Kings River Poaching

Now that fishing is good in the Lower Kings River poaching has increased dramatically.  Much of the reported poaching occurs behind Avocado and below Cobbles.  I routinely find empty power bait jars and worm containers in the “Catch and Release” section.  Regulations in that section require single barbless hooks using flies or artificial lures.
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 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".
Best wishes,
Paul M. Honkavaara

Salmon in the Classroom

Hi Everyone. 

It's that time of year for the Salmon in the Classroom egg deliveries! 
This year, the date is Thursday, January 21, 2016.  The biologists from the Merced hatchery in Snelling will be bringing the eggs to the Panera Restaurant in River park at 1030 in the morning.  There is a heated patio area outside, and a small meeting room inside, in the event of inclement weather.  

There are 23 schools with classrooms waiting for deliveries this year.  If you can help deliver the eggs, please bring a small ice chest, or waterproof container, to keep the bundles of eggs in.  

I've done this event in the past, and it's a lot of fun watching the kids get excited when you show up at their room.  Don't miss out!  

If you're able to help out, please respond back to by clicking on my name, so I can give the biologists a head count on the number of volunteers prior to the delivery day.  

Scott West 

Incubator Charging Round 2

Hi there,

Heidi Isner ( invites you to participate in the Doodle poll "Incubator Building -Round 2."
Volunteers are asked to check in on young trout in egg, sac fry, or zip-up developmental stages. 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.