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!
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!