Fishing in the City - Sacramento Metro Area

The Fishing in the City Program was established in 1993 and serves Californians living in the Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas.

The goal for the Sacramento area program is to teach youth and their families the importance of taking care of lakes and ponds while enjoying them, starting right here in their own back yard. We stock nine inner city ponds in the Sacramento area on a regular basis. We want families to come out and spend time together while learning to fish.

Each “learn to fish” clinic, held at 8:00 a.m., teaches fishing techniques, ethics, and safety while out fishing. We will also provide information about current ecological issues and ideas on ways you can help us conserve our state’s natural resources.

The clinics and the use of our rods are provided free of charge for children ages 5 to 15. Those over 15 who possess a fishing license may also fish after 12:00 p.m., after the clinic is over.

  • Sponsored by CDFW, City, County, and Regional parks departments, and other organizations as noted.
  • Ponds stocked with Channel Catfish (April - October) and Rainbow Trout (November - March)

2019 Catfish Fishing Clinics

Date Location Co-sponsored by: Time Details
Saturday
August 24, 2019
Florin Creek Park Southgate Recreation & Park District 8:00 a.m. - Noon Florin Creek Park
(see map below)
5-15 year-olds only
No pre-registration
Saturday
August 31, 2019
Hagan Community Park Rancho Cordova Recreation & Park District 8:00 a.m. - Noon Hagan Community Park
(see map below)
5-15 year-olds only
No pre-registration
Thursday
September 12, 2019
Howe Community Park Fulton-El Camino Recreation & Park District 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Howe Community Park
(see map below)
5-15 year olds only
No pre-registration

Rod Loan Progam (RLP)

Do you want to fish but need equipment? With our RLP you can borrow a rod/reel, tackle and bait!

Card with girl holding fish

Community Fishing Ponds in the Sacramento - Stockton Area

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Fishing in the City - Sacramento Metro Area
Information line: (916) 358-2872
r2fishinginthecity@wildlife.ca.gov

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    Related Information

    Additional Catfish Stocking
    Date Location
    August 23 Florin Creek Park
    Mather Regional Park
    August 30 Hagan Community Park
    Howe Community Park
    September 12 Howe Community Park
    Auburn Regional Park
    Hagan Community Park

    Sport Fish Restoration