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Fishing in the City - Sacramento Metro Area

Fishing in the City

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 8am, 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.

Use of our rods is provided free of charge for youth under 16 and to those over 16 who possess a fishing license.

  • 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)

2018 Winter Fishing Clinics

Date Location  Co-sponsored by: Time Details
Saturday
April 14, 2018
Granite Regional Park Cosumnes
Community Services District 
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Learn to fish clinic at 8 a.m.
Granite Regional Park
 8200 Ramona Ave
Sacramento, CA 95826 
Saturday
April 21, 2018
North Natomas Regional Park  City of Sacramento Parks

8:00 a.m. - Noon
Learn to fish clinic at 8 a.m.
North Natomas Regional Park
(see map below)
Saturday
May 12, 2018 
 Howe Community Park Fulton-El Camino
Recreation and Park District 
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Learn to fish clinic at 8 a.m. 
Howe Community Park 
(see map below)
Saturday
May 19, 2018 
Mather Regional Park   Sacramento County Parks District   8:00 a.m. - Noon
Learn to fish clinic at 8 a.m.
Mather Regional Park 
(see map below)
Saturday
 June 2, 2018
 Oak Grove Regional Park  San Joaquin County Parks  8:00 a.m. - Noon
DERBY 
Adults: $5
Kids: Free
Parking: $5 
Oak Grove Regional Park
(see map below)
Look for special
 "Fishing in the City"
area at the pond. 
Saturday
 June 16, 2018
Hagan Community Park  Cordova
Recreation and Park District 
 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Learn to fish clinic at 8 a.m.
 Hagan Community Park
(see map below)
Saturday
June 23, 2018 
Elk Grove Regional Park   Cosumnes
Community Services District 
8:00 a.m. - Noon
Learn to fish clinic at 8 a.m. 
 Elk Grove Regional Park
(see map below)

Community Fishing Ponds in the Sacramento - Stockton Area


volunteer teaching child to fish

Fishing In the City - Sacramento Metro Area

For more information contact:
Richard.Munoz@wildlife.ca.gov
(916) 358-2872



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