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!
Press Release - 01/13/17 - From Garry Erck, President – CIFFI & Gary Coe, President Kokanee Power
Thought we would update your readers with an article regarding their kokanee fishery. On Dec. 20, 2016 a meeting was held at the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, with representatives of Project Kokanee and Kokanee Power and CA DFW.
Before we go into the details, Project Kokanee and Kokanee Power would like to thank Kyle Murphy of the CA-DFW for his dedication and hard work to continue to improve our kokanee fishery and appreciate his ongoing efforts.
Some of the highlights – Effective March 2017, how anglers track kokanee limits will be changed. The new regulations will allow for 5 trout AND 5 inland salmon daily limits on most lakes (exceptions are the 10 bag limit discussed below). Inland salmon used to be co-mingled with trout for a total of only 5, now you can take home 5 trout AND 5 inland salmon (mix of kings [and/or] kokanee).
DFW is increasing the daily bag limit and possession limit of inland salmon to 10 daily and 20 in possession at the following lakes ONLY:
- Bullards Bar
- Trinity (kings included in the inland salmon limit count)
- Scotts flat
(For Example: anglers fishing a day at Lake Pardee, can take 10 kokanee AND 5 trout.)
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.
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2017 Fishing Licenses Make Fine Holiday Gifts
If you're looking for the perfect holiday gift this year, consider giving the gift of California's outdoors. Giving a fishing license is a wonderful way to show your appreciation and to make wonderful memories for many months to come. CDFW gift vouchers are also available. Purchase a Fishing License or Gift Voucher HERE.
We at CDFW think it is a great time to purchase your 2017 sport fishing license. Purchasing your license now will allow you to take advantage of a full year of the unmatched fishing opportunities the Golden State has to offer. With more than 30,000 miles of rivers and streams, 4,172 lakes and reservoirs and 80 major rivers, freshwater fishing opportunities abound in California. The state also features more than 1,100 miles of coastline that is home to hundreds of native fish and shellfish species.
A sport fishing license is also a great gift as you can purchase a voucher to give to a friend or family member.
Did you know that you can search many historical records that Department of Fish and Wildlife has online? There is an amazing amount of documents available for download. Most from an era that preceded many of us. Of interest to our group – you can find many kokanee related files.
Head over to: https://nrm.dfg.ca.gov/documents/docviewer.aspx#
And in the search field, put in keyword to search on – in this example ‘kokanee’ resulted in 376 documents, some going back to the 1950’s and possibly earlier. Take advantage of this resource – it's there for you to use; you pay for it as a tax payer!