Great Photo Needed for Next Year’s Saltwater Sport Fishing Regulation Booklet!

Saltwater fishing is an amazing experience that is often hard to explain in words. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife invites you to celebrate and share your fishing experience by sending us your best saltwater fishing photos for consideration as the cover photo on the 2018-2019 Saltwater Sport Fishing regulations booklet!

Saltwater fish and shellfish photos must be taken in California, and may feature any saltwater fish or shellfish that is legal to catch in California.  The fish or shellfish must be in a natural setting (not on the barbeque, for example) and properly tagged (if required). Submissions will be accepted through December 15, 2017. Images considered for publication include high resolution TIFF or JPEG files, or prints that have been produced by a commercial quality photo processor. Photos not meeting these criteria will not be considered.

Images may be sent via email to or via mail to:

California Saltwater Sport Fishing Photo Search
32330 North Harbor Drive
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Please provide full contact information with your submission (name, mailing address, phone number, email). Hardcopy photos will not be returned unless requested.

post by Mary Patyten, CDFW Research Writer