California Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


State Exceptions

Owens pupfish

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Painted turtle

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
(Chrysemys picta) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Spotted leaf-nosed snake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Phyllorhynchus decurtatus) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Crappie

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
25 (in any combination)
Possession Limit:
25 (in any combination)
Special:
Combined bag limit of twenty-five sunfish and crappie of all species

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
25 (in any combination)
Possession Limit:
25 (in any combination)
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Combined bag limit of twenty-five sunfish and crappie of all species
Size:
10 inches total length

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
25 (in any combination)
Possession Limit:
25 (in any combination)
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Combined bag limit of twenty-five sunfish and crappie of all species
Size:
10 inches total length

Pacific treefrog

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Eulachon

Dates:
Closed
Special:
May not be taken or possessed

Owens tui chub

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Sonoran lyresnak

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Western skink

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
25 in the aggregate
Possession Limit:
25 in the aggregate
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
25 in aggregate
Possession Limit:
25
Special:
(Plestiodon skiltonianus) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments Aggregate includes Western Fence Lizard, Common Sagebrush Lizard, Common Side-Blotched Lizard, Western Skink, and Desert Night Lizard.

Chinook salmon

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
From Nimbus Dam to the Hazel Avenue bridge piers Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Aug. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
Only barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From Hazel Avenue bridge piers to the U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing about 300 yards downstream from the Nimbus Hatchery fish rack site. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Oct. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
Only barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing about 300 yards downstream from the Nimbus Hatchery fish rack site to the SMUD power line crossing at the southwest boundary of Ancil Hoffman Park. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
From the SMUD power line crossing at the southwest boundary of Ancil Hoffman Park downstream to the Jibboom Street bridge. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
From the Jibboom Street bridge to the mouth Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
April 1 through the Friday preceding the fourth Saturday in May
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
April 1 through the Friday preceding the fourth Saturday in May
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
April 1 through the Friday preceding the fourth Saturday in May
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
April 1 through the Friday preceding the fourth Saturday in May
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Apr. 1 through Sept. 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Apr. 1 through Sept. 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Apr. 1 through Sept. 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Apr. 1 through Sept. 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Jan. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From South Fork Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. (See also Pillsbury Lake tributaries (7.50(b)(138)). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Jan. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From South Fork Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. (See also Pillsbury Lake tributaries (7.50(b)(138)). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Jan. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From South Fork Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. (See also Pillsbury Lake tributaries (7.50(b)(138)). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Jan. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From South Fork Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. (See also Pillsbury Lake tributaries (7.50(b)(138)). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From South Fork Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. (See also Pillsbury Lake tributaries (7.50(b)(138)). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From South Fork Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. (See also Pillsbury Lake tributaries (7.50(b)(138)). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From South Fork Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. (See also Pillsbury Lake tributaries (7.50(b)(138)). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From South Fork Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. (See also Pillsbury Lake tributaries (7.50(b)(138)). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Below Oroville Dam: From the unimproved boat ramp above the Thermalito Afterbay Outfall to 200 yards above the Live Oak boat ramp Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Below Oroville Dam: From the unimproved boat ramp above the Thermalito Afterbay Outfall to 200 yards above the Live Oak boat ramp Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Below Oroville Dam: From the unimproved boat ramp above the Thermalito Afterbay Outfall to 200 yards above the Live Oak boat ramp Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
From 200 yards above Live Oak boat ramp to the mouth. For purposes of this regulation, the lower boundary is defined as a straight line drawn from the peninsula point on the west bank to the Verona Marine boat ramp. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
From 200 yards above Live Oak boat ramp to the mouth. For purposes of this regulation, the lower boundary is defined as a straight line drawn from the peninsula point on the west bank to the Verona Marine boat ramp. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
From 200 yards above Live Oak boat ramp to the mouth. For purposes of this regulation, the lower boundary is defined as a straight line drawn from the peninsula point on the west bank to the Verona Marine boat ramp. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Apr. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Special:
Main stem from the mouth to confluence of Middle and South forks. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon over 22 inches per year. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Aug 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Special:
Main stem from the mouth to confluence of Middle and South forks. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon over 22 inches per year. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Aug 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Special:
Main stem from the mouth to confluence of Middle and South forks. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon over 22 inches per year. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
Oct. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only, Only barbless hooks may be used.
Special:
from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see LowFlow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

Dates:
July 16 through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
From Camanche Dam to Highway 99 bridge Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
From the Highway 99 bridge to the Woodbridge Irrigation District Dam including Lodi Lake Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
From the Lower Sacramento Road bridge to the mouth. For purposes of this regulation, this river segment is defined as Mokelumne River and its tributary sloughs downstream of the Lower Sacramento Road bridge and east of Highway 160 and north of Highway 12.

Dates:
Aug. 1 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Deschutes Road bridge to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Aug. 1 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Deschutes Road bridge to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Aug. 1 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Deschutes Road bridge to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Aug. 1 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Deschutes Road bridge to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Aug. 1 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Deschutes Road bridge to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Aug. 1 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Deschutes Road bridge to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Aug. 1 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Deschutes Road bridge to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Aug. 1 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Deschutes Road bridge to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Aug. 1 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Deschutes Road bridge to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing to the Carquinez Bridge (includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay and all tributary sloughs west of Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Fremont and Sacramento Weirs. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing to the Carquinez Bridge (includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay and all tributary sloughs west of Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Fremont and Sacramento Weirs. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing to the Carquinez Bridge (includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay and all tributary sloughs west of Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Fremont and Sacramento Weirs. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing to the Carquinez Bridge (includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay and all tributary sloughs west of Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Fremont and Sacramento Weirs. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing to the Carquinez Bridge (includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay and all tributary sloughs west of Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Fremont and Sacramento Weirs. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing to the Carquinez Bridge (includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay and all tributary sloughs west of Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Fremont and Sacramento Weirs. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing to the Carquinez Bridge (includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay and all tributary sloughs west of Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Fremont and Sacramento Weirs. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing to the Carquinez Bridge (includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay and all tributary sloughs west of Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Fremont and Sacramento Weirs. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing to the Carquinez Bridge (includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay and all tributary sloughs west of Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Fremont and Sacramento Weirs. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Apr. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Special:
From mouth to Patrick Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). 1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Apr. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Special:
From mouth to Patrick Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). 1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Aug 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From mouth to Patrick Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). 1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Sept. 1 through Apr. 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Method:
Only barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From mouth to Patrick Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). 1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Sept. 1 through Apr. 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Method:
Only barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth upstream approximately 1,000 feet to the County Road (George Tryon) bridge and Craigs Creek to Jones Creek. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Apr. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Special:
From the mouth upstream approximately 1,000 feet to the County Road (George Tryon) bridge and Craigs Creek to Jones Creek. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Aug 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth upstream approximately 1,000 feet to the County Road (George Tryon) bridge and Craigs Creek to Jones Creek. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Sept. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Method:
Only barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth to Stony Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7) 1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Special:
From the mouth to Stony Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7) 1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Aug 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth to Stony Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7) 1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year. Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

Dates:
Aug. 1 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Deschutes Road bridge to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Dates:
July 16 through Dec. 16
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Includes Tributaries: Sacramento River from the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing to the Carquinez Bridge (includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay and all tributary sloughs west of Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Fremont and Sacramento Weirs. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

Gulf croaker

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
12

Ornate tree lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Urosaurus ornatus) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Forest sharp-tailed snake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Contia longicauda) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Great plains toad

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Sargo

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
6
Possession Limit:
12

Common sagebrush lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
25 in the aggregate
Possession Limit:
25 in the aggregate
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
25 in aggregate
Possession Limit:
25
Special:
(Sceloporus graciosus) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments Aggregate includes Western Fence Lizard, Common Sagebrush Lizard, Common Side-Blotched Lizard, Western Skink, and Desert Night Lizard.

Candlefish

Dates:
Closed
Special:
May not be taken or possessed

Rough sculpin

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Green sturgeon

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
Green sturgeon may not be removed from the water and shall be released immediately. Green sturgeon taken and released incidentally to white sturgeon fishing shall be reported on a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card issued by the department, in accordance with procedures defined in Sections 1.74 and 5.79, Title 14, CCR.

Great basin collared lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Crotaphytus bicinctores) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Goldfish

Method:
Bow and Arrow Fishing
Dates:
All year
Special:
Bow and arrow fishing is permitted only for the taking of carp, goldfish, western sucker, Sacramento blackfish, hardhead, Sacramento pike minnow and lamprey, all year, except in: (a) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505). (b) The Colorado River District where only carp, tilapia, goldfish and mullet may be taken. (c) See bullfrogs (section 5.05). (d) The East Fork of the Walker River between Bridgeport Dam and the Nevada State line where only carp may be taken.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Spearfishing

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
(1) Shasta County (see Section 2.12). (2) Tehama County except Black Butte Lake. (3) Butte Creek (Butte Co.). (4) Feather River below Oroville Dam (Butte Co.). (5) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505).

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge

Dates:
All year
Method:
Spearfishing

Dates:
All year
Method:
Spearfishing

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge

Smith’s black-headed snake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Tantilla hobartsmithi) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Mullet

Dates:
All year
Method:
Spearfishing

Dates:
All year
Method:
Spearfishing

Dates:
All year
Method:
Spearfishing

California spiny lobster

Special:
Purpose. These regulations are designed to improve recreational fishing effort and catch information in some or all areas where the fisheries operate. Many of these species are of high commercial value, and therefore, additional enforcement mechanisms are needed to improve compliance with existing bag limits and other regulations, and to reduce the potential for poaching. (b) Report card requirements apply to any person fishing for or taking the following species regardless of whether a sport fishing license is required: (1) Salmon, in the anadromous waters of the Klamath, Trinity, and Smith river basins. Anadromous waters are defined in Section 1.04 of these regulations. (2) Steelhead trout. (3) White sturgeon. (4) Red abalone. (5) California spiny lobster. (c) General Report Card Requirements. (1) Any person fishing for or taking any of the species identified in this Section shall have in his immediate possession a valid non-transferable report card issued by the department for the particular species. See special exemption regarding possession of report cards for lobster divers in Section 29.91 of these regulations. (2) All entries made on any report card or tag shall be legible and in indelible ink. (3) A report card holder fishing with a one, two, or ten-day sport fishing license, may replace the expired fishing license without purchasing a new report card so long as the report card is still valid. (4) Report cards are not transferable and shall not be transferred to another person. No person shall possess any report card other than his own. (5) A person may only obtain one abalone report card and one sturgeon report card per report card period. (6) Any report card holder who fills in all available lines on his steelhead, salmon or lobster report card shall return or report the card to the department pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) prior to purchasing a second card. (7) Data recording and tagging procedures vary between report cards and species. See specific regulations in sections 5.79, 5.87, 5.88, 27.92, 29.16, and 29.91 that apply in addition to the regulations of this Section. (d) Report Card Return and Reporting Requirements (1) Report card holders shall return or report their salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or abalone report cards to the department pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) by January 31 of the following year. (A) Any report card holder who fails to return or report his salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or abalone report card to the department by the deadline may be restricted from obtaining the same card in a subsequent license year or may be subject to an additional fee for the issuance of the same card in a subsequent license year. (2) Report card holders shall return or report their lobster report cards pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) by April 30 following the close of the lobster season for which the card was issued. (A) Any report card holder who fails to return or report his or her lobster report card by April 30 following the close of the lobster season specified on the card shall be subject to a nonrefundable non-return fee specified in Section 701, in addition to the annual report card fee, for the issuance of a lobster report card in the subsequent fishing season. (e) Report Card Return and Reporting Mechanisms: (1) By mail or in person at the address specified on the card. A report card returned by mail shall be postmarked by the date applicable to that card as specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2). (2) Online through the department's license sales service website by the date applicable to that card as specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2). (3) If a report card is submitted by mail and not received by the department, it is considered not returned unless the report card holder reports his or her report card as lost pursuant to subsection 1.74(f). (f) Lost report cards. (1) Any report card holder who loses his report card shall submit an affidavit, signed under penalty of perjury, in person to a department license sales office containing all of the following information: (A) A statement containing the report card holder's full name confirming that the originally issued report card cannot be recovered. (B) A statement containing the report card holder's best recollection of the prior catch records that were entered on the report card that was lost. (C) A statement describing the factual circumstances surrounding the loss of the card. (2) An affidavit for a lost report card shall be presented at a department license sales office, by the date applicable to that card specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2) to be considered returned. (3) Notwithstanding subsection 1.74(c)(5), any report card holder who loses his report card during the period for which it is valid may replace the lost report card by submitting an affidavit as described in subsection 1.74(f)(1) and payment of the report card fee and replacement processing fee specified in Section 701. (A) Based on the information provided in the written affidavit for abalone and sturgeon report cards, the department shall issue only the number of tags that were reported unused on the previously issued report card.∞
License:
Report and Tagging Requirements

Gophersnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
(Pituophis catenifer) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Pond slider

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
(Trachemys) scripta) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Mohave rattlesnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Turtles

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
hook and line. Fishing methods described in Section 2.00 apply to the take of spiny softshell turtles, slider turtles and painted turtles
Special:
It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs or other shelters in or under which reptiles may be found.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Special Closures
Special:
(f) Special Closures: (1) No geckos (Coleonyx variegatus) may be taken in San Diego County south and west of Highway 79 to its junction with County Road S-2, and south and west of County Road S-2 to the eastern San Diego County border. (2) No night lizards (Xantusia vigilis) may be taken in Kern County. (3) No rubber boas (Charina bottae or Charina umbratica) may be taken in Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. (4) No ring-necked snakes (Diadophis punctatus) may be taken in San Bernardino and Inyo counties. (5) No coachwhips (Coluber) flagellum) may be taken in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, and Tulare. (6) No striped racers (Coluber) lateralis) may be taken in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. (7) No patch-nosed snakes (Salvadora hexalepis) may be taken in the following counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. (8) No glossy snakes (Arizona elegans) may be taken in the following counties: Alameda, Fresno, Imperial (west of Hwy 111), Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside (southwest of Hwy 111 and I-10), San Benito, San Bernardino (West of I-215 and Hwy 138), San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and Tulare. (9) No California mountain kingsnakes (Lampropeltis zonata) may be taken in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties. (10) No common gartersnakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) may be taken in San Mateo, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Ventura counties.

Unarmored threespine stickleback

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Corvina

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Size:
18 inches total length

Coast nightsnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Shortnose sucker

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Rio grande leopard frog

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
No limit
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Cottonball marsh pupfish

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Crayfish

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Method:
Crayfish may be taken only by hand, hook and line, dip net or with traps not over three feet in greatest dimension. Any other species taken shall be returned to the water immediately. Traps need not be closely attended.

Long-nosed snake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Rhinocheilus lecontei) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Brook trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
UP TO 10 MAY BE TAKEN IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH COAST DISTRICT.
Possession Limit:
UP TO 10 MAY BE POSSESSED IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH COAST DISTRICT.
Special:
The North Coast District consists of the inland waters of all of Trinity, Humboldt and Del Norte counties and the portion of Siskiyou County northwest of a line drawn between Mt. Eddy and the Black Butte Summit railroad crossing of Interstate 5 and west of Interstate 5 between the railroad crossing and Weed, and west of Highway 97 between Weed and the Oregon border.
Size:
Less than 8 inches Total Length

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
UP TO 10 MAY BE TAKEN IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH COAST DISTRICT.
Possession Limit:
UP TO 10 MAY BE POSSESSED IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH COAST DISTRICT.
Special:
The North Coast District consists of the inland waters of all of Trinity, Humboldt and Del Norte counties and the portion of Siskiyou County northwest of a line drawn between Mt. Eddy and the Black Butte Summit railroad crossing of Interstate 5 and west of Interstate 5 between the railroad crossing and Weed, and west of Highway 97 between Weed and the Oregon border.
Size:
Less than 8 inches Total Length

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
UP TO 10 MAY BE TAKEN IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH COAST DISTRICT.
Possession Limit:
UP TO 10 MAY BE POSSESSED IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH COAST DISTRICT.
Special:
The North Coast District consists of the inland waters of all of Trinity, Humboldt and Del Norte counties and the portion of Siskiyou County northwest of a line drawn between Mt. Eddy and the Black Butte Summit railroad crossing of Interstate 5 and west of Interstate 5 between the railroad crossing and Weed, and west of Highway 97 between Weed and the Oregon border.
Size:
Less than 8 inches Total Length

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
UP TO 10 MAY BE TAKEN IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH COAST DISTRICT.
Possession Limit:
UP TO 10 MAY BE POSSESSED IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH COAST DISTRICT.
Special:
The North Coast District consists of the inland waters of all of Trinity, Humboldt and Del Norte counties and the portion of Siskiyou County northwest of a line drawn between Mt. Eddy and the Black Butte Summit railroad crossing of Interstate 5 and west of Interstate 5 between the railroad crossing and Weed, and west of Highway 97 between Weed and the Oregon border.
Size:
Less than 8 inches Total Length

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
UP TO 10 MAY BE TAKEN IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH COAST DISTRICT.
Possession Limit:
UP TO 10 MAY BE POSSESSED IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH COAST DISTRICT.
Special:
The North Coast District consists of the inland waters of all of Trinity, Humboldt and Del Norte counties and the portion of Siskiyou County northwest of a line drawn between Mt. Eddy and the Black Butte Summit railroad crossing of Interstate 5 and west of Interstate 5 between the railroad crossing and Weed, and west of Highway 97 between Weed and the Oregon border.
Size:
Less than 8 inches Total Length

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
IN SIERRA DISTRICT WATERS OF SISKIYOU, SHASTA AND TEHAMA COUNTIES, UP TO 10 BROOK TROUT PER DAY LESS THAN 8 INCHES TOTAL LENGTH MAY BE TAKEN AND POSSESSED IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE SIERRA DISTRICT.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
IN THE SIERRA DISTRICT SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80, UP TO 10 BROOK TROUT PER DAY LESS THAN 10 INCHES TOTAL LENGTH MAY BE TAKEN AND POSSESSED IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE SIERRA DISTRICT. THIS ALLOWANCE DOES NOT INCLUDE RED LAKE IN ALPINE COUNTY OR KIRMAN, LANE OR ROOSEVELT LAKES IN MONO COUNTY.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the western boundary of Yosemite National Park at El Portal boundary downstream to Foresta bridge.

North american racer

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Coluber constrictor) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

California treefrog

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Northern rubber boa

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Charina bottae): See Special Closure (f)(3) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Western toad

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Panamint rattlesnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Crotalus stephensi) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Sierran treefrog

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Rough-skinned newt

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Hardhead pike

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge

Baja california brush lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Urosaurus nigricaudus) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Rattlesnake

Dates:
All year
License:
No sportfishing license is required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Any
Special:
It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs or other shelters in or under which reptiles may be found.

Reptiles

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Reptiles may be taken only by hand, except as provided in subsections (e)(2) and (3) below, or by the following hand-operated devices: (A) Lizard nooses. (B) Snake tongs. (C) Snake hooks
Special:
It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs or other shelters in or under which reptiles may be found.

Catfish

Special:
Includes channel, white, blue and flathead catfish.

Method:
Chumming
Special:
Placing any material in the water, other than on a hook while angling, for the purpose of attracting fish to a particular area in order that they may be taken.

Bag Limit:
5
Special:
All waters

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
Carcasses: In the Colorado River and its backwaters, the carcasses of all catfish and bullheads imported, possessed or transported must have either the head, tail or skin attached so that the species can be identified and numbers can be determined until such fish are being prepared for immediate consumption.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Salmonids

Method:
Filleting Of Salmonids In Inland Waters
Special:
Except as otherwise required, all salmon and steelhead taken in inland anadromous waters where a sport fishing license is required, must be kept in such a condition that species and size can be determined until placed at the angler’s permanent residence, a commercial preservation facility or being prepared for immediate consumption. Also when required, the presence or absence of a healed adipose fin scar must be able to be determined until placed at the anglers permanent residence, a commercial preservation facility, or being prepared for immediate consumption. (a) Exceptions: (1) Chinook salmon taken from July 1 through December 31 in the following areas: (A) The main stem of the American and Feather rivers. (B) The main stem of the Sacramento River between the Deschutes Road Bridge and Tower Bridge. (b) Definitions (1) Personal residence is defined as one’s principal or ordinary home or dwelling place, as distinguished from one’s temporary or transient place of residence or dwelling such as a cabin, tent, trailer house, recreational vehicle, or any hotel, motel or rooming house used during a fishing, pleasure or business trip. (2) Commercial preservation facility is defined as any person who at their residence or place of business and for hire or compensation cleans or processes fish for another person, or any taxidermist, cold-storage facility or locker plant which for hire or other compensation processes or stores fish. (A) Licensed fishing guides are considered a person at their place of business processing fish pursuant to this section and are required to maintain a guide trip log with client and catch information pursuant to subsection 745(e) of these regulations.

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Closed
Special:
tributary to Russian River upstream from Guerneville Road bridge. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead.

Non-salmonids

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
From the Oro-Chico Road bridge crossing south of Chico to the point that Butte Creek enters the Sacramento River both via Butte Slough outfall gates at Moon’s Bend and through Butte Slough, thence both the East and West Canals of the Sutter Bypass, thence Sacramento Slough. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
From the Oro-Chico Road bridge crossing south of Chico to the point that Butte Creek enters the Sacramento River both via Butte Slough outfall gates at Moon’s Bend and through Butte Slough, thence both the East and West Canals of the Sutter Bypass, thence Sacramento Slough. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead.

Dates:
Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through November 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
includes tributaries. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
tributary to Russian River upstream from Guerneville Road bridge. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead.

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
tributary to Russian River) from Laguna de Santa Rosa to Highway 12 bridge. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead.

Dates:
Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 30
License:
Required
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Downstream of the MacArthur Blvd. bridge only. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead

Dates:
Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 30
License:
Required
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Upstream of the Highway 22 bridge to the start of concrete-lined portion of the river channel. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead.

Dates:
Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 30
License:
Required
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Upstream of the Highway 22 bridge to the start of concrete-lined portion of the river channel. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead.

Largemouth bass

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
5
Special:
No small mouth should be possessed.
Size:
Largemouth 15 inch minimum

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
5
Special:
No small mouth should be possessed.
Size:
Largemouth 15 inch minimum

Mountain whitefish

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5
Special:
No mountain whitefish may be taken in any water except when trout may be taken in such water.

Common side-blotched lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
25 in the aggregate
Possession Limit:
25 in the aggregate
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
25 in aggregate
Possession Limit:
25
Special:
(Uta stansburiana) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments Aggregate includes Western Fence Lizard, Common Sagebrush Lizard, Common Side-Blotched Lizard, Western Skink, and Desert Night Lizard.

Northwestern salamander

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Aquatic gartersnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Thamnophis atratus) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Speckled rattlesnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Crotalus mitchellii) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Checkered gartersnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Thamnophis marcianus) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Rainbow trout

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Includes tributaries above Los Padres Dam
Size:
None less than 10 inches or greater than 16 inches total length may be kept

Dates:
Last Saturday in April through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the point where U.S. Forest Service Trail 33E30 heads east to join the Rincon Trail upstream to the mouth of Tyndall Creek.
Size:
maximum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Last Saturday in April through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the point where U.S. Forest Service Trail 33E30 heads east to join the Rincon Trail upstream to the mouth of Tyndall Creek.
Size:
maximum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the Happy Isles footbridge downstream to the western boundary of Yosemite National Park at El Portal

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the western boundary of Yosemite National Park at El Portal boundary downstream to Foresta bridge.

Sonoran lyresnake

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Trimorphodon lambda) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Sidewinders

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Crotalus cerastes) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Colorado pikeminnow

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Zebra-tailed lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Callisaurus draconoides) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Ensatina salamander

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Yellow perch

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

Northwestern gartersnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Thamnophis ordinoides) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Tiger whiptail

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Aspidoscelis tigris) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Steelhead

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Closed
Special:
From the Oro-Chico Road bridge crossing south of Chico to the point that Butte Creek enters the Sacramento River both via Butte Slough outfall gates at Moon’s Bend and through Butte Slough, thence both the East and West Canals of the Sutter Bypass, thence Sacramento Slough. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Closed
Special:
From the Oro-Chico Road bridge crossing south of Chico to the point that Butte Creek enters the Sacramento River both via Butte Slough outfall gates at Moon’s Bend and through Butte Slough, thence both the East and West Canals of the Sutter Bypass, thence Sacramento Slough. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead.

Dates:
Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through November 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Closed
Special:
includes tributaries. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Closed
Special:
tributary to Russian River upstream from Guerneville Road bridge. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead.

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Closed
Special:
tributary to Russian River) from Laguna de Santa Rosa to Highway 12 bridge. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead.

Dates:
Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 30
License:
Required
Method:
Closed
Special:
Downstream of the MacArthur Blvd. bridge only. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead

Dates:
Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 30
License:
Required
Method:
Closed
Special:
Upstream of the Highway 22 bridge to the start of concrete-lined portion of the river channel. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead.

Dates:
Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 30
License:
Required
Method:
Closed
Special:
Upstream of the Highway 22 bridge to the start of concrete-lined portion of the river channel. Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead.

Terrestrial gartersnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Thamnophis elegans) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

American bullfrog

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
No limit
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Sacramento blackfish

Method:
Bow and Arrow Fishing
Dates:
All year
Special:
Bow and arrow fishing is permitted only for the taking of carp, goldfish, western sucker, Sacramento blackfish, hardhead, Sacramento pike minnow and lamprey, all year, except in: (a) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505). (b) The Colorado River District where only carp, tilapia, goldfish and mullet may be taken. (c) See bullfrogs (section 5.05). (d) The East Fork of the Walker River between Bridgeport Dam and the Nevada State line where only carp may be taken.

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
(1) Shasta County (see Section 2.12). (2) Tehama County except Black Butte Lake. (3) Butte Creek (Butte Co.). (4) Feather River below Oroville Dam (Butte Co.). (5) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505).

Bullfrog

Special:
Includes only Rana Catesbeiana

Lost river sucker

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Striped racer

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Coluber lateralis) except Alameda striped racer (whipsnake) (Coluber (Masticophis) lateralis euryxanthus): See Special Closure (f)(6) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Ring-necked snake

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Diadophis punctatus), except Regal ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus regalis): See Special Closure (f)(4) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Sacramento splittail

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
may be only taken by angling

Arboreal salamander

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Modoc sucker

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Dunn’s salamander

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Western sucker

Method:
Bow and Arrow Fishing
Dates:
All year
Special:
Bow and arrow fishing is permitted only for the taking of carp, goldfish, western sucker, Sacramento blackfish, hardhead, Sacramento pike minnow and lamprey, all year, except in: (a) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505). (b) The Colorado River District where only carp, tilapia, goldfish and mullet may be taken. (c) See bullfrogs (section 5.05). (d) The East Fork of the Walker River between Bridgeport Dam and the Nevada State line where only carp may be taken.

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
(1) Shasta County (see Section 2.12). (2) Tehama County except Black Butte Lake. (3) Butte Creek (Butte Co.). (4) Feather River below Oroville Dam (Butte Co.). (5) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505).

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge

California lyresnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Trimorphodon lyrophanes) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Common gartersnake

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Thamnophis sirtalis), except San Francisco gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) and South Coast gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis spp.) See Special Closure (f)(10) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Sacramento pike minnow

Method:
Bow and Arrow Fishing
Dates:
All year
Special:
Bow and arrow fishing is permitted only for the taking of carp, goldfish, western sucker, Sacramento blackfish, hardhead, Sacramento pike minnow and lamprey, all year, except in: (a) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505). (b) The Colorado River District where only carp, tilapia, goldfish and mullet may be taken. (c) See bullfrogs (section 5.05). (d) The East Fork of the Walker River between Bridgeport Dam and the Nevada State line where only carp may be taken.

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
(1) Shasta County (see Section 2.12). (2) Tehama County except Black Butte Lake. (3) Butte Creek (Butte Co.). (4) Feather River below Oroville Dam (Butte Co.). (5) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505).

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge

Common chuckwalla

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Sauromalus ater) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Red diamond rattlesnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Closed
Special:
(Crotalus ruber) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Western groundsnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Sonora semiannulata) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

California slender salamander

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Crustaceans

Dates:
All year
Special:
Marine fin fish, mollusks and crustaceans taken in lagoons and tidal waters are subject to the bag and possession limits established for the Ocean and San Francisco Bay District (beginning with Section 27.00). See the Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations booklet.
License:
Required

Carp

Method:
Bow and Arrow Fishing
Dates:
All year
Special:
Bow and arrow fishing is permitted only for the taking of carp, goldfish, western sucker, Sacramento blackfish, hardhead, Sacramento pike minnow and lamprey, all year, except in: (a) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505). (b) The Colorado River District where only carp, tilapia, goldfish and mullet may be taken. (c) See bullfrogs (section 5.05). (d) The East Fork of the Walker River between Bridgeport Dam and the Nevada State line where only carp may be taken.

Dates:
All year
Method:
Spearfishing

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
(1) Shasta County (see Section 2.12). (2) Tehama County except Black Butte Lake. (3) Butte Creek (Butte Co.). (4) Feather River below Oroville Dam (Butte Co.). (5) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505).

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge

Dates:
All year
Method:
Spearfishing

Dates:
All year
Method:
Spearfishing

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge

Western black-headed snake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Tantilla planiceps) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Salmon

Special:
Includes Chinook, coho, pink, chum and sockeye salmon

Special:
Purpose. These regulations are designed to improve recreational fishing effort and catch information in some or all areas where the fisheries operate. Many of these species are of high commercial value, and therefore, additional enforcement mechanisms are needed to improve compliance with existing bag limits and other regulations, and to reduce the potential for poaching. (b) Report card requirements apply to any person fishing for or taking the following species regardless of whether a sport fishing license is required: (1) Salmon, in the anadromous waters of the Klamath, Trinity, and Smith river basins. Anadromous waters are defined in Section 1.04 of these regulations. (2) Steelhead trout. (3) White sturgeon. (4) Red abalone. (5) California spiny lobster. (c) General Report Card Requirements. (1) Any person fishing for or taking any of the species identified in this Section shall have in his immediate possession a valid non-transferable report card issued by the department for the particular species. See special exemption regarding possession of report cards for lobster divers in Section 29.91 of these regulations. (2) All entries made on any report card or tag shall be legible and in indelible ink. (3) A report card holder fishing with a one, two, or ten-day sport fishing license, may replace the expired fishing license without purchasing a new report card so long as the report card is still valid. (4) Report cards are not transferable and shall not be transferred to another person. No person shall possess any report card other than his own. (5) A person may only obtain one abalone report card and one sturgeon report card per report card period. (6) Any report card holder who fills in all available lines on his steelhead, salmon or lobster report card shall return or report the card to the department pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) prior to purchasing a second card. (7) Data recording and tagging procedures vary between report cards and species. See specific regulations in sections 5.79, 5.87, 5.88, 27.92, 29.16, and 29.91 that apply in addition to the regulations of this Section. (d) Report Card Return and Reporting Requirements (1) Report card holders shall return or report their salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or abalone report cards to the department pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) by January 31 of the following year. (A) Any report card holder who fails to return or report his salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or abalone report card to the department by the deadline may be restricted from obtaining the same card in a subsequent license year or may be subject to an additional fee for the issuance of the same card in a subsequent license year. (2) Report card holders shall return or report their lobster report cards pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) by April 30 following the close of the lobster season for which the card was issued. (A) Any report card holder who fails to return or report his or her lobster report card by April 30 following the close of the lobster season specified on the card shall be subject to a nonrefundable non-return fee specified in Section 701, in addition to the annual report card fee, for the issuance of a lobster report card in the subsequent fishing season. (e) Report Card Return and Reporting Mechanisms: (1) By mail or in person at the address specified on the card. A report card returned by mail shall be postmarked by the date applicable to that card as specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2). (2) Online through the department's license sales service website by the date applicable to that card as specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2). (3) If a report card is submitted by mail and not received by the department, it is considered not returned unless the report card holder reports his or her report card as lost pursuant to subsection 1.74(f). (f) Lost report cards. (1) Any report card holder who loses his report card shall submit an affidavit, signed under penalty of perjury, in person to a department license sales office containing all of the following information: (A) A statement containing the report card holder's full name confirming that the originally issued report card cannot be recovered. (B) A statement containing the report card holder's best recollection of the prior catch records that were entered on the report card that was lost. (C) A statement describing the factual circumstances surrounding the loss of the card. (2) An affidavit for a lost report card shall be presented at a department license sales office, by the date applicable to that card specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2) to be considered returned. (3) Notwithstanding subsection 1.74(c)(5), any report card holder who loses his report card during the period for which it is valid may replace the lost report card by submitting an affidavit as described in subsection 1.74(f)(1) and payment of the report card fee and replacement processing fee specified in Section 701. (A) Based on the information provided in the written affidavit for abalone and sturgeon report cards, the department shall issue only the number of tags that were reported unused on the previously issued report card.∞
License:
Report and Tagging Requirements

Method:
Salmon Spawning Areas
Dates:
Prohibited
Special:
No salmon may be taken or possessed on any salmon spawning area when it is closed to salmon fishing

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
All anadromous waters tributary to Humboldt Bay, and north of Humboldt Bay, except those of the Klamath and Trinity River systems and those listed by name in the Special Regulations. Hatchery trout or steelhead have a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin present) (NOTE: A list of the non-anadromous waters opened to trout fishing (STREAMS AND PORTIONS OF STREAMS NOT LISTED IN THE SPECIAL REGULATIONS THAT ARE OPEN TO TROUT FISHING FROM THE LAST SATURDAY IN APR. THROUGH NOV. 15 (NEW 6-12-98), which is incorporated by reference herein) is available from the Department’s Region 1 Office, 601 Locust Street, Redding, CA 96001 Telephone: (530) 225-2300).

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Above Lopez Reservoir

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Anadromous waters of Tehama and Shasta counties not listed in the Special Regulations. (Section 7.50). (See subsections (b)(156) and (b)(156.5) of Section 7.50, regarding the Sacramento River.)

Dates:
All year
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
Closed
Special:
All anadromous waters except those listed by name in the Special Regulations (See definition of anadromous waters, Section 1.04).

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Closed
Special:
That portion of any stream west of any Highway 1 bridge except those listed by name in the Special Regulations.

Western shovel-nosed snake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Chionactis occipitalis) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Clouded salamander

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

American shad

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
25
Possession Limit:
25
Method:
Angling Only

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
25
Possession Limit:
25
Method:
Dip net Allowed

Brown trout

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the Happy Isles footbridge downstream to the western boundary of Yosemite National Park at El Portal

Southern leopard frog

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
No limit
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Cutthroat trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only barbless hooks may be used
Special:
For purposes of this regulation, the boundary between Big Lagoon and Maple Creek is the first private road bridge, located approximately 1/2 mile southeast of the Highway 101 bridge crossing. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).
Size:
Minimum size 10 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Apr. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Special:
Main stem from the mouth to confluence of Middle and South forks. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Aug 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Main stem from the mouth to confluence of Middle and South forks. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Sept. 1 through Apr. 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Main stem from the mouth to confluence of Middle and South forks. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).
Size:
minimum size limit: 14 inches

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only barbless hooks may be used
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Above the mouth of Patrick Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Aug 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From mouth to Patrick Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Sept. 1 through Apr. 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From mouth to Patrick Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Apr. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
From mouth to Patrick Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Sept. 1 through Apr. 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth upstream approximately 1,000 feet to the County Road (George Tryon) bridge and Craigs Creek to Jones Creek. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Apr. 30.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
From the mouth upstream approximately 1,000 feet to the County Road (George Tryon) bridge and Craigs Creek to Jones Creek. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Aug 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth upstream approximately 1,000 feet to the County Road (George Tryon) bridge and Craigs Creek to Jones Creek. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Above the mouth of Jones Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7). Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Above the mouth of Stony Creek. Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Sept. 1 through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth to Stony Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7) Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
From the mouth to Stony Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7) Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Aug 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
From the mouth to Stony Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7) Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present)
Size:
minimum size limit: 10 inches total length

Northern alligator lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Elgaria coerulea) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Western patch-nosed snake

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Salvadora hexalepis) except coast patch-nosed snake (Salvadora hexalepis virgultea): See Special Closure (f)(7) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Woodhouse’s toad

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Grass carp

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Closed
Special:
any grass carp inadvertently taken must be immediately returned unharmed to the water.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
above and including Lake Shasta: All grass carp taken shall be killed immediately by removing the head and shall be retained by the angler. The angler shall notify CDFW that he/she has taken and possesses a grass carp by calling CDFW’s telephone number (1-530-225-2278) as soon as possible, but not more than 24 hours after taking the grass carp.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Special:
above and including Lake Shasta: All grass carp taken shall be killed immediately by removing the head and shall be retained by the angler. The angler shall notify CDFW that he/she has taken and possesses a grass carp by calling CDFW’s telephone number (1-530-225-2278) as soon as possible, but not more than 24 hours after taking the grass carp.

Mollusks

Dates:
All year
Special:
Marine fin fish, mollusks and crustaceans taken in lagoons and tidal waters are subject to the bag and possession limits established for the Ocean and San Francisco Bay District (beginning with Section 27.00). See the Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations booklet.
License:
Required

Lamprey

Method:
Bow and Arrow Fishing
Dates:
All year
Special:
Bow and arrow fishing is permitted only for the taking of carp, goldfish, western sucker, Sacramento blackfish, hardhead, Sacramento pike minnow and lamprey, all year, except in: (a) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505). (b) The Colorado River District where only carp, tilapia, goldfish and mullet may be taken. (c) See bullfrogs (section 5.05). (d) The East Fork of the Walker River between Bridgeport Dam and the Nevada State line where only carp may be taken.

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
(1) Shasta County (see Section 2.12). (2) Tehama County except Black Butte Lake. (3) Butte Creek (Butte Co.). (4) Feather River below Oroville Dam (Butte Co.). (5) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505).

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5
Method:
hand, hook and line, spear, bow and arrow fishing tackle, or dip net.
Special:
The season closures in Chapter 3 (District Trout and Salmon Special Regulations) do not apply to lamprey fishing with methods other than hook and line (see sections 7.00 and 7.50(a)(3)) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under district or special regulations.

Western diamond-backed rattlesnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Crotalus atrox) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Western banded gecko

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Coleonyx variegatus), except San Diego banded gecko (Coleonyx variegatus abbotti): See Special Closure (f)(1) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Desert nightsnake

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Hypsiglena chlorophaea) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Wandering salamander

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Gilbert’s skink

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Plestiodon gilberti) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Bullhead

Special:
Includes brown, black and yellow bullhead.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
Carcasses: In the Colorado River and its backwaters, the carcasses of all catfish and bullheads imported, possessed or transported must have either the head, tail or skin attached so that the species can be identified and numbers can be determined until such fish are being prepared for immediate consumption.

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Method:
Catch and Release only

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
All year
License:
Required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Baja california collared lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Crotaphytus vestigium) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Finfish

Special:
Finfish are defined as any species of bony fish or cartilaginous fish (sharks, skates and rays). Finfish do not include amphibians, invertebrates, plants or algae.

Special:
Inland waters are all the fresh, brackish and inland saline waters of the state, including lagoons and tidewaters upstream from the mouths of coastal rivers and streams. Inland waters exclude the waters of San Francisco Bay and the waters of Elkhorn Slough, west of Elkhorn Road between Castroville and Watsonville.

Great basin spadefoot toad

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

White bass

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
No live white bass may be possessed or transported. Any white bass taken must immediately be killed by removing the head or cutting through the gills, except at Lake Nacimiento (San Luis Obispo County) where any white bass taken must immediately be released into the water or killed by removing the head or cutting through the gills.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
No limit
Possession Limit:
No limit
Special:
any white bass taken must immediately be released into the water or killed by removing the head or cutting through the gills.

Baja california treefrog

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
4
When Hour:
Any time day or night
Possession Limit:
4
Method:
By hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line
Special:
No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in. Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments. Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

Humpback sucker

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Striped bass

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
For the purpose of these regulations, any striped bass hybrid with white bass is considered to be striped bass
Size:
minimum 18 inches total length

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
For the purpose of these regulations, any striped bass hybrid with white bass is considered to be striped bass

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
Except Lake Elsinore For the purpose of these regulations, any striped bass hybrid with white bass is considered to be striped bass

Hardhead sacramento pike

Method:
Bow and Arrow Fishing
Dates:
All year
Special:
Bow and arrow fishing is permitted only for the taking of carp, goldfish, western sucker, Sacramento blackfish, hardhead, Sacramento pike minnow and lamprey, all year, except in: (a) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505). (b) The Colorado River District where only carp, tilapia, goldfish and mullet may be taken. (c) See bullfrogs (section 5.05). (d) The East Fork of the Walker River between Bridgeport Dam and the Nevada State line where only carp may be taken.

Method:
Spearfishing
Special:
(1) Shasta County (see Section 2.12). (2) Tehama County except Black Butte Lake. (3) Butte Creek (Butte Co.). (4) Feather River below Oroville Dam (Butte Co.). (5) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505).

Mojave rattlesnake

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Crotalus scutulatus) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Desert horned lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Phrynosoma platyrhinos) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Desert spiny lizard

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Sceloporus magister No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

White sturgeon

Special:
Purpose. These regulations are designed to improve recreational fishing effort and catch information in some or all areas where the fisheries operate. Many of these species are of high commercial value, and therefore, additional enforcement mechanisms are needed to improve compliance with existing bag limits and other regulations, and to reduce the potential for poaching. (b) Report card requirements apply to any person fishing for or taking the following species regardless of whether a sport fishing license is required: (1) Salmon, in the anadromous waters of the Klamath, Trinity, and Smith river basins. Anadromous waters are defined in Section 1.04 of these regulations. (2) Steelhead trout. (3) White sturgeon. (4) Red abalone. (5) California spiny lobster. (c) General Report Card Requirements. (1) Any person fishing for or taking any of the species identified in this Section shall have in his immediate possession a valid non-transferable report card issued by the department for the particular species. See special exemption regarding possession of report cards for lobster divers in Section 29.91 of these regulations. (2) All entries made on any report card or tag shall be legible and in indelible ink. (3) A report card holder fishing with a one, two, or ten-day sport fishing license, may replace the expired fishing license without purchasing a new report card so long as the report card is still valid. (4) Report cards are not transferable and shall not be transferred to another person. No person shall possess any report card other than his own. (5) A person may only obtain one abalone report card and one sturgeon report card per report card period. (6) Any report card holder who fills in all available lines on his steelhead, salmon or lobster report card shall return or report the card to the department pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) prior to purchasing a second card. (7) Data recording and tagging procedures vary between report cards and species. See specific regulations in sections 5.79, 5.87, 5.88, 27.92, 29.16, and 29.91 that apply in addition to the regulations of this Section. (d) Report Card Return and Reporting Requirements (1) Report card holders shall return or report their salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or abalone report cards to the department pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) by January 31 of the following year. (A) Any report card holder who fails to return or report his salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or abalone report card to the department by the deadline may be restricted from obtaining the same card in a subsequent license year or may be subject to an additional fee for the issuance of the same card in a subsequent license year. (2) Report card holders shall return or report their lobster report cards pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) by April 30 following the close of the lobster season for which the card was issued. (A) Any report card holder who fails to return or report his or her lobster report card by April 30 following the close of the lobster season specified on the card shall be subject to a nonrefundable non-return fee specified in Section 701, in addition to the annual report card fee, for the issuance of a lobster report card in the subsequent fishing season. (e) Report Card Return and Reporting Mechanisms: (1) By mail or in person at the address specified on the card. A report card returned by mail shall be postmarked by the date applicable to that card as specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2). (2) Online through the department's license sales service website by the date applicable to that card as specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2). (3) If a report card is submitted by mail and not received by the department, it is considered not returned unless the report card holder reports his or her report card as lost pursuant to subsection 1.74(f). (f) Lost report cards. (1) Any report card holder who loses his report card shall submit an affidavit, signed under penalty of perjury, in person to a department license sales office containing all of the following information: (A) A statement containing the report card holder's full name confirming that the originally issued report card cannot be recovered. (B) A statement containing the report card holder's best recollection of the prior catch records that were entered on the report card that was lost. (C) A statement describing the factual circumstances surrounding the loss of the card. (2) An affidavit for a lost report card shall be presented at a department license sales office, by the date applicable to that card specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2) to be considered returned. (3) Notwithstanding subsection 1.74(c)(5), any report card holder who loses his report card during the period for which it is valid may replace the lost report card by submitting an affidavit as described in subsection 1.74(f)(1) and payment of the report card fee and replacement processing fee specified in Section 701. (A) Based on the information provided in the written affidavit for abalone and sturgeon report cards, the department shall issue only the number of tags that were reported unused on the previously issued report card.∞
License:
Report and Tagging Requirements

Dates:
All year
Special:
(a) Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required. All anglers must have a valid Sturgeon Fishing Report Card in their possession while fishing for or taking white sturgeon. Cardholders must complete and return the card pursuant to regulations in this Section and in Section 1.74 (b) Tagging and Recording Requirements for Retained Fish. A Sturgeon Fishing Report Card includes detachable tags that shall be used to tag any white sturgeon that is taken and retained in the sport fishery. Any white sturgeon possessed by any person shall be tagged. (1) Upon taking and retaining a white sturgeon, the cardholder shall immediately record the following information: (A) The fishing location, time of catch and length of the fish shall be recorded legibly and permanently in the appropriate spaces on the tag. The cardholder shall immediately and completely punch out the date of catch (month and day) on the sturgeon tag. Tags shall be used in sequential order. (B) The month, day, fishing location and length of the fish shall be recorded in the appropriate spaces on the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card which corresponds to the number on the tag. (2) Immediately after recording the information above, the cardholder shall remove and completely detach the tag from the card and affix it to the white sturgeon. Cardholders shall not wait until completion of fishing activity to tag any white sturgeon in possession. (3) The tag shall be securely fastened to the fish. To affix the tag, a “zip tie”, string, line or other suitable material shall be passed through the tag at the location specified on the sturgeon tag and attached to the fish. (4) Tags shall not be removed from the report card until immediately prior to affixing 18 2017-2018 to a white sturgeon. Any tags detached from the report card and not affixed to a white sturgeon shall be considered used and therefore invalid. No person shall possess any used or otherwise invalid sturgeon tags. (5) Records of Prior Activity. All tags must be accounted for at all times by entry of a record on the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card corresponding to all tags that are not in possession. Any tag that was lost or destroyed shall be recorded as such on the corresponding line on the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card. (6) If the sturgeon has a department reward disk attached, write the reward disk number in the space provided on the report card. (c) Reporting Requirements for Released Fish. (1) Whenever the cardholder catches and releases a sturgeon, the cardholder shall immediately record the month, day, location code, and species of sturgeon. (2) If all lines in the “sturgeon released” field of the report card are filled, any additional sturgeon caught and released need not be recorded on the card. (3) If the sturgeon has a department reward disk attached, write the reward disk number in the space provided on the report card. (d) Sturgeon tags must be left affixed to the fish in place, including while stored at a residence or non-transient location, until the fish is processed for immediate consumption. (e) The annual fee for the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card is specified in Section 701, Title 14, CCR.
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed
Special:
The Sacramento River from the Keswick Dam down to the Hwy 162 Bridge is closed to sturgeon fishing all year. No take or possession of sturgeon is allowed in this closed area. There will be no allowance for any catch and release fishing that targets sturgeon in this closed area of the Sacramento River. As a reminder, Section 1.80 defines take as “Hunt, pursue, catch, capture or kill fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks, crustaceans or invertebrates or attempting to do so.”

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Method:
Only one single point, single shank, barbless hook may be used on a line when taking sturgeon. The sturgeon must voluntarily take the bait or lure inside its mouth.
Special:
3 fish per year statewide. Removal from water: Any sturgeon greater than 68 inches fork length may not be removed from the water and shall be released immediately. Any person fishing for or taking sturgeon shall have in their possession a nontransferable Sturgeon Fishing Report Card issued by CDFW and shall adhere to all reporting and tagging requirements for sturgeon defined in Sections 1.74 and 5.79, Title 14, CCR. For regulations on take and possession of sturgeon in ocean waters as defined in Section 27.00, see Sections 27.90, 27.91, and 27.95
Size:
No fish less than 40 inches fork length or greater than 60 inches fork length may be taken or possessed

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Bag Limit:
1
Possession Limit:
1
Method:
No sturgeon may be taken by trolling, snagging or by the use of firearms. Sturgeon may not be gaffed, nor shall any person use any type of firearm or snare to take any sturgeon.
Special:
3 fish per year statewide. For the purposes of this section, a snare is a flexible loop made from any material that can be tightened like a noose around any part of the fish. Removal from water: Any sturgeon greater than 68 inches fork length may not be removed from the water and shall be released immediately. Any person fishing for or taking sturgeon shall have in their possession a nontransferable Sturgeon Fishing Report Card issued by CDFW and shall adhere to all reporting and tagging requirements for sturgeon defined in Sections 1.74 and 5.79, Title 14, CCR. For regulations on take and possession of sturgeon in ocean waters as defined in Section 27.00, see Sections 27.90, 27.91, and 27.95
Size:
No fish less than 40 inches fork length or greater than 60 inches fork length may be taken or possessed

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful
Special:
It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the North Coast District at any time.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful
Special:
It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the North Coast District at any time.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful
Special:
It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the North Coast District at any time.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful
Special:
It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the North Coast District at any time.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
It is unlawful to use wire leaders. It is unlawful to use lamprey or any type of shrimp as bait.
Special:
Sacramento River from Keswick Dam to the Highway 162 Bridge. (A) It is unlawful to take any sturgeon.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful
Special:
It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the Yolo Bypass, Toe Drain Canal, and Tule Canal upstream of the Lisbon Weir at any time.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful
Special:
It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the Yolo Bypass, Toe Drain Canal, and Tule Canal upstream of the Lisbon Weir at any time.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful
Special:
It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the Yolo Bypass, Toe Drain Canal, and Tule Canal upstream of the Lisbon Weir at any time.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required
Method:
Closed, unlawful
Special:
It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the Yolo Bypass, Toe Drain Canal, and Tule Canal upstream of the Lisbon Weir at any time.

Granite spiny lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Sceloporus orcutti) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Northern pike

Dates:
All year
Special:
No northern pike, dead or alive, may be released into any water at any time. All northern pike taken shall be killed immediately by removing the head and shall be retained by the angler. The angler shall notify CDFW that he/she has taken and possesses a northern pike by calling CDFW’s CalTIP telephone number (1-888-CDFW-CALTIP) as soon as possible, but not more than 24 hours after taking the northern pike. The angler shall maintain the head and body of the fish in a refrigerated or frozen condition, whenever possible, until CDFW collects the northern pike.
License:
Required

Bonytail chub

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Striped whipsnake

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Coluber taeniatus) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Mohave chub

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release only
Special:
None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored threespine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

Long-tailed brush lizard

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Urosaurus graciosus) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Glossy snake

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Arizona elegans), except California glossy snake (Arizona elegans occidentalis): See Special Closure (f)(8) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Northern three-lined boa

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Lichanura orcutti) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Long-nosed leopard lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Gambelia wislizenii) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Mearns’ rock lizard

License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
Reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sport fishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sport fishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Petrosaurus mearnsi) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Coachwhip

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Special:
(Coluber flagellum) except San Joaquin Coachwhip (Coluber (Masticophis) flagellum ruddocki): See Special Closure (f)(5) No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments

Steelhead trout

Special:
Purpose. These regulations are designed to improve recreational fishing effort and catch information in some or all areas where the fisheries operate. Many of these species are of high commercial value, and therefore, additional enforcement mechanisms are needed to improve compliance with existing bag limits and other regulations, and to reduce the potential for poaching. (b) Report card requirements apply to any person fishing for or taking the following species regardless of whether a sport fishing license is required: (1) Salmon, in the anadromous waters of the Klamath, Trinity, and Smith river basins. Anadromous waters are defined in Section 1.04 of these regulations. (2) Steelhead trout. (3) White sturgeon. (4) Red abalone. (5) California spiny lobster. (c) General Report Card Requirements. (1) Any person fishing for or taking any of the species identified in this Section shall have in his immediate possession a valid non-transferable report card issued by the department for the particular species. See special exemption regarding possession of report cards for lobster divers in Section 29.91 of these regulations. (2) All entries made on any report card or tag shall be legible and in indelible ink. (3) A report card holder fishing with a one, two, or ten-day sport fishing license, may replace the expired fishing license without purchasing a new report card so long as the report card is still valid. (4) Report cards are not transferable and shall not be transferred to another person. No person shall possess any report card other than his own. (5) A person may only obtain one abalone report card and one sturgeon report card per report card period. (6) Any report card holder who fills in all available lines on his steelhead, salmon or lobster report card shall return or report the card to the department pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) prior to purchasing a second card. (7) Data recording and tagging procedures vary between report cards and species. See specific regulations in sections 5.79, 5.87, 5.88, 27.92, 29.16, and 29.91 that apply in addition to the regulations of this Section. (d) Report Card Return and Reporting Requirements (1) Report card holders shall return or report their salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or abalone report cards to the department pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) by January 31 of the following year. (A) Any report card holder who fails to return or report his salmon, steelhead, sturgeon, or abalone report card to the department by the deadline may be restricted from obtaining the same card in a subsequent license year or may be subject to an additional fee for the issuance of the same card in a subsequent license year. (2) Report card holders shall return or report their lobster report cards pursuant to subsection 1.74(e) by April 30 following the close of the lobster season for which the card was issued. (A) Any report card holder who fails to return or report his or her lobster report card by April 30 following the close of the lobster season specified on the card shall be subject to a nonrefundable non-return fee specified in Section 701, in addition to the annual report card fee, for the issuance of a lobster report card in the subsequent fishing season. (e) Report Card Return and Reporting Mechanisms: (1) By mail or in person at the address specified on the card. A report card returned by mail shall be postmarked by the date applicable to that card as specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2). (2) Online through the department's license sales service website by the date applicable to that card as specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2). (3) If a report card is submitted by mail and not received by the department, it is considered not returned unless the report card holder reports his or her report card as lost pursuant to subsection 1.74(f). (f) Lost report cards. (1) Any report card holder who loses his report card shall submit an affidavit, signed under penalty of perjury, in person to a department license sales office containing all of the following information: (A) A statement containing the report card holder's full name confirming that the originally issued report card cannot be recovered. (B) A statement containing the report card holder's best recollection of the prior catch records that were entered on the report card that was lost. (C) A statement describing the factual circumstances surrounding the loss of the card. (2) An affidavit for a lost report card shall be presented at a department license sales office, by the date applicable to that card specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2) to be considered returned. (3) Notwithstanding subsection 1.74(c)(5), any report card holder who loses his report card during the period for which it is valid may replace the lost report card by submitting an affidavit as described in subsection 1.74(f)(1) and payment of the report card fee and replacement processing fee specified in Section 701. (A) Based on the information provided in the written affidavit for abalone and sturgeon report cards, the department shall issue only the number of tags that were reported unused on the previously issued report card.∞
License:
Report and Tagging Requirements

Black bass

Special:
All mentions of Black Bass include largemouth, small mouth, redeye and spotted bass.

Dates:
Closed unless stated otherwise
Special:
It is unlawful to take or possess black bass unless stated otherwise.

Dates:
All year on Private Property
Bag Limit:
5 Daily
Special:
Rivers, Streams and Private Ponds: Rivers, streams, canals, and lakes or ponds entirely on private lands, which are not listed in subsection (b) Special Regulations (below), are open all year with no size limit and a five-fish daily bag limit.
Size:
No limit

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
5 Daily
Special:
(1) Lakes, Reservoirs and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: TAll lakes and reservoirs in the State, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta unless states otherwise
Size:
12-inch minimum

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
6
Special:
Bag and size limits conform with Arizona regulations.
Size:
13-inch minimum

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
5
Special:
All Lassen County Waters
Size:
no size limit

Bag Limit:
5
Special:
The remaining streams of Inyo County, except those waters listed in sections 7.50(b)(82) and 7.50(b)(134).
Size:
12-inch minimum

Bag Limit:
10
Special:
All waters except Dorris and Big Sage Reservoirs
Size:
no size limit

Bag Limit:
5
Special:
All waters, except for Fish Slough (see subsection (b)(16)) and those waters listed as closed to all fishing in Section 7.50.
Size:
no size limit

Dates:
All year
Bag Limit:
5
Special:
All waters
Size:
no size limit

Dates:
All year
Bag Limit:
5
Special:
Shasta County: all lakes except Britton, Shasta and Whiskeytown lakes (see subsection (a)(1) and Big Lake (see subsection (b)(9)).
Size:
no size limit

Dates:
Closed All Year
Special:
No black bass shall be possessed.
Size:
no size limit

Bag Limit:
5
Size:
12-inch minimum

Dates:
Closed
Special:
No black bass shall be possessed.

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
5
Size:
12-inch minimum, no more than one over 22 inches

Dates:
Open All year
Bag Limit:
5
Special:
No small mouth should be possessed.
Size:
No limit

Trout

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
All lakes and reservoirs except those listed by name in the Special Regulations.

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
All streams except anadromous waters and those listed by name in the Special Regulations. (NOTE: A list of the non-anadromous waters opened to trout fishing (STREAMS AND PORTIONS OF STREAMS NOT LISTED IN THE SPECIAL REGULATIONS THAT ARE OPEN TO TROUT FISHING FROM THE LAST SATURDAY IN APR. THROUGH NOV. 15 (NEW 6-12-98), which is incorporated by reference herein) is available from the Department’s Region 1 Office, 601 Locust Street, Redding, CA 96001 Telephone: (530) 225-2300).

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
5

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Includes tributaries upstream of San Antonio, Calaveras, and Del Valle Reservoirs.

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Includes tributaries upstream of San Antonio, Calaveras, and Del Valle Reservoirs.

Dates:
Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
upstream to the first lake.

Dates:
Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
upstream to the first lake.

Dates:
Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
upstream to the first lake.

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
Includes Tributaries above Folsom Lake

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
Includes Tributaries above Folsom Lake

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
Includes Tributaries above Folsom Lake

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
Includes Tributaries above Folsom Lake

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10
Special:
Includes Tributaries above Folsom Lake

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5