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FALL CHINOOK SALMON ARE THE SUSTAINABLE
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MARCH 29, 2020

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

With the Trinity River Hatchery returns and the egg collection there is a question of whether Fall Run Chinook salmon, Coho salmon and steelhead will be sustainable on the Trinity River. If this happens how is the National Marine Fishery Service (NMFS) going to plan for the recovery of the Klamath River Basin Fishery? Coho salmon are a listed fishery...
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California’s Heritage Trout Challenge
by Gary Heffley, MARCH 26, 2020


The pursuit of trout, especially trout that have never seen a Purina trout pellet, the concrete walls of a hatchery run or the stainless-steel lined siding of a hatchery truck is a quest taken by many anglers and a dream for others.  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has established a unique program that educates, promotes, encourages and rewards...
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Steelhead season ending on somber note
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 26, 2020



The 2020 winter steelhead season is winding down here on the North Coast, and it’s one we’ll likely never forget. Right now, as we head into uncharted territory with the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, the steelhead rivers have become our place of solace. As the virus continues to spread and our movements become more restricted, it’s been nice to have a...
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We are living in the Anthropocene. Scientists have classified the current geologic epoch based on overwhelming evidence that human influence is a dominating force affecting Earth’s key processes. The extent of the human reach is recognizable globally; however, in freshwater ecosystems, human impacts are particularly apparent. Extreme and visible alterations relating to soil erosion, chemical and nutrient pollution, the fragmentation...
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POSSIBLE OPTIONS FOR IN-RIVER SPORT FISHING
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MARCH 20, 2020

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Because of the COVID 19 virus the PFMC meeting in Vancouver Washington has been changed to a webinar type of meeting so it is going to be hard to get public input for us In-River Sports Fishermen. I am trying to contact some of my old contacts I used to meet with when I attended the PFMC meetings to see how...
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Fishing provides refuge amid virus outbreak
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MARCH 19, 2020



Our lives are changing at a dizzying pace due to the pandemic created by the Coronavirus. Shelter in place orders are now in effect in several Bay Area counties, keeping people hunkered down indoors except for their essential needs. Here behind the Redwood Curtain, we’re still free to come and go – for now. Social distancing has become the new...
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