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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 3C " hould I report the size Rainbow trout in 1[,, scientists and requires an anadromous waters ~ entry for each day that you Question: I have taken up fish and statistics on all fish fly-fishing again after a long caught and released. Fishing while away. This past for O. mykiss less than 16 weekend I went fishing on the inches does not require a Russian River and caught two CALIFORNIA steelhead report card. rainbows/steelhead (one a OUTDOORS hatchery fish and the other a CARRIE WILSON Can other law enforcement wild fish) and both were about California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife agencies enforce CDFW 10 inches long. I am regulations? wondering if I have to report life before returning toQuestion: I am a current fish of that size on my freshwater to spawn• sworn recruit in a Southern Steelhead Report Card in the For practical purposes and California Sheriffs future• I recorded them this to facilitate compliance, Department Academy. I will time out of an abundance of fishing regulations be working in a county with a caution, but I don't want to differentiate between rainbow heavy hunting and fishing over-inflate the run estimates and steelhead in anadromous population and an abundance needlessly• waters by a 16-inch sizeof wildlife areas. I am just --Kyle K., Healdsburg threshold• O. mykiss smaller curious, and have been Answer: It can be a bit than 16 inches are treated as earnestly trying to find the confusing because steelhead rainbow trout, and thoseanswer on my own accord trout and rainbow trout are bigger than 16 inches are without luck, about a specific the same fish. Its scientific treated as steelhead, phrase in Fish and Game name is Oncorhynchus Fishing for steelhead, Code, section 2012. - mykiss (O. mykiss), meaning any O. mykiss inIt states: § 2012. All licenses, Generally speaking, excess of 16-inches, in tags, and the birds, mammals, rainbow trout are O. mykiss anadromous waters will fish, reptiles, or amphibians found in land-locked require the purchase of a taken or otherwise dealt with freshwater with no access to Steelhead Report Card, even if under this code, and any the ocean, while steelhead you practice catch-and-release device or apparatus designed trot~t are O. Mykiss fish found (California Code of to be, and capable of being, in anadromous waters, which Regulations Title 14, section used to take birds, mammals, are waters with unimpeded 5.88). fish, reptiles or amphibians access to the ocean where The report card providesshall be exhibited upon they live the majority of their important data to fishery demand to any person f my Steelhead trout? authorized by the department authorized to use that law, Answer: It unlawful to to enforce this code or any law and then only while on duty discharge a firearm or release relating to the protection and in a state park, state beach, an arrow or crossbow bolt conservation of birds, state recreation area, state over or across any public road mammals, fish, reptiles or underwater park, state or other established way open amphibians, reserve, or other similarto the public in an unsafe and My question is: who are the facility. . reckless manner (Fish and persons authorized by the Although other law Game Code, section 3004(b)). department to enforce this enforcement officers can't Discharging a firearm from code or any law relating to the make a formal demand under or upon a public road or protection and conservation section 2012 to see someone's highway is also prohibited of birds, mammals, fish, licenses, fish, game, or (Penal Code, section 374c). In reptiles or amphibians? Are equipment, they can stilladdition, it is a felony to local police and county enforce fish and game laws willfully discharge a firearm sheriffs authorized by the and inspect these items if they in a grossly negligent manner California Department of Fish are in plain view or with the that could injure another and Wildlife to enforce the person,s consent, person (Penal Code, section Fish and Game Code? If it 246.3). does exist, is there any statute Discharging a firearm Many cities and counties that expresses that authority? along public roadways have also adopted ordinances --Calen A. Question: As a firearms 'further restricting where Answer: Only CDFW wildlife instructor and hunting firearms may be fired, so officers are authorized to enthusiast, I am continually hunters should consult their enforce the "exhibit upon asked the question, "Whenlocal law enforcement agency demand" authority of Fish hunting and on foot (outside for specific information about the area where they wish to and Game Code, section 2012. of a vehicle), can you shoot. Police officers and county discharge a firearm or other sheriffs are authorized to weapon (e.g. compound bow) Carrie Wilson is a marine enforce most hunting and from or along a public environmental scientist with the fishing laws, but are not roadway?" California Department ofFish and authorized to enforce Fish Is there a minimum Wildlife. While she cannot and Game Code Section 2012. distance from a public personally answer everyone's Aside from CDFW wildlife roadway? For example, an questions, she will select a few to officers, only rangers and inhabited structure or barn at answer each week in this column. lifeguards of the Department 150 yards away? Contact her at CalOutdoors(˘ of Parks and Recreation are --Don S., Fresno Dan McGee Special to Feather Publishing Folks on Sunday'enjoyed what the Plumas-Sierra County Fair had to offer -- and then went right next door to the speedway and watched an evening of racing• "Me and Pearson, we always run good together, we're usually always up front together so I've just got to thank BMS Motorsports, my mom and dad, wife and everybody that helps out. My son, he comes out to the shop an the time and gives us a hand. It makes it fun for me so I enjoy it a lot," Jeff Olschowka said~after winning t~e, IMCAfeatu~e~race .... , ~. When the IMCA main event began 16 cars took the green and followed Bill Pearson into the first turn. Then things slowed as one car spun and two others may have been involved in turn 4. Then Eli Zucker's car stopped and had to be towed to the pits. When racing resumed, Pearson once again led the charge while Olschowka, who was in second, gave chase with Richard Papenhausen holding down third. Soon the duo of Pearson and Olschowka, who were engaged in a side-by-side, place-swapping duel, gapped the field. Then there was a quick caution after James Riggs spun in turn 1. After the green, Olschowka took the outside line, Pearson held going down the back stretch but lost the point. Then Pearson retook the lead as the duel continued all around the track. By lap 16, when there was another caution, Olschowka was in the lead, but Pearson was close behind. That caution was for Matt Murphy, whoapparently lost a wheel and went straight into the barrier by the pit entrance. After the clean up, racing resumed and Olschowka pulled away while Papenhausen took second from Pearson. For Quincy resident Olschowka, this meant a sweep of the night for him as he won an earlier race as well. For Pearson, the night wasn't too bad as he won the money that was the prize for After his crash, the track's emergency crew checks out driver Robert Patterson. He was unhurt, but his truck wasn't. Photo by Dan McGee the IMCA Trophy Dash. Several late model racers apparently said they would show up and help round out the show. Sadly, one in five made the trip and one of the owner/drivers put Olschowka into one of his cars. When the green waved Paul Guglielmoni was on point with Olschowka closing in. However thing slowed after one car spun in turn 4. Once things got organized the green waved again and Guglielmoni briefly held the lead until Olschowka '.swept past him. Behind the leader Duane Cleaveland would work his way into second, but there was no •catching Olschowka as he won his first race of the night. See Races, page 8C ug smo Greg Knight "Due to poor air quality in Sports Editor the region over the next five days we are going to have to cancel this week's As a result of the numerous tournament• The safety of our fires burning throughout student-athletes is the Northern California -- and number one priority and we the massive smoke they have will not jeopardize that for a generated -- the annual game." AugnstFest soccer Quincy boys head soccer tournament, scheduled for coach Karen Hicks echoed Aug. 21 and 22, was Woodlee's sense of the need to postponed• postpone the games. After heavy smoke rolled • "It was the right call," into American Valley and Hicks said. "Our players' most of Plumas County on health and safety come first• Thursday, Aug. 20, Quincy Hopefully our invited teams High School athletic director will join us in two weeks to Mike Woodlee made the have the AugnstFest decision to delay the tournament in much'better tournament and sent a messageto p~en~s, players .... :conditions.-The extra time and teams that had been might allow for a couple more teams to be added to invited to play. our tournament schedule." "It pains my heart to Woodlee added that he deliver this message after all has rescheduled the of the hard work put in to tournament for the keeping this tourney going," Woodlee wrote in an email, weekend of Sept. 4 and 5. "The Glass Man" email: info FINANCING AVAILABLE . O.A.C FINANCING - Easy Access Offering Safety Grab Bars, Seats - Walk-In Tubs, Whirlpool & Soaker Tubs - Tub to Shower Conversions - Barrier Free Showers