Category: Conservation

Fall River video by Cal Trout features fish study

Cal Trout along with partners from the Fall River Conservancy, Department of Fish and Wildlife along with UC, Davis posted a video on a project sponsored by Orvis to tag 500 trout on Fall River: The season opener on Fall River revealed conditions similar to last year with a much diminished flow from historical levels, […]

River Exchange hosts Upper Sacramento River clean-up

Upper Sacramento

Date: Saturday, September 15, 2012 Time: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: Dunsmuir City Park, Dunsmuir, CA Gather your friends and neighbors and join us for the 20th Annual Great River Clean-Up. We’ll meet at the Dunsmuir City Park at 9:00 a.m., then head out to the banks of the Upper Sac and its tributaries […]

Fishing the Pit River: A video by Mikey Weir for Cal Trout

The Pit River is one of our favorite rivers that we feature in our guide service.  It is renowned for it’s big chunky Rainbows and high catch rates, at least for those who were willing and able to to suffer the poison oak, rattlesnakes and treacherous wading.   A few years ago the dams on the […]

Cal Trout interviews Klamath River fly fishing guide Craig Nielsen

Fly fishing guide Craig Nielsen

Saving The Klamath River: An Interview With Fly Fishing Guide Craig Nielsen   CalTrout: Craig Nielsen is the owner of Shasta Trout — a Northern California fly fishing guide and outfitting service that regularly puts clients on the Klamath River (and catches a lot of steelhead doing it). With the Klamath River, dam removal and […]

McCloud River relicensing flows discussed by Cal Trout representative Curtis Knight

McCloud Dam Relicensing Flows Screencast from California Trout on Vimeo. Shasta Trout guide Craig Nielsen attended a meeting last Thursday, July 14th hosted by Cal Trout to discuss flow recommendations for the Pit and McCloud Rivers under relicensing with FERC.  There has been a good deal of misunderstanding and misinformation regarding the flows and particularly […]

CalTrout hosts meeting on Pit River Flows

Pit River

We plan on attending a meeting hosted by CalTrout to discuss Pit River flows this Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 PM at the old Clearwater House in Cassel.  We hope you can join us. This event will focus on the Pit River flows, but They will touch on McCloud River flows too. They’ve run a […]

Cal Trout has new Director, new website and new online Streamkeeper

Upper Sacramento

Our good friends at Cal Trout recently hired a new Director, Jeff Thompson who we’ve met, fished with and also shared some insightful dialogue over a few meals.  Jeff is a catch for Cal Trout, he is an avid angler who is familiar with local rivers and issues facing California fly fishers as well as […]