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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 Summer Fishing Clinics

Date Location  Co-sponsored by: Time Details
July 7, 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 
July 21, 2018
Oak Grove Regional Park  San Joaquin County Parks

8:00 a.m. - Noon
Learn to fish clinic at 8 a.m.
Oak Grove Regional Park
(see map below)
Look for special
"Fishing in the City"
area at the pond.
July 28, 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)
August 9, 2018
Hagan Community Park  Cordova Recreation and Park District    Thursday Evening Clinic

Hagan Community Park
(see map below)
August 25, 2018
Florin Creek Park    Southgate Recreation and Park District  8:00 a.m. - Noon
Learn to fish clinic at 8 a.m.
Florin Creek Park
(see map below) 
   September 1, 2018
North Natomas Regional Park    City of Sacramento Parks and
Recreation District
 8:00 a.m. - Noon
Learn to fish clinic at 8 a.m.
North Natomas Regional Park
(see map below)
September 13, 2018   
Howe Park    El Camino Recreation and
Park District   
Thursday Evening Clinic  Howe 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:
(916) 358-2872

Related Information

Additional Catfish Stocking 2018

Date Location
July 5 North Natomas Regional Park 
July 19 Elk Grove Regional Park
Hagan Community Park
Oak Grove Regional Park
July 26 Howe Community Park
August 9 Oak Grove Regional Park
August 23 Elk Grove Regional Park
Howe Community Park
August 30 Mather Regional Park
September 13 Oak Grove Regional Park
September 27 Granite Regional Park
October 11 Hagan Community Park
October 18 Elk Grove Community Park

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