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!
Lots of new things in the works.. come find out and let us know your thoughts and ideas. Enjoy good food, good friends, and make new ones, and a GREAT raffle! Looking forward to seeing you there!!
6446 Riverside Blvd.
Sign ready to be attached to the CIFFI pens at Markley Cove, Lake Berryessa. Fishing is improving - enjoy!
YES!!.. it's that time of year... Our 2014 derby season is in full swing. Entry forms for our three derbies, Collins, Pardee and Berryessa, are now available for on-line registration or, if you prefer, you can download the "Printable" derby entry form which has all three derbies. CIFFI is excited about the 2014 derby season and look forward to seeing all of you.
Don't forget, kids under 16 fish FREE (2 kids per one paid adult) compliments of Lowrance! AND your entry fee includes a great BBQ lunch from Buckhorn Catering and a derby t-shirt...AND we always have a raffle with great prizes!
Plan on joining us for Fun, Family, Friends and Fish! Collins Lake, April 12th, Pardee, May 17th and Berryessa June 7th. And don't forget to check out the NEW Derby Rules !!
Saturday, January 18, 2014 - One of the reasons Lake Berryessa continues to be a major trout fishery in the State is the “Pen Project” maintained by California Inland Fisheries Foundation, Inc., in a cooperative effort with California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife.
On Wednesday, January 15th, 700 pounds of triploid Eagle Lake Strain trout were delivered by Richard Woodward, CDFW, to Markley Cove from Darrah Springs Hatchery in Red Bluff. The fish were then transferred from the delivery truck by net loads into two CDFW boats. The boats, directed by Berryessa CDFW Fisheries Biologist Elliott Doss, ferried the fish over to the four pens at the end of Markley Cove docks where they were again netted and carefully dumped into their new homes. CIFFI volunteers were on hand to provide the labor and thanks go to Don Berry, Ken Sousa, Brian Givens, Jack Weiglein, Jason Green, Randy Minvielle, Jim Gilly, Richard Horn, Gerald and Pat Bins for providing manpower to make this event efficient and trouble-free!
January 10-14 - The CIFFI booth at the International Sportsmens Expo show was a hub of activity. Volunteers manned the booth, orchestrated by Mark Kalinowski, and signed up new members, plus many renewals. The fishing rod bonus meant orange flags were flying all over the show.
A few of the new CIFFI members...BUZZ RAMSEY, KEVIN BROCK and KENT BROWN! Getting support everywhere!