Hoopa Valley Tribe Slams San Luis Settlement Agreement

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On May 24, the Hoopa Valley Tribe from Northern California filed its objection to two bills proposed in the House of Representatives to implement the controversial San Luis Settlement Agreement, saying the agreement would “forever condemn the Tribe to poverty.” … Continued

Big Trees Region Offers Big Trout Opportunities

The town of Arnold, California is nestled right next to Calaveras Big Trees, the State Park created in 1931 to preserve the majestic North Grove of giant sequoias. This grove includes the “Discovery Tree,” the first Sierra redwood noted by … Continued

Stripers, Trout, Rattlesnakes And A Helicopter Rescue!

When I made it back to the trucks my heart was racing like a freight train. This wasn’t from the exertion of the hike. It was from onset of panic when I realized that my partner might be in real … Continued

Garamendi and Feinstein Drought Bills Will Sacrifice Bay-Delta Fisheries

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Drought bills sponsored by Congressman John Garamendi and Senator Dianne Feinstein pose a dire threat to imperiled salmon, steelhead and other fish of the San Francisco-Bay Delta, according to the latest action alert from Restore the Delta (RTD). Since the beginning … Continued

Two Fish & Game Commissioners, Executive Director Appointed

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Governor Jerry Brown on May 6 announced the appointment of two new members of the California Fish and Game Commission, – Russell Burns of Napa, a hunter and angler, and Peter Silva of Chula Vista, a water policy official. Burns and Silva replaced Jim Kellogg and … Continued

Mother Lode Roundup

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  Amador (Ione) Want to catch Lighting Trout? Then head to Lake Amador, where 1500 pounds of these beautiful bright yellow/orange bodied fish with red stripes were recently planted.  “Its a recessive gene in the rainbow trout species they noticed, … Continued