Boaters Are Advised to Use Caution Today (February 3) Through February 13, Due To Seine Net Fishing for the Clear Lake Common Carp And Goldfish Management Project
An urgent and important message, distributed on behalf of Robinson Rancheria Pomo Indians of California.
Lake County, CA (February 3, 2023) – Robinson Rancheria has received California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) funding to complete a feasibility study on carp and goldfish removal. Fishing boats with 1,000-foot seine nets will be deployed throughout identified locations around Clear Lake (see attached map), to support future capture and removal of carp and goldfish. This important effort begins today, February 3.
Multiple deployments will be conducted in areas throughout Clear Lake where radio tagged carp have been detected. All areas where net deployment and successful capture is documented will be mapped as future potential netting areas for carp and goldfish removal.
Partners involved in the CDFW-funded feasibility study include WSB (project contractor), CDFW, Big Valley Rancheria, and Lake County Water Resource Department. Marine Patrol has been notified and made aware of the feasibility study and identified locations.
For questions or comments regarding the Clear Lake Common Carp and Goldfish Management Project, please contact Karola Kennedy, Robinson Rancheria EPA Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 707-530-5320.
For more information on carp management, check out this WSB resource.