Fishing Reports

Emergency Spillway
by Deirdre Des Jardins, California Water Research Major concerns about the deficiencies and risks of ...
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Briefing: In 2005, Groups & Water Agencies Warned Oroville’s Unarmored Auxiliary Spillway Poses Major Risks

Victor Gonella, Founder and Treasurer of the Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA), shows off a huge Chinook salmon that he landed while trolling off Bodega Bay.
by John McManus, Executive Director, Golden Gate Salmon Association (GGSA) Petaluma, CA. – The Golden ...

Experimental Salmon Release Scheduled for Bodega Bay

Greg Ferguson, CDFW Fish & Wildlife Technician, displays a big, beautiful Eel River-strain steelhead at Nimbus Fish Hatchery
Three separate strains of fish – the Eel River strain of American River steelhead, the ...

CDFW Conducts American River Steelhead Study

Al Millan of Kokanee Power took a trip to Lake Camanche on January 15 and nailed several crappie, including this husky slab.
Amador (Ione) Lake Amador continues to go over the spillway into Jackson Creek, due to ...

Mother Lode Roundup

Fish Sniffer Field Editor Mike McNeilly used a spoon to tempt this big male steelhead while fishing the Eel River.
Here we are in the midst of one of the wettest winters in recent years, ...

Hardware For Steelhead

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Spotlight on Conservation

Jerry Brown speaks at press conference at the State Capitol on February 24. Governor's Office photo.
Spurred by heavy state, national and international media attention on the Oroville Dam crisis, California Governor Jerry Brown on February 24 announced a series of “immediate and longer-term actions” to bolster dam safety, improve flood protection and fix the state’s aging transportation and water infrastructure. “Recent storms have pounded the state of California resulting in a dam spillway eroding, roads crumbling and levees failing,” said Governor Brown. “Our aging infrastructure is maxed-out. We can take some immediate actions – and we will – but going forward we’ll need billions more in investment.” In a press conference at the State Capitol ...
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Alternate Salmon Shot
Salmon fishermen joined environmentalists and other public trust advocates in praising the introduction of SB 49, the California Environmental Defense Act, in the California State Senate on February 23. The Senate leadership unveiled SB 49 as part of the Preserve California legislative package “to insulate the state from dangerous rollbacks in federal environmental regulations and public health protections” proposed by the Donald Trump administration and Congress. SB 49, authored by Senate Pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) and Senator Henry Stern (D-Agoura Hills, does the following: • Makes current federal clean air, climate, clean water, worker safety, and endangered ...
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CDFW workers conducting a salmon rescue operation at the Feather River Fish Hatchery below Oroville Dam. CDFW photo.
A day after state officials ordered the evacuation of over 188,000 people from Butte, Yuba and Sutter Counties on February 12, members of the newly-formed Delta Caucus of the California Legislature issued a statement regarding the “hazardous situation” at Oroville Dam after The Mercury News and other news outlets reported that previous complaints about the safety of the dam’s current infrastructure were ignored. They said they have a “duty to ensure California’s existing infrastructure is maintained and upgraded, and not sacrificed in favor of conveyance projects,” referring to Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to build two massive water tunnels under the ...
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Dan with cutthroat
Public Safety Due to Flood Recovery Still a Concern to Tribe Nixon, NV: After over two months of recovery from extensive flood damage, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has opened some areas of Pyramid Lake to the public for recreational activities including fishing, boating, camping, and day use. The Tribe has designated the beaches from North Nets to Shot Dog as open to the public, effective Saturday, February 18, 2017, according to a news release from the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe. Tribal Chairman, Vinton Hawley, stated “These particular beaches are accessible by the public, however, caution should be taken when ...
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