Why You Are Incredibly Fortunate and Why You Should Be Furious | California Anglers

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Why You Are Incredibly Fortunate and Why You Should Be Furious | California Anglers

Postby WB Staff » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:48 am

...In 2015, California boasted six fisheries in the national top 100 according to Bassmaster.com consistently having two in the top-10 (Clear Lake and California Delta).

Most of us in the west have relatively close access to several of these fisheries. You want to know a secret – most are largely a serendipitous windfall on behalf of California state resource agencies. Very few of these fisheries were propagated and developed by design and very few have any ongoing monitoring, research or regulatory oversight to enhance or protect the fishery.

Now that I’ve let the cat out of the bag

Other states employ 4 to 5 times as many biologists and technicians focused on inland (reservoir) fisheries management and have a fraction of the number of fisheries and residents. This minimal staffing requires our reservoir fishery managers to get by with doing the bare minimum, trying to manage our resources with little to no financial support...

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Re: Why You Are Incredibly Fortunate and Why You Should Be Furious | California Anglers

Postby Jboutfishn » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:37 am

With the purse strings largely controlled by San Fransisco and Los Angeles I don't see things improving. What percentage of Southern California Residents have knowledge or even care about the health of the Delta? :roll:

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Re: Why You Are Incredibly Fortunate and Why You Should Be Furious | California Anglers

Postby monte300 » Thu Oct 05, 2017 11:11 am

as much as I love and wish to protect my Delta fishery, I feel for the local farmers and what the tunnels project would do to their livelihoods

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Re: Why You Are Incredibly Fortunate and Why You Should Be Furious | California Anglers

Postby MGJR » Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:29 am

There is much said here...why not more discussion or commentary? How do you all feel about this?

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Re: Why You Are Incredibly Fortunate and Why You Should Be Furious | California Anglers

Postby WRB » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:26 am

Black bass, LMB, Smallmouth, Spotted do not require constant management like hatchery raised rainbow trout require and that has been and continues to be where the management funding is focused. Our bass fisheries get a initial stocking of bass, often transferred from another existing fishery and that is the extent of management beyond enforcing creel limit regulations.
Local bass fishing groups or clubs provide more fishery management regarding black bass populations, habitate enhancement, spawning area closures, etc.
The state of Texas would be the model for bass management, California is the model for mis management.
Tom


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