Department of Fish and Game

Abalone fishery closed along Sonoma Coast

It was reported here recently that many abalone divers were discovering dead or dying abalone along the Sonoma County coast. The reports began flooding Department of Fish and Game ...

Abalone dying along Sonoma County coast

Divers plying the waters off the Sonoma County coastline in search of one of the most prized items anybody can put on the dinner table — abalone — are reporting dead or ...

Upland game clinic coming to Hastings Island in Rio Vista

If you mention upland game hunting, the first thing that comes to mind is pheasant, those imported, colorful Chinese chickens.But upland game consists of many more types of birds, ...

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, ...