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During A Drought, Save A Trout

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is asking recreational anglers to voluntarily change how, when and where they fish to minimize stress and mortality among fish populations suffering due to drought conditions. CDFW is advising anglers to fish before noon on certain inland waters home to trout and other coldwater fish species. This self-imposed […]

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If you’re confused by state fishing regulations for Mono County, this should help

Edited Mono County Fishing Regulations Flyer California’s Fish and Wildlife attempt to simplify fishing regulations met stiff resistance primary because of local businesses objecting, say they felt it would be harmful to their interests which heavily promoted the Trout Season Opener in the Eastern Sierra. Irrespective of the result, Jeff Simpson with Mono County put […]

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Eastern Sierra Hatchery Resumes Stocking Following Quarantine

CDFW News is pleased to announce that Hot Creek Hatchery is resuming the stocking of trout for recreational angling opportunities. The hatchery was recently placed under a temporary quarantine because of the discovery of a single fish infected with Lactococcus garvieae, the bacterial strain that led to closures of three other Southern California hatcheries last […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like “FISHMAS” — Trout Opener, be Aware of New Regulations

Mono County Fishing Season Opens on April 24 – With New Regulations MONO COUNTY, Calif. (APRIL 16, 2021) – Eastern Sierra locals and visitors alike are gearing up for “Fishmas” on Saturday, April 24, the official start to Mono County’s regular fishing season. With the relatively mild winter this year, most front country lakes, rivers, […]

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State Fish and Wildlife Reinstate “Fishmas” Trout Opener Dates in Eastern Sierra | Year-Round fishing for rest of State

While California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife haven’t set the new schedule in stone as yet, it has, tentatively, given “Fishmas,” the Eastern Sierra’s chambers of commerce business marketing plan, back to businesses in the Eastern Sierra. It’s a little more complicated than that though. As reported to the Mono County Board of Supervisors last […]

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CDFW Euthanizes 3.2 Million Trout to Halt Bacteria Outbreak | Local Reaction

Just when you think the world could not get much weirder, it does. Fish Springs and Black Rock fish hatcheries in Inyo County have been hit with an outbreak of lactococcus garvieae. Initially quarantined in late June, the decision has been made to euthanize the fish. Hot Creek Hatchery has been inspected and cleared; its […]

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Bacterial Outbreak Forces Euthanization of Fish at 3 SoCal Hatcheries

July 20, 2020 Three California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) fish hatchery facilities in the eastern Sierra and Southern California have been battling a bacterial outbreak that has affected 3.2 million fish. This week, after consultation with fish pathology experts and exhausting all avenues of treatment, CDFW announced that the fish, which are all […]

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Bacterial Outbreak at CDFW Hatcheries Temporarily Halts Fish Stocking in Southern California

June 30, 2020 CDFG News hatcheries Several California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) fish hatchery facilities in the eastern Sierra and Southern California are battling a bacterial outbreak that has the potential to cause significant losses to both hatchery and wild fish populations. The outbreak of Lactococcus garvieae, which is similar to streptococcus, has sickened […]

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Inyo County Officially Open for Fishing by CDFW on May 28

As requested by county officials, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham is lifting the delay of the trout opener in Inyo County. Beginning May 28, trout season will be open in the county. The trout season was originally scheduled to open in Inyo County on April 25, 2020. In April, […]

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UPDATE: Inyo Board of Supes Ask CDFW to Open Fishing Season A.S.A.P.

[UPDATE 5/26/2020 to Original Post on May 22, 2020: Inyo County Supervisors’ Poised to Ask State to Open Fishing Season…”) At this morning’s Inyo County Board Meeting, in a 4-1 vote, the board approved a letter to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on a motion by Second District Supervisor, Jeff Griffiths, seconded by […]

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Crowley Lake Currently Open for Shore Fishing & Closed to Motorized Water Craft

(Friday, May 22, 2020) Crowley Lake is currently open for shore fishing, but CLOSED to motorized watercraft. The North Landing, South Landing, and Layton Springs also remain closed until further notice. To protect local waterways from invasive species and to ensure the protection of the health and safety of employees conducting inspections, LADWP plans to open for […]

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