Fishing in the City - Sacramento Metro Area

The Fishing in the City Program was established in 1993 and serves Californians living in the Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles metropolitan areas.

The goal for the Sacramento area program is to teach youth and their families the importance of taking care of lakes and ponds while enjoying them, starting right here in their own back yard. We stock nine inner city ponds in the Sacramento area on a regular basis. We want families to come out and spend time together while learning to fish.

Each “learn to fish” clinic teaches fishing techniques, ethics, and safety while fishing. We will also provide information about current ecological issues and ideas on ways you can help conserve our state’s natural resources.

The clinics and the use of our rods are provided free of charge for children ages 5 to 15. After the clinic has concluded, those 16 or older who possess a fishing license may fish. All participants must complete the learning stations, even if they are not borrowing a rod.

  • Sponsored by CDFW, City, County, and Regional parks departments, and other organizations as noted.
  • Ponds stocked with Channel Catfish (April - October) and Rainbow Trout (November - March
  • Clinics will proceed whether rain or shine

2020 Trout Fishing Clinics


March 14, 2020
Elk Grove Regional Park

          Event Canceled               
Consumnes CSD Parks and Recreation  8:00 a.m. - Noon Elk Grove Regional Park
(see map below)
5-15 year olds only
No pre-registration
March 21, 2020
North Natomas Regional Park

 Event Canceled
City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation 8:00 a.m. - Noon North Natomas Regional Park
(see map below)
5-15 year olds only
No pre-registration

Rod Loan Progam (RLP)

Do you want to fish but need equipment? With our RLP you can borrow a rod/reel, tackle and bait!

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Community Fishing Ponds in the Sacramento - Stockton Area

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Fishing in the City - Sacramento Metro Area
Information line: (916) 358-2872


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    Related Information

    Additional Trout Stocking
    Date Location
     Week of March 9 Hagan Community Park 
    Willow Hill Reservoir 
     Week of March 16 Mather Regional Park 
    Rancho Seco Recreational Park 
     Week of March 30  Granite Regional Park 

    Sport Fish Restoration