J.T. Massey holds up the biggest “other fish” caught during the Shiver at the River event April 20. He won $20 for his catch. Photo submitted
The inaugural “Shiver at the River” fundraiser was held Saturday, April 20, in Portola. It was accompanied by an additional inaugural happening: the Early Open Fish Derby, which saw anglers trying their favorite techniques up and down the Middle Fork Feather River from Rocky Point east of town to Delleker.
The weather was perfect, and ticket-holders hit the waters as early as the 6 a.m. start. A week earlier, Plumas County Fish and Game Commission had paired with Portola High teacher Dave Valle and planted a truckload of brood stock from the Feather River College hatchery program.