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Barclays Official California Code of Regulations Currentness
Title 14. Natural Resources
Division 1. Fish and Game Commission-Department of Fish and Game
Subdivision 1. Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles
Chapter 3. Trout, Salmon and Special Regulations
Article 3. Alphabetical List of Waters with Special Fishing Regulations (Refs & Annos)
14 CCR § 7.40
§ 7.40. Alphabetical List of Hatchery Trout, Hatchery Steelhead, and Salmon Waters with Special Fishing Regulations.
(a) General Provisions:
(1) Every body of water listed in subsection (b) is closed to the take of hatchery trout, hatchery steelhead, and salmon and to fishing for these species, unless otherwise noted.
(2) Every body of water listed in subsection (b) is closed to all fishing except during the open season as shown. Unless otherwise provided, waters shown as open to hatchery trout, hatchery steelhead, and salmon fishing in subsection (b) are open to fishing for other species. Gear restrictions listed in this section apply to the take of all species of fish covered in subsection (b) unless otherwise noted.
(3) Unless otherwise provided, waters closed to hatchery trout, hatchery steelhead, or salmon fishing are closed to fishing for all other species, except that these closures do not apply to fishing for amphibians (see Section 5.05), freshwater clams (see Section 5.20), crayfish (see Section 5.35), and lamprey (see Section 5.40), using legal fishing methods other than hook-and-line fishing, and saltwater clams, crabs, ghost shrimp, and blue mud shrimp (see Ocean Regulations Booklet sections 29.20 to 29.87). Crabs may only be taken using hoop nets or by hand, and Dungeness crab may only be taken within the North Coast District and Sonoma and Mendocino Counties.
(4) As used in this section and unless otherwise noted, daily bag and possession limits mean the total number of trout in combination including, but not limited to, Rainbow, Brown, Golden, and Cutthroat Trout.
(5) Unless otherwise provided, it is unlawful to possess more than one daily bag limit.
(6) The waters in subsection (b) may also be subject to restrictions on fishing methods and gear (Sections 2.00 through 2.45), fishing hours (Section 3.00), and the use of bait (Sections 4.00 through 4.30).
(b)
Body of Water
Open Season and Special Restrictions
Daily Bag and Possession Limit
(1) Alameda Creek
and tributaries (Alameda
and Santa Clara Cos.).
(A) Alameda Creek
Closed to all fishing
and tributaries
all year.
downstream of San
Antonio, Calaveras,
and Del Valle
Reservoirs except for
Arroyo Del Valle
between Bernal Ave.
and the Thiessen St.
intersection with Vineyard
Ave.
1. Arroyo Del Valle
All year. Only
0 trout.
between Bernal Ave.
artificial lures
and the Thiessen St.
with barbless hooks
intersection with Vineyard Ave.
may be used.
(2) Albion River
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
(Mendocino Co.).
May through
or hatchery
Also see Section 8.00(b)
Mar. 31. Only
steelhead**.
Low-Flow Restrictions.
artificial lures
4 hatchery trout
Main stem below the
with barbless hooks
confluence of South Fork
may be used from
steelhead**
Albion.
from the fourth Sat.
possession.
in May through
Oct 31. Only barbless
hooks may be used
from Nov. 1 through
Mar. 31.
(3) Alder Creek (Mendocino
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery
Co.). Also see Section
May through
trout or
8.00(b) Low-Flow
Mar. 31. Only
hatchery
Restrictions. Main stem
artificial lures with
steelhead**.
below Tramway Gulch.
barbless hooks
4 hatchery
may be used
trout or
from the fourth
hatchery
Sat. in May
steelhead**
through Oct 31.
in possession.
Only barbless hooks
may be used from Nov. 1
through Mar. 31.
(4) American River (Sacramento Co.).
(A) From Nimbus Dam to the
Closed to all fishing
U.S. Geological Survey
all year.
gauging station cable crossing
about 300 yards downstream
from the Nimbus Hatchery fish
rack site.
(B) From the U.S. Geological
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Survey gauging station cable
Jul. 15. Only
or hatchery
crossing about 300 yards
barbless hooks
steelhead**.
downstream from the Nimbus
may be used.
4 hatchery trout
Hatchery fish rack site to the
or hatchery
SMUD power line crossing at
steelhead**
the southwest boundary of Ancil
in possession.
Hoffman Park.
Jul. 16 through
2 hatchery trout
Oct. 31. Only
or hatchery
barbless hooks
steelhead**.
may be used.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
2 Chinook Salmon.
4 Chinook Salmon
in possession.
(C) From the SMUD power
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
line crossing at the southwest
Jul. 15.
or hatchery
boundary of Ancil Hoffman Park
steelhead**.
downstream to the Jibboom Street
4 hatchery trout
bridge.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
Jul. 16 through
2 hatchery trout
Dec. 31.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
2 Chinook Salmon.
4 Chinook Salmon
in possession.
(D) From the Jibboom Street
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
bridge to the mouth.
Jul. 15.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
Jul. 16 through
2 hatchery trout
Dec. 16.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
2 Chinook Salmon.
4 Chinook Salmon
in possession.
Dec. 17 through
2 hatchery trout
Dec. 31.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout or
hatchery steelhead**
in possession.
(5) Antelope Creek (Tehama Co.).
(A) From confluence with
Last Sat. in Apr.
2 hatchery trout
North Fork downstream to
through Nov. 15.
or hatchery
U.S. Geological Survey
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
gauging station cable crossing
with barbless
4 hatchery trout
at mouth of Antelope Creek
hooks may be used.
or hatchery
Canyon.
steelhead**
in possession.
(B) From U.S. Geological
Jun. 16 through
2 hatchery trout
Survey gauging station cable
Sep. 30.
or hatchery
crossing at mouth of Antelope
steelhead**.
Creek Canyon downstream to
4 hatchery trout
mouth of Antelope Creek.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(6) Aptos Creek (Santa Cruz Co.)
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
from mouth to bridge on Aptos
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
Creek Road. Also see
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
Low-Flow Restrictions,
legal holidays and
4 hatchery trout
Section 8.00(c)(4).
opening and closing
or hatchery
days. Only
steelhead**
barbless hooks may
in possession.
be used.
(7) Arroyo Grande Creek (San
Closed to all fishing
Luis Obispo Co.) from mouth
all year.
to Lopez Canyon Dam.
(8) Arroyo Leon (San Mateo
Closed to all fishing
Co.).
all year.
(9) Arroyo Seco River (Monterey
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Co.). Also see Section 8.00(c)
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
Low-Flow Restrictions. The
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**
main stem Arroyo Seco and
legal holidays and
4 hatchery trout
tributaries below the waterfall
opening and closing
or hatchery
located approximately 3.5 miles
days.
steelhead**
upstream from the U.S. Forest
Only barbless hooks
in possession.
Service Ranger Station.
may be used.
(10) Auburn Ravine Creek
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
and tributaries (Placer Co.) east
through Oct. 15.
or hatchery
of Nelson Lane.
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(11) Battle Creek (Shasta and
Tehama Cos.).
(A) From mouth to Coleman
Closed to all fishing
Fish Hatchery weir.
all year.
(B) From 250 feet upstream
Last Sat. in Apr.
2 hatchery trout
from the Coleman National
through Nov. 15.
or hatchery
Fish Hatchery upstream to
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Angel Falls (near Mineral) on
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery
the South Fork and to Ponderosa
may be used.
trout
Way Bridge on the North Fork.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(12) Bear River (Humboldt
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
Co.) downstream from
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
County Road Bridge at
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Capetown, excluding
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
tributaries.
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(13) Bear River and tributaries
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
(Placer Co.) from Highway 65
through Oct. 15.
or hatchery
to the South Sutter Irrigation
steelhead**.
District Diversion Dam.
4 hatchery trout or
hatchery steelhead**
in possession.
(14) Big Chico Creek (Butte Co.).
(A) From mouth to Bear Hole,
Jun. 16 through
2 hatchery trout
located approximately one mile
Feb. 15. Only
or hatchery
downstream from the upper end of
artificial lures with
steelhead**.
Bidwell Park.
barbless hooks may
4 hatchery trout
be used from Oct. 16
or hatchery
through Feb. 15.
steelhead**
in possession.
(B) From Bear Hole to the
Nov. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
upper boundary of the Big
Apr. 30. Only
or hatchery
Chico Creek Ecological Reserve.
artificial lures
steelhead**.
with barbless
4 hatchery trout
hooks may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(C) From the upper boundary
Closed to all fishing
of the Big Chico Creek
all year.
Ecological Reserve to Higgins
Hole Falls, located about 1/2
mile upstream from Ponderosa
Way.
(15) Big Lagoon (Humboldt
All year.
2 Cutthroat Trout.
Co.). For purposes of this
Only barbless hooks
2 hatchery trout
subsection, the boundary between
may be used.
or hatchery
Big Lagoon and Maple Creek is the
Cutthroat Trout
steelhead**.
first private road bridge, located
minimum size limit:
4 hatchery trout
approximately 1/2 mile southeast of
10 inches.
or hatchery
the Highway 101 bridge crossing.
steelhead**
in possession.
(16) Big River (Mendocino
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b)
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
Low-Flow Restrictions. Main
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
stem below the confluence of Two
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
Log Creek.
may be used from
or hatchery
the fourth Sat. In
steelhead**
May through
in possession.
Oct. 31. Only
barbless hooks may
be used from Nov. 1
through Mar. 31.
(17) Big Sur River (Monterey
Closed to all fishing
Co.). Big Sur River within
all year.
Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park,
east of the Highway 1 bridge,
to its boundary within the
Ventana Wilderness Area.
(18) Black Butte River and
Closed to all fishing
tributaries (Glenn Co.) except
all year.
Cold Creek.
(19) Bodfish Creek and
Closed to all fishing
tributaries (Santa Clara
all year.
Co.).
(20) Bogus Creek (Siskiyou
See Klamath River,
Co.).
subsection (b)(50).
(21) Brush Creek (Mendocino
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
Co.). Main stem below the
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
Lawson bridge. Also see
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Section 8.00(c) Low-Flow
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
Restrictions.
may be used from
or hatchery
the fourth Sat. in May
steelhead**
through Oct. 31. Only
in possession.
barbless hooks may
be used from Nov. 1
through Mar. 31.
(22) Butano Creek (San Mateo Co.).
Dec. 1 through Mar.
2 hatchery
From mouth to county bridge on
7, but only on Sat., Sun.,
trout or
Pescadero-Bean Hollow Road.
Wed., legal holidays
hatchery
Also see Section 8.00(c)(2) Low-
and opening and closing
steelhead**.
Flow Restrictions.
days. Only
4 hatchery
barbless hooks may
trout or
be used.
hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(23) Butte Creek (Butte and Sutter
Cos.).
(A) From the Oro-Chico Road
Nov. 15 through
2 hatchery trout
bridge crossing south of Chico
Feb. 15. Only
or hatchery
to the Centerville Head Dam,
artificial lures
steelhead**.
located 300 yards downstream
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
from the DeSabla Powerhouse
may be used.
or hatchery
below DeSabla Reservoir.
steelhead**
in possession.
(B) From the Oro-Chico Road
All year.
Open to fishing for
bridge crossing south of Chico to
non-salmonids
the point that Butte Creek enters the
only. Closed to the
Sacramento River both via Butte
take of trout and steelhead.
Slough outfall gates at Moon's Bend
and through Butte Slough, thence both
the East and West Canals of the
Sutter Bypass, thence Sacramento
Slough.
(24) Calaveras River downstream
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
from New Hogan Dam and the
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
diverting canal (Mormon Slough)
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
from Bellota Weir downstream to
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
Interstate Highway 5 (Calaveras
may be used.
or hatchery
and San Joaquin Cos.).
steelhead**
in possession.
(25) Carmel River and
Last Sat. in Apr.
5 trout, no
tributaries above Los Padres
through Nov. 15.
more than 2 of
Dam (Monterey Co.).
No Rainbow
which
Trout less than
may be
10 inches or
Rainbow Trout.
greater than 16
inches total length
may be kept.
Only artificial lures
with barbless
hooks may be
used.
(26) Carmel River below Los
Padres Dam. (Monterey Co.).
(A) Carmel River tributaries
Closed to all fishing
below Los Padres Dam and main
all year.
stem from Los Padres Dam to
the bridge at Robles Del Rio/
Esquiline Roads (Rosie's Bridge).
(B) Carmel River main stem
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
below the bridge at Robles
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
Del Rio/Esquiline Roads
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
(Rosie's Bridge). Also
and opening and
4 hatchery trout
see Section 8.00(c) Low-
closing days. Only
or hatchery-
Flow Restrictions.
artificial lures
steelhead**
with barbless
in possession.
hooks may be used.
(27) Chorro Creek (San Luis
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Obispo Co.) from the point
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
that Chorro Creek enters
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
Midway Marina in Morro Bay
legal holidays and
4 hatchery trout
upstream to the twin bridges on
opening and closing
or hatchery
South Bay Boulevard.
days. Only barbless
steelhead**
hooks may be used.
in possession.
(28) Codornices Creek (Alameda
Closed to all fishing
Co.).
all year.
(29) Coon Creek and tributaries
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
(Placer Co.) east of Highway 65.
through Oct. 15.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(30) Coon Creek (San Luis
Closed to all fishing
Obispo Co.)
all year.
(31) Corralitos Creek (Santa
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Cruz Co.) from mouth to
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
Browns Valley Road. Also
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
see Section 8.00(c)(5) Low-Flow
legal holidays and
4 hatchery trout
Restrictions.
opening and closing
or hatchery
days. Only barbless
steelhead**
hooks may be used.
in possession.
(32) Cosumnes River (Sacramento
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Co.) from Highway 99 bridge
Oct. 15. Only
or hatchery
upstream to the Latrobe vehicle
barbless hooks
steelhead**.
bridge.
may be used.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(33) Cottoneva Creek (Mendocino
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
Co.). Main stem below the
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
confluence of South Fork Cottoneva
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Creek. Also see Section 8.00(b)
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
Low-Flow Restrictions.
may be used from
or hatchery
the fourth Sat. in
steelhead**
May through Oct.
in possession.
31. Only barbless
hooks may be used
from Nov. 1 through
Mar. 31.
(34) Coyote Creek (Santa Clara
Last Sat. in Apr.
2 hatchery trout
Co.). Also see Section
through Nov. 15.
or hatchery
8.00(c)(1) Low-Flow
Only artificial lures
steelhead**
Restrictions.
and barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(35) Deer Creek (Tehama Co.).
(A) From 250 feet below Upper
Last Sat. in Apr
2 hatchery trout
Deer Creek Falls and fishway
through Nov. 15.
or hatchery
(located 1.5 miles upstream
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
from Potato Patch Campground)
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
downstream 31 miles to U.S.
may be used.
or hatchery
Geological Survey gauging station
steelhead**
cable crossing at mouth of Deer
in possession.
Creek Canyon (see Section
2.35 for closure at Upper Deer
Creek Falls).
(B) From U.S. Geological Survey
Jun. 16 through
2 hatchery trout
gauging station cable crossing
Sep. 30.
or hatchery
at mouth of Deer Creek Canyon
steelhead**.
downstream to mouth of Deer Creek.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(36) Deer Creek (Yuba and
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
Nevada Cos.) from mouth to
through Oct. 15.
or hatchery
Smartville-Englebright Dam
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
road crossing.
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(37) Dry Creek and tributaries
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
(Placer Co.) east of the Atkinson
through Oct. 15.
or hatchery
Street Bridge in Roseville.
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(38) Dry Creek (Yuba and
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
Nevada Cos.) from mouth to
through Oct. 15.
or hatchery
Sid Smith Dam about one mile
steelhead**.
above junction of Scott Forbes and
4 hatchery trout
Peoria Roads.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(39) Earl Lake/Talawa (Del
All year. Only
2 Cutthroat Trout.
Norte Co.).
barbless hooks
2 hatchery trout
may be used.
Cutthroat Trout
steelhead**.
minimum size
4 hatchery trout
limit: 10 inches.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(40) Eel River (Humboldt,
Section 8.00 Low-
Lake, Mendocino and Trinity
Flow Restrictions
Cos.).
also apply.
All waters of the Eel River
Drainage except those listed
below are closed to all fishing.
(A) Main stem.
1. From mouth to Fulmor
All year. Only
Catch and release
Road, at its paved junction
artificial lures with
of Chinook
with the south bank of the Eel
barbless hooks
Salmon.
River. Also see Section
may be used from
2 hatchery trout
8.00(a)(1)(A), Low-Flow
Apr. 1 through the
or hatchery
Restrictions.
Fri. preceding the
steelhead**.
fourth Sat. in May.
4 hatchery trout
Only barbless hooks
or hatchery
may be used from
steelhead**
fourth Sat. in May
in possession.
through Mar. 31.
2. From Fulmor Road, at its
All year. Only
Catch and release
paved junction with the south
artificial lures with
of Chinook
bank of the Eel River, to South
barbless hooks
Salmon.
Fork Eel River. Also see
may be used from
2 hatchery trout
Section 8.00(a)(1)(B), Low-Flow
Apr. 1 through
or hatchery
Restrictions.
Sep. 30. Only
steelhead**.
barbless hooks may
4 hatchery trout
be used from Oct.
or hatchery
1 through Mar. 31.
steelhead**
in possession.
3. From South Fork Eel River
Jan. 1 through
Catch and
to Cape Horn Dam.
Mar. 31 and fourth
release of
Sat. in May through
Chinook Salmon.
Sep. 30. Only
2 hatchery trout
artificial lures with
or hatchery
barbless hooks may be
steelhead**.
used.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
Apr. 1 through
Closed to all
the fourth Fri. in
fishing.
May and Oct. 1
through Dec. 31.
(B) Van Duzen River.
1. Main stem from its junction
Fourth Sat. in
Catch and release
with the Eel River to the end of
May through
of Chinook
Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville
Mar. 31. Only
Salmon.
(approximately 4,000 feet upstream
artificial lures
2 hatchery trout
from the Little Golden Gate Bridge).
with barbless hooks
or hatchery
Also see Section 8.00(a)(3) Low-
may be used
steelhead**.
Flow Restrictions.
from the fourth
4 hatchery trout
Sat. in May
or hatchery
through Sep. 30.
steelhead**
Only barbless
in possession.
hooks may be used
from Oct. 1 through
Mar. 31.
(C) South Fork Eel River from
Apr. 1 to fourth
Closed to all
mouth to Rattlesnake Creek.
Fri. in May.
fishing.
Also see Low-Flow Restrictions,
Section 8.00(a)(2).
Fourth Sat. in May
Catch and release
through Mar. 31.
of Chinook
Only artificial lures
Salmon.
with barbless hooks
2 hatchery trout
may be used from
or hatchery
the fourth Sat. in May
steelhead**.
through Sep. 30.
4 hatchery trout
Only barbless hooks
or hatchery
may be used from
steelhead**
Oct. 1 through
in possession.
Mar. 31.
Apr. 1 to Fourth
Closed to all
Fri. in May.
fishing.
(D) Middle Fork Eel River.
1. Middle Fork main stem from
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
mouth to Bar Creek. Also see
May 31 and
or hatchery
Section 8.00(a)(2) Low-Flow
Jul. 16 through
steelhead**.
Restrictions.
Sep. 30. At all
4 hatchery trout
times, only
or hatchery
artificial lures
steelhead**
with barbless hooks
in possession.
may be used.
Jun. 1 through
Closed to all
Jul. 15 and Oct.
fishing.
through Dec. 31.
(41) Elk Creek (Mendocino
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b)
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
Low-Flow Restrictions. Main
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
stem below the confluence of
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery
South Fork Elk Creek.
may be used from
trout or
the fourth Sat. in May
hatchery
through Oct. 31.
steelhead**
Only barbless hooks
in possession.
may be used from
Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.
(42) Elk River (Humboldt
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
Co.) downstream from Highway
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
101 bridge, excluding tributaries.
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used from
or hatchery
the fourth Sat. in May
steelhead**
through Oct. 31. Only
in possession.
barbless hooks may be
used from Oct. 1 through
Mar. 31.
(43) Feather River below Fish
Barrier Dam (Butte, Sutter and
Yuba cos.).
(A) From Fish Barrier Dam to
Closed to all fishing
Table Mountain bicycle bridge
all year.
in Oroville.
(B) From Table Mountain
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
bicycle bridge to Highway
Jul. 15. Only
or hatchery
70 bridge.
barbless hooks
steelhead**.
may be used.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(C) From Highway 70 bridge
All year.
2 hatchery trout
to the unimproved boat ramp
or hatchery
above the Thermalito Afterbay
steelhead**.
Outfall.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(D) From the unimproved
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
boat ramp above the Thermalito
Jul. 15.
or hatchery
Afterbay Outfall to 200 yards
steelhead**.
above the Live Oak boat ramp.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
Jul. 16 through
2 hatchery trout
Oct. 31.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
2 Chinook
Salmon.
4 Chinook
Salmon in possession.
Nov. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Dec. 31.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(E) From 200 yards above
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Live Oak boat ramp to the
Jul. 15.
or hatchery
mouth. For purposes of this
steelhead**.
subsection, the lower boundary
4 hatchery trout
is defined as a straight line
or hatchery
drawn from the peninsula point
steelhead**
on the west bank to the Verona
in possession.
Marine boat ramp.
Jul. 16 through
2 hatchery trout
Dec. 16.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
2 Chinook
Salmon.
4 Chinook
Salmon in possession.
Dec. 17 to Dec.
2 hatchery trout
31.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(44) Freshwater Creek
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
(Humboldt Co.) downstream
May through
or hatchery
from bridge at “3 Corners”
Mar. 31.
steelhead**.
on the Old Arcata Road,
Only artificial
4 hatchery trout
excluding tributaries.
lures with barbless
or hatchery
hooks may be
steelhead**
used from the
in possession.
fourth Sat. in May
through Oct. 31.
Only barbless hooks
may be used from
Nov. 1 through
Mar. 31.
(45) Garcia River (Mendocino
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b)
May through
or hatchery
Low-Flow Restrictions. Main
Mar. 31. Only
steelhead**.
stem below the Eureka Hill Road
artificial lures
4 hatchery trout
bridge.
with barbless hooks
or hatchery
may be used from
steelhead**
the fourth Sat. in
in possession.
May through
Oct. 31. Only
barbless hooks may
be used from Nov. 1
through Mar. 31.
(46) Greenwood Creek
(Mendocino Co.). Also see
Section 8.00(b) Low-Flow
Restrictions.
Main stem below the log
Fourth Saturday in
2 hatchery trout
bridge about 1 1/2 miles
May through
or hatchery
east of Highway 1.
Mar. 31. Only
steelhead**.
artificial lures with
4 hatchery trout
barbless hooks
or hatchery
may be used from
steelhead**
the fourth Sat. in May
in possession.
through Oct. 31.
Only barbless hooks
may be used from Nov.
1 through Mar. 31.
(47) Guadalupe River
Last Sat. in Apr.
2 hatchery trout
below Guadalupe Reservoir
through Nov. 15.
or hatchery
(Santa Clara Co.) including Los
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Gatos Creek below Vasona
and barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
Lake, and Alamitos Creek and
may be used.
or hatchery
Arroyo Calero below Calero
steelhead**
Reservoir.
in possession.
(48) Gualala River
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
(Mendocino and Sonoma
May through
or hatchery
Cos.). Also see Section 8.00(b)
Mar. 31. Only
steelhead**
Low-Flow Restrictions. Main
artificial lures with
4 hatchery trout
stem below the confluence of
barbless hooks may
or hatchery
Wheatfield and South Forks.
be used from
steelhead**
the fourth Sat. in
in possession.
May through Oct.
31. Only barbless
hooks may be used
from Nov. 1 through
Mar. 31. Fishing from
a flotation device is
prohibited from Nov. 15
through Feb. 28 from
the confluence of the
North Fork to the Highway
1 bridge.
(49) Islay Creek (San Luis
Closed to all fishing
Obispo Co.).
all year.
(50) Klamath River Basin Regulations.
Anadromous Waters of the Klamath River Basin Downstream of Iron Gate and Lewiston Dams. This subsection applies only to waters of the Klamath River Basin that are accessible to anadromous salmonids. This subsection does not apply to waters of the Klamath River Basin that are inaccessible to anadromous salmon and trout, portions of the Klamath River system upstream of Iron Gate Dam, portions of the Trinity River system upstream of Lewiston Dam, and the Shasta River and tributaries upstream of Dwinnel Dam.
(A) Restrictions and Requirements.
1. Only barbless hooks may be used. (For definitions regarding legal hook types, hook gaps and rigging see Chapter 2, Article 1, Section 2.10.)
2. During closures to the take of adult salmon, it shall be unlawful to remove any adult Chinook Salmon from the water by any means.
3. See Section 1.74 for sport fish report card requirements.
(B) General Area Closures.
1. No fishing is allowed within 750 feet of any department fish-counting weir.
2. No fishing is allowed from the Ishi Pishi Road bridge upstream to and including Ishi Pishi Falls from Aug. 15 through Dec. 31. Exception: members of the Karuk Tribe listed on the current Karuk Tribal Roll may fish at Ishi Pishi Falls using hand-held dip nets.
3. No fishing is allowed from Sep. 15 through Dec. 31 in the Klamath River within 500 feet of the mouths of the Salmon, Shasta and Scott rivers and Blue Creek.
4. No fishing is allowed from Jun. 15 through Sep. 14 in the Klamath River from 500 feet above the mouth of Blue Creek to 500 feet downstream of the mouth of Blue Creek.
(C) Klamath River Basin Possession Limits.
1. Trout Possession Limits.
a. The Brown Trout possession limit is 20.
b. The hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead possession limits are as follows:
(i) Klamath River: 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.
(ii) Trinity River: 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.
2. Chinook Salmon Possession Limits.
a. Klamath River downstream of the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchpec from Jul. 1 to Aug. 14 and the Trinity River downstream of the Old Lewiston Bridge to the confluence of the South Fork Trinity River from Jul. 1 to Aug. 31: 2 Chinook Salmon.
b. Klamath River from Aug. 15 to Dec. 31 and Trinity River from Sep. 1 to Dec. 31: 6 Chinook Salmon. No more than 3 Chinook Salmon over 23 inches total length may be retained when the take of salmon over 23 inches total length is allowed.
(D) Klamath River Basin Chinook Salmon Quotas.
Klamath River fall-run Chinook Salmon take is regulated using quotas. Accounting of the tribal and non-tribal harvest is closely monitored from Aug. 15 through Dec. 31 each year. Quota areas are noted in subsection (b)(50)(E) with “Fall-run Quota” in the Open Season and Special Restrictions column.
1. Quota for Entire Basin.
The 2021 Klamath River Basin quota is 1,221 Klamath River fall-run Chinook Salmon over 23 inches total length. The department shall inform the commission, and the public via the news media, prior to any implementation of restrictions triggered by the quotas. (Note: A department status report on progress toward the quotas for the various river sections is updated weekly, and available by calling 1-800-564-6479.)
2. Subquota Percentages.
a. The subquota for the Klamath River upstream of the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchpec and the Trinity River is 50% of the total Klamath River Basin quota.
(i) The subquota for the Klamath River from 3,500 feet downstream of the Iron Gate Dam to the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchpec is 17% of the total Klamath River Basin quota.
(ii) The subquota for the Trinity River main stem downstream of the Old Lewiston Bridge to the Highway 299 West bridge at Cedar Flat is 16.5% of the total Klamath River Basin quota.
(iii) The subquota for the Trinity River main stem downstream of the Denny Road bridge at Hawkins Bar to the confluence with the Klamath River is 16.5% of the total Klamath River Basin quota.
b. The subquota for the lower Klamath River downstream of the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchpec is 50% of the total Klamath River Basin quota.
(i) The Spit Area (within 100 yards of the channel through the sand spit formed at the Klamath River mouth) will close when 15% of the total Klamath River Basin quota is taken downstream of the Highway 101 bridge.
(E) Klamath River Basin Open Seasons and Bag Limits.
All anadromous waters of the Klamath River Basin are closed to all fishing all year except those areas listed in the following table. Bag limits are for trout and Chinook Salmon in combination unless otherwise specified.
Body of Water
Open Season and Special Restrictions
Daily Bag Limit
1. Bogus Creek and
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
tributaries.
May through
or hatchery
Aug. 31. Only
steelhead**.
artificial lures
with barbless hooks
may be used.
2. Klamath River main stem
from 3,500 feet downstream
of Iron Gate Dam to the mouth.
a. Klamath River from 3,500
Jan. 1 to Aug.
feet downstream of the Iron
14.
Gate Dam to the Highway 96
2 hatchery trout
bridge at Weitchpec.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
Fall-run Quota:
2 Chinook
208 Chinook
Salmon -
Salmon Aug. 15 to
no more than
Dec. 31, 2021.
1 fish over
23 inches total
length until
subquota is met,
then 0 fish over
23 inches total length.
2 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**.
Fall-run Quota
Exception: Chinook
Salmon over 23
inches total length
may be retained
from 3,500 feet
downstream of Iron
Gate Dam to the
Interstate Highway
5 bridge when the
department
determines that the
adult fall-run
Chinook Salmon
spawning escapement
at Iron Gate Hatchery
exceeds 8,000 fish.
Daily bag and
possession limits
specified for fall-run
Chinook Salmon apply
during this exception.
b. Klamath River downstream
Jan. 1 to Jun. 30.
of the Highway 96 bridge
at Weitchpec.
2 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**.
Jul. 1 to Aug.14.
1 Chinook Salmon
2 hatchery trout or
hatchery steelhead**.
Fall-run Quota:
2 Chinook
611 Chinook
Salmon -
Salmon Aug. 15 to
no more than
Dec. 31, 2021.
1 fish over
23 inches total
length until
subquota is met,
then 0 fish over
23 inches total length.
2 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**.
Fall-run Quota
Exception: Spit Area
(within 100 yards
of the channel
through the sand spit
formed at the
Klamath River
mouth). This
area will be
closed to all
fishing after 15%
of the total
Klamath River
Basin quota has
been taken. All
legally caught
Chinook Salmon
must be retained.
Once the adult
(greater than 23
inches) component
of the total daily bag
limit has been
retained, anglers
must cease fishing
in the spit area.
3. Salmon River main stem,
Nov. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
main stem of North Fork
Feb. 28.
or hatchery
downstream of Sawyer's
steelhead**.
Bar bridge, and main stem
of South Fork downstream
of the confluence of the
East Fork of the South Fork.
4. Scott River main stem
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
downstream of the Fort
May through
or hatchery
Jones-Greenview bridge
Feb. 28.
steelhead**.
to the confluence with the
Klamath River.
5. Shasta River main stem
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
downstream of the Interstate
May through
or hatchery
Highway 5 bridge north
Aug. 31 and
steelhead**.
of Yreka to the confluence
Nov. 16
with the Klamath River.
through Feb. 28.
6. Trinity River and tributaries.
a. Trinity River main stem
Apr. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
from 250 feet downstream of
Sep. 15. Only
or hatchery
Lewiston Dam to the Old
artificial flies with
steelhead**.
Lewiston Bridge.
barbless hooks may
be used.
b. Trinity River main stem
Jan. 1 to Jun. 30.
downstream of the Old.
Lewiston Bridge to the
10 Brown Trout.
Highway 299 West bridge
2 hatchery trout
at Cedar Flat.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
Jul. 1 to Aug. 31.
1 Chinook Salmon.
10 Brown Trout.
2 hatchery trout or
hatchery steelhead**.
Fall-run Quota:
2 Chinook
201 Chinook
Salmon -
Salmon Sep. 1 to
no more than
Dec. 31, 2021.
1 fish over 23
inches total
length until
subquota is met, then
0 fish over 23 inches
total length.
10 Brown Trout.
2 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**.
Fall-run Quota
Exception: Chinook
Salmon over 23
inches total length
may be retained
downstream of the Old
Lewiston Bridge to the
mouth of Indian Creek
when the department
determines that the
adult fall-run Chinook
Salmon spawning
escapement at Trinity
River Hatchery exceeds
4,800 fish. Daily bag
and possession limits
specified for fall-run
Chinook Salmon apply
during this exception.
c. Trinity River main stem
Jan. 1 through
downstream of the Highway
Jun. 30.
299 West bridge at Cedar Flat
10 Brown Trout.
to the Denny Road bridge at
2 hatchery trout
Hawkins Bar.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
Jul. 1 through Aug. 31.
1 Chinook Salmon.
10 Brown Trout.
2 hatchery trout or
hatchery steelhead**.
Sep. 1 through Dec. 32.
Closed to all fishing.
d. New River main stem
Sep. 15 through
2 hatchery trout
downstream of the
Nov. 15. Only
or hatchery
confluence of the East
artificial lures with
steelhead**.
Fork to the confluence
barbless hooks
with the Trinity River.
may be used.
e. Trinity River main stem
Jan. 1 to Jun. 30.
downstream of the Denny.
Road bridge at Hawkins
10 Brown Trout.
Bar to the mouth of the South
2 hatchery trout
Fork Trinity River.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
Jul. 1 to Aug. 31.
1 Chinook Salmon.
10 Brown Trout.
2 hatchery trout or
hatchery steelhead**.
Fall-run Quota:
2 Chinook
201 Chinook
Salmon -
Salmon Sep. 1
no more than
through Dec. 31,
1 fish over 23
2021. This is the
inches total
cumulative quota
length until
for subsections 6.e.
subquota is
and 6.f. of this table.
met, then 0
fish over 23
inches total
length.
10 Brown Trout.
2 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**.
f. Trinity River main stem
Jan. 1 to Aug. 31.
downstream of the mouth.
of the South Fork Trinity
10 Brown Trout.
River to the confluence with
2 hatchery trout
the Klamath River.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
Fall-run Quota:
2 Chinook
201 Chinook Salmon
Salmon -
Sep. 1 through Dec. 31,
no more
2021. This is the
than 1 fish
cumulative quota
over 23
for subsections 6.e.
inches total
and 6.f. of this table.
length until
subquota is met,
then 0 fish over
23 inches
total length.
10 Brown Trout.
2 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**.
g. Hayfork Creek main stem
Nov. 1
2 hatchery trout
downstream of the Highway
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
3 bridge in Hayfork to the
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
confluence with the South Fork
with barbless hooks
Trinity River.
may be used.
h. South Fork Trinity River
Nov. 1
2 hatchery trout
downstream of the confluence
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
with the East Fork of the South
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Fork Trinity River to the
with barbless hooks
South Fork Trinity River bridge
may be used.
at Hyampom.
i. South Fork Trinity River
Nov. 1 through
0 Chinook
downstream of the South
Dec. 31.
Salmon.
Fork Trinity River bridge
2 hatchery trout
at Hyampom to the confluence
or hatchery
with the Trinity River.
steelhead**.
Jan. 1 through Mar. 31.
2 hatchery trout or
hatchery steelhead**.
(51) [Repealed]
(52) Laguna de Santa
Last Sat. in Apr.
Open to fishing
Rosa (Sonoma Co.
through Nov. 15.
for non-
tributary to Russian River)
salmonids only.
upstream from Guerneville
Closed to the take
Road bridge.
of trout and
steelhead.
(53) Lagunitas Creek and
Closed to all fishing
tributaries (Marin Co.).
all year.
(54) Limekiln Creek and
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
tributaries above Highway
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
1 (Monterey Co.). Also
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
see Section 8.00(c)(9)
legal holidays
4 hatchery trout
Low-Flow Restrictions.
and opening and
or hatchery
closing days.
steelhead**
Only barbless
in possession.
hooks may be
used.
(55) Little River (Humboldt
Fourth Sat. in
2 Cutthroat Trout.
Co.) downstream from
May through
2 hatchery trout
the County Road bridge
Mar. 31.
or hatchery
at Crannell, excluding
Cutthroat Trout
steelhead**.
tributaries.
minimum size
4 hatchery trout
limit: 10 inches
or hatchery
total length. Only
steelhead**
artificial lures
in possession.
with barbless hooks
may be used from
the fourth Sat. in
May through Oct.
31. Only barbless
hooks may be used
from Nov. 1 through
Mar. 31.
(56) Little Sur River
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
and tributaries above
May through
or hatchery
Coast Road (Monterey
Oct. 31. Only
steelhead**.
Co.).
artificial lures
4 hatchery trout
with barbless hooks
or hatchery
may be used.
steelhead**
in possession.
Nov. 16
0 trout.
through the
Fri. preceding
the last Sat. in
Apr. Only
artificial lures
with barbless hooks
may be used.
(57) Llagas Creek
(Santa Clara Co.). Also
see Section 8.00(c)(5)
Low-Flow Restrictions.
(A) From mouth to
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Monterey Highway bridge.
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
legal holidays and
4 hatchery trout
opening and closing
or hatchery
days. Only barbless
steelhead**
hooks may be used.
in possession.
(B) From Monterey
Closed to all fishing
Highway bridge to
all year.
Chesbro Dam.
(58) Los Osos
Closed to all fishing
Creek (San Luis
all year.
Obispo Co.).
(59) Los Padres
Last Sat. in Apr.
5 Brown Trout.
Reservoir (Monterey
through Nov. 15.
0 Rainbow
Co.).
Only artificial lures
Trout.
with barbless hooks
may be used.
(60) Mad River and
tributaries (Humboldt Co.).
(A) Mad River from the
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
mouth to 200 yards upstream.
Mar. 31. Only
or hatchery
artificial lures with
steelhead**.
barbless hooks may
4 hatchery trout
be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(B) Mad River main stem,
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
from 200 yards above its
May through
or hatchery
mouth upstream to the
Mar. 31. Only
steelhead**.
confluence with Cowan
artificial lures
4 hatchery trout
Creek, excluding
with barbless hooks
or hatchery
tributaries. Also see
may be used
steelhead**
Section 8.00(a)(4)
from the fourth
in possession.
Low-Flow Restrictions.
Sat. in May
through Oct. 31.
Only barbless
hooks may be
used from Nov.
1 through Mar. 31.
(C) Mad River main
Closed to all fishing
stem, from the confluence
all year.
with Cowan Creek to
the confluence with Deer
Creek, excluding tributaries.
(D) Mad River main
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
stem from the confluence
May through
or hatchery
with Deer Creek to Ruth
Oct. 31. Only
steelhead**.
Dam.
artificial lures with
4 hatchery trout
barbless hooks
or hatchery
may be used.
steelhead**
in possession.
(61) Mattole River
(Humboldt Co.). Also
see Section 8.00(a)
Low-Flow Restrictions.
(A) Mattole River main
Closed to all fishing
stem from the mouth to
all year.
200 yards upstream.
(B) Mattole River main
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
stem from 200 yards
Mar. 31. Only
or hatchery
upstream of mouth to
artificial lures with
steelhead**.
confluence with Stansberry
barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
Creek.
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(C) Mattole River main
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
stem from confluence
Mar. 31 and
or hatchery
with Stansberry Creek to
fourth Sat. in
steelhead**.
confluence with Honeydew
May through
4 hatchery trout
Creek.
Aug. 31. Only
or hatchery
artificial lures
steelhead**
with barbless
in possession.
hooks may be
used.
(62) McDonald Creek
Closed to fishing
(Humboldt Co.).
all year.
(63) Merced River (Merced Co.).
(A) From Crocker-Huffman
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Dam downstream to the
Oct. 31. Only
or hatchery
Schaffer Bridge on Oakdale
artificial lures
steelhead**.
Road.
with barbless
4 hatchery trout
hooks may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(B) From the Schaffer
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Bridge on Oakdale Road
Oct. 31. Bait
or hatchery
downstream to the mouth.
may be used
steelhead**.
from Jan. 1
4 hatchery trout
through Oct.
or hatchery
31. However,
steelhead**
from Apr. 1
in possession.
through the Fri.
preceding the
fourth Sat. in May,
bait may be used
only with single
hooks having a
gap between 1/2
and 1 inch, or with
multiple hooks
having a gap
between 1/4 and
1/2 inch.
(64) Mill Creek (Tehama Co.).
(A) From the Lassen
Last Sat. in Apr.
2 hatchery trout
National Park boundary
through Nov. 15.
or hatchery
downstream to the U.S.
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Geological Survey gauging
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
station cable crossing at
may be used.
or hatchery
the mouth of Mill Creek
steelhead**
Canyon.
in possession.
(B) From U.S.
Jun. 16 through
2 hatchery trout
Geological Survey
Sep. 30.
or hatchery
gauging station cable
steelhead**.
crossing at mouth of
4 hatchery trout
Mill Creek Canyon
or hatchery
downstream to the mouth
steelhead**
of Mill Creek.
in possession.
(65) Mitchell Creek
Closed to all fishing
and tributaries (Contra
all year.
Costa Co.).
(66) Mokelumne River
(San Joaquin Co.).
(A) From Camanche
Jan. 1 through
1 hatchery trout
Dam to Elliot Road.
Mar. 31.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
Fourth Sat. in
1 hatchery trout
May through Jul.
or hatchery
15.
steelhead**.
Jul. 16 through
1 hatchery trout
Oct. 15.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
2 Chinook
Salmon.
4 Chinook
Salmon
in possession.
(B) From Elliot Road
Jan. 1 through
1 hatchery trout
to the Woodbridge
Jul. 15.
or hatchery
Irrigation District Dam
steelhead**.
including Lodi Lake.
Jul. 16 through
1 hatchery trout
Dec. 31.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
2 Chinook
Salmon.
4 Chinook
Salmon
in possession.
(C) Between the Woodbridge
Closed to all fishing
Irrigation District Dam
all year.
and the Lower Sacramento
Road bridge.
(D) From the Lower
Jan. 1 through
1 hatchery trout
Sacramento Road bridge
Jul. 15.
or hatchery
to the mouth. For
steelhead**.
purposes of this subsection,
this river segment is
defined as Mokelumne
River and its tributary
sloughs downstream
of the Lower Sacramento
Road bridge and east of
Highway 160 and north of
Highway 12.
Jul. 16 through
1 hatchery trout
Dec. 16.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
2 Chinook
Salmon.
4 Chinook
Salmon
in possession.
Dec. 17 through
1 hatchery trout
Dec. 31.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
(67) Nacimiento River
Sat. preceding
2 hatchery trout
(Monterey and San Luis
Memorial Day
or hatchery
Obispo Cos.). Main stem
through Oct. 31.
steelhead**.
below Nacimiento Dam,
Only artificial lures
4 hatchery trout
downstream to its
with barbless hooks
or hatchery
confluence with the
may be used.
steelhead**
Salinas River.
in possession.
(68) Napa River and
tributaries (Napa Co.).
Also see Section 8.00(b)
Low-Flow Restrictions.
(A) Main stem above the
Closed to all fishing
Oakville Cross Road
all year.
Bridge near Yountville
and all Napa River
tributaries.
(B) From the Oakville
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
Cross Road Bridge near
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
Yountville to the Trancas
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Bridge. Note: The Napa
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
River below the Trancas
may be used from
or hatchery
Bridge is tidewater, and is
the fourth Sat. in
steelhead**
under the regulations for
May through Oct. 31.
in possession.
the Ocean and San Francisco
Only barbless hooks
Bay District (see Sections
may be used
1.53 and 27.00).
from Nov. 1
through Mar. 31.
(69) Navarro River
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
(Mendocino Co.). Also
May through
or hatchery
see Section 8.00(b)(1)
Mar. 31. Only
steelhead**.
Low-Flow Restrictions.
artificial lures with
4 hatchery trout
Main stem below the
barbless hooks
or hatchery
Greenwood Road bridge.
may be used from
steelhead**
the fourth Sat. in
in possession.
May through
Oct. 31. Only
barbless hooks
may be used from
Nov. 1 through
Mar. 31.
(70) Noyo River
(Mendocino Co.). Also
see Section 8.00(b)(1)
Low-Flow Restrictions.
(A) Noyo River main
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
stem from the mouth to
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
the Georgia-Pacific
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
logging road bridge one
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
mile east of Highway 1.
may be used from
or hatchery
the fourth Sat. in
steelhead**
May through
in possession.
Oct. 31. Only
barbless hooks
may be used from
Nov. 1 through
Mar. 31.
(B) Noyo River main
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
stem from the Georgia-
through Oct. 1. Only
or hatchery
Pacific logging road
artificial lures with
steelhead**.
bridge one mile east of
barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
Highway 1 to the
may be used.
or hatchery
confluence with the
steelhead**
South Fork Noyo River.
in possession.
(C) Noyo River main
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
stem from the confluence
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
with the South Fork
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Noyo River to the
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
Sonoma/Mendicino
may be used
or hatchery
Boy Scout Council
from the fourth
steelhead**
Camp.
Sat. in May
in possession.
through Oct. 31.
Only barbless
hooks may be used
from Nov. 1 through
Mar. 31.
(71) Pajaro River
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
(Monterey, Santa
Mar. 7, but
or hatchery
Clara, Santa Cruz and
only on Sat., Sun.,
steelhead**.
San Benito Cos.) from
Wed., legal
4 hatchery trout
mouth to Uvas Creek.
holidays and
or hatchery
Also see Section 8.00(c)(5)
opening and
steelhead**
Low-Flow Restrictions.
closing days. Only
in possession.
barbless hooks
may be used.
(72) Upper Penitencia
Closed to all fishing
Creek (Santa Clara Co.),
all year.
a tributary to Coyote
Creek Also see Section
8.00(c) Low-Flow
Restrictions.
(73) Pescadero Creek
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
(San Mateo Co.) from
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
mouth to the Stage Road
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
bridge at Pescadero. Also
legal holidays
4 hatchery trout
see Section 8.00(c)(2)
and opening
or hatchery
Low-Flow Restrictions.
and closing days.
steelhead**
Only barbless hooks
in possession.
may be used.
(74) Pescadero Creek
Closed to all fishing
tributaries and main
all year.
stem above the Stage
Road bridge at Pescadero
(Santa Clara and San Mateo
Cos.).
(75) Pinole Creek
Closed to all fishing
(Contra Costa Co.)
all year.
and tributaries.
(76) Redwood Creek and
Closed to all fishing
tidewaters (Marin Co.).
all year.
(77) Redwood Creek
(Humboldt Co.). Also see
Section 8.00(a) Low-Flow
Restrictions.
(A) Redwood Creek
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
main stem, within a
Mar. 31. Only
or hatchery
radius of 200 yards of its
artificial lures
steelhead**.
mouth.
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(B) Redwood Creek
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
main stem, from 200
through Mar. 31. Only
or hatchery
yards above the mouth
barbless hooks
steelhead**.
to the mouth of Prairie
may be used.
4 hatchery trout
Creek.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(C) Redwood Creek
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
main stem, from the
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
mouth of Prairie Creek
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
to the mouth of Bond
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
Creek.
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(D) Redwood Creek
Closed to all fishing
and tributaries, above
all year.
the mouth of Bond Creek.
(78) Russian Gulch and
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
tributaries (Sonoma Co.).
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
Main stem below the
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
confluence of the East
with barbless
4 hatchery trout
Branch. Also see Section
hooks may be used
or hatchery
8.00(b) Low-Flow Restrictions.
from the fourth
steelhead**
Sat. in May
in possession.
through Oct.
31. Only barbless
hooks may be
used from Nov.
1 through Mar. 31.
(79) Russian River and
tributaries (Sonoma and
Mendocino Cos.). Also
see Section 8.00(b)
Low-Flow Restrictions.
(A) Russian River main
All year. Only
2 hatchery trout
stem below the confluence
artificial
or hatchery
of the East Branch Russian
lures with
steelhead**.
River.
barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used
or hatchery
from Apr. 1
steelhead**
through Oct. 31.
in possession.
Only barbless
hooks may be
used from Nov.
1 through Mar. 31.
(B) Russian River main
Closed to all fishing
stem above the confluence
all year.
of the East Branch and all
River tributaries. (See
Laguna de Santa Rosa
(subsection (b)(52))
and Santa Rosa Creek
(subsection (b)(98))
for non-salmonids only.)
(C) Russian River within
Closed to all fishing
250 feet of the Healdsburg
all year.
Memorial Dam.
(80) Sacramento River
and tributaries below
Keswick Dam (Butte,
Colusa, Contra Costa,
Glenn, Sacramento, Shasta,
Solano, Sutter, Tehama
and Yolo cos.).
(A) Sacramento River
Closed to all fishing
from Keswick Dam to
all year.
650 feet below Keswick
Dam.
(B) Sacramento River
from 650 feet below
Keswick Dam to the
Deschutes Road bridge.
1. Sacramento River
Closed to all fishing
from 650 feet below
from Apr. 1
Keswick Dam to the
through Jul. 31.
Highway 44 bridge.
Jan. 1 to Mar.
2 hatchery trout
31. Only barbless
or hatchery
hooks may be used.
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
Aug. 1 to Dec. 31.
2 hatchery trout
Only barbless hooks
or hatchery
may be used.
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
2. Sacramento River
All year. Only
2 hatchery trout
from the Highway 44
barbless hooks
or hatchery
bridge to the Deschutes
may be used.
steelhead**.
Road bridge.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(C) Sacramento River
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
from the Deschutes Road
Jul. 31.
or hatchery
bridge to the Red Bluff
steelhead**.
Diversion Dam.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
Aug. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Dec. 31.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
2 Chinook
Salmon.
4 Chinook
Salmon
in possession.
(D) Sacramento River
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
from the Red Bluff
Jul. 15.
or hatchery
Diversion Dam to the
steelhead**.
Highway 113 bridge
4 hatchery trout
near Knights Landing.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
Jul. 16 through
2 hatchery trout
Dec. 16.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
2 Chinook
Salmon.
4 Chinook
Salmon
in possession.
Dec. 17 through
2 hatchery trout
Dec. 31.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(E) Sacramento River
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
from the Highway 113
Jul. 15.
or hatchery
bridge near Knights
steelhead**.
Landing to the Carquinez
4 hatchery trout
Bridge (includes Suisun
or hatchery
Bay, Grizzly Bay and all
steelhead**
tributary sloughs west of
in possession.
Highway 160).
Jul. 16 through
2 hatchery trout
Dec. 16.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
2 Chinook Salmon.
4 Chinook
Salmon
in possession.
Dec. 17 through
2 hatchery trout
Dec. 31.
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(81) Salinas River and
tributaries (Monterey and
San Luis Obispo Cos.).
Also see Section 8.00(c)
Low-Flow Restrictions.
(A) The main stem
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Salinas River.
Mar. 7, but only on
or hatchery
Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
legal holidays
4 hatchery trout
and opening and
or hatchery
closing days. Only
steelhead**
barbless hooks
in possession.
may be used.
(B) All Salinas River
Last Sat. in Apr.
2 hatchery trout
tributaries upstream of
through Nov. 15.
or hatchery
Arroyo Seco River
Only barbless hooks
steelhead**.
confluence (including the
may be used.
4 hatchery trout
San Antonio River
or hatchery
below San Antonio
steelhead**
Reservoir and Dam,
in possession.
Paso Robles Creek and
tributaries, Atascadero
Creek, and Santa Margarita
Creek and tributaries
but excluding the
Nacimiento River).
See subsection (b)(67).
(82) Salmon Creek and
tributaries (Sonoma Co.).
Also see Section 8.00(b)
Low-Flow Restrictions.
(A) Salmon Creek main
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
stem below Highway 1.
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used from
or hatchery
the fourth Sat. in
steelhead**
May through Oct.
in possession.
31. Only barbless
hooks may be used
from Nov. 1 through
Mar. 31.
(B) Salmon Creek
Closed to all fishing
main stem above
all year.
Highway 1 and
all Salmon Creek
tributaries.
(83) Salmon River
See Klamath
(Siskiyou Co.).
River, subsection
(b)(50).
(84) San Benito
Last Sat. in Apr.
2 hatchery trout
River and tributaries
through Nov. 15.
or hatchery
(San Benito Co.).
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(85) San Clemente
Last Sat. in Apr.
2 hatchery trout
Creek and tributaries
through Nov. 15.
or hatchery
(Monterey Co.) except
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
for Trout Lake.
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(86) San Diego Creek
Sat. preceding
Open to fishing
(Orange Co.), downstream
Memorial
for non-
of the MacArthur Blvd.
Day through
salmonids only.
bridge only.
Nov. 30. Only
Closed to the
artificial lures
take of trout
with barbless
and steelhead.
hooks may be used.
(87) San Francisquito
Closed to all fishing
Creek and tributaries
all year.
(Santa Clara and San
Mateo Cos.).
(88) San Gabriel
Sat. preceding
Open to fishing
River (Los Angeles
Memorial Day
for non-
and Orange Cos.)
through Nov. 30.
salmonids only.
Upstream of the
Only artificial lures
Closed to the
Highway 22 bridge to
with barbless hooks
take of trout
the start of concrete-
may be used.
and steelhead.
lined portion of the
river channel.
(89) San Gregorio
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Creek (San Mateo Co.)
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
from the mouth to
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
the Stage Road bridge
legal holidays
4 hatchery trout
at San Gregorio. Also
and opening
or hatchery
see Section 8.00(c)(2)
and closing days.
steelhead**
Low-Flow Restrictions.
Only barbless hooks
in possession.
may be used.
(90) San Joaquin
River (Fresno, Madera,
Merced, San Joaquin
and Stanislaus Cos.).
(A) From Friant Dam
All year.
2 hatchery trout
downstream to the
or hatchery
Highway 140 bridge.
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(B) From the Highway
All year.
2 hatchery trout
140 bridge
or hatchery
downstream to the
steelhead**.
Interstate Highway
4 hatchery trout
5 bridge at Mossdale.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(91) San Juan Creek
Closed to all fishing
main stem (Orange
all year.
Co.).
(92) San Lorenzo
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
River (Santa Cruz
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
Co.) from the mouth
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
to the Lomond Street
legal holidays and
4 hatchery trout
bridge in the town of
opening and
or hatchery
Boulder Creek. Also
closing days.
steelhead**
see Section 8.00(c)
Only barbless hooks
in possession.
Low-Flow Restrictions.
may be used.
(93) San Luis Obispo
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Creek (San Luis Obispo
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
Co.) from mouth to the
Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
first and most southwestern
legal holidays and
4 hatchery trout
Highway 1/101 bridge.
opening and
or hatchery
closing days.
steelhead**
Only barbless hooks
in possession.
may be used.
(94) San Luis Rey
Closed to all fishing
River (San Diego Co.).
all year.
(95) San Mateo Creek
Closed to all fishing
and tributaries downstream
all year.
from the falls between
the Tenaja Road crossing
and Fisherman's Camp
(San Diego and Riverside
Cos.).
(96) San Simeon Creek
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
(San Luis Obispo Co.)
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
from mouth to the
Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
pedestrian bridge in San
legal holidays
4 hatchery trout
Simeon Beach State Park.
and opening and
or hatchery
closing days.
steelhead**
Only barbless hooks
in possession.
may be used.
(97) Santa Margarita
Closed to all fishing
River and tributaries
all year.
downstream from the
Interstate Highway 15
bridge (San Diego and
Riverside Cos.).
(98) Santa Rosa Creek
Last Sat. in Apr.
Open to fishing
(Sonoma Co. tributary
through Nov. 15.
for non-
to Russian River) from
salmonids only.
Laguna de Santa Rosa
Closed to the take
to Highway 12 bridge.
of trout and
steelhead.
(99) Santa Ynez River
Closed to all fishing
and tributaries downstream
all year.
from Bradbury Dam
(Santa Barbara Co.).
(100) Scott Creek (Santa
Dec. 1 through
0 trout.
Cruz Co.) from mouth to
Mar. 7, but only
confluence with Big
Sat., Sun.,Wed.,
Creek. Also see Section
legal holidays
8.00(c)(3) Low-Flow
and opening and
Restrictions.
closing days.
Only barbless hooks
may be used.
(101) Scott River
See Klamath
(Siskiyou Co.).
River, subsection (b)(50).
(102) See Canyon
Closed to all fishing
Creek (San Luis
all year.
Obispo Co.).
(103) Shasta River
See Klamath
(Siskyou Co.).
River, subsection (b)(50).
(104) Sisquoc River
Closed to all fishing
and tributaries (Santa
all year.
Barbara Co.).
(105) Smith River
Section 8.00
(Del Norte Co.).
Low-Flow
Yearly limits apply
Restrictions
for entire river.
also apply.
(A) Main stem from
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
the mouth to
May through
or hatchery
confluence of Middle
Apr. 30. Only
steelhead**.
and South forks. Also
artificial lures
4 hatchery trout
see Section 8.00(a)(7)
with barbless hooks
or hatchery
Low-Flow Restrictions.
may be used
steelhead**
from the fourth
in possession.
Sat. in May
2 Cutthroat
through Aug. 31.
Trout,
Only barbless hooks
minimum size
may be used from
limit: 10
Sep. 1 through
inches total
Apr. 30.
length.
1 Chinook
Salmon
and no
more than 5
wild
Chinook Salmon*
over 22 inches
per year.
(B) Middle Fork Smith River.
1. From mouth to
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
Patrick Creek. Also
through Apr. 30.
or hatchery
see Section 8.00(a)(7)
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Low-Flow Restrictions.
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used from
or hatchery
the fourth Sat. in
steelhead**
May through Aug.
in possession.
31. Only barbless
2 Cutthroat
hooks may be used
Trout,
from Sep. 1 through
minimum size
Apr. 30.
limit: 10 inches
total length.
1 Chinook
Salmon and no
more than 5
wild Chinook
Salmon* over 22
inches per year.
2. Above the mouth
Fourth Sat. in
2 Cutthroat
of Patrick Creek.
May through
Trout,
Also see Section
Oct. 31. Only
minimum size
8.00(a)(7) Low-Flow
artificial lures
limit: 10
Restrictions.
with barbless hooks
inches total
may be used.
length.
2 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(C) South Fork Smith River.
1. From the mouth
Fourth Sat. in
2 hatchery trout
upstream approximately
May through Apr.
or hatchery
1,000 feet to the County
30. Only
steelhead**.
Road (George Tryon)
artificial lures
4 hatchery trout
bridge and Craigs Creek
with barbless hooks
or hatchery
to Jones Creek. Also see
may be used
steelhead**
Section 8.00(a)(7) Low-
from the fourth
in possession.
Flow Restrictions.
Sat. in May through
2 Cutthroat
Aug. 31. Only
Trout,
barbless hooks
minimum size
may be used from
limit: 10
Sep. 1 through
inches total
Apr. 30.
length.
1 Chinook
Salmon
and no more than
5 wild Chinook
Salmon* over
22 inches per year.
2. From the George
Closed to fishing
Tryon bridge upstream
all year.
to the mouth of Craigs
Creek. Also see Section
8.00(a)(7) Low-Flow
Restrictions.
3. Above the mouth of
Fourth Sat. in May
2 Cutthroat
Jones Creek. Also see
through Oct. 31.
Trout,
Section 8.00(a)(7) Low-
Only artificial lures
minimum size
Flow Restrictions.
with barbless hooks
limit: 10
may be used.
inches total
length.
2 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(D) North Fork Smith River.
1. From the mouth to
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
Stony Creek. Also see
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
Section 8.00(a)(7) Low-
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Flow Restrictions.
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used from
or hatchery
the fourth Sat. in
steelhead**
May through
in possession.
Aug. 31. Only
2 Cutthroat
barbless hooks
Trout,
may be used from
minimum size
Sep. 1 through
limit: 10
Mar. 31.
inches total
length.
1 Chinook
salmon and
no more than
5 wild Chinook
salmon* over
22 inches per year.
2. Above the mouth of
Fourth Sat. in May
2 Cutthroat
Stony Creek.
through Oct. 31.
Trout,
Only artificial lures
minimum size
with barbless hooks
limit: 10
may be used.
inches total
length.
2 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(106) Sonoma Creek and
Closed to all fishing
tributaries (Sonoma Co.).
year.
Sonoma Creek and
tributaries between the
Sonoma Creek seasonal
waterfall in Sugarloaf
Ridge State Park (located
0.2 miles upstream of
the west end of the
Canyon Trail) and the
Highway 121 bridge.
Note: Sonoma Creek
below the Highway 121
bridge is tidewater, and
is under regulations
for the Ocean and
San Francisco Bay
District (see Sections
1.53 and 27.00).
(107) Soquel Creek
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
(Santa Cruz Co.) from
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
mouth to confluence of
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
East and West branch.
legal holidays
4 hatchery trout
Also see Section 8.00(c)(4)
and opening
or hatchery
Low-Flow Restrictions.
and closing days.
steelhead**
Only barbless hooks
in possession.
may be used.
(108) Stanislaus River.
(A) From Goodwin Dam
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
down-stream to the
Oct. 31. Only
or hatchery
Highway 120 bridge in
artificial lures
steelhead**.
Oakdale.
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(B) From the Highway
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
120 bridge in Oakdale
Oct. 31. Bait
or hatchery
to the mouth.
may be used
steelhead**.
from Jan. 1
4 hatchery trout
through Oct. 31.
or hatchery
However, from
steelhead**
Apr. 1 through
in possession.
the Fri. preceding
the fourth Sat. in
May, bait may be
used only with single
hooks having a gap
between 1/2 and 1
inch, or with
multiple hooks having
a gap between 1/4 and
1/2 inch.
(109) Stevens Creek
Last Sat. in Apr.
2 hatchery trout
(Santa Clara Co.)
through Nov. 15.
or hatchery
downstream of Stevens
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Reservoir.
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(110) Stone Lagoon
All year. Only
2 Cutthroat
(Humboldt Co.).
artificial lures
Trout.
with barbless hooks
2 hatchery trout
may be used.
or hatchery
Cutthroat Trout
steelhead**.
minimum size limit:
4 hatchery trout
14 inches.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(111) Ten Mile River
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
(Mendocino Co.). Also
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
see Section 8.00(b)(1)
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
Low-Flow Restrictions.
With barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
Ten Mile River main stem
may be used
or hatchery
below the confluence
from the fourth Sat.
steelhead**
with the Ten Mile River
in May through
in possession.
North Fork, and the
Oct 31. Only
Ten Mile River North
barbless hooks
Fork below the
may be used from
confluence with Bald
Nov. 1 through
Hill Creek.
May 31.
(112) Topanga Canyon
Closed to all fishing
Creek and tributaries
all year.
(Los Angeles Co.).
(113) Trabuco Creek
Closed to all fishing
(a.k.a. Arroyo Trabuco
all year.
Creek) (Orange Co.).
Downstream of the
Interstate Highway 5
bridge to the confluence
with San Juan Creek.
(114) Trinity River and
See Klamath
tributaries downstream
River,
of Lewiston Dam.
subsection (b)(50).
(115) Tuolumne River
(Stanislaus and Tuolumne Cos.).
(A) From La Grange
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Dam downstream to
Oct. 31. Only
or hatchery
Hickman Bridge.
artificial lures with
steelhead**.
barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(B) From Hickman
Jan. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Bridge to the mouth.
Oct. 31. Bait
or hatchery
may be used from
steelhead**.
Jan. 1 through
4 hatchery trout
Oct. 31. However,
or hatchery
from Apr. 1
steelhead**
through the Fri.
in possession.
preceding the fourth
Sat. in May, bait
may be used only
with single hooks
having a gap between
1/2 and 1 inch, or
with multiple hooks
having a gap
between 1/4 and
1/2 inch.
(116) Usal Creek and
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
tributaries (Mendocino
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
Co.). Also see Section
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
8.00(b) Low-Flow
with barbless
4 hatchery trout
Restrictions. Usal Creek
hooks may be used
or hatchery
main stem below the
from the fourth
steelhead**
Usal-Shelter Cove
Sat. in May
in possession.
Road
through Oct. 31.
Only barbless hooks
may be used from
Nov. 1 through
Mar. 31.
(117) Uvas or Carnadero
Creek (Santa Clara Co.).
Also see Section 8.00(c)(5)
Low-Flow Restrictions.
(A) From Highway 152
Closed to all fishing
bridge to Uvas Dam.
all year.
(B) From mouth to
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
Highway 152 bridge.
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
on Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
legal holidays
4 hatchery trout
and opening and
or hatchery
closing days. Only
steelhead**
barbless hooks may
in possession.
be used.
(118) Van Duzen River
See Eel River
(Humboldt Co.).
(subsection (b)(40))
and Section 8.00(a)
Low-Flow Restrictions.
(119) Waddell Creek
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
(Santa Cruz Co.) from
Mar. 7, but only
or hatchery
mouth to Highway 1
Sat., Sun., Wed.,
steelhead**.
bridge. Also see Section
legal holidays
4 hatchery trout
8.00(c)(3) Low-Flow
and opening
or hatchery
Restrictions.
and closing days.
steelhead**
Only barbless hooks
in possession.
may be used.
(120) Walker Creek
and tributaries (Marin
Co.). Also see Section
8.00(b) Low-Flow Restrictions.
(A) Walker Creek main
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
stem below Highway 1.
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used from
or hatchery
the fourth Sat. in
steelhead**
May through
in possession.
Oct. 31. Only
barbless hooks may
be used from Nov. 1
through Mar. 31.
(B) Walker Creek main
Closed to fishing
stem above Highway 1
all year.
and all Walker Creek
tributaries.
(121) Walnut Creek (Contra Costa
Co.).
(A) Upstream of the
Fourth Sat. in May
2 hatchery trout
confluence with
through Mar. 31.
or hatchery
Grayson Creek.
Only artificial lures
steelhead**.
with barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(B) Downstream of the
All year.
2 hatchery trout
confluence with Grayson
or hatchery
Creek.
steelhead**.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(122) Wildcat Creek and
Closed all year to
tributaries (Contra Costa Co.).
all fishing.
(123) Yuba River
(Yuba and Nevada Cos.)
from mouth to Englebright Dam.
(A) From mouth to the
All year.
2 hatchery trout
Highway 20 bridge.
Only artificial
or hatchery
lures with barbless
steelhead**.
hooks may be used.
4 hatchery trout
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
(B) From Highway 20 bridge
Dec. 1 through
2 hatchery trout
to Englebright Dam.
Aug. 31. Only
or hatchery
artificial lures with
steelhead**.
barbless hooks
4 hatchery trout
may be used.
or hatchery
steelhead**
in possession.
* Wild Chinook Salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.
**Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).
Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 205, 265, 270, 315, 316.5, 399 and 2084, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205, 265, 270, 316.5 and 2084, Fish and Game Code.
HISTORY
1. New section filed 3-1-2021; operative 3-1-2021 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 265 (Register 2021, No. 10). (Filing deadline specified in Government Code section 11349.3(a) extended 60 calendar days pursuant to Executive Order N-40-20.)
2. Amendment of subsections (b)(43), (b)(43)(D)-(E), (b)(66)(B), (b)(80) and (b)(80)(E) filed 7-13-2021; operative 7-16-2021 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2021, No. 29).
3. Amendment of subsection (b)(50) and subsections within it filed 8-2-2021; operative 8-14-2021 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2021, No. 32).
4. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (b)(50)(C)2.a., (b)(50)(E)2.a.-b., (b)(50)(E)6.b.-c., (b)(50)(E)6.e.-f. and (b)(50)(E)6.i. and repealer of subsection (b)(51)-(b)(51)(D) filed 11-22-2021 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2021, No. 48).
5. Amendment of subsections (b)(40)(A)1.-2. filed 1-14-2022 as an emergency; operative 1-31-2022 (Register 2022, No. 2). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 8-1-2022 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.
This database is current through 6/24/22 Register 2022, No. 25
14 CCR § 7.40, 14 CA ADC § 7.40
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