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  • July 23, 2021
woman fishing

Dog owners in the Feather River drainage area are reminded to take precautions to protect their pets from Salmon Poisoning Disease. Salmon Poisoning Disease can be contracted by dogs that come into contact with fish from infested waters throughout the Pacific Northwest, including the southern Cascades and northern Sierras to the Feather River drainage.

Categories: Fishing, General, Salmon
  • July 19, 2021
Anglers fishing from the shore.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking recreational anglers to voluntarily change how, when and where they fish to minimize stress and mortality among fish populations suffering from drought conditions.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing, General
  • July 1, 2021
closeup of  Caulerpa prolifera, a form of algae

A removal effort will begin next week to eradicate an invasive algae species identified in Newport Bay in March 2021. The algae, which is native to Florida and other subtropical and tropical locales, is scientifically known as Caulerpa prolifera.

Categories: Algae Removal, Fishing, General
  • July 1, 2021
Two anglers show off their catches of two crappie aboard a boat on Clear Lake in Lake County, California

The first of two 2021 Free Fishing Days in California occurs Saturday, July 3, when no sport fishing license is needed. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) urges anglers to fish responsibly and choose those waters not suffering extensively from drought conditions.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing
  • June 30, 2021
A freshly caught Chinook salmon laying on river rocks next to  a fishing rod and reel.

The spring Chinook salmon fishery on the lower Klamath River (downstream of the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchpec) and Trinity River (upstream of the confluence of the South Fork Trinity River) will open July 1 and run through Aug. 14 on the Klamath River and through Aug. 31 on the Trinity River.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing
  • June 29, 2021
A Pacifc halibut is measured on the floor of a boat.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that the recreational Pacific halibut fishery will close Wednesday, June 30 at 11:59 p.m. for the remainder of 2021.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing
  • June 17, 2021
Raceway with snow covered mountains in the background

Hot Creek Hatchery is resuming the stocking of trout for recreational angling opportunities.

Categories: Fishing, Hatcheries
  • May 28, 2021
fish trough with snowy mountains in background

CDFW has suspended all fish planting from the Hot Creek Trout Hatchery in Mono County as a bacterial outbreak has been detected at the facility.

Categories: Fishing, Hatcheries
  • May 27, 2021
hundreds of tiny shellfish adhered to metal pipe

Boating appears to be surging in popularity in California, and nationwide. California agencies combatting the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels ask new and seasoned boaters to remain cautious over the three-day Memorial Day weekend to prevent the spread of quagga and zebra mussels by cleaning, draining and drying their watercraft after each outing.

Categories: Fishing, Invasive Species
  • May 21, 2021
two men, each holding a large silver fish on a boat

CDFW announces ocean salmon season openers for additional management areas along the California coast.

Categories: Fishing

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