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  • September 7, 2023
A close-up view of a Sacramento Perch being held out of the water before release into Bridgeport Reservoir, Mono County.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in partnership with the County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation has introduced Sacramento perch to Lindo Lake in Lakeside in an effort to establish the first population of Sacramento perch in Southern California and create a unique urban fishing opportunity in the future.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Species
  • September 1, 2023
Zebra mussels on a boat

As another California boating season winds down, boaters are being asked to remember the importance of cleaning, draining and drying their watercraft to combat the spread of invasive quagga and zebra mussels.

Categories: Fishing, Invasive Species
  • August 31, 2023
Two people holding fishing poles

California's second Free Fishing Day of 2023 is Saturday, Sept. 2.

Categories: Fishing
  • August 23, 2023
Salmon smolt release into San Francisco Bay in the evening.

CDFW has completed the release of approximately 23 million fall-run Chinook salmon raised at its four Central Valley anadromous fish hatcheries, the Feather River Fish Hatchery, the Nimbus Fish Hatchery, the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery and the Merced River Hatchery.

Categories: Drought, Fisheries, Fishing, Hatcheries, Salmon, Scientific Study
  • August 21, 2023
quillback rockfish laying on its side

As of 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, the 50-fathom Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) boundary line for the Mendocino Groundfish Management Area (GMA) (Cape Mendocino to Point Arena), San Francisco GMA (Point Arena to Pigeon Point) and Central GMA (Pigeon Point to Point Conception), will take effect.

Categories: Fisheries, Fishing, Marine

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