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Monday, 10 October 2016 04:42

Website Updates

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New features have been added to the site to aggregate content from numerous fly fishing and fly tying sources around Northern California and Nevada.  This will allow the users to see the ten newest posts to each of the sites that are linked through the menus.  

The Fly Tying Menu now contains links to articles or posts from Fly Fish Food, Fly Tying 123, Fly Tying Reddit and Orvis.  Each of these links should display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  

The News menu now contains links to the California DFW, CalTrout, CSPA, Drake Magazine, International Federation of Fly Fishers (IFFF), South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL), Trout Unlimited and the Water Education Foundation. Mostof these links will also display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  CA DFW and TU are set up to display the latest posts by those organizations on Twitter.

The Trip Reports Menu now contains links to my reports, as well as posts from Alpine Fly Fishing, Andy Guibord, California Fly Fishing, Confluence Outfitters, Fish Kennedy Brothers, Fly Fish Nevada, Fly Fishing Specialties, Four Seasons Fly Fishing, Gilligan's Guide Service, Jack Trout, Jon Baiochhi, Kern River Fly Fishing, Lost Coast Outfitters, Matt Heron, Norcal Fly Guides, Northern Califonia Trout, Pyramid Lake Fly Fishing, Pyramid Lake Guides, Reno Fly Fishing Outfitters, Reno Fly Shop, RJ's Fly Trips, SC Guide Service, Sierra Fly Fisher, Steelhead on the Spey Guide Service, Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters, The Trout Spot, Tight Lines Guide Services, Trinity Fly Shop, Truckee River Fly Fishing, Wild Waters and Yosemite Fly Fishing Guide.  Each of these links will also display a content snippet from the latest 10 articles appearing in these sites' RSS feeds.  The snippet will display the first 200 words and will also contain a link to allow you to read more on the host site.  

The Tips Menu now contains links to posts from Ask About Fly Fishing, Chris Parsons, Fly Fishing Traditions and The Other Side of California.

I spent a bunch of time recently adding links to various fly tying sites, guides, informational sites, organizations, retail sites and water information sites.  These can be found sorted by category in the Links menu.  All of the sites listed above have been added in one of the categories.

 

Sunday, 09 October 2016 20:10

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    With the Delta lagging behind the Bay on four of the State ofthe Estuary Report’s five indicators, the last long-range planfor restoring its ecological health abandoned, and the threatsfrom climate change becoming ever more alarming, the need for anew regulatory vision for the region may never have beengreater.View Original Article

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  • Biologists investigate mass die-off of freshwater mussels

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    In recent years though, biologists and fisherman noticedsomething was wrong. On sections of the Clinch and otherwaterways in the Pacific Northwest and Midwest, dead musselswere turning up on shores and could be seen glinting from theriver bottom. …  “The loss is really huge and it’shappening really quickly,” says Emilie Blevins, a conservationbiologist with the Xerces Society for InvertebrateConservation. “It’s a major concern for the future and for thefuture of our fresh water.”View Original Article

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  • Battle lines are drawn over oil drilling in California

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    The state is moving to ramp down oil production whileWashington is expediting it. State officials are taking acloser look at the environmental and health threats —especially land, air and water contamination — posed by energyextraction, while Washington appears to have concluded thatexisting federal regulations sufficiently protect its sensitivelandscapes as well as public health.Related article:Monterey Herald: Panetta aims to block federal plan for Central Coastoil drillingView Original Articleread more

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  • Helping the homeless clean up watersheds

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    Homeless volunteers collect so much trash in the Russian Riverwatershed — 150,000 pounds as of October this year — that thestate Water Resources Control Board sees it as a model for therest of California.View Original Article

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  • Rains make way for Lagunitas Creek coho return

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    After a dry fall, the first storms of the winter kicked off theannual migration of coho salmon from the Pacific Ocean to thestreams where they spawn. Over 10 inches of rain fell on LakeLagunitas last week… Streamflows are now high enough to allowendangered central California coast coho to migrate.View Original Article

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  • EPA considering second round of national PFAS testing

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    Water suppliers across the nation could be required to samplefor manmade “forever chemicals” in an attempt to gauge just howprevalent the contaminants are in drinking supplies. … Everyfive years the Environmental Protection Agency can order largewater suppliers and a sampling of smaller districts to test forup 30 chemicals that aren’t currently regulated by the SafeDrinking Water Act.Related article:News release: Orange County Water District launches nation’slargest pilot program to remove PFAS fromgroundwaterView Original Articleread more

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    The Feather River Recovery Alliance has filed a motion tointervene with the Department of Water Resources’ pendingapplication to re-license operation of the Oroville Dam. …The motion requests that the Federal Energy RegulatoryCommission reopen the licensing process that was conducted overa decade ago, and prior to the community becoming aware ofsafety concerns at the Oroville Dam.View Original Article

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    To find out more about how major floods, fires and droughtsplayed a role in past climates, Stephanie Hernandez, an earthscience major, and fellow Cal State Fullerton faculty andstudent researchers are working on a first-ever study focusingon California’s precipitation history and comparing it with thepast 10,000 years.View Original Article

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Any Waders or Wading boots with HBP marked on them.

Any fly rods marked Bill Carnazo.

Horseshoe Bar Fish and Game Preserve is devastated to announce that thieves broke into our storage area where we house our equipment for the Wounded Warrior Event that is held the first week in October every year. Finding out that someone felt they needed to steal from these veterans is heart breaking. It is like stealing from a church or organization that helps the needy of our community. This break-in will set us back many years as the amount of equipment they stole exceeds $25,000. Much of the equipment has the initials HBP written on it. Only the veterans that attended our events or members of Horseshoe Bar Preserve would have equipment with the “HBP” letters printed on it.. Any other gear was most likely this equipment that was stolen during the break in this week. If you see this equipment being sold, please contact me immediately at 916-205-6073 or the sheriff’s department to report it. (Placer County Sheriff)

If you see this equipment being sold, do not say anything or accuse anyone. Make note of the time, location, description of the items and persons involved.

Please contact Tom Bartos, manager of Horseshoe Bar Preserve immediately at 916-205-6073 or you’re local police department and let them know you believe it may have been equipment stolen from Horseshoe Bar Preserve in Foresthill, CA.
Reference Police Report # 15-11343.

This equipment was used for a very good veterans program and its loss is huge!!

If you would like to help us replenish the equipment that was stolen, please contact us at , 916-205-6073 or go to our website: www.horseshoebarpreserve.com/ww where you can make a donation.

Thomas G.M. Bartos
President & Founder
Horseshoe Bar Preserve, Inc.
916-205-6073
www.horseshoebarpreserve.com

On June 25 Congressman David Valadao introduced HR 2898, the Western Water and American Food Security Act in the House of Representatives. This bill would override key state and federal environmental laws such as the Endangered Species Act and would be another step toward extinction of the Delta smelt. There are two issues, in particular, that directly affect fisheries. It calls for the elimination of all non-native predator species in the Stanislaus River, including striped bass, smallmouth bass, largemouth bass, and black bass. It has been a key argument of water districts that use Stanislaus water that predator species are decimating salmon. This argument is a ruse to distract from the impact of reduced water flows on salmon. The bill also would legislatively declare that all state and federal laws, including the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act, would be satisfied by the existence of a warm water fishery in the San Joaquin River below Friant Dam, but upstream of Gravelly Ford. This would eliminate all efforts to reintroduce salmon to the San Joaquin, and certainly would preclude it as a trout fishery. There are many other terrible ideas in this bill, many of which involve the selective use of science, but those should be enough to oppose it. You can see the entire bill at https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/2898. The bill is being fast-tracked and needs immediate action. It’s likely to pass the House but it can be stopped in the Senate. Please make call Senator Barbara Boxer's office at (202) 224-3553 and Senator Diane Feinstein’s office at (202) 224-3841 to register your opposition. Your phone call is an extremely important message, and she will pay attention to it!