Mark your calendars for the first of two 2019 Free Fishing Days in California,
Saturday, July, 6, and Saturday, August 31, when anyone can try their hand at angling - no fishing license required. If you would like to fish the rest of the year, you can purchase a license online through CDFW’s website.
“Free Fishing Day is a great opportunity for seasoned anglers to introduce friends and neighbors to their love of the sport,” said California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham.
Lake Success is open every day for fishing said Temporary Park Manager Charlie Muldin, Corps of Engineers. There is shoreline access from sunrise to sunset, and fishing on boats is allowed after sunset, if the boat has all it’s lights and follows all the boating laws, that are in effect during the day.
Currently Rocky Hill is closed.
A basic annual resident sport fishing license in California currently costs $49.94, while a one-day sport fishing license costs $16.20. CDFW offers two Free Fishing Days each year - usually around the Fourth of July and Labor Day weekend - when it’s legal to fish without either an annual or one-day license. This year, the first of the two Free Fishing Days falls on the Saturday, July 6, of Independence Day weekend. The second will be on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019.
All fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect. Every angler must have an appropriate report card if they are fishing for steelhead or sturgeon anywhere in the state.
Anglers can review the sport fishing regulations online (www.wildlife.ca.gov/regulations) or use CDFW’s mobile web site to view limits and regulations specific to a body of water (https://map.dfg.ca.gov/sportfishingregs).