Recreational fishing town hall to be held in Bakersfield

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA — Anglers in North Los Angeles, Ventura, Inyo and Kern counties might be interested in attending a recreational fishing town hall scheduled for Oct. 24 at Riverlakes Ranch Community Center in Bakersfield.

Assemblywoman Shannon Grove will host the planned town hall meeting to update constituents of legislation circulating in Sacramento and update anglers of the state’s management of fish stocks at local waterways.

“I know many of my constituents are worried about the health of recreational fishing and hunting in Kern County, especially after four years of drought,” Grove said in a statement. “That’s why I am bringing several state wildlife officials to Bakersfield to explain the state’s management practices, answer questions, and listen first hand to constituent concerns.”

The 90-minute town hall event will start at 3 p.m. and feature Craig Stower, Environmental Program Manager for the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, and Stafford Lehr, Fisheries Branch Chief with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Lehr and Stower will discuss fish stocking and the impacts of California’s four-year drought on recreational fishing.

Riverlakes Ranch Community Center is located at 3825 Riverlakes Drive, Bakersfield, California 93312.

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