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Fishing California

EZFishing brings you California's most comprehensive list of fishing locations, providing interactive maps that show each location's GPS coordinates, nearby facilities (like restaurants, gas stations, marinas and fishing shops), their current and forecasted weather and, if available, their water conditions.

Registered users can rate fishing locations, post their personal/public notes and also tag them with information about fish species generally caught there as well as the most common and effective fishing techniques.

Search Fishing Locations in California

Find any of the 13165 locations currently available in EZFishing database, to check fishing reports, maps, directions, weather and water conditions.


California Fishing Resources

Fishing regulations and licensing, guides/outfitter services and local fishing clubs in California.

California Fishing Regulations

Are you familiar with the fishing regulation in California?
It is never a bad idea to check it again before your next outing.

California Fishing License

Purchasing a fishing license you are helping to preserve the environment and also ensure that future generations can enjoy fishing as you are. Among other things, your fishing license fees support fisheries and hatcheries management, education programs about fishing and conservation, protection of endangered species.

Here it is where you can get your fishing license.

Links to California Government Agencies

Here are a few websites of California's agencies involved in regulation and conservation.

California Fishing News

Check out what is the latest fishing buzz in California.

  • California Smallmouth Bass Trophy Destinations 2018
  • California smallmouth bass fishing is among the nation’s finest, and these locations are among the state’s best. California is home to giant largemouth bass, holding almost every position on the top 10 list, the world-record spotted bass, and the ...
  • Game & Fish
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  • 3/12/2018 4:54:00 PM
  • MMWD faces $129,250 fine for spill that killed fish
  • The fish kill mainly involved sculpin and California roach. At least one rainbow trout or steelhead also was killed. An exact tally was never determined. “It’s our job to protect water quality,” said Bill Johnson, the state Regional Water Board’s ...
  • Marin Independent Journal
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  • 3/11/2018 1:23:00 AM
  • California Fish Experts: Delta Tunnels Could Help Save Native Species
  • A new report from scientists at the University of California, Davis, says that the controversial Delta tunnels, along with habitat restoration projects, would benefit ailing fish species like salmon. Salmon spawn in the Feather River gravel restoration ...
  • News Deeply
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  • 3/9/2018 12:03:00 PM
  • Fishing Tackle Takes Quite A Journey To California
  • Remember that when you lose some of your fishing gear when out at sea, you just never know where it might turn up. The San Francisco Chronicle had a neat report earlier this week about a piece of equipment that quite a journey to the Northern California co
  • Father's
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  • 3/8/2018 11:26:00 PM
  • Slow-Cooker California-Style Fish Tacos
  • The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice. Use halibut fillets of similar thickness so that they cook at the same rate.
  • America's Test Kitchen
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  • 3/6/2018 7:16:00 PM
  • California King Salmon Fishermen Anticipate More Tight Limits
  • A third straight year of low king salmon runs is expected to deliver another blow to one of the North Coast’s most iconic and lucrative fisheries, wildlife managers indicated Thursday, as both regulators and fishermen faced the prospect of a federally ...
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  • 3/5/2018 6:54:00 AM
  • East Fork SOS: Where Have all the Fish and Anglers Gone?
  • in 2007 to a high of $1,987/oz. in 2011. — 2008 – Began removal of 20,000 tamarisk plants (One plant consumes up to 200 gallons of water per day) — 2010 – California Department of Fish and Wildlife terminated fish plants on East and West forks to ...
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  • 3/3/2018 6:10:00 PM
  • California Assemblyman Introduced Bill to Ban Small Lead Fishing Weights
  • SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) has introduced a bill to ban small lead fishing weights. “Small lead fishing weights, like splitshot, are killing California wildlife,” explained Assemblymember Quirk. “Many birds consume river ...
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  • 3/3/2018 1:55:00 PM
  • Almost-real-time map of global fishing
  • Christopher Costello, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, is a study co-author. Costello said in a statement: I think most people will be surprised that until now we didn’t really know where people were fishing in vast swaths of ...
  • Earth & Sky
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  • 3/2/2018 6:09:00 PM
  • Awesome Everglades Bass Fishing while Florida Fishing
  • Mark has a list of accomplishments in the fishing industry a mile long. Mark originally from California moved to Florida, sharpen his northern skills years ago to master guiding on world famous Lake Okeechobee.
  • Bass Fishing Guides
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  • 3/2/2018 3:30:00 PM
  • Letter: Birds are being killed by lead fishing weights
  • The lack of journalists on your staff has been made clear once again in your editorial against the ban on lead fishing weights in California. First, you impugn the character of a Bay Area Democratic Assemblyman based on nothing more than your knee-jerk ...
  • Chico Enterprise-Record
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  • 3/2/2018 7:19:00 AM
  • The Fishing Report: Fishing not heating up as usual
  • I haven’t fished since October, and I’m getting jittery as a result. These negative weather conditions are impacting outdoor activities all across Northern California – after Mother Nature did a weather flip on us with warm spring-like weather just ...
  • Napa Valley Register
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  • 3/2/2018 2:00:00 AM
  • 10 Billion More Oysters In The Chesapeake Bay
  • He noted that shellfish farms are among the prime attractions around Tomales Bay, a popular destination on the northern California coast. Karen Forget, executive director of Lynnhaven River NOW, a nonprofit group working to restore the ecological health of
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  • 3/1/2018 4:28:00 PM
  • Grants Established To Help Hispanic Families Enjoy The Outdoors
  • A total of almost $160,000 in funds will be provided for 15 fishing and boating programs in California, Florida, Iowa, Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Virginia, including nearly $78,000 in grant funds from RBFF’s George H.W. Bush Vamos A Pescar™ Education Fund.
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  • 2/28/2018 8:16:00 PM
  • Trophy Trout Fishing Opportunities Abound
  • The following press release is courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Every year, California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) trout hatcheries release trophy-sized trout to approved waters for public recreational angling and a ..
  • Father's
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  • 2/28/2018 7:16:00 PM
  • March 2018 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar
  • Weekends — Ecological Reserve Tours at Elkhorn Slough. Volunteers lead walks every Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Binoculars and bird books are available for the public to borrow at no cost. The visitor center and main overlook are fully ...
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California Guides/Outfitters

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Want to learn a new fishing technique or need some help for you next outing? Check out one of the guide/outfitter services listed below.

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California Fishing Clubs

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Want to join an interest group near you?

Look up the following list of fishing clubs in California.

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