License Information (includes stamps, report cards)
- General Provisions and Definitions
- Fishing Methods and Gear Restrictions
- Fishing Hours
- Fishing Districts
- Bait Regulations
- Unlawful Actions Information
- Low-Flow Restrictions (closures affecting specific waters during low water levels)
Regulations some of the most common:
- Bass, Black (largemouth, small mouth, redeye and spotted)
- Bass, Striped
- Bass, White
- Bluegill (see Sunfish)
- Corvina (Salton Sea)
- Crayfish (Crawdads)
- Croaker, Gulf (Salton Sea)
- Mountain Whitefish
- Northern Pike
- Salmon (see Trout and Salmon)
- Sargo (Salton Sea)
- Shad, American
- Steelhead (see Trout and Salmon)
- Striped Bass
- Trout and Salmon
- White Bass
2013-2014 Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations
Effective March 1, 2013
How to find the correct fishing regulations
- First familiarize yourself with the statewide regulations for General Provisions and Definitions, Fishing Methods and Gear Restrictions, Fishing Hours, and Bait Regulations.
If fishing for trout, steelhead or salmon:If the water or the connecting lake or reservoir is NOT listed in the Alphabetical List of Waters with Special Fishing Regulations, follow the District General Regulations that apply to the Sport Fishing District in which you will be fishing. To determine the Sport Fishing District, use the District Definitions.
First consult the Alphabetical List of Waters with Special Fishing Regulations. If the water you intend to fish is on this list, follow the regulations as noted on these pages. If the water you are fishing is a tributary to any lake or reservoir, you must check under both the name of the stream/river and the connecting lake or reservoir.
If fishing for bass, sunfish, catfish, sturgeon, or any species OTHER THAN trout, steelhead or salmon:Consult the Species Regulations and locate the regulations for the species you want to pursue. Be sure to also check the water you intend to fish in as additional take, method, gear and closure provisions may apply.
If you have additional questions, contact the Regional Office serving your fishing location.