The Kings River Fisheries Management Program is dedicated to improving and enhancing the lower Kings River watershed and fishery habitat while maintaining its beneficial uses, recognizing that a healthy river is essential to the region’s well-being and future quality of life.

Cooperative Management

The Kings River Conservation District, Kings River Water Association and CA Department of Fish and Wildlife routinely work together on behalf of the tail-water fishery

Habitat Enhancement

Enhancing rainbow trout habitat via riparian planting, channel ripping, placement of velocity refugia, enhancing spawning gravel and other projects

Scientific Study

Telemetry, mark recapture, return to creel, genetics and annual population surveys are among the studies conducted by the program

Public Outreach and Education

The program provides educational tours to the public, funds for fishing regulation signs and works closely with area educational institutions


The program regularly monitors water quality, temperatures, flows and fish populations in the Lower Kings

Supplemental Stocking

The KRFMP Incubator Facility releases around 300,000 rainbow trout fry per year with the hope that some will grow up wild. The CDFW also provides supplemental stocking many months of the year.


April 29, 2024 All the rainbow trout fry that hatched and grew in the Incubator Building in 2024 have been
Gathering Trout for release
March 19, 2024 On Thursday, February 22, 2024, the Kings River Fishery Management Program (KRFMP) hosted the first rainbow trout
Fresno Fly Fishers for Conservation Lower Kings River Cookout and Outing January 20, 2024 Written by Leo Labbe, FFFC Board
December 19, 2023 The Kings River Fisheries Management Program (KRFMP) would first like to thank everyone who took time out
November 9, 2023 Over the years, the Kings River Fisheries Management Program (KRFMP) and the Kings River Conservation District (KRCD)
October 16, 2023 The Kings River Fisheries Management Program (KRFMP) partners teamed up with the US Army Corps of Engineers
August 31, 2023 On Saturday, August 19th, Kings River Cleanups resumed following the reopening of the Kings River at the
February 27, 2020 Staff of the Kings River Fisheries Management Program and local volunteers of all ages gathered for another
Kings River Fisheries Management Program surveys fish populations with a snorkel survey
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trout fry released this year

Completed Projects

Years of Cooperative Partnership