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    Re: If you're in California, and you care about trout, read this...

    This has been a relatively mild summer here in CA and we had a huge snow pack which is resulting in way above normal cold water still coming into many lakes in the Sierra's and Mother Lode. They should certainly adjust their stocking strategy to water temps but this year there is more than enough depth and cold water for many waters to remain stocked all year.

    This comes down to one thing...............budgets. The CDFW continues to struggle and I honestly believe this is an easy excuse to hide behind. Not to mention hatcheries having issues. They can try to draw any link they want to other factors but this is the culprit in my opinion. The State doesn't want to spend all that money on hatchery planted fish. The amazing part is the decision to stop planting by air many remote Sierra lakes due to environmentalists convincing them the fish were eating up native species, should have resulted in more resources being focused on the lakes/streams they can plant. Yet they now are looking for an out.

    There is no evidence to suggest global warming has anything to do with fish die offs. There are years where temps go up and years where they are down. Water levels in reservoirs are up and then down during the drought years. This is how it works and always has worked, long before we had dams to control the release of colder water from the bottom of some of these dams.

    Conditions are seldom better than they are this year so there isn't any reason why all of these lakes and streams shouldn't be stocked with fish.

    Kevin

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    Re: If you're in California, and you care about trout, read this...

    This seems to be a problem more of the west side and urban ponds but I suspect it will be used as an excuse do decrease stocking. The East Side waters in my area have seen little stocking this year from California. Caples Lake, Silver Lake, Carson River, West Walker River are all filled with cold water but have been stocked only once this year by the state. The summer season is almost over. Global climate change is a good excuse.

    CC
    Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. -- Ovid

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    Re: If you're in California, and you care about trout, read this...

    Not diminishing your thoughts, but all one has to do to agree with this report is look at Lake Amador. When it's hot, the trout are mostly non-existent, duh! It's going to be the same wherever lakes water temps rise, hell, Al Gore warned us about "climate change" how many years ago??????? And, Cali-fee-nia is going to do all it can to PREVENT people who enjoy the outdoors to do so!

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    If you're in California, and you care about trout, read this...


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