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Fishing Guide

California is a great place to fish!

Our online map-based Fishing Guide can help you plan your fishing activities. It contains a variety of information for anglers, including:

  • Fish Planting locations
  • Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations
  • Historically good places to fish
  • Boat launches
  • Fishing License sales agents
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Quagga mussel infested waters

If you have questions or concerns about fish planting, questions about specific regulations, or questions about where to fish, please contact the Regional Office that covers the county of interest.

If there's something you think we should add, let us know! Email fishingguide@wildlife.ca.gov.


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