Fish & Game Contacts

Fishing Regulations Icon California Fishing

Contact: wildlife.ca.gov


1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento 95814

License and Revenue Branch

1740 North Market Blvd.,
Sacramento, CA 95834

State of California

Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.

Natural Resources Agency

Secretary John Laird

Department of Fish and Wildlife

Director Charlton H. Bonham

California Fish and Game Commission

Eric Sklar

President – St. Helena

Anthony Williams

Vice President – Huntington Beach

Jacque Hostler-Carmesin

Member – McKinleyville

Russel Burns

Member – Napa

Peter Silva

Member – Jamul

Valerie Termini

Executive Director

Alternate communication formats are available upon request. If reasonable accommodation is needed call CDFW at (916) 322-8911. The California Relay Service for the deaf or hearing-impaired can be utilized from TDD phones at (800) 735-2929.

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This is a Supplement

The regulations in this supplement supersede regulations listed in the 2017–2018 Freshwater and/or Ocean Sport Fishing regulation booklets. NOTE: This supplement does not contain a complete set of fishing regulations. Refer to your copy of the 2017–2018 Freshwater and/or Ocean Sport Fishing regulation booklet for regulations not included here.

California Fishing Passport

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife designed the California Fishing Passport Program to encourage people to more fully experience all of the fishing opportunities the Golden State has to offer. Fish your way around the state in search of 150 different fish and shellfish species! For more information, please visit www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing/Passport


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