What does the future of trout fishing, trout stocking and trout management look like in California? That vision is laid out in detail within two newly updated strategic plans released recently by CDFW. Developed with input from anglers, conservation groups, scientists, and tribes, CDFW’s Strategic Plan for Trout Management updates a document first published in 2003 and identifies the goals and guiding principles for CDFW’s management of trout and landlocked salmon across the state. The Strategic Plan for Trout Management reflects changes in law, policy and scientific literature that have occurred over the last two decades. The Strategic Plan for Trout and Inland Salmon Hatcheries will guide the operations of CDFW’s 13 trout and inland salmon hatcheries over the next decade. It’s all about the right fish, released for the right purpose, at the right location, in the right numbers, at the right time. You’ll find links to both strategic plans below.