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Fishing in the City - Sacramento Metro Area

Fishing in the City

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, held at 8:00 a.m., teaches fishing techniques, ethics, and safety while out fishing. We will also provide information about current ecological issues and ideas on ways you can help us conserve our state’s natural resources.

Use of our rods is provided free of charge for youth under 16 and to those over 16 who possess a fishing license.

  • 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)

2018 Winter Fishing Clinics

Date Location  Co-sponsored by: Time Details
Saturday
November 10, 2018
Hagan Regional Park Cordova Recreation and Park District
8:00 a.m. - Noon Hagan Regional Park
(see map below)
5-15 year olds only
No pre-registration
 Saturday
December 1, 2018
Elk Grove Regional Park  Cosumnes Community Services District 8:00 a.m. - Noon Elk Grove Regional Park
(see map below) 
5-15 year olds only
No pre-registration
Saturday
December 8, 2018
Howe Community Park  El Camino Recreation and Park District 8:00 a.m. - Noon Howe Community Park
(see map below) 
5-15 year olds only
No pre-registration
Saturday
December 15, 2018
Auburn Regional Park Auburn Area Recreation and Park District 8:00 a.m. - Noon Auburn Regional Park
(see map below) 
5-15 year olds only
No pre-registration

Community Fishing Ponds in the Sacramento - Stockton Area


Group of youth pond-side practicing casting


Fishing in the City - Sacramento Metro Area

Information line:  (916) 358-2872

Richard.Munoz@wildlife.ca.gov


Related Information

Additional Trout Stocking 2018

Date Location
November 9 Elk Grove Regional Park
November 16 Oak Grove Regional Park
November 23 North Natomas Regional Park
November 23 Howe Community Park
November 30 Rancho Seco Recreational Park
December 7 Willow Hill Reservoir Community Park
December 7 Hagan Regional Park
December 14 Rancho Seco Recreational Park
December 21 Elk Grove Regional Park
December 21 Mather Regional Park
December 28 North Natomas Regional Park
December 28 Granite Regional Park



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