CDFW Busts Striped Bass Traffickers in Fresno County

  Wildlife officers have arrested two suspects for trafficking striped bass in Fresno County, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced. Leepo Her, 32, and Kue Her, 35, both of Fresno, were arrested Thursday morning, Dec. 8, on charges of illegally selling striped bass on the black market. Over the last year, wildlife …

More of Commercial Dungeness Crab Fishery to Open, Some Areas Will Remain Closed

11/24/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Southwest Fishing News    A roughly 120-mile portion of the commercial Dungeness crab fishery in northern California that was scheduled to open Dec. 1 will remain closed at the recommendation of state health agencies, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today. But the fishery will open …

Commercial Dungeness Crab Season to Open throughout Most of the Southern Fishery; One Area Will Remain Closed

11/08/2016 – John Snyder – SWFN   On Nov. 15, commercial Dungeness crab season will open from Point Reyes in Marin County south, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) announced today. But at the recommendation of state health agencies, the CDFW Director is moving to close the commercial Dungeness crab fishery between Point …

Public Meeting to be Held on Proposed Sacramento River Fishing Closure Alternatives

11/03/2016 – John Snyder – SWFN   The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is holding a public meeting to solicit comments on proposed fishing closure alternatives for 5.5 miles of the Sacramento River above the Highway 44 Bridge in Redding to the Keswick Dam. CDFW has determined a potential closure may be necessary …

CDFW to Hold Public Meeting on Proposed Changes to Red Abalone Fishery

11/02/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Southwest Fishing News    The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director’s Recreational Abalone Advisory Committee (RAAC) will be holding a public meeting to discuss proposed regulation changes relative to the recreational red abalone fishery for 2017. The meeting will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 from 10:30 …

Recreational Dungeness Crab Season to Open Statewide Nov. 5, 2016

11/02/2016 – John Snyder – Southwest Fishing News     The recreational Dungeness crab season is scheduled to open statewide on Saturday, Nov. 5 – with a health warning in place for crabs caught north of Point Reyes (Marin County). The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a warning to recreational anglers not …

Nimbus Hatchery Fish Ladder to Open Nov. 2, 2016

11/01/2016 – John Snyder – Southwest Fishing News    The salmon ladder at Nimbus Hatchery in Rancho Cordova will open Wednesday, Nov. 2, signaling the start of the spawning season on the American River. California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) hatchery workers will open the ladder gates at 10:45 a.m. Hatchery employees may take …

Grant Funding Available for Angling Programs Geared to Hispanic Communities

10/07/2016 – John Snyder – SW Fishing News    Latinos are California’s largest ethnic population, with almost 15 million people of Hispanic heritage. Yet only a fraction of California’s nearly 1.8 million anglers are Hispanic, and according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study, Hispanic participation in fishing and angling activities has remained stagnant …

New Mexico Fishing Reports 

10/4/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Southwest Fishing News New Mexico Fish & Game Fishing Reports Northeast   Charette Lakes: Fishing was slow. Clayton Lake: Fishing was fair using worms and beef liver for catfish. Fishing was good using PowerBait and spoons for rainbow trout. Cimarron River: Stream flow below Eagle Nest on Monday was …

CDFW to Release 10,000 Pounds of Trout in Merced County Waters

08/04/2016 – John W. J. Snyder – Southwest Fishing News     The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will stock approximately 10,000 pounds of fish in two Merced County waters this week. The catchable sized rainbow trout are coming from the Mojave Fish Hatchery in Victorville. “This is an unexpected windfall for Merced …