Nevada County Guide

Guide created on 2017-11-06


County Exceptions

Trout

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

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
5
Possession Limit:
10

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:
from Stampede Reservoir Dam downstream to Boca Reservoir.
Size:
Maximum size limit: 14 inches total length

Dates:
Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
from Stampede Reservoir Dam downstream to Boca Reservoir.

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:
from the Martis Lake dam downstream to the confluence with the Truckee River
Size:
minimum size limit: 14 inches total length

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:
between Milton Lake and Jackson Meadows Dam
Size:
maximum size limit: 12 inches total length

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:
between Milton Lake and Jackson Meadows Dam
Size:
maximum size limit: 12 inches total length

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:
from the Prosser Reservoir dam downstream to the confluence with the Truckee River
Size:
Maximum size limit: 14 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
Special:
From the Highway 89 bridge upstream to the gauging station at the east boundary of Sagehen Creek Station.

Dates:
Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Truckee River from the confluence of Trout Creek downstream to the Glenshire Bridge.

Dates:
Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Truckee River from the Glenshire Bridge downstream to the mouth of Prosser Creek.

Dates:
Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Truckee River from the mouth of Prosser Creek downstream to the Nevada State Line

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
Truckee River from the Glenshire Bridge downstream to the mouth of Prosser Creek.
Size:
minimum size limit: 14 inches total length

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:
Truckee River from the mouth of Prosser Creek downstream to the Nevada State Line
Size:
minimum size limit: 14 inches total length

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:
Truckee River from the confluence of Trout Creek downstream to the Glenshire Bridge.
Size:
minimum size limit: 14 inches total length

Dates:
Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr
License:
Sport fishing license required
Method:
Catch and Release Only, Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Special:
from Stampede Reservoir Dam downstream to Boca Reservoir.

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:
from Stampede Reservoir Dam downstream to Boca Reservoir.
Size:
Maximum size limit: 14 inches total length

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:
from the Martis Lake dam downstream to the confluence with the Truckee River
Size:
minimum size limit: 14 inches total length

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

Landlocked

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
10
Possession Limit:
20
Species:
Salmon

Hatchery trout

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Trout
Special:
from mouth to Sid Smith Dam about one mile above junction of Scott Forbes and Peoria roads 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
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Trout
Special:
From mouth to Highway 20 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:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used.
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Trout
Special:
from mouth to Smartville-Englebright Dam road 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).

Dates:
Dec. 1 through Aug. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Trout
Special:
From Highway 20 bridge to Englebright 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:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used.
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Trout
Special:
from mouth to Smartville-Englebright Dam road 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).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Trout
Special:
from mouth to Sid Smith Dam about one mile above junction of Scott Forbes and Peoria roads 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
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Trout
Special:
From mouth to Highway 20 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:
Dec. 1 through Aug. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Trout
Special:
From Highway 20 bridge to Englebright 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)

Hatchery steelhead

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
from mouth to Sid Smith Dam about one mile above junction of Scott Forbes and Peoria roads 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
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
From mouth to Highway 20 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:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used.
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
from mouth to Smartville-Englebright Dam road 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).

Dates:
Dec. 1 through Aug. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
From Highway 20 bridge to Englebright 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:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used.
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
from mouth to Smartville-Englebright Dam road 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).

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
from mouth to Sid Smith Dam about one mile above junction of Scott Forbes and Peoria roads 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
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
From mouth to Highway 20 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:
Dec. 1 through Aug. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Bag Limit:
2
Method:
Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
Possession Limit:
4
Species:
Steelhead
Special:
From Highway 20 bridge to Englebright 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)

Closed to all fishing

Dates:
Oct. 16 through Fourth Friday in May
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
from mouth to Smartville-Englebright Dam road 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).

Dates:
Oct. 16 through Fourth Friday in May
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
from mouth to Sid Smith Dam about one mile above junction of Scott Forbes and Peoria roads.

Dates:
Nov. 16 through last Friday in Apr.
License:
Sport fishing license required

Dates:
Sept. 1 through November 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
From Highway 20 bridge to Englebright 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:
Oct. 16 through Fourth Friday in May
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
from mouth to Sid Smith Dam about one mile above junction of Scott Forbes and Peoria roads.

Dates:
Nov. 16 through last Friday in Apr.
License:
Sport fishing license required

Dates:
Sept. 1 through November 30
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
From Highway 20 bridge to Englebright 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)

Closed to all fishing all year

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
includes tributaries Independence Lake tributaries and Independence Lake within 300 feet of the mouths of all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
arising near Milton-Bowman Tunnel alignment, flowing northwesterly and having its junction with the Middle Fork Yuba River about 2-1/4 miles downstream from Milton Reservoir.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
Martis Lake tributaries.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
From the stream gauging station (located about one-eighth mile below Sagehen Creek Station Headquarters) upstream to about one-eighth of a mile above the station headquarters at a point where the stream splits into two sections.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
Truckee River for 1,000 feet below the Lake Tahoe outlet dam

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
includes tributaries Independence Lake tributaries and Independence Lake within 300 feet of the mouths of all tributaries.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
arising near Milton-Bowman Tunnel alignment, flowing northwesterly and having its junction with the Middle Fork Yuba River about 2-1/4 miles downstream from Milton Reservoir.

Dates:
All year
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
Martis Lake tributaries.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used

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

Dates:
Dec. 1 through Aug. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
From Highway 20 bridge to Englebright 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:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
from Stampede Reservoir Dam downstream to Boca Reservoir.

Dates:
Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
from Stampede Reservoir Dam downstream to Boca Reservoir.

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
from the Martis Lake dam downstream to the confluence with the Truckee River

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
between Milton Lake and Jackson Meadows Dam

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
between Milton Lake and Jackson Meadows Dam

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
from the Prosser Reservoir dam downstream to the confluence with the Truckee River

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
From the Highway 89 bridge upstream to the gauging station at the east boundary of Sagehen Creek Station.

Dates:
Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
Truckee River from the confluence of Trout Creek downstream to the Glenshire Bridge.

Dates:
Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
Truckee River from the mouth of Prosser Creek downstream to the Nevada State Line

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
Truckee River from the confluence of Trout Creek downstream to the Glenshire Bridge.

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
Truckee River from the mouth of Prosser Creek downstream to the Nevada State Line

Dates:
Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
from Stampede Reservoir Dam downstream to Boca Reservoir.

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
from Stampede Reservoir Dam downstream to Boca Reservoir.

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
from the Martis Lake dam downstream to the confluence with the Truckee River

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

Dates:
Dec. 1 through Aug. 31
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
From Highway 20 bridge to Englebright 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)

Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
from mouth to Smartville-Englebright Dam road 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).

Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used

Dates:
Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
Truckee River from the Glenshire Bridge downstream to the mouth of Prosser Creek.

Dates:
Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov 15
License:
Sport fishing license required
Special:
Truckee River from the Glenshire Bridge downstream to the mouth of Prosser Creek.

Sport fishing license required

Dates:
All year
Special:
The Sierra District consists of all of Modoc, Lassen, Shasta, Sierra, Plumas, Alpine, Inyo and Mono counties; Tulare County east of the west boundaries of Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Park; Fresno County east of the west boundaries of Sierra and Sequoia National Forests (excluding Pine Flat Lake); Madera County east of the west boundary of Sierra National Forest; Mariposa, Tuolumne, Calaveras, Amador, El Dorado, Placer and Nevada counties east of Highway 49 (excluding Don Pedro, McClure and New Melones lakes); the portion of Siskiyou County southeast of a line drawn between Mt. Eddy and the Black Butte summit railroad crossing of Interstate 5 and east of Interstate 5 between the railroad crossing and Weed and east of Highway 97 between Weed and the Oregon border; and Tehama County excluding Black Butte Lake. Those waters excluded above are part of the Valley District (see section 6.36).

Dates:
All year
Special:
The Valley District consists of all of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Kern, Kings, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties; Tulare County west of the west boundaries of Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Park; Fresno County west of the west boundaries of Sierra and Sequoia National Forests (including all of Pine Flat Lake); Madera County west of the west boundary of the Sierra National Forest; Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer and Tuolumne counties west of Highway 49 (including all of Don Pedro, McClure and New Melones lakes); that portion of Alameda County which is both east of Interstate 680 and north of Interstate 580; and all of Contra Costa County east of Interstate 680 and that portion of Contra Costa County which is both north of Highway 4 and east of Interstate 80; and all of Black Butte Lake.

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15
Special:
from mouth to Sid Smith Dam about one mile above junction of Scott Forbes and Peoria roads 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

Dates:
All year
Special:
from Jackson Meadows Dam downstream to Milton Lake. See Milton Lake 7.50(b)(120)

Dates:
Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15
Special:
from mouth to Sid Smith Dam about one mile above junction of Scott Forbes and Peoria roads 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).

Activities Available

Fresh Water Fishing
Amphibian Collecting
Reptile Collecting

Methods Available

Barbless Hook
Only Barbless Hooks May Be Used
Catch And Release Only, Only Artificial Flies With Barbless Hooks May Be Used
Live Bait
Closed To All Fishing
Bow And Arrow Fishing
Only Artificial Flies With Barbless Hooks May Be Used.
It Is Unlawful To Use Wire Leaders. It Is Unlawful To Use Lamprey Or Any Type Of Shrimp As Bait.
Closed
Hook And Weight Restrictions
Dip Net
Taking Fish Near Dams, Fishways, Screens And Egg-Taking Stations
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 Closures
May Be Only Taken By Angling
Gaffs
Spearfishing
Chumming
Only Artificial Flies With Barbless Hooks May Be Used
Computer Assisted Remote Fishing
Use Of Lights
Catch And Release Only
Catch And Release Only, Only Artificial Lures With Barbless Hooks May Be Used
Low-Flow Restrictions
General Methods
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.
Live Bait Capture Methods
Filleting Of Salmonids In Inland Waters
Artificial Lures
Closed To All Fishing All Year
Movement Of Live Fish
Anadromous Waters
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
By Hand, Hand-held Dip Net, Or Hook And Line
Hand, Hook And Line, Spear, Bow And Arrow Fishing Tackle, Or Dip Net.
Possession Of Illegal Gear
Only Artificial Lures With Barbless Hooks May Be Used
Angling Only
Hand, Spade, Shovel, Hoe, Rake, Or Other Appliance Operated By Hand
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.
Salmon Spawning Areas
Bow And Arrow Fishing Tackle
Any
Dip Net Allowed
Hook And Line. Fishing Methods Described In Section 2.00 Apply To The Take Of Spiny Softshell Turtles, Slider Turtles And Painted Turtles

State-wide Species Available

American Bullfrog
American Shad
Aquatic Gartersnake
Arboreal Salamander
Baja California Brush Lizard
Baja California Collared Lizard
Baja California Treefrog
Black Bass
Black Salamander
Bonytail Chub
Brook Trout
Bullfrog
Bullhead
California Kingsnake
California Lyresnake
California Mountain Kingsnake
California Slender Salamander
California Spiny Lobster
California Treefrog
Candlefish
Carp
Catfish
Checkered Gartersnake
Clams
Clouded Salamander
Coachwhip
Coastal Giant Salamander
Coast Nightsnake
Colorado Pikeminnow
Common Chuckwalla
Common Gartersnake
Common Sagebrush Lizard
Common Sharp-tailed Snakes
Common Side-blotched Lizard
Corvina
Cottonball Marsh Pupfish
Crappie
Crayfish
Crustaceans
Desert Horned Lizard
Desert Iguana
Desert Night Lizard
Desert Nightsnake
Desert Pupfish
Desert Spiny Lizard
Dunn’s Salamander
Ensatina Salamander
Eulachon
Finfish
Forest Sharp-tailed Snake
Gilbert’s Skink
Glossy Snake
Goldfish
Gophersnake
Granite Spiny Lizard
Grass Carp
Great Basin Collared Lizard
Great Basin Spadefoot Toad
Great Plains Toad
Green Sturgeon
Gulf Croaker
Hardhead Sacramento Pike
Humpback Sucker
Lamprey
Long-nosed Leopard Lizard
Long-nosed Snake
Long-tailed Brush Lizard
Lost River Sucker
Marine Fin Fish
Mearns’ Rock Lizard
Modoc Sucker
Mohave Chub
Mohave Rattlesnake
Mojave Rattlesnake
Mollusks
Mountain Whitefish
North American Racer
Northern Alligator Lizard
Northern Pike
Northern Rubber Boa
Northern Three-lined Boa
Northwestern Gartersnake
Northwestern Salamander
Ornate Tree Lizard
Owens Pupfish
Owens Tui Chub
Pacific Treefrog
Painted Turtle
Panamint Rattlesnake
Pond Slider
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard
Rattlesnake
Red-spotted Toad
Red Abalone
Red Diamond Rattlesnake
Reptiles
Ring-necked Snake
Rio Grande Leopard Frog
Rough-skinned Newt
Rough Sculpin
Sacramento Blackfish
Sacramento Pike Minnow
Sacramento Splittail
Salmon
Salmonids
SARGO
Shortnose Sucker
Sidewinders
Sierra Gartersnake
Sierran Treefrog
Smith’s Black-headed Snake
Sonoran Lyresnak
Sonoran Lyresnake
Southern Alligator Lizard
Southern Leopard Frog
Speckled Rattlesnake
Spiny Softshell
Spotted Leaf-nosed Snake
Steelhead
Steelhead Trout
Striped Bass
Striped Racer
Striped Whipsnake
Sunfish
Terrestrial Gartersnake
Tiger Whiptail
Tilapia
Trout
Turtles
Unarmored Threespine Stickleback
Wandering Salamander
Western Banded Gecko
Western Black-headed Snake
Western Diamond-backed Rattlesnake
Western Fence Lizard
Western Groundsnake
Western Patch-nosed Snake
Western Rattlesnakes
Western Shovel-nosed Snake
Western Skink
Western Sucker
Western Threadsnake
Western Toad
White Bass
White Sturgeon
Woodhouse’s Toad
Yellow Perch
Zebra-tailed Lizard

General Regulations

Always check your state's official documentation. See our list of state regulations.