California Inland Fisheries Foundation, Inc., (CIFFI), is a volunteer operated, tax deductible 501 C3 non-profit foundation, incorporated in the State of California, dedicated to the enhancement of freshwater angling opportunities. The cooperative efforts between CIFFI and the California Department of Fish and Game, and many partners, provide necessary funding to sustain multiple species of fish in California’s lakes and reservoirs. Founded in 1992, CIFFI is a success story in cooperative fishery management, beginning with Project Kokanee, and now providing assistance to many other projects.
Fisheries for NOW... and the Future!
May 4, 2016 DERBY UPDATE
Mark Your Calendars!!!
California Inland Fisheries Foundation Inc.
PARDEE LAKE TEAM TOURNAMENT
Saturday & Sunday, July 23rd & 24th, 2016
Due to water levels and projected launching difficulties at Lake Berryessa in July, the Board of Directors have decided to move the Berryessa Derby to Lake Pardee on July 23 (same date).
A few details -
- 2 day Team Derby
- Maximum 5 kokanee weighed in per team each day
- $5000 total Prize Fund
- $500 awarded each day for heaviest 5 kokanee bag
- $1500 awarded to heaviest two day total kokanee bag
- All cash awards based on 100 paid entries
- Four additional cash payouts for 2 day totals
- Entry - $130 per angler
- Blind Bogey included in entry
- 1/2 blind bogey payout awarded each day
- Other additional side pots
- Youth Trout Trout Derby
- Sunday BBQ, Raffle and Award Presentations
More information to come within the week
ACTION AT BERRYESSA TROUT PENS!
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, Markley Cove Resort, Lake Berryessa. STAN WONG, who heads up the Trout Pen Project, had been checking water temperatures regularly at the pens since early April. The cooling trend kept the temps around 62-64 degrees and Stan determined conditions were perfect for the fish release. Back in January 2016, approximately 750 pounds of healthy trout were delivered by California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife and were placed into the pens at the end of Markley Cove docks. Volunteers provided the man-power and Markley Cove folks fed and watched them grow until release time.
April 29, 2016
EAGLE LAKE Getting Ready to Soar!
The water level continues to rise! Pine Creek, the lake’s major source of water, began running on January 30 and has continued to run non-stop since. Reports of snow pack in higher elevations as well as the continuing wet weather patterns have certainly helped to provide the lake with a positive look. The tules, thriving along the shoreline again, have a definite green cast. Anxious anglers are smiling!
Thanks much for your interest in participating in a CIFFI derby this year! Be sure to sign up for the BIG Berryessa Derby on July 23, 2016 – with big payouts, specials, food and more. Lake Pardee is undergoing a major renovation and the Board of Directors will evaluate additional derbies when water levels reach comfortable and safe levels again.
After 25 years, traditional derbies are no longer the source of income they once were and CIFFI has streamlined to facilitate efficient use of its funding. Sign up here on the Berryessa Derby Interest List - participate in the Berryessa Derby and bring together anglers who think they can catch fish, with the opportunity to PROVE IT!