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California Fishing Easier During This Year's Dry Conditions, State Says

Jason Ippolito via Flickr
 

Jason Ippolito via Flickr

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife says there is less water flowing during the drought, but there are just as many fish. And that’s good news for fisherman looking for an easy catch.

The department says last year the state stocked lakes and streams with fish that normally wouldn’t have been put in until later.

"As the summer went on and into the fall with no rain, the many water levels actually fell, that had just as many or more fish in them, so it actually made fishing easier for some people, ” says Andrew Hughan, public information officer with the Department.

Hughan says fishing was restricted in some waterways earlier this year because of the drought. But rules about where to fish and how many can be taken are largely the same.

He says the Northern California salmon fishing season is in full swing and fishing license sales are steady.

Pauline Bartolone

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Pauline Bartolone has been a journalist for more than 15 years, during which she was Capital Public Radio’s healthcare reporter from 2011-2015. Her work has aired frequently on National Public Radio.  Read Full Bio 

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