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Waters With Special Regulations: N-S

Fishing Regulations California Freshwater Fishing

 

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

Daily Bag and Possession Limit

(128) Nacimiento River (Monterey and San Luis Obispo cos.)

(A) From the headwaters in the Los Padres National Forest, downstream to the southern border of Fort Hunter-Liggett Military Reservation.

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

5 trout

(B) Nacimiento Lake, and the main stem Nacimiento River upstream to the southern boundary of Fort Hunter-Liggett.

Season: All year.

5 trout

(C) Main stem below Nacimiento Dam, downstream to its confluence with the Salinas River.

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Oct. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(129) Napa River and tributaries (Napa Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b).

(A) Main stem above the Oakville Cross Road Bridge near Yountville and all Napa River tributaries.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(B) Main stem from the Oakville Cross Road Bridge near Yountville to the Trancas Bridge. Note: The Napa River below the Trancas Bridge is tidewater, and is under regulations for the Ocean and San Francisco Bay District (see Sections 1.53 and 27.00).

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.

(130) Navarro River (Mendocino Co.). Main stem below the Greenwood Road bridge. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(b)(1).

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.

(130.5) Nelson Corral Reservoir and tributary (Lassen Co.).

(A) Nelson Corral Reservoir.

Season: All year.

2 trout

(B) Nelson Corral Reservoir tributary (the unnamed tributary entering the reservoir at the north end).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year

(130.6) New Bullards Bar Reservoir

Season: All Year

5 trout. 10 landlocked salmon per day. 20 landlocked salmon in possession.

(131) Newlands Lake tributaries (Lassen Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(132) Nicasio Lake tributaries (Marin Co.).

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

5 trout

(133) Noyo River (Mendocino Co.). Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(b)(1).

(A) Noyo River main stem from the mouth to the Georgia-Pacific logging road bridge one mile east of Highway 1.

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.

(B) Noyo River main stem from the Georgia-Pacific logging road bridge one mile east of Highway 1 to the confluence with the South Fork Noyo River.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Oct. 1. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(C) Noyo River main stem from the confluence with the South Fork Noyo River to the Sonoma/Mendocino Boy Scout Council Camp.

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

(134) Owens River (Inyo and Mono cos.) including Pleasant Valley and Tinemaha lakes, except (A), (B), (C), (D) and (E) below.

Season: First Saturday in Mar. through Oct. 31.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

Season: Nov. 1 through the Friday preceding the first Saturday in Mar.

5 trout

(A) Upper Owens River from Benton Bridge road crossing upstream to Big Springs. Above Big Springs, see Deadman Creek 7.50(b)(54.5).

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) Upper Owens River from Benton Bridge road crossing downstream to Upper Owens River fishing monument.

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Sept. 30.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(C) Upper Owens River from fishing monument (located about 1/4 mile upstream from maximum lake level) to Crowley Lake.

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

(D) From Pleasant Valley Dam downstream to footbridge at lower end of Pleasant Valley Campground.

Season: Jan. 1 through Sept. 30.

2 trout

Season: Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(E) From footbridge at lower end of Pleasant Valley Campground east (downstream) 3.3 miles along Chalk Bluffs Road to the redwood sport fishing regulations sign.

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

0 trout

(135) Pajaro River (Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito cos.) from mouth to Uvas Creek. 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.

(135.4) Lake Pardee

Season: All Year

5 trout.

10 landlocked salmon per day.

20 landlocked salmon in possession.

(135.5) Parker Creek (Mono Co.) from the Lee Vining Conduit to Rush Creek.

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

0 trout

(135.8) Upper Penitencia Creek (Santa Clara Co.) a tributary to Coyote Ck. Also see Section 8.00(c).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year

(136) Pescadero Creek (San Mateo Co.) from mouth to the Stage Road bridge at Pescadero. See also 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.

(137) Pescadero Creek tributaries and main stem above the Stage Road bridge at Pescadero (Santa Cruz and San Mateo cos.)

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(138) Pillsbury Lake tributaries (Lake Co.).

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

5 trout

(139) Pine Creek and Pine Creek Slough (Lassen Co.) See Eagle Lake 7.50(b)(61).

(A) Pine Creek Slough and Pine Creek below State Highway 44.

Season: Closed to fishing all year.

(B) Pine Creek above State Highway 44.

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 15.

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(139.5) Pine Creek (Goose Lake Tributary) and tributaries (Modoc Co.).

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

0 trout

(139.7) Pinole Creek (Contra Costa Co.) and tributaries.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(140) Piru Creek (Los Angeles and Ventura cos.)

(A) Piru Creek and tributaries upstream of Pyramid Lake.

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

2 trout

(B) From Pyramid Dam downstream to the bridge approximately 300 yards below Pyramid Lake.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(C) From the bridge approximately 300 yards below Pyramid Lake downstream to the falls about 1/2 mile above the old Highway 99 bridge.

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

0 trout

(141) Pit River (Shasta and Modoc cos.).

(A) Pit River (Modoc County) from the Hwy 395 bridge/South Fork Pit River crossing near the town of Likely downstream to the Highway 299 (Canby) bridge/Pit River crossing.

Season: All year.

0 trout

(B) From Pit No. 3 (Britton Dam) downstream to the outlet of the Pit No. 3 Powerhouse.

Season: Last Saturday in Apr. through Nov. 15. Minimum size limit: 18 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

(C) Pit River, from Pit No. 3 Powerhouse downstream to Pit No. 7 dam.

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

5 trout

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

0 trout

(D) From Pit No. 7 dam downstream to Shasta Lake.

Season: All year.

5 trout

(143) Pole Creek and tributaries (Placer Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(144) Portuguese Creek, West Fork (Madera Co.) from headwaters downstream to confluence with the East Fork Portuguese Creek.

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

0 trout

(145) Prosser Creek from the Prosser Reservoir dam downstream to the confluence with the Truckee River (Nevada Co.)

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

2 trout

(146) Purisima Creek (San Mateo Co.).

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

5 trout

(147) Putah Creek (Solano and Yolo cos.) from Solano Lake to Monticello Dam.

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

0 trout

(148) Redwood Creek and tributaries (Alameda Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(149) Redwood Creek and tidewaters (Marin Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(150) Redwood Creek (Humboldt Co.). Also see Section 8.00(a).

(A) Redwood Creek main stem within a radius of 200 yards of its mouth.

Season: Jan. 1 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.

(B) Redwood Creek main stem, from 200 yards above the mouth to the mouth of Prairie Creek.

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

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(C) Redwood Creek main stem, from the mouth of Prairie Creek to the mouth of Bond Creek.

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.

(D) Redwood Creek and tributaries, above the mouth of Bond Creek.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(150.5) Robinson Creek (Mono Co.).

(A) From the U.S. Forest Service boundary downstream to Upper Twin Lake.

Season: Last Saturday in April through Sept. 14.

5 trout

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

0 trout

(B) Between Upper and Lower Twin Lakes.

Season: Last Saturday in April through Sept. 14.

5 trout

(151) Rock Creek Diversion Channel (Mono Co.). Rock Creek Diversion Channel from its source below Tom’s Place to its confluence with Crooked Creek.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(151.5) Rock Creek in the Hat Creek Drainage (Shasta Co.) from Rock Creek spring (origin) downstream to Baum Lake.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(152) Rock Creek (Shasta Co.) from its confluence with Pit River to Rock Creek Falls (about one mile upstream).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(152.5) Roosevelt Lake (Mono Co.).

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

2 trout

(153) Rush Creek (Mono Co.) only from Grant Lake Dam downstream to Mono Lake.

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

0 trout

(154) Russian Gulch and tributaries (Sonoma Co.). Main stem below the confluence of the East Branch. 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.

(155) Russian River and tributaries (Sonoma and Mendocino cos.). Also see section 8.00(b).

(A) Russian River main stem below the confluence of the East Branch Russian River. (See also Mendocino Lake tributaries (7.50(b)(116)).

Season: All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from Apr. 1 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.

(B) Russian River main stem above the confluence of the East Branch and all Russian River tributaries. (See Laguna de Santa Rosa 7.50(b)(93) and Santa Rosa Creek 7.50(b)(172) for non-salmonids only.)

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(C) Russian River within 250 feet of the Healdsburg Memorial Dam.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(156) Sacramento River and tributaries above Keswick Dam (Shasta and Siskiyou cos.).

Season: Also see Sierra District General Regulations (See Section 7.00(b)).

(A) Sacramento River and tributaries from Box Canyon Dam downstream to the Scarlett Way bridge in Dunsmuir.

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

0 trout

(B) Sacramento River and tributaries excluding Soda Creek from Scarlett Way bridge downstream to the county bridge at Sweetbriar (See Soda Creek 7.50(b)(180.5)).

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

5 trout per day. 10 trout in possession.

(C) Sacramento River mainstem (excluding all tributaries) from the Scarlett Way bridge downstream to the county bridge at Sweetbriar.

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

0 trout

(D) Sacramento River and tributaries excluding Castle Creek from the county bridge at Sweetbriar downstream to Shasta Lake (See Castle Creek 7.50(b)(39.3)).

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

2 trout

(E) Sacramento River mainstem (excluding all tributaries) from the county bridge at Sweetbriar downstream to Shasta Lake.

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

0 trout

(156.5) Sacramento River and tributaries below Keswick Dam (Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Tehama and Yolo Cos.).

Season: Also see Sierra District General Regulations (See Section 7.00(b)).

(A) Sacramento River from Keswick Dam to 650 feet below Keswick Dam.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(B) Sacramento River from 650 feet below Keswick Dam to the Deschutes Road bridge.

Season: All year. Only barbless hooks may be used.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

At its April 26, 2017 meeting, the Fish and Game Commission adopted regulations to close the Sacramento River to fishing from Keswick Dam to the Highway 44 bridge in Redding to protect winter-run Chinook salmon. Please check the Commission webpage at www.fgc.gov for current information.

(C) Sacramento River from the Deschutes Road bridge to the Red Bluff Diversion Dam.

Season: Jan. 1 through July 31.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.** 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

Season: Aug. 1 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.

(D) Sacramento River from the Red Bluff Diversion Dam to the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing. Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Moulton, Colusa and Tisdale Weirs.

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.

Add 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.

(E) Sacramento River from the Hwy 113 bridge near Knights Landing to the Carquinez Bridge (includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay and all tributary sloughs west of Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful to take fish 0-250 feet downstream from the overflow side of the Fremont and Sacramento Weirs.

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.

(157) Sagehen Creek (Nevada Co.)

(A) From the stream gauging station (located about one-eighth mile below Sagehen Creek Station Headquarters) upstream to about one-eighth of a mile above the station headquarters at a point where the stream splits into two sections.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(B) From the Highway 89 bridge upstream to the gauging station at the east boundary of Sagehen Creek Station.

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

0 trout

(158) Salinas River and tributaries (Monterey and San Luis Obispo cos.). Also see Section 8.00(c).

(A) The main stem Salinas River.

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.

(B) All Salinas River tributaries upstream of Arroyo Seco River confluence (including the San Antonio River below San Antonio Reservoir and Dam, Paso Robles Creek and tributaries, Atascadero Creek, Santa Margarita Creek and tributaries but excluding the Nacimiento River) See 7.50(b)(128).

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

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(159) Salmon Creek and tributaries (Sonoma Co.). Also see section 8.00(b).

(A) Salmon Creek main stem below Highway 1.

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.

(B) Salmon Creek main stem above Highway 1 and all Salmon Creek tributaries.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(160) Salmon Creek and tributaries above Highway 1 (Monterey Co.).

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

5 trout

(161) Salmon River (Siskiyou Co.)

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

(163) San Benito River and tributaries (San Benito Co.).

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

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(164) San Clemente Creek and tributaries (Monterey Co.) except for Trout Lake.

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.

(165.2) San Diego Creek (Orange Co.). Downstream of the MacArthur Blvd. bridge only.

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 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.

(166) San Francisquito Creek and tributaries (Santa Clara and San Mateo cos.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(167) San Gabriel River, west fork and tributaries (Los Angeles Co.)

(A) Upstream of Cogswell Dam (including Cogswell reservoir and its tributaries).

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

2 trout

(B) From Cogswell Dam downstream to the second bridge upstream from the highway 39 bridge.

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

0 trout

(167.2) San Gabriel River (Los Angeles and Orange cos.) Upstream of the Highway 22 bridge to the start of concrete-lined portion of the river channel.

Season: Saturday preceding Memorial Day through Nov. 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.

(168) San Gregorio Creek (San Mateo Co.) from the mouth to the Stage Road bridge at San Gregorio. 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

(168.5) San Joaquin River. (Fresno, Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus Cos.).

(A) From Friant Dam downstream to the Highway 140 bridge.

Season: All year.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(B) From the Highway 140 bridge downstream to the Interstate 5 bridge at Mossdale.

Season: All year.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(168.6) San Juan Creek main stem (Orange Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(169) San Lorenzo River (Santa Cruz Co.) from the mouth to the Lomond Street bridge in the town of Boulder Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(c)(3).

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.

(170) San Luis Obispo Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) from mouth to the first and most southwestern Highway 1/101 bridge.

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.

(170.1) San Luis Rey River (San Diego Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(170.5) San Mateo Creek and tributaries downstream from the falls between the Tenaja Road crossing and Fisherman’s Camp (San Diego and Riverside cos.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(171) San Simeon Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.) from mouth to the pedestrian bridge in San Simeon Beach State Park.

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.

(171.6) Santa Margarita River and tributaries downstream from the Interstate 15 bridge (San Diego and Riverside cos.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(171.7) Santa Paula Creek and tributaries above the falls located 3 miles upstream from the Highway 150 bridge (Ventura Co.).

Season: All year.

5 trout

(172) Santa Rosa Creek (Sonoma Co. tributary to Russian River) from Laguna de Santa Rosa to Highway 12 bridge.

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

Open to fishing for non-salmonids only.

Closed to the take of trout, and steelhead.

(172.3) Santa Ynez River and tributaries downstream from Bradbury Dam (Santa Barbara Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(172.5) Santa Ynez River and tributaries upstream of Gibraltar Dam (Santa Barbara Co.) Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(c)(3).

Season: All year.

2 trout

(172.7) Sausal Creek (Alameda Co.) and tributaries.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(173) Scott Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to confluence with Big Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(c)(3).

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.

0 trout

(174) Scott River (Siskiyou Co.).

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

(174.1) Scotts Flat Reservoir, upper

All Year

5 trout per day.

10 trout in possession.

10 landlocked salmon per day.

20 landlocked salmon in possession.

(174.3) See Canyon Creek (San Luis Obispo Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(174.5) Sespe Creek and tributaries above Alder Creek confluence(Ventura Co.).

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

0 trout

(175) Shasta Lake (Shasta Co.).

Season: All year.

5 trout

(176) Shasta River (Siskiyou Co.).

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

(176.5) Sheepheaven Spring (Siskiyou Co.).

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

(177) Shovel Creek and tributaries (Siskiyou Co.).

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

(177.2) Silver Creek (Mono County) tributary to West Walker River and tributaries upstream from Silver Falls.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(177.5) Silver Creek between Sworinger Lake and Lost Lake and all other tributaries to Sworinger Lake (Modoc and Lassen cos.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(178) Silver King Creek and tributaries (Alpine Co.) upstream of the confluence with Snodgrass Creek.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(178.5) Sisquoc River and tributaries (Santa Barbara Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(179) Slinkard Creek and tributaries (Mono Co.) upstream from a Department of Fish and Wildlife cable crossing located about 2.7 miles south of a point on Highway 89 two miles west of its junction with Highway 395 (the cable is located about 600 feet below a rock dam on Slinkard Creek within the south half of section 21, T9N, R22E).

Season: Aug. 1 through Nov. 15. Only artificial flies with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(180) Smith River (Del Norte Co.) Yearly limits apply for entire river. Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00, also apply, see below for more detail.

(A) Main stem from the mouth to confluence of Middle and South forks. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7).

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Apr. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Aug. 31.

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

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

2 cutthroat trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length.

1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year.

(B) Middle Fork Smith River

1. From mouth to Patrick Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7).

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Apr. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Aug. 31.

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

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

2 cutthroat trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length.

1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year.

2. Above the mouth of Patrick Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7).

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

2 cutthroat trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.** 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(C) South Fork Smith River

1. From the mouth upstream approximately 1,000 feet to the County Road (George Tryon) bridge and Craigs Creek to Jones Creek.

Season: Fourth Saturday in May through Apr. 30. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used from the fourth Saturday in May through Aug. 31.

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

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

2 cutthroat trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length.

1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year.

2. From the George Tryon bridge upstream to the mouth of Craigs Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7).

Season: Closed to fishing all year

3. Above the mouth of Jones Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7).

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

2 cutthroat trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.** 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(D) North Fork Smith River

1. From the mouth to Stony Creek. Also see Low-Flow Restrictions, Section 8.00(a)(7).

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

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

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

2 cutthroat trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length.

1 Chinook salmon and no more than 5 wild Chinook salmon* over 22 inches per year.

2. Above the mouth of Stony Creek.

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

2 cutthroat trout minimum size limit: 10 inches total length. 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.** 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(180.5) Soda Creek (Shasta Co.)

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

0 trout

(180.6) Solano Lake (Solano Co.)

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

0 trout

(181) Sonoma Creek and tributaries (Sonoma Co.).

(A) Sonoma Creek and tributaries above the Sonoma Creek seasonal waterfall in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (located 0.2 miles upstream of the west end of the Canyon Trail).

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

5 trout

(B) Sonoma Creek and tributaries between the Sonoma Creek seasonal waterfall in Sugarloaf Ridge State Park (located 0.2 miles upstream of the west end of the Canyon Trail) and the Highway 121 bridge.

Note: Sonoma Creek below the Highway 121 Bridge is tidewater, and is regulated by regulations for the Ocean and San Francisco Bay District (see sections 1.53 and 27.00).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(181.8) Sonoma Lake (Sonoma Co.).

Season: All year.

2 trout

(182) Sonoma Lake tributaries (Sonoma Co.).

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

2 trout

(183) Soquel Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to confluence of East and West branch. 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.

(184) Soulajoule Lake tributaries (Marin Co.).

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

5 trout

(185) Squaw Valley Creek and tributaries (Shasta Co.) only from the bridge crossing on US Forest Service road (#39N21) located 1/8 mile upstream of the mouth of Cabin Creek (Northwest 1/4 of Section 14, T38N, R3W) downstream to and including Tom Dow Creek.

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

2 trout

(186) Stanislaus River (Calaveras, San Joaquin, Stanislaus and Tuolumne cos.).

(A) From Goodwin Dam downstream to the Highway 120 bridge in Oakdale.

Season: Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. 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 Highway 120 bridge in Oakdale to the mouth.

Season: Jan. 1 through Oct. 31.

Bait may be used from Jan. 1 – Oct. 31. However, from April 1 through the Friday preceding the fourth Saturday in May, bait may be used only with single hooks having a gap between 1/2 and 1 inch, or with multiple hooks having a gap between 1/4 and 1/2 inch.

2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.** 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(187) Stanislaus River, Middle Fork (Tuolumne Co.).

(A) From Beardsley Dam downstream to the U. S. Forest Service footbridge at Spring Gap (including the Beardsley Afterbay).

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

2 trout

(B) From the U.S. Forest Service footbridge at Spring Gap to New Melones Reservoir.

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

2 trout

(187.5) Stevens Creek (Santa Clara Co.) downstream of Stevens Reservoir.

Season: Last Saturday in April 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.

(188) Stone Lagoon (Humboldt Co.).

Season: All year. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used. Cutthroat trout minimum size limit: 14 inches.

2 cutthroat trout 2 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.**

4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead** in possession.

(189) Stony Creek, and tributaries (Colusa, Glenn and Lake cos.).

(A) From the headwaters downstream to the diversion dam west of Stonyford in the center of Section 35, T18N, R7W, except the portion of Stony Creek Middle Fork from Red Bridge upstream.

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 April. Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

0 trout

(B) Stony Creek Middle Fork from Red Bridge upstream.

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

2 trout

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

0 trout

(189.5) Susan River (Lassen County) from the confluence of Willard Creek and the Susan River, downstream to the Bizz Johnson trail bridge located approx. 1/4 mi. downstream from the 3 mi. marker on the Bizz Johnson trail. Also, see Section 8.10 for special open season for youths participating in Youth Fishing Derby.

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

0 trout

(189.8) Swamp Creek and all tributaries (Siskiyou Co.)

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

(190) Sweetwater River and tributaries downstream from the Sweetwater Dam (San Diego Co.).

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.

(191) Sworinger Lake tributaries (Modoc and Lassen cos.) upstream to the first lake.

Season: Closed to all fishing all year.