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Waters With Special Regulations: A-E

Fishing Regulations California Freshwater Fishing

Article 3. Alphabetical List of Waters with Special Fishing Regulations

7.50. Alphabetical List of Waters with Special Fishing Regulations.

(a) General Provisions:

(1) Every body of water listed below is closed to the take of salmon and salmon fishing, unless otherwise noted.

(2) Unless otherwise provided, waters shown as open to trout or salmon fishing below, are open to fishing for other species. Every body of water listed below is closed to all fishing except during the open season as shown. Gear restrictions listed in this section apply to the take of all species of fish unless otherwise noted.

(3) Unless otherwise provided, waters closed to trout or salmon fishing are closed to fishing for all other species, except that these closures do not apply to fishing for amphibians (see Section 5.05), freshwater clams (see Section 5.20), crayfish (see Section 5.35), and lamprey (see Section 5.40), using legal fishing methods other than hook-and-line fishing, and saltwater clams, crabs, ghost shrimp, and blue mud shrimp (see Ocean Regulations Booklet sections 29.20 to 29.87). Crabs may only be taken using hoop nets or by hand, and Dungeness crab may only be taken within the North Coast District and Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

(4) Daily bag and possession limits, unless otherwise noted, mean the total number of trout.

(5) Unless otherwise provided, it is unlawful to possess more than one daily bag limit.

(6) These waters may also be subject to restrictions on fishing methods and gear (sections 2.00 through 2.45), fishing hours (Section 3.00), and the use of bait (sections 4.00 through 4.30).

Note: The format for subsection 7.50(b) has been revised and is no longer regulatory verbatim.

Area or Body of Water, Open Season, and Special Reglations

Daily Bag and Possession Limit

(1) Alambique Creek (San Mateo Co.).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout

(1.5) Alameda Creek and tributaries (Alameda and Santa Clara cos.).

(A) Alameda Creek and tributaries downstream of San Antonio, Calaveras, and Del Valle Reservoirs except for Arroyo Del Valle between Bernal Ave. and the Thiessen St. intersection with Vineyard Ave.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

1. Arroyo Del Valle between Bernal Ave. and the Thiessen St. intersection with Vineyard Ave.

Season: All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(B) Alameda Creek tributaries upstream of San Antonio, Calaveras, and Del Valle Reservoirs.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(2) Albion River (Mendocino Co.). Also see section 8.00(b).

Main stem below the confluence of South Fork Albion.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31.

Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(3) Alder Creek (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b).

Main stem below Tramway Gulch.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31.

Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(4) Almanor Lake tributaries (Lassen, Plumas and Shasta cos.) upstream to the first lake.

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(4.5) American River, North Fork, Middle Fork, South Fork and their tributaries above Folsom Lake (Placer, Eldorado, Amador, and Alpine cos.).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

Season: Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(5) American River (Sacramento Co.)

(A) From Nimbus Dam to the U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing about 300 yards downstream from the Nimbus Hatchery fish rack site.

Closed to all fishing all year.

(B) From the U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing about 300 yards down-stream from the Nimbus Hatchery fish rack site to the SMUD power line crossing at the southwest boundary of Ancil Hoffman Park.

Season: Jan. 1 through July 15. Only barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

Season: July 16 through Oct. 31. Only barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

2 Chinook salmon.

4 Chinook salmon in possession.

(C) From the SMUD power line crossing at the southwest boundary of Ancil Hoffman Park downstream to the Jibboom Street bridge.

Season: Jan. 1 through July 15.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

Season: July 16 through Dec. 31.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

2 Chinook salmon.

4 Chinook salmon in possession.

(D) From the Jibboom Street bridge to the mouth.

Season: Jan. 1 through July 15.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

Season: July 16 through Dec. 16.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

2 Chinook salmon.

4 Chinook salmon in possession.

Season: Dec. 17 through Dec. 31.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(6) Antelope Creek (Tehama Co.).

(A) From confluence with North Fork downstream to U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing at mouth of Antelope Creek Canyon.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(B) From U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing at mouth of Antelope Creek Canyon downstream to mouth of Antelope Creek.

Season: June 16 through Sept. 30.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(6.5) Antelope Lake tributaries (Plumas Co.).

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(7) Applegate River and tributaries (Siskiyou Co.).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(8) Aptos Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to Steel Bridge on Aptos Creek Road (first bridge on Aptos Creek Road). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(c)(4).

Season: Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(9) Arroyo de los Frijoles above Lake Lucerne (San Mateo Co.).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout

(10) Arroyo Grande Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.).

(A) Above Lopez Reservoir.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout. 2 salmon.

(B) From mouth to Lopez Canyon Dam.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(11) Arroyo Leon (San Mateo Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(12) Arroyo Seco River (Monterey Co.). Also see Section 8.00(c).

(A) The main stem Arroyo Seco and tributaries above the waterfall located approximately 3.5 miles upstream from the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout

(B) The main stem Arroyo Seco and tributaries below the waterfall located approximately 3.5 miles upstream from the U.S. Forest Service Ranger Station.

Season: Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(12.5) Auburn Ravine Creek and tributaries (Placer Co.) east of Nelson Lane.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(13) Balm of Gilead Creek (Trinity Co.).

See Eel River 7.50(b)(63).

(13.5) Bass Lake (Siskiyou Co.).

Season: Feb. 1 through Sept. 30.

5 trout

(14) Battle Creek (Shasta and Tehama cos.).

(A) From mouth to Coleman Fish Hatchery weir.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(B) From 250 feet upstream from the Coleman Fish Hatchery upstream to Angel Falls (near Mineral) on the South Fork and to Ponderosa Way Bridge on the North Fork.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(15) Bear Creek and tributaries (Shasta and Siskiyou cos.) between Ponderosa Way bridge and confluence with Fall River.

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(17) Bear Creek (San Bernardino Co.) from Big Bear Dam to confluence of Santa Ana River.

Season: All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 trout

(18) Bear River (Humboldt Co.) downstream from County Road Bridge at Capetown, excluding tributaries.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(18.5) Bear River and tributaries (Placer Co.)

(A) From Highway 20 south (downstream) 2.5 miles to the abandoned concrete dam (the Boardman Diversion Dam).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Maximum size limit: 14 inches total length.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(B) From Highway 65 to the South Sutter Irrigation District Diversion Dam.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(19) Berryessa Lake tributaries (Lake and Napa cos.).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout

(19.5) Big Bear Lake tributaries (San Bernardino Co.).

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through last day of Feb.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(20) Big Chico Creek (Butte Co.).

(A) From mouth to Bear Hole, located approximately one mile downstream from the upper end of Bidwell Park.

Season: June 16 through Feb. 15.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from Oct. 16 through Feb. 15.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(B) From Bear Hole to the upper boundary of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve.

Season: Nov. 1 through Apr. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(C) From the upper boundary of the Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve to Higgins Hole Falls, located about one-half mile upstream from Ponderosa Way.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(21) Big Lagoon (Humboldt Co.). For purposes of this regulation, the boundary between Big Lagoon and Maple Creek is the first private road bridge, located approximately 1/2 mile southeast of the Highway 101 bridge crossing.

Season: All year. Only barbless hooks may be used. Cutthroat trout minimum size limit: 10 inches.

2 cutthroat trout.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(22) Big River (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b). Main stem below the confluence of Two Log Creek.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31.

Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(23) Big Sur River (Monterey Co.).

(A) Big Sur River and tributaries above the upstream end of the gorge pool at the boundary of Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park within the Ventana Wilderness Area.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(B) Big Sur River within Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, east of the Highway 1 bridge, to its boundary within the Ventana Wilderness Area.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(23.5) Big Tree Creek (Calaveras Co.) Within Calaveras Big Trees State Park (upstream of the Highway 4 culvert crossing).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(24) Big Trees Creek (Tuolumne Co.) upstream from the confluence of Beaver Creek.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(25) Black Butte River and tributaries (Glenn Co.) except Cold Creek.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(25.3) Bodfish Creek and tributaries (Santa Clara Co.)

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(25.5) Boggy Creek (Fresno Co.) and tributaries (tributary to Thomas Edison Lake).

Season: June 1 through Oct. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(26) Bogus Creek (Siskiyou Co.).

Season: See Klamath River 7.50(b)(91.1).

(26.5) Bridgeport Reservoir tributaries (Mono Co.). All Bridgeport Reservoir tributaries except Swauger Creek, from Bridgeport Reservoir upstream to Highway 395, and Swauger Creek, from Bridgeport Reservoir upstream to the private property fence line above the Forest Service campground.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through the Friday preceding Memorial Day and Oct. 1 through Nov 15. Minimum size limit: 18 inches total length. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

1 trout

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Sept. 30.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(27) Brush Creek (Mendocino Co.). Main stem below the Lawson bridge. Also see Section 8.00(b).

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31.

Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(27.5) Bucks Lake

Season: All year

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

10 landlocked salmon per day.

20 landlocked salmon in possession.

(28) Bucks Lake tributaries (Plumas Co.).

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Sept. 30.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(28.5) Burney Creek (Shasta Co.). From Burney Creek Falls downstream to Lake Britton.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Maximum size limit: 14 inches total length. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 trout

(29) Butano Creek (San Mateo Co.).

(A) Above Butano Falls.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout

(B) From mouth to county bridge on Pescadero- Bean Hollow Road. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(c)(2).

Season: Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(30) Butt Creek and Butt Valley Reservoir Powerhouse Outfall (Plumas Co.).

(A) Butt Creek.

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(B) Butt Valley Reservoir powerhouse outfall, from the powerhouse, downstream to a marker adjacent to Ponderosa Flat Campground.

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Feb.28

2 trout

(31) Butt Valley Reservoir (Plumas Co.).

Season: All year.

2 trout

(32) Butte Creek (Butte and Sutter cos.).

(A) From Oro-Chico Road bridge crossing south of Chico to the Centerville Head Dam, located 300 yards downstream from the DeSabla Powerhouse below DeSabla Reservoir.

Season: Nov. 15 through Feb.15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(B) From the Oro-Chico Road bridge crossing south of Chico to the point that Butte Creek enters the Sacramento River both via Butte Slough outfall gates at Moon’s Bend and through Butte Slough, thence both the East and West Canals of the Sutter Bypass, thence Sacramento Slough.

Season: All year.

Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead.

(33) By-Day Creek and tributaries (Mono Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(34) Cache Creek and tributaries (Lake Co.).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout

(35) Calaveras River downstream from New Hogan Dam and the diverting canal (Mormon Slough) from Bellota Weir downstream to Interstate Highway 5 (Calaveras and San Joaquin cos.).

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(35.5) Calleguas Creek and tributaries (Ventura Co.).

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through November 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

Open to fishing for non-salmonids only. Closed to the take of trout and steelhead

(35.6) Canyon Creek upstream of the falls located about four miles north of the wilderness area boundary. (Trinity Co.)

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

2 trout

(35.7) Caribou Reservoir (Plumas County)

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15

2 trout

(36) Carmel River and tributaries above Los Padres Dam (Monterey Co.).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. No rainbow trout less than 10 inches or greater than 16 inches total length may be kept. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

5 trout, no more than 2 of which may be rainbow trout.

(37) Carmel River below Los Padres Dam (Monterey Co.).

(A) Carmel River tributaries below Los Padres Dam and main stem from Los Padres Dam to the bridge at Robles Del Rio/Esquiline roads (Rosie’s Bridge).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(B) Carmel River main stem below the bridge at Robles Del Rio/Esquiline roads (Rosie’s Bridge). Also, see Section 8.00 (c).

Season: Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(38) Carson River, East Fork and tributaries (Alpine Co.).

(A) Carson River, East Fork and tributaries above Carson Falls.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(B) Carson River, East Fork from Hangman’s Bridge downstream to Nevada State Line.

Season: All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(39) Cassel Forebay (Hat Creek) (Shasta Co.)

Season: See Hat Creek #1 7.50(b)(75).

(39.3) Castle Creek (Shasta Co.)

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(39.5) Cedar Creek and tributaries upstream from Moon Lake access road (Lassen Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(40) Chorro Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) from the point that Chorro Creek enters Midway Marina in Morro Bay upstream to the twin bridges on South Bay Boulevard.

Season: Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(42) Clear Lake tributaries (Lake Co.).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout

(42.3) Codornices Creek (Alameda Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(42.5) Cold Creek (Fresno Co.) and tributaries (tributary to Thomas Edison Lake).

Season: June 1 through Oct.15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(43) Convict Creek (Mono Co.).

(A) Convict Creek, including side channels and meanders, in the U.C. study area as posted. This area begins about 1/2 mile above the Highway 395 bridge and extends upstream about 1/2 mile.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(B) Convict Creek downstream of the U.C. study area.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through the Friday preceding Memorial Day and Oct. 1 through Nov. 15. Minimum size limit: 18 inches total length. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 trout

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Sept. 30.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(C) Convict Creek upstream of the U.C. study area.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(43.5) Coon Creek and tributaries (Placer Co.) east of Highway 65.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(43.6) Coon Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(44) Corral Valley Creek and tributaries (Alpine Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(45) Corralitos Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to Browns Valley Road. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(c)(5).

Season: Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, but only on Sat., Sun., Wed., legal holidays and opening and closing days. Only barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(46) Cosumnes River (Sacramento Co.) from Highway 99 bridge upstream to the Latrobe vehicle bridge.

Season: Jan. 1 through Oct. 15. Only barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(47) Cottoneva Creek (Mendocino Co.). Main stem below the confluence of South Fork Cottoneva Creek. Also see Section 8.00(b).

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31.

Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(48) Cottonwood Creek (Inyo Co.).

(A) Cottonwood Creek main stem between mouth of Little Cottonwood Creek and South Fork of Cottonwood Creek.

Season: July 1 through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(B) Cottonwood Creek (1) and tributaries upstream from the confluence of South Fork Cottonwood Creek, (2) Little Cottonwood Creek and tributaries, (3) the South Fork of Cottonwood Creek and tributaries, and (4) the unnamed tributary flowing through Horseshoe Meadow.

Season: July 1 through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

5 trout

(49) Cottonwood Creek drainage lakes (Inyo Co.).

(A) Cottonwood Lakes 1, 2, 3 and 4 and their tributaries (Inyo Co.).

Season: July 1 through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(B) All remaining Cottonwood Creek drainage lakes.

Season: July 1 through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

5 trout

(49.5) Cottonwood Creek and tributaries (Modoc Co.).

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(50) Cottonwood Creek, North Fork and tributaries (White Mountains, Mono Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(50.5) Cow Creek and tributaries upstream from Forest Service Road 9S10 (Fresno Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(50.8) Coyote Creek (Santa Clara Co.) Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(c)(1).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(51) Coyote Valley Creek and tributaries (Alpine Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(52) Crooked Creek (Mono Co.).

(A) Crooked Creek below the City of Los Angeles gauging station.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(B) Crooked Creek and tributaries above the City of Los Angeles gauging station.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(53) Crowley Lake (Mono Co.). (See individual listings for regulations on tributary waters which include: Convict, Crooked, Hilton, Hot, McGee, and Whiskey creeks and the upper Owens River).

(A) Crowley Lake within 1,800 feet of the outlet dam (this area is marked with a series of buoys).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year for safety purposes.

(B) Crowley Lake, except for the closed area near the outlet dam (see above).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through July 31.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

Season: Aug. 1 through Nov. 15. Minimum size limit: 18 inches total length. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 trout

(54) Davis Lake tributaries (Plumas Co.).

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession

(54.5) Deadman Creek (Mono Co.).

(A) Deadman Creek downstream from Highway 395. See Owens River 7.50(b)(134).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Maximum size limit: 16 inches total length. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 trout

Season: Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the last Saturday in Apr. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(B) Deadman Creek upstream from Highway 395.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession

(55) Deep Creek (San Bernardino Co.) from headwaters at Little Green Valley to confluence of Willow Creek.

Season: All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 trout

(56) Deer Creek (Tehama Co.).

(A) From 250 feet below Upper Deer Creek Falls and fishway (located 1.5 miles upstream from Potato Patch Campground) downstream 31 miles to U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing at mouth of Deer Creek Canyon (see Section 2.35 for closure at Upper Deer Creek Falls).

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(B) From U.S. Geological Survey gauging station cable crossing at mouth of Deer Creek Canyon downstream to mouth of Deer Creek.

Season: June 16 through Sept. 30.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(57) Deer Creek (Yuba and Nevada cos.) from mouth to Smartville-Englebright Dam road crossing.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(58) Diaz Lake (Inyo Co.).

Season: First Saturday in Mar. through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

Season: Nov. 16 through the Friday preceding the first Saturday in Mar.

5 trout

(59.5) Dry Creek and tributaries (Placer Co.) east of the Atkinson Street Bridge in Roseville.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(60) Dry Creek (Yuba and Nevada cos.) from mouth to Sid Smith Dam about one mile above junction of Scott Forbes and Peoria roads.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 15.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(61) Eagle Lake and tributaries (Lassen Co.).

(A) Eagle Lake.

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Dec. 31.

2 trout per day. 4 trout in possession.

(B) Eagle Lake inside the breakwater at the Gallatin Marina and Pine Creek Slough and Pine Creek below State Highway 44.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(C) Eagle Lake tributaries, including Pine Creek above State Highway 44.

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession

(61.5) Earl Lake/Talawa (Del Norte Co.).

Season: All year. Only barbless hooks may be used. Cutthroat trout minimum size limit: 10 inches.

2 cutthroat trout.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(62.5) Edson Creek and all tributaries (Siskiyou Co.).

Season: See McCloud River 7.50(b)(115).

(63) Eel River (Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino and Trinity cos.). ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

(A) Main stem

1. From the mouth to Fulmor Road, at its paved junction with the south bank of Eel River.

Season: All year.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from April 1 through the Friday preceding the fourth Saturday in May.

Only barbless hooks may be used from fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31.

Catch and Release of Chinook salmon 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

2. From Fulmor Road at its paved junction with the south bank of the Eel River to South Fork Eel River. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(1).

Season: All year.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from Apr. 1 through Sept. 30.

Only barbless hooks may be used from Oct. 1 through Mar. 31.

Catch and Release of Chinook salmon

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

3. From South Fork Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. (See also Pillsbury Lake tributaries (7.50(b)(138)).

Season: Jan. 1 through Mar. 31 and Fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

Catch and Release of Chinook salmon

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

Season: Apr. 1 through the Fourth Friday in May and Oct. 1 through Dec. 31.

Closed to all fishing

(B) Van Duzen River.

1. Main Stem and tributaries above Eaton Falls, located about 1/2 mile upstream of the mouth of the South Fork (Little Van Duzen) and 2 1/2 miles west of Dinsmore.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15.

5 trout

2. Main stem from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(3).

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.

Only barbless hooks may be used from Oct. 1 through Mar. 31.

Catch and Release of Chinook salmon

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

Season: Apr.1 to Fourth Friday in May.

Closed to all fishing

(C) South Fork Eel River from mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2).

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Sept. 30.

Only barbless hooks may be used from Oct. 1 through Mar. 31.

Catch and Release of Chinook salmon

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

Season: Apr.1 to Fourth Friday in May.

Closed to all fishing

(D) Middle Fork Eel River.

1. Middle Fork main stem from mouth to Bar Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(2).

Season: Jan. 1 to May 31 and July 16 through Sept. 30. At all times, only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

Season: Jun. 1 through July 15 and Oct. 1 through Dec. 31.

Closed to all fishing

2. Middle Fork tributaries above Indian Dick/Eel River Ranger Station Road.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Maximum size limit: 14 inches total length.

5 trout

3. Middle Fork and tributaries above mouth of Uhl Creek.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Maximum size limit: 14 inches total length. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 trout

4. Balm of Gilead Creek and tributaries above falls and 1-1/4 miles from mouth.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Maximum size limit: 14 inches total length. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 trout

5. North Fork of Middle Fork and tributaries above mouth of Willow Creek.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Maximum size limit: 14 inches total length. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 trout

(64) El Estero Lake (Monterey Co.) portions of the lake south of the Pearl Street bridge known as Camino Aquajito Arm and Camino El Estero finger.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(65) Elk Creek (Mendocino Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b). Main stem below the confluence of South Fork Elk Creek.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31.

Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(66) Elk River (Humboldt Co.) downstream from Highway 101 bridge, excluding tributaries.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Mar. 31.

Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 31.

Only barbless hooks may be used from Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.