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Lake Sabrina Fishing Report
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, MAY 22, 2020
Lake Sabrina

It definitely is a time of exasperation. We are a permittee on a United States Forest Service, thus we need to follow their direction along with Inyo County and the State. We have been informed by the Forest Service who runs the Inyo National Forest that we will not be permitted to open until the State enters into Stage 3 or...
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Salmon Quotas Set for Klamath and Trinity Rivers
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, MAY 21, 2020

Following last year’s low returns and with only 186,600 adult Klamath kings said to be in the ocean this fall, anglers are facing a much lower sport quota in 2020. During last Thursday’s meeting, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted bag and possession limits for the Klamath Basin based on a quota of 1,296 fall-run adults. The Commission also...
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Salmon Season Underway
by GGSA Staff, MAY 18, 2020

Readers of this newsletter will likely know more than we do by the time you receive this but here’s a snapshot of the season to date.   After being delayed for almost a month, the sport ocean salmon seasons opened May 1.  The commercial season opened then too with decent early catches in Monterey Bay out of Santa Cruz, Moss Landing, and...
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Weeds may be annoying to gardners, but they can prove devastating for ecosystems once they escape into the environment, leaving no space for native plants and animals. This is the case in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, where non-natives represent half of the plant species and make up most of the aquatic plant cover. Despite control efforts, the problem has continued to...
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Where to Fish?
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MAY 17, 2020

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

With the COVID-19 restrictions still in place where does one go to fish? That is the question? The water releases are on their way down but will still have some increases from rain and bump-ups for the Trinity releases. Right now, it is a hard answer for me as I have not heard from any of my fishing contacts for a...
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Baum Lake access now open
by Gary Heffley, MAY 16, 2020
Baum Lake

The parking lot and ramp access to Baum Lake is open once again as some regions in the North State are beginning to relax restrictions and some closures while asking all users to remain vigilant in maintaining individual spacing and refraining from close group conduct.  There were a number of anglers enjoying modest success, although a few nice trout were...
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