Spring has almost sprung and with it comes our 2015 Family Fun Kokanee Derbies.
Pardee Lake will be our first derby for the 2015 season on May 16th. This will be a TEAM derby ! The number in your team is only limited by the number of anglers who can SAFELY fit into your boat. The weight in will be your best 5 Kokanee. Awards, lunch, and raffle will take place on the lawn as in past years. Enter before May 8th for a chance to win a custom made CIFFI Downrigger Rod !
Lake Berryessa will be the next Kokanee derby on June 6th. Awards, raffle, lunch and much more will once again be held at the park in Winters. Enter before May 29th for a chance to win a custom made CIFFI Downrigger Rod !
All kids 15 and under fish for free courtesy of Lowrance. Two kids for each paid adult. FREE lunch for all participants !!!
Both derbies pay cash awards to 15 places and 10 non-winners will be drawn for CIFFI Bucks !
Now's the time to get your entries in... you can mail in your entry form that you received in the mail, download an entry form and mail in or apply & pay on-line by clicking on the derby on the left. A complete list of Derby Rules can be seen here.
Plan on joining in on all the fun, with good food, good friends and family ! See you there !!
CA-DFW seeking guide assistance in obtaining kokanee and land-locked salmon data - from Kyle Murphy - Sr. Environmental Scientist:
Hello CIFFI Supporters,
I would like to obtain more angling data (i.e. fish lengths) on our inland sport fisheries (particularly Kokanee and Inland Chinook Salmon). This information will assist me in evaluating the status of these fisheries and a measurement of management objectives. Therefore, I am seeking guides who would be interested in collecting some fish species and length data during their scheduled trips. I have developed instructions and a report form for each guide to complete. If you are a guide - please provide me with your name and contact information and I will provide further details.
Due to a conflict in dates with the NTAC Tournament, the CIFFI Collins Lake Derby for 2015 has been cancelled. CIFFI apologies forany inconvenience this may have caused. Thank you to all for your support and we look forward to seeing you at our other two derbies, Pardee Lake and Lake Berryessa.
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.
Fisheries for NOW... and the Future!
A few items have been mailed since the first of the year...the 2014 CIFFI Update brochure, the Derby Postcard and your 2014 Membership cards that was purchased at the 2014 ISE Show in Sacramento.