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!
Spring is coming and so are the derbies!!
Mark your calendars and enter into the 2017 Team Trout Derby at Collins Lake on April 22nd. Online entry form is available by clicking on the link on the right side of the screen, or clicking here.
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From a communication from Kyle Murphy, DFW Senior Environmental Scientist (Supervisor), CDFW received 1 million Kokanee eggs from Washington State's Whatcom Fish Hatchery in mid-January. These eggs are located at the Silverado Fisheries Base (SFB) and under quarantine. Fish will remain at SFB and planted from there in May.
Make sure you’re being respectful to others at the boat ramp this year.
If I were a betting man, I’d bet a bag of worms that you’ve uttered some not-so-pleasant words under your breath at the local boat ramp. It seems that these accesses are where common sense goes to die. It can be funny, but those chuckles quickly turn to frustration when you’re rushing to catch an early morning bite with a line of slow-moving trucks and boat trailers in front of you.
When I started dragging an old, beat-up boat, I made a lot of mistakes; so I’m not being cynical or preachy. I simply want to make sure everyone knows a few important, unwritten rules of boat ramp etiquette. I wish I had read something like this in my younger years.