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.
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It's Time to Go Fishing - Have Fun and Be Safe!
Spring is upon us and that means better weather, longer days and hungry fish. California has too many fishing adventures to choose from this time of year. Beach fishing, high mountain trout lakes, stripers in the Delta, Eastern Sierra lakes and rivers, and many more excellent fishing opportunities are waiting for you to go explore. Whichever California outdoor adventure you choose, CDFW reminds anglers to be safe when recreating on or near water this spring. Click Here To Get Your 2018 Fishing License
The 8th Annual Collins Lake Family Fun Trout Fishing Derby took place on Saturday, April 28th. The day was cool and breezy, but that didn’t stop 65 adult and 20 youth anglers from participating in the derby and enjoying a barbecue chicken lunch provided by Buckhorn Grill. All participants also received a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream compliments of Collins Lake Resort.
Each angler was allowed to weigh in a total of two fish. Monetary prizes were awarded to the top 15 adult finishers, with $300 awarded for 1st place. The top 4 youth anglers received medals and gift cards with the winning youth also receiving a fishing rod and reel donated by Dale Daneman of Dale’s Foothill Fishing.