Club members who witness poaching are asked to report it.
If you witness a poaching or polluting incident or any fish and wildlife violation, or have information about such a violation, immediately dial the toll free CalTIP number 1 888 334-CALTIP (888 334-2258), 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Or you may submit anonymous tips to CDFW using tip411. tip411 an internet based tool from CitizenObserver.com that enables the public to text message an anonymous tip to wildlife officers and lets the officers respond back creating an anonymous two-way conversation. Anyone with a cell phone may send an anonymous tip to CDFW by texting "CALTIP", followed by a space and the message, to 847411 (tip411).
Or download the free CALTIP smartphone App which operates similarly to tip411 by creating an anonymous two-way conversation with wildlife officers to report wildlife and pollution violations. The CALTIP App can be downloaded for free via the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store. With this App you may easily send photos of the incident.
Be prepared to give the fullest possible account of the incident including the name, address, age and description of the suspect, vehicle description, direction of travel, license number, type of violation and when and where it occurred. You do not have to give your name.
Information from the call is relayed to the CDFW region where the offense occurred and an investigation is undertaken locally. If the information supplied by the caller results in an arrest the caller becomes eligible for a reward. (Rewards up to $1,000 have been paid.) The case is then reviewed by a volunteer citizen's group known as the "CalTIP Rewards Committee".
Paul M. Honkavaara
Volunteers are asked to check in on young trout in egg, sac fry, or zip-up developmental stages on days KRCD staff are unable to. Volunteers should observe if the water is clear, if there is an inordinate number of dead in the raceways, that water is flowing and that operations appear normal. Dead fish & matter should be carefully cleaned using the turkey basters and nets provided. All waste should be disposed of in a closed garbage can away from the building. Please keep doors closed for eggs and sac fry when working in the building.
Additional opportunities to volunteer exist on the days we charge the building and release the sac fry.
We will be receiving the 1st shipment of trout eggs on Tuesday November 15th. Heidi Isner and I will be charging the incubator building on Wednesday the 16th at 9:30am and are seeking 1 – 2 volunteers to assist on that day.
We are seeking approximately 6 volunteers to help release trout fry in various locations between the ACOE Bridge and Avocado Lake Park on the evening of December 29th. It is anticipated that Heidi Isner and I will likely begin prepping the trout fry for release at 3:00pm and volunteers can expect to transport the trout to their designated locations at 3:30pm. Our goal is for the trout fry to be released shortly before sunset as we have noticed improved survivability in fry that were planted later in the evening. These volunteers should be able to transport 2-3 5 gallon buckets of trout fry in their personal vehicles (trucks preferable, but unheated cars will suffice), and should also be able to carry a 20 lb bucket over uneven terrain for no more than 200ft. A working knowledge of the area is preferable.
If you are interested in participating on any of the days we are seeking volunteers please sign up on the Doodle Poll http://doodle.com/poll/xucmdi8rkwvtagkt . Thank you.
Environmental Aide, Seasonal
Kings River Conservation District
4886 East Jensen Ave.
Fresno, CA 93725
Many thanks to Hank Urbach, Bob Papazian and Jeff Trafican for hosting the first outing of the year and making it the success that it was! Good job guys!
The next outing is this coming Saturday, February 20th. This outing will be held on the lower Merced River just west of El Portal. There is a day use picnic area just past Cedar Lodge, called Indian Flat, that worked out really well last year. I'm going to take the club BBQ up and, once again, do up some hamburgers for lunch. The club will provide the burgers, chips and water. Bring other items if you wish. Bring chairs! I'll have lunch available from 11:30 till 1 pm.
Remember, for those who are fishing, you can not fish within the Yosemite park boundary, which is just past all of the hotels along the river in El Portal. Anywhere downstream from that point is good to go.
If you plan on joining us, please let me know so I have a clue about how much food to buy.
The weather, right now, is calling for 70 degrees in Fresno. It should be beautiful up in the foothills. I hope you come up and join us!!
Your annual membership is due and you don't want to miss out on the club news, outings and presentations that are planned for 2016!
Don't wait for the last minute.
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One day $15
Two-day pass $25
Three-day pass $35
Children under 5 free, under 12: $2
Scouts under 16 in uniform: free
Active Military: $10
Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 9am – 5:30pm
Sunday: 9am – 4:30pm
BACK AGAIN: The International Fly Fishing Film Festival.
One night only
Friday, February 26 at 6:30pm.
$15; $10 in advance. Click here for advance tickets.
Congratulations to the new 2016 Board of Directors
President John Cameron
1st VP Scott Piggott
2nd. Kevin Wren
Treasurer Ken Bush
Secretary Jim Clark
Communications Scott West
Conservation Brian Lovin
Membership Leo Labbe
Editor Judy Cameron
Trout in the Classroom Bill Bruce
Education Fred Ramirez
Outings Scott West
Web Page Gary Pullings
Rod Building Jim Jacobson
Fly Tying Jerry Hopewell
Fly Casting Garth Hirata
Social Jim Horn
Fair Mits Kozuki
Director’s at Large Phil Davis