Strategic Planning for Trout and Hatchery Resources

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is currently in the process of drafting guidelines for trout management. Three associated projects make up this effort:

  • Strategic Plan for Trout Management
  • Strategic Plan for Trout Hatcheries
  • Inland Trout Angling Regulations Simplification

Inland Trout Angling Regulation Simplification Proposed Regulations

We need engagement from the public to make these projects successful. You can help by reviewing draft plans and regulation changes as they become available. By providing feedback on these efforts, you help ensure that we are drafting plans and regulations to meet your needs while providing for the protection and enhancement of trout resources.

Public Input Opportunity

CDFW is currently evaluating public input and working with local staff to assess and revise proposed changes to trout angling regulations based on feedback received, management objectives, and social and economic concerns.

CDFW will present the final draft regulation changes at the following Fish and Game Commission (FGC) subcommittee meetings:

Wildlife Resources Committee
January 16, 2020
Los Angeles

Wildlife Resources Committee
March 2020
Date, time, and location to be determined

CDFW is scheduled to submit the final regulatory package to the FGC in June 2020.The FGC will consider the proposed regulations and take public input at its meetings in June, August, and October of 2020. Additional information will be placed on this page as it becomes available. Visit the link opens in new windowFGC website to follow meeting dates and agendas.