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  • 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
  • May 5, 2022
An adult, winter-run Chinook salmon is released into the cold waters of the North Fork Battle Creek.

State and federal biologists have begun moving endangered adult winter-run Chinook salmon to the upper reaches of Battle Creek and threatened spring-run Chinook salmon to Clear Creek in northern California, where colder water temperatures will better support spawning and help their eggs survive the continuing drought.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Hatcheries, Salmon, Scientific Study
  • February 10, 2022
A close-up view of the head and front section of a Chinook salmon.

CDFW today announced that the Department of Water Resources (DWR) will receive $1.5 million in funding for the Juvenile Salmonid Collection System Pilot Project in the McCloud Arm of Shasta reservoir.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Grants, Habitat Restoration, Rare Species, Salmon, Scientific Study
  • November 2, 2021
A new mural painting of Chinook salmon adorns the elevated feed storage bins at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery in Sacramento

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation have announced a joint effort at the Nimbus Fish Hatchery in Sacramento County to increase production of fall-run Chinook salmon by 500,000 smolts to help combat effects of the drought.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Habitat Restoration, Hatcheries
  • October 11, 2021
A freshly caught Chinook salmon on the rocks with fishing tackle alongside.

Based upon 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 2021 season as of 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 11.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Klamath Basin, Salmon
  • October 4, 2021
A hatchery worker shows off an adult spring-run Chinook salmon.

CDFW and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) have announced a joint effort at the Feather River Fish Hatchery in Butte County to aid in offsetting impacts to spring-run and fall-run Chinook salmon resulting from this year’s extreme drought conditions.

Categories: Fisheries, Hatcheries, Marine, Salmon
  • August 27, 2021
A freshly caught Chinook salmon lies on the rocks next to a fishing rod and reel.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has announced that the spit fishery at the mouth of the Klamath River will close to angling at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27. Based on CDFW projections of the recreational fall Chinook salmon harvest, anglers will have met the “spit area” adult fall Chinook salmon quota of 15 percent of the total Klamath River Basin allotment by that time.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Salmon

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