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CDFW Stocks 10,000 Steelhead in Thermalito Afterbay Near Oroville

CDFW Stocks 10,000 Steelhead in Thermalito Afterbay Near Oroville

Feather River Hatchery stocked 10,000 steelhead in the Thermalito Afterbay in February. This follows the stocking of 5,000 steelhead last year as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) strives to improve recreational fishing opportunities and provide a unique fishery in the Thermalito Afterbay near Oroville. All the steelhead…


There is No Such Thing as 100-Percent Safe Ice

I’m not sure whether I fall into the majority or minority on this issue, but literally speaking, I flat out don’t like ice over water. The only two places I like ice are at the bottom of my drinking glass or at the hockey rink – you never hear of…


CA DFG Fish Stocking Program Will Continue Following Court Order

SACRAMENTO – An order today signed by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Patrick Marlette will allow the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) to stock more waters than would have been allowed under his Nov. 6 tentative ruling. The order is a result of weeks of negotiation among DFG, and the…


Record Size Chinook Salmon Found on California DFG Survey of Lower Battle Creek

One of the biggest Chinook salmon ever recorded in California was found dead of natural causes in lower Battle Creek near Red Bluff last month. Department of Fish and Game (DFG) biologists measured to estimate what the live weight of the dead fish would have been. A standard size-to-weight formula…


Thanksgiving Turkey? How About Duck, Venison, Salmon, Clams or Crab?

General turkey-hunting seasons are closed for the year, but hunters and anglers still have plenty of opportunities to contribute to the Thanksgiving Day feast in the days ahead. The late buck season – already under way in Eastern Washington – gets started tomorrow (Nov. 13) on the west side of…


Fishing for Hatchery Steelhead on the upper Columbia River Begins Nov. 6

OLYMPIA – A hatchery steelhead fishery opens Nov. 6 on the upper Columbia River from Rocky Beach Dam upstream to 400 feet below Wells Dam, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced today. Anglers will have a daily limit of two adipose-fin-clipped hatchery steelhead, which must measure at…


Ohio DNR Director Designates Ashtabula as State’s 14th State Scenic River

ASHTABULA, OH – The Ashtabula River in Ashtabula County was designated as Ohio’s newest State Scenic River today at a ceremony led by Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Sean Logan. The designation makes the Ashtabula River the county’s third State Scenic River and provides additional state protection to…


Steelhead Survey to be Conducted With Help from The Ohio State University

Study seeks angler input on Ohio’s world-class steelhead fishing  COLUMBUS – Steelhead anglers along Lake Erie’s shoreline and tributaries are being surveyed by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife and The Ohio State University, seeking angler feedback on Ohio’s world-class steelhead fishery.    “This comprehensive creel survey…


Fishery Managers Reopen Columbia River Chinook Season in Oregon & Washington

CLACKAMAS, Ore.  – Better than expected returns of Columbia River chinook salmon prompted fishery managers from Oregon and Washington to reopen the season below Bonneville dam starting Saturday. Effective Saturday, Sept. 20 until Dec. 31, 2008 or further notice, anglers will be permitted to keep chinook salmon caught between the…


New Salmon and Steelhead Regulations on Klamath and Trinity

New fishing regulations to increase the possession limit of returning adult fall-run Chinook salmon from four to six along the Klamath River system become effective Aug. 15. The California Fish and Game Commission adopted regulations increasing the possession limit at their June 28, 2008 meeting in Upland to reflect an…