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Regulations for taking fish, amphibians and reptiles
2021-2022 Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations (PDF)(opens in new tab)
Valid March 2021 - extended through December 2022
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Freshwater Regulations Map(opens in new tab)
Special Order” Klamath/Trinity Spring Chinook Fishing Regulations that were previously found in section 7.40(b)51 can now be found with the Klamath Basin regulations in section 7.40(b)50 for anadromous areas of the Klamath and Trinity Rivers and its tributaries.
Fishing for steelhead is unaffected and remains open pursuant to subsections 7.40(b)(50)(E)(2) and (6).
Coho salmon regulations (no retention) also remain unchanged, as they are protected under state and federal listings.
Fall Chinook salmon regulations for the Klamath Basin are adopted each year by the California Fish and Game Commission at their May meeting. As a result, digital publication of all supplemental regulations content is not completed until early Summer and can be after the July 1 start of the Spring Chinook salmon fishery on the Klamath and Trinity rivers. (2022-2023 Supplemental Regulations will be published no later than July 15, 2022).
We remind anglers to call the Klamath and Trinity River Information Hotline: 1 (800) 564-6479, where the most up-to-date information is available. This hotline includes Klamath/Trinity salmon and steelhead regulations, Fall Chinook quota updates and other information.
Print Renumbered § 7.40(b)(4) American, (b)(43) Feather, (b)(66) Mokelumne and (80) Sacramento Rivers. (PDF)(opens in new tab)
Proposed 2021-2022 Central Valley revisions with federal regulations – see Fish and Game Commission Proposed Regulations(opens in new tab)