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  • October 24, 2022
Underwater photo of a wild rainbow trout hiding among branches, leaves and other cover.

CDFW is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the first designated “Wild Trout Waters” in the state, a pioneering wild trout conservation and management practice at the forefront of the nation’s modern environmental movement of the 1960s and 1970s and a designation still benefitting California anglers today.

Categories: Fishing, Habitat Restoration
  • April 28, 2022
An angler holds up a large brown trout caught with a lure in a mountain lake.

The traditional trout season opener the last Saturday in April remains one of California’s most celebrated and anticipated outdoor traditions, drawing thousands of anglers to trout fishing destinations such as Burney and Dunsmuir in the north, Bridgeport and Bishop in the eastern Sierra, Mammoth Lakes in the south, and many other mountain communities and picturesque hamlets throughout the state.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Trout

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