experimental system in Shasta Reservoir that could help collect young salmon from the McCloud River in future years.

Categories: Salmon
  • September 30, 2022
A freshly caught Chinook salmon on the  rocks alongside the rod and reel that caught it.

Based upon California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall-run Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River, anglers will meet the Upper Klamath River adult fall-run Chinook salmon quota below Iron Gate Dam for the 2022 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • September 3, 2022
A single Chinook salmon is measured for length.

Due to dramatically increased harvest rates of Chinook salmon above the Highway 101 bridge, the recreational fishing quota for the Lower Klamath River will be imminently met. Based upon CDFW projections of the recreational fall-run Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River, anglers will meet the Lower Klamath River adult fall-run Chinook salmon quota below the Highway 96 Bridge near Weitchpec for the 2022 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5

Categories: Fishing, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • September 2, 2022
People fishing at the mouth of the Klamath River

The spit fishery at the mouth of the Klamath River will be closed to angling at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon
  • August 30, 2022
Three men fishing

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is encouraging all Californians to get outdoors and give fishing a try for free on California’s second Free Fishing Day, Saturday, Sept. 3.

Categories: Fishing, Fishing in the City, Hatcheries, Salmon, Trout
  • August 26, 2022

California Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Charlton H. Bonham issued the following statement on the release today by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) of the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the proposed decommissioning of four dams on the Klamath River.

Categories: Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • July 15, 2022
Two people in silhouette fishing in a river at day break with mountains in the background

CDFW is asking recreational anglers to begin “Hoot Owl” practices when fishing – voluntarily changing how, when and where they fish to minimize stress and mortality among fish populations suffering from drought conditions.

Categories: Drought, Fishing, Salmon, Trout, Wildlife Health

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