Monthly Archives: January 2015


CDFW Releases a Snapshot of Stories and Accomplishments of 2014 Multiple wildlife encounters, bears in Bakersfield, fish rescues, elk captures, marijuana eradication, newly established sheep herds, a centennial celebration and the drought were among the many issues that engaged staff at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in […]

CDFW Releases 2014 Accomplishments 1/30/2015


Multi-agency Cannabis Pilot Project Finishes Successful Three-Day Inspection of Marijuana Grows in Eel River Watershed An innovative multi-agency partnership involving state and local agencies today finished inspections of 14 private properties with active marijuana grow operations along Sproul Creek within the Eel River watershed. The three-day effort, which began Jan. […]

Eel River Watershed Cannabis/ Marijuana Inspection 1/28/2015


Trinity River Hatchery Trapping Summary Update for January 15-21. The update shows the numbers of fish processed at the Trinity River Hatchery for Julian week 3. The Willow Creek weir and Junction City weir are not operating. Total combined Chinook has remained at 0 since December 17, 2014. Total combined Steelhead doubled from 61 […]

Trinity River Hatchery Trapping Summary (Jan.15-21) 1/28/2015



Forecasts The rivers have been clearing and in great condition this past week with no rain in the forecast. River flows should remain good for fishing (see River Flow page). Gear Fly fishing– Golden Stone Rubber Legs, Copper Johns, Brindle Bugs, Burlap Specials and Silver Hiltons. For nymphing, use a Black Rubber Legs or Golden Stone Rubber legs with […]

River Fishing Report 1/27/2015


The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) invites the public to attend a meeting to discuss the 2015 recreational Pacific halibut fishing season dates under consideration for California. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at the City of Eureka Wharfinger Building in the Bay Room, located […]

CDFW to Hold Public Meeting Regarding Pacific Halibut Management 1/21/2015


Forecasts The December rain was great and the January rain came at a good time which should make all rivers prime for more steelhead! The rivers have been clear but recent rain and reports of more in the Sunday forecast may stir things up until Monday or Tuesday (see River Flow page). Gear Fly fishing– Golden Stone Rubber Legs, Copper Johns, […]

River Fishing Report 01/17/2015



Anglers to Help with Steelhead Collection for Mad River Fish Hatchery The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) trained 21 anglers at Mad River Fish Hatchery this week to aid in the collection of wild-origin steelhead from the Mad River. These anglers, called Mad River Steelhead Stewards, have volunteered […]

Anglers to Help with Steelhead Collection for Mad River Fish ...


Anglers Reminded to Submit Steelhead, Sturgeon, Abalone and Salmon Report Card Data in January The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds anglers and divers that they are required by regulation to report or return their 2014 report cards. Information collected from sport fishing report cards provides CDFW biologists […]

Steelhead, Abalone and Salmon Report Card Due in January 01/17/2015