Heritage and Wild Trout Program

Our mission is to protect and enhance California’s heritage and wild trout resources, while providing opportunities for high-quality wild trout angling.

The Wild Trout Program was established by the California Fish and Game Commission (Commission) in 1971 and was later expanded in 1998 to include California heritage trout. Major goals are to:

  • Manage designated Heritage and Wild Trout Waters
  • Each year, recommend new waters to be designated as wild trout fisheries to the Commission
  • Protect and restore native trout and their habitats
  • Conduct research and evaluate angling regulations
  • Engage the public


Statewide Field Survey Summary Reports

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

Wild Trout Management Plans

Northern Region

North Central Region

Central Region

South Coast Region

(Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties)

Inland Deserts Region