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  • December 16, 2022
A Feather River Fish Hatchery employee checks trays of fertilized Chinook salmon eggs as they incubate within the hatchery.

CDFW and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) have announced that the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Oroville will increase its production of fall-run Chinook salmon in 2023 to approximately 9.5 million fish to combat the impacts of drought and a thiamine deficiency affecting natural spawning and in-river production.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Salmon
  • 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
  • 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
  • June 30, 2022
A freshly caught Chinook salmon alongside a fishing rod and reel on the rocks.

Sport fishing for Chinook salmon in the Klamath River Basin is set to begin July 1 and will continue through the fall according to salmon quota and fishery regulations that were adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission during its May teleconference meeting.

Categories: Fisheries, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • June 17, 2022
Small salmon smolts jump and squirm in a dip net hovering over water in a harbor

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is nearing the completion of its efforts to transport 19.7 million hatchery-raised fall-run and 960,000 spring-run juvenile Chinook salmon (known as smolts) to the San Pablo Bay, San Francisco Bay and seaside net pens this spring and summer.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Salmon

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