Department of Fish and Game

DFG tries to reintroduce Lahontan Cutthroat to Lake Tahoe

The Department of Fish and Game hopes to reestablish a population of the true native Lahontan Cutthroat trout in Lake Tahoe, and 70,000 young fish made a big splashdown about a mon ...

Fish plants in Lake Tahoe greatly altered

It was reported here that the native minnow population in Lake Tahoe has seriously declined.Some may say, “So what?” But it means with a declining food source, the populations ...

DFG offers three types of wildlife areas to visit

Last week, in describing changes in the Department of Fish and Game’s check-in at the state’s Type-A wildlife areas, some people asked, “What are the different type of wildli ...

Check stations will change for 2011-12 waterfowl hunt

It’s hard to think about donning long johns, thick camo and raingear this time of year, when the temperature is back and forth around 100 degrees. And yes, it’s still some mont ...

Popular rock cod fishery is open with rules changes

Fishing for the wide variety of the ocean’s bottom-residing fish — rock cod — from your boat or a party boat has always been popular.The reason is simple: The fish you catch ...

Bear down: Early hunting season a mere month away

Hunting for California big game begins in about a month. It seems so close, as we haven’t had much of a spring weather pattern, much less summer.However, across-the-counter-type ...

Major changes in striper fishing coming soon

Several anglers will remember the good old days, when a search of stripers would mean three on the “stringer” to take home.With what was deemed a declining population, however, ...

Don’t know the nuances of turkey hunting? Attend this seminar

There are hunting clubs and, well, there are hunting clubs. Some might be just a few guys getting together, pooling their available funds and leasing some land only they have acces ...

There are other ways to catch a fishing license

We’re past Jan. 1 now, when new fishing licenses are required anytime you visit a waterway and dunk a line in hopes of being bit and bringing home fresh fish for the table.Howeve ...

DFG's new process for buying a fishing license is a big hassle

Have you gone to your local sporting goods store to purchase a fishing license as a stocking stuffer for Christmas? All fishing licenses expire Dec. 31.   I went to store af ...

California wardens are in the spotlight on TV program

Think California wardens have it easy? Think they just drive around getting fat and lazy on the job, out there just to harass the general hunting and fishing public?If you have cab ...

A fishing license is the perfect stocking stuffer

Whether you used it doesn’t matter. All 2010 fishing licenses expire at midnight Dec. 31. It’s been a tradition for many years in our family to include a fishing licen ...

Popular Dungeness crab season opens

It’s a fishery well anticipated by a great many anglers – crab, a crustacean made even more popular by the TV series “Deadliest Catch.”California anglers do ...

Students take on trout raising responsibility

Rainbow trout have recently splashed their way onto the Lincoln High School farm to be cared for by students. The farm received around 45 trout from the California Department of Fi ...
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