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 teaches fishing techniques, ethics, and safety while fishing. We will also provide information about current ecological issues and ideas on ways you can help 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. After the clinic has concluded, those 16 or older who possess a fishing license may fish. All participants must complete the learning stations, even if they are not borrowing a rod.

  • 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)

2019/2020 Trout Fishing Clinics

Date Location Co-sponsored by: Time Details
Saturday
November 2, 2019
Granite Regional Park City of Sacramento 8:00 a.m. - Noon Granite Regional Park
(see map below)
5-15 year-olds only
No pre-registration
Saturday
December 7, 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
Saturday
December 14, 2019
Auburn Regional Park Auburn Area Recreation & Park District 8:00 a.m. - Noon Auburn Regional Park
(see map below)
5-15 year olds only
No pre-registration
Saturday
January 25, 2020
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
February 8, 2020
Howe Community Park Fulton - El Camino Recreation & Park District 8:00 a.m. - Noon Howe Community Park
(see map below)
5-15 year olds only
No pre-registration
Saturday
February 22, 2020
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
Saturday
February 29, 2020
Willow Hills Reservoir Community Park City of Folsom Parks & Recreation 8:00 a.m. - Noon Willow Hills Reservoir 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!

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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
    Week of October 28 Granite Regional Park
    Week of November 4 Willow Hills Reservoir Community Park
    Rancho Seco Recreational Park
    Week of November 11 Hagan Community Park
    Oak Grove Regional Park
    Week of November 18 North Natomas Regional Park
    Mather Regional Park
    Howe Community Park
    Week of December 2 Hagan Community Park
    Week of December 9 Auburn Regional Park
    Howe Community Park
    Week of December 16 Mather Regional Park
    Rancho Seco Recreational Park
    Week of December 23 North Natomas Regional Park
    Granite Regional Park
    Week of January 6 North Natomas Regional Park
    Hagan Community Park
    Week of January 20 Florin Creek Park
    Howe Community Park
    Week of January 27 Granite Regional Park
    Rancho Seco Recreational Park
    Week of February 3 Howe Community Park
    Mather Regional Park
    Week of February 10 Granite Regional Park
    North Natomas Regional Park
    Week of February 17 Hagan Community Park
    Rancho Seco Recreational Park
    Willow Hills Reservoir Community Park
    Week of February 24 Willow Hills Reservoir Community Park

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