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Regulations for taking fish, amphibians and reptiles
NEW 2021-2022 Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations (PDF)(opens in new tab)
Effective March 2021
Freshwater Regulations Map(opens in new tab)
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Regulations for spring Chinook Salmon went into effect September 25, 2020 (subsection 7.50(b)(91.2), Title 14, CCR (PDF)(opens in new tab), now re-numbered to 7.40(b)(51)), superseding the previous emergency regulations and the spring Chinook regulations for January 1 - August 14 on the Klamath River, and January 1 - August 31 on the Trinity, South Fork Trinity Rivers. This means:
Print Renumbered § 7.40 Klamath (b)(50) and (51) (PDF)(opens in new tab) (corrected from the Supplemental Sportfishing Booklet).
Proposed 2021-2022 Klamath revisions with federal regulations – see Fish and Game Commission Proposed Regulations(opens in new tab)
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)