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. A printable fill in form you can fill out and mail is here.
Click on the image to see a larger flyer.
2017-18 Sport Fishing Regulations Booklets Delayed
We are writing to notify you that delivery of the physical 2017-18 Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations and Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations booklets has been delayed. We expect to deliver the booklets to our license agents in early April. In the meantime, please visit the CDFW website for current regulations in a digital format. The new 2017-18 regulations are effective as of March 1, 2017.
In part, the delay is due to our shift to a larger, full color format for the 2017-18 regulations booklets in order to better serve California’s anglers.
We sincerely apologize for the delay and any inconvenience this may cause.
Take the challenge!
By catching six different forms of California native trout from their historic drainages and photographing these fish you can receive a colorful, personalized certificate featuring the art of renowned fish illustrator Joseph Tomelleri. Your certificate will show six full-color images representing the trout you caught, along with the dates and locations. It is sized to fit in a standard 16" x 20" matted frame.
We welcome you to “take the Challenge,” explore new waters across the state, and appreciate the diverse recreational fishing opportunities California has to offer.
- California Heritage Trout Challenge Flyer and Application Form (PDF)
- Angler's Guide to the Heritage Trout Challenge (PDF)
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.