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!
GET READY FOR THE LAKE OROVILLE DERBY!
Get your calendar out and make commitments to enjoy the terrific angling opportunities ahead. Sign up now, for our last two derbies – member (PK & KP) entries are $45, 2 kids FREE with 1 paid adult, includes BBQ lunch, derby shirt & FREE kids raffle. Early Bird Raffles – custom CIFFI downrigger rod – cut off dates 8 days before derby!
LAKE OROVILLE – June 8
LAKE BERRYESSA – August 24
Complete derby rules, detailed info and on-line entry forms on www.CIFFI.org. Or call 209.810.9603.
See you there!
Wednesday, May 15th - CIFFI "BLAST" General Membership meeting at Gone Fishin' Marine in Dixon. Approximately 80 folks showed up for fishing related fun and great Buckhorn-catered Tri-Tip Sandwiches. President Garry Erck presented a Power-Point slide show of the recent trout release from the CIFFI Pen Project at Markley Cove, Lake Berryessa.
May 15, 2013 - Spalding Tract – The word is out! The Eagle Lake Bonus fish are to be planted at the Lake on May 22 and May 23. According to Lassen/Modoc District Fisheries Biologist PAUL DIVINE, “due to the size and amount of fish, two plants will be made, one each day.” The fish will be planted at the ramp by the Eagle Lake Marina where water conditions are most favorable. Weights are taken the day of the plant, but hatchery staff advises the fish are bigger than last year and at around three pounds each.
May 11, 2013 – Lake Pardee – The 21st Annual CIFFI Lake Pardee Family Fun Derby was a great success –perfect weather highlighted a great day on the water; as anglers saw a wide spectrum of success. Nice trout, and not so big kokanee, showed up in creels across the board. CIFFI wishes to thank the sponsors of the derby – American Truck and Trailer Body and Davey Tree.
Lake Pardee Recreation – Kerry and Richard Cooper, provided great support for this event and CIFFI wishes to thank them for hosting our annual derby at Lake Pardee.
Friday, May 10, 2013 – Fish release day! A group of California Inland Fisheries Foundation volunteers and California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, Fisheries Branch Biologists gathered to open the gates to release trout from the pens at Markley Cove. This past January, the four pens at the end of the boat docks were loaded with about 1000 pounds of fish and the 250-300 trout per pen had grown significantly. Water temperatures are rising and the time had come to set them free!