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 Wildlife, 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!
August Hits a High Point for Fishing
August is shaping up to be a gold medal month for anglers. The big, wet, snowy winter has high country streams, rivers and lakes rounding into peak form. No dog days here. The summer fishing season shows no signs of slowing down. Get Your 2017 Sport Fishing License
Mark Your Calendar - FREE Fishing Day is Sept. 2nd
Don't miss out on CDFW's final day of the year for free fishing! First time casting a line? This is a great opportunity to use that beginner's luck and enjoy one of California's most popular sports. If you're an expert angler, take that first-timer out with you. Nothing beats the excitement of that tug on the line and reeling in a hard-earned catch. More Information
California Fish Truck Tracker
CDFW's efforts to raise and plant millions of trout each year for the enjoyment of anglers can be enjoyed firsthand this month. To view trout planting schedules, visit the fish planting website. The fish planting schedule is updated in real time by CDFW hatchery staff. Fish Planting Schedule
Golden Trout Rescue and Reintroduction
Since mid-fall 2016, CDFW has been engaged in an ongoing effort to rescue a remote population of golden trout from possible decimation due to drought conditions. On July 13, history was made as dozens of golden trout were carried by mule train and successfully returned to their native waters from hatcheries where they waited out the dry conditions. See the golden trout's amazing homecoming by clicking the link below. More Information
CDFW Now Hiring Wildlife Officers
Do you have what it takes to be a California wildlife officer? The Law Enforcement Division is currently accepting applications for wildlife officer cadet. CDFW is particularly interested in recruiting applicants with a love of the outdoors and a passion for fish and wildlife conservation. All prospective candidates are encouraged to extensively review informational materials on the Law Enforcement Division's website to see if this career is right for you and to see minimum qualifications.
Applicants must fill out a warden cadet application by Sept. 30, 2017. More Information