Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Foundation - Who We Are


Mission Statement:

To enhance Bridgeport area trout fisheries through non-profit means for the purpose of preservation while providing an improved angling experience for future generations.

Started in 2003, BFEF is a recognized non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization. The organization is made up of all volunteers. The Bridgeport Fish Enhancement Program began with the idea of purchasing trout for planting in the Bridgeport Reservoir and to supplement brown trout stockings to offset government cutbacks.

BFEF now enhances the local trout populations by various means including introducing cage culture fish rearing pens and planting various sized Brown and Rainbow Trout into all local Bridgeport regional waters. BFEF has introduced a tagged trophy trout program with a bounty for those fish that are caught, thus allowing volunteers to track tagged fish.

BFEF volunteers also have entered into public-private partnerships with local, state, and federal agencies, and several private businesses, which benefit all. BFEF volunteers also help educate the public through our programs. All of our local waters (northern Mono County) now benefit from our efforts which are supported by non-profit donations that we receive through fund-raising efforts such as; fishing tournaments, letter writing campaigns and donations. The long term plan is to enhance the local fisheries and improve the angler experience for future generations.

BFEF Board Members:
Ray Robles – Board Member (President)
Alan Pottasch – Board Member
Ken Hoffman – Board Member
Shane Warner – Board Member
Jimmy Ybarra – Board Member

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