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Fishing License Fees

Fishing Regulations California Freshwater Fishing

CDFW Offices no longer Accept Cash

Starting January 1, 2017 the California Department of Fish and Wildlife will no longer accept cash at the License and Revenue Branch and regional license offices. Checks, money orders, or any debit or credit card with the Visa or Mastercard logo are accepted. Cash transactions will still be available for all items sold at authorized local sales agents. Search for a license agent near you at https://www.ca.wildlifelicense.com/InternetSales/OutletSearch/FindOutlet.

Purchase Sport Fishing Licenses and Submit Harvest Information Online

You can purchase California sport fishing licenses, report cards and validations online at wildlife.ca.gov/licensing/online-sales. In addition, anglers can submit report card information online. Report cards provide important harvest data critical to helping fishery scientists better manage these fishing programs. Online report card submission makes reporting faster and easier. By providing harvest details more quickly, fishery managers can more promptly put the information to use. Standard mail reporting is still available and can be done through the address printed on the report card. To report online, go to CDFW’s harvest reporting site at wildlife.ca.gov/reportcards. The regulatory deadline to report harvest information is January 31 each year, even if anglers were unsuccessful or did not fish.

Freshwater Sport Fishing License Fees

Annual Licenses

Resident Sport Fishing License

$47.01

Non-Resident Sport Fishing License

$126.62

Short-Term Licenses

One-Day Sport Fishing License (resident or nonresident)

$15.12

Two-Day Sport Fishing License* (resident or nonresident)

$23.50

Ten-Day Non-Resident Sport Fishing License**

$47.01

Validations

Second-Rod Validation

$14.61

Report Cards

North Coast Salmon Report Card (all waters of Klamath-Trinity System and Smith River)

$6.22

Steelhead Report Card

$7.05

Sturgeon Fishing Report Card

$8.13

Duplicate Fees

Sport Fishing License (Annual)

$10.54

Second-Rod Validation

$3.24

Sturgeon Fishing Report Card (CDFW license sales offices only)

$15.45

Lifetime Sport Fishing Licenses

Age 9 years or younger

$518.25

Age 10 to 39 years

$846.75

Age 40 to 61 years

$763.00

Age 62 years or older

$518.25

Additional Lifetime Fishing Privileges
(includes: Second-Rod Validation, Ocean Enhancement Validation, North Coast Salmon Report Card and Steelhead Report Card)

$350.75

Online Harvest Reporting

Now, it is easier than ever to report your harvest:

  • Report your harvest online, using the Online License Service at wildlife.ca.gov/reportcards; or
  • Return your report card via mail to the address printed on the report card.

Important Information – Read before you report online

  • Accurate and complete data is required. If you report online, all entries on the report card must be entered in the electronic form, including sport fishing reports of activity where no catches were made.
  • Submission of report card data online must be completed within 20 minutes to avoid a system time out.
  • Sport fishing report cards may be reported online only after the last day of the report card’s validity.
  • If you report online, you do not need to mail in your report card. You will be issued a report confirmation number. After reporting, please retain your report card for 90 days for survey purposes and write your report confirmation number on it. Once a report card has been reported, it may no longer be used in the field.