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Hidden Diversity of a California Minnow
by FISHBIO, MARCH 18, 2019

People have a lot of different common names for fish, and this can easily lead to confusion. For example, asking someone in Georgia what a “perch” is will likely result in a totally different answer than asking someone in Minnesota. But perhaps the most frequently used and arguably the most confusing of the common fish terms is “minnow.” Most people...
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Reservoir and Water Conditions for West Coast
by Maven's Notebook, MARCH 18, 2019

Attached are a few of the recent reports taken for water conditions around the West Coast. For more maps and data visit: https://mavensnotebook.com/2019/03/18/reservoir-and-water-conditions-for-march-18/   ...
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Trinity River has Very Good Conditions Throughout
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MARCH 17, 2019

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The PFMC (Pacific Fisheries Management Council), posted their preliminary estimate for fall run Chinook salmon for the west coast from their March 6th -12th meeting and posted three options for the Klamath River salmon quotas. The PFMC estimates that there is an estimate of 5,230 to 7,900 Klamath River Basin salmon that will return to the Klamath River and its...
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Green fish for St. Paddy's Day
by Gary Heffley, MARCH 17, 2019
Shasta Lake

Many anglers had the same idea as quite a few boats were enjoying the beautiful weather on Lake Shasta this St. Patrick's Day Sunday. While most anglers were pounding the points in search of bass there were quite a few boats trolling in search of trout. Most trollers reporting a few fish but nothing outstanding. Many were trolling bat...
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May Begin Releasing Flood Flows from Friant Dam into the San Joaquin River
by Maven's Notebook, MARCH 15, 2019
San Joaquin River

On Friday, March 15, 2019, the Bureau of Reclamation may begin releasing Flood Flows from Friant Dam into the San Joaquin River in anticipation of reservoir encroachment. Flood Flow releases from Friant Dam may start as early as Friday March 15 with peak flows expected to reach 3,000 cubic-feet-per-second three days following initiation of release. … Additional operational adjustments may be made as necessary and may occur...
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New phone line for reporting 2018 hunts The deadline to report all 2018 big game and turkey tags has been extended until April 15, 2019 (from Jan. 31) to give hunters more time to report under ODFW’s new licensing system. In addition to applying online, you can now call the dedicated reporting phone line at 866-947-6339 to report your hunts. Youth turkey...
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