New Year, New License New Angling Adventures!

Don't wait to purchase your 2018 fishing license so you can take full advantage of the great, year-round fishing California has to offer. Get started with the Central Valley steelhead season, which opened Jan. 1 on parts of the American, Feather and Mokelumne rivers. Ocean fishing and low-elevation urban and suburban lakes for trout are other great winter options.   Purchase Your 2018 License Now !


Bringing the Paiute Cutthroat Trout Home

CDFW, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Forest Service have returned a rare trout species to its home water after a 71-year absence. The Paiute Cutthroat Trout was one of the first species in the nation listed as endangered under the federal Endangered Species Act in 1967. Ensuring this trout survives into the future has been a long but rewarding journey.  More Info

Don't forget Harvest Reporting Requirements

All 2017 abalone, sturgeon, steelhead and salmon report card holders must report by Jan. 31.  Report today

2018 Warden Stamp

For just $5, you can support California's wildlife officers and help provide them with better equipment and training. The 2018 warden stamp celebrates CDFW's K-9 officers and is great way to show your support for California's natural resources. More Info

Visit CDFW Staff at the International Sportsmen's Exposition in Sacramento

CDFW personnel will be actively involved in this much anticipated annual event, which will feature a wealth of hunting and fishing exhibitors, vendors, seminars, a youth fair and other outdoor-related activities. More Info

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