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.
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EAGLE LAKE OPENER Saturday, May 28, 2016
Glorious, perfect weather was the back-drop for the many anglers who headed to Eagle Lake for opening weekend! No shortage of fishermen, just maybe a shortage of fish, for some. Trophy rainbow trout hadn’t heard a boat or seen a hook since the end of December and although, according to anglers, the bites were many, fish in the net were a bit scarce! The day after, on Sunday, fish were still hiding, but by Tuesday/Wednesday they were cautious, but could be caught. Guide Cliff Spediacci’s dad caught two very nice trout, 19” 2-1/2# and 21” 3-1/4#.
A CIFFI General Meeting ”Blast” took place at Gone Fishin’ Marine, Dixon, on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Guest Speaker was STAFFORD LEHR, CDFW Deputy Director of Fish & Wildlife. Dave Hurley, editor of “USAFishing.com”, attended the meeting and below is his summary of the comments made by Mr. Lehr.
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!