Who: The Department of Fish and Game
When: Nov. 16 at 9 a.m.
Where: Ducey’s Ramp on the east side of Bass Lake
What: The Department of Fish of Game (DFG) will plant 5,000 pounds of rainbow trout at Bass Lake. The fish stocking caps PG&E’s two–year dam retrofit project completed in cooperation with DFG.
“Working together with outside organizations to reach a common goal where natural resources can be preserved while ensuring public safety needs are met is a win-win to me. I could not be happier with this cooperative effort and outcome,” said Dr. Andy Gordus, DFG Staff Toxicologist.
This is first of several trout stockings planned to enhance fishing opportunities at the lake. DFG will plant another 4,000 pounds of trout in December. Additionally, PG&E will be stocking trophy fish near the Christmas holiday.
Throughout the retrofit, DFG worked closely with PG&E to monitor water quality and ensure fisheries were not impacted. DFG also helped the company develop its own trout stocking plan to help with lost fishing opportunities over the last two years.
Image courtesy California DFG