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Conservation

  • March 09, 2018 11:24 AM | Anonymous member
    A friend is selling this brand-new, never-used switch rod outfit for $300:
    • St. Croix 11ft 5wt 4-piece switch rod, model i1105.4 (current retail:  $300)
    • St. Croix cordura hard rod case with dividers
    • St. Croix ferrule wax
    • Redington Rise 7/8 machined aluminum large-arbor reel, Mantis color (retail $190)
    • Rio Scandi Short Versi Tip Line Kit, with 4 tips (retail $130)
    • Rio Head/Tip Wallet
    • OPST Commando 13.5' 250g Skagit Head . (retail $55)
    • Rio Powerflex Floating Shooting Line .024, orange  (retail $40)
    • Rio Dacron Backing (retail $10)
    • Intermediate poly leader
    He is selling all the above for $300.  If you're interested, please contact me and I'll provide you his contact info. He works on the Peninsula and could show you the rig in person.  Thank you.

    Bill Uyeki / bill@troutseeker.com / Mobile (650) 483-0772


  • August 14, 2017 2:08 PM | Anonymous member

    I have a guide, a car, and room reservations for two days on the Rogue in Oregon, September 20 and 21. I would like a fishing buddy. Interested? Call me at 650-233-2720.

  • February 26, 2017 10:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Conservation: PFF Trout in the Classroom                                February 14, 2017
    Or “How to return more fish to the water than you catch”.

    Les Junge is the chairperson for the PFF “Trout in the Classroom” program. Through this program young kids have their first shared experience with the “wild” in California outdoors. Through a classroom experience of hatching eggs and coordinated learning activities, students experience firsthand the value of aquatic environments, the balance in life that must be exercised to preserve and maintain the aquatic habitats. Plus, how their personal actions affect these valuable resources.

    Les, teachers, and the students set up a chilled aquarium in the classroom. They receive fish eggs under a special CDFW permit, and observe, discuss, and learn about the fish and their environment as they hatch and develop. The experience culminates in a field trip to a local lake where the fish are released along with songs, poems, and Les’ stories to remember the experience. This is a hands-on, interdisciplinary project for grades K-12 and has the following objectives.

    • Provide a positive learning program for classrooms on the value of aquatic ecosystems through the hatching and release of trout
    • Help students learn about their local watershed and how human activities affect the quality of water in local streams, lakes and the bay.
    • Provide support to teachers to enable them to participate in this learning experience.



    In 2016 there were 11,000 students in the greater bay area schools that made eye-to-eye contact with a baby fish. Just imagine the experience and what they learned. That was 11% of all program students nationwide. In 2018 there is the opportunity to increase those numbers.  If you are interested in volunteering to connect fish and outdoor stories with kids, please contact Les Junge.       
                                                             
    Article by Gary Trott. PFF Secretary. Keeper of fish stories.    

  • October 06, 2016 3:15 PM | Anonymous member

    PFF Members, Thank you for posting some of our photos on the website. I would like to learn how that was accomplished. 


    Thanks for your thoughtfulness.   Christine







  • July 25, 2016 3:46 PM | Anonymous member

    Hi,Peninsula Flyfishers

    Just wanted to get the word out that a new and large home on the lower sac river (same street as ours) is for sale now.....it was the home of our good neighbor's/friend's mom, who passed away recently.....

    It's 19104 River Crest Drive, Anderson CA, about 2800 sq ft, with a list price of $699,000....website is www.realtor.com....anderson....


    So,if anyone is looking, this is a special opportunity for a great house...and some neighbors (us!) that you would know!



    Thanks...and all the best....Judy Decker-Inouye & Victor Inouye









  • June 25, 2016 11:07 AM | Anonymous member

    If anyone has decided to stop fly tying and have all the gear they want to gift or sell to a total newbie then let me know - I would make a great new home for everything.

    I dont plan to jump in too quickly, but it would be great to have a setup as getting all the materials and equipment seems expensive and time-consuming...I am in search of a shortcut to get me started.

    Cheers

    Jon


  • September 03, 2012 12:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    How to Release Trout to Maximize Survival

    These tips are specifically for trout, but apply to all fish. 

    1. Use flies and artificial lures to reduce hook mortality.
    2. Use single, barbless hooks to maximize C&R survival and minimize tissue damage.
    3. Subdue your fish as quickly as possible.
    4. Be ready to unhook fish with necessary tools before bringing it to hand.
    5. When possible, slide your hand down the line and grab the hook and turn it upside down. 
    6. Always wet your hands before handling fish to minimize loss of slime.
    7. Handle fish carefully!  Don’t squeeze them!  Cradle trout like an egg or baby bird.  Always support the middle section with the palm of your hand.
    8. Don’t lay trout on the ground – this can damage their internal organs.
    9. Never touch the gills or eyes.
    10. Only use rubber or cotton nets, avoid nylon nets with knots.
    11. Use hooks that rust quickly, never use stainless steel hooks.
    12. Keep exposure to air at a minimum, less than a total of 20 seconds.
    13. NEVER TEAR A HOOK OUT OF A FISH!
    14. Take pictures of the fish in the water (see www.catchphotorelease.com).
    15. Always hold fish horizontally, never vertically.
    16. Gently hold fish in the current and allow it time to resuscitate.  An erect dorsal fin indicates the fish is recharged.
    17. Watch the fish as it swims away.  If it falters, repeat the resuscitation process. 
    Monitor water temperatures on the stretches that you fish.  Sustained water temps of 70 degrees or above mean that trout will not survive a release, either keep or, better yet, fish another stretch.  (Go to www.70degreepledge.org to learn more.)
  • January 09, 2012 10:04 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ACTION NEEDED NOW!

    STRIPED BASS REGULATION PROPOSAL TO BE HEARD AT THE

    FEBRUARY 2, 2012  FISH AND GAME COMMISSION MEETING.

    It is time to write that letter to the California State Fish and Game Commission.  Why is this important?  If we don’t turn back this cynical and spiteful effort by San Joaquin Valley agribusiness, we stand to lose an outstanding striped bass fishery and its Delta protecting constituency.  Furthermore, leading fisheries biologists believe that the proposed regulation changes will increase the threat to listed species in the Delta.

    As discussed at the last PFF general meeting, the Department of Fish and Game is presenting a proposal to the Commission to dramatically increase the take of striped bass in order to reduce the striped bass population.  This action is the result of a legal settlement between the Department of Fish and Game and a coalition of agricultural interests who sued with allegations that the striped bass were impacting the population of endangered species in the Delta, including salmon and delta smelt. 

    The settlement requires the Department to present the regulation change for the Commission to approve or reject.  If the Commission rejects the recommendation, the striped bass regulations will remain unchanged.  Please write a reasoned and considerate letter to the Fish and Game Commission and urge them to reject the proposed regulation changes.

    The basic proposed changes are as follows:

       Raising the daily bag limit for striped bass from two to six fish.

       Raising the possession limit for striped bass from two to 12 fish.

       Lowering the minimum size for striped bass from 18 to 12 inches.

       Establishing a hot spot for striped bass fishing at Clifton Court Forebay and specified adjacent waterways at which the daily bag limit will be 20 fish, the possession limit will be 40 fish and there will be no size limit. Anglers fishing at the hot spot would be required to fill out a report card and deposit it in an iron ranger or similar receptacle.

       Changes to the sport fishing regulations for the Carmel, Pajaro and Salinas Rivers to allow harvest of striped bass when the fishery would otherwise be closed.

       DFG is also recommending an adaptive management plan that will help assess how the new regulations influence the fishery.

    You may address the Commission as follows:

    Mr. Jim Kellogg, President

    California Fish and Game Commission

    1416 Ninth Street

    P.O. Box 944209

    Sacramento, California 94244-2090

    Via fax to (916) 653-5040 / via e-mail to fgc@fgc.ca.gov and include “Proposed Striped Bass Sport Fishing Regulations” in the fax / e-mail or mail subject line.

    Here are some suggested points to make in your letter.  Your letter will have more impact if you re-phrase and make the points your own:

       Striped bass have coexisted with the listed species for over a century.  It is clear that the same stressors that have decimated the striped bass population are to blame for listed species decline.  Scapegoating the striped bass will not eliminate the impacts of water export, entrainment, habitat destruction, and poor water quality on listed species.

       Striped bass prey on other introduced species that compete with and/or prey upon listed species.  Leading fisheries scientists warn that reducing striped bass numbers could have the unintended consequence of increasing overall predation on listed species.

       The proposed regulations conflict with provisions of the Cental Valley Project Improvement Act which requires the doubling of mid nineteen nineties populations of all anadromous fish species in the estuary, including striped bass.

       The proposed regulations encourage consumption of striped bass beyond levels considered safe by the State of California Office of Environmental Health.

       The proposed regulation changes apply to San Luis Reservoir and O’Neil Forebay.  This does not follow the stated rationale for the changes – protecting endangered species in the Delta. 

    For more information and relevant links, go to

    http://www.danblanton.com/blog/category/conservation/

    and

    http://www.dfg.ca.gov/news

    PLEASE WRITE YOUR LETTER TODAY!  THE ISSUE WILL BE ADDRESSED AT THE FEBRUARY 2, 2012 MEETING OF THE CALIFORNIA FISH AND GAME COMMISSION.

  • March 04, 2011 10:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
  • November 12, 2010 10:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Welcome To Restore The Delta

    Based in Stockton, California, Restore the Delta works in the areas of public education and outreach so that all Californians recognize this region as part of California’s natural heritage, deserving of restoration.  Restore the Delta advocates on behalf of local Delta stakeholders with government water agencies to ensure that water management decisions will protect and benefit local Delta communities.  We encourage local Delta residents to undertake actions to ensure the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s sustainability.

    Restore the Delta is a grassroots campaign committed to making the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta fish-able, swimmable, drinkable, and farmable to benefit all of California. 

    Restore the Delta – a coalition of Delta residents, business leaders, civic organizations, community groups, faith-based communities, union locals, farmers, fishermen, and environmentalists – seeks to strengthen the health of the estuary and the well-being of Delta communities. Restore the Delta works to improve water quality so that fisheries and farming can thrive together again in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

    Restore the Delta seeks the reduction of water exports to restore and sustain the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s ecosystem, to protect native and desirable species, to protect public health, and to improve water quality to meet federal and state water standards.

    Restore the Delta seeks the establishment of a governance system that protects the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta’s ecosystem, defends local Delta water needs, and generates funding for federal and state restoration projects.

    Restore the Delta works to protect the economic interests of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, including but not limited to fishing, farming, recreation, and tourism.
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