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Tour: Fish Trapping on Putah Creek

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Saturday, June 9: 9 AM - Noon

SORRY! THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! If you want to meet the wild trout of Putah Creek, you might consider a half-day fly fishing lesson/ tour for 2 people with Greg Bonovich. Proceeds from the lesson will benefit Putah Creek Council, and can be arranged at your convenience.


Putah Creek Council invites you to meet the fish and the biologist who helped save Putah Creek.

In the late 1980s, a drought caused Solano County to divert all flows out of Putah Creek for human uses. Putah Creek Council and many collaborators sued and eventually won protections for the creek’s water level. Those protections are based on the California Fish and Game code which makes fish conservation downstream of dams mandatory.

Dr. Moyle’s long-term studies of Putah Creek’s fishes helped show that Putah Creek’s native fish populations were viable and unique.Putah Creek hosts many unique and interesting native fish species, including pikeminnow, tule perch, Sacramento sucker, and sculpins as well as a number of non-native fish such as bass and catfish. 

Participants will have a chance to learn about and participate in several fish surveying methods (including beach seining and electrofishing) and will have the chance to hold and examine various fish before they are released back to the creek. In addition to the hands-on activities, Moyle will provide discussion of how the interactions of native and non-native fish shape the aquatic ecosystems of our local creek.

Participants should be prepared to wade in the creek, should wear water shoes and shorts, and should bring a towel, sunscreen and sun hat.        

Hosted by: Katherine Holmes, 753-5592

Price: Members: $35/person; Non-members: $50/person; Children (ages 5-13*) $5 each, maximum two children per responsible adult

*Please contact Katherine at 530-753-5592 for children outside this age range

June 9, 2012 9:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Event Fee(s)
Member price, per adult $ 35.00
General public, per adult $ 50.00
Putah Creek Council membership + Event (50% discount on first year's membership! $25 value) $ 60.00
Child $ 5.00

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