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Wind out of the northwest is a mixed blessing for Golden Gate salmon anglers. On ...
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Salmon Fishing Redlines For East Bay Trollers

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South Lake Tahoe- Mackinaw fishing is going strong for anglers that venture onto the water ...

Late Spring Macks Offer Excellent Action

Big black crappie like this are the reward for anglers fishing docks and other structure on Clear Lake.
Clear Lake in Lake County, the largest natural lake found entirely within California, is known ...

Clear Lake Crappie On Big Spring Bite

The adult winners of day two of the SMUD Rancho Seco Trout Derby pose with their trophies.
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District’s Rancho Seco Reservoir, a scenic 160-acre year round recreational facility ...

SMUD Rancho Seco Spring Trout Derby Yields Lots of Big Rainbows

Matt VanSickle took the top spot in the adult division during the April 8 NTAC tournament at Collins Lake. He the winning rainbow on an orange Kastmaster tossed off the bank.
It’s been a familiar story this spring: a small window of fair warm weather punctuated ...

Fourth Annual Collins Lake Spring NTAC Trout Tourney Features Solid Fishing Despite Wind And Rain!

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Spotlight on Conservation

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Over 200 Delta residents, including family farmers, anglers, environmental justice advocates, homeowners, business owners and elected officials, converged on Sacramento on Friday, April 28, to show their strong opposition to Delta Plan amendments that push Governor Jerry Brown’s Twin Tunnels as the “preferred alternative” for new Delta Conveyance. During the public comment period, every speaker except one slammed the Delta Tunnels project for its multitude of flaws. The only person who spoke in support of the current Delta Plan amendments was a representative of of the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). The Delta Reform Act of 2009 created the controversial Delta Stewardship Council (DSC) with the mandate of ...
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Breaking information from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife: "An estimated 200,000 to 300,000 fall-run Chinook salmon were killed early yesterday morning at the Feather River Fish Hatchery – Thermalito Facility due to a pump failure from a faulty wire. More than two million remaining salmon at the facility will be released over the next month as they reach an appropriate size. Overnight on May 10, 2017, the primary pump supplying well water to the facility failed, drastically reducing the water supply to the hatchery raceways. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) staff first observed stressed fall-run Chinook ...
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Two groups, Restore the Delta (RTD) and the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water (EJCW), on April 18 sent a joint letter opposing the Delta Stewardship Council’s proposed amendments to the Delta Plan that marginalize environmental environmental justice communities and Tribes. The amendments regarding surface storage, conveyance (the Delta Tunnels) and performance measures “lack a true needs assessment for CA WaterFix, a water supply analysis, a cost-benefits analysis, and fails to consider environmental justice, anti-discrimination, and human right to water issues in their planning and scientific documents within the Delta Plan,” according to the groups. The letter was sent at time a time ...
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Secretary Ryan Zinke and A Park Ranger. Photo courtesy of Department of Interior.
After meeting with California Governor Jerry Brown on April 13,  U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke issued a statement saying he “appreciated the positive and productive conversation” with Brown. The Trump administration official said he and the governor discussed “public lands, water infrastructure and projects throughout California” that are managed by the Department of Interior. One of the topics they talked about was Governor Brown’s controversial plan to build the Delta Tunnels. Zinke has not yet taken a formal position on the California WaterFix project, but you can bet that Brown was doing everything he could to convince him to officially support it ...
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