Yellowtail may be found statewide off California, but most fish are taken south of Point Conception from the sea surface to a depth of 228 ft. Prime yellowtail areas include the La Jolla kelp beds, Continue reading “Creature Feature: Yellowtail”
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds 2018-2019 Spiny Lobster Report Card holders to submit their harvest report online or return their cards by April 30, 2019, as required by law. Information collected from the cards provides CDFW with data necessary to monitor and manage California’s spiny lobster fishery. CDFW generates estimates of recreational spiny lobster catch and effort based on data collected from lobster report cards each season. Continue reading “Spiny Lobster Report Cards Due by April 30, 2019”
Ocean salmon anglers across the California coast will be able to spend more time on the water this year chasing after king salmon (also known as Chinook salmon). At its meeting this week in Rohnert Park, the Pacific Fishery Management Council finalized and adopted ocean salmon seasons beginning on or after May 1 through the remainder of the year.
Sport fisheries in the Klamath Management Zone will open from late May through early September. Fort Bragg and San Francisco areas are currently open; they will close for the first half of May, then reopen and continue through the end of October. The Monterey Continue reading “2019 Ocean Salmon Seasons Finalized for the California Coast”
Ocean Sport Fishing
With the 2019 sport saltwater fishing season taking off, it’s a good time to grab the annual Ocean Sport Fishing regulations booklet and review ocean fishing regulations. There have been a few changes, so recreational anglers will want to take note.
Southern and Central California anglers will want to be aware that regulations have changed for California Sheephead. At its February 2019 meeting in Sacramento, the California Fish and Game Commission adopted regulatory changes Continue reading “New California Sheephead Fillet-at-Sea Regulation Now in Effect”