Don't Let This Fishing Season Get Away

As the weather heats up, so does the fishing. Salmon fishing has been fantastic out of San Francisco Bay, high country trails to pristine mountain lakes and streams are free of snow. Don't let this summer slip away without getting out on the water and trying your luck.


Marine Region's 2017 Year in Review Now Available

Which grows faster - male or female kelp bass? What did CDFW Marine Region divers find last year during northern California red abalone surveys? Were any new state saltwater sport fishing records set in 2017? The answers to these questions and more can be found in the Marine Region 2017 Year in Review. More Info

Moccasin Creek Hatchery Update

CDFW wants to remind trout anglers that the March flooding and closure of the Central Region's Moccasin Creek Hatchery in Tuolumne County has limited the ability to stock many southern Central Valley and Sierra foothill waters with trout. The hatchery closure is a major loss to the department and the angling community. CDFW, in an effort to distribute trout across the Central Region, is prioritizing the most popular trout fishing destinations for stocking this summer, and the San Joaquin Hatchery near Fresno is helping to supply fish to some of the waters normally stocked by the Moccasin Creek Hatchery. Anglers making fishing plans should check CDFW's fish planting schedule to see the waters planted with trout.  Fish Planting Schedule

Kids Fishing Festival

The 31st Annual Kids Fishing Festival will be held July 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Snow Creek Ponds on Old Mammoth Road in the resort town of Mammoth Lakes. The event is free for youths 14 and under and no advance registration is required. More Info

Fish and Game Commission Meeting Summary

The commission adopted a master plan for fisheries, endorsed an ocean litter strategy, announced the prosecutor of the year, and took action on a number of issues affecting California's natural resources at their June meeting in Sacramento. Meeting Summary

Wanted: Nutria Sightings

The South American nutria has invaded California's Central Valley wetlands and poses a serious threat to fish and wildlife habitat, the state's water infrastructure and agricultural economy. California has launched an eradication effort to remove nutria from the landscape. Hunters and anglers can join the fight to protect California's natural resources by immediately reporting nutria sightings by calling (866) 440-9530. More Info

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