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!
CIFFI is once again seeking egg harvest volunteers. Annually, in or around October the DFW decides when it is time to harvest kokanee eggs. Locations can be the Truckee River or Taylor Creek at Lake Tahoe or both. Volunteers are only given 1 to 2 days notice and the harvesting normally takes place during the weekdays.
If you would like to sign up to assist in the harvesting of eggs, please fill out the form on the right side of the Home page under "Volunteer Sign Ups" heading, then click on "2017 Egg Take Volunteer List" or contact the Egg Take coordinator, Ed Fisk, at 530-559-7175. You will be called upon when we need assistance.
Thank you in advance for your continued support.
The second Project Eagle Lake Trout fundraiser for 2017 was held at the Eagle Lake RV Park & Store in Spalding on Saturday, September 2, 2017.
The attendees, participants and volunteers unanimously agreed the event was a complete success! Over 250 folks enjoyed a day crammed full of fun, food, raffles and games. To start the festivities, the crowd performed the traditional Star Spangled Banner on kazoos. Weather was perfect, food was excellent and raffles, games and auctions were enjoyed by all. The funds raised will continue to support PELT’s goals of making the fishing experience a memorable one at Eagle Lake.
Looking forward to 2018…when once again we all meet at Eagle Lake for fun, food and fundraising!
Get Outdoors This September
This is a great time of year to pick up a fishing rod and enjoy California's wild places. Below are some examples of how CDFW and its partners are working to make California a better place for anglers.. Get Your 2017 Sport Fishing License
McCloud River Redbands Added to Trout Production Program
CDFW is producing and stocking more native trout species for recreational angling. The latest native species added to this effort is the beautifully colored McCloud River redband trout. CDFW has begun raising the fish in its hatcheries and releasing them within their historic range, which includes the McCloud River and McCloud Reservoir. More Information