Cutthroat trout released into Truckee area waters

  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will start releasing Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout into Truckee area waters to give Sierra Nevada anglers the opportunity to catch some trophy sized trout in a year or two. Last week CDFW received a shipment of cutthroat trout eggs from the U. S. Fish and …

CALIFORNIA TROUT SEASON SET TO OPEN ON APRIL 29th

  The general trout opener in many counties throughout California will commence on Saturday, April 29, one hour before sunrise. Because of the popularity of this annual event with the angling public, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is making every effort to stock trout in all accessible waters approved for planting prior …

NOMINATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR FISHERIES RESTORATION GRANT PROGRAM PEER REVIEW COMMITTEE

  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on the FRGP Peer Review Committee (PRC). Pursuant to the Public Resources Code, Section 6217, members of the PRC are appointed by the Director of CDFW to provide advice, oversight and recommendations regarding grant funding …

Susan River Fishing Derby Postponed

  Due to safety concerns over high water and unsafe conditions, the annual Susan River Youth Fishing Derby will be postponed. Sponsored by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the 28th annual derby was scheduled to be held on Saturday, April 22 on the Susan River in Susanville, Lassen County. “With all the …

Texas Weekly Freshwater Fishing Reports

  ALAN HENRY: Water clear on the main lake, stained up the river; 63–68 degrees; 2.04’ low. Black bass are good on 7in. power worms, spoons, swim jigs and medium crankbaits. Crappie and bass are fair on minnows in the back of the creeks. Catfish are still good on rod and reel with cut bait …

LOW PROJECTED SALMON RETURNS LEAD TO CALIFORNIA FISHERIES RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURES IN 2017

  Historically low numbers of fall-run and winter-run Chinook salmon have prompted the California Fish and Game Commission (FGC) to drastically limit the state’s salmon fishery for the remainder of 2017. In the Klamath Management Zone, which is the area between the Oregon/California border and Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude), the entire ocean …

Texas Weekly Saltwater Fishing Reports

  NORTH SABINE Trout are fair to good on the Louisiana shoreline on topwaters and Corkies. Flounder are fair on jigs tipped with shrimp around marsh drains. SOUTH SABINE Trout, redfish, sheepshead and black drum are good at the jetty on live shrimp. Trout are fair to good around Lighthouse Cove and the jetty on …

New Mexico fishing and stocking reports for April 11th, 2017

Catches of the week: Bosque Redondo: George Romero of Clovis caught a 29-inch catfish April 7. He was using night crawlers. Pecos River: Josiah Roybal, 5, of Pecos, caught a 17-inch rainbow trout April 9. He was fishing near the Dalton Day Use area and using corn. Rio Grande: Kyle Deavers of Racine, Wis., caught …

California saltwater salmon season set to open south of Horse Mountain on April 1st

03/28/2017 – John Snyder – Southwest Fishing News    California’s recreational salmon fishery will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S./Mexico border. The recreational salmon fishery north of Horse Mountain will remain closed for all of 2017 due to historically low …

Threatened Green Sturgeon Rescued from the Fremont Weir and Returned to Sacramento River

  03/21/2017 – John Snyder – Southwest Fishing News   Biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recently saved a Sacramento River green sturgeon trapped in the Fremont Weir. The five-and-a-half-foot long fish was stranded in the nearly two-mile-long concrete weir when Sacramento River floodwaters receded. Sturgeon in this area are migrating …