California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Obtain Stamps

Become a stamping agent!

The California Fishing Passport lists 150 different species of fresh and saltwater finfish and shellfish that occur throughout the state. With this passport book as your guide, you are challenged to try to catch and document all of the different species listed.

For each species caught, you will receive a stamp in this passport book documenting your achievements. Catch and release practices are encouraged whenever possible, and even released fish qualify for stamps. Here's all you need to do:

  1. For each species caught, fill in the catch report section of your book with all data requested.

  2. Take a photo of your fish to verify the species.

  3. If no photo is taken, have your fishing partner or another witness who can certify the authenticity of your catch sign your book.

  4. Take your book and any verifying photos to a CDFW license office or to any authorized stamping agent to verify and stamp your book. A list of all stamping locations is presented below and is also available at any license office.

Authorized Stamping Agents

New Stamping Agents added frequently! Check back often for new Stamping Agents.

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Alameda | Amador | Butte | Calaveras | Contra Costa | Fresno | Humboldt | Inyo | Kern | Los Angeles | Mendocino | Merced | Mono | Monterey | Napa | Orange | Riverside | Sacramento | San Bernardino | San Diego | San Joaquin | San Mateo | Santa Barbara | Santa Clara | Shasta | Siskiyou | Stanislaus | Tehama | Trinity | Tuolumne | Ventura | Yolo

Fishing Clubs
(Fishing Clubs provide Fishing Passport stamps for club members and at club events)


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San Bernardino County

San Diego County

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife License Sales Office
    4949 Viewridge Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92123
    (858) 467-4201
    Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • H&M Landing
    2803 Emerson Street
    San Diego, CA 92106
    (619) 222-1144
  • International Wildlife Fish Association (IGFA)
    San Diego, CA 92123

San Joaquin County

San Mateo County

Santa Barbara County

Santa Clara County

Shasta County

Siskiyou County

Sonoma County

Stanislaus County

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife Field Office
    737 N. Old La Grange Rd.
    La Grange, CA 95329
    (209) 853-2533

Tehama County

Trinity County

Tuolumne County

Ventura County

Yolo County

Fishing Clubs

Fishing Clubs provide Fishing Passport stamps for club members and at club events.

Alameda County

  • Lake Chabot
    17936 Lake Chabot Road
    Castro Valley, CA 94546
    (510) 247-2526

Amador County

Butte County

Calaveras County

Contra Costa County

Fresno County

Humboldt County

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife License Sales Office
    619 Second Street
    Eureka, CA 95501
    (707) 445-6493
    Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife Mad River Hatchery
    1660 Hatchery Road
    Arcata, CA 95521
    (707) 822-0592
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife Office
    Contact: Scott Monday
    1455 Sandy Prairie Court, Suite J
    Fortuna, CA 95540
    (707) 725-1064
    Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Inyo County

Kern County

Los Angeles County

Mendocino County

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife Field Office
    32330 N. Harbor Drive
    Fort Bragg, CA 95437
    (707) 964-9078
    Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
    Note: Fishing licenses and fish identification books are not sold at this location.
  • Mendocino Coast Tackle and Sport
    32450 North Harbor Drive
    Fort Bragg, CA 95437
    (707) 964-3710
    Contact: John Gebers
  • Sub-Surface Progression Dive Shop
    18600 N Highway 1
    Fort Bragg, CA 95437
    (707) 964-3793

Merced County

Mono County

Monterey County

  • Department of Fish and Wildlife License Sales Office
    20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100
    Monterey, CA 93940
    (831) 649-2870
    Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • The Tackle Box
    1012 North Davis Road
    Salinas, CA 93907
    (831) 757-9797
    Contact: Roger Diaz

Napa County

Orange County

  • Dana Wharf Sportfishing
    34675 Golden Lantern
    Dana Point, CA 92629
    (949) 496-5794
  • Department of Fish and Wildlife License Sales Office
    4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720
    (562) 342-7100
    Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • Freedom Sportfishing
    6958 San Bruno Drive
    Buena Park, CA 90620
    (310) 357-8437
  • Irvine Lake
    4621 Santiago Canyon Road
    Silverado, CA 92676
    (714) 649-9111
    irvinelake@aol.com

Riverside County

Sacramento County