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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.

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

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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 Fishing License Bill Idea Hoping For Senate Approval
  • The folks at the California Sportfishing League have worked tirelessly to encourage the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to change its policy on fishing licenses and having them be valid for 12 months from the time of purchase (currently, all ...
  • calsportsmanmag.com
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  • 5/25/2017 4:41:00 PM
  • ALA Fishing Derby
  • Fishing itself begins at 6 a.m. and will continue until 11 a.m. Sponsors for the event are the Arrowhead Lake Association and the University of California Los Angeles’ (UCLA) Lake Arrowhead Conference Center. According to documentation from ALA ...
  • Mountain News
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  • 5/25/2017 1:35:00 PM
  • California Fish In Serious Hot Water
  • Rob Lusardi and Curtis Knight lay out the salmonid report. There is no commercial salmon fishing season in the Pacific along much of the coast this year, because of the need to protect sensitive species from overfishing. Credit Riccardo Rossi, https ...
  • ijpr.org
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  • 5/24/2017 5:58:00 PM
  • Decimated by drought, salmon fishing teeters on the brink in California
  • Welcome to the AM Alert, your morning rundown on California policy and politics. To receive it regularly, please sign up here. A wet winter may have finally pulled the state out of its historic drought, but the tail is long for California salmon fishermen.
  • TheSacramento Bee
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  • 5/24/2017 2:49:00 PM
  • Mysterious Rain of Fish Falls in Oroville, California
  • It’s the classic Fortean phenomena – fish falling from the sky. On May 16th, it reportedly happened in Oroville, California, at the Stanford Avenue Elementary School. We came out here and all the sudden the kids start yelling really loud, ‘look at ...
  • midnightinthedesert.com
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  • 5/23/2017 11:29:00 PM
  • Wed 8 AM | California Fish In Serious Hot Water
  • curid=15140983 This is not the first time fishery managers shut down the take, and will not be the last. And a recent report from California Trout and researchers at UC-Davis indicate fish are in serious trouble despite the efforts. "SOS II ...
  • ijpr.org
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  • 5/23/2017 9:30:00 PM
  • It's Raining Fish In California
  • The Northern California town of Oroville experienced some extremely odd weather on Tuesday. As storm clouds covered the sky, fish seemed to rain down. According to ActionNewsNow, the tiny creatures raining from above were the result of a strange phenomenon
  • lunaticoutpost.com
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  • 5/23/2017 2:21:00 AM
  • Southern California fisherman catches rare giant fish
  • Shawn Steward of Oxnard, Calif., had a once-in-a-lifetime catch last week in the Channel Islands. Steward caught a 90-pound opah, which is very rare to this area. An opah is a unique and brightly colored fish usually caught farther south.
  • FOX News
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  • 5/22/2017 10:10:00 PM
  • Six ways to save California’s trout and salmon
  • A new report indicates that almost half of native California salmon, steelhead, and trout species are on track to be extinct in the next 50 years. The report offers concerning data about the declining health of these fish populations and opportunities for
  • Futurity
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  • 5/22/2017 6:52:00 PM
  • Rare, 90-pound opah fish caught off Southern California coast
  • OXNARD, Calif. (FOX 11) - What a catch. Shawn Steward of Oxnard had a once-in-a-lifetime catch last week in the Channel Islands. Steward caught a 90-pound opah, which is very rare to this area. An Opah is a unique and brightly colored fish usually caught .
  • foxla.com
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  • 5/22/2017 6:35:00 PM
  • ROFFS Founder Dr. Mitchell Roffer
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, that means they push to the north, which means good fishing in places you might not normally expect, like central or even northern California. I’d like to go in a submarine and study the effects of Gulf Stream eddy formations ..
  • marlinmag.com
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  • 5/22/2017 4:56:00 AM
  • Houston’s Newest Seafood Hotspot Proves Restaurant Revamps Work
  • Cherry Pie principals Lee Ellis and Jim Mills were asked by the backers of the ill-fated Bradley’s Fine Diner to reimagine that northern California export from stem to stern. The result is Star Fish, a coastal concept with soaring ceilings, a 300-gallon ..
  • papercitymag.com
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  • 5/21/2017 2:28:00 PM
  • California Fish Swimming Toward Extinction
  • California's native fish are in serious trouble, a new report warns. Unless things change, nearly half of California’s salmon, steelhead, and trout species will disappear within the next 50 years and 74% within the next century, say the scientists from ...
  • iheart.com
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  • 5/21/2017 1:56:00 PM
  • Palaniuk overtakes Ehrler for the lead at Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest
  • Ehrler, the California pro who led the tournament the first two days, caught 24-3 Friday and slipped into second place, just 2 ounces behind Palaniuk with 71-14. Palaniuk's lead might be much bigger if it hadn't been for several giant fish he lost right at
  • Outdoors First
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  • 5/20/2017 4:14:00 PM
  • Fish rain down on elementary school
  • Its something some elementary students will be talking about for a long time. Teachers, staff, and students in California were completely shocked when they saw their campus littered with fish. They were all over the sidewalks, playground, and even the roof
  • KWWL
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  • 5/20/2017 3:46:00 PM
  • Palaniuk overtakes Ehrler for the lead at Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest
  • Ehrler, the California pro who led the tournament the first two days, caught 24-3 Friday and slipped into second place, just 2 ounces behind Palaniuk with 71-14. Palaniuk's lead might be much bigger if it hadn't been for several giant fish he lost right at
  • OutdoorsFIRST
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  • 5/20/2017 2:25:00 PM
  • $30K fish bladder fuels poaching, trafficking and wildlife crisis
  • However, in recent years that has changed as desire for the illicit product has led to the near extinction of the vaquita porpoise, which lives in Baja California and is the most endangered marine mammal on the planet. The totoaba, a 120-pound fish found .
  • sandiegouniontribune.com
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  • 5/20/2017 12:03:00 PM
  • San Diego needs state to shake tired thinking on fishing licenses
  • That’s the dulled, change-averse thinking behind the way the state of California sells and regulates fishing licenses. The current calendar-year system — as opposed to a 12-month clock that ticks to life when you buy a license — needs to be benched.
  • sandiegouniontribune.com
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  • 5/20/2017 5:14:00 AM
  • Fish 'rain' down on California kindergartners
  • OROVILLE, CA (KHSL/CNN) - Kindergartners in Oroville, CA, got quite a surprise at recess: fish that rained down. A school employee, Liz Barber-Gabriel, set the scene. "We came out here at the second recess for all the kindergartners and all the sudden ...
  • WWSB MySuncoast
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  • 5/20/2017 1:37:00 AM
  • Fish 'rain' down on CA kindergartners
  • Years back there was an account of raining trout in Chico, CA. But a representative for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife says there were no deliveries that day. They believe the fish to be a type of carp, a warm water fish that may be found .
  • WAFB
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  • 5/20/2017 12:16:00 AM

California Guides/Outfitters

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California Fishing Clubs

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