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Surveying the Sacramento River and Delta
by CDFW, APRIL 19, 2017
Sacramento Delta

Since 1959 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has used a combination of scientific techniques to better understand fish populations and the general health of Northern California waterways. Examples include tagging sturgeon, trawling the Delta for smelt, and counting salmon carcasses. CDFW uses data from these strategies and others to help influence operations of the State Water Project...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will host a free family fishing event at Trojan Pond on Saturday, April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Designed for kids and their families to learn about fishing, ODFW and will provide everything a family needs to catch hard-fighting rainbow trout, including the trout. As with all ODFW Family Fishing Events, biologists...
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A Decade of Delta Research on Juvenile Salmon
by FISHBIO, APRIL 18, 2017
Sacramento Delta

California's Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is unique among large West Coast estuaries in that it supports four distinct runs of Chinook salmon (Onchorhynchus tshawytscha) as well as Central Valley steelhead (O. mykiss).  However, survival estimates of specific Chinook salmon runs can be 15 to 20 times lower in the Delta as compared to other large estuaries, such as the Columbia and...
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Trinity River Fishing Report & Coming Regulations
by Indian Creek Lodge, APRIL 17, 2017
Trinity River - Upper

It's no secret that the story this year has been water, water, and more water. It should come as no surprise then that the Trinity River Restoration Project's Trinity Management Council has classified this year as 'extremely wet', resulting in the following flow release schedule for the coming months. Anglers familiar with the Trinity River know that this means fishing is on...
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ODFW pulls back new rules for Wickiup Reservoir
by ODFW, APRIL 17, 2017
Wickiup Reservoir

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has rescinded two emergency rules that would have removed the kokanee “bonus bag” on Wickiup Reservoir, and closed the Deschutes River arm of the reservoir a month earlier in late summer. The rules were intended to protect natural reproduction in the reservoir under new water management rules that could affect key spawning grounds. “We’re going...
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Lassen County Fishing Derby Postponed
by CDFW, APRIL 17, 2017
Susan River - Lower

Due to safety concerns over high water and unsafe conditions, the annual Susan River Youth Fishing Derby will be postponed. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the 28th annual derby was scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 22 on the Susan River in Susanville, Lassen County. “With all the rain we have had and the accompanying snow...
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