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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 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.

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
October 13, 2018
Auburn Regional Park Auburn Recreation & Park District   8:00 a.m. - Noon Auburn Regional Park
(see map below)
5-15 year olds only
No pre-registration
October 20, 2018 
Granite Regional Park  City of Sacramento Recreation
and Park District 
8:00 a.m. - Noon  Granite Regional Park
(see map below) 
5-15 year olds only
No pre-registration

Community Fishing Ponds in the Sacramento - Stockton Area

Group of youth pond-side practicing casting

Fishing in the City - Sacramento Metro Area

Information line:  (916) 358-2872

Related Information

Additional Catfish Stocking 2018

Date Location
October 11 Hagan Community Park
October 18 Elk Grove Community Park

Sport Fish Restoration