Regional Offices

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Northern Region

Serving: Del Norte, Humboldt, Lassen, Mendocino, Modoc, Shasta, Siskiyou, Tehama and Trinity counties

601 Locust Street, Redding 96001 • (530) 225-2300


Eureka Field Office

619 2nd Street, Eureka 95501 • (707) 445-6493

North Central Region

Serving: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lake, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Sierra, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties

1701 Nimbus Road

Rancho Cordova 95670 • (916) 358-2900


Bay Delta Region

Serving: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sacramento, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma and Yolo counties

2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100

Fairfield, CA 94534 • (707) 428-2002


Stockton Field Office

2109 Arch Airport Road, Suite 100

Stockton 95206 • (209) 234-3420

Central Region

Serving: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolumne counties

1234 E. Shaw Avenue, Fresno 93710

(559) 243-4005


South Coast Region

Serving: Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties

3883 Ruffin Road, San Diego 92123

(858) 467-4201


Los Alamitos Field Office

4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite C

Los Alamitos 90720 • (562) 342-7100

Inland Deserts Region

Serving: Imperial, Inyo, Mono, Riverside and

San Bernardino counties

3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite C220

Ontario 91764 • (909) 484-0167

(Licenses are not sold at this office)


Marine Region

Serving the entire California coast, from border to border and three nautical miles out to sea

20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100

Monterey 93940 • (831) 649-2870


Save our water

Now more than ever, it’s important to conserve our most precious resource. Remember, fish need water!

California has been dealing with the effects of drought for several years. To learn about all the actions the state has taken to manage our water system and cope with the impacts of the drought, visit drought.ca.gov.

Every Californian should take steps to conserve water.

Learn to conserve water.



Stop Aquatic Hitchikers

Prevent the transport of nuisance species.

Clean all recreational equipment.




Your Warden Stamp Dollars at work

Your $5 Warden Stamp purchase helps protect California’s fish and wildlife resources.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Warden Stamp Program provides equipment and training for wildlife officers and funds the Department’s popular K-9 Program, which trains dogs to work side by side with wildlife officers in preventing and solving wildlife crimes.



ONLINE Fishing Guide

California is a great place to fish!

An online fishing guide is available to help plan your fishing trips.

Use the guide to find:

  • Fish planting information
  • Historically good fishing locations
  • License agents
  • Boating facilities
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Quagga mussel-infested waters


A mobile guide is available for smart phones at www.dfg.ca.gov/mobile



Did you know you can now download fishing regulations to your smartphone or other device?

By utilizing iBooks on Apple devices or your favorite book reader on the Android platform you can download the regulations booklet for reference at any time. Regulation booklets can be found online at wildlife.ca.gov/regulations.




NMFS Ocean Salmon Regulations Hotline:
(800) 662-9825

CDFW Ocean Salmon Regulations Hotline:
(707) 576-3429