Fall is Here - Go Fishing Now!

Autumn in California means cooler temperatures, leaves turning color and very hungry fish. Below are some of the many fishing opportunities the Golden State has to offer this fall...Get Your 2017 Sport Fishing 


Lobster Season Open with New Regulations

The popular recreational California spiny lobster fishing season opened on Saturday, September 30. CDFW reminds divers and hoop netters of new regulations that will be in effect for the 2017-18 season. More Information.

Eastern Sierra Fly Fishing

Autumn is prime time in the Eastern Sierra. Crowds have dissipated, the fall colors create postcard landscapes and trout are trying to fatten-up for the cold winter months. This is the perfect time to explore the Eastern Sierra. Use the CDFW Fishing Guide to find the perfect fishing location. More Information

CDFW Fish Truck Tracker

You can enjoy firsthand CDFW's efforts to raise and stock millions of trout each year for recreational angling. Check out the fish planting schedule website, which is updated in real time by CDFW hatchery staff, and plan your next trip. Fish Planting Schedule

Changes to Recreational Groundfish Regulations Effective Oct. 16

CDFW announced new restrictions on recreational fishing for groundfish in waters north of Point Conception to the Oregon/California state line. Changes to authorized fishing depths take effect Monday, Oct. 16 at 12:01 a.m., and will remain in place through the remainder of 2017. More Information

Coastal Fishing Communities Public Meeting

The California Fish and Game Commission is hosting a coastal fishing communities public meeting on Oct. 18, 4-6 p.m. at E.P. Foster Library, Elizabeth R. Topping Room, 651 East Main St., Ventura 93001. The commission invites interested stakeholders to join a discussion to explore what may contribute to resiliency and long-term prosperity of fishing communities in California. More Information