Plan a family fishing and boating weekend on Lake Berryessa in Napa Valley or experience an urban fishing adventure from the shore of Dockweiler State Beach in Los Angeles. Find the all of the information you need to go fishing in California such as: fishing regulations, fishing license registration, boater license requirements and local fishing reports.
Did you know that California has over 1,400 places to go fishing and boating? California has more Pacific shoreline than any other state. The Sacramento River is the longest natural waterway contained entirely within California’s borders.
In California, there are a variety of fishing techniques you can practice. Saltwater pier and surf fishing are two of the most common types of fishing for beginning anglers and seasoned veterans. If you are an adventurous angler, you can also practice net fishing or deep-sea fishing while visiting California.
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If you want to find more places to go fishing and boating with your family or friends, check our interactive map.
Alert: Due to drought conditions, Diamond Valley Lake will lose the ability for public boat launching after April 15, 2015. This lake will still have its rental boats available, and the areas to shoreline fishing open.
An emergency regulation has been issued for the Upper Sacramento River that will go into effect on or about April 27, 2015. The emergency regulation closes all fishing on the 5.5 mile stretch of the Sacramento River from the Highway 44 Bridge where it crosses the Sacramento River upstream to Keswick Dam.
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