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average , the stocked fish weigh almost two pounds and include some larger fish up to five pounds . SMUD has scheduled six separate trout plantings . The largest of the three reservoirs , Union Valley , will get 9,400 pounds ; Loon Lake , 8,100 pounds ; and Ice House , 7,500 pounds . Mount Lassen Trout Farms of Payne ’ s Creek will deliver the fish . SMUD proactively works to improve the quality of life in El Dorado County , where the electric utility owns and operates the Upper American River Project . “ We take great care of our facilities and partnerships in the UARP because it provides us with a critical carbon free power source ,” said Ross Gould , director of power generation . “ Not only is it economical , but it provides immense recreational opportunities for our region .” Fishing licenses issued by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife are available for purchase from more than 1,400 license agents throughout the state and can also be obtained online at wildlife . ca . gov / licensing . For more information about UARP and associated projects , please visitsmud . org and the Community and Recreational Areas web pages .
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AMERICAN RIVER / SACRAMENTO AREA
Park Ponds Planted with Catfish
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Fish and Wildlife , through a private vendor , stocked 800 pounds each of channel catfish in Howe Avenue Park , Hagan Park and Mather Lake just prior to the July Fourth weekend . Ponds are stocked with channel catfish ( April - October ) and rainbow trout ( November - March ).
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