WHAT’S NEW IN 2023?

365-Day Sportfishing Licenses (Effective January 1, 2023)

All licenses purchased on or after January 1, 2023, will be effective from the date of purchase for a continuous 365 days. Licenses can be purchased at https://wildlife.ca.gov/Licens....

Low Flow Restriction for North and Central Coast Areas (Effective January 1, 2023)

Permanent amendments to sections 7.40(b) and 8.00 in Title 14, CCR are more protective of listed and targeted game fish during low flows.

  • Amend subsection 7.40(b)(40)(A)1. - Eel River special fishing regulation - implements a low- flow fishing restriction between Sept 1 through Apr 30 from the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River. Hook and line gear restriction for the Eel River special fishing regulation when low-flow closures listed in subsection 8.00(a) are in effect.
  • Amends subsection 7.40(b)(40)(A)2. - Eel River special fishing regulation - amends existing low flow restriction by adding a reference to Section 8.00(a)
  • Amends subsection 8.00(a) Low Flow Restrictions - extends the low-flow closure period for a different stretch of the Eel River, as well as the Mad River, Mattole River, Redwood Creek, Smith River, and Van Duzen River from Oct. 1 - Jan. 31 (four months) to Sept. 1 - Apr. 30 (eight months).
  • Amends subsection 8.00 (a) Low Flow Restrictions – From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its pave junction with the south bank of Eel River, closed to angling. Except: 1. Legal fishing methods other than angling are permitted; and 2. From the mouth to Cock Robin Island Bridge, angling from shore for non-salmonids is permitted.
  • Amends subsection 8.00(b) Low Flow Restrictions - extends the low-flow closure period for the Mendocino, Sonoma, and Marine Co. coastal streams from Oct. 1 - Mar. 31 (four months) to Sept. 1 - Apr. 30 (eight months). Additional updates include license fees (p. 12), mailing addresses (p. 3), and free fishing days (p. 4), as well as amendments to Sections 2.00, 2.25, 2.30, 5.00, 5.15, 5.20, 5.41, 5.75, 5.79, 5.85, 5.87, 5.88, 7.00, 7.40, 7.50, 8.00, and 29.85, Title 14, CCR effective December 6, 2022. Amended regulation text is highlighted in red font throughout the above listed sections. Anglers are advised to check the CDFW website at https://wildlife.ca.gov/Regula... for a summary of the changes as well as the most up-to-date regulations.

IT IS UNLAWFUL TO DO THE FOLLOWING

  • Fish without a valid fishing license if you are 16 years of age or older (FGC 7145);
  • Fail to return a report card by the deadline printed on the report card. Reporting harvest online at www.wildlife.ca.gov satisfies the return requirement (CCR T-14, Section 1.74);
  • Take or possess fish taken illegally (FGC 2000 and 2002);
  • Transfer licenses, tags, validations, permits, applications or reservations to another person (FGC 1052);
  • Use or possess any license, tag, validation, permit, application or reservation not lawfully issued to the user (FGC 1052);
  • Alter, mutilate, deface, duplicate or counterfeit any license, tag, validation, permit, application or reservation (FGC 1052);
  • Fish without the required report card on a free-fishing day (CCR T-14 Section 1.74);
  • Sell or barter fish taken with a sport fishing license (FGC 7121);
  • Cause the deterioration or waste of any fish taken in the waters of this state (CCR T-14 Section 1.87);
  • Use explosives in state waters inhabited by fish (FGC 5500);
  • Use or possess any net in state waters except as is authorized (FGC 8603);
  • Disturb legal traps set by another person (FGC 9002);
  • Litter into or within 150 feet of state waters (FGC 5652);
  • Possess fish where the size or species cannot be determined (FGC 5508 and 5509);
  • Fail to exhibit on demand all licenses, tags, validations, permits, applications or reservation to any peace officer or authorized CDFW employee (FGC 2012);
  • Fail to exhibit, on demand, all fish, mollusks, crustaceans, amphibians and reptiles and any device or apparatus capable of being used to take them, to any peace officer or authorized CDFW employee (FGC 2012); or
  • Prohibit a warden from inspection of any boat, market or receptacle where fish may be found (FGC 1006).

INTERSTATE WILDLIFE VIOLATOR COMPACT

The Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact (IWVC) is an agreement between 48 states, which allows for the re- ciprocal recognition of hunting, fishing and trapping license suspensions. If your license privileges have been suspended by another state, the suspension may be recognized here in California. For example, if your sport fishing, hunting or trapping privileges have been suspended in Colorado for five years, your privileges may also be suspended for five years in California or any of the states participating in the IWVC. The purchase of licenses or tags during the term of the suspension is a violation of the law and may result in prosecution. Licenses or tags purchased prior to or during a suspension are not refundable. For further information contact the Department of Fish and Wildlife,

General Provisions and Definitions

All laws or regulations below are either reproduced verbatim from the Fish and Game Code or from Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR), as adopted by the Fish and Game Commission under authority of the Fish and Game Code.

1.04. ANADROMOUS WATERS.

Anadromous waters are inland waters that are accessible to fish migrating from the ocean.

1.05. ANGLING.

Angling means take of fish by hook and line with the line held in the hand, or with the line attached to a pole or rod held in the hand or closely attended in such manner that the fish voluntarily takes the bait or lure inside its mouth.

1.08. ARTIFICIAL FLY.

Any fly constructed by the method known as fly tying.

1.11. ARTIFICIAL LURE.

Any manufactured or man-made non-scented/ flavored (regardless if scent is added in the manufacturing process or added afterwards) device complete with hooks, intended to attract fish. Artificial lures include, but are not limited to; spoons, spinners, artificial flies, and plugs, made of metal, plastic, wood, or other non-edible materials.

1.14. AUTHORIZATION FOR TAKING FISH.

Fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks and crustaceans may be taken only in the amounts, only during the open season and only with the gear authorized and shall not be taken otherwise.

1.17. BAG AND POSSESSION LIMIT.

No more than one daily bag limit of each kind of fish, amphibian, reptile, mollusk or crustacean named in these regulations may be taken or possessed by any one person unless otherwise authorized; regardless of whether they are fresh, frozen, or otherwise preserved. Exceptions: See Sections 7.00, 7.50(a), 27.60(c), and 195, Title 14, CCR.

1.18 BAIT.

Any natural or manufactured product or device which is used to attract fish by the sense of taste or smell, including any product or device to which scents or flavored attractants have been added or externally applied. Bait includes, but is not limited to; scented and flavored paste, scented manufactured fish eggs, and traditional organic baits such as worms, grubs, crickets, leeches, stink baits, insects, crayfish, human food, fish, fish parts, and fish eggs.

1.19. BARBLESS HOOK.

A fish hook from which the barb or barbs have been removed or completely bent closed, or which is manufactured without barbs.

1.20. BLACK BASS.

Includes largemouth, small mouth, redeye and spotted bass.

1.23. BOW AND ARROW FISHING TACKLE.

Such tackle must have the arrow shaft or the point, or both, attached by a line to the bow or to a fishing reel (includes crossbow).

1.24. BULLFROG.

Includes only Rana catesbeiana.

1.26. BULLHEAD.

Includes brown, black and yellow bullhead.

1.29. CATFISH.

Includes channel, white, blue and flathead catfish.

1.32. CHUMMING.

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.

1.35. CLOSED OR CLOSURE.

Refers to waters or areas closed to all fishing unless otherwise authorized.

1.38. CLOSED SEASON.

That period during which the taking of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks or crustaceans is prohibited.

1.41. DATES.

Dates of seasons and closures are inclusive.

1.42. DIP NET.

Webbing supported by a frame, and hand held, not more than six feet in greatest dimension, excluding handle.

1.44. DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN LAKE AND STREAM.

The mouth of the stream at the existing level of the lake surface. Stream regulations apply to parts of streams in the exposed beds of partially empty lakes.

1.45. FILLETING OF SALMONIDS IN INLAND WATERS.

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.

1.46. FINFISH DEFINED.

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.

1.53. INLAND WATERS

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 open or enclosed bays contiguous to the ocean including the waters of San Francisco Bay and the waters of Elkhorn Slough, west of Elkhorn Road between Castroville and Watsonville. See Section 27.00 for the description of San Francisco Bay.

1.54. INLAND SPORT FISHING DISTRICTS.

Inland Sport Fishing Districts are defined in Sections 6.31 to 6.37 of these regulations.

1.56. LAKE.

Includes natural lakes or man-made reservoirs.

1.57. LANDLOCKED SALMON.

Landlocked salmon includes kokanee and landlocked Chinook salmon.

1.59. LIMIT.

Refers to daily bag limit and possession limit per person, or boat limit authorized in Sections 27.60(c) and 195, Title 14, CCR.

1.61. NON-BUOYANT ARTIFICIAL LURE.

Any artificial lure that sinks in freshwater. 1.62. MINIMUM AND MAXIMUM SIZE. No fish, mollusks or crustaceans less than the legal minimum size or greater than the maximum legal size (total, fork or alternate) may be possessed, except as otherwise provided. Total length is the longest straight-line measurement from the tip of the head to the end of the longest lobe of the tail. Fork length is the straight-line distance from the tip of the head to the center of the tail fin. Tip of the head shall be the most anterior point on the fish with the mouth closed and the fish lying flat on its side. Alternate length is the straight-line distance from the base of the foremost spine of the first dorsal fin to the end of the longest lobe of the tail. Unless otherwise provided, all fish, mollusks or crustaceans less than the legal minimum size or greater than the maximum legal size must be returned immediately to the water from which they were taken.

1.63. MOVEMENT OF LIVE FISH.

Except as provided in sections 4.00 through 4.30 and 230, live fin fish may not be transported alive from the water where taken.

1.65. MULTIPLE HOOK.

A hook with two or more points.

1.67. NATIVE REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS.

Native reptiles and amphibians are those subspecies, and species, including all color phases, of the classes Reptilia and Amphibia indigenous to California. This definition includes all specimens regardless of their origin even if they were produced in captivity.

1.68. OPEN SEASON.

That period of time during which the taking of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks and crustaceans is authorized.

1.70. OPENING DATE AND BAG LIMIT FOR BOUNDARY WATERS.

Waters, exclusive of their tributaries, on the boundary between areas or districts with different opening dates or limits shall open on the earlier date and have the larger limit unless otherwise specified.

1.71. SACRAMENTO-SAN JOAQUIN RIVER DELTA.

The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta includes all rivers, sloughs, canals, cuts, forebays, and flooded islands within the area south of Interstate 80 to its junction with Highway 50, and south of Highway 50 via the Pioneer Bridge to its junction with Highway 99, west of Highway 99, north of Interstate 580, 205, and Highway 120, and east of Interstate 680.

1.72. STREAM (INCLUDES CREEKS AND RIVERS).

A stream is a body of water that flows at least periodically or intermittently through a bed or channel having banks and supports fish or other aquatic life. This includes watercourses having a surface or subsurface flow that supports or has supported riparian vegetation.

1.73. SALMON.

(a) Salmon includes Chinook, coho, pink, chum, and sockeye salmon. (b) Any person in possession of a recreationally taken salmon with a missing adipose fin (the small, fleshy fin on the back of the fish between the back fin and tail) shall immediately relinquish the head of the salmon, upon request by an authorized agent or employee of the department, to facilitate the recovery of any coded-wire tag. The head may be removed by the fish owner or, if removed by the official department representative, the head shall be removed in a manner to minimize loss of salmon flesh and the salmon shall immediately be returned to the fish owner.

1.74. SPORT FISHING REPORT CARD REQUIREMENTS.

(a) 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). Report card holders reporting online will be provided a confirmation number upon successful submission. The report card holder must record the provided confirmation number in the space provided on the report card and retain the report card for 90 days after the reporting deadline. Report cards submitted online must be surrendered to the department upon demand.

(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) Lobster, salmon, and steelhead. Notwithstanding subsection 1.74(c)(5), any report card holder who loses his or her report card during the report card period for which it is valid may purchase an additional report card by submitting payment to an authorized license agent or department license sales office. Catch information from the lost report card shall not be transferred to the new card. Information from lost lobster, salmon, and steelhead report cards shall be reported as specified in subsection 1.74(f)(3).

(2) Abalone and sturgeon. Notwithstanding subsection 1.74(c)(5), any report card holder who loses his or her report card during the period for which it is valid may purchase a replacement report card.

(A) The Department may issue a replacement report card for abalone and sturgeon upon completion of the following:

1. Submitting an affidavit to any department license sales office containing all the information specified in subsection 1.74(f)(3)(B); and

2. Submitting payment of the report card fee and the non-refundable replacement-processing fee specified in Section 701.

(B) Department staff shall enter the harvest information from the affidavit to the replacement report card.

(C) Based on the information provided on the affidavit, department staff shall remove tags reported as used and issue only the number of tags that were reported as unused on the lost original report card.

(D) Report card holders shall verify that the harvest information has been accurately transferred from the affidavit to his or her replacement report card.

(E) The replacement report card shall be reported pursuant to the requirement for the original report card as specified in subsection 1.74(d). Note: the original report card should not be reported.

(3) Reporting requirements. Except for lost abalone and sturgeon report cards for which a replacement card was purchased, all lost report cards shall be reported by the harvest report submission deadline date applicable to that card as specified in subsection 1.74(d)(1) or 1.74(d)(2) by one of the following methods:

(A) Online through the department’s license sales service website; or

(B) Submitting an affidavit, signed under penalty of perjury, to a department license sales office containing the following information:

1. The report card holder’s full name, GOID#, and a statement confirming that the originally issued report card is lost and cannot be recovered.

2. 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.

3. A statement describing the factual circumstances surrounding the loss of the report card.

Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 205, 265, 275, 1050, 1053.1, 1055.1 and 7380, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 110, 200, 205, 265, 275, 713, 1050, 1053.1, 1055.1, 7149.8, 7380, 7381 and 7382, Fish and Game Code.

1.75. SALMON SPAWNING AREAS.

No salmon may be taken or possessed on any salmon spawning area when it is closed to salmon fishing.

1.76. SPEARFISHING.

The taking of fish by spear or hand by persons who are in the water and may be using underwater goggles, face plates, breathing tubes, SCUBA or other artificial underwater breathing device.

1.77. SUNFISH.

Includes bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, pumpkinseed, warmouth, and Sacramento perch.

1.80. TAKE.

Hunt, pursue, catch, capture or kill fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks, crustaceans or invertebrates or attempting to do so.

1.86. TROUT.

Trout includes all trouts, chars, steelhead, and grayling.

1.87. WASTE OF FISH.

It is unlawful to cause or permit any deterioration or waste of any fish taken in the waters of this state.

1.93. WEIGHT

Any object directly or indirectly attached to a fishing line with the purpose of casting or sinking a lure or bait.

Statewide Regulations for Fishing and Frogging in Inland Waters

ARTICLE 1. FISHING METHODS AND GEAR RESTRICTIONS 2.00. FISHING METHODS—GENERAL.

(a) Except as otherwise authorized, all fish may be taken only by angling with one closely attended rod and line or one hand line with not more than three hooks nor more than three artificial lures (each lure may have three hooks attached) attached thereto. Anglers in possession of a valid two-rod stamp and anglers under 16 years of age may use up to two rods in inland waters which regulations provide for the taking of fish by angling, except those waters in which only artificial lures or barbless hooks may be used. See District Trout, Salmon and Special regulations for exceptions.

(b) Snagging is prohibited. Snagging is defined as impaling or attempting to impale a fish in any part of its body other than inside the mouth by use of a hook, hooks, gaff, or other mechanical implement. This definition does not include activities otherwise authorized under these regulations for the lawful use of a gaff, bow and arrow, or spear.

(c) It is unlawful to kill, or retain in possession any fish which has not voluntarily taken the bait or artificial lure inside its mouth. Any fish not taken pursuant to these regulations, shall be released immediately back into the water.

2.05. LEADER LENGTH RESTRICTION.

It shall be unlawful to use any configuration of fishing tackle in anadromous waters unless the distance between the terminal hook or terminal lure and any weight attached to the line or leader, whether fixed or sliding, is less than six feet. For purposes of this section, “weight” includes any product used to submerge the line or leader, including non-buoyant artificial flies or artificial lures, but does not include integrated or sinking fly fishing lines, lead core lines used while trolling from a boat, dropper weights used while trolling from a boat, or clipped weights used with downrigger systems.

2.06. USE OF GAFFS.

No person shall possess or use a gaff in inland waters, except that a gaff three feet or less in length may be used to land legal-sized fish only by anglers fishing from a boat in the Sacramento River main stem below Deschutes Road Bridge.

2.08. SPECIAL FISHING METHODS AND BAG LIMITS—BARRETT AND UPPER OTAY LAKES, SAN DIEGO COUNTY.

The following fishing methods restrictions and bag limits apply to Barrett Lake and Upper Otay Lake: (a) Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. (b) The bag limit for all species is zero.

2.09. POSSESSION OF ILLEGAL GEAR.

Except as otherwise provided, no person shall use or possess, except in his or her home, any landing gear, any nets, except standard landing-type dip nets not exceeding 36 inches in diameter across the net opening and 60 inches in net length/depth, excluding handle, gaffs or spears within 100 yards of any canal, river, stream, lake or reservoir. Nonelectronic underwater viewing devices may not be used for taking fish except under the provisions of Section 2.30.

2.10. HOOK AND WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS.

(a) Definition of Gap: For the purposes of this section, “gap” means the distance measured from the point of a hook to the shank. (b) Maximum Gaps and Gear Rigging for Rivers and Streams unless otherwise provided (does not apply to lakes and reservoirs, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (see Section 1.71 for definition of the Delta), and the Colorado River. (1) No person shall use any single hook with a gap greater than 1 inch or any multiple hook with a gap greater than 3/4 inch. (2) It is unlawful to use any hook which is directly or indirectly attached closer than 18 inches to any weight exceeding 1/2 ounce. (3) It is unlawful to use any multiple hook or more than one single hook on non-buoyant artificial lures exceeding one ounce. (4) It is unlawful to use any weight directly attached below a hook. (c) Maximum Gaps for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (see Section 1.71 for definition of the Delta). (1) No person shall use any single hook with a gap greater than 1 inch or any multiple hook with a gap greater than 3/4 inch.

2.12. SPECIAL FISHING METHODS-SHASTA COUNTY.

(a) In all waters of the Fall River Valley downstream from Thousand Springs Road, in the Pit River from the confluence with the Fall River downstream to Lake Britton, and in Hat Creek from Hat No. 2 Powerhouse downstream to Lake Britton, western suckers may be taken by hand or hand-thrown spears only by enrolled members of the Pit River Tribe. (b) Open Season: January 1 through April 15. (c) No fish other than western suckers may be speared, and all fish other than western suckers captured by hand must be immediately returned live to the water. (d) No other fish may be possessed along with western suckers as part of a mixed bag.

2.15. USE OF LIGHTS.

Lights may be used when fishing at night when and where such fishing is permitted. Lights may be used on or as part of any fishing tackle (this supersedes Section 2005 of the Fish and Game Code).

2.20. FISHING BENEATH ICE.

Fish may be taken beneath the ice during the open season for that water.

2.25. BOW AND ARROW FISHING.

(a) Bow and arrow fishing is permitted only for the taking of carp, goldfish, western sucker, Sacramento blackfish, hardhead, Sacramento pikeminnow and lamprey, all year, except in: (1) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505). (2) The Colorado River District where only carp, tilapia, goldfish and mullet may be taken. (3) See bullfrogs (section 5.05). (4) The East Fork of the Walker River between Bridgeport Dam and the Nevada State line where only carp may be taken. (b) Bow and arrow fishing is permitted for bullheads and catfish in the following waters: (1) Within the boundaries of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta (See Section1.71) (2) Big Bear Lake in San Bernardino County (3) Lake Isabella in Kern County

2.30. SPEARFISHING.

Spearfishing is permitted only in: (a) The Colorado River District for carp, tilapia, goldfish and mullet, all year. (b) The Valley District and Black Butte Lake (Tehama County) for carp, tilapia, goldfish, striped bass, western sucker, Sacramento blackfish, hardhead, Sacramento pikeminnow and lamprey, from May 1 through September 15, except that no spearfishing is permitted in: (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). (c) The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge for carp, goldfish, western sucker, hardhead and Sacramento pikeminnow, from May 1 through September 15. (d) See bullfrogs (Section 5.05).

2.35. TAKING FISH NEAR DAMS, FISHWAYS, SCREENS AND EGG-TAKING STATIONS.

No fish may be taken within 250 feet of: (a) Any fishway or any egg-taking station. (b) Any dam or any weir or rack which has a fishway or an egg-taking station. (c) The upstream side of any fish screen. Fish may be taken upstream or downstream from any dam that does not have a fishway or egg-taking station (this supersedes Section 5502 of the Fish and Game Code).

2.40. CHUMMING.

Chumming is permitted only in: (a) The Colorado River District, but only the approved bait fishes for this District may be used as chum (see Section 4.15) except in the Salton Sea where corn may also be used. (b) Carquinez Strait and Suisun Bay and their tributaries and saltwater tributaries. (c) Sacramento River and tidewater of tributaries downstream from Interstate 80 bridge. (d) San Joaquin River and tidewater of tributaries downstream from Interstate 5 bridge.

2.45. COMPUTER ASSISTED REMOTE FISHING.

(a) It is unlawful to take or assist in the taking of any fish in or from this state, by computer-assisted remote fishing. (b) It is unlawful to establish or operate a computerassisted remote fishing site for the purpose of taking any fish from or within this state. (c) For the purposes of this section, “computerassisted remote fishing” means the use of a computer or any other remotely controlled device, equipment, software, or technology, to remotely control the aiming or discharge of any weapon, including, but not limited to, any firearm, bow and arrow, spear, harpoon or any other weapon capable of killing or injuring any fish, for the purposes of taking any fish. (d) For the purposes of this section, “computerassisted remote fishing site” means any computer, internet site or web-based device or system, or other electronically operated site or system used to assist in the remote taking fish.

ARTICLE 2. FISHING HOURS

3.00. FISHING HOURS.

(a) Day Defined: One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Remaining hours are night. (b) All fish may be taken day or night, except as follows: (1) WATERS WITH RESTRICTED FISHING HOURS FOR ALL SPECIES: (A) American River between Business 80 and Nimbus Dam (Sacramento Co.): Night fishing prohibited (B) Heenan Lake, (Alpine Co.): See Section 7.50(b) (56). (C) Mono Co.: Night fishing is prohibited in all Mono Co. waters except Topaz Lake, where fishing is prohibited from two hours after sunset to one hour before sunrise. (D) Tahoe Lake (Placer and El Dorado cos.): Fishing is prohibited from two hours after sunset to one hour before sunrise. (2) WATERS WHERE NIGHT AND DAY FISHING IS ALLOWED, BUT NO TROUT OR SALMON MAY BE TAKEN AT NIGHT: (A) North Coast District. (B) North Central District, all waters except Berryessa Lake (Napa Co.) and Mendocino Lake (Mendocino Co.) (C) South Central District, all waters except Coyote Lake (Santa Clara Co.) (D) Valley District, north of Interstate 80, all waters except Camp Far West Lake (Nevada, Placer, and Yuba counties), Collins Lake (Yuba Co.), Oroville Lake (Butte Co.), and Wildwood Lake (Nevada Co.). (E) Shasta, Siskiyou, Lassen and Tehama cos.

ARTICLE 3. BAIT REGULATIONS FOR INLAND WATERS

4.00. BAIT-GENERAL.

Legally acquired and possessed invertebrates, mollusks, crustaceans, amphibians (except salamanders), fish eggs and treated and processed foods may be used for bait, except: (a) No species specified as endangered, threatened, candidate, fully-protected, or otherwise protected under state and federal law may be used as bait. (b) No salamander may be used as bait. See section 5.05 for other amphibians that may be used as bait. (c) See Section 5.35 for restrictions on crayfish; (d) See Section 7.50(b)(55) for restriction on bait collecting in Hat Creek; (e) No trout may be maintained or possessed in a live condition in any container on or attached to any boat; (f ) Except for restrictions listed under special regulations, dead ocean fish may be used as bait statewide. This section supersedes the provisions of sections 4.10, 4.15, 4.20, 4.25 and 4.30.

4.05. BAIT FISH CAPTURE METHODS.

(a) Approved bait fish may be taken only by hand, with a dip net not exceeding 36 inches in greatest dimension, excluding handle, or with traps not over three feet in greatest dimension. Such bait fish may not be purchased, bartered, sold, transferred or traded; or transported alive from the location where taken. Any other species taken shall be returned to the water immediately. Traps need not be closely attended. Dip net use: A dip net must be hand held, and the motion of a dip net shall be caused only by the physical effort of the operator. A dip net may not be moved through the water by any mechanical force or motorized device. (b) Within the area bounded by Highway 111 on the north and east and Highway 86 on the west and south, approved bait fish may be taken only with dip nets with diagonal mesh size one inch and greater, or by traps in water greater than four feet in depth. Traps may not exceed three feet in greatest dimension. Approved bait fish may not be taken by hand within this area.

4.10. BAIT FISH USE IN THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT.

Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the Southern District: (a) Dead threadfin shad and live or dead longjaw mudsucker may be used in all Southern District waters. (b) Live threadfin shad may be used only at the location where taken. (c) Golden shiner and red shiner may be used in San Diego County.

4.15. BAIT FISH USE IN THE COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT.

Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the Colorado River District: (a) Live or dead golden shiner, fathead minnow, red shiner, mosquitofish, longjaw mudsucker, threadfin shad, goldfish, sunfish, molly, and dead carp may be used in all Colorado River District waters. (b) Live carp may be used only at the location where taken. (c) Tilapia may be used in the Salton Sea, and may be taken for bait only within the area bounded by Highway 111 on the north and east and Highway 86 on the west and south (except as in subsection (d) below. (d) Tilapia may be taken and used for bait in the Colorado River and its associated backwaters only within the area bounded by Palo Verde Diversion Dam south to the Morelos Dam.

4.20. BAIT FISH USE IN THE VALLEY AND SOUTH CENTRAL DISTRICTS.

Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the Valley or South Central District: (a) Live or dead golden shiner, fathead minnow, mosquitofish, longjaw mudsucker, and staghorn sculpin, and dead threadfin shad, Mississippi silverside and lamprey may be used in all Valley and South Central District waters except those listed in subsection (f) below. (b) Red shiner may be used only in the Valley District north of Interstate 580 and Highway 132. (c) Yellowfin gobies may be used in the Valley District only in those areas described in subsections (d)(1)-(3) below. (d) In addition, except for trout and salmon, fin fish lawfully taken in the following waters by angling or with bait fish methods approved in Section 4.05 may be used, only in the waters where taken: (1) Carquinez Strait and Suisun Bay and their tributaries and saltwater tributaries. (2) Sacramento River and tidewater of tributaries downstream from the Highway 32 bridge near Hamilton City, Feather River downstream from the Oroville Hatchery Fish Barrier Dam, and American River downstream from Nimbus Dam. (3) San Joaquin River and tidewater of tributaries downstream from Interstate 5 bridge. (e) Live threadfin shad, Mississippi silverside and lamprey may be used only at the location where taken. (f) Fin fish may not be used in Keller Lake (Glenn Co.), Letts Lake (Colusa Co.), Merced Lake (San Francisco Co.), Upper and Lower Plaskett Meadow Ponds (Glenn Co.), Whale Rock Reservoir (San Luis Obispo Co.).

4.25. BAIT FISH USE IN THE NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT.

Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the North Central District: (a) Golden shiner, fathead minnow, red shiner, mosquitofish, longjaw mudsucker and staghorn sculpin may be used in Napa and Sonoma counties, in Marin County except for Stafford Lake, in Lake County except for the Eel River and its tributaries, and in Lake Mendocino (Mendocino Co.). (b) Live threadfin shad, Mississippi silverside and lamprey may be used only at the location where taken.

4.30. BAIT FISH USE IN THE SIERRA AND NORTH COAST DISTRICTS.

Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the Sierra and North Coast Districts. (a) In Donner, Fallen Leaf and Tahoe lakes Lahontan redside, tui chub, Tahoe sucker, Lahontan speckled dace, mountain sucker and Paiute sculpin may be used only in the same lake where taken. (b) In Shasta Lake only golden shiner, red shiner, fathead minnows, mosquitofish and threadfin shad may be used or possessed for use as bait. (c) Crayfish shall not be used for bait in the Pit River and all tributaries between Pit 3 Dam (Lake Britton) and the Fall River-Cassel Road Bridge at Fall River Mills, California (includes Hat Creek and Fall River and their tributaries).

ARTICLE 4. SPECIES REGULATIONS

5.00. BLACK BASS.

It is unlawful to take or possess black bass except as provided in this section: (Note: Some waters are closed to all fishing under Section 7.50.) (a) General Statewide Restrictions: (1) Lakes/Reservoirs and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: The following waters, except for those listed in subsection (b) Special Regulations (below), are open to fishing all year, with a 12-inch total length minimum size limit and a five-fish daily bag limit: All lakes and reservoirs in the State, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, (see Section 1.71 for definition of the Delta). (2) 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. (b) Special Regulations: Counties and individual waters listed below are those having regulations different from the General Statewide Restrictions in subsection (a) (above).

Districts and Counties with Special Black Bass Regulations

The following table summarizes the areas or bodies of water with special regulations for black bass, including open seasons, size requirements, and bag limits:

  1. Colorado River District: All waters

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: 13-inch minimum.
    • Bag Limit: 6
  2. Inyo Co.: All streams east of Highway 395

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: 12-inch minimum.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  3. The remaining streams of Inyo Co.

    • Open Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. (Closed to bass fishing from Nov. 16 through the Fri. preceding the last Sat. in Apr.)
    • Size: 12-inch minimum.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  4. All lakes, Big Pine Canal, Fish Spring Canal, and Millpond in Inyo Co.

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: 12-inch minimum.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  5. Mono Co.: All streams

    • Open Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. (Closed to bass fishing from Nov. 16 through the Fri. preceding the last Sat. in Apr.)
    • Size: No size limit.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  6. Plumas Co.: All waters

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: No size limit.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  7. Barrett Lake (San Diego Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: No black bass shall be possessed.
    • Bag Limit: 0
  8. Casitas Lake (Ventura Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: 12-inch minimum. No more than one over 22 inches.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  9. Castaic Lake (Los Angeles Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: 15-inch minimum.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  10. Cuyamaca Lake (San Diego Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: No size limit. No smallmouth bass shall be possessed.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  11. Eastman Lake (Madera and Mariposa cos.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: 22-inch minimum.
    • Bag Limit: 1
  12. Fish Slough (Mono Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: No size limit.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  13. Hensley Lake (Madera Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: 15-inch minimum.
    • Bag Limit: 2
  14. Hodges Lake (San Diego Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: 15-inch minimum.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  15. Isabella Lake (Kern Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: 15-inch minimum.
    • Bag Limit: 2
  16. Kaweah Reservoir (Tulare Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: 15-inch minimum.
    • Bag Limit: 2
  17. Lett’s Lake (Colusa Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: No size limit.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  18. Plaskett Meadows lakes, upper and lower (Glenn Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: No size limit.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  19. Shaver Lake (Fresno Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: No size limit.
    • Bag Limit: 5
  20. Success Reservoir (Tulare Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: 15-inch minimum.
    • Bag Limit: 2
  21. Upper Otay Lake (San Diego Co.)

    • Open Season: All year.
    • Size: No black bass shall be possessed.
    • Bag Limit: 0

Each district or county listed above has specific regulations that anglers must follow for black bass fishing. Ensure to familiarize yourself with these regulations before planning your fishing trip in these areas.

5.05. AMPHIBIANS.

(a) Only the following amphibians may be taken under the authority of a sportfishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

(b) Limit: The limit for each of the species listed below is four, unless otherwise provided. Limit, as used in this section, means daily bag and possession limit.

(1) Coastal giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

(2) Rough-skinned newt (Taricha granulosa)

(3) Northwestern salamander (Ambystoma gracile)

(4) Black salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus), except Santa Cruz black salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus niger): See Special Closure (f)(1)

(5) Clouded salamander (Aneides ferreus)

(6) Wandering salamander (Aneides vagrans)

(7) Arboreal salamander (Aneides lugubris)

(8) California slender salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus)

(9) Southern California slender salamander (Batrachoseps major), except desert slender salamander (Batrachoseps major aridus): See Special Closure (f)(2)

10) Dunn’s salamander (Plethodon dunni)

(11) Ensatina (Ensatina eschscholtzii)

(12) Western toad (Anaxyrus boreas)

(13) Woodhouse’s toad (Anaxyrus woodhousii)

(14) Red-spotted toad (Anaxyrus punctatus)

(15) Great Plains toad (Anaxyrus cognatus)

(16) Great Basin spadefoot (Spea intermontana)

(17) California treefrog (Pseudacris cadaverina)

(18) Pacific treefrog (Pseudacris regilla)

(19) Baja California treefrog (Pseudacris hypochondriaca)

(20) Sierran treefrog (Pseudacris sierra)

(21) Southern leopard frog (Lithobates sphenocephalus): Limit: No limit.

(22) Rio Grande leopard frog (Lithobates berlandieri): Limit: No limit.

(23) American bullfrog (Lithobates catesbeianus): Limit: No limit

(c) Open season: All year. The season closures in Chapter 3 (District Trout and Salmon District General Regulations and Special Regulations) do not apply to fishing for amphibians with methods other than hook and line (see sections 7.00 and 7.50(a)(3)).

(d) Hours: Amphibians may be taken at any time of day or night.

(e) Methods of take:

(1) Amphibians may be taken only by hand, handheld dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle.

(2) 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.

(f) Special closures:

(1) No black salamanders(Aneides flavipunctatus) may be taken in San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Santa Cruz counties.

(2) No Southern California slender salamanders (Batrachoseps major) may be taken from the Santa Rosa Mountains in Riverside County.

5.10. CANDLEFISH OR EULACHON.

(a) Candlefish or Eulachon may not be taken or possessed.

5.15. CATFISH AND BULLHEADS.

(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under special regulations.

(b) Limit: Bullheads, no limit; all other catfish, no limit, except as follows:

Special Regulations for Catfish

Colorado River District:

  • All Waters of the Colorado River District: Bag Limit of 10. Also see subsection (c) below.

Southern District not listed below:

  • All waters of the Southern District not listed below: Bag Limit of 10.

Alameda County:

  • Alameda Creek Quarry Ponds: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Chabot Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Cull Canyon Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Del Valle Reservoir: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Don Castro Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Jordon Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Shadow Cliffs Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Temescal Lake: Bag Limit of 5.

Contra Costa County:

  • Contra Loma Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Lafayette Lake: Bag Limit of 10.
  • San Pablo Lake: Bag Limit of 5.

Los Angeles County:

  • Alondra County Park Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Belvedere Park Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Cerritos Regional Park Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Earvin “Magic” Johnson County Park Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • John Anson Ford Park Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Kenneth Hahn Regional Park Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • La Mirada Regional Park Lake: Bag Limit of 5.

Mono County:

  • All Waters: Bag Limit of 10.

San Bernardino County:

  • Cucamonga-Guiasti Regional Park Lakes: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Glen Helen Regional Park Lakes: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Gregory Lake: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Mojave Narrows Regional Park: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Prado Regional Park Lakes: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Yucaipa Regional Park Lakes: Bag Limit of 5.

San Diego County:

  • All Waters except Barrett and Upper Otay lakes: Bag Limit of 5.
  • Barrett Lake: Bag Limit of 0.
  • Upper Otay Lake: Bag Limit of 0.

San Joaquin County:

  • Oak Grove Regional Park Lake in Stockton: Bag Limit of 10.

Santa Clara County:

  • All waters: Bag Limit of 15.

Carcasses (subsection c): In the Colorado River and its backwaters, carcasses of all catfish and bullheads must have head, tail, or skin attached for identification and count until prepared for immediate consumption.

5.20. CLAMS, FRESHWATER.

(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under special regulations.

(b) Limit: Fifty pounds (in the shell).

(c) Methods of take: Freshwater clams may be taken only by hand, or by spade, shovel, hoe, rake or other appliance operated by hand.

(d) The season closures in Chapter 3 (District Trout and Salmon Special Regulations) do not apply to freshwater clam fishing (see sections 7.00 and 7.50(a)(3)).

5.25. CORVINA IN THE SALTON SEA.

(a) Open season: All year.

(b) Bag limit: Two.

(c) Possession Limit: Four.

(d) Minimum size limit: 18 inches total length.

5.26. GULF CROAKER AND SARGO IN THE SALTON SEA.

(a) Open season: All year.

(b) Daily bag limit: Six each species.

(c) Possession limit: 12 each species.

(d) Size limit: None.

5.30. CRAPPIE.

See Section 5.82 for the combined sunfish and crappie bag limit regulations.

5.35. CRAYFISH.

(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed in subsection (d) of this Section.

(b) Limit: No limit.

(c) Methods of take: 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.

(d) Closures for Protection of Shasta Crayfish: Rock Creek (in the Hat Creek Drainage in Shasta County), Fall River upstream of Spring Creek Bridge, Lava Creek, Tule River and all connected waters upstream of Little Tule River, Sucker Springs Creek, Crystal Lake, Rising River and Rising River Lake are closed to take and possession of crayfish. (See Section 4.30 for prohibition against crayfish use for bait in sections of the Pit River).

(e) The season closures in Chapter 3 (District Trout and Salmon Special Regulations) do not apply to crayfish fishing with methods other than hook and line (see sections 7.00 and 7.50(a)(3)).

5.37. GRASS CARP.

(a) No grass carp may be taken or possessed at any time, except that any grass carp inadvertently taken must be immediately returned unharmed to the water.

(b) Exception for Siskiyou and Shasta Counties for any waters, within the Sacramento River drainage 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.

5.40. LAMPREY.

(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under district or special regulations.

(b) Limit: 5.

(c) Methods of take: Lamprey may be taken only by hand, hook, spear, bow and arrow fishing tackle, or dip net.

(d) 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)).

5.41. LANDLOCKED SALMON.

(a) Open season: All year

(b) Daily bag limit: Five

(c) Possession limit: Ten

(d) Size limit: None.

Exceptions:

(1) Bucks Lake (Plumas Co.), New Bullards Bar Reservoir (Yuba Co.), Pardee Lake (Amador Co.), Upper Scotts Flat Reservoir (Nevada Co.), and Trinity Lake (Trinity Co.), which shall be subject to the following limits:

(A) Daily bag limit: Ten

(B) Possession limit: Twenty

5.45. MARINE FIN FISH, MOLLUSKS AND CRUSTACEANS.

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.

5.50. MOUNTAIN WHITEFISH.

(a) Open season: No mountain whitefish may be taken in any water except when trout may be taken in such water.

(b) Limit: Five.

5.51. NORTHERN PIKE.

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.

5.60. REPTILES.

(a) Only the following reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sportfishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sportfishing 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.

(b) Limit: The limit for each of the species listed below is two, unless otherwise provided. Limit, as used in this section, means daily bag and possession limit.

(1) Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta): Limit: No limit.

(2) Pond slider (Trachemys scripta): Limit: No limit.

(3) Spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera): Limit: No limit.

(4) Western banded gecko (Coleonyx variegatus), except San Diego banded gecko (Coleonyx variegatus abbotti): See Special Closure (f)(1)

(5) Desert iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis)

(6) Common chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater)

(7) Zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides)

(8) Desert spiny lizard (Sceloporus magister)

(9) Granite spiny lizard (Sceloporus orcutti)

(10) Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis): Limit: Species No. 10 -14 have a limit of twenty-five (25) in the aggregate

(11) Common sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus graciosus): Limit: Species No. 10-14 have a limit of twenty-five (25) in the aggregate

(12) Common side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana): Limit: Species No. 10-14 have a limit of twenty-five (25) in the aggregate

(13) Western skink (Plestiodon skiltonianus): Limit: Species No. 10-14 have a limit of twenty-five (25) in the aggregate

(14) Desert night lizard (Xantusia vigilis), except Sierra night lizard (Xantusia (vigilis) sierrae): See Special Closure (f)(2): Limit: Species in subsections (10) through (14) have a limit of twenty-five (25) in the aggregate

(15) Long-tailed brush lizard (Urosaurus graciosus)

(16) Ornate tree lizard (Urosaurus ornatus)

(17) Baja California brush lizard (Urosaurus nigricaudus)

(18) Desert horned lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos)

(19) Pygmy short-horned lizard (Phrynosoma douglasii)

(20) Great Basin collared lizard (Crotaphytus bicinctores)

(21) Mearns’ rock lizard (Petrosaurus mearnsi)

(22) Baja California collared lizard (Crotaphytus vestigium)

(23) Long-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia wislizenii)

(24) Gilbert’s skink (Plestiodon gilberti)

(25) Tiger whiptail (Aspidoscelis tigris)

(26) Southern alligator lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

(27) Northern alligator lizard (Elgaria coerulea)

(28) Northern rubber boa (Charina bottae): See Special Closure (f)(3)

(29) Northern three-lined boa (Lichanura orcutti)

(30) Ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus), except Regal ring-necked snake (Diadophis punctatus regalis): See Special Closure (f)(4)

(31) Common sharp-tailed snake (Contia tenuis)

(32) Forest sharp-tailed snake (Contia longicauda)

(33) Spotted leaf-nosed snake (Phyllorhynchus decurtatus)

(34) North American racer (Coluber constrictor)

(35) Coachwhip (Coluber flagellum), except San Joaquin Coachwhip (Coluber (Masticophis) flagellum ruddocki): See Special Closure (f) (5)

(36) Striped whipsnake (Coluber taeniatus)

(37) Striped racer (Coluber lateralis), except Alameda striped racer (whipsnake) (Coluber (Masticophis) lateralis euryxanthus): See Special Closure (f)(6)

(38) Western patch-nosed snake (Salvadora hexalepis), except coast patch-nosed snake (Salvadora hexalepis virgultea): See Special Closure (f)(7)

(39) Glossy snake (Arizona elegans), except California glossy snake (Arizona elegans occidentalis): See Special Closure (f)(8)

(40) Gophersnake (Pituophis catenifer): Limit: Four (4)

(41) California kingsnake (Lampropeltis californiae): Limit: Four (4)

(42) California mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata), except San Diego mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata pulchra) and San Bernardino mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata parvirubra): Limit: One (1). See Special Closure: (f)(9)

(43) Long-nosed snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)

(44) Common gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis), except San Francisco gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) and South Coast gartersnake (Thamnophis sirtalis spp.): See Special Closure (f)(10)

(45) Terrestrial gartersnake (Thamnophis elegans)

(46) Sierra gartersnake (Thamnophis couchii)

(47) Aquatic gartersnake (Thamnophis atratus)

(48) Northwestern gartersnake (Thamnophis ordinoides)

(49) Checkered gartersnake (Thamnophis marcianus)

(50) Western groundsnake (Sonora semiannulata)

(51) Western shovel-nosed snake (Chionactis occipitalis)

(52) Western black-headed snake (Tantilla planiceps)

(53) Smith’s black-headed snake (Tantilla hobartsmithi)

(54) Sonoran lyresnake (Trimorphodon lambda)

(55) California lyresnake (Trimorphodon lyrophanes)

(56) Desert nightsnake (Hypsiglena chlorophaea)

(57) Coast nightsnake (Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha)

(58) Western threadsnake (Rena humilis)

(59) Western diamond-backed rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)

(60) Mohave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)

(61) Western rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus)

(62) Speckled rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchellii)

(63) Sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes)

(64) Panamint rattlesnake (Crotalus stephensi)

(65) Red diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber): Limit: Zero (0)

(c) Open season: All year.

(d) Hours: Reptiles may be taken at any time of day or night.

(e) Methods of take:

(1) 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.

(2) Rattlesnakes may be taken by any method.

(3) Turtles may be taken by hook and line. Fishing methods described in Section 2.00 apply to the take of spiny softshell turtles, slider turtles and painted turtles.

(4) 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.

(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.

5.65. SHAD, AMERICAN.

(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under special regulations.

(b) Limit: Twenty-five.

(c) Methods of take: Shad may be taken only by angling, except that a dip net may be used in the Valley District.

5.70. SPLITTAIL, SACRAMENTO.

(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under district or special regulations.

(b) Limit: Two

(c) Methods of take: Splittail may be only taken by angling.

5.75. STRIPED BASS.

(a) Open season: All year except for closures listed in special regulations.

(b) Limit: Two, except in waters listed in (d) below.

(c) Minimum size: 18 inches total length except in waters listed in (d) below.

d) Exceptions:

(1) In the Colorado River District, the Southern District (except Lake Elsinore), and New Hogan, San Antonio and Santa Margarita lakes (A) Limit: Ten. (B) Minimum size: No size limit.

(2) Lake Elsinore has the limit and minimum size shown in (b) and (c) above.

(e) For the purpose of these regulations, any striped bass hybrid with white bass is considered to be striped bass.

5.79. WHITE STURGEON REPORT CARD AND TAGGING REQUIREMENTS FOR INLAND WATERS.

(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 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.

STURGEON FISHING CLOSURE NOTE:

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.”

5.80. WHITE STURGEON.

(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under special regulations.

(b) Daily and annual bag limit: One fish per day. Three fish per year statewide.

(c) Size limit: No fish less than 40 inches fork length or greater than 60 inches fork length may be taken or possessed.

(d) Methods of take: 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. 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. 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.

(e) Removal from water: Any sturgeon greater than 68 inches fork length may not be removed from the water and shall be released immediately.

(f ) Report card required: 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.

(g) Special North Coast District Sturgeon Closure (Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and Siskiyou cos.). It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the North Coast District at any time.

(h) 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

(i) Special Sierra and Valley District Sturgeon Closure from January 1 to December 31 (Shasta, Tehama, Butte, and Glenn cos.)

(1) Sacramento River from Keswick Dam to the Highway 162 Bridge.

(A) It is unlawful to take any sturgeon.

(B) It is unlawful to use wire leaders.

(C) It is unlawful to use lamprey or any type of shrimp as bait.

(j) Special Yolo Bypass Flood Control System Sturgeon Closure. 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.

5.81. GREEN STURGEON.

(a) Green sturgeon may not be taken or possessed.

(b) Green sturgeon may not be removed from the water and shall be released immediately.

(c) 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.

5.82. SUNFISH AND CRAPPIE.

(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under district or special regulations.

(b) Limit: Combined bag limit of twenty-five sunfish and crappie of all species, except in:

(1) Barrett and Upper Otay Lakes (San Diego County): zero bag limit for all species.

(c) Size Limit: No size limit, except at Hodges and El Capitan Lakes (San Diego County), where the crappie minimum size limit is 10 inches, total length.

5.83. TILAPIA.

(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under district or special regulations.

(b) Limit: No limit.

5.84. BROOK TROUT.

(a) Open season: All year.

(b) Limit: Ten.

(c) Size limit: Less than 10 inches total length.

(d) Brook Trout bag limits may be taken in addition to the statewide trout daily bag and possession limits specified in Section 5.85.

(1) Exceptions:

(A) Red Lake in Alpine Co.

(B) All waters in Section 7.50(b), Alphabetical List of Trout Waters with Special Fishing Regulations.

5.85. TROUT.

As used in this section, daily bag and possession limits, unless otherwise noted, mean the total number of trout in combination, including but not limited to rainbow, golden, brown, and cutthroat.

(a) General Statewide Regulations:

(1) All inland lakes and reservoirs; and ponds entirely on private lands, except those listed in Section 7.50(b), are open to fishing all year with a five-trout daily bag limit, and 10 trout possession limit.

(2) All inland streams, rivers, and canals, except those listed in Section 7.50(b), are open to fishing from the last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15, with a five trout daily bag limit, and ten trout possession limit, with no gear restrictions. From Nov. 16 through the Fri. preceding the last Sat. in Apr., a zero trout bag limit applies, and only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. In waters where the bag limit for trout is zero, trout must be released unharmed, and should not be removed from the water.

(3) Exceptions:

(A) All waters in Section 7.50(b), Alphabetical List of Trout Waters with Special Fishing Regulations, are those having regulations different from the General Statewide Regulations for trout.

(B) Brook Trout bag and possession limits may be taken in addition to the statewide trout daily bag and possession limits. See Section 5.84.

5.86. HOOPA AND YUROK INDIAN SALMON POSSESSION LIMIT.

It is unlawful for any person to possess more than one daily bag or possession limit of fish except as follows: Eligible Hoopa Valley and Yurok Reservation Indians, as defined in Chapter 1, Part 250, Title 25, CFR-Indian Fishing, Hoopa Valley Reservation and Yurok Reservation-Department of the Interior; may possess more than two salmon outside boundaries of the Hoopa Valley Reservation, provided:

(a) Such eligible Indians possess and display upon demand by any officer authorized to enforce this section their Indian Fishers identification card.

(b) All fish are possessed for subsistence or ceremonial purposes and are clearly marked by removing the dorsal fin prior to transporting them from the reservation.

It shall be unlawful to sell or possess for sale any salmon marked pursuant to this section.

5.87. NORTH COAST SALMON REPORT CARD REQUIREMENT.

(a) Report Card Required in Waters of the KlamathTrinity River System and the Smith River. All anglers must have a North Coast Salmon Report Card in their possession while fishing for or taking salmon in waters of the Klamath-Trinity River System and the Smith River, and must complete and return the card pursuant to regulations in this Section and in Section 1.74.

(b) Prior to beginning fishing activity, the cardholder shall record the month, day, and fishing location on the first available line on the report card.

(c) For the Klamath-Trinity River System: Whenever the cardholder lands (either retains or releases) a Chinook salmon, the angler shall immediately record whether the fish was an adult or a jack, and whether the fish has an adipose fin present. Whenever the cardholder releases a Coho salmon, the angler shall immediately record whether the maxillary is present or absent.

(d) For the Smith River: Whenever the cardholder lands (either retains or releases) a Chinook salmon, the angler shall immediately record whether the fish was an adult or a jack, and whether the fish has an adipose fin or left ventral fin present.

(e) Whenever the cardholder moves to another fishing location, the angler shall record the month, day, and location on the next line on the report card.

(f) In the Klamath-Trinity River System and Smith River, a jack Chinook salmon is defined as any Chinook salmon that is less than 22 inches total length.

(g) In the event an angler fills in all lines and returns a North Coast Salmon Report Card, an additional card may be purchased. See Section 1.74.

(h) The annual fee for the North Coast Salmon Report Card is specified in Section 701, Title 14, CCR

5.88. STEELHEAD REPORT AND RESTORATION CARD REQUIREMENTS FOR INLAND WATERS.

(a) Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card Required. All anglers must have a Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card in their possession while fishing for or taking steelhead in anadromous waters, as defined in Section 1.04. Anglers must complete and return the card pursuant to regulations in this Section and in Section 1.74. For purposes of these regulations, a steelhead trout is defined as any rainbow trout greater than 16 inches in length found in anadromous waters.

(b) Prior to beginning fishing activity, the cardholder must record the month, day, and location code on the first available line on the report card.

(c) When a hatchery steelhead is retained, the cardholder must immediately mark the appropriate field.

(d) When the cardholder moves to another location code, or finishes fishing for the day, the angler must immediately record on the card the number of wild and hatchery steelhead that were released from that location.

(e) In the event an angler fills in all lines and returns a Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card, an additional card must be purchased to continue to fish for steelhead. See Section 1.74.

(f) The annual fee for the Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card is specified in Section 7380 of the Fish and Game Code.

5.89 SALMON.

See Chapter 3, Trout, Salmon and Special Regulations.

5.90. WHITE BASS.

(a) Open season: All year.

(b) Limit: No limit. 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.

5.91. YELLOW PERCH.

(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under district or special regulations.

(b) Limit: No limit.

5.93. FULLY PROTECTED FISHES.

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.

5.95. OTHER SPECIES.

Other species of fish may be taken in any number and at any time of the year by angling, except for closures and restrictions listed under district special regulations.

Sturgeon Regulations

Sturgeon fishing comes with specific regulations to ensure the sustainable and ethical treatment of these ancient fish. Here are the rules every sturgeon angler should follow:

Sturgeon Tagging Requirement

  • Anglers must immediately write the date, time, location, and length on each sturgeon tag after retaining a sturgeon.
  • The date and month on the tag must also be physically punched out immediately after retaining the fish.
  • Each retained sturgeon must be tagged.

Size Limit

  • Only white sturgeon between 40 and 60 inches fork length may be retained.
  • Measurement should be from the nose to the tail fork.

Bag and Possession Limit

  • The bag limit for white sturgeon is one fish per day and three fish per year, statewide.
  • The possession limit is one fish.

Methods of Take

  • Only one single barbless hook may be used on a line when taking sturgeon.
  • The use of a snare to take any sturgeon is prohibited.

Removal from Water

  • Any white sturgeon greater than 68 inches fork length must not be removed from the water and should be released immediately.
  • Green sturgeon must not be removed from the water and should be released immediately.

Special Yolo Bypass Flood Control System Sturgeon Closure

  • It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the Yolo Bypass, Toe Drain Canal, and Tule Canal upstream of Lisbon Weir at any time.

Trout, Salmon and Special Regulations

ARTICLE 1. DISTRICT DEFINITIONS

6.31. NORTH COAST DISTRICT DEFINITION.

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.

6.32. NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT DEFINITION.

The North Central District consists of the inland waters of all of Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties.

6.33. SOUTH CENTRAL DISTRICT DEFINITION.

The South Central District consists of the inland waters of all of Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties; all of Alameda County west of Interstate 680, and that portion of Alameda County which is both east of Interstate 680 and south of Interstate 580; all of Contra Costa County west of Interstate 80, and that portion of Contra Costa County which is both south of Highway 4 and west of Interstate 680.

6.34. SOUTHERN DISTRICT DEFINITION.

The Southern District consists of the inland waters of all of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and those portions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties outside of the Colorado River District (see section 6.37).

6.35. SIERRA DISTRICT DEFINITION.

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).

6.36. VALLEY DISTRICT DEFINITION.

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.

6.37. COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT DEFINITION.

The Colorado River District consists of Imperial County and those portions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties lying south and east of the following line: Starting at the intersection of Highway 86 with the north boundary of Imperial County; north along Highway 86 to its intersection with Interstate 10; east along Interstate 10 to its intersection with Cottonwood Springs Road; north along Cottonwood Springs Road and the Mecca Dale Road to Amboy; east along old Highway 66 to its intersection with Interstate 40; east along Interstate 40 to its intersection with Highway 95; and north along Highway 95 to the CaliforniaNevada boundary. All of the Coachella Canal and Lake Cahuilla are included in this District.

ARTICLE 2. DISTRICT GENERAL REGULATIONS

7.00. DISTRICT GENERAL REGULATIONS.

Unless otherwise provided, waters shown as open to hatchery trout and hatchery steelhead fishing in subsections (a) through (g) below, are open to fishing for other species. Gear restrictions listed in this section apply to the take of all species of fish unless otherwise noted. Every body of water listed in subsections (a) through (g) of Section 7.00 (below) is closed to all fishing, except during the open season as shown. Unless otherwise provided, waters closed to hatchery trout and hatchery steelhead fishing are closed to fishing for all other species, except that these closures do not apply to fishing for amphibians (see Section 5.05), freshwater clams (see Section 5.20), crayfish (see Section 5.35), and lamprey (see Section 5.40), using legal fishing methods other than hook-and-line fishing, and saltwater clams, crabs, ghost shrimp, and blue mud shrimp (see Ocean Regulations Booklet sections 29.20 to 29.87). Crabs may only be taken using hoop nets or by hand, and Dungeness crab may only be taken within the North Coast District and Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Daily bag and possession limits, unless otherwise provided, mean the total number of hatchery trout and hatchery steelhead. Unless otherwise provided, no more than one daily bag limit may be possessed. Coho (silver) salmon may not be taken in any of the waters of the State. Incidentally hooked Coho (silver) salmon must be immediately released unharmed to the waters where they are hooked. In waters where the bag limit for hatchery trout and hatchery steelhead is zero, fish for which the bag limit is zero must be released unharmed, and should not be removed from the water. These waters may also be subject to restrictions on fishing methods and gear (sections 2.00 through 2.45), fishing hours (Section 3.00), and the use of bait (sections 4.00 through 4.30).

DISTRICT GENERAL 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: New Regulations Effective March 1, 2021: Section 7.40 (Alphabetical List of Hatchery Trout, Hatchery Steelhead, and Salmon Waters with Special Fishing Regulations) will be available with the Supplemental Sport Fishing Booklet or https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/re...

(a) North Coast District

District/Water Open Season and Special Restrictions Daily Bag and Possession Limit
(1) Anadromous waters of the Klamath and Trinity River systems, and those entering the ocean south of Humboldt Bay, which are not listed in the Special Regulations. Closed to all fishing all year. Closed to all fishing all year.
(2) 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. Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead* 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead* in possession. Closed to the take of salmon.

(b) Sierra District

District/Water Open Season and Special Restrictions Daily Bag and Possession Limit
(1) All rivers and associated tributaries above Lake Shasta. Closed to the take of salmon. Closed to the take of salmon.
(2) Anadromous waters of Tehama and Shasta cos. not listed in the Special Regulations. (Section 7.40). (See subsections (b)(80) of Section 7.40, regarding the Sacramento River.) Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead* 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead* in possession. Closed to the take of salmon.

(c) North Central District

District/Water Open Season and Special Restrictions Daily Bag and Possession Limit
(1) All streams except those listed by name in Section 7.40, Special Regulations. Closed to all fishing all year. Closed to all fishing all year.
(2) The tidewaters of all streams except those listed by name in Section 7.40, Special Regulations. Note: Some waters within this district are tide waters regulated by regulations for the ocean and San Francisco Bay District (see sections 1.53 and 27.00) Closed to all fishing all year. Closed to all fishing all year.

(d) Valley District

District/Water Open Season and Special Restrictions Daily Bag and Possession Limit
(1) All anadromous waters except those listed by name in Section 7.40, Special Regulations (See definition of anadromous waters, Section 1.04). All year. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead* 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead* in possession. Closed to the take of salmon.

(e) South Central District

District/Water Open Season and Special Restrictions Daily Bag and Possession Limit
(1) That portion of any stream west of any Highway 1 bridge except those listed by name in Section 7.40, Special Regulations. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead* 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead* in possession. Closed to the take of salmon.
(2) All streams in Alameda, Contra Costa, and Santa Clara cos. except those listed by name in Section 7.40, Special Regulations. Closed to the take of salmon.
(3) All other streams and portions of streams except those listed in subsection (e)(1) above or by name in Section 7.40, Special Regulations. Closed to the take of salmon.

(f) Southern District

District/Water Open Season and Special Restrictions Daily Bag and Possession Limit
(1) All anadromous waters except those listed by name in Section 7.40, Special Regulations (See definition of anadromous waters, Section 1.04) Closed to all fishing all year. Closed to all fishing all year.

CATCH AND RELEASE ZERO LIMIT WATERS

In waters where the bag limit for trout is zero, fish for which the bag limit is zero must be released unharmed, and should not be removed from the water.

ANGLING REGULATIONS IN NATIONAL PARKS

Angling regulations in national parks may be more restrictive than State regulations. Anglers should check with the National Park Service to determine if seasons or bag limits differ from State regulations.

COHO ALERT

Coho (Silver) Salmon may not be taken in any of the waters of the state. Incidentally hooked Coho (Silver) Salmon must be immediately released unharmed to the waters where they are hooked.

STEELHEAD ANGLERS!

All wild steelhead caught must be released unharmed. Wild steelhead are identified by having an intact adipose fin. Hatchery steelhead may be kept in selected waters. Hatchery steelhead are identified by a missing adipose fin and a healed scar in the location of the missing fin.

Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card

Anglers targeting steelhead trout in anadromous waters must have a nontransferable Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card in their possession. This regulation defines steelhead trout as any rainbow trout over 16 inches in length found in anadromous waters. The card requires anglers to record details of their fishing activity, including the date, location fished, and the number of steelhead caught and retained or released, using a ballpoint pen. This information must be recorded even on days when no steelhead are caught.

The card is valid for the calendar year, and anglers may purchase a new card once the current one is fully utilized. All anglers are legally obligated to return their Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Cards to the Department of Fish and Wildlife by January 31 of the year following the card's expiration.

HOW TO RELEASE FISH

Follow these five points to release fish unharmed:

  1. Land your fish as carefully and quickly as possible.
  2. Try to avoid removing the fish from the water. Underwater unhooking and release is preferred.
  3. Do not squeeze the fish, or touch its eyes or gills.
  4. Remove only those hooks that you can see and remove easily, otherwise clip the line near the mouth on deep hooked fish.
  5. Use artificial lures (no bait) to minimize deep hooking. Barbless hooks or hooks with flattened barbs make unhooking easier and less stressful on the fish.

    ARTICLE 3. ALPHABETICAL LIST OF WATERS WITH SPECIAL FISHING REGULATIONS

    The following section is *NEW* in 2021 and reflects changes to statewide sportfishing regulations that were adopted by the Fish and Game Commission in October 2020 and became effective March 1, 2021

    7.40. ALPHABETICAL LIST OF HATCHERY TROUT, HATCHERY STEELHEAD, AND SALMON WATERS WITH SPECIAL FISHING REGULATIONS.

    (a) General Provisions:

    (1) Every body of water listed in subsection (b) is closed to the take of hatchery trout, hatchery steelhead, and salmon and to fishing for these species, unless otherwise noted.

    (2) Every body of water listed in subsection (b) is closed to all fishing except during the open season as shown. Unless otherwise provided, waters shown as open to hatchery trout, hatchery steelhead, and salmon fishing in subsection (b), are open to fishing for other species. Gear restrictions listed in this section apply to the take of all species of fish cover in subsection (b) unless otherwise noted.

    (3) Unless otherwise provided, waters closed to hatchery trout, hatchery steelhead, or salmon fishing are closed to fishing for all other species, except that these closures do not apply to fishing for amphibians (see Section 5.05), freshwater clams (see Section 5.20), crayfish (see Section 5.35), and lamprey (see Section 5.40), using legal fishing methods other than hookand-line fishing, and saltwater clams, crabs, ghost shrimp, and blue mud shrimp (see Ocean Regulations Booklet sections 29.20 to 29.87). Crabs may only be taken using hoop nets or by hand, and Dungeness crab may only be taken within the North Coast District and Sonoma and Mendocino Cos.

    (4) As used in this section and unless otherwise noted, daily bag and possession limits mean the total number of trout in combination, including but not limited to Rainbow, Brown, Golden, and Cutthroat Trout.

    (5) Unless otherwise provided, it is unlawful to possess more than one daily bag limit.

    (6) The waters in subsection (b) may also be subject to restrictions on fishing methods and gear (Sections 2.00 through 2.45), fishing hours (section 3.00), and the use of bait (Sections 4.00 through 4.30).

    7.40 (b) ALPHABETICAL LIST OF HATCHERY TROUT, HATCHERY STEELHEAD, AND SALMON WATERS WITH SPECIAL FISHING REGULATIONS

    Body of Water Open Season and Special Restrictions Daily Bag and Possession Limit
    7.40(b)(1) Alameda Creek and tributaries (Alameda and Santa Clara cos.).
    (A) Alameda Creek and tributaries downstream of San Antonio, Calaveras, and Del Valle Reservoirs except for Arroyo Del Valle between Bernal Ave. and the Thiessen St. intersection with Vineyard Ave. Closed to all fishing all year.
    1. Arroyo Del Valle between Bernal Ave. and the Thiessen St. intersection with Vineyard Ave. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    7.40(b)(2) Albion River (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    Main stem below the confluence of South Fork Albion. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(3) Alder Creek (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    Main stem below Tramway Gulch. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(4) American River (Sacramento Co.)
    NOTE: The 2021-2022 American River salmon regulations as part of the “Central Valley” rulemaking will be decided in May 2021 by the Fish and Game Commission to align with the 2021 federal salmon regulations, and will be available at https://wildlife.ca.gov/regulations and in the Supplemental regulations booklet.
    7.40(b)(5) Antelope Creek (Tehama Co.).
    (A) From confluence with North Fork downstream to U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing at mouth of Antelope Creek Canyon. Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    (B) From U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing at mouth of Antelope Creek Canyon downstream to mouth of Antelope Creek. Jun. 16 through Sep. 30. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(6) Aptos Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to bridge on Aptos
    Creek Road (first bridge on Aptos Creek Road). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(c)(4).
    Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(7) Arroyo Grande Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) from mouth to Lopez Canyon Dam. Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(8) Arroyo Leon (San Mateo Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(9) Arroyo Seco River (Monterey Co.). Also see Section 8.00(c) Low Flow Restrictions. The main stem Arroyo Seco and tributaries below the waterfall located approximately 3.5 miles upstream from the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(10) Auburn Ravine Creek and tributaries (Placer Co.) east of Nelson Lane. Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(11) Battle Creek (Shasta and Tehama cos.).
    (A) From mouth to Coleman Fish Hatchery weir. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) From 250 feet upstream from the Coleman Fish Hatchery upstream
    to Angel Falls (near Mineral) on the South Fork and to Ponderosa Way Bridge on the North Fork.
    Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov.
    15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(12) Bear River (Humboldt Co.) downstream from County Road Bridge at Capetown, excluding tributaries. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(13) Bear River and tributaries (Placer Co.) from Highway 65 to
    the South Sutter Irrigation District Diversion Dam.
    Fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 15. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    (19) Berryessa Lake tributaries (Lake and Napa cos.). Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    7.40(b)(14) Big Chico Creek (Butte Co.).
    (A) From mouth to Bear Hole, located approximately one mile downstream from the upper end of Bidwell Park. Jun. 16 through Feb. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used
    from Oct. 16 through Feb. 15.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    (B) From Bear Hole to the upper boundary of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve. Nov. 1 through Apr. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    (C) From the upper boundary of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve to Higgins Hole Falls, located about ½ mile upstream from Ponderosa Way. Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(15) Big Lagoon (Humboldt Co.). 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. All year. Only barbless hooks may be used. Cutthroat Trout minimum size limit: 10 inches. 2 Cutthroat Trout.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(16) Big River (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b) Low-Flow Restrictions. Main stem below the confluence of Two Log Creek. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(17) Big Sur River (Monterey Co.). Big Sur River within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, east of the Highway 1 bridge, to its boundary within the Ventana Wilderness Area. Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(18) Black Butte River and tributaries (Glenn Co.) except Cold Creek. Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(19) Bodfish Creek and tributaries (Santa Clara Co.) Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(20) Bogus Creek (Siskiyou Co.). See Klamath River, subsection (b)(50).
    7.40(b)(21) Brush Creek (Mendocino Co.). Main stem below the Lawson bridge. Also see Section 8.00(c) Low- Flow Restrictions. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(22) Butano Creek (San Mateo Co.). From mouth to county bridge on Pescadero- Bean Hollow Road.
    Also see Section 8.00(c)(2), Low-Flow Restrictions.
    Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(23) Butte Creek (Butte and Sutter cos.).
    (A) From Oro-Chico Road bridge crossing south of Chico to the Centerville Head Dam, located 300 yards downstream from the DeSabla Powerhouse below DeSabla Reservoir. Nov. 15 through Feb.15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    (B) 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.
    All year. Open to fishing for non- salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead.
    7.40(b)(24) Calaveras River downstream from New Hogan Dam and the diverting canal (Mormon Slough) from Bellota Weir downstream to Interstate Highway 5 (Calaveras and San Joaquin cos.). Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(25) Carmel River and tributaries above Los Padres Dam (Monterey Co.). Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. No Rainbow Trout less than 10 inches or greater than 16 inches total length may be kept. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 5 trout, no more than 2 of which may be Rainbow Trout
    7.40(b)(26) Carmel River below Los Padres Dam. (Monterey Co.).
    (A) Carmel River tributaries below Los Padres Dam and main stem from Los Padres Dam to the bridge at Robles Del Rio/Esquiline Roads (Rosie’s Bridge). Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) Carmel River main stem below the bridge at Robles Del Rio/Esquiline Roads (Rosie’s Bridge). Also, see Section 8.00 (c) Low-Flow Restrictions. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(27) Chorro Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) from the point that Chorro creek enters Midway Marina in Morro Bay upstream to the twin bridges on South Bay Boulevard. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(28) Codornices Creek
    (Alameda Co.).
    Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(29) Coon Creek and tributaries (Placer Co.) east of Highway 65. Fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 15. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(30) Coon Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(31) Corralitos Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to Browns Valley Road. Also see Section 8.00(c)(5), Low- Flow Restrictions. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(32) Cosumnes River (Sacramento Co.) from Highway 99 bridge upstream to the Latrobe vehicle bridge. Jan. 1 through Oct. 15. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(33) Cottoneva Creek (Mendocino Co.). Main stem below the confluence of South Fork Cottoneva Creek. Also see Section 8.00(b), Low- Flow Restrictions. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(34) Coyote Creek (Santa Clara Co.) Also see Section 8.00(c) (1), Low- Flow Restrictions. Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov.
    15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(35) Deer Creek (Tehama Co.).
    (A) From 250 feet below Upper Deer Creek Falls and fishway (located 1.5 miles upstream from Potato Patch Campground) downstream 31 miles to U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing at mouth of Deer Creek Canyon (see Section 2.35 for closure at Upper Deer Creek Falls). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov.
    15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    (B) From U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing at mouth of Deer Creek Canyon
    downstream to mouth of Deer Creek.
    Jun. 16 through Sep. 30. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(36) Deer Creek (Yuba and Nevada cos.) from mouth to Smartville- Englebright Dam road crossing. Fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(37) Dry Creek and tributaries (Placer Co.) east of the Atkinson Street Bridge in Roseville. Fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 15. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(38) Dry Creek (Yuba and Nevada cos.) from mouth to Sid Smith Dam about one mile above junction of Scott Forbes and Peoria Roads. Fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 15. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(39) Earl Lake/Talawa (Del Norte Co.). All year. Only barbless hooks may be used. Cutthroat Trout minimum size limit: 10 inches. 2 Cutthroat Trout.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(40) Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.) Section 8.00 Low-Flow Restrictions also apply.
    ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING
    (A) Main stem
    1. From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River. All year.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from Apr. 1 through the Fri. preceding the fourth Sat. in May.
    Only barbless hooks may be used from fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Catch and release of Chinook Salmon 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    2. From Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River, to South Fork Eel River. Also see Section 8.00(a)(1), Low- Flow Restrictions. All year.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from Apr. 1 through Sep. 30. Only barbless hooks may be used from Oct. 1 through Mar. 31.
    Catch and release of Chinook Salmon
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    3. From South Fork Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. Jan. 1 through Mar. 31 and Fourth Sat. in May through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. Catch and release of Chinook Salmon
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    Apr. 1 through the fourth Fri. in May and Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. Closed to all fishing
    (B) Van Duzen River
    1. 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).
    Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Sep. 30. Only barbless hooks may be used from Oct. 1 through Mar. 31.
    Catch and release of Chinook Salmon
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    Apr.1 to fourth Friday in May. Closed to all fishing
    (C) South Fork Eel River from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see Low- Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2). Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Sep. 30. Only barbless hooks may be used from Oct. 1 through Mar. 31.
    Catch and release of Chinook Salmon
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    Apr.1 to fourth Fri. in May. Closed to all fishing
    (D) Middle Fork Eel River.
    1. Middle Fork main stem from mouth to Bar Creek. Also see Section 8.00(a)(2), Low-Flow Restrictions. Jan. 1 to May 31 and July 16 through Sep. 30. At all
    times, only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    Jun. 1 through July 15 and
    Oct. 1 through Dec. 31.
    Closed to all fishing
    7.40(b)(41) Elk Creek (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b), Low-Flow Restrictions. Main stem below the confluence of South Fork Elk Creek. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(42) Elk River (Humboldt Co.) downstream from Highway 101 bridge, excluding tributaries. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(43) Feather River below Fish Barrier Dam (Butte, Sutter and Yuba cos.).
    NOTE: The 2021-2022 Feather River salmon regulations as part of the “Central Valley” rulemaking will be decided in May 2021 by the Fish and Game Commission to align with the 2021 federal salmon regulations, and will be available at https://wildlife.ca.gov/regulations and in the Supplemental regulations booklet.
    7.40(b)(44) Freshwater Creek (Humboldt Co.) downstream from bridge at “3 Corners” on the Old Arcata Road, excluding tributaries. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(45) Garcia River (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b), Low-Flow Restrictions. Main stem below the Eureka Hill Road bridge. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(46) Greenwood Creek (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b), Low-Flow Restrictions. Main stem below the log bridge about 1-1/2 miles east of Highway 1. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(47) Guadalupe River below Guadalupe Reservoir (Santa Clara Co.) including Los Gatos Ck. below Vasona Lake, and Alamitos Ck. and Arroyo Calero below Calero Reservoir. Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov.
    15. Only artificial lures and barbless hooks may be used.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40 (b) ALPHABETICAL LIST OF HATCHERY TROUT, HATCHERY STEELHEAD, AND SALMON WATERS WITH SPECIAL FISHING REGULATIONS
    Body of Water Open Season and Special Restrictions Daily Bag and Possession Limit
    7.40(b)(48) Gualala River (Mendocino and Sonoma cos.). Also see Section 8.00(b). Main stem below the confluence of Wheatfield and South Forks. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31.
    Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.
    Fishing from a flotation device is prohibited from Nov. 15 through Feb. 28 from the confluence of the North Fork to the Highway 1 bridge.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(49) Islay Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(50) Klamath River all anadromous waters in the Lower Klamath River Basin downstream of Iron Gate and Lewiston Dams (Del Norte, Humboldt, Siskiyou, and Trinity cos.).
    (See North Coast District Regulations, Section 7.00(a) for the non-anadromous waters of the Lower Klamath River Basin, and 7.50(b)(73))
    NOTE: The 2021-2022 Lower Klamath River salmon regulations will be decided in May 2021 by the Fish and Game Commission to align with the 2021 federal salmon regulations, and will be available at https://wildlife.ca.gov/regulationsand in the 2020-2021 Supplemental regulations booklet.
    7.40(b)(51) Special Order Regarding Take of Chinook Salmon in Anadromous Waters of the Klamath River Basin Downstream of Iron Gate and Lewiston Dams.
    Notwithstanding subsection (b)(50) of Section 7.40, between January 1 and August 14 on the Klamath River and between January 1 and August 31 on the Trinity River, South Fork Trinity River, Chinook Salmon may not be taken or possessed except as authorized on the identified segments of rivers as listed in the following table. All other restrictions apply.
    (A) Klamath River segment identified in subsection 7.50(b)(91.1)(E)2.b. July 1 through August 14 1 Chinook Salmon
    2 Chinook Salmon in possession
    (B) Trinity River segment identified in subsection 7.50(b)(91.1)(E)6.b July 1 through August 31 1 Chinook Salmon
    2 Chinook Salmon in possession
    (C) Trinity River segment identified in subsection 7.50(b)(91.1)(E)6.c. July 1 through August 31 1 Chinook Salmon
    2 Chinook Salmon in possession
    (D) Trinity River segment identified in subsection 7.50(b)(91.1)(E)6.e. July 1 through August 31 1 Chinook Salmon
    2 Chinook Salmon in possession
    7.40(b)(52) Laguna de Santa Rosa (Sonoma Co. tributary to Russian River) upstream from Guerneville Road bridge. Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Open to fishing for non- salmonids only.
    Closed to the take of trout and steelhead.
    7.40(b)(53) Lagunitas Creek and tributaries (Marin Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(54) Limekiln Creek and tributaries above Highway 1 (Monterey Co.). Also see Section 8.00(c)(9), Low- Flow Restrictions. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(55) Little River (Humboldt Co.) downstream from the County Road bridge at Crannell, excluding tributaries. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Cutthroat Trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 Cutthroat Trout.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(56) Little Sur River and tributaries above Coast Road (Monterey Co.). Fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(57) Llagas Creek (Santa Clara Co.). Also see Section 8.00(c)(5), Low-Flow Restrictions.
    (A) From mouth to Monterey Highway Bridge. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    (B) From Monterey Highway bridge to Chesbro Dam. Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(58) Los Osos Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(59) Los Padres Reservoir
    (Monterey Co.).
    Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 5 Brown Trout
    0 Rainbow Trout
    7.40(b)(60) Mad River and tributaries (Humboldt Co.).
    (A) Mad River from the mouth to 200 yards upstream. Jan. 1 through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    (B) Mad River main stem, from 200 yards above its mouth upstream to the confluence with Cowan Creek, excluding tributaries. Also see Low- Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(4). Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    (C) Mad River main stem, from the confluence with Cowan Creek to the confluence with Deer Creek, excluding tributaries. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (D) Mad River main stem from the confluence with Deer Creek to Ruth Dam. Fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(61) Mattole River (Humboldt Co.). Also see Section 8.00(a), Low-Flow Restrictions.
    (A) Mattole River main stem from mouth to 200 yards upstream. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) Mattole River main stem from 200 yards upstream of mouth to confluence with Stansberry Creek. Jan. 1 through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 head** in possession
    (C) Mattole River main stem from confluence with Stansberry Creek to confluence with Honeydew Creek. Jan. 1 through Mar 31 and fourth Sat. in May through Aug. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(62) McDonald Creek
    (Humboldt Co.).
    Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(63) Merced River (Merced Co.)
    (A) From Crocker-Huffman Dam downstream to the Schaffer Bridge on Oakdale Road. Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) From the Schaffer Bridge on Oakdale Road downstream to the mouth. Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. Bait may be used from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. However, from Apr. 1 through the Fri. preceding the fourth Sat. in May, bait may be used only with single hooks having a gap between 1/2 and 1 inch, or with multiple hooks having a gap between 1/4 and 1/2 inch. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(64) Mill Creek (Tehama Co.)
    (A) From the Lassen National Park boundary downstream to the U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing at the mouth of Mill Creek Canyon. Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov.
    15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) From U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing at mouth of Mill Creek Canyon
    downstream to the mouth of Mill Creek.
    Jun. 16 through Sep. 30. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(65) Mitchell Creek and tributaries (Contra Costa Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(66) Mokelumne River (San Joaquin Co.).
    NOTE: The 2021-2022 Mokelumne salmon regulations as part of the “Central Valley” rulemaking will be decided in May 2021 by the Fish and Game Commission to align with the 2021 federal salmon regulations, and will be available at https://wildlife.ca.gov/regulations and in the Supplemental regulations booklet.
    7.40(b)(67) Nacimiento River (Monterey and San Luis Obispo cos.)
    Main stem below Nacimiento Dam, downstream to its confluence with the Salinas River. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(68) Napa River and tributaries (Napa Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    (A) Main stem above the Oakville Cross Road Bridge near Yountville and all Napa River tributaries. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) From the Oakville Cross Road Bridge near Yountville to the Trancas Bridge. Note: The Napa River below the Trancas Bridge is tidewater, and is under the regulations for the Ocean and San Francisco Bay District (see Sections 1.53 and 27.00). Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(69) Navarro River (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b)(1) Low- Flow Restrictions. Main stem below the Greenwood Road bridge. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    7.40(b)(70) Noyo River (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b)(1) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    (A) Noyo River main stem from the mouth to the Georgia-Pacific logging road bridge one mile east of Highway 1. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) Noyo River main stem from the Georgia-Pacific logging road bridge one mile east of Highway 1 to the confluence with the South Fork Noyo River. Fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 1. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession
    (C) Noyo River main stem from the confluence with the South Fork Noyo River to the Sonoma/Mendicino Boy Scout Council Camp. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(71) Pajaro River (Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito cos.) from mouth to Uvas Creek.
    Also see Sction 8.00(c)(5) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(72) Upper Penitencia Creek (Santa Clara Co.) a tributary to Coyote Ck. Also see Section 8.00(c) Low-Flow Restrictions. Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(73) Pescadero Creek (San Mateo Co.) from mouth to the Stage Road bridge at Pescadero. Also
    see Section 8.00(c)(2) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(74) Pescadero Creek tributaries and main stem above the Stage Road bridge at Pescadero (Santa Clara and San Mateo cos.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(75) Pinole Creek (Contra Costa Co.) and tributaries. Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(76) Redwood Creek and tidewaters (Marin Co.) Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(77) Redwood Creek (Humboldt Co.). Also see Section 8.00(a) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    (A) Redwood Creek main stem, within a radius of 200 yards of its mouth. Jan. 1 through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) Redwood Creek main stem, from 200 yards above the mouth to the mouth of Prairie Creek. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (C) Redwood Creek main stem, from the mouth of Prairie Creek to the mouth of Bond Creek. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (D) Redwood Creek and tributaries, above the mouth of Bond Creek. Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(78) Russian Gulch and tributaries (Sonoma Co.). Main stem below the confluence of the East Branch. Also see Section 8.00(b) Low- Flow Restrictions. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(79) Russian River and tributaries (Sonoma and Mendocino cos.). Also see Section 8.00(b) Low- Flow Restrictions.
    (A) Russian River main stem below the confluence of the East Branch Russian River. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from Apr. 1 through Oct. 31 Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) Russian River main stem above the confluence of the East Branch and all River tributaries. (See Laguna de Santa Rosa subsection (b)(52) and Santa Rosa Creek subsection (b)(98) for non-salmonids only.) Closed to all fishing all year.
    (C) Russian River within 250 feet of the Healdsburg Memorial Dam. Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(80) Sacramento River and tributaries below Keswick Dam (Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Sacramento, Shasta, Solano, Sutter, Tehama and Yolo cos.).
    NOTE: The 2021-2022 Sacramento River salmon regulations as part of the “Central Valley” rulemaking will be decided in May 2021 by the Fish and Game Commission to align with the 2021 federal salmon regulations, and will be available at https://wildlife.ca.gov/regulations and in the Supplemental regulations booklet.
    7.40(b)(81) Salinas River and tributaries (Monterey and San Luis Obispo cos.). Also see Section 8.00(c) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    (A) The main stem Salinas River. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) All Salinas River tributaries upstream of Arroyo Seco River confluence (including the San Antonio River below San Antonio Reservoir and Dam, Paso Robles Creek and tributaries, Atascadero Creek, and Santa Margarita Creek and tributaries but excluding the Nacimiento River) See subsection (b)(67). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov.
    15. Only barbless hooks may be used.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(82) Salmon Creek and tributaries (Sonoma Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    (A) Salmon Creek main stem below Highway 1. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) Salmon Creek main stem above Highway 1 and all Salmon Creek tributaries. Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(83) Salmon River (Siskiyou Co.). See Klamath River subsection (b)(50).
    7.40(b)(84) San Benito River and tributaries (San Benito Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(85) San Clemente Creek and tributaries (Monterey Co.) except for Trout Lake. Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15 Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(86) San Diego Creek (Orange Co.). Downstream of the MacArthur Blvd. bridge only. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. Open to fishing for non- salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead.
    7.40(b)(87) San Francisquito Creek and tributaries (Santa Clara and San Mateo cos.) Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(88) San Gabriel River (Los Angeles and Orange cos.) Upstream of the Highway 22 bridge to the start of concrete-lined portion of the river channel. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. Open to fishing for non- salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead.
    7.40(b)(89) San Gregorio Creek (San Mateo Co.) from the mouth to the Stage Road bridge at San Gregorio. Also see Section 8.00(c)(2) Low-Flow Restrictions. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(90) San Joaquin River (Fresno, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus cos.).
    (A) From Friant Dam downstream to the Highway 140 bridge. All year. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) From the Highway 140 bridge downstream to the Interstate Highway 5 bridge at Mossdale. All year. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(91) San Juan Creek main stem (Orange Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(92) San Lorenzo River (Santa Cruz Co.) from the mouth to the Lomond Street bridge in the town of Boulder Creek. Also see Section 8.00(c) Low-Flow Restrictions. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(93) San Luis Obispo Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) from mouth to the first and most southwestern Highway 1/101 bridge. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(94) San Luis Rey River (San Diego Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(95) San Mateo Creek and tributaries downstream from the falls between the Tenaja Road crossing and Fisherman’s Camp (San Diego and Riverside cos.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(96) San Simeon Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) from mouth to the pedestrian bridge in San Simeon Beach State Park. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(97) Santa Margarita River and tributaries downstream from the Interstate Highway 15 bridge (San Diego and Riverside cos.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(98) Santa Rosa Creek (Sonoma Co. tributary to Russian River) from Laguna de Santa Rosa to Highway 12 bridge. Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. Open to fishing for non- salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead.
    7.40(b)(99) Santa Ynez River and tributaries downstream from Bradbury Dam (Santa Barbara Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(100) Scott Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to confluence with Big Creek. Also see Section 8.00(c)(3) Low- Flow Restrictions. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    7.40(b)(101) Scott River (Siskiyou Co.). See Klamath River subsection (b)(50).
    7.40(b)(102) See Canyon Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(103) Shasta River (Siskyou Co.). See Klamath River subsection (b)(50).
    7.40(b)(104) Sisquoc River and tributaries (Santa Barbara Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(105) Smith River (Del Norte Co.) Yearly limits apply for entire river. Section 8.00 Low-Flow Restrictions, also apply.
    (A) Main stem from the mouth to confluence of Middle and South forks. Also see Section 8.00(a)(7) Low-Flow Restrictions. Fourth Sat. in May through Apr. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Aug. 31.
    Only barbless hooks may be used from Sep. 1 through Apr. 30.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    2 Cutthroat Trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length.
    1 Chinook Salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook Salmon* over 22 inches per year.
    (B) Middle Fork Smith River
    1. From mouth to Patrick Creek Also see Section 8.00(a)(7) Low-Flow Restrictions. Fourth Sat. in May through Apr. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Aug. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Sep. 1 through Apr. 30. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    2 Cutthroat Trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length.
    1 Chinook Salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook Salmon* over 22 inches per year.
    2. Above the mouth of Patrick Creek. Also see Section 8.00(a)(7) Low-Flow Restrictions. Fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 Cutthroat Trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**.
    4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (C) South Fork Smith River
    1. From the mouth upstream approximately 1,000 feet to the County Road (George Tryon) bridge and Craigs Creek to Jones Creek. Also see Section 8.00(a)(7) Low-Flow Restrictions. Fourth Sat. in May through Apr. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Aug. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Sep. 1 through Apr. 30. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession. 2 Cutthroat Trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length. 1 Chinook Salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook Salmon* over 22 inches per year.
    2. From the George Tryon bridge upstream to the mouth of Craigs Creek. Also see Section 8.00(a)(7) Low-Flow Restrictions. Closed to all fishing all year.
    3. Above the mouth of Jones Creek. Also see Section 8.00(a)(7) Low-Flow Restrictions. Fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 Cutthroat Trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length. 2 hatchery trout
    or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (D) North Fork Smith River.
    1.From the mouth to Stony Creek. Also see Section 8.00(a)(7) Low-Flow Restrictions. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Aug. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Sep. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession. 2 Cutthroat Trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length. 1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year.
    2. Above the mouth of Stony Creek. Fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 Cutthroat Trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length. 2 hatchery trout
    or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(106) Sonoma Creek and tributaries (Sonoma Co.).
    Sonoma Creek and tributaries between the Sonoma Creek seasonal waterfall in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (located 0.2 miles upstream of the west end of the Canyon Trail) and the Highway 121 bridge. Note: Sonoma Creek below the Highway 121 bridge is tidewater, and is under regulations for the Ocean and San Francisco Bay District (see Sections 1.53 and 27.00). Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(107) Soquel Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to confluence of East and West branch. Also see Section 8.00(c)(4) Low-Flow Restrictions. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks maybe used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(108) Stanislaus River
    (A) From Goodwin Dam down- stream to the Highway 120 bridge in Oakdale. Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) From the Highway 120 bridge in Oakdale to the mouth. Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. Bait may be used from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. However, from Apr. 1 through the Fri. preceding the fourth Sat. in May, bait may be used only with single hooks having a gap between 1/2 and 1 inch, or with multiple hooks having a gap between 1/4 and 1/2 inch. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(109) Stevens Creek (Santa Clara Co.) downstream of Stevens Reservoir. Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov.
    15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(110) Stone Lagoon (Humboldt Co.). All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. Cutthroat Trout
    minimum size limit: 14 inches.
    2 Cutthroat Trout
    2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(111) Ten Mile River (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b)(1) Low-Flow Restrictions. Ten Mile River main stem below the confluence with the Ten Mile River North Fork, and the Ten Mile River
    North Fork below the confluence with Bald Hill Creek.
    Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through May 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(112) Topanga Canyon Creek
    and tributaries (Los Angeles Co.).
    Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(113) Trabuco Creek (a.k.a. Arroyo Trabuco Creek) (Orange Co.). Downstream of the Interstate Highway 5 bridge to the confluence with San Juan Creek Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(114) Trinity River and tributaries downstream of Lewiston Dam. See Klamath River subsection (b)(50).
    7.40(b)(115) Tuolumne River (Stanislaus and Tuolumne cos.).
    (A) From La Grange Dam downstream to Hickman Bridge. Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) From Hickman Bridge to the mouth. Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. Bait may be used from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. However, from Apr. 1 through the Fri. preceding the fourth Sat. in May, bait may be used only with single hooks having a gap between 1/2 and 1 inch, or with multiple hooks having a gap between 1/4 and 1/2 inch. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(116) Usal Creek and tributaries (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b) Low-Flow Restrictions. Usal Creek main stem below the Usal- Shelter Cove Road Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(117) Uvas or Carnadero Creek (Santa Clara Co.) Also see Section 8.00(c)(5) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    (A) From Highway 152 bridge to Uvas Dam. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) From mouth to Highway 152 bridge. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(118) Van Duzen River
    (Humboldt Co.).
    See Eel River subsection (b)(40) and Section 8.00(a) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    7.40(b)(119) Waddell Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to Highway 1 bridge. Also see Section 8.00(c)(3) Low- Flow Restrictions. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(120) Walker Creek and tributaries (Marin Co.) Also see Section 8.00(b) Low-Flow Restrictions.
    (A) Walker Creek main stem below Highway 1. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Sat. in May through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) Walker Creek main stem above Highway 1 and all Walker Creek tributaries. Closed to all fishing all year.
    7.40(b)(121) Walnut Creek (Contra Costa Co.).
    (A) Upstream of the confluence with Grayson Creek. Fourth Sat. in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lure with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) Downstream of the confluence with Grayson Creek. All year. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    7.40(b)(122) Wildcat Creek and tributaries (Contra Costa Co.). Closed all year to all fishing.
    7.40(b)(123) Yuba River (Yuba and Nevada cos.) from mouth to Englebright Dam.
    (A) From mouth to the Highway 20 bridge. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.
    (B) From Highway 20 bridge to Englebright Dam. Dec. 1 through Aug. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead**. 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.


    7.50 ALPHABETICAL LIST OF TROUT WATERS WITH SPECIAL FISHING REGULATIONS

    (a) General Provisions:

    (1) Every body of water listed in subsection (b) is closed to all fishing except during the open season as shown. Unless otherwise provided, waters shown as open to trout fishing in subsection (b) are open to fishing for other species. Gear restrictions listed in this section apply to the take of all species of fish unless otherwise noted.

    (2) Unless otherwise provided, waters closed to trout fishing are closed to fishing for all other species, except that these closures do not apply to fishing for amphibians (see Section 5.05), freshwater clams (see Section 5.20), crayfish (see Section 5.35), and lamprey (see Section 5.40), using legal fishing methods other than hookand-line fishing, and saltwater clams, crabs, ghost shrimp, and blue mud shrimp (see Ocean Regulations Booklet sections 29.20 to 29.87). Crabs may only be taken using hoop nets or by hand, and Dungeness crab may only be taken within the North Coast District and Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.

    (3) Daily bag and possession limits, unless otherwise noted, mean the total number of trout.

    (4) Unless otherwise provided, it is unlawful to possess more than one daily bag limit.

    (5) These waters may also be subject to restrictions on fishing methods and gear (Sections 2.00 through 2.40), fishing hours (Section 3.00), and the use of bait (Sections 4.00 through 4.30).

    Attention Anglers! – Note that the following 7.50 (“trout table”) looks different this year, and displays water bodies in alphabetical order that are actually no longer found in the 7.50 section of Title 14 as of March 1, 2021. This is intended to help anglers quickly find the regulations for their favorite fishing spots where they are used to looking for them and direct them to their new location in the regulations (e.g., the “anadromous table” in Section 7.40, or are now covered under the Statewide Regulation in Section 5.85). Grey text indicates changes, and grey rows indicate newly designated special trout waters. In future years, the 7.50 table will only include the trout waters in the current Title 14, CCR regulations.

    7.50 (b) ALPHABETICAL LIST OF TROUT WATERS WITH SPECIAL FISHING REGULATIONS

    Body of Water Open Season and Special
    Restrictions
    Daily Bag and Possession Limit
    (1) Alambique Creek (San Mateo Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (2) Alameda Creek and tributaries (Alameda and Santa Clara cos.).
    (A) Alameda Creek mainstem and all tributaries downstream of San Antonio, Calaveras, and Del Valle reservoirs except for Arroyo Del Valle between Bernal Ave. and the Thiessen St. intersection with Vineyard Ave. Closed to all fishing all year.
    1. Arroyo Del Valle between Bernal Ave. and the Thiessen St. intersection with Vineyard Ave. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (B) Alameda Creek tributaries upstream of San Antonio, Calaveras, and Del Valle reservoirs. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (C) San Antonio and Calaveras reservoirs. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Albion River (Mendocino Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(2)
    Alder Creek (Mendocino Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(3)
    (3) Almanor Lake tributaries (Lassen, Plumas and Shasta cos.) upstream to the first lake. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    (4) American River, North Fork, Middle Fork, South Fork and their tributaries above Folsom Lake (Placer, El Dorado, Amador, and Alpine cos.), except Caples Creek (See Section 7.50(b)(24)). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    Oct. 1 through the Fri. preceding Memorial Day. Only artificial lures with barbless hook may be used. 0 trout
    American River (Sacramento Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(4)
    See the Supplemental Sport Fishing Booklet, or https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/regulations
    Antelope Creek (Tehama Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(5)
    (5) Antelope Lake tributaries (Plumas Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    Applegate River and tributaries (Siskiyou Co.).
    Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    Aptos Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(6)
    Arroyo de los Frijoles above Lake Lucerne (San Mateo Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    Arroyo Grande Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(7)
    Arroyo Leon (San Mateo Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(8)
    (6) Arroyo Seco River (Monterey Co.). Also see Section 8.00(c) Low-Flow Restrictions. The main stem Arroyo Seco and tributaries above the waterfall located approximately 3.5 miles upstream from the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station.
    See also 7.40(b)(9) below waterfall
    Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    Auburn Ravine Creek and tributaries (Placer Co.) east of Nelson Lane – moved to 7.40(b)(10)
    Bass Lake (Siskiyou Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    Battle Creek (Shasta and Tehama cos.) – moved to 7.40(b)(11)
    (7) Bear Creek and tributaries (Shasta and Siskiyou cos.) between Ponderosa Way bridge and confluence with Fall River. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (8) Bear Creek (San Bernardino Co.) from Big Bear Dam to confluence of Santa Ana River. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    Bear River (Humboldt Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(12)
    (9) Bear River and tributaries (Placer Co.)
    From Highway 20 south (downstream) 2.5 miles to the abandoned concrete dam (the Boardman Diversion Dam).
    See also 7.40(b)(13) from Hwy 65
    Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. 5 trout
    (10) Berryessa Lake tributaries (Lake and Napa cos.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Sep. 30. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession
    Big Bear Lake tributaries (San Bernardino Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    Big Chico Creek (Butte Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(14)
    Big Lagoon (Humboldt Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(15)
    Big River (Mendocino Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(16)
    (11) Big Sur River (Monterey Co.). Big Sur River and tributaries above the upstream end of the gorge pool at the boundary of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park within the Ventana Wilderness Area.
    See also 7.40(b)(17) within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park
    Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (12) Big Tree Creek (Calaveras Co.) Within Calaveras Big Trees State Park (upstream of the Highway 4 culvert crossing). Closed to all fishing all year.
    (13) Big Trees Creek (Tuolumne Co.) upstream from the confluence of Beaver Creek. Closed to all fishing all year.
    Black Butte River and tributaries (Glenn Co.) except Cold Creek – moved to 7.40(b)(18)
    Bodfish Creek and tributaries (Santa Clara Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(19)
    (14) Boggy Creek (Fresno Co.) and tributaries (tributary to Thomas Edison Lake). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30 5 trout
    Bogus Creek (Siskiyou Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(20)
    (15) Boulder Creek (San Diego Co.) upstream of El Capitan Reservoir, and all of its tributaries. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (16) Bridgeport Reservoir and tributaries (Mono Co.). except Swauger Creek from Bridgeport Reservoir upstream to Highway 395, and Swauger Creek from Bridgeport Reservoir upstream to the private property fence line above the Forest Service campground. Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    Brush Creek (Mendocino Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(21)
    Bucks Lake Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    (17) Bucks Lake tributaries (Plumas Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    (18) Burney Creek (Shasta Co.). From Burney Creek Falls downstream to Lake Britton. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (19) Butano Creek (San Mateo Co.).
    Above Butano Falls.
    See also 7.40(b)(22) from mouth to county bridge
    Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (20) Butt Creek and Butt Valley Reservoir Powerhouse Outfall (Plumas Co.).
    (A) Butt Creek. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    (B) Butt Valley Reservoir powerhouse outfall, from the powerhouse, downstream to a marker adjacent to Ponderosa Flat Campground. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    Butte Creek (Butte and Sutter cos.) – moved to 7.40(b)(23)
    (21) Butt Valley Reservoir (Plumas Co.). All year. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    (22) By-Day Creek and tributaries (Mono Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    (23) Cache Creek and tributaries (Lake Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    Calaveras River downstream from New Hogan Dam and the diverting canal (Mormon Slough) from Bellota Weir downstream to Interstate Highway 5 (Calaveras and San Joaquin cos.) – moved to 7.40(b) (24)
    Calleguas Creek and tributaries (Ventura Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    Canyon Creek upstream of the falls located about four miles north of the wilderness area boundary. (Trinity Co.) Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (24) Caples Creek from the confluence with the Silver Fork American River upstream to Caples Lake Dam (El Dorado and Alpine cos.) All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Caribou Reservoir (Plumas County) Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    Carmel River and tributaries above Los Padres Dam (Monterey Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(25)
    Carmel River below Los Padres Dam. (Monterey Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(26)
    (25) Carson River, East Fork and tributaries (Alpine Co.).
    (A) Carson River, East Fork and tributaries above Carson Falls. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) Carson River, East Fork from Hangman’s Bridge downstream to Nevada State Line. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. Minimum size limit: 14 inches total length. 2 trout
    (26) Cedar Creek and tributaries upstream from Moon Lake access road (Lassen Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    Chorro Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(27)
    (27) Clear Lake tributaries (Lake Co.). All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Codornices Creek (Alameda Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(28)
    (28) Cold Creek (Fresno Co.) and tributaries (tributary to Thomas Edison Lake). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    (29) Convict Creek (Mono Co.).
    (A) Convict Creek, including side channels and meanders, in the U.C. study area as posted. This area begins about 1/2 mile above the Highway 395 bridge and extends upstream about 1/2 mile. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) Convict Creek downstream of the
    U.C. study area.
    Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    (C) Convict Creek upstream of the U.C. study area. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (30) Convict Lake (Mono Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    Coon Creek and tributaries (Placer Co.) east of Highway 65 – moved to 7.40(b)(29)
    Coon Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(30)
    (31) Corral Valley Creek and tributaries (Alpine Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    Corralitos Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to Browns Valley Road – moved to 7.40(b)(31)
    Cosumnes River (Sacramento Co.) from Highway 99 bridge upstream to the Latrobe vehicle bridge – moved to 7.40(b)(32)
    Cottoneva Creek (Mendocino Co.). Main stem below the confluence of South Fork Cottoneva Creek – moved to 7.40(b)(33)
    (32) Cottonwood Creek and all tributaries upstream from the confluence of the main stem Cottonwood Creek and Little Cottonwood Creek, including the unnamed tributaries flowing through Horseshoe Meadow (Inyo Co.). All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (33) Cottonwood Creek drainage lakes (Inyo Co.).
    (A) Cottonwood Lakes 1, 2, 3 and 4 and their tributaries (Inyo Co.). Sep. 1 through Nov. 30. Only artificial lures may be used. Minimum size limit: 14 inches total length. 2 trout
    (B) All remaining Cottonwood Creek drainage lakes. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (34) Cottonwood Creek, North Fork and tributaries (White Mountains, Mono Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    (35) Cow Creek and tributaries upstream from Forest Service Road 9S10 (Fresno Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    Coyote Creek (Santa Clara Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(34)
    (36) Coyote Valley Creek and tributaries (Alpine Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    (37) Crooked Creek (Mono Co.).
    (A) Crooked Creek below the City of Los Angeles gauging station. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) Crooked Creek and tributaries above the City of Los Angeles gauging station. All year. Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (38) Crowley Lake (Mono Co.). (See individual listings for regulations on tributary waters which include: Convict, Crooked, Hilton, Hot, McGee, and Whiskey creeks and the upper Owens River).
    (A) Crowley Lake within 1,800 feet of the outlet dam (this area is marked with a series of buoys). Closed to all fishing all year for safety purposes.
    (B) Crowley Lake, except for the closed area near the outlet dam (see above). Last Sat. in Apr. through Jul. 31. 5 trout
    Aug. 1 through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures may be used. Minimum size limit: 18 inches total length. 2 trout
    (39) Davis Creek (Goose Lake tributary) and tributaries (Modoc Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. 5 trout
    (40) Davis Lake tributaries (Plumas Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. 5 trout
    (41) Deadman Creek (Mono Co.).
    (A) Deadman Creek downstream from Highway
    395. See Owens River subsection 7.50(b)(104).
    All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used 0 trout
    (B) Deadman Creek upstream from Highway 395. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (42) Deep Creek (San Bernardino Co.) from headwaters at Little Green Valley to confluence of Willow Creek. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    Deer Creek (Tehama Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(35)
    Deer Creek (Yuba and Nevada cos.) from mouth to Smartville-Englebright Dam road crossing – moved to 7.40(b)(36)
    Diaz Lake (Inyo Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    (43) Dismal Creek (Modoc Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Dry Creek and tributaries (Placer Co.) east of the Atkinson Street Bridge in Roseville – moved to 7.40(b) (37)
    Dry Creek (Yuba and Nevada cos.) from mouth to Sid Smith Dam about one mile above junction of Scott Forbes and Peoria roads – moved to 7.40(b)(38)
    (44) Eagle Lake and tributaries (Lassen Co.).
    (A) Eagle Lake. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. 2 trout per day. 4 trout in possession.
    (B) Eagle Lake inside the breakwater at the Gallatin Marina. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (C) Eagle Lake tributaries, including Pine Creek. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. 5 trout
    Earl Lake/Talawa (Del Norte Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(39)
    (45) Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.).
    See also 7.40(b)(40) for anadromous segments
    (A) Eel River above Lake Pillsbury and tributaries to Lake Pillsbury (Lake Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (B) Van Duzen River. Main Stem and tributaries upstream of Eaton Falls, located about 1/2 mile upstream of the mouth of the South Fork (Little Van Duzen) and 2 1/2 miles downstream of Dinsmore (Humboldt and Trinity cos.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (C) Eel River Middle Fork.
    1. Eel River Middle Fork tributaries (Hammerhorn Creek, Rattlesnake Creek, Beaver Creek, Fly Creek, and Bar Creek) upstream of USFS M1 Road crossing (Mendocino and Trinity cos). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    2. Eel River Middle Fork and tributaries upstream of mouth of Uhl Creek (Trinity Co.) Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    3. Balm of Gilead Creek upstream of falls located 1.2 miles from mouth and one mile downstream of Wright’s Valley Trail crossing (Trinity Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    4. Eel River North Fork of the Middle Fork upstream of mouth of Willow Creek (Trinity Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (46) El Estero Lake (Monterey Co.) portions of the lake south of the Pearl Street bridge known as Camino Aquajito Arm and Camino El Estero finger. Closed to all fishing all year.
    Elk Creek (Mendocino Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(40)
    Elk River (Humboldt Co.) downstream from Highway 101 bridge, excluding tributaries – moved to 7.40(b)(42)
    (47) Fall River Complex (Shasta Co.).
    (A) Fall River and tributaries from its origin at Thousand Springs downstream to the PG&E Pit #1 Diversion Dam. excluding Bear Creek.
    (B) Lava Creek
    (C) Little Tule River (D) Tule River
    (E) Horr Pond (F) Ja She Creek (G) Big Lake
    (H) Thousand Springs (I) Spring Creek
    (J) Ahjumawi Lava Springs (K) Eastman Lake
    Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    Oct. 1 through the Fri. preceding Memorial Day. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Feather River below Oroville Dam (Butte, Sutter and Yuba cos.). – moved to 7.40(b)(43)
    See the Supplemental Sport Fishing Booklet, or https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/regulations
    Feather River, Middle Fork (Plumas Co.), from the Union Pacific Railroad Bridge (1/4 mile upstream of County A-23 bridge) to the Mohawk Bridge. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (48) Feather River North Fork from Belden Bridge downstream to Cresta Powerhouse (excluding reservoirs) (Butte and Plumas cos.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (49) Fish Slough (Mono Co.).
    (A) The portions of Fish Slough which lie within the BLM Springs. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) All other portions of Fish Slough. Also, see Section 5.00(b)(16) for black bass regulations. All year 5 trout
    Freshwater Creek (Humboldt Co.) downstream from bridge – moved to 7.40(b)(44)
    Freshwater Lagoon (Humboldt Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    Garcia River (Mendocino Co.)– moved to 7.40(b)(45)
    (50) George Lake (Lake George, Mono Co.) Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov.15. 2 trout
    (51) Golden Trout Wilderness Area (Tulare Co.), excluding the main stem Kern River (see subsection 7.50(b)(69), and the Tule River drainage (See subsection 7.50(b) (154)). All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (52) Goose Lake and tributaries (Modoc Co.), excluding Davis Creek (See subsection 7.50(b) (39), and Pine Creek (See subsection 7.50(b) (106)). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (53) Grant Lake (Mono Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    (54) Gull Lake (Mono Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    Grass Valley Creek Reservoir (Trinity Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    Greenwood Creek (Mendocino Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(46)
    Guadalupe River below Guadalupe Reservoir (Santa Clara Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(47)
    Gualala River (Mendocino and Sonoma cos.) – moved to 7.40(b)(48)
    (55) Hat Creek (Shasta Co.) from Lake Britton upstream to Baum Lake, exclusive of the concrete Hat No. 2 intake canal between Baum Lake and the Hat No. 2 Powerhouse. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Hat Creek No. 1 and Cassel Forebays (Shasta Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (56) Heenan Lake and tributaries (Alpine Co.).
    (A) Heenan Lake. Sep. 1 through Nov. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (B) Heenan Lake tributaries. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (57) Hennessey Lake tributaries (Napa Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    (58) Hilton Creek (Mono Co.). Hilton Creek downstream from Crowley Lake Drive. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    Hilton Creek upstream from Crowley Lake Drive. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (59) Hobart Creek (Tuolumne Co.), tributary to Spicer Meadows Reservoir. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (60) Horseshoe Lake (Mono Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    (61) Hot Creek (Mono Co.). Hot Creek from the State hatchery property line to the confluence with the Owens River. All year. Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (62) Illinois River and tributaries (Del Norte Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    (63) Independence Lake and tributaries (Nevada and Sierra cos.). NOTE: ALL LAHONTAN CUTTHROAT TROUT TAKEN SHALL BE IMMEDIATELY RETURNED TO THE WATER.
    (A) Independence Lake tributaries and Independence Lake within 300 feet of the mouths of all tributaries. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) Independence Lake except Independence Lake within 300 feet of the mouths of all tributaries. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (64) Indian Tom Lake (Siskiyou Co.). All year. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    Inyo County, Southwestern portion, in all waters bounded by the Inyo County line on the south and west, Independence Creek on the north (open to fishing), and Highway 395 on the east (also see Cottonwood Creek and Diaz Lake Restrictions). Covered under Statewide regulations subsection 5.85(a)(1) and (2)
    Islay Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(49)
    (65) Isabella Lake (Lake Isabella, Kern Co.) All year. 5 trout
    (66) Junction Lake and tributaries (Mono Co.) including the lake’s outlet stream to Highway 108. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (67) June Lake (Mono Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    Kaweah River and tributaries (Tulare Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (68) Kent Lake tributaries (Marin Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    (69) Kern River (Kern and Tulare cos.).
    (A) From Lake Isabella upstream to the Johnsondale bridge. All year. 5 trout
    (B) From Johnsondale bridge upstream to the Sequoia National Park boundary near the Kern Canyon Ranger Station. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (C) Downstream of Lake Isabella. All year. 5 trout
    (70) Kings River (Fresno Co.).
    (A) Kings River, South Fork from its confluence with Copper Creek downstream to the Highway 180 crossing at Boyden Cave. All year. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    (B) Kings River South Fork, from the Highway 180 crossing at Boyden Cave downstream to the main stem; Middle Fork, from the western boundary of Kings Canyon National Park downstream to the main stem; and main stem, from the confluence of the South and Middle forks downstream to Garnet Dike Campground. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (C) Kings River, from Garnet Dike Campground downstream to Pine Flat Lake. All year. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    (D) Kings River from Pine Flat Dam downstream to U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Bridge on Pine Flat Road. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (E)
    1. Kings River from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bridge on Pine Flat Road downstream to Cobbles (Alta) Weir.
    All year. 5 trout
    2. Kings River Thorburn Spawning Channel, the 2,200 foot long channel located 5 miles downstream from Pine Flat Dam, and the reach of river within a 200-foot radius of the channel exit. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (F) Kings River from Cobbles (Alta) Weir downstream to the Highway 180 crossing. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (G) Kings River from the Highway 180 crossing downstream. All year. 5 trout
    (71) Kirman (Carmen) Lake and all its tributaries (Mono Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov 15.
    Only artificial lures may be used. Minimum size limit: 18 inches total length.
    2 trout
    (72) Kitchen Creek (San Diego Co.) upstream of Lake Morena, and all its tributaries. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (73) Klamath River
    Klamath River main stem and all tributaries above Iron Gate Dam. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    Oct. 1 through the Fri. preceding Memorial Day. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks maybe used. 0 trout
    Klamath River all anadromous waters in the Lower Klamath River Basin downstream of Iron Gate and Lewiston dams (Del Norte, Humboldt, Siskiyou, and Trinity cos.) – moved to 7.40(b)(50)
    See the Supplemental Sport Fishing Booklet, or https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/regulations
    (74) Klopp Lake (Humboldt Co.). All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 2 trout
    Laguna de Santa Rosa (Sonoma Co. tributary to Russian River) upstream from Guerneville Road bridge
    – moved to 7.40(b)(52)
    Lagunitas Creek and tributaries (Marin Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(53)
    (75) Lagunitas Lake (Marin Co.). All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (76) Lane Lake (Mono Co.). All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    Lassen Creek and tributaries (Modoc Co.). – see Goose Lake and Tributaries
    (77) Laurel Lakes and tributaries (Mono Co.). All year. Only artificial lures may be used. Minimum size limit: 14 inches total length. 2 trout
    (78) Lee Vining Creek from the Lee Vining conduit downstream to Mono Lake (Mono Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    Oct. 1 through the Fri. preceding Memorial Day. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Limekiln Creek and tributaries above Highway 1 (Monterey Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(54)
    (79) Little Butano Creek above the diversion dam at Butano State Park (San Mateo Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Little Cottonwood Creek and tributaries (Inyo Co.). – See Cottonwood Creek 7.50(b)(32).
    Little River (Humboldt Co.) downstream from the County Road bridge at Crannell, excluding tributaries
    – moved to 7.40(b)(55)
    Little Sur River and tributaries above Coast Road (Monterey Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(56)
    (80) Little Truckee River (Sierra and Nevada cos.) from Stampede Reservoir Dam downstream to Boca Reservoir. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Llagas Creek (Santa Clara Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(57)
    Los Angeles Aqueduct from Owens River to Alabama Gates (Inyo County). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (81) Los Gatos Creek (Santa Clara Co.) upstream of Camden Avenue drop including Lexington Reservoir and all tributaries. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Los Osos Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(58)
    Los Padres Reservoir (Monterey Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(59)
    (82) Lundy Lake (Mono Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    (83) Lytle Creek and tributaries upstream of Interstate 15 bridge (San Bernardino Co.). All year. 5 trout
    (84) Macklin Creek (Nevada Co.), 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. Closed to all fishing all year.
    Mad River and tributaries (Humboldt Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(60)
    Mad River and tributaries above Ruth Dam.
    See also 7.40(b)(45) for anadromous segments
    Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (85) Mamie Lake (Lake Mamie, Mono Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    (86) Mammoth Pool (Fresno and Madera cos.). All year 5 trout
    Mammoth Pool tributaries (Fresno and Madera cos.) from their mouths to a point 300 feet upstream. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (87) Martis Creek from the Martis Lake dam downstream to the confluence with the Truckee River (Nevada Co.) All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (88) Martis Lake tributaries (Nevada and Placer cos.). All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Martis Lake. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    (89) Mary Lake (Lake Mary, Mono Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    Mattole River (Humboldt Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(61)
    (90) McCloud River and tributaries (Shasta and Siskiyou cos.).
    (A) Moosehead Creek and all tributaries. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) Edson Creek. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (C) Swamp Creek and all tributaries. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (D) Sheepheaven Creek. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (E) Bull Creek and tributaries. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (F) Dry Creek south of upper McCloud River. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (G) McCloud River from McCloud Dam downstream to confluence of Ladybug Creek. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    Oct. 1 through the Fri. preceding Memorial Day. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (H) McCloud River from confluence of Ladybug Creek downstream to Shasta Lake. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    McDonald Creek (Humboldt Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(62)
    (91) McGee Creek (Mono Co.).
    McGee Creek downstream from Highway 395. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    McGee Creek upstream from Highway 395. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (92) McLeod Lake (Mono Co.) All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used 0 trout
    (93) Meiss Lake (Alpine Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Mendocino Lake tributaries
    (Mendocino Co.).
    Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    Merced River (Mariposa Co.).
    From the Happy Isles footbridge downstream to Lake McClure
    Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    Merced River (Merced Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(63)
    (94) Milk Ranch Creek and tributaries (Alpine Co.) above the confluence with the North Fork Mokelumne River. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (95) Mill Creek (Mono Co. tributary to West Walker River) and tributaries upstream from confluence with Lost Cannon Creek. All year. Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Mill Creek (Tehama Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(64)
    (96) Miller Canyon Creek from Silverwood Lake upstream (San Bernardino Co.) All year. 5 trout
    (97) Milton Lake and Middle Fork Yuba River between Milton Lake and Jackson Meadows Dam (Nevada and Sierra cos.). All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Mitchell Creek and tributaries (Contra Costa Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    Mokelumne River (San Joaquin Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(66)
    See the Supplemental Sport Fishing Booklet, or https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/regulations
    (99) Mono Creek (Fresno Co.) and tributaries from Edison Lake upstream to the confluence with the North Fork Mono Creek. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30 5 trout
    (100) Murray Canyon Creek and tributaries (Alpine Co.) upstream from the falls located about 1/4 mile above the confluence with the East Fork Carson River. Closed to all fishing all year.
    Nacimiento River (Monterey and San Luis Obispo cos.)
    From the headwaters in the Los Padres National Forest, downstream to the southern border of Fort Hunter-Liggett Military Reservation. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    Nacimiento Lake, and the main stem Nacimiento River upstream to the southern boundary of Fort Hunter-Liggett. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    Main stem below Nacimiento Dam, downstream to its confluence with the Salinas River. Moved to 7.40(b)(67)
    Napa River and tributaries (Napa Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(68)
    Navarro River (Mendocino Co.). Main stem below the Greenwood Road bridge – moved to 7.40(b)(69)
    (101) Nelson Corral Reservoir and tributary (Lassen Co.).
    (A) Nelson Corral Reservoir. All year. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    (B) Nelson Corral Reservoir tributary (the unnamed tributary entering the reservoir at the north end). Closed to all fishing all year.
    New Bullards Bar Reservoir Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    (102) Newlands Lake tributaries (Lassen Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    (103) Nicasio Lake tributaries (Marin Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    Noyo River (Mendocino Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(70)
    (104) Owens River (Inyo and Mono cos.), except (A), (B), (C), and (D) below All year. 5 trout
    (A) Upper Owens River from Benton Bridge road crossing upstream to Big Springs. Above Big Springs, see Deadman Creek (subsection 7.50(b)(41)). All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (B) Upper Owens River from Benton Bridge road crossing to Crowley Lake. Last Sat. in Apr. through Jul. 31. 5 trout
    Aug. 1 through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures may be used. Minimum size limit: 18 inches total length. 2 trout
    (C) From Pleasant Valley Dam downstream to footbridge at lower end of Pleasant Valley Campground. Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    Nov. 16 through the Fri. preceding the last Sat. in Apr. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (D) From footbridge at lower end of Pleasant Valley Campground east (downstream) to 5 Bridges Road. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Pajaro River (Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito cos.) – moved to 7.40(b)(71)
    Lake Pardee Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    (105) Parker Creek (Mono Co.) from Parker Lake to the confluence with Rush Creek. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Upper Penitencia Creek (Santa Clara Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(72)
    Pescadero Creek (San Mateo Co.) from mouth to the Stage Road bridge at Pescadero – moved to 7.40(b)(73)
    Pescadero Creek tributaries and main stem above the Stage Road bridge at Pescadero – moved to 7.40(b)(74)
    (106) Pine Creek (Goose Lake Tributary) and tributaries (Modoc Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. 5 trout
    (107) Pine Valley Creek (San Diego Co.) upstream of Barrett Lake and all its tributaries. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    Pinole Creek (Contra Costa Co.) and tributaries – moved to 7.40(b)(75)
    (108) Piru Creek (Los Angeles and Ventura cos.)
    (A) Piru Creek and tributaries upstream of Pyramid Lake. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (B) From Pyramid Dam downstream to the bridge approximately 300 yards below Pyramid Lake. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (C) From the bridge approximately 300 yards below Pyramid Lake downstream to the falls about 1/2 mile above the old Highway 99 bridge. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (109) Pit River (Shasta and Modoc cos.).
    Pit River (Modoc County) from the Hwy 395 bridge/South Fork Pit River crossing near the town of Likely downstream to the Highway 299 (Canby) bridge/Pit River crossing. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (A) Pit River, South Fork (Modoc Co.) and tributaries upstream of the Highway 395 bridge in Likely. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. 5 trout
    (B) Pit River, North Fork (Modoc Co.) and tributaries from the confluence with the South Fork upstream to and including Franklin Creek. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (C) From Pit No. 3 (Britton Dam) downstream to the outlet of the Pit No. 3 Powerhouse. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (D) Pit River, from Pit No. 3 Powerhouse downstream to Shasta Lake. All year. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    (110) Pole Creek and tributaries (Placer Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    (111) Portuguese Creek, West Fork (Madera Co.) from headwaters downstream to confluence with the East Fork Portuguese Creek. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (112) Prosser Creek from the Prosser Reservoir dam downstream to the confluence with the Truckee River (Nevada Co.). All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (113) Purisima Creek (San Mateo Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (114) Putah Creek (Solano and Yolo cos.) from Solano Lake to Monticello Dam. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (115) Redwood Creek and tributaries (Alameda Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    Redwood Creek and tidewaters (Marin Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(76)
    (116) Redwood Creek (Humboldt Co.). and tributaries above the mouth of Bond Creek. Closed to all fishing all year.
    Redwood Creek main stem within a radius of 200 yards of its mouth to above the mouth of Bond Creek. Moved to 7.40(b)(77)
    (117) Robinson Creek (Mono Co.).
    (A) From the U.S. Forest Service boundary downstream to Upper Twin Lake. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    (B) Between Upper and Lower Twin Lakes. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    (118) Rock Creek Diversion Channel (Mono Co.) from its source below Tom’s Place to its confluence with Crooked Creek. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (119) Rock Creek Lake (Inyo Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    (120) Rock Creek in the Hat Creek Drainage (Shasta Co.) from Rock Creek spring (origin) downstream to Baum Lake. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (121) Rock Creek (Shasta Co.) from its confluence with Pit River to Rock Creek Falls (about one mile upstream). Closed to all fishing all year.
    (122) Roosevelt Lake (Mono Co.). All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (123) Rush Creek (Mono Co.)
    (A) Rush Creek from Grant Lake Dam downstream to Mono Lake. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (B) Rush Creek (Mono Co.) between Silver Lake and Grant Lake Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    Russian Gulch and tributaries (Sonoma Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(78)
    Russian River and tributaries (Sonoma and Mendocino cos.). – moved to 7.40(b)(79)
    (124) Sabrina Lake (Lake Sabrina, Inyo Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    (125) Sacramento River and tributaries above Keswick Dam (Shasta and Siskiyou cos.).
    (A) Sacramento River and tributaries from Box Canyon Dam downstream to the Scarlett Way bridge in Dunsmuir. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (B) Sacramento River and tributaries from Scarlett Way bridge downstream to the county bridge at Sweetbriar. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 5 trout
    Oct. 1 through the Fri. preceding Memorial Day. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (C) Sacramento River and tributaries from the county bridge at Sweetbriar downstream to Shasta Lake. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    Sacramento River and tributaries below Keswick Dam (Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Tehama and Yolo cos.). – moved to 7.40(b)(80)
    See the Supplemental Sport Fishing Booklet, or https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/regulations
    (126) Sagehen Creek (Nevada Co.)
    (A) From the stream gauging station (located about 1/8 mile below Sagehen Creek Station Headquarters) upstream to about 1/8 of a mile above the station headquarters at a point where the stream splits into two sections. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) From the Highway 89 bridge upstream to the gauging station at the east boundary of Sagehen Creek Station. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Salinas River and tributaries (Monterey and San Luis Obispo cos.). – moved to 7.40(b)(81)
    Salmon Creek and tributaries (Sonoma Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(82)
    (127) Salmon Creek and tributaries above Highway 1 (Monterey Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Salmon River (Siskiyou Co.). See Salmon River 7.40(b)(83) and Klamath River 7.40(b)(50).
    San Benito River and tributaries (San Benito Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(84)
    San Clemente Creek and tributaries (Monterey Co.) except for Trout Lake – moved to 7.40(b)(85)
    San Diego Creek (Orange Co.). Downstream of the MacArthur Blvd. bridge only – moved to 7.40(b)(86)
    San Francisquito Creek and tributaries (Santa Clara and San Mateo cos.). – moved to 7.40(b)(87)
    (128) San Gabriel River, west fork and tributaries (Los Angeles Co.)
    (A) Upstream of Cogswell Dam (including Cogswell reservoir and its tributaries). All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (B) From Cogswell Dam downstream to the second bridge upstream from the highway 39 bridge. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    San Gabriel River (Los Angeles and Orange cos.) – moved to 7.40(b)(88)
    San Gregorio Creek (San Mateo Co.) from the mouth to the Stage Road bridge at San Gregorio – moved to 7.40(b)(89)
    San Joaquin River (Fresno, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus cos.). – moved to 7.40(b)(90)
    San Juan Creek main stem (Orange Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(91)
    San Lorenzo River (Santa Cruz Co.) from the mouth to the Lomond Street bridge in the town of Boulder Creek. – moved to 7.40(b)(92)
    San Luis Obispo Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) from mouth to the first and most southwestern Highway 1/101 bridge – moved to 7.40(b)(93)
    San Luis Rey River (San Diego Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(94)
    (129) San Luis Rey River West Fork (San Diego Co.). All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    San Mateo Creek and tributaries downstream from the falls between the Tenaja Road crossing and Fisherman’s Camp (San Diego and Riverside cos.). – moved to 7.40(b)(95)
    San Simeon Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) from mouth to the pedestrian bridge in San Simeon Beach State Park – moved to 7.40(b)(96)
    (130) Santa Ana River and tributaries upstream above Seven Oaks Dam. (San Bernardino Co.). See subsection (b)(8), Bear Creek (San Bernardino Co.) for additional info. All year. 5 trout
    Santa Margarita River and tributaries downstream from the Interstate 15 bridge (San Diego and Riverside cos.)– moved to 7.40(b)(97)
    Santa Paula Creek and tributaries above the falls located 3 miles upstream from the Highway 150 bridge (Ventura Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    Santa Rosa Creek (Sonoma Co. tributary to Russian River) from Laguna de Santa Rosa to Highway 12 bridge – moved to 7.40(b)(98)
    Santa Ynez River and tributaries downstream from Bradbury Dam (Santa Barbara Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(99)
    (131) Santa Ynez River and tributaries upstream of Gibraltar Dam (Santa Barbara Co.) All year. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    (132) Sausal Creek and tributaries (Alameda Co.). Closed to all fishing all year.
    Scott Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to confluence with Big Creek. – moved to 7.40(b)(100)
    Scott River (Siskiyou Co.). See Scott River 7.40(b)(101)and Klamath River 7.40(b)(50).
    Scotts Flat Reservoir, upper Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    See Canyon Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(102)
    (133) Sespe Creek and tributaries above Alder Creek confluence (Ventura Co.). All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Shasta Lake (Shasta Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    Shasta River (Siskiyou Co.). See Shasta River 7.40(b)(103) and Klamath River 7.40(b)(50).
    (134) Silver Creek (Mono Co.) tributary to West Walker River, and tributaries upstream from Silver Falls. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (135) Silver Creek and all other tributaries to Sworinger Lake (Modoc and Lassen cos.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (136) Silver King Creek and tributaries (Alpine Co.) upstream of the confluence with Snodgrass Creek. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (137) Silver Lake (Mono Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    Sisquoc River and tributaries (Santa Barbara Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(104)
    (138) Slinkard Creek and tributaries (Mono Co.) upstream from a department Wildlife rock gabbion barrier (38.606976°N, 119.567687°W). The barrier is located approximately 5-6 miles upstream from the Hwy 89 and Hwy 395 junction. All year. Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Smith River (Del Norte Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(105)
    Soda Creek (Shasta Co.) See Sacramento River tributaries 7.50(b)(125)
    (139) Solano Lake (Solano Co.) All year. Only artificial lures and barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (140) Sonoma Creek and tributaries (Sonoma Co.). above the Sonoma Creek seasonal waterfall in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (located 0.2 miles upstream of the west end of the Canyon Trail). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Sonoma Creek and tributaries between the Sonoma Creek seasonal waterfall in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (located 0.2 miles upstream of the west end of the Canyon Trail) and the Highway 121 bridge. Moved to 7.40(b)(106)
    (141) Sonoma Lake (Sonoma Co.). All year. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    (142) Sonoma Lake tributaries (Sonoma Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    Soquel Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to confluence of East and West branch. – moved to 7.40(b) (107)
    (143) Soulajoule Lake tributaries (Marin Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    (144) South Lake (Inyo Co.). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    (145) Squaw Valley Creek and tributaries (Shasta Co.) All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Stanislaus River (Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne cos.). – moved to 7.40(b)(108)
    (146) Stanislaus River, Middle Fork (Tuolumne Co.).
    (A) From Beardsley Dam downstream to the
    U. S. Forest Service footbridge at Spring Gap (including the Beardsley Afterbay).
    All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (B) From the U.S. Forest Service footbridge at Spring Gap to New Melones Reservoir. All year. 2 trout. 4 trout in possession.
    Stevens Creek (Santa Clara Co.) downstream of Stevens Reservoir – moved to 7.40(b)(109)
    (147) Stevens Creek and all tributaries upstream of Stevens Creek Reservoir (Santa Clara Co.). All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Stone Lagoon (Humboldt Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(110)
    (148) Stony Creek, and tributaries (including the North, South, and Middle forks) from the headwaters downstream to the diversion dam west of Stonyford in the center of Section 35, T18N, R7W) (Colusa, Glennand Lake cos.) All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (149) Susan River (Lassen County). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. 5 trout
    (150) Sweetwater River and tributaries upstream of the Sweetwater Reservoir (San Diego Co.). All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    (151) Tahoe Lake and tributaries (Placer and El Dorado cos.).
    (A) Tahoe Lake tributaries upstream to the first lake. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (B) Tahoe Lake within 300 feet of the mouth of its tributaries. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Ten Mile River (Mendocino Co.). – moved to 7.40(b)(111)
    Topanga Canyon Creek and tributaries (Los Angeles Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(112)
    Topaz Lake (Mono Co.). Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    Trabuco Creek (a.k.a. Arroyo Trabuco Creek)(Orange Co.) – moved to 7.40(b)(113)
    Trinity Reservoir Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    Trinity River - moved to 7.40(b)(114)
    (152) Trinity River, above Trinity Lake (Trinity Co.) from the confluence with Tangle Blue Creek (Hwy. 3), downstream (south) to the mouth of Trinity Lake, approximately 13.8 miles. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30 5 trout
    Oct. 1 through the Fri. preceding Memorial Day. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    Trout Lake (Siskiyou County) Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(1)
    (153) Truckee River (Nevada, Placer, and Sierra cos.)
    (A) Truckee River for 1,000 feet below the Lake Tahoe outlet dam. Closed to all fishing all year.
    (B) Truckee River from the confluence of Trout Creek downstream to the mouth of Prosser Creek. All year. Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (C) Truckee River from the mouth of Prosser Creek downstream to the Nevada State Line. Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (154) Tule River and tributaries (Tulare Co.). Tule River, North Fork (Tulare Co.), only in the North Fork Tule River and all its forks and tributaries above the confluence with Pine Creek (about 50 yards upstream from the Blue Ridge road bridge, about 12 ¼ miles north of Springville. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    All remaining portions of the Tule River and tributaries. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    (155) Tuolumne River (Stanislaus and Tuolumne cos.). from O’Shaughnessy Dam (Hetch Hetchy Reservoir) downstream to Clavey River Falls. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    From La Grange Dam dowstream to the mouth - moved to 7.40(b)(115)
    (156) Twelvemile Creek (Modoc Co.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (157) Twin Lakes (Mammoth, Mono Co.). Last Sat. in Apr through Nov.15. 5 trout
    (158) Twin Lakes, Upper and Lower (Bridgeport, Mono Co). Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15. 5 trout
    (159) Upper Otay Lake (San Diego Co.) All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (160) Upper Truckee River and tributaries upstream from confluence with Showers Creek (Alpine and El Dorado cos.). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (161) Virginia Lakes, Upper and Lower (Mono Co.) Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov. 15 5 trout
    Usal Creek and tributaries (Mendocino Co.) - moved to 7.40(b)(116).
    Uvas or Carnadero Creek (Santa Clara Co.). - moved to 7.40(b)(117).
    Van Duzen River (Humboldt Co.). - moved to 7.40(b)(118)
    Waddell Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to Highway 1 bridge. - moved to 7.40(b)(119).
    Walker Creek and tributaries (Marin Co.) - moved to 7.40(b)(120).
    (162) Walker Creek (Mono Co.) from the private property line (fence) to the confluence with Rush Creek. All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (163) Walker River, East Fork (Mono Co.) from Bridgeport Dam to Nevada State Line. Last Sat. in Apr. through Nov.
    15. Only artificial lures may be used. Minimum size limit: 18 inches total length. NOTE: BOW AND ARROW FISHING
    FOR CARP ONLY IS PERMITTED
    2 trout
    West Walker River (Mono County) from the confluence with the Little Walker River (Hwy. 395 bridge at mile marker 96) downstream (north) to the inlet of Topaz Lake. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    Walnut Creek (Contra Costa Co.). - moved to 7.40(b)(121).
    (164) Whiskey Creek (Mono Co.) downstream from Crowley Lake Drive (old Highway 395). Sat. preceding Memorial Day through Sep. 30 5 trout
    Whiskey Creek upstream from Crowley Lake Drive. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    Wildcat Creek and tributaries (Contra Costa Co.). - moved to 7.40(b)(122).
    (165) Wolf Creek and tributaries (tributary to West Walker River) (Mono Co.). All year. Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (166) Wolf Creek Lake (at the headwaters of Wolf Creek, tributary to the West Walker River) (Mono Co.) Closed to all fishing all year.
    (167) Yellow Creek (Plumas Co.) from Big Springs downstream to the marker at the lower end of Humbug Meadow. Sat. preceding Memorial Day through the last day in Feb. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. 0 trout
    (168) Yuba River, Middle Fork (Nevada and Sierra cos.) from Jackson Meadows Dam downstream to Milton Lake. See Milton Lake 7.50(b)(97).
    (169) Yuba River, North Fork (Sierra and Yuba cos.) from the western boundary of Sierra City to the confluence with Ladies Canyon Creek. All year. Only artificial lures may be used. 2 trout
    From Ladies Canyon Creek downstream to New Bullards Bar Reservoir. Covered under Statewide regulation subsection 5.85(a)(2)
    Yuba River, from mouth to Englebright Dam (Yuba and Nevada cos.) - moved to 7.40(b)(123).
    * Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.
    ** 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).

     

    ARTICLE 4. SUPPLEMENTAL REGULATIONS

    8.00. LOW-FLOW RESTRICTIONS.

    (a) Eel River, Mad River, Mattole River, Redwood Creek, Smith River and Van Duzen River. Stream closures: Special Low Flow Conditions.

    From September 1 through April 30, any of the stream reaches listed in subsection (1) through (7) below shall be closed to all angling on Tuesday and Wednesday when the department determines that the flow on the previous Monday at any of the designated gauging stations is less than the minimum flows set forth in subsections (1) through (7); any of the stream reaches listed in subsections (1) through (7) below shall be closed to all angling on Thursday and Friday when the department determines that the flow on the previous Wednesday at any of the designated gauging stations is less than the minimum flows set forth in subsections (1) through (7); any of the stream reaches listed in subsections (1) through (7) below shall be closed to all angling from Saturday through Monday when the department determines that the flow on the previous Friday at any of the designated gauging stations is less than the minimum flows set forth in subsections (1) through (7). Notwithstanding this provision, the department may close or keep a stream reach closed to fishing when the minimum flow is exceeded on the scheduled flow determination day if the department is reasonably assured that the stream flow is likely to decrease below the minimum flow as specified in subsections (a)(1)−(7) of Section 8.00 before or on the next flow−determination date. In addition, the department may reopen a stream at any time during a closed period if the minimum flow as specified in subsections (a)(1)−(7) of Section 8.00 is exceeded and the department is reasonably assured that it will remain above the minimum flow until the next scheduled Monday, Wednesday, or Friday flow determination. The department shall make information available to the public by a telephone recorded message updated, as necessary, no later than 1:00 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as to whether any stream will be open or closed to fishing. It shall be the responsibility of the angler to use the telephone number designated in the sport fishing regulations booklet to obtain information on the status of any stream.

    (1) The main stem Eel River from the paved junction of Fulmor Road with the Eel River to the South Fork Eel River. Minimum Flow: 350 cfs at the gauging station near Scotia.

    (2) The South Fork of the Eel River downstream from Rattlesnake Creek and the Middle Fork Eel River downstream from the Bar Creek. Minimum Flow: 340 cfs at the gauging station at Miranda.

    (3) Van Duzen River: The main stem Van Duzen River 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). Minimum Flow: 150 cfs at the gauging station near Grizzly Creek Redwood State Park.

    (4) Mad River: The main stem Mad River from the Hammond Trail Railroad Trestle to Cowan Creek. Minimum Flow: 200 cfs at the gauging station at the Highway 299 bridge.

    (5) Mattole River: The main stem of the Mattole River from the mouth to Honeydew Creek. Minimum Flow: 320 cfs at the gauging station at Petrolia.

    (6) Redwood Creek: The main stem of Redwood Creek from the mouth to its confluence with Bond Creek. Minimum Flow: 300 cfs at the gauging station near the Highway 101 bridge.

    (7) Smith River: The main stem Smith River from the mouth of Rowdy Creek to the mouth of Patrick Creek (tributary of the Middle Fork Smith River); the South Fork Smith River from the mouth upstream approximately 1000 feet to the County Road (George Tyron) bridge and Craigs Creek to its confluence with Jones Creek; and the North Fork Smith River from the mouth to its confluence with Stony Creek. Minimum Flow: 600 cfs at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park gauging station.

    THE NUMBER TO CALL FOR INFORMATION IS (707) 822-3164.

    (b) Mendocino, Sonoma, and Marin County coastal streams: Stream Closures: Special Low Flow Conditions.

    From September 1 through April 30 as follows: Any of the stream reaches listed in subsections (1) through (4) below shall be closed to all angling on Tuesday and Wednesday when the department determines that the flow on the previous Monday at the applicable designated gauging stations is less than the minimum flows set forth in subsections (1) through (4).

    Any of the stream reaches listed in subsections (1) through (4) below shall be closed to all angling on Thursday and Friday when the department determines that the flow on the previous Wednesday at the applicable designated gauging stations is less than the minimum flows set forth in subsections (1) through (4). Any of the stream reaches listed in subsections (1) through (4) below shall be closed to all angling from Saturday through Monday when the department determines that the flow on the previous Friday at the applicable designated gauging stations is less than the minimum flows set forth in subsections (1) through (4).

    Notwithstanding this provision, the department may close or keep a stream reach closed to fishing when the minimum flow is exceeded on the scheduled flow determination day if the department is reasonably assured that the stream flow is likely to decrease below the minimum flow as specified in the corresponding subsections (b)(1) through (4) before or on the next flow− determination date.

    In addition, the department may reopen a stream at any time during a closed period if the minimum flow as specified in the corresponding subsections (b)(1) through (4) is exceeded and the department is reasonably assured that it will remain above the minimum flow until the next scheduled Monday, Wednesday, or Friday flow determination.

    The department shall make information available to the public by a telephone recorded message updated, as necessary, no later than 1:00 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as to whether any stream will be open or closed to fishing. It shall be the responsibility of the angler to use the telephone number designated in the sport fishing regulations booklet to obtain information on the status of any stream.

    THE NUMBER TO CALL FOR INFORMATION IS (707) 822−3164 for Mendocino County and (707) 944−5533 for Sonoma, Marin, and Napa counties.

    (1) All streams tributary to the Pacific Ocean (and its bays) in Mendocino County, except for the Russian and Gualala rivers. Minimum Flow: 200 cfs at the USGS gauging station on the main stem Navarro River near Navarro, CA.

    (2) All streams tributary to the Pacific Ocean (and its bays) in Sonoma and Marin counties, except for the Russian River. Minimum Flow: 150 cfs at the gauging station on the South Fork Gualala River near Sea Ranch (Sonoma County).

    (3) Russian River main stem below the confluence of the East Branch Russian River (Mendocino and Sonoma counties), Laguna de Santa Rosa, and Santa Rosa Creek. Minimum Flow: 300 cfs at the gauging station located on the main stem Russian River near Guerneville (Sonoma County).

    (4) The Napa River (Napa County) between Trancas Avenue in Napa and Oakville Cross Bridge near Yountville.

    Minimum Flow: 15 cfs at the gauging station at the Oak Knoll Bridge on the main stem Napa River.

    (c) South Central Coast Streams - Special Low Flow Closures:

    During December 1 through March 7 the following streams (subsections (1) through (7)) will be closed to fishing when the department determines that stream flows are inadequate to provide fish passage for migrating steelhead trout and salmon. Closed streams will be reopened when the department determines flows are adequate for fish passage.

    (1) Upper Penitencia Ck. (Santa Clara Co.) and Lower Coyote Ck. below its confluence with Upper Penitencia Ck (U. S. G. S. gauging station on lower Coyote Ck. above St. Highway 237 in Milpitas).

    (2) Pescadero Creek and all anadromous reaches of San Mateo Co. coastal streams normally open for fishing, from Elliot Ck. through Milagro Ck., shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the Pescadero Ck. flows are impeding fish passage. (U. S. G. S. gauging station is on Pescadero Ck.)

    (3) The San Lorenzo River and all its tributaries, as well as all anadromous reaches of coastal streams normally open for fishing in Santa Cruz Co. from the San Lorenzo R. on North through Wadell Ck., shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the San Lorenzo flows are impeding fish passage. (U. S. G. S. gauging station in Henry Cowell Redwood State Park).

    (4) Aptos and Soquel Creeks (Santa Cruz Co.) shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the Soquel Ck. flows are impeding fish passage. (U. S. G. S. gauging station on Soquel Ck.).

    (5) The Pajaro River and Uvas, Llagas, and Corralitos Creeks, (Santa Cruz, Monterey, & Santa Clara Co.) shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the Pajaro River flows are impeding fish passage. (U. S. G. S. gauging station on the lower Pajaro River).

    (6) The main stem of the Salinas River (Monterey Co.), below its confluence with the Arroyo Seco River shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the flows are impeding fish passage (U. S. G. S. Spreckels gauging station on the Salinas R.).

    (7) The Arroyo Seco River (Monterey Co.) shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the flows are impeding fish passage. (Flows to be evaluated at U. S. G. S. Spreckels gauging station on the Salinas R. and the U. S. G. S. gauging station near Geenfield on the Arroyo Seco R.).

    (8) The Carmel River main stem, and the adjacent waters of San Jose, Gibson, Malpaso, Soberanes creeks that are West of Highway 1 (Monterey Co.), shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the flow at the U. S. G. S. gauging station near Carmel is less than 80 cfs.

    (9) The Big Sur River main stem west of the Highway 1 bridge, all of Limekiln Ck and its tributaries, and the anadromous portions of all other Big Sur Coast streams west of Highway 1 in Monterey Co., from Granite Ck. south to Salmon Ck., shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the flow at the U. S. G. S. gauging station on the Big Sur River is less than 40 cfs.

    The stream flow gauges referred to above in subsections (8) and (9) will be checked on Tuesday and Friday of each week. The decision as to whether these rivers will be open or closed to fishing will take place only on Tuesday and Friday of each week. In the event that river flow differs later in the week, the fishing status for each specific river will not change until the day following the next scheduled reading. It shall be the responsibility of the angler to use the telephone number designated in the sport fishing regulations booklet to obtain information on the status of any of the rivers or creeks listed above in subsections (1) through (9). THE NUMBER TO CALL FOR INFORMATION IS (831) 649-2886.

    8.10. YOUTH FISHING DERBY, SUSAN RIVER (LASSEN COUNTY).

    The Susan River, from the second railroad tunnel (the westernmost) on the Biz Johnson Trail downstream to the Riverside bridge in the City of Susanville, is open to fishing on the Sat. preceding the trout season opener on the Sat. preceding Memorial Day, only to persons under 16 years of age who are registered for the fishing Derby sponsored by the Lassen County Sportsmen’s Club. See subsection 7.50(b)(149), for fishing regulations for the Susan River.

    Public Health Advisory on Fish Consumption

    FISH ARE NUTRITIOUS AND GOOD FOR YOU TO EAT

    Fish are an excellent source of protein and beneficial fats, and are recommended as part of a healthy, balanced diet. It is important, however, to choose the fish you eat wisely. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) provides the guidelines below. For more information, visit the OEHHA website at www.oehha.ca.gov (click on “Fish”) or call (916) 327-7319 or (510) 622-3170. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a joint Federal Advisory for Mercury in Fish for fish you buy at stores at stores and restaurants. The federal advisory can be found at https://www.epa.gov/fish-tech/....

    FISH PREPARATION AND CONSUMPTION

    • Eat only the fillet portions of fish and the meat of crabs. Do not eat the guts or internal organs because chemicals usually concentrate in these parts. Also, avoid frequent consumption of any reproductive parts such as eggs or roe. If you make stews or chowders, use fillet parts.
    • Many chemicals are stored in the fat. When advisories are based on PCBs or pesticides (DDTs or dieldrin), skin the fish, when possible, do not eat the skin, and trim any visible fat to reduce the levels of these chemicals. Removing fat will not reduce mercury levels.

    SAFE EATING GUIDELINES

    OEHHA gives special guidelines for women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years because children and fetuses are more sensitive to chemicals. Women over 49 years and men have less risk and can safely eat more fish, as shown below.

    The consumption guidelines in the tables below are based on the chemicals noted in each table. Fish consumption recommendations in the following tables are provided as the number of servings per week. A serving is about the size and thickness of your hand. Give children smaller servings.

    The consumption guidelines that follow for each species and area assume that no other fish are being eaten in the same week.

    The following safe eating guidelines are for freshwater and anadromous waters only.

    OEHHA’s guidelines for marine waters can be found in the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations at www.wildlife.ca.gov/Regulations.

    If you do not see the water body where you fish in the following tables, follow OEHHA’s Statewide Advice for Eating Fish from Lakes and Reservoirs without Site-specific Advice.

    STATEWIDE ADVISORY FOR CALIFORNIA LAKES AND RESERVOIRS WITHOUT SITE-SPECIFIC ADVICE

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Sacramento Pikeminnow (over 16 inches) 0 0
    Black bass or Catfish or Common Carp or Goldfish or Sacramento Pikeminnow (16 inches or less) or Sacramento Sucker or Striped Bass or Brown Trout (over 16 inches) or 0 1
    Bullhead or crappie or sunfish or 1 2
    Brown Trout (16 inches or less) or 1 3
    Inland Silverside or Threadfin Shad or Rainbow Trout 1 4

    ADVISORY FOR FISH THAT MIGRATE (CALIFORNIA RIVERS, ESTUARIES, AND COASTAL WATERS)*

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    White Sturgeon or 0 1
    Striped Bass or 0 2
    Chinook (King) Salmon or Steelhead trout** or 2 7
    American shad 3

    7

    *This advice does not apply to these fish when caught in lakes or reservoirs

    **It is only legal to keep hatchery fish and only in select waters.

    SAFE EATING GUIDELINES FOR SPECIFIC WATER BODIES

    ALAMITOS CREEK (Santa Clara County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    All fish 0 0

    ALAMO RIVER (Imperial County)

    Advice based on mercury, DDTs, PCBs, and selenium.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Channel Catfish 2 3
    Common Carp or Tilapia 3 3

    ALL-AMERICAN CANAL (Imperial County)

    Advice based on mercury, PCBs, and selenium.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Common Carp or Channel Catfish or 2 2
    Black Bass or 2 4
    Flathead Catfish or 2 5
    Sunfish 4 4

    ALMADEN LAKE (Santa Clara County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    All fish 0 0

    ALONDRA PARK LAKE (Los Angeles County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Common Carp or 1 1
    Black bass or 1 2
    Sunfish 5 7

    AMERICAN RIVER, LOWER (Sacramento County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Sacramento Pikeminnow or 0 1
    Striped Bass or 0 2
    Catfish or Sacramento Sucker or sunfish or 1 2
    Chinook (King) Salmon or Steelhead Trout* or 2 7
    American Shad 3 7

    *It is only legal to keep hatchery fish and only in select waters.

    ANDERSON LAKE (Santa Clara County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Channel Catfish or 0 1
    Common Carp or 0 2
    Sunfish or Crappie 1 2

    BEAR CREEK (Colusa County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    All fish and shellfish 0 0

    BEAR RIVER (Nevada, Placer, Sutter, and Yuba Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Channel Catfish or 1 2
    Brown Trout or sunfish or 1 3
    Rainbow Trout or Sacramento Sucker 2 4

    BIG BEAR LAKE (San Bernardino County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Common Carp or 1 2
    Rainbow Trout or 5 5
    Crappie 5 7

    BISHOP CREEK (Inyo County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Brown Trout or 2 4
    Rainbow Trout 7 7

    BLACK BUTTE LAKE (Glenn and Tehama Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Common Carp or Channel Catfish or 1 2
    Crappie or 1 3
    Inland Silverside or 2 6
    Threadfin Shad 7 7

    BON TEMPE RESERVOIR (Marin County)

    Advice based on mercury

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass 0 1

    BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR (Mono County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Mountain Whitefish or 1 2
    Sacramento Perch or 1 3
    Brown Trout or 2 5
    Rainbow Trout or 7 7

    CACHE CREEK (Lake, Yolo, Colusa Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Mountain Whitefish or 1 2
    Sacramento Perch or 1 3
    Brown Trout or 2 5
    Rainbow Trout or 7 7

    CALERO CREEK (Santa Clara County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    All fish and shellfish 0 0

    CALERO RESERVOIR (Santa Clara County)

    Advice based on mercury.


    FISH
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    All fish and shellfish 0 0

    CAMANCHE RESERVOIR (Amador, Calaveras, and San Joaquin Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.


    FISH
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Channel Catfish or Common Carp or Hardhead or 1 2
    Sunfish 1 3

    CAMP FAR WEST RESERVOIR (Nevada, Placer, and Yuba Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.


    FISH
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Channel Catfish or 0 1
    Sunfish 1 3

    CARRVILLE POND (Trinity County)

    Advice based on mercury.


    FISH
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Rainbow Trout 7 7

    CASTAIC LAGOON (Los Angeles County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.



    FISH
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 1 2
    Common Carp or 2 2
    Sunfish 7 7

    CASTAIC LAKE (Los Angeles County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Channel Catfish or 0 1
    Black bass or 0 2
    Common Carp or 2 3
    Sunfish 3 3

    CLEAR LAKE (Lake County)

    Advice based on mercury

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Blackfish or bullhead or Common Carp or catfish or crappie or crayfish or Mosquitofish or Prickly Sculpin or sunfish or 1 3
    Inland Silverside or Threadfin Shad or 3 7
    Asian Clam or Winged Floater Mussel 7 7

    COSUMNES RIVER, LOWER (Sacramento County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Crappie 0 0
    Black bass or catfish or White Sturgeon or 0 1
    Inland Silverside or Threadfin Shad or 0 2
    Striped Bass or 1 2
    Steelhead Trout* or 2 7
    American Shad or 3 7
    Asian Clam 7 7

    *It is only legal to keep hatchery fish and only in select waters.

    COYOTE LAKE (SANTA CLARA COUNTY)

    Advice based on mercury.


    FISH
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Black Crappie or Common Carp or 1 2
    Sunfish or Threadfin Shad 1 3

    DEER CREEK (Nevada County)

    Advice based on mercury.



    FISH
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Rainbow Trout 1 3

    DELTA, CENTRAL AND SOUTH—INCLUDES ALL WATER BODIES IN THE DELTA SOUTH OF HIGHWAY 12, EXCEPT THE SACRAMENTO RIVER AND THE SAN JOAQUIN RIVER SOUTH OF STOCKTON (Contra Costa, San Joaquin, and Sacramento Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Crappie 0 1
    Black bass or catfish or White Sturgeon or 0 2
    Inland Silverside or Threadfin Shad or 1 2
    Striped Bass or 2 5
    Steelhead Trout* or 2 7
    American Shad or 3 7
    Asian Clam 7 7

    *It is only legal to keep hatchery fish and only in select waters.

    No one should eat any fish or shellfish from the Port of Stockton

    DIAMOND VALLEY LAKE (Riverside County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.


    FISH
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass (not including Smallmouth Bass) or 0 1
    Common Carp or 1 1
    Sunfish 2 6
    Inland Silverside 3 7

    DON PEDRO LAKE (Tuolumne County)

    Advice based on mercury

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass (not including Smallmouth Bass) or 0 1
    Sunfish or 1 2
    Channel Catfish or Common Carp 1 3

    DONNER LAKE (Nevada County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Brown Trout or Lake Trout or 1 1
    Kokanee Salmon or 2 2
    Rainbow Trout 4 7

    EAST PARK RESERVOIR (Colusa County)

    Advice based on mercury.


    FISH
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Common Carp or Channel Catfish or Goldfish or black bass or 1 2
    Sunfish 3 7

    ENGLEBRIGHT LAKE (Nevada and Yuba County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Sunfish or 1 2
    Rainbow Trout 2 7

    FALLEN LEAF LAKE (El Dorado County)

    Advice based on mercury.



    FISH
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Lake Trout 2 4

    FEATHER RIVER, LOWER (Butte, Sutter, and Yuba Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or catfish or Sacramento Pike- minnow or White Sturgeon or 0 1
    Striped Bass or 0 2
    Common Carp or Hardhead or Sacramento Sucker or 1 2
    Sunfish or 1 3
    Chinook (King) Salmon or Steelhead Trout* or 2 7
    American Shad 3 7

    *It is only legal to keep hatchery fish and only in select waters.

    FEATHER RIVER, UPPER (Butte and Plumas Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Sacramento Pikeminnow or 0 1
    Black bass or 1 2
    BrookTrout or BrownTrout or RainbowTrout 3 7

    FERGUSON LAKE (Imperial County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or sunfish or 1 1
    Striped Bass or 1 3
    Common Carp 4 4

    FOLSOM LAKE (El Dorado, Placer, and Sacramento Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Channel Catfish or Chinook (King) Salmon or Rainbow Trout (over 16 inches) or 0 1
    Rainbow Trout (16 inches or less) or sunfish 2 5

    FRENCH MEADOWS RESERVOIR (Placer County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH AND SHELLFISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Brown Trout or 1 3
    Crayfish or 2 7
    Rainbow Trout 3 7

    GRASSLANDS (Merced County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    Follow the advice for the San Joaquin River from Friant Dam to the Port of Stockton advisory.

    GUADALUPE CREEK, GUADALUPE RESERVOIR, GUADALUPE RIVER, AND ASSOCIATED PERCOLATION PONDS ALONG THE RIVER AND CREEKS (Santa Clara County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    All fish 0 0

    HELL HOLE RESERVOIR (Placer County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH AND SHELLFISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Brown Trout (over 16 inches) 0 0
    Lake Trout or 0 1
    Crayfish or 1 2
    Brown Trout (16 inches or less) or Kokanee Salmon 1 3

    JENKINSON LAKE (El Dorado County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 1 2
    Sunfish or 3 7
    Rainbow Trout 7 7

    LAFAYETTE RESERVOIR (Contra Costa County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Goldfish or 0 2
    Black bass or 1 2
    Channel Catfish or 3 7
    Rainbow Trout 5 5

    LAGUNA DE SANTA ROSA (Sonoma County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Sunfish or 1 2
    Common Carp or 2 3
    Sacramento Blackfish or 2 5
    Fathead Minnow 3 7

    LAKE ALMANOR (Plumas County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Sacramento Sucker or 0 1
    Black bass or 1 4
    Rainbow Trout or 2 5
    Inland Silverside 7 7

    LAKE BERRYESSA (Napa County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or catfish or Chinook (King) Salmon or 0 1
    Rainbow Trout 1 3

    LAKE CHABOT (Alameda County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Common Carp or 0 1
    Goldfish or 0 2
    Sunfish or 2 4
    Channel Catfish or 2 7
    Rainbow Trout 7 7

    LAKE COMBIE (Placer and Nevada Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Sacramento Sucker 0 1

    LAKE DEL VALLE (Alameda County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Striped Bass or 0 1
    Channel Catfish or 1 2
    Sunfish or 1 3
    Threadfin Shad or 1 4
    Inland Silderside 2 7

    LAKE EVANS (Riverside County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Channel Catfish 0 0
    Black bass or sunfish or 4 4
    Common Carp 7 7

    Lake Gregory (San Bernadino County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 1 2
    Crappie or 1 3
    Tule Perch or 2 5
    Bullhead or 6 7
    Common Carp 7 7

    LAKE HAVASU (San Bernardino County)

    Advice based on mercury and selenium.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Striped Bass or 2 2
    Black bass or 2 4
    Sunfish or 3 3
    Channel Catfish or 3 7
    Common Carp 4 4

    LAKE HERMAN (Solano County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass 0 1

    LAKE MCCLURE (Mariposa County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Channel Catfish or Chinook (King) Salmon orr 0 1
    Sunfish or 1 3
    Common Carp or Kokanee Salmon or 2 4
    Rainbow Trout 2 7

    LAKE MCSWAIN (Mariposa County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Sacramento Sucker or 1 3
    Rainbow Trout 2 7

    LAKE MENDOCINO (Mendocino County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Striped Bass or 0 1
    Sunfish 1 2

    LAKE MERCED (San Francisco County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Channel Catfish 0 0
    Black bass or 0 1
    Rainbow Trout 7 7

    LAKE NACIMIENTO (San Luis Obispo County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Common Carp or crappie or Channel Catfish or White Bass or 0 1
    Sunfish or Sacramento Sucker 1 2

    LAKE NATOMA (Sacramento County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Channel Catfish 0 0
    Black bass or Chinook (King) salmon or Rainbow Trout over 16 inches or 0 1
    Rainbow Trout 16 inches or less or sunfish 2 5

    LAKE OROVILLE (Butte County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or catfish or 0 1
    Common Carp or Coho Salmon or 1 2
    Sunfish 2 5

    LAKE PERRIS (Riverside County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Common Carp or 1 1
    Black bass or 2 5
    Inland Silverside or sunfish 7 7

    LAKE PILLSBURY (Lake County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Sacramento Pikeminnow 0 0
    Sunfish or 0 1
    Rainbow Trout 1 3

    LAKE PIRU (Ventura County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Brown Bullhead or Sunfish 2 7

    LAKE SAN ANTONIO (Monterey and San Luis Obispo Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Striped Bass or 0 1
    Black bass or Common Carp or 1 2
    Channel Catfish or 1 3
    Bullhead or Inland Silverside or White Catfish 3 7

    LAKE SONOMA (Sonoma County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Sunfish or crappie 1 2

    LAKE SPAULDING (Nevada County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Sacramento Pikeminnow 0 0
    Inland Silverside or 4 7
    Rainbow Trout 5 7

    LAKE TEMESCAL (Alameda County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Common Carp 0 0
    Black bass or 1 3
    Sunfish 2 7

    LAURITZEN CHANNEL (Contra Costa County)

    Advice based on dieldrin and DDTs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    All fish 0 0

    LEGG LAKE (Los Angeles County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Common Carp or 1 1
    Black bass or 1 3
    Channel Catfish or 5 5
    Sunfish 7 7

    LEWISTON LAKE (Trinity County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Trout 5 7

    LEXINGTON RESERVOIR (Santa Clara County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Sunfish or 1 3
    Inland Silverside or Threadfin Shad or 2 7
    Rainbow Trout 7 7

    LITTLE ROCK RESERVOIR (Los Angeles County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Common Carp or White Catfish or 0 1
    Sunfish or crappie or 1 2
    Rainbow Trout 1 3

    MAGIC JOHNSON LAKES (Los Angeles County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Common Carp or 0 0
    Black bass or 0 1
    Sunfish or 1 3
    Catfish or 2 7
    Trout 5 5

    MILLERTON LAKE (Fresno and Madera Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 1 2
    Goldfish or sunfish 2 7

    MOKELUMNE RIVER AT LODI LAKE (San Joaquin County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Sacramento Sucker or 1 2
    Chinook (King) Salmon or Steelhead Trout* or 2 7
    Rainbow Trout 5 7

    *It is only legal to keep hatchery fish and only in select waters.

    MOKELUMNE RIVER, LOWER (Sacramento and San Joaquin Counties)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH AND SHELLFISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Sacramento Pikeminnow or White Sturgeon or 0 1
    Striped Bass or 0 2
    Catfish or crayfish or sunfish or 1 2
    Chinook (King) Salmon or Steelhead* Trout or 2 7
    American Shad or 3 7
    Asian Clams 7 7

    *It is only legal to keep hatchery fish and only in select waters.

    NEW BULLARDS BAR (Yuba County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Common Carp or 0 1
    Kokanee Salmon or sunfish or 2 5
    Rainbow Trout 2 6

    NEW HOGAN LAKE (Calaveras County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Channel Catfish or 1 2
    Sunfish 1 3

    NEW MELONES RESERVOIR (Calaveras and Tuolomne counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Common Carp or 1 2
    Catfish 2 5

    NEW RIVER (Imperial County)

    Advice based on mercury, DDTs, PCBs, and selenium.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Channel Catfish or 0 1
    Common Carp or 1 2
    Tilapia 4 4

    NICASIO RESERVOIR (Marin County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Common Carp or 1 2
    Sunfish 1 3

    O’NEILL FOREBAY (Merced County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Catfish or 1 1
    Black bass or Striped Bass or 1 2
    Inland Silverside 6 7

    OSO FLACO LAKE (San Luis Obispo County)

    Advice based on mercury, DDTs, or dieldrin.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Goldfish or 0 0
    Black bass or 1 2
    Sunfish or Hitch 7 7

    PORT OF STOCKTON (San Joaquin County)

    Advice based on PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    All fish and shellfish 0 0

    PUDDINGSTONE RESERVOIR (Los Angeles County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Common Carp or 1 1
    Black bass or 1 2
    Sunfish 7 7

    PUTAH CREEK, INCLUDING LAKE SOLANO (Yolo and Solano Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Sacramento Pikeminnow or 0 1
    Common Carp or crappie or crayfish or Sacramento Sucker or 1 3
    Blackfish or sunfish or catfish or Hitch or trout 2 5

    PYRAMID LAKE (Los Angeles County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Bullhead 0 0
    Black bass or 0 1
    Channel Catfish or 1 2
    Rainbow Trout 7 7

    ROLLINS RESERVOIR (Nevada and Placer Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Catfish 1 2
    Black Bass and Sacramento Sucker 0 0

    RUSSIAN RIVER (Sonoma and Mendocino Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Sacramento Pikeminnow 0 0
    Sacramento Sucker or 0 1
    Sculpin or sunfish or Tule Perch or 1 2
    Threespine Stickleback 2 5

    SACRAMENTO RIVER AND NORTHERN DELTA (Sacramento River from below Shasta Lake to Pittsburg and creeks, sloughs, and water bodies in the Delta north of Highway 12)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH AND SHELLFISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Sacramento Pikeminnow or White Sturgeon or 0 1
    Striped Bass or 0 2
    Catfish or 0 2
    Sunfish or 1 4
    Common Carp or Goldfish or crappie or crayfish or Hardhead or Hitch or Sacramento Sucker or sunfish or 1 2
    Chinook (King) Salmon or Steelhead Trout or 2 7
    Rainbow Trout or 5 5
    Bullhead 2 4
    Small Baitfish and Shrimp or 3 7
    American Shad 3 7

    SALTON SEA (Imperial and Riverside Counties)

    Advice based on selenium.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    All fish 2 2

    SAN JOAQUIN RIVER FROM FRIANT DAM TO THE PORT OF STOCKTON (Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, and San Joaquin Counties)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or White Sturgeon 0 1
    Striped Bass or 0 2
    Common Carp or catfish or Sacramento Sucker or 1 2
    Sunfish or 2 5
    Steelhead Trout* or 2 7
    American Shad 3 7

    *It is only legal to keep hatchery fish and only in select waters.

    No one should eat any fish or shellfish from the Port of Stockton.

    SAN LUIS RESERVOIR (Merced County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Common Carp or Striped Bass or 0 1
    American Shad or 1 2
    Tule Perch 2 5

    SAN PABLO RESERVOIR (Contra Costa County)

    Advice based on mercury and dieldrin.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Common Carp or Channel Catfish 0 0
    Black bass or 0 1
    Crappie or 2 5
    Rainbow Trout 5 5

    SANTA FE DAM LAKE (Los Angeles County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Channel Catfish or Flathead Catfish or 1 2
    Common Carp or 1 4
    Sunfish 2 5

    SHADOW CLIFFS LAKE (Alameda County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Common Carp or 1 1
    Channel Catfish or sunfish 2 6

    SHASTA LAKE (Shasta County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Channel Catfish or 0 1
    Black bass or Chinook (King) Salmon or 1 2
    Common Carp or 1 3
    Rainbow Trout or 2 6
    Sunfish 3 7

    SILVERWOOD LAKE (San Bernardino County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Blackfish or Striped Bass or Tui Chub 0 0
    Black bass or Channel Catfish or sunfish or 0 1
    Tule Perch or 1 1
    Rainbow Trout 7 7

    SOULAJULE RESERVOIR (Marin County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Crappie 1 2

    SOUTH YUBA RIVER (Nevada County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Sacramento Sucker or 0 1
    Rainbow Trout or 2 5
    Brown Trout 3 7

    SQUAW LAKE (Imperial County)

    Advice based on mercury, PCBs, selenium.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Striped Bass or 2 3
    Black bass or sunfish or 3 3
    Channel Catfish or Common Carp or 4 4
    Flathead Catfish 4 5

    STEVENS CREEK RESERVOIR (Santa Clara County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass 0 0
    Crappie 0 1

    STONY GORGE RESERVOIR (Glenn County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Common Carp or Goldfish or 1 2
    Channel Catfish or 1 3
    Sunfish 2 5

    TAYLOR LAKE (Imperial County)

    Advice based on mercury and selenium.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Sunfish or 3 3
    Black bass or 3 4
    Common Carp 4 4

    THERMALITO FOREBAY AND AFTERBAY (Butte County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH AND SHELLFISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Pikeminnow 0 0
    Common Carp or 0 1
    Black bass or 1 2
    Sunfish or 2 7
    Crayfish 7 7

    TOPAZ LAKE (Mono County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Rainbow Trout or Sacramento Sucker or 1 3
    Mountain Sucker 1 4

    TRINITY LAKE AND THE EAST FORK TRINITY RIVER (Trinity County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or 0 1
    Brown Trout or catfish or Rainbow Trout 2 5

    TRINITY RIVER UPSTREAM OF TRINITY LAKE (Trinity County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Trout 3 7

    VASONA LAKE AND CAMDEN PONDS (Santa Clara County)

    Advice based on mercury and PCBs.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Common Carp or Goldfish or 0 1
    Channel Catfish or 1 2
    Black bass or 1 3
    Sunfish or 2 6
    Rainbow Trout 7 7

    WHISKEYTOWN LAKE (Shasta County)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Sacramento Pikeminnow or 0 1
    Black bass or Sacramento Sucker or 1 2
    Sunfish or 2 6
    Brook Trout 7 7

    WIEST LAKE (Imperial County)

    Advice based on selenium.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Crappie or sunfish or 4 4
    Black bass or 6 6
    Channel Catfish 7 7

    YUBA RIVER, NORTH YUBA RIVER, MIDDLE YUBA RIVER (Nevada, Placer, Sierra, Yuba Counties)

    Advice based on mercury.

    FISH SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women ages 18-49 and children 1-17 years
    SERVINGS PER WEEK
    Women 50 years and older and men 18 years and older
    Black bass or Pikeminnow or 0 1
    Sacramento Sucker or 1 2
    Rainbow Trout 2 6

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