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Eagle Lake, Lassen County
Fly fishing from shore allows the angler to enjoy the tussle, revive the fish and let it go free.


 


It’s time for our annual summary of the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) Review of Ocean Salmon Fisheries. After surprisingly high returns in 2019, the California Chinook salmon population in 2020 failed to meet expectations (although was still larger than the depressed population levels seen following the recent drought). Each year, the PFMC publishes a report on the previous year’s salmon fisheries along the...
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Spring is in The Air!
by Lake Sabrina Boat Landing Staff, MAY 5, 2021
Lake Sabrina

Spring is in the air and Mother Nature is showing us just how fickle she can be! One day is snowy and blowy and down-right cold and the next 65 degrees and we’re thinking it’s the middle of summer and then we go back to snowy and blowy and you know the rest. Still lots of people braving those chilly conditions...
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Proposed Klamath River Basin Salmon Harvest
Trinity River Fishing
by E.B. Duggan, MAY 4, 2021

Trinity River - Willow Creek Weir

The Trinity River spring water releases have started. Today Sunday May 2, 2021 at 11:00am Lewiston Dam is releasing 1,406cfs into the Trinity River. The sad news is that the Klamath River Basin Harvest proposed total is 1,221 Fall Chinook Salmon. Broken down; Lower Klamath from Weitchpec Bridge to the mouth is 610 salmon; Kamath Spit 183; (Of the 610 salmon...
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Smelt Science at the 11th Bay-Delta Science Conference
by Erin Loury, FISHBIO, MAY 3, 2021


  During the 11th Bay-Delta Science Conference held virtually from April 6-9, one session focused on studies of delta (Hypomesus transpacificus) and longfin smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys), two tiny fish species that are vital components of the food web and indicators of ecosystem health. Conserving and recovering their declining populations requires understanding how smelt respond to changing environmental conditions, and developing models to evaluate the...
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Saltwater Season Kicks Off Saturday
Kenny Priest
by Kenny Priest, APRIL 29, 2021



This Saturday marks day one of our ocean sport fishing season on the North Coast as both rockfish and Pacific halibut will finally open, bringing with it tons of excitement, optimism and relief. Following a year we’d all like to forget, a little saltwater therapy sounds pretty relaxing. As anglers take to the ocean Saturday — weather and conditions permitting...
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After GSSA Request, Hatchery Salmon Release Scheduled in Bay
by GGSA Staff, APRIL 28, 2021
San Francisco Bay

After GSSA Request, Hatchery Salmon Release Scheduled in Bay Agencies responding to drought threat to save salmon San Francisco -- The California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is trucking all of its hatchery baby salmon to release sites in and around SF Bay this year to minimize drought-related losses. This development follows requests from Golden State Salmon Assc. (GSSA) and meetings with CDFW...
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