Category: Fishing

Sport fishing, diving and related materials.

Marine Protected Areas (MPA) Effective Mid-December 2012

Advertisements Nineteen new MPAs to complete statewide network. The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced in late November that 19 marine protected areas in northern California will go into effect on December 19, 2012. This date is weeks earlier than expected.In June 2012 the California Fish and Game Commission approved the MPA regulations […]

Commercial Crab Season North Of Sonoma County Delayed By Two Weeks

Crabs lack  required percentage of meat. The commercial Dungeness crab season for areas north of Sonoma county was scheduled to open on December 1, 2012. The DFG delayed it for at least two weeks to allow the crabs more time to grow. Dungeness crabs must have at least 25 percent of their body weight in […]

Fish for Free on Saturday Sept. 8

No fishing license required! September 4, 2012  DFG News The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) encourages anglers to go fishing with a friend or neighbor who doesn’t have a license this Saturday, the second of two days in 2012 when fishing licenses are not required. DFG offers two Free Fishing Days each year […]

DFG and Orange County Successfully Prosecute First MPA Violation

And an better way to get fresh lobster for little money.California Spiny Lobster have an almost magical attraction to fishermen and divers alike, not to speak of commercial fishing interests. During lobster season boaters have a hard times navigating their vessels in certain areas along the California coast because of all the lobster traps set […]

Help Conserve California Sturgeon

DFG asks anglers to increase efforts to help California sturgeon populations. DFG News 10/28/11 Female sturgeons  are a highly priced catch because they produce what is commonly known as caviar. It is sold as a delicacy for high prices. As a result sturgeon populations all around the world have declined dangerously. In fact, many sturgeon […]

Chinook Salmon Quota Reached

Size restrictions now in effect for adult fall-run Klamath River Salmon. September 21, 2011 CA DFG News Anglers on the Klamath River have been so active that they almost reached the quota of 3950 Chinook salmon. This success triggered size restrictions effective September 22, 2011. Sports fishermen along the lower 40 miles of the river […]

Fish For Free On Labor Day Weekend

September 3 is the last of California’s two 2011 Free Fishing Days The California Department of Fish and Game offers two free fishing days each year, usually around the two major holidays. This year the Saturday before Labor Day is the second and last free fishing day. Seasoned anglers and novices alike can fish in […]

Free Fishing Day Saturday , July 2

DFG News, 05/23/2011 The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) invites anglers to celebrate Independence Day by fishing in California’s spectacular waters. Saturday, July 2 is the first of California’s two 2011 Free Fishing Days (the other will be Sept. 3), when people can try their hand at fishing without having to buy a […]

North Coast Salmon Season Opener Shows Promise

A word from your DFG Department of Fish and Game (DFG) biologists are expecting a promising north coast salmon fishing season through Labor Day, Sept. 5. The sport season opened Saturday in the Klamath Management Zone, which stretches from the Oregon border to Horse Mountain, located just north of Shelter Cove. The return of a […]

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