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Since their debut last season, Cousins Tackle CPX Saltwater Rods have taking Northern California by ...
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Check Out The Cousins Tackle CPX Rod Lineup

Early Scouting The Key To Dealing With Cold Front Bass By David A. Brown “You ...

Early Scouting The Key To Dealing With Cold Front Bass

It’s official; a new record for the number of steelhead returning to the Mokelumne River ...

A New Steelhead Run Record Set at Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery

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Kokanee Power Celebrates 20 Years Of Fishery Enhancement!

ANGELS CAMP - Chris Peterson of Folsom, the co-producer of the BABC tournaments, was fishing ...

14 Lb. Rainbow Trout Shatters New Melones Lake Record!

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Spotlight on Conservation

Letter to the Editor  Sportfishing organization launches statewide opposition campaign  Hey Dan! February 16, 2018 (Sacramento, CA): Today, California’s leading advocate for recreational anglers expressed their opposition to Assembly Bill 2787 as currently drafted, authored by Assembly Member Bill Quirk, Democrat of Hayward, California. “There is no science that justifies banning fishing weights found in nearly every California angler’s tackle box,” said Marko Mlikotin, executive director of the California Sportfishing League. “Making fishing too costly and less accessible will have a devastating impact on the state’s tourism industry and communities dependent on outdoor recreation for tax revenue and jobs.” Due ...
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It’s official; a new record for the number of steelhead returning to the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery in one season has been set. The hatchery has received 530 adults and 638 juveniles this year to date, a total of 1,168 fish. That compares to 719 adults and 402 juveniles last season, a total of 1,121 fish. “We’re still spawning and taking eggs,” said William Smith, the manager of the hatchery. “We’ve taken over 1 million eggs to date. Our goal is to raise 250,000 steelhead smolts for release into the river next year.” He plans to keep the hatchery open ...
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The California Fish and Game Commission on February 7 ordered a five-year suspension of the license of Pacific Star Sportfishing, Inc., a recreational sportfishing vessel operator, for fishing in the “marine protected area” network created under the privately-funded Marine Life Protection Act (MLPA) Initiative and other violations. They made the decision following oral arguments heard at the Commission meeting in Sacramento. In an undercover operation and subsequent boarding by officers in 2013, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wildlife officers observed 18 violations including poaching within California’s marine protected area (MPA) network, exceeding the possession limits of several fish ...
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On February 15, Federal District Court Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill in Fresno issued an order supporting many of the claims made by AquAlliance and their co-plaintiff partners in a landmark lawsuit challenging water transfers from rice farmers in the Sacramento Valley to growers in the San Joaquin Valley. AquAlliance filed the litigation in May 2015 against the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and San Luis Delta Mendota Water Authority (SLDMWA) over “their inadequate disclosure, avoidance of impacts, and mitigation of major water transfers” from the Sacramento Valleythrough the Delta to the San Joaquin Valley. The court order is available here: www.aqualliance.net/... AquAlliance’s co-plaintiff, ...
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