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P d, Wednesday,/kofil 25, 2001 tC I I I Department and Game (DFG) th" - get readyto err vorite trout as trout season most rivers and April 28. hatcheries catchable-sized waters for and many reser- been well season. n Plumas County [ and the of the Feather In Sierra North Fork of the planted almost trout and fingerling trout office said Lrrah Springs trout hatch- have 56 north and lakes an estimated -Sized trout in 28 opening. continue with 732,300 in 85 waters Year was drier anglers can still Some great Species in Ude rainbow, redband, and include lake ut. Rainbow and sport 8,000 miles of :Ooler streams t sport of California's lakes and in the coastal rt primarily steethead trout but also opulations of Smaller pop- are also pre- California. Slth Year-round or sustained trout are scattered foothills and are most n the Sierra northeastern Lson for most streams runs through November 15. The general limit remains at five trout per day, 10 in possession. Anglers must possess a valid 2001 sport fishing license, priced at $29.40 for this year-a great deal for a full year of fun and adventure. And this year, DFG offers direct Internet pur. chasing of California annual sport fishing licenses and stamps. E-License can be accessed via the My California web portal, , or through the DFG web site at . Anglers need to remember to wear their license visibly above the waist for easy identi- fication by DFG wardens. There are many exceptions to the general rules regarding season dates, minimum and maximum sizes, bag limits, gear and area closures. Anglers should consult the DFG's free "2001 California Sport Fishing Regulation" booklet to find out if the water they intend to fish carries its own special fishing rules. Such exceptions are found within the booklet's district regulations and alphabetical listing of waters. For more information on DFG fish planting, you can check out DFG's website at or call (530) 225- 2146. Anglers looking to try some new places might consider these locations: DFG said the April 28 open- ing weekend will turn anglers loose on some of the finest trout waters found in the west - including officially designat- ed wild trout waters such as lower Hat Creek, Fall River, the upper Klamath River above Copco Lake, and sec- tions of the McCloud River below McCloud Reservoir. The Susan River, Goodrich Creek, Ash Creek, upper Hat Creek and Clear Creek are expected to have ideal flows early along with good plants of trout, but flows and fishing could fade fast as the spring turns to sum- mer. Don't overlook smaller streams early in the season like Butte and Antelope creeks (Siskiyou Co.), tributaries to Shasta and Trinity lakes, and some of the highly productive reservoirs in Lassen and Modoc counties, like McCoy The trout for most rivers aMI strm i| this Saturday, in the Necth Fork ofthe Feather River at Belden. Flat, Bayley, Buckhorn, Alpine County Visitors Center Ballard, Dodge, and Janes. at (530) 694-2475 for informa. In the eastern Sierra, the tion on food, lodging, camp- East Fork of the Carson River ground and National Forest in Alpine County will be information. stocked with catchable trout A scenic trip and secluded by DFG and Alpine County, fishing, especially for the fly along Highway 89/4. anglers, can be found down Downstream of the highway, Highway 395 at the Green below Hangman's bridge, the Creek Wildlife Area, just south fishery is managed as a {}-limit of Bridgeport in Mono County. catch-and-release fishery. The Anglers can look forward to East Carson River provides great stream fishing and angling for rainbow, brown uncrowded conditions. A plea- and the occasional cutthroat sure to drive during spring, or mountain whitefish. Take summer and fall, visitors Highway 50 to South Lake should know that Green Creek Tahoe, Highway 89 south to Road is impassable during Highway 88 (Pickett's winter months. Before plan- Junction), east on Highway 88 ning an outing to the area, con- tact the Bridgeport Chamber to Woodfords, then south on of Commerce at (760) 932.7500 Highway 89/4 through or the Bridgeport Forest Markleeville. The river is Service Visitor Center just about a 10- to 15-minute drive south of town on Highway 395 south of Markleeville. Call the to check on conditions. Aix(I 28. Trout have been pla md in Spanish Creek mMI so=ung nab M a b mdm . The general limit is five trout po day, 10 hi pootmsotoL I it~~/id ---111 ~ ~ tltll~l'Ylnl' piP.72 By tJsed permiss of No J em Cain. Goff Assn. Dennis Durkin considers himself a sane man, but he's not afraid to take chances. Either you experience life or Those who have experienced Bailey Creek think he has suc- ceeded. Only two hours from Reno and Lake Tahoe and three hours from Sacramento, Bailey Creek is unspoiled and serene, except for occasional let it pass you by. Especially chirping from Osprey. The when you find a site likecourse is flanked by towering Bailey Creek. The Bay Area pine trees, offers sweeping native purchased the 550- acre parcel in 1991 and was con- vinced he could mold into it a first-class recreational com- munity, complete with a cham- pionship golf course, swiin and tennis facilities. Located adjacent to Lake Aimnor, a spring-fed, 20- square mile man-made moun- tain lake ideal for boating, fishing and water sports, Durkln attempted to a build a unique, comfortable setting specializing in friendly service and a relaxed atmosphere. views of nearby Mount Lassen and the surrounding area, and deer think they're members. Close to resorts, marinas, museums, antique shops, restaurants, a hospital and an airport, the average summer temperature is 72 degrees, nights are crisp and clear and falling stars fill the sky. In the winter, there is cross country skiing and snowmobiling right in your backyard. The new 6,900-yard, par-72 layout was designed by noted architect Homer Flint, who m mm mmdk oft t gm m w W. has been involved with more than 50 courses including Mauna Kea, Mauna Lani and Kapalua in Hawaii, SpYglass Hill, and the Phoenician in Arizona, along w th Nortlm4 , Plumas Pines and Almanor West Flint, 83, worked for the late Robert Trent Jones, St., in the 1950s and is a master at creating memorable and chal- lenging holes that blend har- moniously with the environ- ment. "What I'm proudest about is the course looks like it belongs," Durkin said. playable fl-om April through told-October, every hole has at least four sets of tees, Includ- tng championship marlmre for long hitmrs. The gently rolling terrain boasts spacious land- lng areas, penlink putting sur- faces, three lakes, a waterfall and a complete practice facili- ty with natural grus hitting areas and putting greens. A new 7,000.square foot club- house opens June I and will house a restaurant/bar, out. door patios and full.service pro shop. The front nin debuted to rave reviews last spring, while the back nine opens this sum- met. Many think the latter is the pride ofthe course. "The neat thing about the back nine is that every hole is so different," said dfrector of golf Kevln Hughes. "Homer incorporated a little bit of every coures he's done. I think that's our greatest asset. He spent an incredible amount of tlme here." Indeed, the most striking characteristic about the course is the way it flows. Some holes look positively inviting but can quickly bite you because of strategically