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Spring Time Water Releases and Fall Salmon Quotas
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, APRIL 15, 2024

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Well it is that time of year when water releases will begin to increase for the spring releases. Releases will begin Tuesday April 16 through Sunday August 4, with three pulses and a high flow of 8,500cfs on April 23. Again. we will have high water during the summer months so please be aware of this and be extra careful...
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CA’s Ocean Salmon Season Shut Down – Again
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 10, 2024



The Pacific Fishery Management Council officially pulled the plug on California’s ocean salmon season April 10. Pictured is Calvin Wagner of Boulder City, Nevada who landed a nice king while fishing out of Shelter Cove back in 2022. Photo courtesy of Jake Mitchell/Sea Hawk Sport Fishing At the March Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) meeting, the Council voted on and approved...
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Estimated PFMC Fish Returns For Klamath River Basin
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, APRIL 9, 2024

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter, I had the flu and that is why there was not Fish Report. Sorry! The Klamath River Basin Fall Chinook Salmon returns were a little better that estimated but were far from restoring the Salmon runs and the fishery. There needs to be a total review of the restoration program to try and improve...
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Striped Bass Derby 2024
by NCGASA, APRIL 2, 2024
Sacramento River - Colusa

When: April 20 and April 21, 2024 Fishing Hours: 5am to 4pm, weigh in from 2:30pm to 4pm. Raffle and prizes to follow weigh in. Weigh In Time: 2:30pm to 4pm Where: Colusa State Park, Weigh In Colusa Public Ramp Address: 50 Tenth St. Colusa, 95932 What: On the Sacramento River Rules: https://ncgasa.org/.../03/2024-Striped-Bass-Derby-Rules.pdf Sign up on ncgasa.org ...
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100 Percent and Full of Fish!
by Collins Lake Staff, MARCH 29, 2024
Collins Lake

Collins Lake is now 100% full, spilled for a few days earlier this month, has risen again, and is currently spilling a second time. Bass have been active with lots of anglers doing catch & release mostly using lures along the surface. As it starts to warm up in April consider trying roboworms, live crawdads or minnows as the bass...
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River Health Continued
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MARCH 25, 2024

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

Last week I touched on the health of the North Coast Rivers. I would like to continue on this subject for this week. To begin with I received, by email, a study on Algae, its benefits and how it helps newly hatched salmonoids. The problem is there was nothing about the health affects to animals or humans. As many of...
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