Methods to Find Stocking Locations and Regulations

One – Fish Planting Schedule  (Department of Fish and Wildlife website)

This Department of Wildlife (DFW) Fish Planting Schedule is updated in real time, directly by DFW Hatchery staff. It contains current information that is subject to change depending on road, water, weather and operational conditions. Conditions permitting, the waters listed are stocked with catchable-size fish from DFW hatcheries. More specific dates are not given to avoid fishing activity immediately after a planting.

Two  – Fishing Guide Map (Department of Fish and Wildlife website)

DFW’s online map-based Fishing Guide can help you plan your fishing outings. It contains a variety of information for anglers including:

  • Fish Planting locations
  • Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations
  • Historically good places to fish
  • Boat launches
  • Fishing License sales agents
  • Marine Protected Areas
  • Quagga mussel infested waters

Three –  Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations  (Department of Fish and Wildlife website)

In 2016, DFW established the Fishing Regulations Map as an online information source of regulations from the California Sport Fishing Regulations Freshwater Edition (Limited to Sections: 5.00, 5.15, 5.75, 5.87, 7.00, 7.01, 7.50, 8.00, 91.1).  This online application enables you to identify your location and learn fishing regulations specific to that body of water and location.


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