Articles in category recreation
Spawning salmon traumatized by fishing technique
Matt Weiser, Sacramento Bee
Fishermen are targeting salmon returning to spawn in the American River and other Central Valley streams, despite a virtual ban on all salmon fishing this year. Even worse, some anglers are using a technique called "flossing," intended to hook salmon...
Key span of Sacramento River needs protection
Tom Stienstra - SF Chronicle
In the next few miles, we saw deer sipping water along the bank, a cottontail freeze at our surprising presence and then flash into the brush, and a dozen wild turkeys poking along a bluff. I told the story about my first fishing trip here, when I ca...
Valley refuges are money magnets
Michael Doyle - Sacramento Bee Washington Bureau
A new study shows that Sacramento valley refuges produce a great amount of revenue from human visitors, which greatly helps stimulate the local economy.
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Sacramento River Field Trip Guide - Balls Ferry to Bend Bridge to Tehama
Koll Buer, Retired Annuitant - DWR
This is one of two very informative float trip guides to the wildlife, wetland-riparian habitat and geomorphology along the upper Sacramento River. This guide covers the area between Balls Ferry and Bend Bridge (River Mile 276 to 258).
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Paddling on the wild side of the Delta
This article link from the Sacramento Bee discusses canoe tours of undeveloped marshlands near Brannan Island State Recreation Area near Rio Vista in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge
US Fish and Wildlife Service
This is the Web link to the Sacramento River National Wildlife Refuge Conservation Plan Web page. The site has links to the recently adopted Comprehensive Plan and includes refuge unit maps and information on hunting and fishing.
Fortunes of a key Delta fish keep sinking
Matt Weiser -- Bee Staff Writer
Striped bass in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta are still suffering a severe population decline, with the latest survey showing juvenile fish remain in jeopardy.
Fisherman turns garbage man after Labor Day float
MELISSA DAUGHERTY - Chico ER Staff Writer
Jim Clarkson knows the beauty of the Sacramento River better than most Chico residents. The avid fisherman is on the waterway several days a week.
But in a few weeks, following Labor Day, he expects to be fishing out something else.
Fishing for Solutions: Hatcheries in Jeopardy
Andrew LePage-Sacramento Bee Staff Writer
Many fish hatcheries on the Sacramento River and other rivers may close in the future due to lack of funds to repair and operate the facilities. The Department of Fish and Game plans to reduce production at its eleven trout hatcheries and stock 21 pe...
Rivers High, Cold, Experts Warn
Robert D. Davila, Sacramento Bee Staff Writer
California rivers will run faster and higher than usual years due to the late spring storms. The storms have brought an increased amount of snowpack in the mountains that will continue to feed larger than usual amounts of water into the streams and r...
Center Celebaration Will Focus on River, its Future
Alex Breitler, Record Searchlight
The Sacramento River Discovery Center in Red Bluff is planning to build a larger facility. The current building, with an area of 1,400 square feet, would be replaced by a 10,000 square foot facility. The non-profit agency also hopes to construct a re...
Raising of Dam will be Focus
Kimberly Bolander, Record Searchlight
There has been talk about raising the Shasta dam six feet to store more water. Many people that live around the lake have been concerned about how it will affect there life. People living north of the lake on the upper Sacramento River also have ther...
Watershed Value Stressed
Alex Breitler, Record Searchlight
Shasta county and state officials are recognizing May as Watershed Awarness Month for the first time. There will be an education fair at the Mt. Shasta Mall to help people realize how important watersheds are to not only fish but for the economy as w...
Editorial: More Valley Parks
Sacramento Bee Editorial
There are not enough state parks in the central valley, especially along the Sacramento River and the delta. The state and local communities need to do a better job at creating parks that would protect land and give recreation opportunities to citize...
The Nature Conservancy
Information about the Sacramento River as well as goals and accomplishments of The Nature Conservancy. General river information includes size, location, plants near the river, animals near the river and a few receration sites.
River Festival Offered Education
Earl Bolender, Mt. Shasta News
The Upper Sacramento River Festival in Dunsmuir went well. Many children were interested in the educational workshops that demonstrated how to clean fish, fly fish and to spot an endangered golden trout. Children from local schools brought in watersh...
Fishers brace for salmon scarcity
Olivia Wu, San Francisco Chronicle
Article has to do with ocean Salmon fishing and how the low number of Klamath salmon affect people fishing for all salmon, inlcuding Sacramento River salmon.