TITLE 14. Natural Resources

Division 1. Fish and Game Commission--Department of Fish and Game


(Originally Printed 3-31-45)


Foreword

Statement of Purpose, Effect, and 

Application of Rules *


* Foreword supplied by Fish and Game Commission on October 10, 1957.

These rules and regulations may be used as guides in the exercise of discretion, where a discretion is vested. However, under no circumstances, and in no particular case shall they, or any of them, be construed as a limitation or restriction upon the exercise of any discretion, where such exists; nor shall they in any event be construed to deprive the commission of any exercise of powers, duties and jurisdiction conferred by law.

Except for rules or regulations adopted pursuant to provisions of Sections 200 to 221, inclusive, of the Fish and Game Code, the commission may suspend or modify these rules, in whole or in part, upon good cause shown or when in the discretion of the commission the particular facts or circumstances render such action appropriate in a given instance.

** Section 12000 of the Fish and Game Code provides that a violation of any provision of that code other than Sections 3009 and 12001 or any rule, regulation or order made or adopted under that code is a misdemeanor.

Section 12000 of Division 9, Chapter 1 of the Fish and Game Code provides that a violation of any provision of the rules and regulations found herein in this Title 14 is a misdemeanor. (Stats. of 1961, Ch. 1815.) 


**Amendment to foreword supplied by Fish and Game Commission on May 15, 1980.

Subdivision 1. Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles


Foreword

1-19-74

In Register 74, No. 3, major substantive changes have been made to former Sections 1.05 through 98.8 of Part 1, Division 1, Title 14, dealing with sport fishing regulations of the commission. Previous Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of Part 1, which constituted the aforementioned sections, have been repealed and replaced with Chapters 1 through 5. The former Chapter 4, concerning commercial fish, can now be found as Chapter 6. Former Chapter 5, concerning capture, transportation, possession and sale of live freshwater fish for bait for profit, can now be found as Chapter 7, and former Chapter 6, containing miscellaneous regulations, can now be found as Chapter 8.

The new sport fishing regulations cannot directly be compared with the previous regulations on a section-by-section basis. In the new format the regulations are broken into Chapter 1, General Provisions and Definitions; Chapter 2, Statewide Regulations for Fishing and Frogging in Inland Waters; Chapter 3, Inland Water Fishing; Chapter 4, Ocean Fishing; and Chapter 5, Reptiles and Amphibians.

The basic objective in the new sport fishing regulations format is to divide the state into eight sport fishing districts, each containing certain common characteristics for all waters within it. Consequently, one should now first determine the sport fishing district containing the water of interest, and look within that district's regulations for general seasons, bag limits and methods of take applicable to that district. Review should then be made of the special regulations contained in that district for any exceptions which may apply. Chapters 1 and 2 contain certain provisions, definitions and regulations for fishing and frogging in the inland waters which are applicable to all districts other than the Ocean and San Francisco Bay District. 

Chapter 1. General Provisions and Definitions

§1.04. Anadromous Waters.

Note         History



Anadromous waters are inland waters that are accessible to fish migrating from the ocean.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 215, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 206 and 215, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

§1.05. Angling.

Note         History



To take fish by hook and line with the line held in the hand, or with the line attached to a pole or rod held in the hand or closely attended in such manner that the fish voluntarily takes the bait or lure in its mouth.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 2, 15, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer of Chapter 1 ( §§1.05 through 1.95, not consecutive) and new Chapter 1 ( §§ 1.05 through 1.86, not consecutive) filed 1-16-74; designated effective 3-1-74 (Register 74, No. 3). For history of former sections, see Register 59, No. 5; 61, Nos. 2, 26; 64, Nos. 8, 25; 66, No. 45; 67, No. 7; 69, No. 51; 70, No. 52; 72, No. 52.

2. Amendment of NOTE filed 12-31-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 1).

3. Repealer of Chapter 1 (Sections 1.05-1.99, not consecutive) and new Chapter 1 (Sections 1.05-1.86, not consecutive) filed 2-17-82; designated effective 3-1-82 (Register 82, No. 8). For prior history, see Registers 80, No. 2 and 74, No. 51.

4. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6.)

§1.08. Artificial Fly.

Note         History



Any fly constructed by the method known as fly tying.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222, and 5516, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

§1.11. Artificial Lure.

Note         History



An artificial lure is a man-made lure or fly designed to attract fish. This definition does not include scented or flavored artificial baits.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222 and 5516, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

2. Amendment filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

§1.14. Authorization for Taking Fish.

Note



Fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks and crustaceans may be taken only in the amounts, only during the open season and only with the gear authorized and shall not be taken otherwise.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 18, 45, 62, 86, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222 and 5516, Fish and Game Code.

§1.17. Bag and Possession Limit.

History



No more than one daily bag limit of each kind of fish, amphibian, reptile, mollusk or crustacean named in these regulations may be taken or possessed by any one person unless otherwise authorized; regardless of whether they are fresh, frozen, or otherwise preserved. 


Exceptions: See Sections 7.00, 7.50(a), 27.60(c), 195, Title 14, CCR.
Note: Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 18, 45, 62, 86, 200, 202, 205 and 7120, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

2. Amendment filed 5-21-86; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 86, No. 21).

3. Amendment filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

4. Amendment filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

5. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-24-2004; operative 3-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 9). 

6. Amendment filed 10-16-2007; operative 11-15-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).

§1.18. Bay-Delta Sport Fishing Enhancement Stamp. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 240, 1050 and 7360, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 240, 713, 1050, 1055 and 7360, Fish and Game Code

HISTORY


1. New section filed 12-30-2003 as an emergency; operative 1-1-2004 (Register 2004, No. 1). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 4-30-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

2. Certificate of Compliance as to 12-30-2003 order, including further amendment of section, transmitted to OAL 4-23-2004 and filed 6-1-2004 (Register 2004, No. 23).

3. Change without regulatory effect repealing section filed 1-13-2010 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2010, No. 3).

§1.19. Barbless Hook.

Note



A fish hook from which the barb or barbs have been removed or completely bent closed, or which is manufactured without barbs.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 48, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code. 

§1.20. Black Bass.

Note



Includes largemouth, smallmouth, redeye and spotted bass.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222 and 1740-1743, Fish and Game Code.

§1.23. Bow and Arrow Fishing Tackle.

Note



Such tackle must have the arrow shaft or the point, or both, attached by a line to the bow or to a fishing reel (includes crossbow).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§1.24. Bullfrog.

Note         History



Includes only Rana catesbeiana. See Chapter 5 for amphibian regulations.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§1.26. Bullhead.

Note



Includes brown, black and yellow bullhead.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§1.29. Catfish.

Note



Includes channel, white, blue and flathead catfish.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222 and 1725-1728, Fish and Game Code.

§1.32. Chumming.

Note



Placing any material in the water, other than on a hook while angling, for the purpose of attracting fish to a particular area in order that they may be taken.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222 and 1725-1728, Fish and Game Code.

§1.35. Closed or Closure.

Note



Refers to waters or areas closed to all fishing unless otherwise authorized.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 29, 62, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222 and 1725-1728, Fish and Game Code.

§1.38. Closed Season.

Note



That period during which the taking of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks or crustaceans is prohibited.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 11, 29, 35, 86, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§1.39. Coastal Pelagic Species.

Note         History



Coastal pelagic species means any of the following: northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax), Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax), Pacific mackerel (Scomber japonicus), jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus), and market squid (Loligo opalescens). 

NOTE


Authority: Section 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 4-15-2003; operative 4-15-2003 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2003, No. 16). 

§1.41. Dates.

Note



Dates of seasons and closures are inclusive.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 11, 29, 35, 62, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code. 

§1.42. Dip Net.

Note



Webbing supported by a frame, and hand held, not more than six feet in greatest dimension, excluding handle.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 56, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§1.44. Dividing Line Between Lake and Stream.

Note



The mouth of the stream at the existing level of the lake surface. Stream regulations apply to parts of streams in the exposed beds of partially empty lakes.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§1.45. Filleting of Salmonids in Inland Waters.

Note         History



Except as otherwise required, all salmon and steelhead taken in inland waters where a sport fishing license is required, must be kept in such a condition that species and size can be determined until placed at the anglers permanent residence, a commercial preservation facility or being prepared for immediate consumption. Also when required, the presence or absence of a healed adipose fin scar must be able to be determined until placed at the anglers permanent residence, a commercial preservation facility, or being prepared for immediate consumption. 

Personal residence means one's principal or ordinary home or dwelling place, as distinguished from one's temporary or transient place of residence or dwelling such as a cabin, tent, trailer house, recreational vehicle, or any hotel, motel or rooming house used during a fishing, pleasure or business trip.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 203.1, 205, 210, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§1.46. Finfish Defined.

Note         History



Finfish are defined as any species of bony fish or cartilaginous fish (sharks, skates and rays). Finfish do not include amphibians, invertebrates, plants or algae.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200 and 202, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200 and 202, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 10-16-2007; operative 11-15-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).

§1.47. Fishing Closures (Special), Seasons and Bag and Size Limits.

Note



The District Special Regulations are exceptions to the open seasons and bag limits specified in the Species Regulations. Where more than one area is fished, the number of fish in possession shall not exceed the limit specified in the Species Regulations. Open seasons and closures on streams listed in the District Special Regulations do not include tributaries of such streams unless so specified.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 18, 86, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222 and 310, Fish and Game Code.

§1.48. Gill Net.

Note         History



A single wall of webbing, bound at the top by a float line and at the bottom by a weighted line and used for entangling fish.

NOTE


Authority cited: Section 8682, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 8680-8682 and 8700, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 7-1-83; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 27).

§1.49. Highly Migratory Species.

Note         History



Highly migratory species means any of the following: albacore, bluefin, bigeye, and yellowfin tuna (Thunnus spp.); skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis); dorado (dolphinfish) (Coryphaena hippurus); striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax); thresher sharks (common, pelagic, and bigeye) (Alopias spp); shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus); blue shark (Prionace glauca); and Pacific swordfish (Xiphias gladius). 

NOTE


Authority: Section 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 4-15-2003; operative 4-15-2003 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2003, No. 16). 

§1.51. Hoopa Indian Salmon Possession Limit. [Renumbered]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219, 220 and 7708, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222, 7155, 7700, 7702, 7703, 7706, 7708 and 12300, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 8-24-82 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 82, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 12-22-82.

2. Certificate of Compliance transmitted to OAL 12-13-82 and filed 1-20-83 (Register 83, No. 4).

3. Renumbering of Section 1.51 to Section 5.86 filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

§1.52. Marking Requirements for Salmon Taken by Other Than Commercial Means. [Renumbered]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Section 7708, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 7700, 7702, 7703, 7706 and 7708, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 8-24-82 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 82, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 12-22-82.

2. Certificate of Compliance transmitted to OAL 12-13-82 and filed 1-20-83 (Register 83, No. 4).

3. Renumbering of Section 1.52 to Section 5.87 filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

§1.53. Inland Waters.

Note         History



Inland waters are all the fresh, brackish and inland saline waters of the state, including lagoons and tidewaters upstream from the mouths of coastal rivers and streams. Inland waters exclude the waters of San Francisco and San Pablo bays downstream from Carquinez Bridge, the tidal portions of rivers and streams flowing into San Francisco and San Pablo Bays, and the waters of Elkhorn Slough, west of Elkhorn Road between Castroville and Watsonville. Also see Section 27.00.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

§1.54. Inland Sport Fishing Districts.

Note         History



Inland Sport Fishing Districts are defined in Sections 6.31 to 6.37 of these regulations.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§1.56. Lake.

Note



Includes natural lakes or man-made reservoirs.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.  

§1.59. Limit.

Note         History



Refers to daily bag limit and possession limit per person, or boat limit authorized in Sections 27.60(c) and 195, Title 14, CCR.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 18, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 2-24-2004; operative 3-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 9). 

2. Amendment filed 10-16-2007; operative 11-15-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).

§1.60. Lure.

Note         History



A manufactured article or object equipped with one or more hooks designed to attract or catch fish.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 209, 210, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-2-2006; operative 4-1-2006 (Register 2006, No. 9).

§1.61. Non-Buoyant Lure.

Note         History



Any lure that sinks in freshwater.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 209, 210, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-2-2006; operative 4-1-2006 (Register 2006, No. 9).

§1.62. Minimum and Maximum Size.

Note         History



No fish, mollusks or crustaceans less than the legal minimum size or greater than the maximum legal size (total, fork or alternate) may be possessed, except as otherwise provided. Total length is the longest straight-line measurement from the tip of the head to the end of the longest lobe of the tail. Fork length is the straight-line distance from the tip of the head to the center of the tail fin. Tip of the head shall be the most anterior point on the fish with the mouth closed and the fish lying flat on its side. Alternate length is the straight-line distance from the base of the foremost spine of the first dorsal fin to the end of the longest lobe of the tail. Unless otherwise provided, all fish, mollusks or crustaceans less than the legal minimum size or greater than the maximum legal size must be returned immediately to the water from which they were taken.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 18, 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

2. Amendment of section heading and section filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

§1.63. Movement of Live Fish.

Note         History



Except as provided in sections 4.00 through 4.30 and 230, live fin fish may not be transported alive from the water where taken.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205-210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

2. Amendment filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

3. Amendment filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

4. Amendment filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

§1.65. Multiple Hook.

Note



A hook with two or more points.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 48, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§1.67. Native Reptiles and Amphibians.

Note         History



Native reptiles and amphibians are those subspecies, and species, including all color phases, of the classes Reptilia and Amphibia indigenous to California. This definition includes all specimens regardless of their origin even if they were produced in captivity.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220, 5061 and 6896, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220, 5060, 5061, 6895 and 6896, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 9-10-96; operative 9-10-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 96, No. 37).

2. Amendment filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

§1.68. Open Season.

Note



That period of time during which the taking of fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks and crustaceans is authorized.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 11, 35, 48, 62, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§1.70. Opening Date and Bag Limit for Boundary Waters.

Note         History



Waters, exclusive of their tributaries, on the boundary between areas or districts with different opening dates or limits shall open on the earlier date and have the larger limit unless otherwise specified.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 11, 35, 48, 62, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of former section 1.71 to new section 1.70 filed 4-7-2005; operative 5-7-2005 (Register 2005, No. 14).

§1.71. Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta.

Note         History



The Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta includes all rivers, sloughs, canals, cuts, forebays, and flooded islands within the area south of Interstate 80 to its junction with Highway 50, and south of Highway 50 via the Pioneer Bridge to its junction with Highway 99, west of Highway 99, north of Interstate 580, 205, and Highway 120, and east of Interstate 680.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of former section 1.71 to section 1.70 and new section 1.71 filed 4-7-2005; operative 5-7-2005 (Register 2005, No. 14).

2. Amendment filed 3-2-2006; operative 4-1-2006 (Register 2006, No. 9).

§1.72. Stream (Includes Creeks and Rivers).

Note         History



A stream is a body of water that flows at least periodically or intermittently through a bed or channel having banks and supports fish or other aquatic life. This includes watercourses having a surface or subsurface flow that supports or has supported riparian vegetation.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202 and 205-210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New Section filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9). For history of former Section 1.72, see Register 86, No. 6).

§1.73. Salmon.

Note         History



Includes chinook, coho, pink, chum and sockeye salmon.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of former Section 1.74 to Section 1.73 filed 5-21-86; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 86, No. 21). 

§1.74. Sport Fishing Report Card and Tagging Requirements.

Note         History



(a) Purpose. These regulations address potential concern for overfishing and a lack of recreational fishing effort and catch information in some or all areas where the fishery operates. Many of these species are of high commercial value, and therefore, additional enforcement mechanisms are needed to improve compliance with existing bag limits and other regulations, and to reduce the potential for poaching. 

(b) Species and Location Requirements. Individuals fishing for or taking the following species are subject to report card requirements in the following locations described below: 

(1) Salmon, in the Klamath-Trinity River System and Smith River only. The Klamath-Trinity River System and Smith River are defined as the anadromous waters of the Klamath, Trinity, and Smith river basins. Anadromous waters are defined in Section 1.04. 

(2) Steelhead trout, in all anadromous waters where take is authorized. 

(3) White sturgeon, in all areas where take is authorized. Tagging of retained individual sturgeon is also required. 

(4) Red abalone, in all areas where take is authorized. Tagging of retained individual abalone is also required 

(5) California spiny lobster, in all areas where take is authorized. 

(c) General Report Card Requirements. 

(1) Any person fishing for or taking any of the species identified in this Section shall have in their possession a non-transferable report card issued by the department for the particular species. See special exemption regarding possession of report cards for lobster divers in Section 29.91. 

(2) Notwithstanding other statutes and regulations that may exempt sport fishing license requirements, non-transferable report cards are required for any person fishing for or taking the species identified above. All cardholders shall adhere to all reporting and tagging requirements defined in this Section and Sections 5.79, 5.87, 5.88, 27.92, 29.16, and 29.91 regardless of whether a sport fishing license requirement applies. This provision applies to all of the following persons: 

(A) Any person who is under 16 years of age

(B) Any person who is fishing from a public pier

(C) Any person who is fishing on free fishing days 

(D) Any person who holds a lifetime fishing license 

(3) Persons described in subsections 1.74(c)(2) may purchase report cards without purchasing a license. 

(4) All entries made on any report card or tag must be legible and in indelible ink. 

(5) Entries Required at the Time of Report Card Issuance. At the time of issuance of the report card, the cardholder is responsible for entry of the following information, unless both the report card and the sport fishing license are issued through the Automated License Data System: 

(A) The date the report card is issued, the individual's name, street address, city, state, zip code, home phone, and date of birth shall be entered in the appropriate spaces on the report card. If the cardholder has a driver's license, or DMV identification number, this information shall also be entered in the appropriate spaces. If the cardholder has an e-mail address, it may be entered in the space provided. 

(B) Acquisition of Sturgeon Fishing Report Cards and Abalone Report Cards -- If the cardholder is required to have a sport fishing license, the report card number shall be entered in the designated space provided on the back of the individual's sport fishing license, and the sport fishing license number shall be entered on the report card in the appropriate space. 

(C) Acquisition of North Coast Salmon Report Cards, Steelhead Report and Restoration Cards and Spiny Lobster Report Cards -- If the cardholder is required to have a sport fishing license, both the name of the report card and the number shall be entered in the blank area on the back of the individual's sport fishing license, and the sport fishing license number shall be entered on the report card in the appropriate space. 

(D) If the cardholder wishes to purchase another fishing license after their one, two, or ten-day sport fishing license has expired the cardholder need not purchase a second report card for any species, so long as the cardholder still possesses the report card valid for the calendar year. At the time of purchase of the subsequent license, the additional sport fishing license number shall be entered in the appropriate space on the report card. If there is a space provided for the particular card on the sport fishing license, the number shall be entered in the appropriate space at the time of purchase. If there is no space provided for the card, both the name of the report card and the number shall be entered on the back of the individual's sport fishing license. 

(6) A report card shall be valid only during the open fishing season for the calendar year shown on the report card. 

(7) Cardholders shall return their card by January 31 of the following year to the department at the address specified on the card. 

(8) Any person who fails to return his or her report card to the Department by the deadline may be restricted from obtaining the same card in a subsequent license year or may be subject to an additional fee for the issuance of the same card in a subsequent license year. 

(9) For abalone and sturgeon report cards, only one report card may be issued per person per license year. 

(10) Report cards may not be transferred to another person and no person may possess any report card other than their own. 

(d) Replacement Procedures for Lost Abalone or Sturgeon Report Cards. For species for which an individual may purchase only one report card per year (i.e., abalone and sturgeon), if the cardholder loses the card, a replacement card shall be acquired only by following the procedures below: 

(1) The individual shall provide all of the following to a department license sales office: 

(A) A photocopy of the original report card issued in the cardholder's name, unless the report card was issued through the Automated License Data System. 

(B) An affidavit, signed under penalty of perjury, containing the following information: 

1. A statement confirming that the originally issued report card cannot be recovered. 

2. A statement of the cardholder's best recollection of the prior catch records that were entered on the report card that was lost, including the number of tags utilized. 

3. A statement describing the factual circumstances surrounding the loss of the card. 

(C) Proof of purchase of the original report card, in the form of an itemized receipt, credit card billing statement, invoice, or other written business record expressly documenting that a report card for the particular species was purchased and the corresponding fee was paid. The cardholder is exempt from this requirement if the report card was issued through the Automated License Data System.

(D) Payment of the Replacement Card Fee specified in Section 701(f), 701(g) or 701(h) Title 14, CCR, established pursuant to subdivision 1053(b) of the Fish and Game Code, and as adjusted pursuant to Sections 713 and 1055 of the Fish and Game Code. 

(E) Payment of the Replacement Processing Fee specified in Section 701(i) or 701(j), Title 14, CCR, established pursuant to subdivision 1050(e) of the Fish and Game Code. 

(2) Based on the information provided in the written affidavit, the department shall issue only the number of tags that were reported unused on the previously issued report card. 

(3) At the time the replacement card is acquired, if the cardholder is required to have a sport fishing license, the number of the replacement card shall be entered in the appropriate space on the sport fishing license and the fishing license number shall be entered in the space provided on the report card. 

(4) All regulations applicable to the initial card also apply to additional cards issued pursuant to this subsection. 

(e) Replacement Procedures for Salmon, Steelhead, or Lobster Report Cards. 

(1) Any cardholder who fills in all available lines on his or her steelhead, salmon or lobster report card shall return the card to the department at the address specified on the card prior to purchasing a second card. 

(2) Any cardholder who loses his or her steelhead, salmon or lobster report card may purchase a second card, but at or before the time of purchase shall provide a written affidavit to the department at the address on the report card documenting the lost catch and effort data required by the card to the best of the cardholder's recollection. 

(3) At the time the additional card is acquired, if the cardholder is required to have a sport fishing license, both the name of the report card and the number shall be entered on the back of the individual's sport fishing license, and the fishing license number shall be entered in the space provided on the report card. 

(4) All regulations applicable to the initial card also apply to additional cards issued pursuant to this subsection. 

(f) Specific Report Card and Tagging Requirements. Data recording and tagging procedures vary between report cards and species. See specific regulations in Sections 5.79, 5.87, 5.88, 27.92, 29.16, and 29.91 that apply in addition to the regulations of this Section. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 240, 1050, 1053, 1055, 1055.1 and 7380,  Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 240, 713, 1050,  1053, 1055, 1055.1, 7149.8, 7380, 7381 and 7382, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of former section 1.74 to section 1.73 and new section 1.74 filed 5-21-86; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 86, No. 21).

2. Amendment filed 6-1-87; operative 6-1-87 (Register 87, No. 24). 

3. Amendment of section heading, newly designated subsection (a) and Note and new subsection (b) filed 12-22-92; operative 12-22-92 pursuant to sections 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code (Register 92, No. 52).

4. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 12-27-96; operative 12-27-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 96, No. 52).

5. Amendment of subsection (b) and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

6. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 8-5-99; operative 8-5-99 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 99, No. 32). 

7. Amendment of subsection (b) and amendment of Note filed 6-26-2003; operative 7-26-2003 (Register 2003, No. 26).

8. Change without regulatory effect amending section heading and subsection (b) filed 9-22-2004 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2004, No. 39).

9. Amendment filed 8-4-2006; operative 8-4-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2006, No. 31).

10. Amendment of subsection (a) and amendment of Note filed 12-14-2007; operative 1-13-2008 (Register 2007, No. 50).

11. Amendment of section heading, repealer and new section and amendment of Note filed 3-14-2008; operative 4-1-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 11). 

12. Amendment of subsections (b)(1), (c)(5)(C) and (d)(1) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§1.75. Salmon Spawning Areas.

Note



No salmon may be taken or possessed on any salmon spawning area when it is closed to salmon fishing.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219, 220 and 310, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222 and 310, Fish and Game Code.

§1.76. Spearfishing.

Note



The taking of fish by spear or hand by persons who are in the water and may be using underwater goggles, face plates, breathing tubes, SCUBA or other artificial underwater breathing device.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§1.77. Sunfish.

Note         History



Includes bluegill, green sunfish, redear sunfish, pumpkinseed, warmouth, and Sacramento perch.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 203.1, 205, 210, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§1.80. Take.

Note         History



Hunt, pursue, catch, capture or kill fish, amphibians, reptiles, mollusks, crustaceans or invertebrates or attempting to do so.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 86, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

§1.84. Titles and Section Numbers.

Note         History



All titles and headings used in these regulations are a part thereof. All section numbers cited refer to these regulations unless otherwise specified.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 2, 5, 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of former Section 1.85 to Section 1.84 filed 7-1-83; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 27). 

§1.85. Trammel Net.

Note         History



Two or more walls of webbing, bound at the top by a float line and at the bottom by a weighted line and used for entangling fish.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 8682, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 8680-8682, 8700 and 8720, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of former Section 1.85 to Section 1.84, and new Section 1.85 filed 7-1-83; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 27). 

§1.86. Trout.

Note



Includes all trouts, chars, steelhead, kokanee salmon and grayling.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222 and 1725-1728, Fish and Game Code. 

§1.87. Waste of Fish.

Note         History



It is unlawful to cause or permit any deterioration or waste of any fish taken in the waters of this state.

NOTE


Authority cited: Section 5510, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 5510, 7700, 7701, 7704 and 7705, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6). 

§1.88. Public Pier.

Note         History



A public pier is a publicly owned manmade structure that has the following characteristics: is connected, above the mean high tide, to the main coastline or to the landmass of a named and charted natural island; has unrestricted free access for the general public; and has been built or currently functions for the primary purpose of allowing angling access to ocean waters.

Additionally, publicly owned jetties or breakwaters that are connected to land, as described above, that have free unrestricted access for the general public and whose purpose it is to form the most seaward protective boundary of an ocean harbor are public piers. Jetties, breakwaters, promenades, sea walls, moles, docks, linings, barriers and other structures that are not the most seaward protective boundary of an ocean harbor, are not public piers.

NOTE


Authority cited: Section 200, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Section 7153, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-18-2000; operative 3-1-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2000, No. 7).

§1.90. Nearshore Fish Stocks, Nearshore Fisheries, Nearshore Waters, and Shallow Nearshore Rockfish Defined.

Note         History



(a) Under the authority of Section 8587.1 of the Fish and Game Code, Section 8586 of the Fish and Game Code is made inoperative. 

(b) “Nearshore fish stocks” means any of the following: 

(1) black rockfish (Sebastes melanops), 

(2) black-and-yellow rockfish (Sebastes chrysomelas), 

(3) blue rockfish (Sebastes mystinus), 

(4) brown rockfish (Sebastes auriculatus), 

(5) cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus), 

(6) calico rockfish (Sebastes dallii), 

(7) California scorpionfish (sculpin) (Scorpaena guttata), 

(8) California sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher), 

(9) China rockfish (Sebastes nebulosus), 

(10) copper rockfish (Sebastes caurinus), 

(11) gopher rockfish (Sebastes carnatus), 

(12) grass rockfish (Sebastes rastrelliger), 

(13) greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos, 

(14) kelp rockfish (Sebastes atrovirens), 

(15) monkeyface eel (Cebidichthys violaceus), 

(16) olive rockfish (Sebastes serranoides), 

(17) quillback rockfish (Sebastes maliger), and 

(18) treefish (Sebastes serriceps), 

(c) “Nearshore fisheries” means the commercial or recreational taking, possession, or landing of any species of nearshore fish stocks. 

(d) “Nearshore waters” means ocean waters including around offshore rocks and islands extending from the shore to a depth of 20 fathoms. 

(e) “Shallow nearshore rockfish” means a subgroup of rockfishes (genus Sebastes) including only black-and-yellow rockfish, China rockfish, gopher rockfish, grass rockfish, and kelp rockfish.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 7071 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 8585.5 and 8586, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

2. Amendment of section heading and new subsection (e) filed 1-3-2003; operative 1-3-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 1). 

§1.91. Federal Groundfish and Rockfish, Cabezon and Greenling (RCG) Complex.

Note         History



(a) The species or species groups listed in subsections 1.91(a)(1) through 1.91(a)(12) constitute “federal groundfish” and are managed under the Federal Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan: 

(1) “Nearshore Rockfish,” which means the following species of rockfish: black rockfish (Sebastes melanops), black and yellow rockfish (S. chrysomelas), blue rockfish (S. mystinus), brown rockfish (S. auriculatus), calico rockfish (S. dalli), China rockfish (S. nebulosus), copper rockfish (S. caurinus), gopher rockfish (S. carnatus), grass rockfish (S. rastrelliger), kelp rockfish (S. atrovirens), olive rockfish (S. serranoides), quillback rockfish (S. maliger), treefish (S. serriceps) 

(2) “California Scorpionfish” (Scorpaena guttata) 

(3) “Shelf Rockfish” which means the following species of rockfish: bocaccio (Sebastes paucispinis), bronzespotted rockfish (S. gilli), canary rockfish (S. pinniger), chilipepper (S. goodei), cowcod (S. levis), dusky rockfish (S. ciliatus), flag rockfish (S. rubrivinctus), greenblotched rockfish (S. rosenblatti), greenspotted rockfish (S. chlorostictus), greenstriped rockfish (S. elongates), harlequin rockfish (S. variegates), honeycomb rockfish (S. umbrosus), Mexican rockfish (S. macdonaldi), pink rockfish (S. eos), redstripe rockfish (S. proriger), rosethorn rockfish (S. helvomaculatus), rosy rockfish (S. rosaceus), shortbelly rockfish (S. jordani), silvergray rockfish (S. brevispinis), speckled rockfish (S. ovalis), squarespot rockfish (S. hopkinsi), starry rockfish (S. constellatus), stripetail rockfish (S. saxicola), tiger rockfish (S. nigrocinctus), vermilion rockfish (S. miniatus), widow rockfish (S. entomelas), yelloweye rockfish (S. ruberrimus), yellowtail rockfish (S. flavidus) 

(4) “Slope Rockfish” which means the following species of rockfish: aurora rockfish (Sebastes aurora), bank rockfish (S. rufus), blackgill rockfish (S. melanostomus), darkblotched rockfish (S. crameri), Pacific ocean perch (S. alutus), redbanded rockfish (S. babcocki), rougheye rockfish (S. aleutianus), sharpchin rockfish (S. zacentrus), shortraker rockfish (S. borealis), splitnose rockfish (S. diploproa), yellowmouth rockfish (S. reedi) 

(5) “Sharks”, including only leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata), soupfin shark (Galeorhinus zyopterus), and spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) 

(6) “Skates”, including only big skate (Raja binoculata), California skate (R. inornata), and longnose skate (R. rhina) 

(7) “Roundfish”, including only cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus), kelp greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus), lingcod (Ophiodon elongates), Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus), Pacific whiting (Merluccius productus), and sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria) 

(8) “Thornyheads”, which means longspine thornyhead (Sebastolobus altivelis), and shortspine thornyhead (Sebastolobus alascanus) 

(9) “Federally Managed Flatfish”, including only arrowtooth flounder (arrowtooth turbot) (Atheresthes stomias), Dover sole (Microstomus pacificus), English sole (Parophrys vetulus), petrale sole (Eopsetta jordani), and starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus). 

(10) “Other Flatfish”, including only butter sole (Isopsetta isolepis), curlfin sole (Pleuronichthys decurrens), flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon), Pacific sanddab (Citharichthys sordidus), rex sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus), rock sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata), and sand sole (Psettichthys melanostictus). 

(11) “Other fish”, including only ratfish (Hydrolagus colliei), finescale codling (Antimora microlepis), and Pacific rattail (Coryphaenoides acrolepis) 

(12) All genera and species of the family Scorpaenidae that occur off California and not specifically listed in (a)(1) through (a)(4) or (a)(8) above are included in the list of species. 

(b) “RCG Complex” means all species of rockfish (Sebastes), cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus), and kelp and rock greenlings (genus Hexagrammos).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 7071 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 205, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-3-2003; operative 1-3-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 1). 

2. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

3. Amendment of subsections (a)(9) and (a)(10) filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3). 

§1.92. Transgenic.

Note         History



Genetically altered by introducing DNA (1) from another species or (2) through engineered endogenous constructs by means such as but not limited to recombinant DNA and RNA techniques to produce, gene addition, deletion, and doubling, or changing the position of the gene. This definition excludes DNA vaccines, individuals produced by the techniques of whole genome ploidy manipulation, and hybridization between closely related species, as in traditional hybridization.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210 and 220. Reference: Sections 200-202, 205, 206, 210 and 220.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 4-14-2003; operative 5-14-2003 (Register 2003, No. 16).

§1.93. Weight.

Note         History



Any object directly or indirectly attached to a fishing line with the purpose of casting or sinking a lure or bait.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 209, 210, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-2-2006; operative 4-1-2006 (Register 2006, No. 9).

Chapter 2. Statewide Regulations for Fishing and Frogging in Inland Waters

Article 1. Fishing Methods and Gear Restrictions

§2.00. Fishing Methods--General.

Note         History



(a) Except as otherwise authorized, all fish may be taken only by angling with one closely attended rod and line or one hand line with not more than three hooks nor more than three artificial lures (each lure may have three hooks attached) attached thereto. Anglers in possession of a valid two-rod stamp and anglers under 16 years of age may use up to two rods in inland waters which regulations provide for the taking of fish by angling, except those waters in which only artificial lures or barbless hooks may be used. See District Trout, Salmon and Special regulations for exceptions.

(b) Snagging is prohibited. Snagging is defined as impaling or attempting to impale a fish in any part of its body other than the mouth by use of a hook, hooks, gaff, or other mechanical implement. This definition does not include activities otherwise authorized under these regulations for the lawful use of a gaff, bow and arrow, or spear.

(c) It is unlawful to kill, or retain in possession any fish which has not voluntarily taken the bait or artificial lure in its mouth. Any fish not taken pursuant to these regulations, shall be released immediately back into the water.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 219, 220 and 7149.4, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 206, 220 and 7149.4, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer of chapter 2 ( §§ 2 through 34.95, not consecutive) and new chapter 2 (§§ 2.00 through 2.85, not consecutive) filed 1-16-74; designated effective 3-1-74 (Register 74, No. 3). For history of former sections, see Register 60, Nos. 1, 3; 61, Nos. 2, 26; 62, No. 5; 63, No. 1; 64, No. 25; 66, Nos. 1, 45; 67, Nos. 36, 51; 68, Nos. 25, 38, 48; 69, Nos. 8, 31, 51; 70, Nos. 25, 52; 71, No. 15; 72, Nos. 1, 5, 51, 52.

2. Repealer of chapter 2 (sections 2.00-2.90, not consecutive), renumbering of section 3.90 to section 781.5 and new chapter 2 (articles 1-4, sections 2.05-5.95, (not consecutive) filed 2-17-82; designated effective 3-1-82 (Register 82, No. 8). For prior history, see Registers 75, No. 52 and 74, No. 51. 

3. Renumbering and amendment of former section 2.05 to section 2.00 filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

4. Amendment filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

5. Amendment filed 12-27-96; operative 12-27-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 96, No. 52).

6. Change without regulatory effect amending section filed 12-20-2001 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2001, No. 51).

7. Amendment designating existing section as subsection (a) and adopting new subsections (b) and (c) filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

8. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (a) and Note filed 12-26-2007 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2007, No. 52).

9. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§2.01. Limits on Weights and Hook Spacing. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 215, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

2. Repealer filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§2.02. Fishing Methods--North Coast District. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 220, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

2. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

3. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 8-11-98; operative 8-11-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 33).

4. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 4-30-2001; operative 5-1-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 18).

5. Repealer filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§2.03. Special Upper Sacramento River Gear Restrictions. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 6-25-92 as an emergency; operative 6-25-92 (Register 92, No. 26). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 10-23-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

2. New section refiled 10-22-92 as an emergency; operative 10-22-92 (Register 92, No. 43). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 2-19-93 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Repealed by operation of Government Code section 11346.1 (Register 93, No. 20).

4. New section filed 5-12-93; operative 5-12-93 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 202 (Register 93, No. 20).

5. Repealer filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§2.04. Fishing Methods--Special Provisions. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 220, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

2. Amendment of first paragraph and subsection (e) filed 7-13-93; operative 8-12-93 (Register 93, No. 29).

3. Amendment of subsections (b), (c), and (e)-(g) filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

4. Repealer filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§2.05. Fishing Methods--General. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer of chapter 2 ( §§ 2 through 34.95, not consecutive) and new chapter 2 (§§ 2.00 through 2.85, not consecutive) filed 1-16-74; designated effective 3-1-74 (Register 74, No. 3). For history of former sections, see Register 60, Nos. 1, 3; 61, Nos. 2, 26; 62, No. 5; 63, No. 1; 64, No. 25; 66, Nos. 1, 45; 67, Nos. 36, 51; 68, Nos. 25, 38, 48; 69, Nos. 8, 31, 51; 70, Nos. 25, 52; 71, No. 15; 72, Nos. 1, 5, 51, 52.

2. Repealer of chapter 2 (sections 2.00-2.90, not consecutive), renumbering of section 3.90 to section 781.5 and new chapter 2 (articles 1-4, sections 2.05-5.95, (not consecutive) filed 2-17-82; designated effective 3-1-82 (Register 82, No. 8). For prior history, see Registers 75, No. 52 and 74, No. 51. 

3. Renumbering and amendment of former section 2.05 to section 2.00 filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

4. Amendment of Note filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

§2.06. Use of Gaffs.

Note         History



No person shall possess or use a gaff in inland waters, except that a gaff three feet or less in length may be used to land legal-sized fish only by anglers fishing from a boat in the Sacramento River main stem below Deschutes Road Bridge.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 5507, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

2. Repealer and new section filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§2.07. Underwater Viewing Devices. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 220, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

2. Repealer filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§2.08. Special Fishing Methods and Bag Limits--Barrett and Upper Otay Lakes, San Diego County.

Note         History



The following fishing methods restrictions and bag limits apply to Barrett Lake and Upper Otay Lake:

(a) Only artificial lures with barbless hooks may be used.

(b) The bag limit for all species is zero.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 220, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

2. Repealer and new section filed 12-12-94; operative 12-12-94 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 94, No. 50).

3. Amendment of section heading, new first paragraph, and amendment of subsections (c) and (c)(3) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

4. Amendment of section heading, repealer of subsections (a) and (c)-(c)(3), new subsection (b), subsection relettering, amendment of newly designated subsection (a) and amendment of Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

§2.09. Possession of Illegal Gear.

Note         History



Except as otherwise provided, no person shall use or possess, except in his or her home, any landing gear, any nets, except standard landing-type dip nets not exceeding 36 inches in greatest dimension, excluding handle, gaffs or spears within 100 yards of any canal, river, stream, lake or reservoir. Non-electronic underwater viewing devices may not be used for taking fish except under the provisions of Section 2.30.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 220, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

2. Amendment filed 2-24-2004; operative 3-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 9). 

3. Renumbering of former section 1.71 to section 1.70 and new section 1.71 filed 4-7-2005; operative 5-7-2005 (Register 2005, No. 14).

4. Amendment filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§2.10. Hook and Weight Restrictions.

Note         History



(a) Definition of Gap: For the purposes of this section, “gap” means the distance measured from the point of a hook to the shank.

(b) Maximum Gaps and Gear Rigging for Rivers and Streams unless otherwise provided (does not apply to lakes and reservoirs, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (see Section 1.71 for definition of the Delta), and the Colorado River.

1. No person shall use any single hook with a gap greater than 1 inch or any multiple hook with a gap greater than 3/4 inch.

2. It is unlawful to use any hook which is directly or indirectly attached closer than 18 inches to any weight exceeding 1/2 ounce.

3. It is unlawful to use any multiple hook or more than one single hook on non-buoyant lures exceeding one ounce.

4. It is unlawful to use any weight directly attached below a hook.

(c) Maximum Gaps for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (see Section 1.71 for definition of the Delta).

1. No person shall use any single hook with a gap greater than 1 inch or any multiple hook with a gap greater than 3/4 inch.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Editorial correction of subsection (a)(4) filed 9-2-82 (Register 82, No. 36).

2. Amendment of subsection (a)(4)(B) filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

3. Amendment of subsection (a)(4)(A) filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

4. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

5. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

6. New subsection (g) filed 9-11-89 as an emergency; operative 9-11-89 (Register 89, No. 37). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 1-9-90.

7. Subsection (g) repealed by operation of law on 1-9-90. New subsections (g)-(i) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

8. Amendment of subsection (e) filed 1-17-91; operative 1-17-91 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 91, No. 8).

9. Editorial correction of printing error in subsection (a) (Register 91, No. 31).

10. Repealer and new section filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

11. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 12-22-92; operative 12-22-92 pursuant to sections 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code (Register 92, No. 52).

12. Repealer and new section filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

13. Amendment of section heading and section filed 2-24-2004; operative 3-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 9). 

14. Amendment filed 4-7-2005; operative 5-7-2005 (Register 2005, No. 14).

§2.11. Special Fishing Methods--Lake County.

Note         History



(a) In Clear Lake and its tributaries, hitch may be taken by hand or hand-held dip net.

(b) No barriers or weirs may be constructed to herd fish.

(c) All hitch are to be utilized and not left as waste.

(d) All fish taken by hand or net other than hitch must be immediately returned live to the water. No other fish may be possessed along with hitch as part of a mixed bag.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

§2.12. Special Fishing Methods--Shasta County.

Note         History



(a) In all waters of the Fall River Valley downstreams from Thousand Springs Road, in the Pit River from the confluence with the Fall River downstream to Lake Britton, and in Hat Creek from Hat No. 2 Powerhouse downstream to Lake Britton, western suckers may be taken by hand or hand-thrown spears only by enrolled members of the Pit River Tribe.

(b) Open Season: January 1 through April 15.

(c) No fish other than western suckers may be speared, and all fish other than western suckers captured by hand must be immediately returned live to the water.

(d) No other fish may be possessed along with western suckers as part of a mixed bag.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205-210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

§2.13. Special Net Restriction--Santa Clara and Santa Cruz Counties. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, 206, 209 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

2. Repealer filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§2.14. Special Fishing Methods--San Joaquin River. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 215, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205, 206 and 215, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

2. Repealer filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§2.15. Use of Lights.

Note



Lights may be used when fishing at night when and where such fishing is permitted. Lights may be used on or as part of any fishing tackle (this supersedes Section 2005 of the Fish and Game Code).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219, 220 and 2005, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205, 210, 215-222 and 2005, Fish and Game Code.

§2.20. Fishing Beneath Ice.

Note         History



Fish may be taken beneath the ice during the open season for that water. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-17-91; operative 1-17-91 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 91, No. 8).

§2.25. Bow and Arrow Fishing.

Note         History



Bow and arrow fishing is permitted only for the taking of carp, goldfish, western sucker, Sacramento blackfish, hardhead, Sacramento pikeminnow and lamprey, all year, except in:

(a) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505).

(b) The Colorado River District where only carp, tilapia, goldfish and mullet may be taken.

(c) See bullfrogs (Section 5.05).

(d) The East Fork of the Walker River between Bridgeport Dam and the Nevada State line where only carp may be taken.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 203.1, 206, 207, 210, 217.5, 217.6, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (d) and new subsection (e) filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

2. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

3. Amendment of first paragraph, repealer of subsection (d), subsection relettering and amendment of Note filed 12-27-2007; operative 1-26-2008 (Register 2007, No. 52).

4. Amendment of subsections (a) and (d) filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§2.30. Spearfishing.

Note         History



Spearfishing is permitted only in:

(a) The Colorado River District for carp, tilapia, goldfish and mullet, all year.

(b) The Valley District and Black Butte Lake (Tehama County) for carp, tilapia, goldfish, striped bass, western sucker, Sacramento blackfish, hardhead, Sacramento pikeminnow and lamprey, from May 1 through September 15, except that no spearfishing is permitted in:

(1) Shasta County (see Section 2.12).

(2) Tehama County except Black Butte Lake.

(3) Butte Creek (Butte Co.).

(4) Feather River below Oroville Dam (Butte Co.).

(5) Designated salmon spawning areas (See Fish and Game Code Section 1505).

(c) The Kern River from the Kern-Tulare county line upstream to the Johnsondale Bridge for carp, goldfish, western sucker, hardhead and Sacramento pikeminnow, from May 1 through September 15.

(d) See bullfrogs (Section 5.05).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (b)(1) filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

2. New subsection (c) and amendment of newly designated subsection (d) filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

3. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b)(1) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

4. Amendment of subsections (b) and (c) filed 12-27-2007; operative 1-26-2008 (Register 2007, No. 52).

5. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

6. Amendment filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§2.35. Taking Fish near Dams, Fishways, Screens and Egg-Taking Stations.

Note



No fish may be taken within 250 feet of:

(a) Any fishway or any egg-taking station.

(b) Any dam or any weir or rack which has a fishway or an egg-taking station.

(c) The upstream side of any fish screen.

Fish may be taken upstream or downstream from any dam that does not have a fishway or egg-taking station (this supersedes Section 5502 of the Fish and Game Code).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205, 210 and 215-222, and 5502, Fish and Game Code.

§2.40. Chumming.

Note         History



Chumming is permitted only in:

(a) The Colorado River District, but only the approved bait fishes for this District may be used as chum (see Section 4.15) except in the Salton Sea where corn may also be used.

(b) Carquinez Strait and Suisun Bay and their tributaries and saltwater tributaries.

(c) Sacramento River and tidewater of tributaries downstream from Interstate 80 bridge.

(d) San Joaquin River and tidewater of tributaries downstream from Interstate 5 bridge.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205, 210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

§2.45. Computer Assisted Remote Fishing.

Note         History



(a) It is unlawful to take or assist in the taking of any fish in or from this state, by computer-assisted remote fishing.

(b) It is unlawful to establish or operate a computer-assisted remote fishing site for the purpose of taking any fish from or within this state. 

(c) For the purposes of this section, “computer-assisted remote fishing” means the use of a computer or any other remotely controlled device, equipment, software, or technology, to remotely control the aiming or discharge of any weapon, including, but not limited to, any firearm, bow and arrow, spear, harpoon or any other weapon capable of killing or injuring any fish, for the purposes of taking any fish.

(d) For the purposes of this section, “computer-assisted remote fishing site” means any computer, internet site or web-based device or system, or other electronically operated site or system used to assist in the remote taking fish.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 11-1-2005; operative 12-1-2005 (Register 2005, No. 44).

Article 2. Fishing Hours

§3.00. Fishing Hours.

Note         History



(a) Day Defined: One hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset. Remaining hours are night.

(b) All fish may be taken day or night, except as follows:

(1) WATERS WITH RESTRICTED FISHING HOURS FOR ALL SPECIES:

(A) American River between Business 80 and Nimbus Dam (Sacramento Co.): Night fishing prohibited.

(B) Heenan Lake, (Alpine Co.): See section 7.50(b)(76)(A).

(C) Mono County: Night fishing is prohibited in all Mono County waters except Topaz Lake, where fishing is prohibited from two hours after sunset to one hour before sunrise.

(D) Tahoe Lake (Placer and El Dorado Cos.): Fishing is prohibited from two hours after sunset to one hour before sunrise.

(2) WATERS WHERE NIGHT AND DAY FISHING IS ALLOWED, BUT NO TROUT OR SALMON MAY BE TAKEN AT NIGHT:

(A) North Coast District

(B) North Central District, all waters except no fishing hour restrictions at Berryessa Lake (Napa Co.) and Mendocino Lake (Mendocino Co.)

(C) South Central District, all waters except no fishing hour restrictions at Coyote Lake (Santa Clara Co.)

(D) Valley District, north of Interstate 80, all waters except no fishing hour restrictions at Camp Far West Lake (Nevada, Placer, and Yuba cos.), Collins Lake (Yuba Co.), Oroville Lake (Butte Co.) and Wildwood Lake (Nevada Co.)

(E) Shasta, Siskiyou, Lassen, and Tehama counties.

Also, see Section 27.56.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215, 220 and 240, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

3. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

4. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 9-6-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 36).

5. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

6. Amendment of subsection (b)(3) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

7. Amendment of subsection (b)(5)(B) filed 1-17-91; operative 1-17-91 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 91, No. 8).

8. New subsection (b)(6) filed 4-26-91 as an emergency; operative 4-26-91 (Register 91, No. 25). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 8-26-91 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

9. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to emergency amendment filed 4-26-91 by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 91, No. 48).

10. New subsection (b)(7) filed 7-14-92; operative 7-14-92 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 92, No. 29).

11. New subsection (b)(6) filed 11-18-92; operative 12-18-92 (Register 92, No. 47).

12. Repealer and new section and amendment of Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

13. New subsection (b)(1)(E), subsection relettering, and amendment of Note filed 7-3-98 as an emergency; operative 7-3-98 (Register 98, No. 27). A Cer-- tificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-2-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

14. Certificate of Compliance as to 7-3-98 order, including amendment of section, transmitted to OAL 10-29-98 and filed 12-11-98 (Register 98, No. 50).

15. Amendment of subsection (b)(1)(B) filed 6-10-99; operative 6-10-99 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 99, No. 24).

16. Repealer of subsection (b)(1)(E) and subsection relettering filed 2-18-2000; operative 3-1-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2000, No. 7).

17. Repealer of subsection (b)(1)(B) and subsection relettering filed 6-22-2000; operative 7-22-2000 (Register 2000, No. 25).

18. Repealer and new subsections (b)(2)-(b)(2)(E) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

Article 3. Bait Regulations for Inland Waters

§4.00. Bait--General.

Note         History



Legally acquired and possessed invertebrates, mollusks, crustaceans, amphibians (except salamanders), fish eggs and treated and processed foods may be used for bait, except:

(a) No species specified as endangered, threatened, candidate, fully-protected, or otherwise protected under state and federal law may be used as bait.

(b) No salamander may be used as bait. See section 5.05 for other amphibians that may be used as bait.

(c) See Section 5.35 for restrictions on crayfish;

(d) See Section 7.50(b)(74) for restriction on bait collecting on Hat Creek;

(e) No trout may be maintained or possessed in a live condition in any container on or attached to any boat;

(f) Except for restrictions listed under special regulations, dead ocean fish may be used as bait statewide. This section supersedes the provisions of sections 4.10, 4.15, 4.20, 4.25 and 4.30.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 205, 5504 and 5505, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

2. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

3. Amendment filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

4. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

5. Amendment of first paragraph filed 12-22-98; operative 12-22-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 52).

6. Amendment of subsection (e) filed 2-27-2001; operative 2-27-2001 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2001, No. 9). 

7. Amendment filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§4.05. Bait Fish Capture Methods.

Note         History



(a) Approved bait fish may be taken only by hand, with a dip net, or with traps not over three feet in greatest dimension. Such bait fish may not be purchased, bartered, sold, transferred or traded; or transported alive from the location where taken. Any other species taken shall be returned to the water immediately. Traps need not be closely attended. Dip net use: A dip net must be hand held, and the motion of a dip net shall be caused only by the physical effort of the operator. A dip net may not be moved through the water by any mechanical force or motorized device.

(b) Within the area bounded by Highway 111 on the north and east and Highway 86 on the west and south, approved bait fish may be taken only with dip nets with diagonal mesh size one inch and greater, or by traps in water greater than four feet in depth.  Traps may not exceed three feet in greatest dimension. Approved bait fish may not be taken by hand within this area. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 206 and 5505, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6). 

2. New subsection (a) designator and subsection (b) and amendment of Note filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

3. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

§4.10. Bait Fish Use in the Southern District.

Note         History



Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the Southern District:

(a) Dead threadfin shad and live or dead longjaw mudsucker may be used in all Southern District waters.

(b) Live threadfin shad may be used only at the location where taken.

(c) Golden shiner and red shiner may be used in San Diego County.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 215, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

2. Amendment filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

3. Amendment of subsections (a) and (a)(1) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

4. Amendment of subsection (a) and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

5. Amendment of subsection (a)(1) filed 12-22-98; operative 12-22-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 52).

6. Amendment filed 2-27-2001; operative 2-27-2001 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2001, No. 9). 

§4.15. Bait Fish Use in the Colorado River District.

Note         History



Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the Colorado River District:

(a) Live or dead golden shiner, fathead minnow, red shiner, mosquitofish, longjaw mudsucker, threadfin shad, goldfish, sunfish, molly, and dead carp may be used in all Colorado River District waters.

(b) Live carp may be used only at the location where taken.

(c) Tilapia may be used in the Salton Sea, and may be taken for bait only within the area bounded by Highway 111 on the north and east and Highway 86 on the west and south (except as in subsection (d) below).

(d) Tilapia may be taken and used for bait in the Colorado River and its associated backwaters only within the area bounded by Palo Verde Diversion Dam south to the Morelos Dam.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 215, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

2. Amendment filed 2-11-86; designated effective 3-11-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

3. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

4. Adoption of Note following subsection (b) filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

5. Amendment of subsections (a), (a)(1) and (a)(3) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

6. Amendment of subsection (a) and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

7. Amendment of subsection (a)(1) filed 12-22-98; operative 12-22-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 52).

8. Amendment filed 2-27-2001; operative 2-27-2001 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2001, No. 9). 

9. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

10. Amendment of subsections (a) and (c) and amendment of Note filed 11-8-2004; operative 12-8-2004 (Register 2004, No. 46).

§4.20. Bait Fish Use in the Valley and South Central Districts.

Note         History



Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the Valley or South Central District:

(a) Live or dead golden shiner, fathead minnow, mosquitofish, longjaw mudsucker, and staghorn sculpin, and dead threadfin shad, Mississippi silverside and lamprey may be used in all Valley and South Central District waters except those listed in subsection (f) below. 

(b) Red shiner may be used only in the Valley District north of Interstate 580 and Highway 132. 

(c) Yellowfin gobies may be used in the Valley District only in those areas described in subsections (d)(1)-(3) below.

(d) In addition, except for trout and salmon, fin fish lawfully taken in the following waters by angling or with bait fish methods approved in Section 4.05 may be used only in the waters where taken:

(1) Carquinez Strait and Suisun Bay and their tributaries and saltwater tributaries.

(2) Sacramento River and tidewater of tributaries downstream from the Highway 32 bridge near Hamilton City,  Feather River downstream from the Oroville Hatchery Fish Barrier Dam, and American River downstream from Nimbus Dam.

(3) San Joaquin River and tidewater of tributaries downstream from Interstate 5 bridge.

(e) Live threadfin shad, Mississippi silverside and lamprey may be used only at the location where taken.

(f) Fin fish may not be used in Keller Lake (Glenn Co.), Letts Lake (Colusa Co.), Merced Lake (San Francisco Co.), Upper and Lower Plaskett Meadow Ponds (Glenn Co.), Whale Rock Reservoir (San Luis Obispo Co.).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 215, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 11-1-82 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 82, No. 45). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 3-1-83.

2. Certificate of Compliance including editorial correction of NOTE filed 2-14-83 (Register 83, No. 7).

3. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

4. Amendment filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

5. Amendment of subsection (a)(4) filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

6. Amendment of subsections (a), (a)(1) and (a)(2)(B) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

7. Amendment of subsection (a) and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

8. Amendment filed 12-22-98; operative 12-22-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 52).

9. Amendment filed 2-27-2001; operative 2-27-2001 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2001, No. 9). 

10. Amendment of subsection (d)(2) filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§4.25. Bait Fish Use in the North Central District.

Note         History



Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the North Central District:

(a) Golden shiner, fathead minnow, red shiner, mosquitofish, longjaw mudsucker and staghorn sculpin may be used in Napa and Sonoma counties, in Marin County except for Stafford Lake, in Lake County except for the Eel River and its tributaries, and in Lake Mendocino (Mendocino Co.).

(b) Live threadfin shad, Mississippi silverside and lamprey may be used only at the location where taken.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 215, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

2. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 5-21-86; effective upon filing (Register 86, No. 21).

3. Amendment filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

4. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

5. Amendment of subsection (a) and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

6. Amendment filed 2-27-2001; operative 2-27-2001 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2001, No. 9). 

§4.30. Bait Fish Use in the Sierra and North Coast Districts.

Note         History



Except as provided below, live or dead fin fish shall not be used or possessed for use as bait in the Sierra and North Coast Districts.

(a) In Donner, Fallen Leaf and Tahoe lakes Lahontan redside, tui chub, Tahoe sucker, Lahontan speckled dace, mountain sucker and Paiute sculpin may be used only in the same lake where taken.

(b) In Shasta Lake only golden shiner, red shiner, fathead minnows, mosquitofish and threadfin shad may be used or possessed for use as bait.

(c) Crayfish shall not be used for bait in the Pit River and all tributaries between Pit 3 Dam (Lake Britton) and the Fall River-Cassel Road Bridge at Fall River Mills, California (includes Hat Creek and Fall River and their tributaries).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

2. Amendment filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

3. New subsection (a)(2) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

4. New first paragraph, repealer of subsection (a), redesignation of subsections (a)(1)-(2) as subsections (a)-(b) amd subsection relettering, and amendment of newly designated subsection (c) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

5. Amendment of first paragraph, new subsection (d) and amendment of Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

6. Repealer of subsection (c) and subsection relettering filed 2-27-2001; operative 2-27-2001 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2001, No. 9). 

Article 4. Species Regulations

§5.00. Black Bass.

Note         History



It is unlawful to take or possess black bass except as provided below:

(Note: Some waters are closed to all fishing under Section 7.50.)

(a) General Statewide Restrictions:

(1) Lakes/Reservoirs and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta: The following waters, except for those listed in subsection (b) Special Regulations (below), are open to fishing all year, with a 12-inch minimum size limit and a five-fish daily bag limit: All lakes and reservoirs in the State, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, (see Section 1.71 for definition of the Delta).

(2) Rivers/Streams and Private Ponds: Rivers, streams, canals, and lakes or ponds entirely on private lands, which are not listed in subsection (b) Special Regulations (below), are open all year with no size limit and a five-fish daily bag limit.

(b) Special Regulations: Counties and individual waters listed below are those having regulations different from the General Statewide Restrictions in subsection (a).


Area or Body of Water Open Size (total length) Bag

Season Limit


DISTRICTS AND COUNTIES WITH 

SPECIAL REGULATIONS


(1)  Colorado River District: All year. 13-inch minimum. 6

  All waters (Bag and size 

  limits conform with 

  Arizona regulations.)


(2)  Inyo County: all streams All year. 12-inch minimum. 5

  east of Highway 395

  from the southern Inyo

  County line north to the

  junction of Highway 6

  and east of Highway 6 to

  the Mono County line.

  The remaining streams Last Satur-- 12-inch minimum. 5

  of Inyo County, except day in Apr

  those waters listed in through Nov. 15.

  sections 7.50(b)(82)

  and 7.50(b)(134).

  All Lakes, Big Pine Canal, All year. 12-inch minimum. 5

  Fish Spring Canal, and

  Millpond.


(3)  Lassen County: all waters. All year. No size limit. 5


(4)  Modoc County: all waters All year. No size limit. 10

  except Dorris and Big Sage

  Reservoirs (see 

  subsection (a)(1)).


Area or Body of Water Open Size (total length) Bag

Season Limit


(5)  Mono County: all waters Last Satur-- No size limit. 5

  except for Fish Slough day in April

  (see subsection (b)(16)) through Nov.

  and those waters listed as 15.

  closed to all fishing in

  Section 7.50.


(6)  Plumas County: all waters. All year. No size limit. 5


(7)  Shasta County: all lakes All year. No size limit. 5

  except Britton, Shasta

  and Whiskeytown lakes (see

  subsection (a)(1) and Big 

  Lake (see subsection (b)(9)).


INDIVIDUAL BODIES OF WATER WITH

SPECIAL REGULATIONS


(8)  Barrett Lake (San Diego All year. No black bass shall be 0

  County). possessed.

  (Also see Section 2.08)


(9) Big Lake (Shasta County) Last Satur-- 12-inch minimum 5

  (Also see Section day in Apr

  7.00(b)(4)) through Nov.

15.

Nov. 16 No black bass shall 0

through last be possessed.

Friday in

April.


(10) Casitas Lake (Ventura All year. 12-inch minimum. 5

   County). No more than one over

22 inches.


(11) Castaic Lake (Los All year. 18-inch minimum. 2

  Angeles County).


(12)  Cuyamaca Lake (San All year. No size limit. 5

  Diego County). No smallmouth bass shall

be possessed.


(13) Diamond Valley Lake, All year. Largemouth bass 5

  (Riverside County) 15-inch minimum

No smallmouth 0

bass shall be

possessed


(14)  Eastman Lake (Madera All year. 22-inch minimum. 1

  and Mariposa Cos.) (Note:

  See Section 7.50(b)(62)

  for special area closures).


(15)  El Capitan Reservoir All year. 15-inch minimum. 5

  (San Diego County).


(16)  Fish Slough (Mono All year. No size limit. 5

  County), except the fenced

  portions of Fish Slough within

  Owens Valley Native Fishes

  Sanctuaries and BLM Spring,

  which are closed to all fishing

  all year.


(17) Hensley Lake (Madera All year. 15-inch minimum. 2

  County).



(18)  Hodges Lake (San Diego All year. 15-inch minimum. 5

  County).


(19) Isabella Lake (Kern All year. 15-inch minimum. 2


   County).


(20) Kaweah Reservoir (Tulare All year. 15-inch minimum. 2

  County).


(21) Lett's Lake (Colusa All year. No size limit. 5

  County).


(22) Perris Lake (Riverside All year. 15-inch minimum. 2

  County).


(23) Plaskett Meadows lakes, All year. No size limit. 5

  upper and lower (Glenn

  County).


(24) Shaver Lake (Fresno All year. No size limit. 5

  County).  


(25) Silverwood Lake (San All year. 15-inch minimum. 2

  Bernardino County). 


(26) Skinner Lake (Riverside All year. 15-inch minimum. 2

  County).


Area or Body of Water Open Size (total length) Bag

Season Limit


(27) Success Reservoir (Tulare All year. 15-inch minimum. 2

  County).


(28) Trinity Lake(Trinity March 1 12-inch minimum. 2

  County). through

May 31

  June 1 12-inch minimum. 5

through

last day 

in Feb. 


(29) Trout Lake (Siskiyou Only 22-inch minimum. 1

  (County). weekends Only artificial lures

and may be used.

Wednesdays

from the last

Saturday in 

April through 

Sept. 30.


(30) Upper Otay Lake All year. No black bass shall be 0

 (San Diego County). possessed.

 (Also see Section 2.08).


NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

3. Amendment filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

4. New subsections (b)(4) and (c)(3) filed 4-16-86 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 86, No. 16). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 8-14-86.

5. Certificate of Compliance transmitted to OAL 8-13-86 and filed 8-14-86 (Register 86, No. 33).

6. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

7. Amendment filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

8. New subsection (b)(5) filed 9-11-89 as an emergency; operative 9-11-89 (Register 89, No. 37). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 1-9-90.

9. Subsection (b)(5) repealed by operation of law on 1-1-90. Amendment filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

10. Amendment of subsections (a), (o), (q) and (r) filed 1-17-91; operative 1-17-91 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 91, No. 8).

11. Amendment filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

12. Amendment filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

13. Editorial correction of subsections (c)(9)-(10) (Register 95, No. 13).

14. Amendment of subsection (c)(3), new subsection (c)(4), subsection renumbering, and amendment of subsection (c)(7) filed 3-28-95; operative 3-28-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 13).

15. Amendment of subsections (a), (b)(2) and (c)(1), new subsection (c)(3) and subsection renumbering, new subsections (c)(9) and (c)10) and subsection renumbering, and new subsection (c)(17) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

16. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

17. Amendment of subsection (d)(20) filed 12-22-98; operative 12-22-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 52).

18. Amendment filed 2-18-2000; operative 3-1-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2000, No. 7).

19. Amendment of subsection (b)(1), repealer of subsections (b)(9) and (b)(28), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(33) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

20. Amendment of subsection (a)(1), new subsection (b)(12),  subsection renumbering, repealer of former subsection (b)(25) and amendment of subsection (b)(33) filed 2-24-2004; operative 3-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 9). 

21. Amendment of subsection (a)(1) filed 4-7-2005; operative 5-7-2005 (Register 2005, No. 14).

22. Amendment of subsections (b)(2)-(5) and (b)(7), new subsection (b)(9), repealer of subsection (b)(16) and subsection renumbering filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

23. Amendment of subsections (b), (b)(4)-(5), (b)(7) and (b)(9), new subsection (b)(26), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(33) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

24. Repealer of subsections (b)(22)-(25) and (b)(30) and subsection renumbering filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§5.05. Amphibians.

Note         History



(a) Only the following amphibians may be taken under the authority of a sportfishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No amphibians may be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

(b) Limit: The limit for each of the species listed below is four, unless otherwise provided. Limit, as used in this section, means daily bag and possession limit. 

(1) Pacific giant salamander (Dicamptodon tenebrosus)

(2) Rough-skinned newt (Taricha granulosa)

(3) Northwestern salamander (Ambystoma gracile)

(4) Black salamander (Aneides flavipunctatus): See Special Closure (f)(1)

(5) Clouded salamander (Aneides ferreus) 

(6) Arboreal salamander (Aneides lugubris)

(7) California slender salamander (Batrachoseps attenuatus)

(8) Pacific slender salamander (Batrachoseps pacificus)

(9) Dunn's salamander (Plethodon dunni)

(10) Ensatina salamander (Ensatina eschscholtzii)

(11) Western toad (Bufo boreas)

(12) Woodhouse's toad (Bufo woodhouseii)

(13) Red-spotted toad (Bufo punctatus)

(14) Great Plains toad (Bufo cognatus)

(15) Great Basin spadefoot toad (Spea (Scaphiopus) intermontana)

(16) California chorus frog (Pseudacris (Hyla) cadaverina)

(17) Pacific chorus frog (Pseudacris (Hyla) regilla)

(18) Southern leopard frog (Rana (Lithobates) sphenocephalus): Limit: No limit.

(19) Rio Grande leopard frog (Rana (Lithobates) berlandieri): Limit: No limit.

(20) Bullfrog (Rana (Lithobates) catesbeiana): Limit: No limit

(c) Open season: All year. The season closures in Chapter 3 (District Trout and Salmon District General Regulations and Special Regulations) do not apply to fishing for amphibians with methods other than hook and line (see sections 7.00 and 7.50(a)(2)).

(d) Hours: Amphibians may be taken at any time of day or night.

(e) Methods of take: 

(1) Amphibians may be taken only by hand, hand-held dip net, or hook and line, except bullfrogs may also be taken by lights, spears, gigs, grabs, paddles, bow and arrow, or fishing tackle. 

(2) It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs, or other shelters in or under which amphibians may be found.

(f) Special closures:

(1) No black salamanders (Aneides flavipunctatus) may be taken in San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 201, 202, 203.1, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (a), repealer of subsections (a)(1)-(2) and amendment of subsection (b) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

2. Repealer and new section filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

3. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§5.10. Candlefish or Eulachon.

Note         History



(a) Candlefish or Eulachon may not be taken or possessed.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

2. Repealer and new section and amendment of Note filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§5.15. Catfish and Bullheads.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under special regulations.

(b) Limit: Bullheads, no limit; all other catfish, no limit, except as follows:


BODY OR BODIES OF WATER BAG LIMIT


(1) All waters of the Colorado River District:


Also see subsection (c) below. 10


(2) All waters of the Southern District not listed below: 10


(3) Alameda County:


Alameda Creek Quarry Ponds. 5

Chabot Lake. 5

Cull Canyon Lake. 5

Del Valle Reservoir. 5

Don Castro Lake. 5

Jordan Lake. 5

Shadow Cliffs Lake. 5

Temescal Lake. 5


(4) Contra Costa County:


Contra Loma Lake. 5

Lafayette Lake. 10

San Pablo Lake. 5


(5) Inyo County:


All waters 10


(6) Los Angeles County:


Alondra County Park Lake. 5

Belvedere Park Lake. 5

Cerritos Regional Park Lake. 5

Earvin “Magic” Johnson County Park Lake. 5

John Anson Ford Park Lake. 5

Kenneth Hahn Regional Park Lake. 5

La Mirada Regional Park Lake. 5


(7) Mono County:


All waters 10


(8) San Bernardino County:


Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park Lakes. 5

Glen Helen Regional Park Lakes. 5

Gregory Lake. 5

Mojave Narrows Regional Park. 5

Prado Regional Park Lakes. 5

Yucaipa Regional Park Lakes. 5


(9) San Diego County: All Waters except Barrett and 

 Upper Otay lakes 5


Barrett Lake. 0

Upper Otay Lake. 0


(10) San Joaquin County:


Oak Grove Regional Park Lake in Stockton 10


(11) Santa Clara County:


All waters 5

(c) Carcasses: In the Colorado River and its backwaters, the carcasses of all catfish and bullheads imported, possessed or transported must have either the head, tail or skin attached so that the species can be identified and numbers can be determined until such fish are being prepared for immediate consumption.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215, 220 and 240, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

2. New subsection (b)(3) filed 9-11-89 as an emergency; operative 9-11-89 (Register 89, No. 37). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 1-9-90.

3. Subsection (b)(3) repealed by operation of law on 1-9-90. Amendment of subsections (b)(1) and (b)(2), and new subsection (b)(3) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

4. Repealer and new section filed 12-12-94; operative 12-12-94 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 94, No. 50).

5. Amendment of subsection (b)(9) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

6. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

7. Amendment of subsection (b)(4) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

8. Amendment of subsection (b)(8) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§5.20. Clams, Freshwater.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under special regulations.

(b) Limit: Fifty pounds (in the shell).

(c) Methods of take: Freshwater clams may be taken only by hand, or by spade, shovel, hoe, rake or other appliance operated by hand.

(d) The season closures in Chapter 3 (District Trout and Salmon Special Regulations) do not apply to freshwater Clam fishing (see sections 7.00 and 7.50(a)(2)).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New subsection (d) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§5.25. Corvina in the Salton Sea.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year.

(b) Bag limit: Two.

(c) Possession Limit: Four.

(d) Minimum size limit: 18 inches total length.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 215, 2930, 2931 and 2932, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 3-1-90, operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

2. Amendment of subsection (b) and new subsection (c) filed 2-18-2000; operative 3-1-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2000, No. 7).

3. Amendment of subsection (b), new subsection (c), subsection relettering and amendment of Note filed 11-8-2004; operative 12-8-2004 (Register 2004, No. 46).

§5.26. Gulf Croaker and Sargo in the Salton Sea.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year.

(b) Daily bag limit: Six each species.

(c) Possession limit: 12 each species.

(d) Size limit: None.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 215, 2930, 2931 and 2932, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 11-8-2004; operative 12-8-2004 (Register 2004, No. 46).

§5.30. Crappie.

Note         History



See Section 5.82 for the combined sunfish and crappie bag limit regulations.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 219, 220 and 240, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of former section 5.30 to section 5.82 and new section filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).  For prior history, see Register 90, No. 10.

2. Amendment of subsection (b) and Note filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

3. Editorial correction renumbering erroneously designated History 2 to History 3 (Register 98, No. 6).

4. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

5. Repealer and new section filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§5.35. Crayfish.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed in subsection (d) of this Section.

(b) Limit: No limit.

(c) Methods of take: Crayfish may be taken only by hand, hook and line, dip net or with traps not over three feet in greatest dimension. Any other species taken shall be returned to the water immediately. Traps need not be closely attended.

(d) Closures for Protection of Shasta Crayfish: Fall River upstream of Spring Creek Bridge, Lava Creek, Tule River and all connected waters upstream of Little Tule River, Sucker Springs Creek, Crystal Lake, Rising River and Rising River Lake are closed to take and possession of crayfish. (See Section 4.30 for prohibition against crayfish use for bait in sections of the Pit River).

(e) The season closures in Chapter 3 (District Trout and Salmon Special Regulations) do not apply to crayfish fishing with methods other than hook and line (see sections 7.00 and 7.50(a)(2)).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 8491, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 8490 and 8491, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

2. Amendment filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

3. New subsection (a)(3) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

4. Amendment of subsection (a), repealer of subsections (a)(1)-(3), new subsections (d) and (e) and amendment of Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

5. Amendment of subsection (e) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

§5.37. Grass Carp.

Note         History



(a) No grass carp may be taken or possessed at any time, except that any grass carp inadvertently taken must be immediately returned unharmed to the water.

(b) Exception for Siskiyou and Shasta Counties for any waters, within the Sacramento River drainage above and including Lake Shasta: All grass carp taken shall be killed immediately by removing the head and shall be retained by the angler. The angler shall notify the department that he/she has taken and possesses a grass carp by calling the department's telephone number (1-530-225-2278) as soon as possible, but not more than 24 hours after taking the grass carp. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200 and 205, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

2. Amendment filed 5-5-97; operative 6-4-97 (Register 97, No. 19).

3. Amendment designating first paragraph as subsection (a) and new subsection (b)  filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§5.40. Lamprey.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under district or special regulations.

(b) Limit: 5.

(c) Methods of take: Lamprey may be taken only by hand, hook, spear, bow and arrow fishing tackle, or dip net. 

(d) The season closures in Chapter 3 (District Trout and Salmon Special Regulations) do not apply to lamprey fishing with methods other than hook and line (see sections 7.00 and 7.50(a)(2)). 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

2. New subsection (d) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

3. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

4. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§5.45. Marine Fin Fish, Mollusks and Crustaceans.

Note



Marine fin fish, mollusks and crustaceans taken in lagoons and tidal waters are subject to the bag and possession limits established for the Ocean and San Francisco Bay District (beginning with Section 27.00).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§5.50. Mountain Whitefish.

Note         History



(a) Open season: No mountain whitefish may be taken in any water except when trout may be taken in such water.

(b) Limit: Five.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 2-24-2004; operative 3-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 9). 

§5.51. Northern Pike.

Note         History



No northern pike, dead or alive, may be released into any water at any time. All northern pike taken shall be killed immediately by removing the head and shall be retained by the angler. The angler shall notify the department that he/she has taken and possesses a northern pike by calling the department's CalTip telephone number (1-888-DFG-CALTIP) as soon as possible, but not more than 24 hours after taking the northern pike. The angler shall maintain the head and body of the fish in a refrigerated or frozen condition, whenever possible, until the department collects the northern pike.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220 and 240, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220 and 240, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 8-14-95 as an emergency; operative 8-14-95 (Register 95, No. 33). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-12-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

2. Repealed by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 96, No. 6).

3. New section filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

4. Repealer and new section filed 5-8-98; operative 5-8-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 19).

5. Amendment filed 5-10-2007; operative 5-10-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 19). 

6. Amendment filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§5.55. Mullet. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6). 

§5.60. Reptiles.

Note         History



(a) Only the following reptiles may be taken under the authority of a sportfishing license, subject to the restrictions in this section. No sportfishing license is required for the sport take of any rattlesnake, but bag and possession limits do apply. No reptiles shall be taken from ecological reserves designated by the commission in Section 630 or from state parks, or national parks or monuments.

(b) Limit: The limit for each of the species listed below is two, unless otherwise provided. Limit, as used in this section, means daily bag and possession limit. 

(1) Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta): Limit: No limit.

(2) Slider Turtle (Pseudemys (Trachemys) scripta): Limit: No limit.

(3) Spiny softshell turtle (Trionyx (Apalone) spiniferus (spinifera)): Limit: No limit.

(4) Western banded gecko (Coleonyx variegatus), except San Diego banded gecko (Coleonyx variegatus abbotti): See Special Closure (f)(1)

(5) Desert iguana (Dipsosaurus dorsalis)

(6) Chuckwalla (Sauromalus obesus (ater))

(7) Zebra-tailed lizard (Callisaurus draconoides)

(8) Desert spiny lizard (Sceloporus magister)

(9) Granite spiny lizard (Sceloporus orcutti)

(10) Western fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis): Limit: Species No. 9-13 have a limit of twenty-five (25) in the aggregate

(11) Sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus graciosus): Limit: Species No. 9-13 have a limit of twenty-five (25) in the aggregate

(12) Side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana): Limit: Species No. 9-13 have a limit of twenty-five (25) in the aggregate

(13) Western skink (Eumeces skiltonianus): Limit: Species No. 9-13 have a limit of twenty-five (25) in the aggregate 

(14) Desert night lizard (Xantusia vigilis), except Xantusia vigilis sierrae: See Special Closure (f)(2): Limit: Species No. 9-13 have a limit of twenty-five (25) in the aggregate

(15) Long-tailed brush lizard (Urosaurus graciosus)

(16) Tree lizard (Urosaurus ornatus)

(17)  Small-scaled lizard (Urosaurus microscutatus)

(18) Desert horned lizard (Phrynosoma platyrhinos)

(19) Short-horned lizard (Phrynosoma douglassii)

(20) Great basin collared lizard (Crotaphytus bicintores)

(21) Banded rock lizard (Petrosaurus mearnsi)

(22) Baja California collared lizard (Crotaphytus vestigum)

(23) Long-nosed leopard lizard (Gambelia wislizenii)

(24) Gilbert's skink (Eumeces (Plestion) gilberti)

(25) Western whiptail (Cnemidophorus (Apidoscelis) tigris)

(26) Southern alligator lizard (Elgaria multicarinata)

(27) Northern alligator lizard (Elgaria coerulea)

(28) Rubber boa (Charina bottae), except southern rubber boa (Charina bottae umbratica): See Special Closure (f)(3)

(29) Rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata)

(30) Ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus), except Diadophis punctatus regalis: See Special Closure (f)(4) 

(31) Sharp-tailed snakes (Contia spp.)

(32) Spotted leaf-nosed snake (Phyllorhynchus decurtatus)

(33) Racer (Coluber constrictor) 

(34) Coachwhip (Masticophis (Coluber) flagellum), except San Joaquin Coachwhip (Masticophis flagellum ruddocki): See Special Closure (f)(5)

(35) Striped whipsnake (Masticophis (Coluber) taeniatus)

(36) California whipsnake (striped racer) (Masticophis (Coluber) lateralis), except Alameda whipsnake (Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus): See Special Closure (f)(6)

(37) Western (Desert) patch-nosed snake (Salvadora hexalepis), except Salvadora hexalepis virgultea: See Special Closure (f)(7) 

(38) Glossy snake (Arizona elegans), except Arizona elegans occidentalis: See Special Closure (f)(8) 

(39) Gopher snake (Pituophis melanoleucus): Limit: Four (4)

(40) Common kingsnake (Lampropeltis getula): Limit: Four (4)

(41) California mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata), except San Diego mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata pulchra) and San Bernardino mountain kingsnake (Lampropeltis zonata parvirubra): Limit: One (1). See Special Closure: (f)(9) 

(42) Long-nosed snake (Rhinocheilus lecontei)

(43) Common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis), except San Francisco garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia) and South Coast garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis sp.): See Special Closure (f)(10) 

(44) Terrestrial garter snake (Thamnophis elegans)

(45) Western aquatic (Sierra) garter snake (Thamnophis couchii)

(46) Pacific coast aquatic garter snake (Thamnophis atratus)

(47) Northwestern garter snake (Thamnophis ordinoides)

(48) Checkered garter snake (Thamnophis marcianus)

(49) Variable ground snake (Sonora semiannulata)

(50) Western shovel-nosed snake (Chionactis occipitalis)

(51) California (Western) black-headed snake (Tantilla planiceps)

(52) Southwestern (Smith's) black-headed snake (Tantilla hobartsmithi)

(53) Lyre snakes (Trimorphodon biscutatus)

(54) Night snakes (Hypsiglena spp.)

(55)  Western blind snake (Southwestern threadsnake) (Leptotyphlops (Rena) humilis)

(56) Western diamondback rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)

(57) Mojave rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)

(58) Western rattlesnakes (Crotalus viridus (oreganus) spp.)

(59) Speckled rattlesnake (Crotalus mitchelli)

(60) Sidewinders (Crotalus cerastes spp.)

(61) Panamint rattlesnake (Crotalus stephensi)

(62) Red diamond rattlesnake (Crotalus ruber): Limit: Zero (0)

(c) Open season: All year.

(d) Hours: Reptiles may be taken at any time of day or night.

(e) Methods of take:

(1) Reptiles may be taken only by hand, except as provided in subsections (e)(2) and (3) below, or by the following hand-operated devices:

(A) Lizard nooses.

(B) Snake tongs. 

(C) Snake hooks.

(2) Rattlesnakes may be taken by any method.

(3) Turtles may be taken by hook and line. Fishing methods described in Section 2.00 apply to the take of spiny softshell turtles, slider turtles and painted turtles.

(4) It is unlawful to use any method or means of collecting that involves breaking apart of rocks, granite flakes, logs or other shelters in or under which reptiles may be found.

(f) Special Closures:

(1) No geckos (Coleonyx variegatus) may be taken in San Diego County south and west of Highway 79 to its junction with County Road S-2, and south and west of County Road S-2 to the eastern San Diego County border. 

(2) No rubber boas (Charina bottae or Charina umbratica) may be taken in Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.

(3) No night lizards (Xantusia vigilis) may be taken in Kern County.

(4) No ringneck snakes (Diadophis punctatus) may be taken in San Bernardino or Inyo counties. 

(5) No coachwhips (Masticophis (Coluber) flagellum) may be taken in the following counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Stanislaus, Tulare.

(6) No California whipsnakes (striped racer) (Masticophis (Coluber) lateralis) may be taken in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

(7) No Western (desert) patch-nosed snakes (Salvadora hexalepis) may be taken in the following counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura.

(8) No glossy snakes (Arizona elegans) may be taken in the following counties: Alameda, Fresno, Imperial (west of Hwy 111), Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside (southwest of Hwy 111 and I-10), San Benito, San Bernardino (West of I-215 and Hwy 138), San Diego, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and Tulare. 

(9) No California mountain kingsnakes (Lampropeltis zonata) may be taken in Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties.

(10) No common garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis) may be taken in Los Angeles. Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Ventura counties.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 201, 202, 203.1, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2). For prior history, see Register 86, No. 6.

2. Amendment of subsection (e)(1) and Note filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

3. Amendment filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§5.65. Shad, American.

Note



(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under special regulations.

(b) Limit: Twenty-five.

(c) Methods of take: Shad may be taken only by angling, except that a dip net may be used in the Valley District.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code. 

§5.70. Splittail, Sacramento.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under district or special regulations.

(b) Limit: Two

(c) Methods of take: Splittail may be only taken by angling.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). For prior history, see Register 2002, No. 2. 

§5.75. Striped Bass.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year except for closures listed in special regulations.

(b) Limit: Two, except in waters listed in (d) below.

(c) Minimum size: 18 inches total length except in waters listed in (d) below.

(d) Exceptions: 

(1) In the Colorado River District, the Southern District (except Lake Elsinore), and New Hogan, San Antonio and Santa Margarita lakes.

(A) Limit: Ten.

(B) Minimum size: No size limit.

(2) Lake Elsinore has the limit and minimum size shown in (b) and (c) above.

(e) For the purpose of these regulations, any striped bass hybrid with white bass is considered to be striped bass.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 215, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-30-84; designated effective 2-9-84 (Register 84, No. 5).

2. Repealer and new section filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

3. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

4. Amendment of subsection (d)(2) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

5. Amendment of subsections (d)(1) and (2) filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

6. Repealer of subsection (d)(1) designator and amendment of resulting addition to subsection (d), redesignation of former subsections (d)(1)(A)-(B) as subsections (d)(1)-(2) and repealer of subsections (d)(2)-(d)(2)(B) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

7. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

8. Repealer of subsections (d)(2)-(d)(2)(B) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

9. Amendment of subsection (d)(1) filed 2-24-2004; operative 3-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 9). 

10. Amendment filed 12-27-2007; operative 1-26-2008 (Register 2007, No. 52).

§5.79. White Sturgeon Report Card and Tagging Requirements for Inland Waters (FG 683, See Section 701).

Note         History



(a) Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required. All anglers must have a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card in their possession while fishing for or taking sturgeon. Anglers must complete and return the card pursuant to regulations in this Section and in Section 1.74. 

(b) Tagging and Recording Requirements for Retained Fish. A Sturgeon Fishing Report Card includes detachable tags that shall be used to tag any white sturgeon that is taken and retained in the sport fishery. Any white sturgeon possessed by any person shall be tagged. 

(1) Upon taking and retaining a white sturgeon, the cardholder shall immediately record the following information: 

(A) The month, day, fishing location and length of the fish shall be recorded in the appropriate spaces on the tag. Tags shall be used in sequential order. 

(B) The month, day, fishing location and length of the fish shall be recorded in the appropriate spaces on the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card which corresponds to the number on the tag. 

(2) Immediately after recording the information above, the cardholder shall remove and completely detach the tag from the card and affix it to the white sturgeon. Cardholders shall not wait until completion of fishing activity to tag any white sturgeon in possession. 

(3) The tag shall be securely fastened to the fish. To affix the tag, a “zip tie”, string, line or other suitable material shall be passed through the tag at the location specified on the sturgeon tag and attached to the fish. 

(4) Tags shall not be removed from the report card until immediately prior to affixing to a white sturgeon. Any tags detached from the report card and not affixed to a white sturgeon shall be considered used and therefore invalid. No person shall possess any used or otherwise invalid sturgeon tags. 

(5) Records of Prior Activity. All tags must be accounted for at all times by entry of a record on the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card corresponding to all tags that are not in possession. Any tag that was lost or destroyed shall be recorded as such on the corresponding line on the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card. 

(6) If the sturgeon has a department reward disk attached, write the reward disk number in the space provided on the report card. 

(c) Reporting Requirements for Released Fish. 

(1) Whenever the cardholder catches and releases a sturgeon, the cardholder shall immediately record the month, day, location code, and species of sturgeon. 

(2) If all lines in the “sturgeon released” field of the report card are filled, any additional sturgeon caught and released need not be recorded on the card. 

(3) If the sturgeon has a department reward disk attached, write the reward disk number in the space provided on the report card. 

(d) Sturgeon tags must be left affixed to the fish in place, including while stored at a residence or non-transient location, until the fish is processed for immediate consumption. 

(e) The annual fee for the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card is specified in Section 701, Title 14, CCR. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-14-2008; operative 4-1-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 11). 

2. New subsections (b)(6) and (c)(3) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§5.80. White Sturgeon.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under special regulations.

(b) Daily and annual bag limit: One fish per day. Three fish per year statewide.

(c) Size limit:  No fish less than 40 inches fork length or greater than 60 inches fork length may be taken or possessed. 

(d) Methods of take: Only one single point, single shank, barbless hook may be used on a line when taking sturgeon. The sturgeon must voluntarily take the bait or lure in its mouth. No sturgeon may be taken by trolling, snagging or by the use of firearms. Sturgeon may not be gaffed, nor shall any person use any type of firearm or snare to assist in landing or killing any sturgeon.

For the purposes of this section, a snare is a flexible loop made from any material that can be tightened like a noose around any part of the fish. 

(e) Removal from water. Any sturgeon greater than 68 inches fork length may not be removed from the water and shall be released immediately.

(f) Report card required: Any person fishing for or taking sturgeon shall have in their possession a nontransferable Sturgeon Fishing Report Card issued by the department and shall adhere to all reporting and tagging requirements for sturgeon defined in Sections 1.74 and 5.79, Title 14, CCR.

(g) Special North Coast District Sturgeon Closure (Humboldt, Del Norte, Trinity and Siskiyou cos.).  It is unlawful to take any sturgeon in the North Coast District at any time.

(h) For regulations on take and possession of sturgeon in ocean waters as defined in Section 27.00, see Sections 27.90, 27.91, and 27.95.

(i) Special Sierra and Valley District Sturgeon Closure from January 1 to December 31 (Shasta, Tehama and Glenn cos.). 

(1) Sacramento River from Keswick Dam to the Highway 162 Bridge.

(A) It is unlawful to take any sturgeon. 

(B) It is unlawful to use wire leaders.

(C) It is unlawful to use lamprey or any type of shrimp as bait. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsections (b)-(d) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

2. Amendment of subsection (c) and Note filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

3. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 12-22-92; operative 12-22-92 pursuant to sections 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code (Register 92, No. 52).

4. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

5. Amendment of section heading and subsection (c), new subsection (f) and amendment of Note filed 3-20-2006 as an emergency; operative 3-20-2006 (Register 2006, No. 12). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-18-2006 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

6. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to 3-20-2006 amendment by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 2006, No. 33).

7. Amendment of section heading and subsections (b) and (c) and new subsections (e)-(h) filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

8. Amendment of subsection (e), repealer of subsections (e)(1)-(f)(2) and subsection relettering filed 3-14-2008; operative 4-1-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 11). 

9. New subsections (h)-(h)(3) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

10. Amendment filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§5.81. Green Sturgeon.

Note         History



(a) Green sturgeon may not be taken or possessed.

(b) Green sturgeon may not be removed from the water and shall be released immediately.

(c) Green sturgeon taken and released incidentally to white sturgeon fishing shall be reported on a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card issued by the department, in accordance with procedures defined in Sections 1.74 and 5.79, Title 14, CCR.

(d) Special Sierra and Valley District Sturgeon Closure from January 1 to December 31 (Shasta, Tehama and Glenn cos.). 

(1) Sacramento River from Keswick Dam to the Highway 162 Bridge.

(A) It is unlawful to take any sturgeon. 

(B) It is unlawful to use wire leaders.

(C) It is unlawful to use lamprey or any type of shrimp as bait. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-20-2006 as an emergency; operative 3-20-2006 (Register 2006, No. 12). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-18-2006 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

2. Repealed by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(g) (Register 2006, No. 33).

3. New section filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

4. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 3-14-2008; operative 4-1-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 11). 

5. New subsections (c)-(c)(3) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

6. Amendment filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§5.82. Sunfish and Crappie.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under district or special regulations. 

(b) Limit: Combined bag limit of twenty-five sunfish and crappie of all species, except in:

(1) Barrett and Upper Otay Lakes (San Diego County): zero bag limit for all species.

(c) Size Limit: No size limit, except at Hodges and El Capitan Lakes (San Diego County), where the crappie minimum size limit is 10 inches, total length.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220,  Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of former section 5.30 to section 5.82 and amendment of section heading and Note filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10). 

2. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 12-12-94; operative 12-12-94 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 94, No. 50).

3. Amendment of subsection (b) and Note filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

4. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

5. Amendment of section heading and section filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§5.83. Tilapia.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under district or special regulations.

(b) Limit: No limit.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§5.85. Trout and Salmon.

Note



See Chapter 3, District Trout, Salmon and Special Regulations.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code. 

§5.86. Hoopa and Yurok Indian Salmon Possession Limit.

Note         History



It is unlawful for any person to possess more than one daily bag or possession limit of fish except as follows: Eligible Hoopa Valley and Yurok Reservation Indians, as defined in Chapter 1, Part 250, Title 25, CFR--Indian Fishing, Hoopa Valley Reservation and Yurok Reservation-Department of the Interior; may possess more than two salmon outside boundaries of the Hoopa Valley Reservation, provided:

(a) Such eligible Indians possess and display upon demand by any officer authorized to enforce this section their Indian Fishers identification card.

(b) All fish are possessed for subsistence or ceremonial purposes and are clearly marked by removing the dorsal fin prior to transporting them from the reservation.

It shall be unlawful to sell or possess for sale any salmon marked pursuant to this section.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 219, 220 and 7708, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 220, 7155, 7700, 7702, 7703, 7706, 7708 and 12300, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of former Section 1.51 to Section 5.86 filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6). For history of former Section 5.86, see Register 82, No. 29.

2. Amendment filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

3. Amendment of section heading filed 12-27-2007; operative 1-26-2008 (Register 2007, No. 52).

§5.87. North Coast Salmon Report Card Requirement (FG 684, See Section 701).

Note         History



(a) Report Card Required in Waters of the Klamath-Trinity River System and the Smith River. All anglers must have a North Coast Salmon Report Card in their possession while fishing for or taking salmon in waters of the Klamath-Trinity River System and the Smith River, and must complete and return the card pursuant to regulations in this Section and in Section 1.74. 

(b) Prior to beginning fishing activity, the cardholder shall record the month, day, and fishing location on the first available line on the report card. 

(c) For the Klamath-Trinity River System: Whenever the cardholder lands (either retains or releases) a Chinook salmon, the angler shall immediately record whether the fish was an adult or a jack, and whether the fish has an adipose fin present. Whenever the cardholder releases a Coho salmon, the angler shall immediately record whether the maxillary is present or absent. 

(d) For the Smith River: Whenever the cardholder lands (either retains or releases) a Chinook salmon, the angler shall immediately record whether the fish was an adult or a jack, and whether the fish has an adipose fin or left ventral fin present.

(e) Whenever the cardholder moves to another fishing location, the angler shall record the month, day, and location on the next line on the report card. 

(f) In the Klamath-Trinity River System and Smith River, a jack Chinook salmon is defined as any Chinook salmon that is less than 22 inches total length.

(g) In the event an angler fills in all lines and returns a North Coast Salmon Report Card, an additional card may be purchased. See Section 1.74. 

(h) The annual fee for the North Coast Salmon Report Card is specified in Section 701, Title 14, CCR. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-14-2008; operative 4-1-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 11). For prior history, see Register 96, No. 6.

2. Amendment of section heading and section filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§5.88. Steelhead Report and Restoration Card Requirements for Inland Waters (FG 682, See Section 701).

Note         History



(a) Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card Required. All anglers must have a Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card in their possession while fishing for or taking steelhead in anadromous waters, as defined in Section 1.04. Anglers must complete and return the card pursuant to regulations in this Section and in Section 1.74. For purposes of these regulations, a steelhead trout is defined as any rainbow trout greater than 16 inches in length found in anadromous waters. 

(b) Prior to beginning fishing activity, the cardholder must record the month, day, and location code on the first available line on the report card. 

(c) When a steelhead is retained, the cardholder must immediately fill in a circle indicating whether the fish is a wild fish or a hatchery fish. 

(d) When the cardholder moves to another location code, or finishes fishing for the day, the angler must immediately record on the card the number of wild and hatchery fish that were released from that location and the number of hours fished for steelhead to the nearest hour. 

(e) In the event an angler fills in all lines and returns a Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card, an additional card may be purchased. See Section 1.74. 

(f) The annual fee for the Steelhead Fishing Report and Restoration Card is specified in Section 7380 of the Fish and Game Code. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Section 7380, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 7380 and 7381, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-14-2008; operative 4-1-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 11). 

2. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§5.90. White Bass.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year.

(b) Limit: No limit. No live white bass may be possessed or transported. Any white bass taken must immediately be killed by removing the head or cutting through the gills, except at Lake Nacimiento (San Luis Obispo County) where any white bass taken must immediately be released into the water or killed by removing the head or cutting through the gills.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-30-84; designated effective 2-9-84 (Register 84, No. 5).

2. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11). 

3. Amendment of subsection (b) and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

§5.91. Yellow Perch.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year, except for closures listed under district or special regulations.

(b) Limit: No limit.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§5.93. Fully Protected Fishes.

Note         History



None of the following fishes may be taken or possessed at any time: Colorado pikeminnow, Mohave chub, Lost River sucker, Modoc sucker, shortnose sucker, humpback sucker, Owens pupfish, unarmored three-spine stickleback, rough sculpin, bonytail, Owens tui chub, Cottonball Marsh pupfish and desert pupfish.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

2. Amendment filed 12-27-2007; operative 1-26-2008 (Register 2007, No. 52).

§5.95. Other Species.

Note         History



Other species of fish may be taken in any number and at any time of the year by angling, except for closures and restrictions listed under district special regulations.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 203.1, 206, 207, 210, 217.5, 217.6, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2007; operative 1-26-2008 (Register 2007, No. 52).

Chapter 3. Trout, Salmon and Special Regulations

Article 1. District Definitions

§6.00. Definition. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer of Chapter 3 (Sections 51 through 98.8, not consecutive) and new Chapter 3 (Sections 4.00 through 26.80, not consecutive) filed 1-16-74; designated effective 3-1-74 (Register 74, No. 3). For history of former sections, see Register 71, No. 22; 72, Nos. 1, 51, 52; 73, Nos. 3, 15.

2. Repealer of Chapter 3 (Sections 4.00-26.82, not consecutive) and new Chapter 3 (Articles 1-7, Sections 6.00-13.95, not consecutive) filed 2-17-82; designated effective 3-1-82 (Register 82, No. 8).

3. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.05. Trout and Salmon. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.07. Bear Creek Trout Restrictions (San Bernadino Co.), from Big Bear Dam to Confluence of Santa Ana River. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205-210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-11-87, designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.08. Big Bear Lake Tributaries Closure (San Bernadino Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205-210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-11-87, designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.10. Deep Creek Trout Restrictions (San Bernardino Co.), Only from Headwaters at Little Green Valley to Confluence of Willow Creek. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.13. Malibu Creek Trout Restrictions (Los Angeles Co.) Only from Mouth to Rindge Dam. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 12-12-86; effective upon filing pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 215.

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.15. Murray Lake Closure (San Diego Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 209 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

2. Amendment filed 6-27-85; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 85, No. 26).

3. Amendment filed 2-11-87; designed effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

4. Amendment filed 1-3-89; operative 2-2-89 (Register 89, No. 1).

5. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.20. San Gabriel River, West Fork, and Tributaries Trout Restrictions (Los Angeles Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 210, 240 and 315, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 240 and 315, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 6-29-83 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 83, No. 28). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 10-27-83.

2. Certificate of Compliance transmitted to OAL 10-26-83 (corrected Certificate of Compliance transmitted 11-21-83) and filed 11-23-83 (Register 83, No. 48).

3. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

4. Amendment filed 7-11-84 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 84, No. 29). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 11-9-84.

5. Certificate of Compliance as to 7-11-84 order transmitted to OAL 10-11-84 and filed 10-25-84 (Register 84, No. 43).

6. Amendment filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

7. Amendment filed 5-27-87 as an emergency; operative 5-27-87 (Register 87, No. 29). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 9-24-87.

8. Certificate of Compliance transmitted to OAL 9-21-87 and filed 10-14-87 (Register 87, No. 42).

9. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.25. Upper Otay Lake Closure (San Diego Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.30. Ventura River and Tributaries Trout Restrictions (Ventura Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.31. North Coast District Definition.

Note         History



The North Coast District consists of the inland waters of all of Trinity, Humboldt and Del Norte counties and the portion of Siskiyou County northwest of a line drawn between Mt. Eddy and the Black Butte Summit railroad crossing of Interstate 5 and west of Interstate 5 between the railroad corssing and Weed, and west of Highway 97 between Weed and the Oregon border.

NOTE


Authority cited: Section 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

2. Amendment filed 12-27-96; operative 12-27-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 96, No. 52).

§6.32. North Central District Definition.

Note         History



The North Central District consists of the inland waters of all of Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.33. South Central District Definition.

Note         History



The South Central District consists of the inland waters of all of Monterey, San Benito, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties; all of Alameda County west of Interstate 680, and that portion of Alameda County which is both east of Interstate 680 and south of Interstate 580; all of Contra Costa County west of Interstate 80, and that portion of Contra Costa County which is both south of Highway 4 and west of Interstate 680.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

2. Amendment filed 12-27-96; operative 12-27-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 96, No. 52).

§6.34. Southern District Definition.

Note         History



The Southern District consists of the inland waters of all of Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties and those portions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties outside of the Colorado River District (see Section 6.37).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.35. Sierra District Definition.

Note         History



The Sierra District consists of all of Modoc, Lassen, Shasta, Sierra, Plumas, Alpine, Inyo and Mono counties; Tulare County east of the west boundaries of Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Park; Fresno County east of the west boundaries of Sierra and Sequoia National Forests (excluding Pine Flat Lake); Madera County east of the west boundary of Sierra National Forest; Mariposa, Tuolumne, Calaveras, Amador, El Dorado, Placer and Nevada counties east of Highway 49 (excluding Don Pedro, McClure and New Melones lakes); the portion of Siskiyou County southeast of a line drawn between Mt. Eddy and the Black Butte summit railroad crossing of Interstate 5 and east of Interstate 5 between the railroad crossing and Weed and east of Highway 97 between Weed and the Oregon border; and Tehama County excluding Black Butte Lake. Those waters excluded above are part of the Valley District (see Section 6.36).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§6.36. Valley District Definition.

Note         History



The Valley District consists of all of Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Kern, Kings, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties; Tulare County west of the west boundaries of Sequoia National Forest and Sequoia National Park; Fresno County west of the west boundaries of Sierra and Sequoia National Forests (including all of Pine Flat Lake); Madera County west of the west boundary of the Sierra National Forest; Amador, Calaveras, El Dorado, Mariposa, Nevada, Placer and Tuolomne counties west of Highway 49 (including all of Don Pedro, McClure and New Melones lakes); that portion of Alameda County which is both east of Interstate 680 and north of Interstate 580; and all of Contra Costa County east of Interstate 680 and that portion of Contra Costa County which is both north of Highway 4 and east of Interstate 80; and all of Black Butte Lake.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

2. Amendment filed 12-27-96; operative 12-27-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 96, No. 52).

§6.37. Colorado River District Definition.

Note         History



The Colorado River District consists of Imperial County and those portions of Riverside and San Bernardino counties lying south and east of the following line: Starting at the intersection of Highway 86 with the north boundary of Imperial County; north along Highway 86 to its intersection with Interstate 10; east along Interstate 10 to its intersection with Cottonwood Springs Road; north along Cottonwood Springs Road and the Mecca Dale Road to Amboy; east along old Highway 66 to its intersection with Interstate 40; east along Interstate 40 to its intersection with Highway 95; and north along Highway 95 to the California-Nevada boundary. All of the Coachella Canal and Lake Cahuilla are included in this District.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

2. Amendment filed 12-27-2007; operative 1-26-2008 (Register 2007, No. 52).

Article 2. District General Regulations

§7.00. District General Regulations.

Note         History



Unless otherwise provided, waters shown as open to trout and salmon fishing in subsections (a) through (g) below, are open to fishing for other species. Gear restrictions listed in this section apply to the take of all species of fish unless otherwise noted. Every body of water listed in subsections (a) through (g) of Section 7.00 (below) is closed to all fishing, except during the open season as shown. Unless otherwise provided, waters closed to trout and salmon fishing are closed to fishing for all other species, except that these closures do not apply to fishing for amphibians (see Section 5.05), freshwater clams (see Section 5.20), crayfish (see Section 5.35), and lamprey (see Section 5.40), using legal fishing methods other than hook-and-line fishing, and saltwater clams, crabs, ghost shrimp, and blue mud shrimp (see Ocean Regulations Booklet Sections 29.20 to 29.87). Crabs may only be taken using hoop nets or by hand, and Dungeness crab may only be taken within the North Coast District and Sonoma and Mendocino counties. 

Daily bag and possession limits, unless otherwise provided, mean the total number of trout and salmon in combination. Unless otherwise provided, no more than one daily bag limit may be possessed. Coho (silver) salmon may not be taken in any of the waters of the State, except in Lake Oroville and Oroville-Thermalito Complex (Diversion Pool, Forebay, and Afterbay) and the Feather River from the Diversion Pool Dam to the Fish Barrier Dam. Incidentally hooked Coho (silver) salmon, except those in Lake Oroville and Oroville-Thermalito Complex (Diversion Pool, Forebay, and Afterbay) and the Feather River from the Diversion Pool Dam to the Fish Barrier Dam, must be immediately released unharmed to the waters where they are hooked. In waters where the bag limit for trout or salmon is zero, fish for which the bag limit is zero must be released unharmed, and should not be removed from the water.

These waters may also be subject to restrictions on fishing methods and gear (sections 2.00 through 2.45), fishing hours (section 3.00), and the use of bait (sections 4.00 through 4.30).


District/Water Open Daily Bag

Season and 

Possession

  Limit


 (a) North Coast District


    (1) All lakes and reservoirs All year. 5 per day

except those listed by name 10 in

in the Special Regulations. possession


 (2) Anadromous waters of the Closed to all fishing

Klamath and Trinity River Systems, all year.

and those entering the ocean south of

Humboldt Bay, which are not listed

in the Special Regulations.


 (3) All anadromous waters tributary Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery trout

to Humboldt Bay, and north of May through Oct. 31. or hatchery

Humboldt Bay, except those of the Only artificial steelhead*

Klamath and Trinity river systems lures with barbless 4 hatchery trout

and those listed by name in the hooks may be used. or hatchery

Special Regulations. steelhead*

in possession.

Closed to the

take of salmon


 (4) All streams except anadromous Last Saturday in Apr. 5 trout per day,

waters and those listed by name in the through Nov. 15. 10 in 

Special Regulations. possession


(NOTE: A list of the non-anadromous

waters opened to trout fishing (STREAMS AND PORTIONS 

OF STREAMS NOT LISTED IN THE SPECIAL REGULATIONS

THAT ARE OPEN TO TROUT FISHING FROM THE LAST

SATURDAY IN APRIL THROUGH NOVEMBER 15

(New 6-12-98), which is incorporated by reference herein)

is available from the Department's Region 1 

Office, 601 Locust Street, Redding, CA 96001

(Telephone: (530) 225-2300).


 (5) SPECIAL BROOK TROUT BONUS BAG AND POSSESSION LIMIT: UP TO 10 BROOK TROUT PER DAY LESS THAN 8 INCHES TOTAL LENGTH MAY BE TAKEN AND POSSESSED IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE NORTH COAST DISTRICT. 


 (b) Sierra District


 (1) Anadromous waters of Tehama Last Saturday in Apr. 2 hatchery trout

and Shasta counties not listed in the through Nov. 15. or hatchery

Special Regulations. (Section 7.50). Only artificial lures steelhead*

(See subsections (b)(156) and and barbless hooks 4 hatchery trout

(b)(156.5) of Section 7.50, regarding may be used. or hatchery

the Sacramento River.) steelhead* in

possession

Closed to the

take of salmon


 (2) All lakes and reservoirs All year. 5 per day

except those in the Fall River 10 in

Valley, those in Inyo and Mono possession

counties and those listed by

name in the Special Regulations.


 (3) All streams, lakes and Last Saturday in Apr. 5 per day

reservoirs in Inyo and Mono counties, through Nov. 15. 10 in

except those listed by name in the possession

Special Regulations.


District/Water Open Daily Bag

Season and 

Possession

  Limit


 (4) All streams, lakes and reservoirs Last Saturday in Apr. 2

in the Fall River Valley above the through Nov. 15.

Pit No. 1 PG&E Diversion Dam on 

Fall Riverin Shasta County, except 

those listedby name in the Special 

Regulations.


 (5) All streams in Lassen and Saturday preceding 5 per day

Modoc counties east of Highway 395 Memorial Day through 10 in

and north of Clarks Valley Road. Nov. 15. possession

Clarks Valley Road is defined as

those portions of county routes 510,

512 and 506 running easterly from

the town of Madeline to the Nevada

border.


 (6) All other streams except Last Saturday in Apr. 5 per day

those listed by name in the Special through Nov. 15. 10 in

Regulations. possession


 (7) Mono County waters, when

closed to trout fishing, are closed to all

fishing, except for the unrestricted

portions of Fish Slough which are open

to fishing all year. Also, see Mono 

County waters listed in sections 5.00

and 7.50.


 (8) SPECIAL BROOK TROUT BONUS BAG AND POSSESSION LIMIT:


 (A) IN SIERRA DISTRICT WATERS OF SISKIYOU, SHASTA AND TEHAMA COUNTIES, UP TO 10 BROOK TROUT PER DAY LESS THAN 8 INCHES TOTAL LENGTH MAY BE TAKEN AND POSSESSED IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE SIERRA DISTRICT.


 (B) IN THE SIERRA DISTRICT SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 80, UP TO 10 BROOK TROUT PER DAY LESS THAN 10 INCHES TOTAL LENGTH MAY BE TAKEN AND POSSESSED IN ADDITION TO THE OTHER DAILY BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS SPECIFIED FOR THE SIERRA DISTRICT. THIS ALLOWANCE DOES NOT INCLUDE RED LAKE IN ALPINE COUNTY OR KIRMAN, LANE OR ROOSEVELT LAKES IN MONO COUNTY.


(c) North Central District 5

(1) All lakes and reservoirs except All year.

those listed by name in the Special 

Regulations.

(2) All streams except those listed Closed to all fishing 

by name in the Special Regulations. all year.

(3) The tidewaters of all streams All year

except those listed by name in the Closed to all fishing

Special Regulations. Note: Some all year.

waters within this district are tide

waters regulated by regulations for the

ocean and San Francisco Bay District

(see sections 1.53 and 27.00)


(d) Valley District

  (1) All lakes and reservoirs except All year. 5

those listed by name in the Special 

Regulations.


(2) All anadromous waters except All year. 2 hatchery trout

those listed by name in the Special or hatchery

Regulations (See definition of steelhead*

anadromous waters, Section 1.04). 4 hatchery trout

or hatchery

steelhead*

in possession

Closed to the

take of salmon


(3) All streams except anadromous All year 5

waters and those listed by name in the 

Special Regulations.

(e) South Central District

(1) All lakes and reservoirs except All year 5

those listed by name in the Special 

Regulations.


(2) That portion of any stream west Dec. 1 through, 2 hatchery trout

of any Highway 1 bridge except Mar. 7 but only or hatchery

those listed by name in the on Sat., Sun., steelhead*

special regulations. Wed., legal 4 hatchery trout

holidays and   or hatchery

opening and steelhead*

closing days. in possession.

Only barbless Closed to the

hooks may be used. take of salmon.


 (3) All streams in Alameda, Contra Last Saturday in Apr. 5

Costa, and Santa Clara Counties through Nov. 15 Closed to the

except those listed by name in the take of salmon.

Special Regulations.

 (4) All other streams and portions Closed to all fishing 

of streams except those listed in all year

subsection (e)(2) above or by

name in the Special Regulations.

 (f) Southern District

 


District/Water Open Daily Bag

Season and 

Possession

  Limit


(1) All lakes and reservoirs except All year. 5

 those listed by name in the Special

Regulations.

 (2) All streams except anadromous All year. Only artificial 2

waters in San Diego County, and lures with barbless

except those listed by name in the hooks may be used.

Special Regulations.


 (3) All streams except anadromous All year. 5

waters in Los Angeles, Ventura,

Santa Barbara, Orange, San

Bernardino and Riverside 

Counties, and except those

listed by name in the Special

Regulations.


 (4) All anadromous waters Closed to all fishing all

except those listed by name in year.

the Special Regulations (See

definition of anadromous waters,

Section 1.04)

 (5) All streams and tributaries All year 5

(except those listed by name in

the Special Reguilations) above

Twitchell Dam on the Cuyama 

River, above Bradbury Dam 

and below Gibraltar Dam on the

San Ynez River; above Matilja

Dam on Matilija Creek and 

above Wheeler Gorge

Campground on NF Matilija Creek;

and above Rindge Dam on Malibu 

Creek.


 (g) Colorado River District


 (1) The Colorado River and its All year 10

back waters

 (2) All other waters All year 5


*Hatchery trout or steelhead have a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin present).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220 and 240, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. Repealer and new section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10). For prior history, see Register 89, No. 46.

2. New subsections (a)(4) and (b)(7) filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

3. New subsections (a)(5) and (c)(4) and amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(3), (b)(2)-(4) and (c)(1)-(3) filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

4. Amendment of first paragraph, subsections (b)(7) and (f) and new subsections (f)(1)-(5) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

5. Editorial correction of subsection (b)(3) (Register 97, No. 26).

6. Amendment of subsections (a)(5), (b)(7), (c)(4) and (e)(2), new subsection (f)(2), subsection renumbering, amendment of newly designated subsection (f)(3), and amendment of Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

7. Amendment of subsections (a)(1) and (a)(3), repealer of subsection (a)(5), amendment of subsections (c)(2)-(3), repealer of subsection (c)(4) and amendment of Note filed 2-11-98 as an emergency; operative 2-11-98 (Register 98, No. 7). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-11-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

8. Editorial correction restoring inadvertently deleted subsections (b)-(b)(7)(B) and correcting subsection (c)(3) and History 7 (Register 98, No. 11).

9. Amendment of subsections (a)(1) and (a)(3), repealer of subsection (a)(5), amendment of subsections (c)(2)-(3), repealer of subsection (c)(4) and amendment of Note refiled 3-13-98 as an emergency; operative 3-13-98 (Register 98, No. 11). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-13-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

10. New subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering, and amendment of newly designated subsection (a)(4) filed 5-15-98 as an emergency; operative 5-15-98 (Register 98, No. 20). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-14-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

11. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-13-98 and 5-15-98 orders, including additional amendment of first paragraph and subsections (a)(3), (a)(4), (d)(2), (d)(3), (e)(2) and (f)(6), transmitted to OAL 7-7-98 and filed 8-11-98 (Register 98, No. 33).

12. Repealer and new subsection (a)(3), new subsections (a)(4) and (b)(5), subsection renumbering, amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(7), and amendment of subsections (e)(2) and (e)(4) filed 2-18-2000; operative 3-1-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2000, No. 7).

13. Amendment of first paragraph and subsections (b)(1) and (b)(3), new subsection (b)(4) and subsection renumbering filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

14. Amendment of first paragraph filed 6-19-2003; operative 7-19-2003 (Register 2003, No. 25).

15. Amendment of subsection (b)(1), repealer of former subsection (b)(3), subsection renumbering, amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(3) and subsections (e)(2) and (f)(2)-(5) and repealer of subsection (f)(6) filed 2-24-2004; operative 3-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 9). 

16. Amendment of subsection (b)(5), new subsection (b)(6), subsection renumbering, amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(8) and subsections (c)(3) and (f)(5) filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

17. Amendment of subsections (b)(1) and (d)(2) filed 5-26-2009; operative 5-26-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 22). 

18. Amendment of first paragraph, new third paragraph, repealer of subsection (b)(6), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(6) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

19. Amendment of subsection (b)(1) filed 6-16-2011; operative 6-16-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 24). 

20. Amendment of first paragraph filed 1-9-2012; operative 2-8-2012 (Register 2012, No. 2).

21. Repealer of subsection (a)(1), subsection renumbering, amendment of newly designated subsection (a)(3) and subsections (b)(1) and (b)(4), renumbering of former subsection (b)(10) to subsection (b)(8) and amendment of subsections (d)(2) and (e)(2)-(3) filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§7.05. Trout. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219, and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10). For prior history, see Register 89, No. 46.

§7.10. Imperial County Special Closure. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219, and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200 and 205, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

§7.15. Sunbeam Lagoon Closure (Imperial Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220 and 240, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200 and 205, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 11-14-89 as an emergency; operative 11-14-89 (Register 89, No. 46). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on 3-14-90.

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

Article 3. Alphabetical List of Waters with Special Fishing Regulations

§7.50. Alphabetical List of Waters with Special Fishing Regulations.

Note         History



(a) General Provisions:

(1) Every body of water listed below is closed to the take of salmon and salmon fishing, unless otherwise noted.

(2) Unless otherwise provided, waters shown as open to trout and salmon fishing below, are open to fishing for other species. Every body of water listed below is closed to all fishing except during the open season as shown. Gear restrictions listed in this section apply to the take of all species of fish unless otherwise noted.

(3) Unless otherwise provided, waters closed to trout and salmon fishing are closed to fishing for all other species, except that these closures do not apply to fishing for amphibians (see Section 5.05), freshwater clams (see Section 5.20), crayfish (see Section 5.35), and lamprey (see Section 5.40), using legal fishing methods other than hook-and-line fishing, and saltwater clams, crabs, ghost shrimp, and blue mud shrimp (see Ocean Regulations Booklet Sections 29.20 to 29.87). Crabs may only be taken using hoop nets or by hand, and Dungeness crab may only be taken within the North Coast District and Sonoma and Mendocino counties.

(4) Daily bag and possession limits, unless otherwise noted, mean the total number of salmon or trout in combination.

(5) Unless otherwise provided, it is unlawful to possess more than one daily bag limit.

(6) These waters may also be subject to restrictions on fishing methods and gear (sections 2.00 through 2.40), fishing hours (section 3.00), and the use of bait (sections 4.00 through 4.30).

(b)


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (1) Alambique Creek (San Mateo Last Saturday in Apr. 5 trout

Co.). through Nov. 15


 (1.5) Alameda Creek and

tributaries (Alameda and Santa Clara

cos.).


 (A) Alameda Creek and tributaries Closed to all fishing 

downstream of San Antonio, all year.

Calaveras, and Del Valle Reservoirs

except for Arroyo Del Valle between 

Bernal Ave. and the Thiessen St. 

intersection with Vineyard Ave.

 1. Arroyo Del Valle between All year. Only artificial 0

Bernal Ave. and the Thiessen St. lures with barbless hooks

intersection with Vineyard Ave. may be used.


 (B) Alameda Creek tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 0

upstream of San Antonio, Calaveras, through Nov. 15. 

and Del Valle Reservoirs. Only artificial lures with 

barbless hooks may be used.


 (2) Albion River (Mendocino Co.).

Also see Section 8.00(b).

 Main stem below the Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

confluence of South Fork Albion. through Mar. 31. Only trout or

  artificial lures with hatchery

barbless hooks may steelhead**

be used from the 4 hatchery

fourth Saturday in trout or

May through Oct 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (3) Alder Creek (Mendocino Co.). 

Also see Section 8.00(b).

 Main stem below Tramway Gulch. Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

through Mar. 31. Only trout or

  artificial lures with hatchery

barbless hooks may steelhead**

be used from the 4 hatchery

fourth Saturday in trout or

May through Oct 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (4) Almanor Lake tributaries Saturday preceding 5 per day

(Lassen, Plumas and Shasta Cos.) Memorial Day through 10 in

upstream to the first lake. Nov. 15 possession

 (4.5) American River, North Fork, Last Saturday in 5 per day 

Middle Fork, South Fork and their Apr. through 10 in 

tributaries above Folsom Lake Nov. 15. possession

(Placer, Eldorado, Amador, 

and Alpine cos.) Nov. 16 through 0

the Friday preceding 

the last Saturday 

in Apr. Only artificial 

lures with barbless 

hooks may be used.

 (5) American River (Sacramento 

Co.)

 (A) From Nimbus Dam to the Jan. 1 through July 15. 2 hatchery

Hazel Avenue bridge piers. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


July 16 through Dec. 31. 2 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery


trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

2 Chinook

salmon


 (B) From Hazel Avenue bridge Jan. 1 through July 15. 2 hatchery

piers to the U.S. Geological Only barbless hooks may trout or

Survey gauging station cable be used. hatchery

crossing about 300 yards steelhead**

downstream from the Nimbus 4 hatchery


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


Hatchery fish rack site. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

July 16 through 2 hatchery

Aug. 15. Only trout or

barbless hooks may hatchery

be used. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

2 Chinook

salmon


 (C) From the U.S. Geological Jan. 1 through July 15. 2 hatchery

Survey gauging station cable Only barbless hooks trout or

crossing about 300 yards down-- may be used. hatchery

stream from the Nimbus Hatchery steelhead**

fish rack site to the SMUD power 4 hatchery

line crossing at the southwest trout or

boundary of Ancil Hoffman Park. hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

July 16 through Oct. 31. 2 hatchery

Only barbless hooks trout or

may be used. hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

2 Chinook

salmon


 (D) From the SMUD power line Jan. 1 through 2 hatchery

crossing at the southwest boundary July 15. trout or

of Ancil Hoffman Park down-- hatchery

stream to the Jibboom Street bridge. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

July 16 through 2 hatchery

Dec. 31. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**


4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

2 Chinook

salmon


 (E) From the Jibboom Street Jan. 1 through 2 hatchery

bridge to the mouth. July 15. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

July 16 through 2 hatchery

Dec. 16. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

2 Chinook

salmon


Dec. 17 through 2 hatchery

Dec. 31. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


steelhead**

in possession


 (6) Antelope Creek (Tehama Co.).

 (A) From confluence with Last Saturday in April 2 hatchery

North Fork downstream to U.S. through Nov. 15. trout or

Geological Survey gauging Only artificial lures hatchery

station cable crossing at with barbless hooks steelhead**

mouth of Antelope Creek may be used. 4 hatchery

Canyon. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (B) From U.S. Geological June 16 through 2 hatchery

Survey gauging station September 30. trout or

cable crossing at mouth hatchery

of Antelope Creek Canyon steelhead**

downstream to mouth of 4 hatchery

Antelope Creek. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (6.5) Antelope Lake tributaries Saturday preceding 5 per day

(Plumas Co.). Memorial Day through 10 in

Nov. 15 possession


 (7) Applegate River and tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 5 per day

(Siskiyou Co.). through Nov. 15 10 in possession

 (8) Aptos Creek (Santa Cruz Co.) Dec. 1 through 2 hatchery

from mouth to bridge on Mar. 7, but only on trout or

Aptos Creek Road. Sat., Sun. ,Wed., hatchery

Also see Section 8.00(c). legal holidays steelhead**

and opening and 4 hatchery

closing days. Only trout or

barbless hooks hatchery

may be used. steelhead**

in possession

 (9) Arroyo de los Frijoles above Last Saturday in Apr. 5 trout

Lake Lucerne (San Mateo Co.). through Nov. 15.


 (10) Arroyo Grande Creek (San 

Luis Obispo Co.).

 (A) Above Lopez Reservoir. Last Saturday in Apr. 5, but only

through Nov. 15. 2 salmon

 (B) From mouth to Closed to all fishing all

Lopez Canyon Dam. year.

 (11) Arroyo Leon (San Mateo Co.). Closed to all fishing

all year.


(12) Arroyo Seco River (Monterey 

Co.). Also see Section 8.00(c).

 (A) The main stem Arroyo Seco Last Saturday in Apr. 5

and tributaries above the waterfall through Nov. 15.

located approximately 3.5 miles 

upstream from the U.S. Forest 

Service Ranger Station.


 (B) The main stem Arroyo Seco Dec. 1 through 2 hatchery

and tributaries below the waterfall Mar. 7,but only on trout or

located approximately Sat., Sun., Wed., hatchery

3.5 miles upstream from the U.S. legal holidays steelhead**

Forest Service Ranger Station. and opening and 4 hatchery

closing days. Only trout or

barbless hooks hatchery

may be used. steelhead**

in possession


 (12.5) Auburn Ravine Creek Fourth Saturday 2 hatchery

and tributaries (Placer Co.) east in May through trout or

of Nelson Lane. Oct. 15. hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (13) Balm of Gilead Creek (Trinity See Eel River 7.50(b)(63).

Co.).

 (13.5) Bass Lake (Siskiyou Co.). Feb. 1 through Sept. 30. 5

 (14) Battle Creek (Shasta and 

Tehama Cos.).

 (A) From mouth to Coleman Fish Closed to all fishing all year.

Hatchery weir.  


 (B) From 250 feet upstream from Last Saturday in Apr. 2 hatchery

the Coleman National Fish Hatchery through Nov. 15. Only trout or

upstream to Angel Falls (near artificial lures with hatchery

Mineral) on the South Fork and to barbless hooks may steelhead**

Ponderosa Way Bridge on the be used. 4 hatchery


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


North Fork. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (15) Bear Creek and tributaries Saturday preceding 5 per day

(Shasta and Siskiyou Cos.) Memorial Day through 10 in

between Pondosa Way bridge Nov. 15 possession

and confluence with Fall River.


 (17) Bear Creek (San Bernardino All year. 2

Co.) from Big Bear Dam to Only artificial lures with

confluence of Santa Ana River. barbless hooks may be used

 (18) Bear River (Humboldt Co.) Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

downstream from County Road through Mar. 31. Only trout or

Bridge at Capetown, excluding artificial lures with hatchery

tributaries. barbless hooks may steelhead**

be used. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (18.5) Bear River and tributaries

(Placer Co.)


 (A) From Highway 20 south Last Saturday in Apr. 5 per day

(downstream) 2.5 miles to the through Nov. 15. 10 in 

abandoned concrete dam (the Maximum size limit: 14 possession

Boardman Diversion Dam). inches total length.


 (B) From Highway 65 to the South Fourth Saturday 2 hatchery

Sutter Irrigation District in May through trout or

Diversion Dam. Oct. 15. hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (19) Berryessa Lake tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 5

(Lake and Napa Cos.). through Nov. 15

 (19.5) Big Bear Lake Saturday preceding 5 per day

tributaries (San Bernardino Co.) Memorial Day through 10 in 

last day of Feb. possession


 (20) Big Chico Creek (Butte Co.).

 (A) From mouth to Bear Hole, June 16 through 2 hatchery

located approximately one mile Feb. 15. trout or

downstream from the upper end of Only artificial lures hatchery

Bidwell Park with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from 4 hatchery

Oct. 16 through trout or

Feb. 15. hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (B) From Bear Hole to the upper Nov. 1 through 2 hatchery

boundary of the Big Chico Creek April 30. Only trout or

Ecological Reserve artificial lures with hatchery

barbless hooks may steelhead**

be used. 4 hatchery


trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (C) From the upper boundary Closed to all fishing all year.

of the Big Chico Creek Ecological

Reserve to Higgins Hole Falls, 

located about one-half mile upstream 

from Ponderosa Way.


 (21) Big Lagoon (Humboldt Co.). All year. Only barbless 2 cutthroat

For purposes of this regulation, the hooks may be used. trout.

boundary between Big Lagoon and Cutthroat trout 2 hatchery

Maple Creek is the first private minimum size limit: trout or

road bridge, located approximately 10 inches. hatchery

1/2 mile southeast of the Highway steelhead**

101 bridge crossing. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (22) Big River (Mendocino Co.). Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

Also see Section 8.00(b). May through Mar. 31. trout or

 Main stem below the Only artificial lures hatchery

confluence of Two Log Creek. with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from the 4 hatchery

fourth Saturday in trout or

May through Oct. 31. hatchery


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


steelhead**

Only barbless hooks in possession

may be used from

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (23) Big Sur River (Monterey Co.).

Also see Section 8.00(c).

 (A) Big Sur river and tributaries Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

above the upstream end of the gorge through Oct. 31. Only trout or

pool at the boundary of Pfeiffer artificial lures with hatchery

Big Sur State Park with the barbless hooks  steelhead**

Ventana Wilderness Area. may be used. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (B) Big Sur river within Pfeiffer Closed to fishing all year. 

Big Sur State Park, east of the 

Highway 1 bridge, to its boundary 

with the Ventana Wilderness Area. 


 (23.5) Big Tree Creek Closed to all fishing all year.

(Calaveras Co.) Within Calaveras

Big Trees State Park (upstream of

the Highway 4 culvert crossing).

 (24) Big Trees Creek (Tuolumne Closed to all fishing

Co.) upstream from the confluence all year

of Beaver Creek.


 (25) Black Butte River and Closed to all fishing

tributaries (Glenn Co.) except Cold all year

Creek.

 (25.3) Bodfish Creek and Closed to all 

tributaries (Santa Clara Co.) fishing all year.

 (25.5) Boggy Creek (Fresno Co.) June 1 through 5 per day

and tributaries (tributary to Thomas October 15. 10 in

Edison Lake). possession

 (26) Bogus Creek (Siskiyou Co.). See Klamath River 

7.50(b)(91.1).


 (26.5) Bridgeport Reservoir

Tributaries (Mono Co.).

All Bridgeport Reservoir tributaries Last Saturday in April 1

except Swauger Creek, from through the Friday

Bridgeport Reservoir upstream preceding Memorial

to Highway 395, and Swauger Day and Oct. 1 through 

Creek, from Bridgeport Reservoir Nov. 15. Minimum size

upstream to the private property limit: 18 inches total length.

fence line above the Forest Service Only artifical lures with

campground. barbless hooks may be used.

Saturday preceding 5 per day

Memorial Day through 10 in

Sep. 30. possession



 (27) Brush Creek (Mendocino

Co.). Also see Section 8.00(c).


 Main stem below the Lawson Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

 bridge. May through Mar. 31. trout or

Only artificial lures hatchery

with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from the 4 hatchery

fourth Saturday in trout or

May through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (28) Bucks Lake tributaries Saturday preceding 5 per day

(Plumas Co.). Memorial Day through 10 in 

Sept. 30. possession

 (28.5) Burney Creek Last Saturday in April 2 trout

(Shasta Co.) from Burney through Nov. 15. Maximum

Creek Falls downstream to Only artificial lures with size limit:

Lake Britton. barbless hooks may  14 inches

be used. total length.


 (29) Butano Creek (San Mateo

Co.).

 (A) Above Butano Falls. Last Saturday in Apr. 5 trout

through Nov. 15.

 (B) From mouth to country Dec. 1 through 2 hatchery

bridge on Pescadero--Bean Mar. 7, but only on Sat., trout or

Hollow Road. Sun.,Wed.,legal holidays hatchery

and opening and closing steelhead**


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


days. Only barbless 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (30) Butt Creek and Butt Valley

Reservoir Powerhouse Outfall

(Plumas Co.).

 (A) Butt Creek. Saturday preceding 5 per day

Memorial Day through 10 in

Nov. 15. possession

 (B) Butt Valley Reservoir Saturday preceding 2

powerhouse outfall, from the Memorial Day through

powerhouse, downstream to a Feb. 28.

marker adjacent to Ponderosa 

Flat Campground.

 (31) Butt Valley Reservoir (Plumas 

Co.). All year 2


 (32) Butte Creek (Butte and 

Sutter Cos.).

 (A)   From the Oro-Chico Road November 15 through 2 hatchery

bridge crossing south  of Chico to February 15. Only trout or

the Centerville Head Dam, located artificial lures with hatchery

300 yards downstream from the barbless hooks may steelhead**

DeSabla Powerhouse below be used. 4 hatchery

 DeSabla Reservoir. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (B) From the Oro-Chico Road All year Open to

bridge crossing south of Chico fishing for

to the point that Butte Creek non-salmonids

enters the Sacramento River only. Closed

both via Butte Slough outfall to the take of

gates at Moon's Bend and through trout, and

Butte Slough, thence both the steelhead.

East and West Canals of the Sutter

Bypass, thence Sacramento Slough.


 (33) By--Day Creek and tributaries Closed to all fishing

(Mono Co.). all year 

(34) Cache Creek and tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 5

(Lake Co.). through Nov. 15


 (35) Calaveras River downstream Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

from New Hogan Dam and the through Mar. 31. Only trout or

diverting canal (Mormon Slough) artificial lures with barbless hatchery

from Bellota Weir downstream to hooks may be used. steelhead**

Interstate Highway 5 (Calaveras and 4 hatchery

San Joaquin cos.). trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (35.5) Calleguas Creek and All year. 5

tributaries (Ventura Co.).

 (35.6) Canyon Creek upstream Last Saturday in April 2

of the falls located about four through November 15.

miles north of the wilderness area

boundary. (Trinity Co.)

 (35.7) Caribou Reservoir Last Saturday in Apr.  2

(Plumas County) through Nov. 15 

 (36) Carmel River and tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 5, trout,


 above Los Padres Dam (Monterey through Nov. 15. no more

Co.). No rainbow trout less than than 2 of

10 inches or greater than which

16 inches total length may   may be

be kept. Only artificial rainbow

lures with barbless trout.

hooks may be used.


 (37) Carmel River below Los

Padres Dam. (Monterey Co.)


 (A) Carmel River tributaries below Closed to all fishing all year.  

Los Padres Dam and main stem

from Los Padres Dam to the bridge 

at Robles Del Rio/Esquiline roads

(Rosie's Bridge).


 (B) Carmel River main stem below Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

the bridge at Robles Del Rio/Esquiline but only on Sat., trout or

roads (Rosie's Bridge). Also, see Sun., Wed., hatchery

Section 8.00(c). and opening and steelhead**

closing days. Only 4 hatchery

artificial lures trout or

with barbless hooks hatchery


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


may be used. steelhead**

in possession


 (38) Carson River, East Fork 

and tributaries (Alpine Co.).

 (A) Carson River, East Fork Closed to all fishing 

and tributaries above Carson Falls. all year

 (B) Carson River, East Fork from All year. Only artificial 0

Hangman's Bridge downstream lures with barbless hooks

to Nevada State Line. may be used.

 (39) Cassel Forebay (Hat Creek) See Hat Creek #1 7.50(b)(75).

(Shasta Co.)

 (39.3) Castle Creek (Shasta Co.) Last Saturday in Apr. 0

through Nov. 15. 

Only artificial lures with 

barbless hooks may be used. 

 (39.5) Ceder Creek and tributaries Closed to all fishing

upstream from Moon Lake access all year

road (Lassen Co.).


 (40) Chorro Creek (San Luis Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

Obispo Co.) from the point that but only on Sat., Sun., trout or

Chorro Creek enters Midway Marina Wed., legal holidays and hatchery

in Morro Bay upstream to the twin opening and closing days. steelhead**

bridges on South Bay Boulevard. Only barbless hooks 4 hatchery

may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (42) Clear Lake tributaries (Lake Last Saturday in Apr. 5

Co.). through Nov. 15

 (42.3) Codornices Creek Closed to all fishing all year 

(Alameda Co.). 

 (42.5) Cold Creek (Fresno Co.) June 1 through 5 per day

and tributaries (tributary to Thomas October 15. 10 in

Edison Lake). possession


 (43) Convict Creek (Mono Co.).

 (A) Convict Creek, including Closed to all fishing

side channels and meanders, all year.

in the U.C. study area as posted.

This area begins about 1/2 mile

above the Highway 395 bridge

and extends upstream about

1/2 mile.


 (B) Convict Creek Last Saturday in April 2

downstream of the U.C. through the Friday

study area. preceding Memorial Day

and Oct. 1 through Nov.

15. Minimum size limit:

18 inches total length.

Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks may

be used.

Saturday preceding 5 per day

Memorial Day 10 in

through Sept. 30. possession.


 (C) Convict Creek Last Saturday in April 5 per day

upstream of the U.C. through Nov. 15. 10 in

study area. possession.


 (43.5) Coon Creek and tributaries Fourth Saturday 2 hatchery

(Placer Co.) east of Highway 65. in May through trout or

Oct. 15. hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession



 (43.6) Coon Creek Closed to all fishing all

(San Luis Obispo Co.) year.

 (44) Corral Valley Creek and Closed to all fishing

tributaries (Alpine Co.). all year


 (45) Corralitos Creek (Santa Cruz Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

Co.) from mouth to Browns Valley but only on Sat., Sun., trout or

Road. Also see Section 8.00(a). Wed., legal holidays and hatchery

opening and closing steelhead**

days. Only barbless 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (46) Cosumnes River (Sacramento Jan. 1 through Oct. 15. 2 hatchery

Co.) from Highway 99 bridge Only barbless trout or

upstream to the Latrobe vehicle hooks may be used. hatchery

bridge. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (47) Cottoneva Creek (Mendocino Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b). May through Mar. 31. trout or


 Main stem below the Only artificial hatchery

confluence of South Fork lures with barbless steelhead**

Cottoneva Creek. hooks may be used 4 hatchery

from the fourth trout or

Saturday in May hatchery

through Oct. 31. steelhead**

Only barbless hooks in possession

may be used from

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (48) Cottonwood Creek (Inyo Co.).

 (A) Cottonwood Creek main stem July 1 through Nov. 15. 0

between mouth of Little Cotton-- Only artificial lures with

wood Creek and South Fork of barbless hooks may be used

Cottonwood Creek.

 (B) Cottonwood Creek (1) and July 1 through Nov. 15. 5

tributaries upstream from the Only artificial lures with 

confluence of South Fork, barbless hooks may be used

(2) Little Cottonwood Creek and 

tributaries,  (3) the South Fork of 

Cottonwood Creek and tributaries, and 

(4) the unnamed tributary flowing through 

Horseshoe Meadow.

 (49) Cottonwood Creek drainage 

lakes (Inyo Co.).

 (A) Cottonwood Lakes 1, 2, 3 and July 1 through Nov. 15. 0

4 and their tributaries (Inyo Co.). Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be used.

 (B) All remaining Cottonwood July 1 through Nov. 15. 5

Creek drainage lakes. Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be used

 (49.5) Cottonwood Creek and Saturday preceding Memorial 0

tributaries (Modoc Co.). Day through Nov. 15.

Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be used.


 (50) Cottonwood Creek, North Fork Closed to all fishing 

and tributaries (White Mountains, all year

Mono Co.).


 (50.5) Cow Creek and tributaries Closed to all fishing

upstream from Forest Service road all year

9S10 (Fresno Co.).


 (50.8) Coyote Creek (Santa Last Saturday in April 2 hatchery

Clara Co.) Also see Section 8.00(c). through November 15. trout or

Only artificial lures hatchery

and barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (51) Coyote Valley Creek and Closed to all fishing 

tributaries (Alpine Co.). all year

 (52) Crooked Creek (Mono Co.).

 (A) Crooked Creek Closed to all fishing all

below the City of Los year.

Angeles gauging station.

 (B) Crooked Creek Last Saturday in April 0

and tributaries above through Nov. 15. Only

the Los Angeles gauging artificial lures with

station. barbless hooks may be

used.


 (53) Crowley Lake (Mono Co.).

(See individual listings for

regulations on tributary waters

which include: Convict,

Crooked, Hilton, Hot, McGee,


and Whiskey creeks and the

upper Owens River).

 (A) Crowley Lake within 1,800 Closed to all fishing

feet of the outlet dam (this area is all year for safety purposes.

marked with a series of buoys).



Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (B) Crowley Lake, except for the Last Saturday in Apr. 5 per day

closed area near the outlet dam through July 31. 10 in

(see above). possession

Aug. 1 through Nov. 15. 2

Minimum size limit:18

inches total length. 

Only artificial lures with 

barbless hooks may

be used.


 (53.5) Davis Creek and Saturday preceding 0

tributaries (Modoc Co.). Memorial Day through

November 15. Only

artificial lures with

barbless hooks may

be used.


 (53.8) Davis Lake (Plumas Co.) All Year 5 per day,

10 in possession

 (54) Davis Lake tributaries (Plumas Saturday preceding 5 per day

Co.). Memorial Day through 10 in

Nov. 15. possession

 (54.5) Deadman Creek (Mono

Co.).

 (A) Deadman Creek Last Saturday in April 2

downstream from Hwy. 395. through Nov. 15.

See Owens River 7.50(b)(134). Maximum size limit: 16

inches total length. Only

artificial lures with barbless

hooks may be used.

Nov. 16 through the Friday 0

preceding the last Saturday

in Apr. Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks may be

used.

 (B) Deadman Creek Last Saturday in April 5 per day

upstream from Hwy. 395. through Nov. 15. 10 in

possession.

 (55) Deep Creek (San Bernardino All year. Only artificial 2

Co.) from headwaters at Little Green lures with barbless hooks

Valley to confluence of Willow may be used

Creek

 (56) Deer Creek (Tehama Co.).


 (A) From 250 feet Last Saturday in April 2 hatchery

below Upper Deer through Nov. 15. Only trout or

Creek Falls and fishway (located artificial lures with hatchery

1.5 miles upstream from Potato Patch barbless hooks may steelhead**

Campground) downstream 31 miles be used. 4 hatchery

to U.S. Geological Survey trout or

gauging station cable hatchery

crossing at mouth of Deer steelhead**

Creek Canyon (see Section in possession

2.35 for closure at Upper

Deer Creek Falls).


 (B) From U.S. Geological June 16 through 2 hatchery

Survey gauging station Sept. 30. trout or

cable crossing at mouth of hatchery

Deer Creek Canyon downstream steelhead**

to mouth of Deer Creek. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (57) Deer Creek (Yuba and Nevada Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

Cos.) from mouth to Smartville-- May through Oct. 15. trout or

Englebright Dam road crossing. Only artificial lures hatchery

with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (58) Diaz Lake (Inyo Co.). First Saturday in Mar. 5 per day

through Nov. 15. 10 in 

possession

Nov. 16 through the Friday 5 

preceding the first Saturday 

in Mar. 

 (59) [Reserved]


 (59.5) Dry Creek and tributaries Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

(Placer Co.) east of the Atkinson through Oct. 15. trout or

Street Bridge in Roseville. hatchery



Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (60) Dry Creek (Yuba and Nevada Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

Co.) from mouth to Sid Smith Dam May through Oct. 15. trout or

about one mile above junction of hatchery

Scott Forbes and Peoria roads. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (61) Eagle Lake and tributaries 

(Lassen Co.).

 (A) Eagle Lake. Saturday preceding 2 per day

Memorial Day through 4 in

Dec. 31. possession.

 (B) Eagle Lake inside the break-- Closed to all fishing

water at the Gallatin Marina and all year

Pine Creek Slough and Pine

Creek below State Highway 44.

 (C) Eagle Lake tributaries, Saturday preceding 5 per day

including Pine Creek above Memorial Day through 10 in

State Hwy. 44. Nov. 15. possession


 (61.5) Earl Lake/Talawa All year. Only barbless 2 cutthroat

(Del Norte Co.). hooks may be used. trout.

Cutthroat trout 2 hatchery

minimum size trout or

limit: 10 inches. hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (62) Eastman Lake (Madera and Also see Section 5.00

Mariposa cos.). (Black Bass).

 (A) From the United States Aug. 1 through Nov. 30. 5

Corps of Engineers' buoy line

1000 feet south of the Raymond

Bridge (Ben Hur Road)

downstream to the United States

Corps of Engineers' buoy line

near the Codorniz boat ramp.

 (B) From the United States All year. 5

Corps of Engineers' buoy line

near the Codorniz boat ramp

downstream to the dam.


 (62.5) Edson Creek and all See McCloud 

tributaries (Siskiyou Co.). River 7.50(b)(115).


 (63) Eel River

(Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino

and Trinity cos.). Also see 

Section 8.00(a). 

ALL WATERS OF THE EEL RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THOSE LISTED BELOW ARE CLOSED TO ALL FISHING.

 (A) Main stem.


 1. From mouth to Fulmor Road, All year. 2 hatchery

at its paved junction with the south Only artificial lures trout or

bank of the Eel River. with barbless hooks hatchery

may be used from steelhead**

April 1 through the 4 hatchery

Friday preceding trout or

the fourth Saturday hatchery

in May. steelhead**

Only barbless hooks in possession

may be used from

fourth Saturday in

May through Mar. 31.


 2. From Fulmor Road, at its All year. 2 hatchery

paved junction with the south Only artificial lures trout or

bank of the Eel River, to with barbless hooks hatchery

South Fork Eel River. may be used from steelhead**

Apr. 1 through 4 hatchery

Sept. 30. trout or

Only barbless hooks hatchery

may be used from steelhead**

Oct. 1 through Mar. 31. in possession


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 3. From South Fork Jan. 1 through 2 hatchery

Eel River to Cape Horn Dam. Mar. 31 and Fourth trout or

(See also Pillsbury Lake Saturday in May hatchery

tributaries (7.50(b)(138). through Sept. 30. steelhead**

Only artificial 4 hatchery

lures with barbless trout or

hooks may be used. hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

Apr. 1 through the Closed to

Fourth Friday in May all fishing.

and Oct. 1 through

Dec. 31.

 (B) Van Duzen River.


 1. Main stem and tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 5

above Eaton Falls, located about through Nov. 15.

1/2 mile upstream of the mouth

of the South Fork (Little

Van Duzen) and 2 1/2 miles

west of Dinsmore.

 2. Main stem from its junction Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

with the Eel River to the end of May through Mar. 31. trout or

Golden Gate Drive near Only artificial lures hatchery

Bridgeville (approximately with barbless hooks steelhead**

4,000 feet upstream from the may be used from 4 hatchery

Little Golden Gate Bridge). the fourth Saturday trout or

in May through hatchery

Sept. 30. steelhead**

Only barbless hooks in possession

may be used from

Oct. 1 through Mar. 31.

Apr. 1 to Fourth Closed to

Friday in May. all fishing


 (C) South Fork Eel River from Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

mouth to Rattlesnake Creek. May through Mar. 31. trout or

Only artificial lures hatchery

with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from 4 hatchery

the fourth Saturday trout or

in May through hatchery

Sept. 30. steelhead**

Only barbless hooks in possession

may be used from

Oct. 1 through Mar. 31.

Apr. 1 to Fourth Closed to

Friday in May. all fishing

 (D) Middle Fork Eel River. 

 1. Middle Fork main stem Jan. 1 through May 31 2 hatchery

from mouth to Bar Creek. and July 16 through trout or

Sept. 30. At all hatchery

times, only artificial steelhead**

lures with barbless 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

Jun. 1 through July 15 Closed to

and Oct. through Dec. 31. all fishing


 2. Middle Fork tributaries above Last Saturday in Apr. 5

Indian Dick/Eel River Ranger through Nov.15.  Maximum

Station Road size limit:14 inches total length.


 3. Middle Fork and tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 2

above mouth of Uhl Creek. through Nov. 15. Maximum

size limit:14 inches total length.

Only artificial lures with barbless

hooks may be used.

 4. Balm of Gilead Creek and Last Saturday in Apr. 2

tributaries above falls 1 1/4 miles through Nov. 15. Maximum

from mouth. size limit: 14 inches total length.

Only artificial lures with barbless

hooks may be used. 

 5. North Fork of Middle Fork and Last Saturday in Apr. through 2

tributaries above mouth of Willow Nov. 15. Maximum size limit:

Creek. 14 inches total length. Only

artificial lures with barbless

hooks may be used.

 (64) El Estero Lake (Monterey Co.) Closed to all fishing

portions of the lake all year

south of the Pearl Street bridge 

known as Camino Aquajito Arm 

and Camino El Estero finger. 


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (65) Elk Creek (Mendocino Co.). Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

Also see Section 8.00(b). May through Mar. 31. trout or


 Main stem below the Only artificial lures hatchery

confluence of South Fork Elk with barbless hooks steelhead**

Creek. may be used from 4 hatchery

the fourth Saturday in trout or

May through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (66) Elk River (Humboldt Co.) Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

downstream from Highway 101 May through Mar. 31. trout or

bridge, excluding tributaries. Only artificial lures hatchery

with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from 4 hatchery

the fourth Saturday in steelhead**

May through Oct. 31. in possession

Only barbless hooks

may be used from

Oct. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (67) Fall River (Shasta Co.).

 (A) Fall River from its origin at Last Saturday in Apr. 2

Thousand Springs downstream through Nov. 15. Maximum

to the mouth of the Tule River and size limit:14 inches total length.

including Spring Creek and Only artificial lures with barbless

excluding all other tributaries. hooks may be used.


 (68) Feather River below 

Fish Barrier Dam (Butte, Sutter 

and Yuba cos.).

 (A) From Fish Barrier Dam to  Closed to all fishing

Table Mountain bicycle bridge in all year

Oroville.

 (B) From Table Mountain bicycle Jan. 1 through July 15. 2 hatchery

bridge to Highway 70 bridge. Only barbless hooks trout or

may be used. hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (C) From Highway 70 bridge to All year. 2 hatchery

the unimproved boat ramp above trout or

the Thermalito Afterbay Outfall. hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout orhatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (D) From the unimproved boat Jan. 1 through 2 hatchery

ramp above the Thermalito Afterbay July 15 trout or

Outfall to 200 yards above the hatchery

Live Oak boat ramp. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout orhatchery 

steelhead**

in possession

July 16 through 2 hatchery

Oct. 15. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

2 Chinook salmon

Oct. 16 through 2 hatchery

Dec. 31. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

(E) From 200 yards above Live Jan. 1 through 2 hatchery

Oak boat ramp to the mouth. July 15. trout or

For purposes of this regulation, the hatchery

lower boundary is defined as a steelhead**

straight line drawn from the peninsula 4 hatchery

point on the west bank to the trout or

Verona Marine boat ramp. hatchery

steelhead**


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


in possession

July 16 through 2 hatchery

Dec. 16. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

2 Chinook

Salmon.

Dec. 17 to 2 hatchery

Dec. 31. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


  (68.1) Feather River, Middle First Saturday in April 5 per day

Fork (Plumas Co.), from the through Nov. 15. 10 in possession

Union Pacific Railroad Bridge

(1/4 mile upstream of County

A-23 bridge) to the Mohawk 

Bridge.


 (68.2) Feather River North Fork Last Saturday in Apr. 0

from Belden Bridge downstream through Nov. 15. Only 

to Cresta Powerhouse (excluding artificial lures with barbless 

reservoirs) (Butte and Plumas Co.). hooks may be used. 

 (68.3) Fish Slough (Mono Co.).

 (A) The portions of Fish Slough Closed to all fishing all year.

which lie within the Owens Valley

Native Fishes Sanctuary and BLM 

Spring.


 (B) All other portions of Fish Last Saturday in Apr. 5

Slough. Also, see Section 5.00(b)(16) through Nov. 15.

for black bass regulations. Nov. 16 through the Friday 0

preceding the last Saturday in Apr.


 (69) Freshwater Creek (Humboldt Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

Co.) downstream from bridge at May through Mar. 31. trout

“3 Corners” on the Old Arcata Only artificial lures hatchery

Road, excluding tributaries. with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from 4 hatchery

the fourth Saturday trout or

in May through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (69.5) Freshwater All year. 5 per day

Lagoon (Humboldt Co.). 10 in possession.


 (70) Garcia River (Mendocino Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b). May through Mar. 31. trout or

 Main stem below the Eureka Only artificial lures hatchery

Hill Road bridge. with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from 4 hatchery

the fourth Saturday trout or

in May through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (71) Golden Trout Wilderness Area Last Saturday in Apr. 5

(Tulare Co.), excluding the main through Nov. 15. 

stem Kern River (see subsection Only artificial lures

7.50(b)(86), and the Tule River with barbless hooks may

drainage (See subsection be used.

7.50(b)(197)).

 (71.5) Grass Valley Creek All year. Only 2 trout.

Reservoir (Trinity Co.) artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be used.


 (72) Greenwood Creek (Mendocino 

Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b).

 Main stem below the log Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

bridge about 1 1/2 miles east of May through Mar. 31. trout or

Highway 1. Only artificial lures hatchery

with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from 4 hatchery

the fourth Saturday trout or

in May through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (72.5) Guadalupe River below Last Saturday in April 2 hatchery

Guadalupe Reservoir (Santa Clara through November 15. trout or

Co.) including Los Gatos Ck. Only artificial lures and hatchery

Below Vasona Lake, and Alamitos barbless hooks may steelhead**

Ck. and Arroyo Calero below be used. 4 hatchery

Calero Reservoir.   trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (73) Gualala River (Mendocino Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

and Sonoma cos.). Also see Section May through Mar. 31. trout or

8.00(b). Only artificial lures hatchery

 Main stem below the with barbless hooks steelhead**

confluence of Wheatfield and may be used from 4 hatchery

South Forks. the fourth Saturday trout or

in May through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.

Fishing from a flotation

device is prohibited

from Nov. 15 through

Feb. 28 from the

confluence of the North

Fork to the Highway 1

bridge.

 (74) Hat Creek (Shasta Co.) from Last Saturday in Apr. 2

Lake Britton upstream to Baum through Nov.15. Minimum

Lake, exclusive of the concrete size limit:18 inches total

Hat No. 2 intake canal between length. Only artificial lures

Baum Lake and the Hat No. 2 with barbless hooks may be 

Powerhouse. used. Aquatic invertebrates of 

the orders Plecoptera (stoneflies), 

Ephemeroptera (mayflies) and 

Trichoptera (caddisflies) may

  not be taken or possessed


 (75) Hat Creek No.1 and Cassel Last Saturday in Apr. 5 per day

Forebays (Shasta Co.). Those through Nov. 15 10 in

portions of Hat Creek known as possession

No. 1 Forebay and Cassel Forebay.


 (76) Heenan Lake and tributaries 

(Alpine Co.).


 (A) Heenan Lake. Only on Fridays, 0

Saturdays, and Sundays

from the Friday before Labor Day 

through the last Sunday

in October. Fishing

hours: Only from sunrise


to sunset. Only artificial

lures with barbless hooks


may be used.

 (B) Heenan Lake Closed to all fishing

tributaries. all year.


 (77) Hennessey Lake tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 5

(Napa Co.). through Nov. 15

 (77.3) Hilton Creek (Mono Co.).


 (A) Hilton Creek Last Saturday in April 2

downstream from Crowley through the Friday

Lake Drive. preceding Memorial Day

and Oct. 1 through Nov. 15.

Minimum size limit:

18 inches total length. Only

artificial lures with barbless

hooks may be used.

Saturday preceding 5 per day

Memorial. Day through 10 in

Sept. 30. possession.


 (B) Hilton Creek upstream Last Saturday in April 5 per day

from Crowley Lake Drive. through Nov. 15. 10 in

possession.

 (77.5) Hobart Creek (Tuolumne July 1 through Nov. 15. 5 per day,

Co.), tributary to Spicer Meadows 10 in

Reservoir. possession

 (78) Hot Creek (Mono Co.). All year. Only artificial 0

Hot Creek from the State flies with barbless

hatchery property line to the hooks may be used.

confluence with the Owens River.

 (79) Illinois River and tributaries Closed to fishing

(Del Norte Co.). all year.



Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (80) Independence Lake and NOTE: ALL LAHONTAN 

tributaries (Nevada and Sierra Cos.). CUTTHROAT TROUT 

TAKEN SHALL BE 

IMMEDIATELY RETURNED 

TO THE WATER


 (A) Independence Lake tributaries Closed to all fishing

and Independence Lake within all year

300 feet of the mouths of all 

tributaries.

 (B) Independence Lake except All year 5 per day

Independence Lake within 300 Only artificial lures with 10 in

feet of the mouths of all tributaries. barbless hooks may be possession

used


 (81) Indian Tom Lake (Siskiyou 

Co.). All year 2

 (82) Inyo County, Southwestern First Sat. in March

Portion, in all waters bounded by through Nov. 15. 5 per day

the Inyo County line on the south 10 in 

and west, Independence Creek on possession

the north, and Highway 395 on the 

east (also see Cottonwood Creek 

Restrictions.)

 (83) Islay Creek (San Luis Obispo Closed to all fishing

Co.). all year

 (84) Junction Lake and tributaries Closed to all fishing

(Mono Co.) including the lake's all year

outlet stream to Highway 108.

 (84.5) Kaweah River and All year. 5 per day

tributaries (Tulare Co.). 10 in possession

 (85) Kent Lake tributaries (Marin Last Saturday in Apr. 5

Co.). through Nov. 15

 (86) Kern River (Kern and Tulare 

Cos.).

 (A) From Lake Isabella  to the All year. 5 per day

Johnsondale bridge. 10 in

possession


 (B) From Johnsondale bridge Last Saturday in Apr. 2

upstream to the point where through Nov. 15. Minimum

U.S. Forest Service Trail 33E30 size limit:14 inches total

heads east to joint the Rincon Trail. length. Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks may

be used.



Nov. 16 through the Friday 0

preceding the last Saturday

in Apr.  Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks may be

used.


 (C) From the point where U.S. Last Saturday in Apr. 2

Forest Service Trail 33E30 heads through Nov. 15.

east to join the Rincon Trail Maximum size limit:

upstream to the mouth of 10 inches total length

Tyndall Creek. for rainbow trout only.

Only artificial lures 

with barbless hooks

may be used.

 (87) Kings River (Fresno Co.). 


 (A) Kings River, All year. 2

South Fork from its

confluence with Copper Creek

downstream to the Highway

180 crossing at Boyden Cave.


 (B) Kings River All year. Only artificial 0

South Fork, from the lures with barbless

Highway 180 crossing at hooks may be used.

Boyden Cave downstream to

the main stem; Middle Fork, from the 

western boundary of Kings Canyon 

National Park downstream to the main 

stem; and main stem, from the 

confluence of the South and Middle 

forks downstream to Garnet Dike

Campground.

 (C) Kings River, from Garnet All year. 2

Dike Campground downstream

to Pine Flat Lake.

 (D) Kings River from Pine Flat Last Saturday in Apr. 5

Dam downstream to U. S. Army through Nov. 15.

Corps of Engineers Bridge on 

Pine Flat Road.  



Daily Bag

and 

Open Season and Possession

Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (E) Kings River Thorburn Closed to all fishing all year.

Spawning Channel, the 2,200 

foot long channel located 5 miles 

downstream from Pine Flat Dam, 

and the reach of river within a 

200-foot radius of the channel exit. 


 (F) Kings River, from All year. 0

Cobbles (Alta) Weir downstream Only artificial lures

to the Highway 180 with barbless hooks

crossing. may be used.


 (88) Reserved.


 (89) Kirman (Carmen) Lake

(Mono Co.). Last Saturday in Apr. 2

through Nov. 15. Minimum

size limit: 16 inches total 

length. Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks may 

be use

 (90) Kirman (Carmen) Lake Closed to all fishing

tributaries (Mono Co.). all year

 (91) Klamath River  Regulations

(See Section 1.74 for salmon punch

card requirements.

 (A) Klamath River main stem and Last Saturday in Apr. 5 per day

all tributaries above Iron Gate through Nov. 15 10 in

Dam, except Shovel Creek and possession

tributaries. The Klamath River 

main stem within 250 feet of the 

mouth of Shovel Creek is closed 

to all fishing November 16 

through June 15.


 (B) Shovel Creek and tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 5

above mouth of Panther Creek. through Nov. 15.

 (C) Shovel Creek and tributaries Closed to all fishing 

up to and including Panther Creek. all year


 (91.1) Anadromous Waters of the Klamath River Downstream of Iron Gate Dam (Lower Klamath River Basin). The regulations in this subsection apply only to waters of the Klamath River system which are accessible to anadromous salmonids. They do not apply to waters of the Klamath River which are inaccessible to anadromous salmon and trout, for example, portions of the Klamath River system upstream of Iron Gate Dam, portions of the Trinity River system upstream of Lewiston Dam, and the Shasta River and tributaries upstream of Dwinnel Dam. Fishing in these waters is governed by the General Regulations for non-anadromous waters of the North Coast District (see Section 7.00(a)(4)).


 (A) Hook and Weight Restrictions.


1. Only barbless hooks may be used. (For definitions regarding legal hook types, hook gaps and rigging see Chapter 2, Article 1, Section 2.10.)


2. During closures to the take of adult salmon, anglers shall not remove any adult Chinook salmon from the water by any means, such as by dragging the fish on shore or using a net.


(B) General Area Closures.


1. No fishing is allowed within 750 feet of any Department of Fish and Game fish-counting weir.


2. No fishing is allowed from the Ishi Pishi Falls road bridge upstream to and including Ishi Pishi Falls from August 15 through December 31. Exception:


members of the Karuk Indian Tribe listed on the current Karuk Tribal Roll may fish at Ishi Pishi Falls using hand-held dip nets.


3. No fishing is allowed from September 15 through December 31 in the Klamath River within 500 feet of the mouths of the Salmon, the Shasta and the Scott rivers.


(C) Klamath River Basin Possession Limits.


1. Trout Possession Limits.


a. The brown trout possession limit is 10 brown trout.


b. The hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead possession limits are as follows:


(i) Klamath River -- 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.


(ii) Trinity River -- 4 hatchery trout or hatchery steelhead.


2. Chinook Salmon Possession Limits.


a. Klamath River downstream of the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchpec from January 1 to August 14 and the Trinity River downstream of the Old Lewiston Bridge to the confluence of the South Fork Trinity River from January 1 to August 31.


(i) 2 Chinook salmon.


b. Klamath River from August 15 to December 31 and Trinity River from September 1 to December 31.


(i) 8 Chinook salmon. No more than 8 Chinook salmon over 22 inches total length may be retained when the take of salmon over 22 inches total length is allowed.


(D) Klamath River Basin Chinook Salmon Quotas.


The Klamath River fall Chinook salmon take is regulated using quotas. Accounting of the tribal and non-tribal harvest is closely monitored from August 15 through December 31 each year. These quota areas are noted in subsection (b)(91.1)(E) with “Fall Run Quota” in the Open Season and Special Regulations column.


1. Quota for Entire Basin.


The 2012 Klamath River Basin quota is 67,600 Klamath River fall Chinook salmon over 22 inches total length. The department shall inform the commission, and the public via the news media, prior to any implementation of restrictions triggered by the quotas. (NOTE: A department status report on progress toward the quotas for the various river sections is updated weekly, and available at 1-800-564-6479.)


2. Sub Quota Percentages.


a. The sub quota for the Klamath River upstream of the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchpec and the Trinity River is 50% of the total Klamath River Basin quota.


(i) The sub quota for the Klamath River from 3,500 feet downstream of the Iron Gate Dam to the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchpec is 17% of the total Klamath River Basin quota.


(ii) The sub quota for the Trinity River main stem downstream of the Old Lewiston Bridge to the Highway 299 West bridge at Cedar Flat is 16.5% of the total Klamath River Basin quota


(iii) The sub quota for the Trinity River main stem downstream of the Denny Road bridge at Hawkins Bar to the confluence with the Klamath River is 16.5% of the total Klamath River Basin quota


b. The sub quota for the Lower Klamath River downstream of the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchpec is 50% of the total Klamath River Basin quota.


(i) The sub quota for the Spit Area (within 100 yards of the channel through the sand spit formed at the Klamath River mouth) is 15% of the Lower Klamath River sub quota taken downstream of the Highway 101 bridge. (Note: This provision only applies if the department projects that the total Klamath River Basin quota will be met.)


(E) Klamath River Basin Open Seasons and Bag Limits.

All anadromous waters of the Klamath River Basin are closed to all fishing for all year except those areas listed in the following table. Bag limits are for trout and Chinook salmon in combination unless otherwise specified.



Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


1. Bogus Creek and tributaries. Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

through August 31. trout or

Only artificial hatchery

lures with barbless steelhead**

hooks may be used.

2. Klamath River main stem from

3,500 feet downstream of Iron Gate 

Dam to mouth.


a. Klamath River from 3,500 feet January 1 to August 0 Chinook

downstream of the Iron Gate Dam 14. salmon

to the Highway 96 bridge at 2 hatchery

Weitchpec. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**


Fall Run Quota 4 Chinook

11,492 Chinook Salmon salmon --

August 15 to December up to 4 fish

31, 2012. over 22 

inches total

length until

sub quota is

met, then

0 fish over


22 inches 

total length.

2 hatchery 


trout or

hatchery

steelhead**


Fall Run Quota Exception: Chinook 

salmon over 22 inches total length may

be retained from 3,500 feet downstream

of Iron Gate Dam to the Interstate 5

bridge when the department determines

that the adult fall-run Chinook salmon

spawning escapement at Iron Gate 

Hatchery exceeds 8,000 fish. Daily bag

  and possession limits specified for 

fall-run Chinook salmon apply during this

  exception.

b. Klamath River downstream January 1 to August 2 Chinook

of the Highway 96 bridge at 14. salmon

Weitchpec. 2 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**


Fall Run Quota 4 Chinook

33,800 Chinook Salmon salmon --


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


August 15 to December up to 4 fish

31, 2012. over 22 

inches total

length until

sub quota is

met, then

0 fish over

22 inches

total length.

2 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**



Fall Run Quota Exception: Spit Area 

(within 100 yards of the channel through

the sand spit formed at the Klamath

River mouth). This area will be closed

to all fishing after 15% of the Lower 

Klamath River sub quota has been met.


3. Salmon River main stem, main November 1 through 2 hatchery

stem of North Fork downstream of February 28. trout or

Sawyer's Bar bridge, and main hatchery

stem of South Fork downstream of steelhead**

the confluence of the East Fork

of the South Fork.


4. Scott River main stem down- Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

stream of the Fort Jones-Greenview through February 28. trout or

bridge to the confluence with the hatchery

Klamath River. steelhead**


5. Shasta River main stem Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

downstream of the Interstate 5 through August 31 and trout or

bridge north of Yreka to the November 16 through hatchery

confluence with the Klamath River. February 28. steelhead**

6. Trinity River and tributaries.

a. Trinity River main stem April 1 through 2 hatchery

from 250 feet downstream of September trout or

Lewiston Dam to the Old  15. Only artificial flies hatchery

Lewiston Bridge. with barbless hooks may steelhead**

be used.


b. Trinity River main stem January 1 to August 31. 2 Chinook 

downstream of the Old Lewiston  salmon

Bridge to the Highway 299 5 brown trout

West bridge at Cedar Flat. 2 hatchery 

trout or

hatchery

  steelhead**


Fall Run Quota 4 Chinook

11,154 Chinook Salmon salmon -- 

September 1 through up to 4 fish

December 31, 2012. over 22 


inches total

length until

sub quota is

met, then

0 fish over

22 inches

total length.

5 brown trout


2 hatchery

  trout or


hatchery

steelhead**

Fall Run Quota Exception: Chinook 

salmon over 22 inches total length may be


  retained downstream of the Old Lewiston

Bridge to the mouth of Indian Creek when

  the department determines that the adult

  fall-run Chinook salmon spawning 

escapement at Trinity River Hatchery 

exceeds 4,800 fish. Daily bag and 

possession limits specified for fall-run

  Chinook salmon apply during this 

exception.


c. Trinity River main stem

downstream of the Highway 299 January 1 through 2 Chinook 

West bridge at Cedar Flat August 31. salmon

to the Denny Road bridge at 5 brown trout

Hawkins Bar. 2 hatchery 

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

September 1 through Closed to

December 31. all fishing.


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


d. New River main stem September 15 through 2 hatchery

downstream of the confluence November 15. Only trout or

of the East Fork to the confluence artificial lures with hatchery

with the Trinity River. barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used.


e. Trinity River main stem January 1 to August 2 Chinook 

downstream of the Denny Road 31. salmon

bridge at Hawkins Bar to 5 brown trout

mouth of the South Fork Trinity 2 hatchery 

River. trout or 

hatchery

steelhead**

Fall Run Quota 4 Chinook

11,154 Chinook Salmon salmon -- 

September 1 through up to 4 fish

December 31, 2012. over 22 

This is the cumulative inches total

quota for subsections length until

6.e. and 6.f. of this sub quota is

table. met, then

0 fish over

22 inches

total length.

5 brown trout

2 hatchery

  trout or

hatchery

steelhead**


f. Trinity River main stem January 1 to August 0 Chinook

downstream of the mouth of the 31. salmon

South Fork Trinity River 5 brown trout

to the confluence with the Klamath 2 hatchery

River. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**


Fall Run Quota 4 Chinook

11,154 Chinook Salmon salmon -- 

September 1 through up to 4 fish

December 31, 2012. over 22 

This is the cumulative inches total

quota for subsections length until

6.e. and 6.f. of this sub quota is

table. met, then


0 fish over

22 inches

total length.

5 brown trout

2 hatchery

  trout or

hatchery

steelhead**



g. Hayfork Creek main stem November 1 through 2 hatchery

downstream of the Highway 3  March 31. Only trout or

bridge in Hayfork to the confluence artificial lures with hatchery

with the South Fork Trinity River. barbless hooks may steelhead**

be used.


h. South Fork Trinity River November 1 through 2 hatchery

downstream of the confluence with March 31. Only artificial trout or

the East Fork of the South Fork lures with barbless hatchery


Trinity River to the South Fork hooks may be used. steelhead**

Trinity River bridge at Hyampom.


i. South Fork Trinity River November 1 through 0 Chinook

downstream of the South Fork March 31. salmon

Trinity River bridge at Hyampom 2 hatchery

to the confluence with the Trinity trout or

River . hatchery 

steelhead**


 (92) Klopp Lake (Humboldt All year. Only artificial 2

Co.). lures with barbless hooks

may be used


 (93) Laguna de Santa Rosa Last Saturday in Apr. Open to

(Sonoma Co. tributary to Russian through Nov. 15. fishing for

River) upstream from Guerneville non-

Road bridge. salmonids

only.

Closed to the

take of trout,

and steelhead.


 (95) Lagunitas Creek and Closed to all fishing

tributaries (Marin Co). all  year

 (96) Lagunitas Lake (Marin Co.). All year. 2

Maximum size limit: 14

inches total length.


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


Only artificial lures with 

barbless hooks may be 

used

 (96.5) Lane Lake (Mono Co.). Last Saturday in Apr. 2

through Nov. 15.


 (97) Las Gazas Creek and Fourth Saturday in May 0

tributaries above Robinson through Oct. 31.

Canyon Road (Monterey Co.). Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be

used.


 (98) Lassen Creek and tributaries Saturday preceding Memorial 0

(Modoc Co.) Day through Nov. 15.

Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be used.

 (98.5) Laurel Lakes and Last Saturday in Apr. 2

tributaries (Mono Co.) through Nov. 15.

Minimum size limit: 14

inches total length. Only

artificial lures with barbless

hooks may be used


 (98.6) Lee Vining Creek Last Saturday in Apr. 2

from the Lee Vining conduit through Nov. 15. 

downstream to Mono Lake

(Mono Co.)


 (99) Limekiln Creek and Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

tributaries above Highway 1 but only on Sat., Sun., trout or

(Monterey Co.). Wed., legal holidays and hatchery

opening and closing steelhead**

days. Only barbless 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (100) Little Butano Creek above Last Saturday in Apr. 5 trout

the diversion dam at Butano through Nov. 15

State Park (San Mateo Co.).

 (101) Little Cottonwood Creek See Cottonwood Creek

and tributaries (Inyo Co.). 7.50(b)(48).


 (102) Little River (Humboldt Co.) Fourth Saturday in May 2 cutthroat

downstream from the County through Mar. 31. trout

Road bridge at Crannell, Cutthroat trout 2 hatchery

excluding tributaries. minimum size trout or

limit: 10 inches hatchery

total length. steelhead**

Only artificial lures 4 hatchery

with barbless hooks trout or

may be used from the hatchery

fourth Saturday in steelhead**

May through Oct. 31. in possession

Only barbless hooks

may be used from

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (103) Little Sur River and Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

tributaries above Coast Road through Oct. 31. trout or

(Monterey Co.). Only artificial lures with hatchery

barbless hooks may be steelhead**

used. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (103.5) Little Truckee River Last Saturday in Apr. 2

(Sierra and Nevada cos.) from through Nov. 15. Maximum

Stampede Reservoir Dam size limit: 14 inches total


Downstream to Boca Reservoir. length. Only artificial

lures with barbless hooks


may be used.

Nov. 16 through the Friday 0

preceding the last Saturday in 

Apr. Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be used.


 (104) Llagas Creek (Santa Clara 

Co.). Also see Section 8.00(c).

 (A) From mouth to Monterey Dec. 1 through 2 hatchery

Highway Bridge. Mar. 7, but only on trout or

Sat., Sun., Wed., hatchery

legal holidays and steelhead**

opening and closing 4 hatchery

days. Only barbless trout or

hooks may be used. hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (B) From Monterey Highway Closed to all fishing

Bridge to Chesbro Dam. all year


 (104.3) Los Angeles First Saturday in Mar. 5 per day

Aqueduct from Owens through Nov. 15. 10 in

River to Alabama Gates possession

(Inyo County).

Nov. 16 through the Friday 5

preceding the first Saturday 

in Mar. 


 (104.5) Los Osos Creek Closed to all fishing

(San Luis Obispo Co.). all year.


 (105) Los Padres Reservoir Last Saturday in Apr. 5 trout,

(Monterey Co.). through Nov. 15. no more

No rainbow trout less than than 2 of

10 inches or greater than which may

16 inches total length be rainbow

may be kept. Only trout.

artificial lures with

barbless hooks may

be used.


 (106) Macklin Creek (Nevada Closed to all fishing

Co.), arising near Milton--Bowman all year

Tunnel alignment, flowing north--

westerly and having its junction 

with the Middle Fork Yuba River 

about 21/4 miles downstream 

from Milton Reservoir.


 (107) Mad River and tributaries 

(Humboldt Co.).

 (A) Mad River from the mouth Jan. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery

to 200 yards upstream. Only artificial lures with trout or

barbless hooks may be hatchery

used. steelhead.**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (B) Mad River main stem, Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

from 200 yards above its mouth through Mar. 31. Only trout or

upstream to the confluence with artificial lures with hatchery

Cowan Creek, excluding barbless hooks may steelhead**

tributaries. Also see Section 8.00(a). be used from the 4 hatchery

fourth Saturday trout or

in May through hatchery

Oct. 31. Only steelhead**

barbless hooks in possession

may be used

from Nov. 1

through Mar. 31.

 (C) Mad River main stem, from Closed to all fishing

the confluence with Cowan all year.

Creek to the confluence with

Deer Creek, excluding tributaries.

 (D) Mad River main stem Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

from the confluence with Deer through Oct. 31. trout or

Creek to Ruth Dam. Only artificial lures hatchery

with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (E) Mad River and tributaries Last Saturday in May 5 per day

above Ruth Dam. through Nov. 15. 10 in 

possession


 (109) Mammoth Pool (Fresno June 16 through 5 per day

and Madera cos.). Apr. 30. 10 in possession


 (110) Mammoth Pool tributaries June 16 through Nov. 15 5 per day

(Fresno and Madera Cos.) from 10 in


their mouths to a point 300 feet possession

upstream.


 (111) Martis Creek from the Martis Last Saturday in Apr. 2

Lake dam downstream to the through Nov. 15. Minimum

confluence with the Truckee River size limit: 14 inches total length.

(Nevada Co.) Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be used.


 (112) Martis Lake and tributaries 

(Nevada and Placer Cos.)

 (A) Martis Lake. Last Saturday in Apr. 0

through Nov. 15. Only 

artificial lures with barbless 

hooks may be used

 (B) Martis Lake tributaries. Closed to all fishing all year


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (113) Mattole River (Humboldt 

Co.). Also see Section 8.00(a).

 (A) Mattole River main stem from Closed to all fishing all year.

the mouth to 200 yards upstream.

 (B) Mattole River main stem from Jan. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery

200 yards upstream of mouth to Only artificial lures trout or

confluence with Stansberry Creek. with barbless hooks may hatchery

be used. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (C) Mattole River main  stem Jan. 1 through Mar. 31 2 hatchery

from confluence with Stansberry and Fourth Saturday in trout or

Creek to confluence with May through Aug. 31. hatchery

Honeydew Creek. Only artificial steelhead**

lures with barbless 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (115) McCloud River and 

tributaries (Shasta and Siskiyou 

cos.).

 (A) Moosehead Creek and all Closed to all fishing all year.

tributaries.


 (B) McKay Creek and Closed to all fishing all year.

all tributaries including

Sheepheaven Spring.

 (C) Edson Creek and all Closed to all fishing all year.

tributaries. Last Saturday in Apr. 0

 (D) Swamp Creek and all through Nov. 15. Only

tributaries. artificial lures with

barbless hooks may

be used.

 (E) McCloud River from McCloud Last Saturday in Apr. through 2

Dam downstream to confluence of Nov. 15. Only artificial lures 

Ladybug Creek. with barbless hooks may be used.


 (F) McCloud River from Last Saturday in Apr. through 0

 confluence of Ladybug Creek Nov. 15. Only artificial lures

downstream to lower boundary with barbless hooks may be

of the U.S. Forest Service used.

loop (southern boundary of 

section 36, T38N, R3W).


 (G) McCloud River from the lower Closed to all fishing all year.

boundary of the U.S. Forest Service

loop (southern boundary of

section 36, T38N, R3W) downstream

to the upper boundary of the McCloud

River Club (southern boundary of section 

14, T37N, R3W).


 (115.2) McDonald Creek Closed to fishing

(Humboldt Co.). all year.


 (115.3) McGee Creek (Mono

Co.). 


 (A) McGee Creek downstream Last Saturday in April 2

from Highway 395. through Friday preceding

Memorial Day and Oct. 1

through Nov. 15. Minimum size

limit: 18 inches total length.

Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be used.

Saturday preceding Memorial 5 per

Day through Sept. 30. day

10 in

possession.

 (B) McGee Creek upstream Last Saturday in April 5 per day

from Highway 395. through Nov. 15. 10 in

possession


 (115.4)  McKay Creek and all See McCloud River

tributaries (Siskiyou Co.) 7.50(b)(115).


 (115.6) McLeod Lake (Mono Co.). Last Saturday in Apr. through 0

Nov. 15. Only artificial lures 

with barbless hooks may be 

used.


 (115.8) Meiss Lake (Alpine Co.). Closed to all fishing all year

 (116) Mendocino Lake tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 5

(Mendocino Co.). through Nov. 15

 (117) Merced River (Mariposa Co.).


 (A) From the Happy Isles Last Saturday in Apr. 0 rainbow

footbridge downstream to the through Nov. 15. trout 5 brown

western boundary of Yosemite Only artificial lures with per day


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


National Park at El Portal. barbless hooks may 10 brown

be used. trout in

possession


 (B)  From the western boundary All year.  Only artificial 0 rainbow

of Yosemite National Park at lures with barbless hooks trout

El Portal boundary downstream to may be used. 5 brown


the Foresta bridge. trout per day

10 brown trout in

possession


 (C) From Foresta bridge Last Saturday in April 5 per day

downstream to Lake McClure. through November 15. 10 in

November 16 through the possession

Friday preceding the last

Saturday in April.

 (118) Merced River (Merced Co.).

 (A) From Crocker-Huffman Dam Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. 2 hatchery

downstream to the Schaffer bridge Only artificial lures with trout or

on Oakdale Road. barbless hooks may hatchery

be used. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (B) From the Schaffer bridge Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. 2 hatchery

 on Oakdale Road downstream Bait may be used from trout or

to the mouth. Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. hatchery

However, from April 1 steelhead**

through the Friday 4 hatchery

preceding the fourth  trout or

Saturday in May,  hatchery

bait may be used steelhead**

only with single hooks in possession

having a gap between 

1/2 and 1 inch, or with 

multiple hooks having a gap 

between 1/4 and 1/2 inch.

 (118.2) Milk Ranch Creek and Closed to fising all year.

tributaries (Alpine Co.) above the 

confluence with the North Fork

Mokelumne River.


 (118.5) Mill Creek (Mono Co.

tributary to West Walker River) and

tributaries upstream from confluence Closed to all fishing

with Lost Cannon Creek. all year

 (119) Mill Creek (Tehama Co.).


 (A) From the Lassen Last Saturday in April 2 hatchery

National Park boundary through Nov. 15. Only trout or

downstream to the artificial lures with hatchery

U.S. Geological Survey barbless hooks may be steelhead**

gauging station cable used. 4 hatchery

crossing at the mouth of Mill trout or

Creek Canyon. hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (B) From U.S. Geological Survey June 16 through Sept. 30. 2 hatchery

gauging station cable trout or

crossing at mouth of Mill hatchery

Creek Canyon downstream to the steelhead**

mouth of Mill Creek. 4 hatchery


trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (120) Milton Lake and middle Last Saturday in Apr. through 2

Fork Yuba River between Milton Nov. 15. Maximum size 

Lake and Jackson Meadows Dam limit: 12 inches total length.

 (Nevada and Sierra cos.). Only artificial lures with 

barbless hooks may be used

 (122) Mitchell Creek and Closed to all fishing

tributaries (Contra Costa Co.). all year 

 (124) Mokelumne River (San 

Joaquin Co.).

 (A) From Camanche Dam to Jan. 1 through 1 hatchery

Highway 99 bridge. Mar. 31. trout or 1

hatchery

steelhead**

Fourth Saturday in 1 hatchery

in May through trout or 1

July 15. hatchery

steelhead**


July 16 through 1 hatchery

Oct. 15. trout or

hatchery


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


steelhead**

2 Chinook

salmon.


 (B) From Highway 99 bridge to Jan. 1 through 1 hatchery

the Woodbridge Irrigation District July 15. trout or 1

Dam including Lodi Lake. hatchery

steelhead**


July 16 through 1 hatchery

Dec. 31. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

2 Chinook

salmon.


 (C) Between the Woodbridge Closed to all fishing

Irrigation District Dam and the all year

Lower Sacramento Road bridge.

 (D) From the Lower Sacramento Jan. 1 through 1 hatchery

Road bridge to the mouth. July 15. trout or 1

For purposes of this regulation, hatchery

this river segment is defined as steelhead**

Mokelumne River and its tributary

sloughs downstream of the Lower

Sacramento Road bridge and east 

of Highway 160 and north of 

Highway 12.

July 16 through 1 hatchery

Dec. 16. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

2 Chinook

salmon.

Dec. 17 through 1 hatchery

Dec. 31. trout or 1

hatchery

steelhead**


 (125) Mono Creek (Fresno Co.) June 1 through October 15. 5 per day

and tributaries from Edison Lake 10 in

upstream to the confluence with possession

the North Fork Mono Creek.


 (125.5) Moosehead Creek See McCloud River

and tributaries (Shasta and 7.50(b)(115).

Siskiyou cos.).

 (126) Murray Canyon Creek Closed to all fishing

and tributaries (Alpine Co.) all year

upstream from the falls located 

about 1/4 mile above the confluence

with the East Fork Carson River.

 (128) Nacimiento River 

(Monterey and San Luis Obispo 

cos.) from Nacimiento Reservoir.


 (A) From the headwaters in the Last Saturday in Apr. through 5

Los Padres National Forest, Nov. 15.

downstream to the southern 

border of Fort Hunter-Liggett 

Military Reservation. 

(B) Nacimiento Lake, and the All year. 5

main stem Nacimiento River 

upstream to the southern boundary of 

Fort Hunter-Liggett. 

 (C) Main stem below Nacimiento Saturday preceding 2 hatchery

Dam, downstream to its confluence Memorial Day trout or

with the Salinas River. through October 31. hatchery

Only artificial lures steelhead**

with barbless hooks 4 hatchery

may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (129) Napa River and tributaries 

(Napa Co.). Also see Section 8.00(b).

 (A) Main stem above the Oakville Closed to all fishing

Cross Road Bridge near Yountville all year.

and all Napa River tributaries.


 (B) From the Oakville Cross Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

Road Bridge near Yountville through Mar. 31. Only trout or

to the Trancas Bridge. Note: artificial lures with hatchery

The Napa River below the barbless hooks may steelhead**

Trancas Bridge is tidewater, be used from the fourth 4 hatchery

and is under the regulations Saturday in May through trout or

for the Ocean and San Francisco Oct. 31. Only barbless hatchery


Bay District (see Sections 1.53 hooks may be used steelhead**

and 27.00). from Nov. 1 through in possession

Mar. 31.


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (130) Navarro River and tributaries 

(Mendocino Co.). Also see 

Section 8.00(b).


 Main stem below the Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

Greenwood Road bridge. through Mar. 31. Only trout or

artificial lures with hatchery

barbless hooks may be steelhead**

used from the fourth 4 hatchery

Saturday in May trout or

through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (130.5) Nelson Corral Reservoir

 and tributary (Lassen Co.).

 (A) Nelson Corral Reservoir. All year. 2 trout


 (B) Nelson Corral Reservoir Closed to all fishing all year

tributary (the unnamed tributary 

entering the reservoir at the 

north end). 

 (131) Newlands Lake tributaries Closed to all fishing

(Lassen Co.). all year

 (132) Nicasio Lake tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 5

(Marin Co.). through Nov. 15


 (133) Noyo River and tributaries

 (Mendocino Co.). Also see 

Section 8.00(b).

 (A) Noyo River main stem  Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

from the mouth to the through Mar. 31. Only trout or

Georgia--Pacific logging road artificial lures with hatchery

bridge one mile east of Highway 1. barbless hooks may be steelhead**

used from the fourth 4 hatchery

Saturday in May trout or

through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (B) Noyo River main stem from Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

the Georgia-Pacific logging road through Oct. 1. trout or

bridge one mile east of Highway 1 Only artificial lures with hatchery

to the confluence with the South barbless hooks may steelhead**

Fork Noyo River. be used. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (C) Noyo River main stem Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

from the confluence with the through Mar. 31. Only trout or

South Fork Noyo River to the artificial lures with hatchery

Sonoma/Mendicino Boy Scout barbless hooks may be steelhead**

Council Camp. used from the fourth 4 hatchery

Saturday in May trout or

through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.

 (134) Owens River (Inyo and First Saturday in Mar. 5 per day

Mono Cos.), including through Oct. 31. 10 in

Pleasant Valley and Tinemaha possession

lakes, except (A), (B), (C),  (D)

and (E) below.


Nov. 1 through the Friday 5

preceding the first Saturday in 

Mar. 


 (A) Upper Owens River Last Saturday in April 2

from Benton Bridge road through Nov. 15.

crossing upstream to Big Springs. Maximum size limit:

Above Big Springs, see Deadman 16 inches total length.

Creek 7.50(b)(54.5). Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be


used.

Nov. 16 through the 0

Friday preceding the last

Saturday in Apr. Only


artificial lures with barbless

hooks may be used.


 (B) Upper Owens River Saturday preceding 5 per day

from Benton Bridge road Memorial Day 10 in

crossing downstream to upper through Sep. 30. possession.

Owens River fishing monument.


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (C) Upper Owens River Last Saturday in April 5 per day

from fishing monument through July 31. 10 in

(located about 1/4 mile possession.

upstream from maximum Aug. 1 through Nov. 15. 2

lake level) to Crowley Lake. Minimum size limit: 18

inches total length. Only

artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be used.

 (D) From Pleasant Valley Jan. 1 through Sept. 30. 2

Dam downstream to footbridge Oct. 1 through Dec. 31. Only 0

at lower end of Pleasant Valley artificial lures with barbless

Campground. hooks may be used.


 (E) From footbridge at lower All year. 0

end of Pleasant Valley Campground Only artificial lures 

east (downstream) 3.3 miles along with barbless hooks may

Chalk Bluffs Road to the redwood be used.

sport fishing regulations sign.


 (135) Pajaro River (Monterey, Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San but only on Sat., Sun., trout or

Benito Cos.) from mouth to Uvas Wed., legal holidays hatchery

Creek. Also see Section 8.00(c). and opening and closing steelhead**

days. Only barbless  4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (135.5) Parker Creek (Mono Co.). Last Saturday in 0

from the Lee Vining Conduit Apr. though Nov. 15.

to Rush Creek. Only artificial lures with 

barbless hooks may be used


 (135.8) Upper Penitencia Creek Closed to all fishing all year

(Santa Clara Co.) a tributary to 

Coyote Ck. Also see Section 8.00(c).

 (136) Pescadero Creek (San Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

Mateo Co.) from mouth to the but only on Sat., Sun., trout or

Stage Road bridge at Pescadero. Wed., legal holidays hatchery

Also see Section 8.00(c). and opening and closing steelhead**

days. Only barbless . 4 hatchery

hooks may be used trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (137) Pescadero Creek tributaries Closed to all fishing

and main stem above the Stage Road all year.

bridge at Pescadero (Santa Clara and 

San Mateo Cos.).

 (138) Pillsbury Lake tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 5 5

(Lake Co.). through Nov. 15.

 (139) Pine Creek and Pine Creek 

Slough (Lassen Co.)  See Eagle

Lake 7.50(b)(61).


 (A) Pine Creek Slough and Closed to fishing all year.

Pine Creek below State Highway 44.

 (B) Pine Creek above State Saturday preceding 5 per day

Highway 44. Memorial Day 10 in possession

through Nov. 15.


 (139.5) Pine Creek Saturday preceding 0

(Goose Lake Tributary) and Memorial Day

tributaries (Modoc Co.). through November

15. Only artificial

lures with barbless

hooks may be used.

 (139.7) Pinole Creek (Contra  Closed to all fishing all year 

Costa Co.) and tributaries.

 (140) Piru Creek (Los Angeles 

and Ventura cos.). 


 (A) Piru Creek and tributaries All year. Only artificial lures 2

upstream of Pyramid Lake. with barbless hooks may be

used.

 (B) From Pyramid Dam Closed to all fishing all 

downstream to the bridge year.

approximately 300 yards below

Pyramid Lake.

 (C) From the bridge approximately All year. Only artificial lures 0

300 yards below Pyramid Lake with barbless hooks may 

downstream to the falls about 1/2 mile be used.



above the old Highway 99 bridge.

 (141) Pit River (Shasta Co.).


 (A) From Pit No. 3 (Britton Dam) Last Saturday in Apr. 2

downstream to the outlet of through Nov. 15. Minimum 

the Pit No. 3 Powerhouse. size limit: 18 inches total

length. Only artificial lures 


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


with barbless hooks may be used.

Nov. 16 through the Friday 0

preceding the last Saturday

in Apr. Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks may

be used.


 (B) Pit River, from Pit No. 3 Last Saturday in Apr. 5

Powerhouse downstream to Pit through Nov. 15.

No. 7 dam. Nov. 16 through the Friday 0

preceding the last Saturday

in Apr. Only artifical lures

with barbless hooks may be used.

 (C) From Pit No. 7 dam All year 5

downstream to Shasta Lake.

 (143) Pole Creek and tributaries Closed to all fishing 

(Placer Co.) all year


 (144) Portuguese Creek, West Last Saturday in Apr. 0

Fork (Madera Co.) from headwaters through Nov. 15. Only 

downstream to confluence with artificial lures with barbless

the East Fork Portuguese Creek. hooks may be used


 (145) Prosser Creek from the Last Saturday in Apr. 2

Prosser Reservoir dam downstream through Nov. 15.

to the confluence with the Truckee Minimum size limit: 14

River (Nevada Co.) inches total length. Only

artificial lures with barbless

hooks may be used.

 (146) Purisima Creek (San Mateo Last Saturday in Apr. 5 trout

Co.). through Nov. 15


 (147) Putah Creek (Solano and All year. 0

Yolo cos.) from Solano Lake to Only artificial lures

Monticello Dam. and barbless hooks may 

be used.

 (148) Redwood Creek and Closed to all fishing

tributaries (Alameda Co.). all year

 (149) Redwood Creek and Closed to all fishing

tidewaters (Marin Co.) all year


 (150) Redwood Creek (Humboldt 

Co.). Also see Section 8.00(a).

 (A) Redwood Creek main stem, Jan. 1 through Mar. 31. 2 hatchery

within a radius of 200 yards Only artificial lures with trout or

of its mouth. barbless hooks may hatchery

be used. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (B) Redwood Creek main stem, Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

from 200 yards above the mouth  through Mar. 31. Only trout or

to the mouth of Prairie Creek. barbless hooks may hatchery

be used. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (C) Redwood Creek main stem, Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

from the mouth of Prairie Creek through Mar. 31. Only trout or

to the mouth of Bond Creek. artificial lures with hatchery

barbless hooks may be steelhead**

used. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (D) Redwood Creek and tributaries, Closed to all fishing all

above the mouth of Bond Creek. year.

 (150.5) Robinson Creek

(Mono Co.). Last Saturday in 5


 (A) From the U.S. April through Sept. 14

Forest Service boundary Sept. 15 through Nov. 15. 0

downstream  to Upper Only artificial lures

Twin Lake. with barbless hooks may

be used.


 (B) Between Upper and Last Saturday in 5

Lower Twin Lakes. April through Sept. 14.



 (151) Rock Creek Diversion  Closed to all fishing all

Channel (Mono Co.). year.

Rock Creek Diversion Channel

from its source below Tom's Place

to its confluence with

Crooked Creek.


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (152) Rock Creek (Shasta Co.) Closed to all fishing

from its confluence with Pit River all year

to Rock Creek Falls (about one 

mile upstream)


 (152.5) Roosevelt Lake (Mono Co.). Last Saturday in Apr. 2

through Nov. 15.

 (153) Rush Creek (Mono Co.) only Last Saturday in Apr. 0

from Grant Lake Dam downstream through Nov. 15. 

to Mono Lake. Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks may be

used


 (154) Russian Gulch and Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

tributaries (Sonoma Co.). through Mar. 31. Only trout or

Main stem below the artificial lures with hatchery

confluence of the East Branch. barbless hooks may be steelhead**

Also see Section 8.00(b). used from the fourth 4 hatchery

Saturday in May trout or

through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


 (155) Russian River and tributaries 

(Sonoma and Mendocino Cos.). 

Also see Section 8.00(b).


 (A) Russian River main stem All year. Only artificial  2 hatchery

below the confluence of the lures with barbless hooks trout or

East Branch Russian River. may be used from hatchery

(See also Mendocino Lake Apr. 1 through Oct. 31. steelhead**

tributaries (7.50(b)(116)). Only barbless hooks may 4 hatchery

be used from Nov. 1 trout or

through Mar. 31. hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (B) Russian River main stem Closed to all fishing

above the confluence of the all year.

East Branch and all River 

tributaries. (See Laguna de Santa

Rosa 7.50(b)(93) and Santa Rosa

Creek 7.50(b)(172) for non-salmonids

only.)

 (C) Russian River within 250 Closed to all fishing

feet of the Healdsburg Memorial all year.

Dam.


 (156) Sacramento River  Also see Sierra

and tributaries above Keswick Dam District General 

(Shasta, and Siskiyou Cos.). Regulations (See Section

7.00(b)).


 (A) Sacramento River and All Year. 0

tributaries from Box Canyon Dam Only artificial lures with 

downstream to the Scarlett barbless hooks may be used.

Way bridge in Dunsmuir.

 (B) Sacramento River and Last Saturday in Apr. 5 per day

tributaries excluding Soda Creek through Nov. 15.  10 in

from Scarlett Way bridge downstream possession

to the county bridge at Sweetbriar

(See Soda Creek 7.50(b)(180.5)).


 (C) Sacramento River mainstem Nov. 16 through the 0

(excluding tributaries) from Friday preceding the

the Scarlett Way bridge last Saturday in Apr. 

downstream to the county Only artificial lures with 

bridge at Sweetbriar. barbless hooks may 

be used.

 (D) Sacramento River and Last Saturday in Apr. 2

tributaries excluding Castle Creek through Nov. 15.  Only 

from the county bridge at artificial lures with barbless 

Sweetbriar downstream to Shasta hooks may be used.

Lake (See Castle Creek

7.50(b)(39.3)).


 (E) Sacramento River mainstem Nov. 16 through the 0

(excluding all tributaries) from Friday preceding the

the county bridge at Sweetbriar last Saturday in Apr. 

downstream to Shasta Lake. Only artificial lures with 

barbless hooks may 

be used.


 (156.5) Sacramento River and Also see Sierra

tributaries below Keswick Dam District General 

(Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Glenn, Regulations (See Section

Sacramento, Solano, Sutter, Tehama 7.00(b)).

and Yolo cos.).


 (A) Sacramento River Closed to all fishing all 

from Keswick Dam to 650 year. 

feet below Keswick Dam. 2 hatchery

 (B) Sacramento River from 650 All year. Only barbless trout or

feet below Keswick Dam to the hooks may be used. hatchery


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


Deschutes Road bridge. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession 


 (C) Sacramento River from the Jan. 1 through July 31. 2 hatchery

Deschutes Road bridge to 500 trout or

feet upstream from Red Bluff hatchery

Diversion Dam. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

Aug. 1 through 2 hatchery

Dec. 16. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


2 Chinook

salmon

Dec. 17 through 2 hatchery

Dec. 31. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (D) Sacramento River from Closed to all fishing 

500 feet upstream from Red  all year.

Bluff Diversion Dam to 150 feet

below the Lower Red Bluff

(Sycamore) Boat Ramp.

 (E) Sacramento River from 150 Jan. 1 through 2 hatchery

feet below the Lower Red Bluff July 15. trout or

(Sycamore) Boat Ramp to the Hwy hatchery

113 bridge near Knights Landing. steelhead**

Note: It is unlawful to take 4 hatchery

fish 0-250 feet downstream trout or

from the overflow side of the hatchery

Moulton, Colusa and Tisdale steelhead**

Weirs. in possession

July 16 through 2 hatchery

Dec. 16. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

2 Chinook

salmon

Dec. 17 through 2 hatchery

Dec. 31. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (F) Sacramento River from the Jan. 1 through 2 hatchery

Hwy 113 bridge near Knights July 15. trout or

Landing to the Carquinez Bridge hatchery

(includes Suisun Bay, Grizzly Bay steelhead**

and all tributary sloughs west of 4 hatchery

Highway 160). Note: It is unlawful trout or

to take fish 0-250 feet hatchery

downstream from the steelhead**

overflow side of the Fremont in possession

and Sacramento Weirs.

July 16 through 2 hatchery

Dec. 16. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**


in possession

2 Chinook

salmon

Dec. 17 through 2 hatchery

Dec. 31. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (157) Sagehen Creek (Nevada 

Co.). 

 (A) From the stream gauging Closed to all fishing

station (located about one--eight all year

mile below Sagehen Creek Station 

Headquarters) upstream to about  

one--eight of a mile above the 

station headquarters at a point

where the stream splits into two 

sections.


 (B) From the Highway 89 Last Saturday in 0

bridge upstream to the gauging Apr. through Nov. 15

station at the east boundary Only artificial lures

of the Sagehen Creek Station. with barbless hooks

may be used


 (158) Salinas River and tributaries 

(Monterey and San Luis Obispo 

Cos.). Also see Section 8.00(c).

 (A) The main stem Salinas River. Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

but only on Sat., trout or

Sun.,Wed., legal hatchery

holidays and opening steelhead**

and closing days. 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

Only barbless hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (B) All Salinas River tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. 2 hatchery

upstream of Arroyo Seco River through Nov. 15. trout or

confluence (including the San Only barbless hooks hatchery

Antonio River below San Antonio may be used. steelhead**

Reservoir and Dam, Paso Robles 4 hatchery

Creek and tributaries, trout or

Atascadero Creek, Santa Margarita hatchery

Creek and tributaries but steelhead**

excluding the Nacimiento River) in possession

See 7.50(b)(128).


 (159) Salmon Creek and 

tributaries (Sonoma Co.). 

Also see Section 8.00(b).

 (A) Salmon Creek main stem Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

below Highway 1. through Mar. 31. Only trout or

artificial lures with hatchery

barbless hooks may be steelhead**

used from the fourth 4 hatchery

Saturday in May through trout or

Oct. 31. Only barbless hatchery

hooks may be used  steelhead**

from Nov. 1  in possession

through Mar. 31. 




 (B) Salmon Creek main stem Closed to

above Highway 1 and all  all fishingall year

Salmon Creek tributaries.

 (160) Salmon Creek and Last Saturday in Apr. 5 trout

tributaries above Highway 1 through Nov. 15

(Monterey Co.).

 (161) Salmon River (Siskiyou See Klamath River 

Co.) 7.50(b)(91.1).



 (163) San Benito River and Last Saturday in Apr. 2 hatchery

tributaries (San Benito Co.). through Nov. 15 trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery



Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


steelhead**

in possession


 (164) San Clemente Creek and Last Saturday in Apr. 2 hatchery

tributaries (Monterey Co.) through Nov. 15 trout or

except for Trout Lake. Only artificial lures hatchery

with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (165) San Clemente Reservoir Closed to all fishing

(Monterey Co.). all year


 (165.2) San Diego Creek Saturday preceding  Open to

(Orange Co.). Downstream of the Memorial Day through  fishing for

MacArthur Blvd. bridge only. Nov. 30. Only artificial non-

lures with barbless hooks salmonids

may be used.  only.

Closed to the

take of trout,

and

steelhead.

 (166) San Francisquito Creek and Closed to all fishing

tributaries (Santa Clara and San all year

Mateo Cos.)

 (167) San Gabriel River, West fork 

and tributaries (Los Angeles Co.). 

 (A) Upstream of Cogswell Dam All year. Only artificial 2

(including Cogswell reservoir lures with barbless hooks 

and its tributaries). may be used.


 (B) From Cogswell Dam All year. Only artificial 0

downstream to the second bridge lures with barbless hooks 

upstream from the Highway 39 may be used.

bridge.

 (167.2) San Gabriel River Saturday preceding Open to 

(Los Angeles and Orange Cos.) Memorial Day  fishing for

Upstream of the Highway 22 through Nov. 30. non-

bridge to the start of concrete-lined Only artificial salmonids

portion of the river channel.  lures with barbless only.

hooks may be used. Closed to the

take of trout,

and

steelhead.

 (168) San Gregorio Creek (San Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

Mateo Co.) from the mouth to the but only on Sat., Sun., trout or

Stage Road bridge at San Gregorio. Wed., legal holidays hatchery

and opening and closing steelhead**

days. Only barbless 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (168.5) San Joaquin River (Fresno, 

Madera, Merced, San Joaquin, and

Stanislaus Cos.).

 (A) From Friant Dam downstream All year. 2 hatchery

to the Highway 140 bridge. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (B) From the Highway 140 bridge All year. 2 hatchery

downstream to the Interstate 5 trout or

bridge at Mossdale. hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (168.6) San Juan Creek main stem Closed to all fishing all

(Orange Co.). year.


 (169) San Lorenzo River (Santa Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

Cruz Co.) from the mouth to the but only on Sat., trout or

Lomond Street bridge in the town  Sun.,Wed., legal holidays hatchery

of Boulder Creek. Also see Section and opening and closing steelhead**

8.00(c). days. Only barbless 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession



Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (170) San Luis Obispo Creek (San Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

Luis Obispo Co.) from mouth to the but only Sat., Sun., trout or


first and most southwestern Wed., legal holidays hatchery

highway 1/101 bridge (the first and opening and closing steelhead**

bridge upstream from the lagoon). days. Only barbless 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (170.1) San Luis Rey River (San Closed to all fishing all 

Diego Co.). year.

 (170.5) San Mateo Creek Closed to all fishing all 

and tributaries downstream year.

from the falls between

the Tenaja Road crossing

and Fisherman's Camp

(San Diego and Riverside cos.).


 (171) San Simeon Creek (San Luis Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

Obispo Co.) from mouth to the but only Sat., Sun., trout or

pedestrian bridge in San Simeon Wed., legal holidays hatchery

Beach State Park. and opening and closing steelhead**

days. Only barbless 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (171.6) Santa Margarita River Closed to all fishing all

and tributaries downstream year.

from the Interstate 15 bridge

(San Diego and Riverside cos.).

 (171.7) Santa Paula Creek All year. 5

and tributaries above the falls located

3 miles upstream from the Highway 

150 bridge (Ventura Co.).


 (172) Santa Rosa Creek (Sonoma Last Saturday in Apr. Open to

Co. tributary to Russian River) through Nov. 15. fishing for

from Laguna de Santa Rosa to  non--

Highway 12 bridge. salmonids

only.

Closed to the

take of trout,

and

steelhead.

 (172.3) Santa Ynez River and Closed to all fishing all year.

tributaries downstream from 

Bradbury Dam (Santa Barbara Co.). 

 (172.5) Santa Ynez River and All year 2

tributaries upstream of Gibraltar

Dam (Santa Barbara County).

 (172.7) Sausal Creek Closed to all fishing all year.

(Alameda Co.). and tributaries 

 (173) Scott Creek (Santa Cruz Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 0

Co.) from mouth to confluence but only Sat., Sun.,Wed.,

with Big Creek. legal holidays and opening

and closing days. 

Only barbless hooks may

be used

 (174) Scott River (Siskiyou Co.). See Klamath River 

7.50(b)(91.1).

 (174.3) See Canyon Creek Closed to all fishing all

(San Luis Obispo Co.). year.

 (174.5) Sespe Creek and All year. Only artificial lures 0

tributaries above Alder with barbless hooks may

Creek confluence. be used.

(Ventura Co.).

 (175) Shasta Lake (Shasta Co.). All year 5

 (176) Shasta River (Siskyou Co.). See Klamath River 

7.50(b)(91.1).


 (176.5) Sheepheaven See McCloud River

Spring (Siskiyou Co.). 7.50(b)(115).

    (177) Shovel Creek and See Klamath River 

tributaries (Siskiyou Co.). 7.50(b)(91).


 (177.2) Silver Creek Closed to all fishing

(Mono County) all year.

tributary to West Walker

River and tributaries

upstream from Silver Falls.


 (177.5) Silver Creek between Closed to all fishing

Sworinger Lake and Lost Lake all year

and all other tributaries to 

Sworinger Lake (Modoc and

Lassen Cos.).


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (178) Silver King Creek and 

tributaries (Alpine Co.)


 (A) Silver King Creek and Closed to all fishing 

tributaries including lakes all year

above Tamarack Lake Creek 

(within section 7 T7N R22E).

 (B) Silver King Creek mainstem Last Saturday in Apr. 10 trout per

from the confluence through Nov. 15. day 10 in

with Tamarack Lake Creek possession

(within section 7 T7N R22E)

downstream to the confluence

with Snodgrass Creek.


 (178.5) Sisquoc River Closed to all fishing

and tributaries (Santa all year

Barbara Co.).

 (179) Slinkard Creek and Aug. 1 through Nov. 15. 0

tributaries (Mono Co.) upstream Only artificial flies with

from a Department of Fish and Game barbless hooks may be used.

cable crossing located about 2.7

miles south of a point on Highway 

89 two miles west of its junction with 

Highway 395 (the cable is located about 

600 feet below a rock dam on Clinkard 

Creek within the south half of Section 

21, T9N, R22E).

 (180) Smith River (Del Norte Co.)

Also see Section 8.00(a). Yearly limits 

apply for entire river.


 (A) Main stem from the mouth to Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

confluence of Middle and South through Apr. 30. Only trout or

forks. artificial lures with hatchery

barbless hooks may be steelhead**

used from the fourth 4 hatchery

Saturday in May through trout or

Aug. 31. hatchery


Only barbless hooks steelhead** 

may be used from in possession.

Sep. 1 through 2 cutthroat

Apr. 30. trout minimum

size limit:

10 inches total

length

1 Chinook salmon

and no more 

than 5 wild 

Chinook salmon*

over 22 inches

per year.

 (B) Middle Fork Smith River 

 1. from mouth to Patrick Creek Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

May through Apr. trout or

30. Only artificial hatchery

lures with barbless steelhead**

hooks may be used 4 hatchery

from the fourth Saturday trout or

in May through Aug. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession.

Sep. 1 through 2 cutthroat trout

Apr. 30. minimum size limit:

10 inches

total length.


1 Chinook salmon

and no more 

than 5 wild 

Chinook salmon*

over 22 inches

per year.


 2. above the mouth of Patrick Fourth Saturday in May 2 cutthroat

Creek through Oct. 31.  trout minimum

Only artificial lures size limit: 10

with barbless hooks may inches total

be used.   length.

2 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession.


went Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (C) South Fork Smith River  


 1. from the mouth upstream Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

approximately 1,000 feet to the through Apr. 30. Only trout or

County Road (George Tryon) artificial lures with hatchery

bridge and Craigs Creek to Jones barbless hooks may be steelhead**

Creek. used from the fourth 4 hatchery

Saturday in May through trout or

Aug. 31. Only barbless hatchery

hooks may be used steelhead**

from Sep. 1 through in possession.

Apr. 30. 2 cutthroat trout

minimum size limit:

10 inches

total length

1 Chinook salmon

and no more 

than 5 wild 

Chinook salmon*

over 22 inches

per year.


 2. from the George Tryon bridge Closed to fishing all 

upstream to the mouth of Craigs year.

Creek.


 3. above the mouth of Jones Fourth Saturday in May 2 cutthroat

Creek. through Oct. 31. Only trout

artificial lures with  minimum

barbless hooks size limit: 10

may be used.    inches total

length.

2 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession.


 (D) North Fork Smith River 

 1. from the mouth to Stony Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

Creek  through Mar. 31.  trout or

Only artificial lures with hatchery

barbless hooks may be steelhead**

used from the fourth 4 hatchery

Saturday in May through trout or

Aug. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession.

Sep. 1 through 2 cutthroat trout

Mar. 31. minimum size limit:

10 inches

total length.

1 Chinook salmon

and no more 

than 5 wild 

Chinook salmon*

over 22 inches

per year.

 2. above the mouth of Stony Fourth Saturday in May 2 cutthroat

Creek through Oct. 31. Only trout

artificial lures with minimum

barbless hooks may size limit: 10

be used.     inches total 

length.

2 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession.

 (180.5) Soda Creek (Shasta Co.) Last Saturday in Apr. through 0

Nov. 15. Only artificial lures 

with barbless hooks may be used. 


 (181) Sonoma Creek and 

tributaries (Sonoma Co.). Also see 

Section 8.00(b).

 (A) Sonoma Creek and Last Saturday in Apr. 5

tributaries above the through Nov. 15.

Adobe Canyon Road bridge.


 (B) Sonoma Creek and tributaries Closed to all fishing 

between the Adobe Canyon Road year.

bridge and the Highway 121 bridge.


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


Note: Sonoma Creek below the 

Highway 121 Bridge is tidewater, 

and is regulated by regulations

for the Ocean and San Francisco

Bay District (see sections 1.53 and

27.00).


 (181.8) Sonoma Lake (Sonoma All year 2

Co.).


 (182) Sonoma Lake tributaries Last Saturday in April 2

(Sonoma Co.). through Apr. 15.

 (183) Soquel Creek (Santa Cruz Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

Co.) from mouth to confluence but only on Sat., Sun., trout or

of East and West branch. Also see Wed., legal holidays hatchery

Section 8.00(c). and opening and closing steelhead**

days. Only barbless 4 hatchery

hooks maybe used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (184) Soulajoule Lake tributaries Last Saturday in Apr. through 5

(Marin Co.). Nov. 15

 (185) Squaw Valley Creek Last Saturday in Apr. 2

and tributaries (Shasta Co.) only through Nov. 15

from the bridge crossing


on U S Forest Service road (#39N21)

located one-eighth mile upstream

of the mouth of Cabin Creek (Northwest

1/4 of Section 14, T38N, R3W) 


downstream to an including Tom Dow 

Creek.

 (186) Stanislaus River (Calaveras, 

San Joaquin, Stanislaus and 

Tuolumne Cos.).

 (A) From Goodwin Dam down-- Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. 2 hatchery

stream to the Highway 120 bridge Only artificial lures with trout or

in Oakdale. barbless hooks may hatchery

be used. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (B) From the Highway 120 bridge Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. 2 hatchery

in Oakdale to the mouth. Bait may be used from trout or

Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. hatchery

However, from April 1 steelhead**

through the Friday 4 hatchery

preceding the fourth trout or

Saturday in May, hatchery

bait may be used steelhead**

only withsingle in possession

hooks having a gap

between 1/2 and 1 inch, 

or with multiple 

hooks having a gap 

between 1/4 and 1/2 inch.

 (187) Stanislaus River, Middle 

Fork (Tuolumne Co.).

 (A) From Beardsley Dam Last Saturday in Apr. 2

downstream to the U. S. Forest through Nov. 15.  

Service footbridge at Spring Gap. Only artificial lures 

with barbless hooks 

may be used. 

 (B) From the U.S. Forest Service Last Saturday in Apr. 2

footbridge at Spring Gap to New through Nov. 15

Melones Reservoir.

 (187.5) Stevens Creek (Santa Last Saturday in April 2 hatchery

Clara Co.) downstream of Stevens through Nov. 15. Only trout or

Reservoir. artificial lures with  hatchery

barbless hooks may be steelhead**

used. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (188) Stone Lagoon (Humboldt All year. 2 cutthroat

Co.). Only artificial lures with trout

barbless hooks may 2 hatchery

be used. trout or

Cutthroat trout minimum hatchery

size limit: 14 inches. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery



Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


steelhead**

in possession


 (189) Stony Creek, and tributaries

(Colusa, Glenn and Lake Cos.).


 (A) From the headwaters Last Saturday in April 5 per day

downstream to the diversion dam through Nov. 15. 10 in

west of Stonyford in the center of possession

Section 35, T18N, R7W, except

the portion of Stony Creek Middle Nov. 16 through the Friday 0

Fork from Red Bridge upstream. preceding the last Saturday

in April. Only artificial

lures with barbless hooks

may be used.



 (B) Stony Creek Middle Fork Last Saturday in April 2

from Red Bridge upstream. through Nov. 15. Only

artificial lures with barbless

hooks may be used.

Nov. 16 through the Friday 0

preceding the last Saturday

in April. Only artificial lures 

with barbless hooks may be 

used.

 (189.5) Susan River (Lassen Last Saturday in April 0

County) from the confluence of through November 15.

Willard Creek and the Susan Only artificial lures with

River, downstream to the Bizz barbless hooks may be

Johnson trail bridge located approx. used.

1/4 mi. downstream from the 3 mi.

marker on the Bizz Johnson trail.

Also, see Section 8.10 for special

open season for youths participating

in Youth Fishing Derby.


 (189.8) Swamp Creek and all See McCloud 

tributaries (Siskiyou Co.) River 7.50(b)(115).


 (190) Sweetwater River and Closed to all fishing all year.

tributaries downstream 

from the Sweetwater Dam 

(San Diego Co.). 


 (191) Sworinger Lake tributaries Closed to all fishing

(Modoc and Lassen Cos.) upstream all year

to the first lake 

 (192) Tahoe Lake and tributaries 

(Placer and El Dorado Cos.).

 (A) Tahoe Lake tributaries July 1 through 5 per day

upstream to the first lake. Sept. 30 10 in possession


 (B) Tahoe Lake except (192)(C) All year. 5, but no more

below. than 2 

mackinaw trout

 (C) Tahoe Lake within 300 feet July 1 through 5, but no

of the mouth of its tributaries. Sept. 30. more than

2 mackinaw trout

 (193) Ten Mile River and Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

tributaries (Mendocino Co.). Also  May through Mar. 31. trout or

see Section 8.00(b). Only artificial hatchery

 Ten Mile River main stem lures with barbless steelhead**

below the confluence with the hooks may be used 4 hatchery

Ten Mile River North Fork, and from the fourth trout or

the Ten Mile River North Fork Saturday in May hatchery

below the confluence with through Oct 31. steelhead**

Bald Hill Creek. Only barbless hooks in possession

may be used from

Nov. 1 through May 31.

 (193.5) Topanga Canyon Closed to all fishing all year.

Creek and tributaries

(Los Angeles Co.).

 (194) Topaz Lake (Mono Co.). Jan. 1 through Sept. 30 5

 (194.5) Trabuco Creek (a.k.a. Closed to all fishing all year. 

Arroyo Trabuco Creek)(Orange Co.). 

Downstream of the I-5 bridge to 

the confluence with San Juan Creek 

 (195) Trinity River. See Klamath River

Regulations subsection (b)(91.1)(F)6.

 (195.5) Trout Lake (Siskiyou Co.). Only Wednesdays and 2

weekends from the last

Saturday in April through 

Sept. 30. Only artificial lures 

may be used.

 (196) Truckee River (Nevada, 

Placer and Sierra Cos.).


 (A) Truckee River for 1,000 feet Closed to all fishing all

below the Lake Tahoe outlet dam. year.



Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


NOTE: THE AREA FROM 1,000 FEET BELOW THE LAKE TAHOE OUTLET DAM DOWNSTREAM TO TROUT CREEK IS REGULATED BY THE DISTRICT GENERAL REGULATIONS.


 (B) Truckee River from the Last Saturday in Apr. 2

confluence of Trout Creek through Nov. 15.

downstream to the Glenshire Minimum size limit: 14

Bridge. inches total length. Only

artificial lures with

barbless hooks may

be used.

Nov. 16 through the 0

Friday preceding the

last Saturday in Apr.

Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks

may be used.

 (C) Truckee River from the Last Saturday in Apr. 2

Glenshire Bridge downstream to through Nov. 15. 

the mouth of Prosser Creek. Minimum size limit: 

14 inches total length. 

Only artificial flies with

barbless hooks may be 

used.

Nov. 16 through the 0

Friday preceding the 

last Saturday in Apr.

Only artificial flies with

barbless hooks may

be used.


 (D) Truckee River from the mouth Last Saturday in Apr. 2

of Prosser Creek downstream through Nov. 15. Minimum


to the Nevada State Line. size limit: 14 inches total

length. Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks may 

be used.

Nov. 16 through the 0

Friday preceding the 

last Saturday in Apr.

Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks

may be used.


 (197) Tule River and 

tributaries (Tulare Co.).


 (A) Tule River, North Fork All year. Only artificial flies 2

(Tulare Co.), only in the with barbless hooks

North Fork Tule River may be used.

and all its forks and tributaries

above the confluence with

Pine Creek (about 50 yards

upstream from the Blue Ridge

road bridge, about 12 1/4

miles north of Springville). 

(B) All remaining All year. 5 per day

portions of the Tule River 10 in

and tributaries. possession.


 (198) Tuolumne River (Stanislaus

and Tuolumne Cos.).

  (A) From O'Shaughnessy Dam Last Saturday in April 2

(Hetch Hetchy Reservoir) through Nov. 15.

downstream to Early Intake Maximum size limit:

Dam. 12 inches total length.

Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks may

be used.

Nov. 16 through the 0

Friday preceding the 

last Saturday in Apr.

Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks

may be used.

 (B) From Early Intake Dam Last Saturday in April 5

downstream to Lumsden Bridge. through Nov. 15.

Nov. 16 through the 0

Friday preceding the 

last Saturday in April.

Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks

may be used.


 (C) From Lumsden Bridge Last Saturday in Apr. 2

downstream to Clavey through Nov. 15.

River Falls. Maximum size limit:

12 inches total length

Only artificial lures 

with barbless hooks

may be used.


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


Nov. 16 through the 0

Friday preceding the 

last Saturday in Apr.

Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks

may be used.

 (D) From La Grange Dam Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. 2 hatchery

downstream to Hickman bridge. Only artificial lures with trout or

barbless hooks may hatchery

be used. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (E) From Hickman bridge Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. 2 hatchery

to the mouth. Bait may be used from trout or

Jan. 1 through Oct. 31. hatchery

However, from April 1 steelhead**

through the Friday 4 hatchery

preceding the fourth trout or

Saturday in May, hatchery

bait may be used steelhead**

only with single in possession

hooks having a gap

between 1/2 and 1 inch,

or with multiple 

hooks having a gap 

between 1/4 and 1/2

inch.


 (199) Upper Otay Lake (San Diego All year. Only artificial 0 for all

Co.). lures with barbless hooks species

may be used.


 (199.5) Upper Truckee River and July 1 through Sept. 30. 0

tributaries upstream from confluence Only artificial lures with 

with Showers Creek (Alpine and barbless hooks may be used.

El Dorado Cos.).

 (200) Usal Creek and tributaries Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery

(Mendocino Co.). Also see May through Mar. 31. trout or

Section 8.00(b). Only artificial lures hatchery


 Usal Creek main stem below with barbless hooks steelhead**

the Usal--Shelter Cove Road may be used from 4 hatchery

the fourth Saturday trout or

in May through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.

 (201) Uvas or Carnadero Creek 

(Santa Clara Co.) Also see 

Section 8.00(c).

 (A) From Highway 152 Bridge Closed to all fishing

to Uvas Dam. all year

 (B) From mouth to Highway Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

152 Bridge. but only on Sat., Sun., trout or

Wed., legal holidays hatchery

and opening and closing steelhead**

days. Only barbless 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (202) Van Duzen River (Humboldt See Eel River 7.50(b)(63)

Co.). and Section 8.00(a).

 (203.5) Waddell Creek Dec. 1 through Mar. 7, 2 hatchery

(Santa Cruz Co.) from mouth to but only Sat., Sun., trout or

Highway 1 bridge. Wed., legal holidays and hatchery

opening and closing steelhead**

days. Only barbless 4 hatchery

hooks may be used. trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (204) Walker Creek and tributaries 

(Marin Co.) Also see Section 8.00(b). 


 (A) Walker Creek main stem Fourth Saturday in May 2 hatchery

below Highway 1. through Mar. 31. Only trout or

artificial lures with hatchery

barbless hooks may steelhead**

be used from the 4 hatchery

fourth Saturday in trout or

May through Oct. 31. hatchery

Only barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used from in possession

Nov. 1 through Mar. 31.


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (B) Walker Creek main stem Closed to fishing

above Highway 1 and all Walker all year.

Creek tributaries.


 (204.5) Walker Creek (Mono Co.) Last Saturday in April 0

from the Lee Vining Conduit to through Nov. 15.

Rush Creek. Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may

be used.

 (205) Walker River, East Fork Last Saturday in Apr. 1

(Mono Co.) from Bridgeport Dam through Nov. 15. Minimum

to Nevada State Line. size limit: 18 inches

total length.

Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks 

may be used.

NOTE: BOW AND ARROW

FISHING FOR CARP ONLY

IS PERMITTED. 

Nov. 16 through the 0

Friday preceding the

last Saturday in Apr.

Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks

may be used.

NOTE: BOW AND ARROW

FISHING FOR CARP ONLY

IS PERMITTED.


 (206) Walnut Creek (Contra Costa 

Co.) .


 (A) Upstream of the confluence Fourth Saturday in 2 hatchery 

with Grayson Creek. May through Mar. 31. trout or


Only artificial lure hatchery

with barbless hooks steelhead**

may be used. 4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (B) Downstream of the confluence All year. 2 hatchery

with Grayson Creek.  trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

 (206.5) Whiskey Creek (Mono Co.).


 (A) Whiskey Creek downstream Last Saturday in April 2

from Crowley Lake Drive through the Friday

(old Highway 395). preceding Memorial Day

and Oct. 1 through Nov.

15. Minimum size limit:

18 inches total length.

Only artificial lures

with barbless hooks may be used.

Saturday preceding 5 per

Memorial Day through day 10

Sept. 30. in possession.

 (B) Whiskey Creek Last Saturday in April 5 per day

upstream from through Nov. 15. 10 in

Crowley Lake Drive. possession.

 (207) Wildcat Creek and tributaries Closed all year

(Contra Costa Co.) to fishing


 (208) Willow Creek and tributaries Saturday preceding Memorial 0

(tributary to Goose Lake, Modoc Co.). Day through Nov. 15.

Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be

used.

 (208.5) Wolf Creek and August 1 through 0

tributaries (tributary to West November 15. Only

Walker River) (Mono Co.). artificial flies with

barbless hooks may

be used.


 (208.6) Wolf Creek Lake Closed to all fishing all year

(tributary to Wolf Creek)

(Mono County)



 (209) Yellow Creek (Plumas Co.) Last Saturday in Apr. 2

from Big Springs downstream through Nov. 15

to the marker at the lower end of Maximum size limit: 10

Humbug Meadow. inches total length. Only 

artificial lures with

barbless hooks 

may be used.


Open Season and Daily Bag

 Body of Water Special Regulations Limit


 (210) Yuba River, Middle Fork See Milton Lake 7.50(b)(120).

(Nevada and Sierra Cos.) from 

Jackson Meadows Dam downstream 

to Milton Lake.

 (211) Yuba River, North Fork 

(Sierra and Yuba cos.) Last Saturday in Apr. 2


 (A) From the western through Nov. 15.

boundary of Sierra City to the Only artificial lures with

confluence with Ladies barbless hooks may be used.

Canyon Creek. Nov. 16 through the 0

Friday preceding the

last Saturday in Apr.

Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be

used.


 (B) From Ladies Canyon Creek Last Saturday in Apr. 5

downstream to New Bullards through Nov. 15.

Bar Reservoir. Nov. 16 through the 0

Friday preceding the

last Saturday in Apr.

Only artificial lures with

barbless hooks may be

used.

 (212) Yuba River (Yuba and 

Nevada Cos.) from mouth to

Englebright Dam.

 (A)  From mouth to the All year. 2 hatchery

Highway 20 bridge. Only artificial trout or

lures with barbless hooks hatchery

may be used. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession


 (B) From Highway 20 bridge to Dec. 1 through Aug. 31. 2 hatchery

Englebright Dam. Only artificial lures trout or

with barbless hooks may hatchery

be used. steelhead**

4 hatchery

trout or

hatchery

steelhead**

in possession

* Wild Chinook salmon are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip and not showing a healed left ventral fin clip.

**Hatchery trout or steelhead in anadromous waters are those showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is absent). Unless otherwise provided, all other trout and steelhead must be immediately released. Wild trout or steelhead are those not showing a healed adipose fin clip (adipose fin is present).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215, 220, 240, 315 and 316.5, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 215 and 316.5, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

2. Amendment of subsection (b)(91)(K)7 filed as an emergency; operative 9-19-90 (Register 90, No. 1). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 1-17-91 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. New subsection (b)(68.5) filed 11-20-90 as an emergency; operative 11-20-90 (Register 91, No. 1). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 3-20-91 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Amendment of subsections (b)(56)(B), (b)(91)(K)7, (b)(119)(B), (b)(133), (b)(156)(F), (b)(190), (b)(203) and (b)(206) filed 1-17-91; operative 1-17-91 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 91, No. 8).

5. Editorial correction reinserting text inadvertently omitted (Register 91, No. 8).

6. Certificate of Compliance including amendment as to 11-20-90 order transmitted to OAL 3-19-91 and filed 4-18-91 (Register 91, No. 20).

7. New subsections (b)(115.5) and (b)(199.5) filed 6-12-91; operative 7-12-91 (Register 91, No. 34).

8. Amendment to subsection (b)(156)(A) and (B) filed 7-24-91 as an emergency; operative 7-24-91 (Register 91, No. 48). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-21-91 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

9. Amendment of subsection (b)(91) filed 7-31-91; operative 8-1-91 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 91, No. 48).

10. New subsection (b)(118.5) filed 8-27-91 as an emergency; operative 8-27-91 (Register 92, No. 4). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 12-25-91 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

11. Amendment of subsection (b)(113) filed 9-17-91 as an emergency; operative 9-17-91 (Register 92, No. 13). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 1-15-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

12. Amendment of subsection (b)(173) filed 12-18-91 as an emergency; operative 12-18-91 (Register 92, No. 20). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 4-16-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

13. Amendment of subsection (b)(5) filed 12-19-91 as an emergency; operative 12-19-91 (Register 92, No. 20). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 4-17-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

14. New subsection (b)(203.5) filed 12-18-91 as an emergency; operative 12-18-91 (Register 92, No. 20). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 4-16-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

15. Amendment filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 215 (Register 92, No. 20).

16. Amendment of subsection (b)(62) filed 7-14-92; operative 7-14-92 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 92, No. 29).

17. Amendment of subsections (b)(91), (b)(118), (b)(186), and (b)(198) and new subsection (b)(168.5) filed 9-2-92; operative 9-2-92 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 92, No. 36).

18. Repealer of emergency amendments filed 12-18-91 and reinstatement of subsections (b)(173) and (b)(203.5) filed 9-22-92 by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 92, No. 40).

19. Editorial correction of printing error in History 15 (Register 92, No. 40).

20. Amendment of subsections (b)(98) and (b)(208) filed 10-2-92 as an emergency; operative 10-2-92 (Register 92, No. 40). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 2-1-93 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

21. Amendment of subsection (b)(173) and new subsection (b)(203.5) filed 11-23-92; operative 11-23-92 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 92, No. 48).

22. Repealer of subsection (b)(94) and amendment of subsections (b)(37) and (b)(95) filed 12-22-92; operative 12-22-92 pursuant to sections 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code (Register 92, No. 52).

23. Repealer of emergency amendment filed 10-2-92 and reinstatement of prior text filed 3-16-93 by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 93, No. 12).

24. Amendment of subsections (b)(98) and (b)(208), and new subsections (b)(49.5), (b)(53.5) and (b)(139.5) filed 5-14-93; operative 5-14-93 (Register 93, No. 20).

25. Amendment of subsection (b)(91.1) filed 9-27-93; operative 9-27-93 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 93, No. 40).

26. Editorial correction of printing error restoring previous changes to subsection (b)(91) (Register 93, No. 43).

27. Editorial correction of printing errors reinstituting amendments referenced in History 15 (Register 94, No. 10).

28. Amendment filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

29. New subsection (b)(118.2) and amendment of Note filed 4-26-94; operative 4-26-94 (Register 94, No. 17).

30. Amendment of subsections (b)(91.1)(C)-(C)3A, new subsections (b)(91.1)(C)3Ai-iii, amendment of subsections (b)(91.1)(B)-(C), (b)(91.1)(C)3B-C, (F), (I)5 and 8, new subsection (b)(91.1)(I)9, subsection renumbering, amendment of (b)(91.1)(I)14, (b)(161), (174), (176), (177) and (195) and Note filed 8-31-94; operative 8-31-94 pursuant to sections 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code (Register 94, No. 35).

31. Editorial correction amending subsections (b)(91.1)(C)3.B. and (b)(91.1)(I)8 and 14. and History 30 (Register 94, No. 39).

32. Amendment of subsection (b)(76) and repealer of subsections (b)(76)(A)-(B) filed 10-27-94 as an emergency; operative 10-27-94 (Register 94, No. 43). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-24-95 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

33. Amendment of subsection (b)(63) filed 12-12-94; operative 12-12-94 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 94, No. 50).

34. Editorial correction inserting inadvertently omitted subsection (b)(115)(E) (Register 94, No. 51).

35. New subsections (b)(115)(A)-(B), subsection relettering, and new subsections (b)(125.5) and (b)(176.5) filed 12-23-94; operative 12-23-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 51).

36. Amendment of subsections (b)(62)-(b)(62)(B) and repealer of subsections (b)(127)-(b)(127)(B) filed 3-28-95; operative 3-28-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 13).

37. Certificate of Compliance as to 10-27-94 order transmitted to OAL 2-17-95 and filed 3-28-95 (Register 95, No. 13).

38. Amendment of subsections (b)(91.1)(C)3., (b)(91.1)(I)5., and (b)(91.1)(I)14., and new subsections (b)(91.1)(I)4.i), (I)6.i), (I)7.i), and (I)8.i) filed 7-28-95; operative 7-28-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 30).

39. New subsections (b)(76)(A)-(B) filed 8-25-95; operative 8-25-95 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 95, No. 34).

40. Editorial correction of subsections (b)(188) and (b)(43.5) (Register 95, No. 48).

41. Amendment of subsection (b)(35) filed 11-28-95 as an emergency; operative 11-28-95 (Register 95, No. 48). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 3-27-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

42. Editorial correction of subsection (b)(150)(B) (Register 96, No. 6).

43. Amendment of subsection (a)(1) and extensive amendment of multiple parts of subsection (b) filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code Sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

44. Reinstatement of subsection (b)(35) as it existed prior to emergency amendment filed 11-28-96 by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 96, No. 30).

45. Change without regulatory effect adding subsection (b)(63)(A)2. and amending subsection (b)(63)(B)3. filed 5-20-96 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 96, No. 21).

46. Amendment of subsection (b)(30) and repealer of subsections (b)(30)(A)-(B) filed 5-23-96 as an emergency; operative 5-23-96 (Register 96, No. 21). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-20-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

47. Editorial correction of printing errors in subsections (b)(91.1)(I)8.i and (b)(91.1)(I)11B. (Register 96, No. 29).

48. Amendment of subsection (b)(91.1) filed 7-18-96; operative 7-18-96 pursuant to sections 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code (Register 96, No. 29).

49. Editorial correction adding new History 44, and history renumbering (Register 96, No. 30).

50. Amendment of subsections (b)(35), (b)(63), (b)(63)(B)1. and (b)(63)(B)2., repealer of subsection (b)(63)(B)4., and amendment of subsections (b)(180) and (b)(180)(C) filed 7-25-96; operative 7-25-96 pursuant to Sections 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code (Register 96, No. 30).

51. Certificate of Compliance as to 5-23-96 order transmitted to OAL 9-18-96 and filed 9-25-96 (Register 96, No. 39).

52. Editorial correction of subsection (b)(156)(C) (Register 96, No. 52).

53. Amendment of subsections (b)(156)(G) and (I), (b)(158)(A) and (B) and (b)(163) filed 12-27-96; operative 12-27-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 96, No. 52).

54. Editorial correction of subsections (b)(2)(B), (b)(9), (b)(85), (b)(92) and (b)(138) (Register 97, No. 26).

55. Amendment of subsections (b)(91.1)(C)3. and (b)(91.1)(I)4. filed 7-7-97 as an emergency; operative 7-7-97 (Register 97, No. 28). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-4-97 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

56. Amendment of subsections (b)(63)(A)-(D)5. filed 7-24-97; operative 7-25-97 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 97, No. 30).

57. New subsection (b)(53.9) filed 8-7-97 as an emergency; operative 8-7-97 (Register 97, No. 32). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-5-97 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

58. Amendment of subsection (b)(63)(A)1. filed 10-27-97; operative 10-27-97 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 97, No. 44).

59. Repealer of subsection (b)(30) and new subsections (b)(30)-(b)(30)(B) filed 12-17-97 as an emergency; operative 12-17-97 (Register 97, No. 51). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 4-16-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

60. Editorial correction restoring correct placement of subsection (b)(4) and providing correct capitalization in subsection (b)(134)(C) designator (Register 98, No. 4).

61. Amendment of subsections (b)(5)(A), (b)(5)(C)-(D) and (b)(37) (including new (b)(37)(A) designator and amendment of test therein) and new subsections (b)(5)(E) and (b)(37)(B) filed 2-5-98; operative 2-5-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

62. Amendment of multiple parts of subsection (b) filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

63. Amendment of multiple parts of subsection (b) filed 2-11-98 as an emergency; operative 2-11-98 (Register 98, No. 7). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 6-11-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

64. Editorial correction of subsections (b)(6)(B) and (b)(206.5)(A)-(B) (Register 98, No. 9).

65. Order of 2-11-98 amending multiple parts of subsection (b), including further amendments, refiled 3-13-98 as an emergency; operative 3-13-98 (Register 98, No. 11). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-13-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

66. New subsection (b)(68.1) filed 4-2-98 as an emergency; operative 4-2-98 (Register 98, No. 14). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-31-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

67. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to 8-7-97 amendment filed 4-27-98 by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 98, No. 18).

68. Editorial correction of History 59 (Register 98, No. 19).

69. Certificate of Compliance as to 12-17-97 order transmitted to OAL 4-15-98 and filed 5-7-98 (Register 98, No. 19).

70. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-13-98 order, including additional amendment of multiple parts of subsection (b), transmitted to OAL 7-7-98 and filed 8-11-98 (Register 98, No. 33).

71. New subsection (b)(124)(A) and subsection relettering filed 10-16-98 as an emergency; operative 10-16-98 (Register 98, No. 42). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-16-99 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

72. New subsection (b)(23.5), amendment of subsections (b)(32)(A), (b)(56)(A) and (b)(61)(C), new subsection (b)(168.5)(A) and subsection relettering filed 12-22-98; operative 12-22-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 52).

73. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (b)(156)(E)-(F) filed 1-12-99 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 99, No. 3).

74. Certificate of Compliance as to 10-16-98 order transmitted to OAL 2-10-99 and filed 3-23-99 (Register 99, No. 13).

75. Amendment of subsection (b)(62)(A) filed 6-10-99; operative 6-10-99 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 99, No. 24).

76. Amendment of subsection (b)(91.1) filed 8-5-99; operative 8-5-99 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 99, No. 32). 

77. Editorial correction of subsections (b)(119)(A)-(B) and (b)(205)(A) (Register 2000, No. 7).

78. Amendment filed 2-18-2000; operative 3-1-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2000, No. 7).

79. Amendment of subsection (b)(62)(A) filed 6-22-2000; operative 7-22-2000 (Register 2000, No. 25).

80. Amendment of subsections (b)(91.1)-(b)(91.1)(G)8B. filed 6-28-2000; operative 6-28-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 215 (Register 2000, No. 26). 

81. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (b)(189.5) filed 8-17-2000 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 2000, No. 33).

82. Amendment of subsections (b)(19) and (b)(174.5) and repealer of subsections (b)(174.5)(A)-(B) filed 2-27-2001; operative 2-27-2001 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2001, No. 9). 

83. Repealer of subsections (b)(91.1)-(b)(91.1)(G)11., new subsections (b)(91.1)-(b)(91.1)(F)7.i. and amendment of subsections (b)(161), (b)(174), (b)(176), (b)(177) and (b)(195) filed 4-30-2001; operative 5-1-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 18).

84. Amendment filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

85. Amendment of subsections (b)(91.1), (b)(176) and (b)(195) and amendment of Note filed 6-25-2002; operative 6-25-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 26). 

86. Amendment of subsection (b)(212)(A), new subsection (b)(212)(B) and subsection relettering filed 8-21-2002; operative 8-21-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 34).

87. Amendment of subsections (b)(5)(E) and (b)(156)(H) filed 11-7-2002 as an emergency; operative 11-7-2002 (Register 2002, No. 45). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 3-7-2003 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

88. Amendment of subsections (b)(91.1)(A)2.-(b)(91.1)(F)5. filed 6-17-2003; operative 6-17-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 25). 

89. Reinstatement of subsections (b)(5)(E) and (b)(156)(H) as they existed prior to 11-7-2002 emergency amendment by operation of Government Code section 113436.1(f) (Register 2003, No. 32).

90. Amendment of subsections (b)(5)(E) and (b)(156)(F)-(H) filed 8-7-2003; operative 8-7-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 32).

91. Amendment of subsection (b)(147) filed 12-26-2003 as an emergency; operative 12-26-2003 (Register 2003, No. 52). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 4-26-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

92. Amendment filed 2-24-2004; operative 3-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 9). 

93. Amendment of subsection (b)(91.1) filed 7-22-2004; operative 8-21-2004 (Register 2004, No. 30).

94. Reinstatement of subsection (b)(147) as it existed prior to 12-26-2003 emergency pursuant to Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 2004, No. 32).

95. Amendment of subsections (b)(180)(A)-(B)1., (b)(180)(C)1. and (b)(180)(D)1. filed 8-12-2004; operative 9-11-2004 (Register 2004, No. 33).

96. Amendment of subsection (b)(156)(A), new subsections (b)(156)(C) and (b)(156)(E) and subsection relettering filed 8-23-2004; operative 9-22-2004 (Register 2004, No. 35).

97. Amendment of subsections (b)(180)(A), (b)(180)(B)1. and (b)(180)(C)1., new subsection (b)(180)(C)2., subsection renumbering and amendment of subsection (b)(180)(D)1. filed 12-21-2004; operative 1-20-2005 (Register 2004, No. 52).

98. Amendment of subsection (b)(178) filed 8-23-2005 as an emergency; operative 8-23-2005 (Register 2005, No. 34). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-21-2005 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

99. Amendment of subsections within subsection (b)(91.1) filed 8-26-2005; operative 8-26-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2005, No. 34).

100. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to 8-23-2005 emergency amendment by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 2006, No. 7).

101. Editorial correction restoring inadvertently omitted subsection (b)(77.5) (Register 2006, No. 26).

102. Amendment of subsection (b)(178) filed 7-28-2006; operative 7-28-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2006, No. 30).

103. Amendment of subsection (b)(91.1), and subsections therein, filed 8-11-2006; operative 8-15-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2006, No. 32).

104. Amendment filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

105. Editorial correction of subsection (b)(129)(B) (Register 2007, No. 10).

106. Amendment of subsections (b)(91.1)(D)1.a.(i) and (b)(91.1)(D)1.f.(i) filed 3-21-2007 as an emergency; operative 3-21-2007 (Register 2007, No. 12). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-17-2007 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

107. New subsection (b)(53.8) and amendment of Note filed 5-10-2007; operative 5-10-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 19). 

108. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-21-2007 order, including further amendment of subsection (b)(91.1) and subsections therein, transmitted to OAL 5-18-2007 and filed 6-21-2007 (Register 2007, No. 25). 

109. Amendment filed 12-27-2007; operative 1-26-2008 (Register 2007, No. 52).

110. Amendment of subsection (b)(172.7) filed 2-19-2008; operative 3-20-2008 (Register 2008, No. 8).

111. Amendment of subsections (b)(5)(A)-(E), (b)(12.5), (b)(18.5)(B), (b)(43.5), (b)(59.5), (b)(68)(C)-(E), (b)(118)(B), (b)(124)(A)-(B), (b)(129)(B), (b)(156)(B), (b)(156)(H), (b)(156)(J), new subsection (b)(156)(K) and amendment of subsections (b)(168.5)-(b)(168.5)(C), (b)(186)(B), (b)(198)(E) and (b)(212)(A) filed 7-2-2008; operative 7-2-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 27). 

112. Amendment of subsections within subsection (b)(91.1) filed 7-23-2008; operative 8-15-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 30).

113. Amendment of subsection (b)(178) and new subsections (b)(178)(A)-(B) filed 5-21-2009; operative 5-21-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 21). 

114. Amendment of subsections (b)(5)(A)-(D), repealer of subsection (b)(5)(E), amendment of subsections (b)(6)(A)-(B), (b)(12.5), (b)(14)(B), (b)(18.5)-(b)(18.5)(B), (b)(20)(A)-(B), (b)(32)(A)-(B), (b)(43.5), (b)(56)(A)-(B), (b)(59.5), (b)(60) and (b)(68)(A)-(C), repealer of subsections (b)(68)(D)-(E), amendment of subsections (b)(118)(A)-(B), (b)(119)(A)-(B), (b)(124)(A)-(B), (b)(129)(B), (b)(156)(A), (b)(156)(E), (b)(156)(G)-(H), (b)(156)(J)-(K) and (b)(168.5)(A)-(B), repealer of subsection (b)(168.5)(C), amendment of subsections (b)(186)(A)-(B), (b)(198)(D)-(E) and (b)(212)(A), repealer of subsection (b)(212)(B), subsection relettering and amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(212)(B) filed 5-26-2009; operative 5-26-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 22). 

115. Editorial correction amending subsections (b)(91.1)(D)2.a.(i), (b)(91.1)(E)2.a. and (b)(91.1)(E)6.a.-b. and g. and repealing subsection (b)(91.1)(E)6.j. (Register 2009, No. 23).

116. Amendment of subsections (b)(91.1) and (b)(91.1)(A)1., repealer of subsections (b)(91.1)2.-3.d., subsection renumbering and amendment of subsections (b)(91.1)(D)-(D)1., (b)(91.1)(D)2.a.(ii)-b.(i) and (b)(91.1)(E)2.a.-5. and (b)(91.1)(E)6.a.-i. filed 6-2-2009; operative 7-2-2009 (Register 2009, No. 23).

117. Editorial correction of subsections (b)(20)(C) and (b)(178) (Register 2009, No. 37).

118. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(2), (a)(5), (b)(1.5), (b)(2), (b)(3),  (b)(5)(A)-(D), (b)(12)(A), (b)(18), (b)(19.5), (b)(22), (b)(27), (b)(28.5), (b)(35), (b)(47), (b)(53.8), (b)(65), (b)(66), (b)(68.2), (b)(69), (b)(70), (b)(72), (b)(72.5), (b)(73), (b)(84), (b)(102), (b)(107)(A)-(B), (b)(124)(A)-(B), (b)(128)-(b)(128)(C), (b)(129), (b)(129)(B), (b)(130), (b)(133)(A)-(C), (b)(147), (b)(150)(A)-(C), (b)(154), (b)(155)(A), (b)(156)(C), (b)(156)(E), (b)(156)(G)-(H), (b)(156)(J)-(K), (b)(171.6), (b)(180)-(b)(180)(B)1., (b)(180)(C)1., (b)(180)(D)1., (b)(181)-(b)(181)(A), (b)(182), (b)(187.5), (b)(193), (b)(200) and (b)(212)(A)-(B), new subsections (b)(1.5)(A)-(B), (b)(4.5), (b)(25.3) and (b)(181.8), repealer of subsection (b)(88) and new footnote filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

119. Amendment of subsection (b)(91.1), and subsections therein, filed 5-26-2010; operative 6-25-2010 (Register 2010, No. 22).

120. Amendment of subsections (b)(5)(D) and (b)(68)(C), new subsection (b)(68)(D) and amendment of subsections (b)(156)(H) and (b)(156)(J)-(K) filed 7-12-2010; operative 7-12-2010 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 215 (Register 2010, No. 29). 

121. Amendment of subsections (b)(5)(A)-(b)(5)(D), new subsection (b)(5)(E), amendment of subsections (b)(68)(D) and (b)(156), repealer of subsections (b)(156)(F)-(K), new subsections (b)(156.5)-(b)(156.5)(F) and amendment of second footnote filed 6-16-2011; operative 6-16-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 24). 

122. New subsection (b)(35.6), amendment of subsections (b)(91.1)(D)1., (b)(91.1)(D)2.(ii), (b)(91.1)(E)2.a.-b. and (b)(91.1)(E)6.a.-b., repealer of subsection (b)(91.1)(E)6.c., subsection relettering and amendment of newly designated subsections (b)(91.1)(E)6e.-f. filed 6-21-2011; operative 7-21-2011 (Register 2011, No. 25).

123. Editorial correction of subsections (b)(199) and (b)(200) (Register 2011, No. 28).

124. Amendment of subsection (b)(1.5)-(b)(1.5)(A) and new subsection (b)(1.5)(A)1. filed 9-22-2011; operative 9-22-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 38).

125. Amendment of subsection (b)(68) filed 1-9-2012; operative 2-8-2012 (Register 2012, No. 2).

126. Amendment of subsections (b)(91.1)(C)2.b.(i), (b)(91.1)(D)1., (b)(91.1)(E)2.a.-b., (b)(91.1)(E)6.b. and (b)(91.1)(E)6.e.-f. filed 5-17-2012; operative 6-16-2012 (Register 2012, No. 20).

127. Amendment of subsections (b)(5)(A)-(E), (b)(68), (b)(68)(B)-(C), new subsection (b)(68)(D), subsection relettering, amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(68)(E), repealer and new subsections (b)(124)(A)-(C), new subsection (b)(124)(D) and amendment of subsections (b)(156.5), (b)(156.5)(B)-(C) and (b)(156.5)(E)-(F) filed 5-21-2012; operative 6-20-2012 (Register 2012, No. 21).

128. Amendment filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

Article 4. Supplemental Regulations

§8.00. Low-Flow Restrictions.

Note         History



(a) Eel River, Mad River, Mattole River, Redwood Creek, Smith River and Van Duzen River. Stream closures: Special Low Flow Conditions. From September 1 for the Mad River only and October 1 for all other streams through January 31, any of the stream reaches listed in subsection (1) through (7) below shall be closed to all angling on Tuesday and Wednesday when the department determines that the flow on the previous Monday at any of the designated gauging stations is less than the minimum flows set forth in subsections (1) through (7); any of the stream reaches listed in subsections (1) through (7) below shall be closed to all angling on Thursday and Friday when the department determines that the flow on the previous Wednesday at any of the designated gauging stations is less than the minimum flows set forth in subsections (1) though (7); any of the stream reaches listed in subsections (1) through (7) below shall be closed to all angling from Saturday through Monday when the department determines that the flow on the previous Friday at any of the designated gauging stations is less than the minimum flows set forth in subsections (1) through (7). Notwithstanding this provision, the department may close or keep a stream reach closed to fishing when the minimum flow is exceeded on the scheduled flow determination day if the department is reasonably assured that the stream flow is likely to decrease below the minimum flow as specified in subsections (a)(1)-(7) of Section 8.00 before or on the next flow-determination date. In addition, the department may reopen a stream at any time during a closed period if the minimum flow as specified in subsections (a)(1)-(7) of Section 8.00 is exceeded and the department is reasonably assured that it will remain above the minimum flow until the next scheduled Monday, Wednesday, or Friday flow determination. The department shall make information available to the public by a telephone recorded message updated, as necessary, no later than 1:00 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as to whether any stream will be open or closed to fishing. It shall be the responsibility of the angler to use the telephone number designated in the sport fishing regulations booklet to obtain information on the status of any stream.

(1) The main stem Eel River from the paved junction of Fulmor Road with the Eel River to the South Fork Eel River.

Minimum Flow: 350 cfs at the gauging station near Scotia.

(2) The South Fork of the Eel River downstream from Rattlesnake Creek and the Middle Fork Eel River downstream from the Bar Creek.

Minimum Flow: 340 cfs at the gauging station at Miranda.

(3) Van Duzen River: The main stem Van Duzen River from its junction with the Eel River to the end of Golden Gate Drive near Bridgeville (approximately 4,000 feet upstream from the Little Golden Gate Bridge). 

Minimum Flow: 150 cfs at the gauging station near Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park.

(4) Mad River: The main stem Mad River from the Hammond Trail Railroad Trestle to Cowan Creek.

Minimum Flow: 200 cfs at the gauging station at the Highway 299 bridge.

(5) Mattole River: The main stem of the Mattole River from the mouth to Honeydew Creek.

Minimum Flow: 320 cfs at the gauging station at Petrolia.

(6) Redwood Creek: The main stem of Redwood Creek from the mouth to its confluence with Bond Creek.

Minimum Flow: 300 cfs at the gauging station near the Highway 101 bridge.

(7) Smith River: The main stem Smith River from the mouth of Rowdy Creek to the mouth of Patrick Creek (tributary of the Middle Fork Smith River); the South Fork Smith River from the mouth upstream approximately 1000 feet to the County Road (George Tyron ) bridge and Craigs Creek to its confluence with Jones Creek; and the North Fork Smith River from the mouth to its confluence with Stony Creek.

Minimum Flow: 600 cfs at the Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park gauging station. 

THE NUMBER TO CALL FOR INFORMATION IS (707) 882-3164.

(b) Central Coast Streams: Stream Closures: Special Low Flow Conditions.

From October 1 through April 1, any of the stream reaches listed in subsections (1) and (2) below shall be closed to all angling for a period of one week, commencing on any Thursday, when the Department determines that the flow on the previous Wednesday morning at the designated gauging station is less than the minimum flows set forth in subsections (1) and (2). Notwithstanding this provision, the Department may immediately reopen the streams to fishing if it determines that such flows exceed the minimum flows set forth in subsections (1) and (2) and no negative impact to the resource would result. The Department shall make information available to the public by telephone recorded message, updated no later than 1:00 p.m. each Wednesday, as to whether any stream will be open or closed to fishing. It shall be the responsibility of the angler to use the telephone number designated in the sport fishing regulations booklet to obtain information on the status of any stream.

THE NUMBER TO CALL FOR INFORMATION IS (707) 944-5533.

(1) Sonoma Creek (Sonoma County), and all streams tributary to the Pacific Ocean (and its bays) in Mendocino, Sonoma, and Marin counties, except for the Russian River.

Minimum Flow: 500 cfs at the gauging station on the main stem Russian River near Guerneville (Sonoma County).

(2) The Napa River (Napa County) between Trancas Avenue in Napa and Oakville Cross Bridge near Yountville.

Minimum Flow: 15 cfs at the gauging station at the Oak Knoll Bridge on the main stem Napa River.

(c) South Central Coast Streams -- Special Low Flow Closures: During December 1 through March 7 the following streams (subsections (1) through (7)) will be closed to fishing when the department determines that stream flows are inadequate to provide fish passage for migrating steelhead trout and salmon. Closed streams will be reopened when the department determines flows are adequate for fish passage. 

(1) Upper Penitencia Ck. (Santa Clara Co.) and Lower Coyote Ck. below its confluence with Upper Penitencia Ck (U. S. G. S. gauging station on lower Coyote Ck. above St. Highway 237 in Milpitas). 

(2) Pescadero Creek and all anadromous reaches of San Mateo Co. coastal streams normally open for fishing, from Elliot Ck. through Milagro Ck., shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the Pescadero Ck. flows are impeding fish passage. (U. S. G. S. gauging station is on Pescadero Ck.) 

(3) The San Lorenzo River and all its tributaries, as well as all anadromous reaches of coastal streams normally open for fishing in Santa Cruz Co. from the San Lorenzo R. on North through Wadell Ck., shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the San Lorenzo flows are impeding fish passage. (U. S. G. S. gauging station in Henry Cowell Redwood State Park). 

(4) Aptos and Soquel Creeks (Santa Cruz Co.) shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the Soquel Ck. flows are impeding fish passage. (U. S. G. S. gauging station on Soquel Ck.). 

(5) The Pajaro River and Uvas, Llagas, and Corralitos Creeks, (Santa Cruz, Monterey, & Santa Clara Co.) shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the Pajaro R. flows are impeding fish passage. (U. S. G. S. gauging station on the lower Pajaro River). 

(6) The main stem of the Salinas River (Monterey Co.), below its confluence with the Arroyo Seco River shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the flows are impeding fish passage (U. S. G. S. Spreckels gauging station on the Salinas R.). 

(7) The Arroyo Seco River (MontereyCo.) shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the flows are impeding fish passage. (Flows to be evaluated at U. S. G. S. Spreckels gauging station on the Salinas R. and the U. S. G. S. gauging station near Geenfield on the Arroyo Seco R.). 

(8) The Carmel River main stem , and the adjacent waters of San Jose, Gibson, Malpaso, Soberanes Creeks that are West of Highway 1 (Monterey Co.), shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the flow at the U. S. G. S. gauging station near Carmel is less than 80 cfs. 

(9) The Big Sur River main stem west of the Highway 1 bridge, all of Limekiln Ck and its tributaries, and the anadromous portions of all other Big Sur Coast streams West of Highway 1 in Monterey Co., from Granite Ck. south to Salmon Ck., shall be closed to all fishing when the department determines that the flow at the U. S. G. S. gauging station on the Big Sur River is less than 40 cfs. 

The stream flow gauges referred to above in subsections (8) and (9) will be checked on Tuesday and Friday of each week. The decision as to whether these rivers will be open or closed to fishing will take place only on Tuesday and Friday of each week. In the event that river flow differs later in the week, the fishing status for each specific river will not change until the day following the next scheduled reading. It shall be the responsibility of the angler to use the telephone number designated in the sport fishing regulations booklet to obtain information on the status of any of the rivers or creeks listed above in subsections (1) through (9). THE NUMBER TO CALL FOR INFORMATION IS (831) 649-2886. NOTE: 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer and new section filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10). For prior history, see Register 89, No. 46.

2. Amendment of subsection (c)(4) filed 9-17-91 as an emergency; operative 9-17-91 (Register 92, No. 13). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 1-15-92 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Repealer of subsection (b) and subsection relettering filed 12-22-92; operative 12-22-92 pursuant to sections 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code (Register 92, No. 52).

4. Editorial correction restoring inadvertently omitted subsection (now designated (c)) and correcting History notes (Register 92, No. 52).

5. Amendment of subsection (b)(2), (b)(4)-(5) and (b)(9) filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

6. Amendment of subsection (b), repealer of subsections (b)(2), (b)(4) and (b)(5), subsection renumbering, and amendment of Note filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

7. Amendment of subsections (b)(2) and (b)(5) filed 7-24-97; operative 7-25-97 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 97, No. 30).

8. Amendment of subsections (b) and (b)(7), new subsection (d) and amendment of Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

9. Amendment of subsections (b), (b)(1) and (d) filed 2-18-2000; operative 3-1-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2000, No. 7).

10. Amendment of section heading, repealer of first paragraph and subsections (a)-(a)(3), subsection relettering and amendment of newly designated subsection (a)(2) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

11. Amendment of subsections (a) and (a)(4) and new subsections (d)-(d)(9) filed 2-24-2004; operative 3-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 9). 

12. Amendment of subsection (b) and new subsections (b)(1)-(2) filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

13. Repealer of subsection (c) and subsection relettering filed 12-27-2007; operative 1-26-2008 (Register 2007, No. 52).

14. Amendment of subsections (a), (a)(2) and (a)(7) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

15. Amendment of subsections (a)(3), (a)(7), (b)(1), (c) and (c)(2) filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§8.01. Special Gear Provisions. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.05. Trout and Salmon. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (b)(2) filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

3. Amendment filed 2-2-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

4. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.07. Carmel River Winter Trout and Salmon Season, Limit and Special Provision (Monterey Co.), Only from Mouth to the Bridge at Robles Del Rio/Esquiline Roads. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, and 205-210, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 12-31-84 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 85, No. 2). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 4-30-85.

2. Repealer filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

3. New section filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

4. Amendment of subsection(c) filed 12-17-86; effective upon filing (Register 86, No. 51).

5. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.08. El Estero Lake Restrictions (Monterey Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority Cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205-210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.10. Youth Fishing Derby, Susan River (Lassen County).

Note         History



The Susan River, from the second railroad tunnel (the westernmost) on the Biz Johnson Trail downstream to the Riverside Bridge in the City of Susanville, is open to fishing on the Saturday preceding the last Saturday in April, only to persons under 16 years of age who are registered for the fishing derby sponsored by the Lassen County Sportsmen's Club.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215, 220, 240 and 315, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205, 206 and 215, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 12-22-98; operative 12-22-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 52). For prior history, see Register 90, No. 10.

§8.15. Llagas Creek (Santa Clara Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering and amendment of former Section 8.15 to Section 8.16 and new Section 8.15 filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Repealer filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

§8.16. Los Padres Reservoir Closure (Monterey Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering and amendment of former Section 8.15 to Section 8.16 filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

3. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.20. Special Provisions Affecting California Indians.

Note         History



The department may issue permits (Permit to Take Fall-run Chinook Salmon in the Feather River Using Traditional Fishing Equipment and Methods of the Maidu Indian Tribe, Form FG 710 (4/01) which is incorporated by reference herein) to members of a Maidu Indian Tribe, allowing the take of fish in the Feather River for religious or cultural purposes, using traditional tribal fishing equipment and methods. The permits shall include any restrictions necessary to prevent damage to aquatic resources and to protect endangered or threatened species. All other fishing restrictions found in Chapters 1-3 of Subdivision 1 of Division 1, Title 14, CCR (Inland Sport Fishing Regulations) shall apply.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220 and 12300, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 6-18-2001; operative 7-18-2001 (Register 2001, No. 25). For prior history, see Register 85, No. 11.

§8.21. Mississippi Lake Trout Restrictions (Santa Clara Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1,205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-5-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.25. Nacimiento River Season (Monterey and San Luis Obispo Cos.), Only from Nacimiento Reservoir to Hunter-Liggett Military Reservation. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.27. Pajaro River (Monterey, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Benito Cos.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

3. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.28. Pescadero Creek and Tributaries Closures (Santa Clara Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.29. Redwood Creek and Tributaries Closures (Alameda Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84. TEXT INADVERTENTLY NOT PRINTED IN REGISTER 84, NO. 8 DUE TO PRINTING ERROR (Register 86, No. 3).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.30. San Clemente Creek and Tributaries Trout Restrictions, Except for Trout Lake (Monterey Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of former Section 8.30 to Section 8.31 and new Section 8.30 filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.31. San Clemente Reservoir Closure (Monterey Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Renumbering and amendment of former Section 8.30 to Section 8.31 filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

3. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.32. San Francisquito Creek and Tributaries Closures (Santa Clara and San Mateo Cos.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.35. Uvas or Carnadero Creek (Santa Clara Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Repealer filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

§8.40. Whale Rock Reservoir Trout Restrictions (San Luis Obispo Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§8.42. Wildcat Creek and Tributaries Closures (Contra Costa Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210 of the Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.00. Definition. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.10. Trout and Salmon. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (d)(1) filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

3. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

4. Amendment of subsections (c) and (e) filed 12-31-85 as an emergency; designated effective 1-1-86. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 86, No. 1).

5. Amendment of subsection (c) and (e) refiled 1-22-86; effective upon filing (Register 86, No. 6).

6. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.11. Stream Closures: Special Low Flow Conditions. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, and 205-210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.12. Central Coast Streams: Stream Closures: Special Low Flow Conditions. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220, and 240, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 240, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-10-89 as an emergency; operative 3-10-89 (Register 89, No. 11). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 7-10-89.

2. Repealed by operation of Government Code Section 11346.1(g) (Register 89, No. 52).

3. New section filed 12-22-89 as an emergency; operative 12-22-89 (Register 89, No. 52). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed by operation law on 4-23-90.

4. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.15. Berryessa Lake Trout and Salmon Limit (Napa Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.20. Eel River Main Stem (Mendocino and Lake Cos.), Only from Mendocino-Trinity County Line to Scott Dam. (See North Coast District Regulations for Eel River in Humboldt and Trinity Cos.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 12-15-82; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 82, No. 51).

2. Repealer and new section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

3. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.21. Eel River, Middle Fork (Mendocino Co.), Only Main Stem from Mouth to Bar Creek. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.23. Eel River, Middle Fork Tributaries (Mendocino Co.), Only Those Portions of Middle Fork Eel River Tributaries Above the Indian Dick/Eel River Ranger Station Road. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.24. Eel River, North Fork (Mendocino Co.), Only Main Stem and Tributaries from Mouth to Trinity-Mendocino County Line. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.25. Eel River, South Fork (Mendocino Co.), Only Main Stem from Humboldt-Mendocino County Line to Rattlesnake Creek. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8). For prior history, see Register 83, No. 4.

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.26. Main Stem Eel River Restrictions (Mendocino and Lake Cos.), from Mendocino-Trinity County Line to Scott Dam. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205, 210 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 12-15-82; effective upon filing pursuant to Government Code Section 11346.2(d) (Register 82, No. 51).

2. Repealer filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

§9.30. Main Stem Eel River Restrictions (Mendocino and Lake Cos.), Only Between Scott Dam and Cape Horn Dam. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section heading and subsection (b) filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Repealer filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

§9.35. Eel River, North Fork and Tributaries Trout and Salmon Restrictions (Mendocino Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

§9.37. Gualala River Restrictions (Mendocino and Sonoma Cos.), Only from the Confluence of Wheatfield and South Forks to the Highway 1 Bridge. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.38. Lagunitas Creek Closure (Marin Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205-210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-11-87, designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.39. Lagunitas Lake Trout Restrictions (Marin Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205-210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-11-87, designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.40. Noyo River Closure (Mendocino Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.45. Redwood Creek Closure (Marin Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.50. Russian River Closure (Sonoma Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.51. Russian River Tributaries (Sonoma Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New Section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.52. Sonoma Creek (Sonoma Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.53. Sonoma Lake Closure (Sonoma Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 205, 210, 219, 220, 240 and 315.3, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222 and 315.3, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Amendment filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

3. Amendment filed 6-10-85 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 85, No. 24). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 10-8-85.

4. Certificate of Compliance filed 10-4-85 (Register 85, No. 40).

5. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

§9.54. Stafford Lake Closure (Marin Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

2. Repealer filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

3. Editorial correction of Note (Register 97, No. 30).

§9.55. Ten Mile River (Mendocino Co.). [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

Article 5. Sierra District [Repealed]

HISTORY


1. Repealer of article 5 (sections 10.00-11.90) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10). For prior history of: sections 10.41 and 10.45, see Register 87, No. 9; section 10.88, see Register 83, No. 4; section 11.26, see Register 84, No. 8.

Article 6. Valley District [Repealed]

HISTORY


1. Repealer of article 6 (sections 12.00-12.83) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10). For prior history of: section 12.26, see Register 84, No. 8; section 12.72, see Register 86, No. 6; section 12.79, see Register 85, No. 11. 

Article 7. North Coast District [Repealed]

HISTORY


1. Repealer of article 7 (sections 13.00-13.95) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

Chapter 4. Ocean Fishing

Article 1. Ocean and San Francisco Bay District

§27.00. Definition.

Note         History



The Ocean and San Francisco Bay District consists of the open seas adjacent to the coast and islands or in the waters of those open or enclosed bays contiguous to the ocean, and including San Francisco and San Pablo bays plus all their tidal bays, tidal portions of their rivers and streams, sloughs and estuaries between Golden Gate Bridge and Carquinez Bridge, and the waters of Elkhorn Slough, west of Elkhorn Road between Castroville and Watsonville. Also see Section 1.53.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of Chapter 4 to Chapter 6 and new Chapter 4 (§§ 27.00 through 31.35, not consecutive) filed 1-16-74; designated effective 3-1-74 (Register 74, No. 3).

2. Repealer of Chapter 4 (§§ 27.00-31.35, not consecutive) and new Chapter 4 (§§ 27.00-29.90, not consecutive) filed 12-20-74; designated effective 3-1-75 (Register 74, No. 51).

3. Amendment filed 12-31-80; effective thirtieth day thereafter (Register 81, No. 1).

4. Repealer of Chapter 4 (Article 1, Sections 27.00-29.90, not consecutive) and new Chapter 4 (Article 1, Sections 27.00-29.90, not consecutive) filed 2-17-82; designated effective 3-1-82 (Register 82, No. 8). For prior history, see Registers 80, No. 2; 79, No. 1; 78, No. 4; 78, No. 2; 77, No. 51; 76, No. 52; 75, No. 52; and 75, No. 8.

5. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

§27.05. Chumming.

Note



Chumming, including chumming with live bait, is permitted.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§27.10. Live Bait Restrictions.

Note         History



Tilapia may not be used or possessed for use as bait in ocean waters.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

§27.15. Multi-Day Fishing Trips.

Note         History



The following provisions apply to anglers and to boat owners and operators when a Declaration for a Multi-Day Fishing Trip has been filed with the department.

(a) Provisions related to the angler: Up to three daily bag and possession limits of saltwater fin fish, lobster and rock scallops and up to two daily bag and possession limits of abalone are allowed for a person fishing during a multi-day trip in ocean waters from a boat whose owner or operator has filed a Declaration for Multi-Day Fishing Trip, pursuant to the provisions of subsection (b) below.

(1) The provisions of this section do not authorize any person to take more than one daily bag limit of fish during one calendar day.

(2) The provisions of this section do not apply to the taking and possession of salmon, steelhead, striped bass and sturgeon.

(b) Provisions related to the boat owner or operator who has filed for a Declaration for a Multi-Day Fishing Trip:

(1) The owner or operator of a boat shall submit to the nearest department office a Declaration for Multi-Day Fishing Trip and payment as specified in Section 701. The Declaration for Multi-Day Fishing Trip shall include the following information:

(A) Place, date and time of departure of the boat.

(B) Place, date and estimated time of return of the boat.

(C) Name of the boat.

(D) Date and hour Declaration mailed or delivered to the department.

(F) Additional requirements for Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessels:

1. The Commercial Boat Registration Number issued pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 7880.

2. Copy of passenger manifest if fishing within 10 miles of the mainland shore of California.

(2) The Declaration for Multi-Day Fishing Trip must be submitted to the nearest department office in order for any person aboard such boat to possess more than one bag limit of saltwater fin fish, abalone, lobster and rock scallops. If mailed, the Declaration for Multi-Day Fishing Trip must be received at least 48 hours prior to the date of the boat's departure. If the 48-hours advance notice is not met, the original copy of the form signed by an authorized department representative must be aboard the vessel during the trip. Forms will be accepted for authorization only during business hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(3) A Declaration for Multi-Day Fishing Trip may not be filed for a trip unless the trip is continuous and extends for a period of 12 hours or more on the first and last days of the trip and no berthing or docking is permitted within five miles of the mainland shore.

(4) The owner or operator of a boat filing a Declaration for Multi-Day Fishing Trip shall prepare such form in duplicate, and shall require the duplicate to be posted in full view of the passengers aboard the boat.

(5) All passengers must disembark at place of return as stated on the Declaration for Multi-Day Fishing Trip.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220 and 7880, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

2. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 4-18-91; operative 5-18-91 (Register 91, No. 21).

3. Amendment of subsections (a), (b)(2), and (b)(3) filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

4. Amendment of section and Note filed 8-4-2006; operative 8-4-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2006, No. 31).

OCEAN WATERS WITH RESTRICTED FISHING

§27.20. Groundfish Management Areas, Seasons, Depths, Exceptions, and Fishery Closure/Rule Change Process Described.

Note         History



Regulations that follow in sections 27.25 through 27.50 define fishing seasons and depth constraints that are effective within each Groundfish Management Area. These sections apply to take and possession of all 90 species of federally-managed groundfish as defined in Section 1.91. (These species include but are not limited to rockfish, cabezon, lingcod, California scorpionfish, kelp greenling, and some species of sharks, skates and flatfish). Special closures and exceptions to these regulations are also specified. All regulations of sections 27.25 through 27.50 also apply for California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos, which are state-managed species known to associate with federal groundfish. 

(a) Depth Constraints: A depth constraint means that during the open season, the aforementioned species may only be taken or possessed in water depths shallower than the specified depth. Two specific definitions of “depth” apply off California. In waters shallower than 30 fathoms, “depth” is defined by general depth contour lines. In waters equal to or deeper than 30 fathoms, “depth” is defined by approximating  a particular depth contour by connecting the appropriate set of waypoints adopted in Federal regulations (50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G). 

(b) Open Season -- Take, Possession and Transit: During any open season in any Groundfish Management Area, in waters deeper than where fishing is authorized or within special closure areas established within a Groundfish Management Area, it is unlawful to take or possess the aforementioned species unless a special exception is provided. However, this regulation does not apply in cases where these species are possessed aboard a vessel in transit with no fishing gear deployed in the water. 

(c) Closed Season: During any closed season in any Groundfish Management Area, it is unlawful to take or possess the aforementioned species regardless of depth, unless a special exception is provided. 

(d) California Rockfish Conservation Area: Within any Groundfish Management Area, waters that are closed for these species during specified times and/or closed in specified depths shall be known as the California Rockfish Conservation Area. See Section 27.51. 

(e) Fishery closure and/or rule change: When the department determines, based on the best available scientific information, that an annual harvest limit [optimum yield (OY), annual catch limit (ACL), annual catch target (ACT), recreational harvest guideline, or recreational harvest target] established in regulation by the NOAA Fisheries (National Marine Fisheries Service) for any species of federally-managed groundfish or aggregate group of federal groundfish species has been exceeded or is projected to be exceeded prior to the end of the year or that catches are less than predicted, the following rule changes may occur: 

(1) The department may modify the seasons and/or depth constraints for any species of federally-managed groundfish or aggregate group of federal groundfish species, California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos. Season and/or depth modifications may differ by Groundfish Management Area, mode of fishing, or gear utilized. 

(2) The department may adjust existing bag or sub-bag limits or establish additional bag or sub-bag limits as needed for any species of federally-managed groundfish or aggregate group of federal groundfish species, California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos. Bag limits may differ by Groundfish Management Area, time of year, mode of fishing, or gear utilized. 

(3) The department may adjust existing size limits or establish additional size limits as needed for any species of federally-managed groundfish or aggregate group of federal groundfish species, California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos. Size limits may differ by Groundfish Management Area, time of year, mode of fishing, or gear utilized. 

(f) Notice of closure and/or rule change: The department shall give the public and the NOAA Fisheries no less than 10 calendar days' notice of any fishery closure or rule change implemented pursuant to this Section via a department news release. Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 702, 7071 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 1802, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; and 50 CFR 660.384.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3). For prior history of sections 27.20-27.53, see Register 83, No. 4; Register 87, No. 9 and Register 2005, No. 10.

2. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Amendment of subsection (f) and Note filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Amendment of subsections (a), (b) and (f) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

5. Amendment of subsection (e) and Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

§27.25. Northern Groundfish Management Area.

Note         History



This Section applies to take and possession of all 90 species of federally-managed groundfish, California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos in the Northern Groundfish Management Area. Federal groundfish include, but are not limited to, rockfish, cabezon, lingcod, California scorpionfish, kelp greenling, and some species of sharks, skates and flatfish. For specific definitions, applicability, and procedures, see sections 1.91 and 27.20. For size limits, possession limits, and other regulations that apply to individual species, see specific sections beginning with Section 27.60. 

(a) The Northern Groundfish Management Area means ocean waters between 42o00'N. lat. (the Oregon/California border) and 40o10'N. lat. (near Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County). 

(b) Seasons and depth constraints (except as provided in (c) below): 

(1) January 1 through May 14: Closed. 

(2) May 15 through October 31: Open for all species only in waters shallower than 20 fathoms in depth as described by general depth contour lines. 

(3) November 1 through December 31: Closed.

(c) Special exceptions to subsection (b) above: 

(1) “Other Flatfish” as defined in subsection 1.91(a)(10), which include Pacific sanddabs, may be taken or possessed in all depths year-round. 

(2) Leopard shark may be taken or possessed in Humboldt Bay year-round. 

(3) When angling from shore (includes beaches, banks, piers, jetties, breakwaters, docks, and other man-made structures connected to the shore), all species may be taken or possessed year-round. No vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) may be used to assist in taking or possessing these species while angling from shore under this provision. 

(4) When diving or spearfishing, as authorized in Section 28.90, all species may be taken or possessed year-round. Except for spearfishing gear, all other types of fishing gear are prohibited to be aboard the vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) while spearfishing for the purpose of taking or possessing these species under this provision.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 1802, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3). For prior history, see Register 2005, No. 10.

2. Amendment of subsections (b)(2) and (b)(3) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(3) filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(3) and (c)(1) filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

5. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(3) and (c)(1)-(4) and amendment of Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

6. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(2) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§27.30. Mendocino Groundfish Management Area.

Note         History



This Section applies to take and possession of all 90 species of federally-managed groundfish, California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos in the Mendocino Groundfish Management Area. Federal groundfish include, but are not limited to, rockfish, cabezon, lingcod, California scorpionfish, kelp greenling, and some species of sharks, skates and flatfish. For specific definitions, applicability, and procedures, see sections 1.91 and 27.20. For size limits, possession limits, and other regulations that apply to individual species, see specific sections beginning with Section 27.60. 

(a) The Mendocino Groundfish Management Area means ocean waters between 40o10'N. lat. (near Cape Mendocino, Humboldt County) and 38o 57.50'N. lat. (at Point Arena, Mendocino County). 

(b) Seasons, depth constraints, and special closure areas (except as provided in (c) below): 

(1) January 1 through May 14: Closed. 

(2) May 15 through September 2 in 2013, and May 15 through September 1 in 2014: Open for all species only in waters shallower than 20 fathoms in depth as described by general depth contour lines. 

(3)  September 3 through December 31 in 2013 and September 2 through December 31 in 2014: Closed. 

(c) Special exceptions to subsection (b) above: 

(1) “Other Flatfish” as defined in subsection 1.91(a)(10), which include Pacific sanddabs, may be taken or possessed in all depths year-round. 

(2) When angling from shore (includes beaches, banks, piers, jetties, breakwaters, docks, and other man-made structures connected to the shore), all species may be taken or possessed year-round. No vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) may be used to assist in taking or possessing these species while angling from shore under this provision. 

(3) When diving or spearfishing, as authorized in Section 28.90, all species may be taken or possessed year-round. Except for spearfishing gear, all other types of fishing gear are prohibited to be aboard the vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) while spearfishing for the purpose of taking or possessing these species under this provision.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 1802, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3). For prior history, see Register 2005, No. 10.

2. Amendment of subsections (b)(2), (b)(4) and (b)(5) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Amendment of section heading and section filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Amendment filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

5. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

6. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(3) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§27.32. North-Central South of Point Arena Groundfish Management Area. [Renumbered]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 1802, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

2. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(3), (b)(5) and (c)(1) filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

3. Renumbering of former section 27.32 to section 27.35 filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

§27.35. San Francisco Groundfish Management Area.

Note         History



This Section applies to take and possession of all 90 species of federally-managed groundfish, California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos in the San Francisco Groundfish Management Area. Federal groundfish include, but are not limited to, rockfish, cabezon, lingcod, California scorpionfish, kelp greenling, and some species of sharks, skates and flatfish. For specific definitions, applicability, and procedures, see sections 1.91 and 27.20. For size limits, possession limits, and other regulations that apply to individual species, see specific sections beginning with Section 27.60. 

(a) The San Francisco Groundfish Management Area means ocean waters between 38o 57.50' N. lat. (at Point Arena, Mendocino County) and 37o 11' N. lat. (at Pigeon Point, San Mateo County). 

(b) Seasons, depth constraints, and special closure areas (except as provided in (c) below): 

(1) January 1 through May 31: Closed.

(2) June 1 through December 31: Open for all species only in waters shoreward of lines approximating the 30-fathom depth contour, defined by connecting the set of 30-fathom waypoints adopted in Federal regulations (50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G).

(3) Cordell Bank Closure Area: Waters of the Cordell Bank (off Marin County) shallower than 100 fathoms in depth as approximated by the 100-fathom depth contour that is defined by connecting the set of 100-fathom waypoints adopted in Federal regulations (50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G), are closed to fishing for these species at all times. Special exceptions provided for “other flatfish” in subsection (c)(1) below apply in this closure area. Special exceptions provided for shore-based angling in subsection (c)(3) and spearfishing/diving in subsection (c)(4) below do not apply in this closure area. 

(c) Special exceptions to subsection (b) above: 

(1) “Other Flatfish” as defined in subsection 1.91(a)(10), which include Pacific sanddabs, may be taken or possessed in all depths year-round. 

(2) Leopard shark may be taken or possessed in Drake's Estero Bay, Bolinas Bay, Tomales Bay, Bodega Harbor, and San Francisco Bay year-round. 

(3) When angling from shore (includes beaches, banks, piers, jetties, breakwaters, docks, and other man-made structures connected to the shore), all species may be taken or possessed year-round. No vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) may be used to assist in taking or possessing these species while angling from shore under this provision. 

(4) When diving or spearfishing, as authorized in Section 28.90, all species may be taken or possessed year-round. Except for spearfishing gear, all other types of fishing gear are prohibited to be aboard the vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) while spearfishing for the purpose of taking or possessing these species under this provision. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 1802, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3). For prior history, see Register 2005, No. 10.

2. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(3) and (c)(1) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

3. Renumbering of former section 27.35 to section 27.40 and renumbering of former section 27.32 to section 27.35, including amendment of section heading, section and Note, filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

4. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(2) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§27.40. Central Groundfish Management Area.

Note         History



This Section applies to take and possession of all 90 species of federally-managed groundfish, California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos in the Central Groundfish Management Area. Federal groundfish include, but are not limited to, rockfish, cabezon, lingcod, California scorpionfish, kelp greenling, and some species of sharks, skates and flatfish. For specific definitions, applicability, and procedures, see sections 1.91 and 27.20. For size limits, possession limits, and other regulations that apply to individual species, see specific sections beginning with Section 27.60. 

(a) The Central Groundfish Management Area means ocean waters between 37o11'N. lat. (at Pigeon Point, San Mateo County) and 34o27'N. lat. (at Pigeon Point, San Mateo County) and 34o 27' N. lat (at Point Conception, Santa Barbara County).

(b) Seasons and depth constraints (except as provided in (c) below): 

(1) January 1 through April 30: Closed. 

(2) May 1 through December 31: Open for all species only in waters shoreward of lines approximating the 40-fathom depth contour, defined by connecting the set of 40-fathom waypoints adopted in Federal regulations (50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G). 

(c) Special exceptions to subsection (b) above: 

(1) “Other Flatfish” as defined in subsection 1.91(a)(10), which include Pacific sanddabs, may be taken or possessed in all depths year-round. 

(2) Leopard shark may be taken or possessed in Elkhorn Slough year-round. 

(3) When angling from shore (includes beaches, banks, piers, jetties, breakwaters, docks, and other man-made structures connected to the shore), all species may be taken or possessed year-round. No vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) may be used to assist in taking or possessing these species while angling from shore under this provision. 

(4) When diving or spearfishing, as authorized in Section 28.90, all species may be taken or possessed year-round. Except for spearfishing gear, all other types of fishing gear are prohibited to be aboard the vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) while spearfishing for the purpose of taking or possessing these species under this provision.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 1802, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; and 50 CFR 660.384. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3). For prior history, see Register 2005, No. 10.

2. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(3) and (c)(1) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

3. Repealer of former section 27.40 and renumbering of former section 27.35 to section 27.40, including amendment of section heading, section and Note, filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

§27.45. Southern Groundfish Management Area.

Note         History



This Section applies to take and possession of all 90 species of federally-managed groundfish, California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos in the Southern Groundfish Management Area. Federal groundfish include, but are not limited to, rockfish, cabezon, lingcod, California scorpionfish, kelp greenling, and some species of sharks, skates and flatfish. For specific definitions, applicability, and procedures, see sections 1.91 and 27.20. For size limits, possession limits, and other regulations that apply to individual species, see specific sections beginning with Section 27.60. 

(a) The Southern Groundfish Management Area means ocean waters between 34o27'N. lat. (at Point Conception, Santa Barbara County) and the U.S./Mexico border, except for waters of the Cowcod Conservation Areas, which are specified in Section 27.50. The Cowcod Conservation Areas are not part of the Southern Groundfish Management Area. 

(b) Seasons and depth constraints (except as provided in (c) below): 

(1) January 1 through the last day in February: Closed, except California scorpionfish may be taken or possessed only in waters shoreward of lines approximating the 50-fathom depth contour, defined by connecting the set of 50-fathom waypoints adopted in Federal regulations (50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G). 

(2) March 1 through December 31: Open for all species only in waters shoreward of lines approximating the 50-fathom depth contour, defined by connecting the set of 50-fathom waypoints adopted in Federal regulations (50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G). 

(c) Special exceptions to subsection (b) above: 

(1) “Other Flatfish” as defined in subsection 1.91(a)(10), which include Pacific sanddabs, may be taken or possessed in all depths year-round. 

(2) Leopard shark may be taken or possessed in Newport Bay, Alamitos Bay, Mission Bay, and San Diego Bay year-round. 

(3) When angling from shore (includes beaches, banks, piers, jetties, breakwaters, docks, and other man-made structures connected to the shore), all species may be taken or possessed year-round. No vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) may be used to assist in taking or possessing these species while angling from shore under this provision. 

(4) When diving or spearfishing, as authorized in Section 28.90, all species may be taken or possessed year-round. Except for spearfishing gear, all other types of fishing gear are prohibited to be aboard the vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) while spearfishing for the purpose of taking or possessing these species under this provision.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 1802, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; and 50 CFR 660.384. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3). For prior history, see Register 2005, No. 10.

2. Amendment of subsections (a)-(b)(4) and (c)(1) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

3. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(2), repealer of subsections (b)(3)-(4) and amendment of subsections (c)(1)-(4) and Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

4. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(2) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§27.50. Cowcod Conservation Areas.

Note         History



This Section applies to take and possession of all 90 species of federally-managed groundfish, California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos in the Cowcod Conservation Areas. The Cowcod Conservation Areas are special Groundfish Management Areas where sport fishing regulations for these species are designed to minimize interaction with cowcod. Federal groundfish include, but are not limited to, rockfish, cabezon, lingcod, California scorpionfish, kelp greenling, and some species of sharks, skates and flatfish. For specific definitions, applicability, and procedures, see sections 1.91 and 27.20. For size limits, possession limits, and other regulations that apply to individual species, see specific sections beginning with Section 27.60. 

(a) The Cowcod Conservation Areas are defined as ocean waters off southern California within each of the following two areas. Area 1 is an area south of Point Conception that is bound by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed: 

33o50'N. lat., 119o30'W. long.; 

33o50'N. lat., 118o50'W. long.; 

32o20'N. lat., 118o50'W. long.; 

32o20'N. lat., 119o37'W. long.; 

33o00'N. lat., 119o37'W. long.; 

33o00'N. lat., 119o53'W. long.; 

33o33'N. lat., 119o53'W. long.; 

33o33'N. lat., 119o30'W. long.; 

33o50'N. lat., 119o30'W. long.; and Area 2 is a smaller area west of San Diego that is bound by straight lines connecting the following points in the order listed: 

32o42'N. lat., 118o02'W. long.; 

32o42'N. lat., 117o50'W. long.; 

32o36'42”N. lat., 117o50'W. long.; 

32o30'N. lat., 117o53'30”W. long.; 

32o30'N. lat., 118o02'W. long.; 

32o42'N. lat., 118o02'W. long.

(b) Seasons and depth constraints (except as provided in (c) below): 

(1) January 1 through the last day in February: Closed, except California scorpionfish may be taken or possessed only in waters shallower than 20 fathoms in depth, as described by general depth contour lines. 

(2) March 1 through December 31: Open for only the species or species groups listed in (A) through (H) below, and only in waters shallower than 20 fathoms in depth as described by general depth contour lines. 

(A) Nearshore rockfish, as defined in subsection 1.91(a)(1) 

(B) Cabezon 

(C) California scorpionfish 

(D) Greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos 

(E) California sheephead 

(F) Ocean whitefish  

(G) Lingcod

(H) Shelf rockfish, as defined in subsection 1.91(a)(3), except bronzespotted rockfish, canary rockfish, cowcod, and yelloweye rockfish which may not be taken or possessed within the Cowcod Conservation Area.

(c) Special exceptions to subsection (b) above: 

(1) “Other Flatfish” as defined in subsection 1.91(a)(10), which include Pacific sanddabs, may be taken or possessed in all depths year-round. 

(2) When angling from shore (includes beaches, banks, piers, jetties, breakwaters, docks, and other man-made structures connected to the shore), only the species identified in (b)(2) above may be taken or possessed year-round. No vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) may be used to assist in taking or possessing these species while angling from shore under this provision. 

(3) When diving or spearfishing, as authorized in Section 28.90, only the species identified in (b)(2) above may be taken or possessed year-round. Except for spearfishing gear, all other types of fishing gear are prohibited to be aboard the vessel or watercraft (motorized or non-motorized) while spearfishing for the purpose of taking or possessing these species under this provision. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 1802 and 7071, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3). For prior history, see Register 2005, No. 10.

2. Amendment of subsections (a)-(b)(2), (b)(3), (b)(4) and (c)(1) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

3. Amendment of subsection (b)(2), new subsection (b)(2)(G), repealer of subsections (b)(3)-(b)(4)(F) and amendment of subsections (c)(1)-(3) and Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

4. Amendment of subsection (b)(2)(A) and new subsection (b)(2)(H) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§27.51. California Rockfish Conservation Area.

Note         History



California Rockfish Conservation Area (CRCA) means the ocean waters that are closed to recreational groundfish fishing at specified times, or closed in specified depths or areas. CRCAs serve to minimize interaction with particular species of overfished groundfish that cannot be selectively avoided and thus must be protected from overharvest by closing times, depths or areas to recreational fishing for all federally-managed groundfish and associated species (limited to California sheephead, greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos, and ocean whitefish) managed by California. See Section 27.20. 

(a) In the CRCA, take and possession is prohibited for all 90 species of federally-managed groundfish as defined in Section 1.91. These species include but are not limited to rockfish, cabezon, lingcod, California scorpionfish, kelp greenling, and some species of sharks, skates and flatfish. Take and possession of California sheephead, ocean whitefish, and all greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos, which are state-managed species known to associate with federal groundfish, is also prohibited. 

(b) This regulation does not apply in cases where these species are possessed aboard a vessel in transit with no fishing gear deployed in the water.

NOTE


Authority: Section 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code; and 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G.

HISTORY


1. Renumbering of former section 27.83 to section 27.51, including amendment of section and Note, filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3). For prior history of section 27.51, see Register 2005, No. 10.

2. Amendment filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

FIN FISH--GENERAL

§27.56. Take General.

Note         History



Except as otherwise provided, there are no closed season, closed hours or minimum size limits on fin fish in the Pacific Ocean including all saltwater bays except that in San Francisco Bay between the Golden Gate Bridge and the Carquinez Bridge and in saltwater tributaries to the bay within the area bounded by Interstate 80 and Highways 17, 101 and 37 fin fish may not be taken between one hour after sunset to one hour before sunrise except from shore or piers.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

FIN FISH--MINIMUM SIZE LIMITS, BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS AND SEASONS

§27.60. Limit.

Note         History



(a) General. No more than 20 finfish in combination of all species with not more than 10 of any one species, may be taken or possessed by any one person except as otherwise provided or as defined in subsection (c) below or in Section 195. See sections 27.70 through 28.62 for special bag limits, minimum size limits and poundage restrictions for certain species that apply in addition to the general bag limit.

(b) There is no limit on the following species: anchovy, grunion, jacksmelt, topsmelt, Pacific butterfish (pompano), queenfish, sanddabs, skipjack, jack mackerel, Pacific mackerel, Pacific staghorn sculpin, round herring, Pacific herring, Pacific sardine, petrale sole and starry flounder. 

(c) Boat limit. When two or more persons that are licensed or otherwise authorized to sport fish in ocean waters off California or in the San Francisco Bay District, defined in Section 27.00, are angling for finfish aboard a vessel in these waters, fishing by all authorized persons aboard may continue until boat limits of finfish are taken and possessed aboard the vessel as authorized under this section or Section 195, Title 14, CCR. 

(1) The authorization for boat limits aboard a vessel does not apply to fishing trips originating in California where fish are taken in other jurisdictions. 

(2) A boat limit for a species or species group is the number of persons aboard a vessel that are licensed or otherwise authorized to sport fish in ocean waters off California, or in waters of the San Francisco Bay District, (see special conditions of Section 195, Title 14, CCR, applicable to operator and crew members of vessels licensed pursuant to Fish and Game Code 7920) multiplied by the individual daily bag limit authorized for a species or species group in those waters. With the exception of species listed in subsection (b) above, the total fish aboard a boat may not exceed the aggregate per-person daily bag limit of 20-finfish in combination of all species times the number of anglers licensed or otherwise authorized to sport fish aboard the vessel. It is unlawful to exceed the boat limit at any time. 

(3) All persons aboard a vessel may be cited where violations involving boat limits are found, including, but not limited to the following violations: 

(A) Over limits 

(B) Possession of prohibited species 

(C) Violation of size limits 

(D) Fish taken out of season or in closed areas. 

(4) Upon completion of a fishing trip aboard a vessel, each licensed angler or person otherwise authorized to sport fish may not possess more than the individual daily bag and possession limits. For purposes of this section, a trip is completed at the time a person disembarks from a vessel and individual possession limits apply. Special boat limit provisions apply to persons fishing aboard commercial passenger fishing vessels reporting pursuant to Section 195, Title 14, CCR. 

(5) Species for which no daily bag limit exists are not counted as part of a boat limit. 

(6) Boat limits are not authorized for sturgeon fishing and shall not apply to the take, possession or retention of sturgeon.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 7071 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 205, 210, 7071 and 7120, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

2. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6).

3. Amendment of subsections (b) and (c) and Note filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

4. Amendment of subsection (b) and Note filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

5. Amendment of subsections (b) and (c) and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

6. Editorial correction of subsection (b) (Register 98, No. 52).

7. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 12-22-98; operative 12-22-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 52).

8. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (b) filed 7-13-99 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 99, No. 29).

9. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 12-30-99; operative 12-30-99 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 99, No. 53). 

10. Amendment of section and Note filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

11. Amendment filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

12. Amendment of subsection (b) and new subsections (b)(1)-(b)(3) filed 1-3-2003; operative 1-3-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 1). 

13. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(3) filed 1-23-2004; operative 1-23-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 4). 

14. Amendment of subsection (a), new subsections (e)-(e)(5) and amendment of Note filed 2-24-2004; operative 3-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 9). 

15. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(2) and Note filed 3-30-2004 as an emergency; operative 4-1-2004 (Register 2004, No. 14). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-30-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

16. Amendment of subsection (b)(1) filed 4-29-2004 as an emergency; operative 5-1-2004 (Register 2004, No. 18). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 8-30-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

17. Repealer of subsections (b)-(b)(3), new subsections (b)-(b)(2) and amendment of table filed 4-28-2004; operative 5-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 19). 

18. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-30-2004 order transmitted to OAL 7-28-2004 and filed 9-9-2004 (Register 2004, No. 37).

19. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

20. Amendment of subsection (b)(2) and Note filed 3-20-2006 as an emergency; operative 3-20-2006 (Register 2006, No. 12). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-18-2006 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

21. Amendment of subsection (b)(2), repealer and new subsection (c) and new subsection (c)(1) filed 4-21-2006; operative 5-21-2006 (Register 2006, No. 16).

22. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to 3-20-2006 amendment by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 2006, No. 33).

23. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b)(1)(A)-(b)(2) filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

24. Amendment of subsection (b)(2) and new subsection (e)(6) filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

25. Amendment filed 10-16-2007; operative 11-15-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).

§27.65. Filleting of Fish on Vessels.

Note         History



(a) Definition of Fillet: For the purpose of this section a fillet is the flesh from one side of a fish extending from the head to the tail which has been removed from the body (head, tail and backbone) in a single continuous piece. 

(b) Fish That May be Filleted: No person shall fillet on any boat or bring ashore as fillets any fish, except in accordance with the following requirements:

(1) Kelp bass, barred sand bass, and spotted sand bass: All fillets shall be a minimum of seven and one half inches in length. Each fillet shall bear intact a one-inch square patch of skin.

(2) Barracuda: Fillets must be a minimum of 17 inches in length. Each fillet shall bear intact a one-inch square patch of silver skin.

(3) Lingcod. Lingcod fillets must be a minimum of 14 inches in length. Each fillet shall bear intact a one-inch square patch of skin. The minimum size and minimum fillet size for lingcod may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 days in advance of a change to the minimum size and minimum fillet size for lingcod made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office. 

(4) White sea bass: Fillets must be a minimum of 19 inches in length. Each fillet shall bear intact a one-inch square patch of silver skin.

(5) Pacific bonito: No more than 10 fillets of any length may be possessed. All bonito fillets possessed shall be considered a part of the allowable undersized tolerance of five bonito per day less than 24 inches fork length or weighing less than five pounds as provided in Section 28.32 of these regulations. All fillets shall bear intact a one-inch square patch of skin.

(6) California halibut taken from or possessed aboard a vessel south of Point Arena (Mendocino County): Fillets must be a minimum of 16 and three-quarter inches in length and shall bear the entire skin intact. A fillet from a California halibut (flesh from one entire side of the fish with the entire skin intact) may not be cut in half fillets. However, a fillet may be cut lengthwise in a straight line along the midline of the fillet where the fillet was attached to the vertebra (backbone) of the fish only if the two pieces of a fillet remain joined along their midline for a length of at least two inches at one end of the fillet.

(7) Yellowtail: Fillets must be a minimum of 17 inches in length, except not more than 10 fillets may be less than 17 inches. Each fillet shall bear intact a one-inch square patch of skin.

(8) Rockfish: Fillets must have the entire skin attached. The minimum size and minimum fillet size for rockfish may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 calendar days in advance of a change to the minimum size and minimum fillet size for rockfish made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office.

(9) California scorpionfish (commonly termed “sculpin”): Fillets must be a minimum of 5 inches. Each fillet shall bear intact a one-inch square patch of skin. The minimum size and minimum fillet size for California scorpionfish may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 days in advance of a change to the minimum size and minimum fillet size for California scorpionfish made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office.

(10) Ocean whitefish: Fillets must be a minimum of 6 and one half inches in length and shall bear the entire skin intact.

(11) All other species except those listed in subsection (c) of this section: Each fillet shall bear intact a one-inch square patch of skin. The fillets may be of any size.

(c) Fish That May Not be Filleted, Steaked or Chunked: No person shall fillet, steak or cut into chunks on any boat or bring ashore as fillets, steaks or chunks the following: any species with a size limit unless a fillet size is otherwise specified in these regulations. California halibut may be filleted or brought ashore as fillets south of Point Arena (Mendocino County).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200 and 202, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220, 240, 5508 and 5509, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

3. Amendment filed 10-16-91; operative 10-16-91 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 92, No. 5).

4. Amendment of subsection (b)(3) and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

5. Editorial correction of subsection (b)(7) (Register 98, No. 47).

6. New subsection (b)(7) and subsection renumbering filed 11-20-98; operative 12-20-98 (Register 98, No. 47).

7. Change without regulatory effect amending subsection (c) filed 7-13-99 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 99, No. 29).

8. Amendment of subsections (b)(1) and (b)(3), new subsections (b)(8) and (b)(9), subsection renumbering, and amendment of subsection (c) filed 12-30-99; operative 12-30-99 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 99, No. 53). 

9. Amendment of subsection (b)(3) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

10. Amendment of subsection (b)(3) and Note filed 3-30-2004 as an emergency; operative 4-1-2004 (Register 2004, No. 14). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-30-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

11. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-30-2004 order transmitted to OAL 7-28-2004 and filed 9-9-2004 (Register 2004, No. 37).

12. Amendment of subsections (b)(3), (b)(8) and (b)(9) and amendment of Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

13. Amendment of subsections (b)(3), (b)(8) and (b)(9) filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

14. Amendment of subsections (b)(8) and (c) filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

15. Amendment of subsections (b)(3) and (b)(8)-(9) filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

16. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 9-22-2011; operative 9-22-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 38).

17. Amendment of subsection (b)(1), new subsection (b)(10), subsection renumbering and amendment of Note filed 1-8-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4) (Register 2013, No. 2). 

18. Amendment of subsection (a)(8) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§27.67. Transport of Recreational Fishing Vessel Through Areas Closed to Fishing. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 7071, 7923 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 7071, 7923, 8585.5 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

2. Amendment of section and Note filed 4-10-2002; operative 4-10-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 205 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 15). 

3. Amendment filed 4-28-2004; operative 5-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 19). 

4. Amendment of section heading and section filed 8-4-2006; operative 8-4-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2006, No. 31).

5. Repealer filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

§27.70. Trout in the Ocean.

Note         History



(a) Methods of take: The trout must voluntarily take the bait or lure in its mouth.

(b) Limit: Three, except the take of steelhead rainbow trout in the ocean is prohibited.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 8-11-98; operative 8-11-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 33).

2. Editorial correction restoring inadvertently deleted section (Register 2007, No. 16).

§27.75. Salmon Closures.

Note         History



(a) No salmon may be taken in ocean waters at the mouth of the Smith and Klamath rivers within three nautical miles north and south of a line drawn due west for three nautical miles from the center of the mouth of each of said rivers.

(b) No salmon may be taken during the months of August and September in ocean waters at the mouth of the Eel River within two nautical miles north and south of a line drawn due west for two nautical miles from the center of the mouth of said river.

(c) No salmon may be taken during the month of August in ocean waters at the mouth of the Klamath River within six nautical miles north and south of a line drawn due west for three nautical miles from the center of the mouth of said river.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New subsection (c) filed 5-30-84 as an emergency; effective upon filing (Register 84, No. 24). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL within 120 days or emergency language will be repealed on 9-27-84.

2. Certificate of Compliance as to 5-30-84 order transmitted to OAL 9-13-84 and filed 10-12-84 (Register 84, No. 41).

§27.80. Salmon.

Note         History



(a) Methods of take:

(1) General Provisions. Only by angling as defined in Section 1.05. No sinkers or weights exceeding four pounds may be used, except that a fishing line may be attached to a sinker or weight of any size if such sinker or weight is suspended by a separate line and the fishing line is released automatically by a mechanical device from the sinker or weight when any fish is hooked. See sections 28.65 and 28.70.

(2) Barbless Hooks. No more than two (2) single point, single shank barbless hooks shall be used in the ocean north of Point Conception  (34o27'00” N. lat.) when salmon fishing or fishing from any boat or floating device with salmon on board. 

(3) Other Hook Restrictions. When fishing with bait in the ocean between Horse Mountain (40o05'00” N. lat.) and Point Conception, if angling by any means other than trolling, then no more than two (2) single point, single shank, barbless circle hooks shall be used. The distance between the two hooks must not exceed five inches when measured from the top of the eye of the top hook to the inner base of the curve of the lower hook, and both hooks must be permanently tied in place (hard tied). A circle hook is defined as a hook with a generally circular shape, and a point which turns inwards, pointing directly to the shank at a 90 degree angle. Trolling is defined as angling from a boat or floating device that is making way by means of a source of power, other than drifting by means of the prevailing water current or weather conditions. See Section 28.65(g).

(4) One Rod Restriction north of Point Conception. Salmon may be taken by angling with no more than one rod in ocean waters north of Point Conception. See Section 28.65(e).

(b) Statewide Coho (silver) Salmon Restrictions: No coho (silver) salmon may be retained. 

(c) Open Fishing Days, Bag Limits, and Minimum Size in effect April 7 through April 30, 2012. 

(1) North of Horse Mountain (40o05'00” N. lat.) and in Humboldt Bay. 

(A) Closed to salmon fishing. The season will be decided in April by the Pacific Fishery Management Council and California Fish and Game Commission and this section will be amended pursuant to the regulatory process. 

(2) Between Horse Mountain and Point Arena (38o57'30” N. lat.). 

(A) All ocean waters open to salmon fishing from April 7 to April 30, 2012. Fishing is authorized 7 days per week. 

(B) Bag Limit: 2 salmon per day. See subsection (b) above and Section 1.17. 

(C) Minimum Size: 20 inches total length. 

(3) Between Point Arena and Pigeon Point (37o11'00” N. lat.). 

(A) All ocean waters open to salmon fishing from April 7 to April 30, 2012. Fishing is authorized 7 days per week. 

(B) Bag Limit: 2 salmon per day. See subsection (b) above and Section 1.17. 

(C) Minimum Size: 24 inches total length. 

(4) Between Pigeon Point and Point Sur (36o18'00” N. lat.). 

(A) All ocean waters open to salmon fishing from April 7 to April 30, 2012. Fishing is authorized 7 days per week. 

(B) Bag Limit: 2 salmon per day. See subsection (b) above and Section 1.17. 

(C) Minimum Size: 24 inches total length. 

(5) South of Point Sur. 

(A) All ocean waters open to salmon fishing from April 7 to April 30, 2012. Fishing is authorized 7 days per week. 

(B) Bag Limit: 2 salmon per day. See subsection (b) above and Section 1.17. 

(C) Minimum Size: 24 inches total length. 

(d) Open Fishing Days, Bag Limits, and Minimum Size in effect on or after May 1, 2012. 

(1) North of Horse Mountain (40o05'00” N. lat.) and in Humboldt Bay. 

(A) All ocean waters open to salmon fishing May 1 to September 9, 2012. Fishing is authorized 7 days per week. 

(B) Bag Limit: 2 salmon per day. See subsection (b) above and Section 1.17. 

(C) Minimum Size: 20 inches total length. 

(2) Between Horse Mountain and Point Arena (38o57'30” N. lat.). 

(A) All ocean waters open to salmon fishing May 1 to November 11, 2012. Fishing is authorized 7 days per week. 

(B) Bag Limit: 2 salmon per day. See subsection (b) above and Section 1.17. 

(C) Minimum Size: 20 inches total length. 

(3) Between Point Arena and Pigeon Point (37o11'00” N. lat.). 

(A) All ocean waters open to salmon fishing May 1 to November 11, 2012. Fishing is authorized 7 days per week. 

(B) Bag Limit: 2 salmon per day. See subsection (b) above and Section 1.17. 

(C) Minimum Size: 24 inches total length through July 5, 2012 and 20 inches total length thereafter. 

(4) Between Pigeon Point and Point Sur (36o18'00” N. lat.). 

(A) All ocean waters open to salmon fishing May 1 to October 7, 2012. Fishing is authorized 7 days per week. 

(B) Bag Limit: 2 salmon per day. See subsection (b) above and Section 1.17. 

(C) Minimum Size: 24 inches total length through July 5, 2012 and 20 inches total length thereafter. 

(5) South of Point Sur. 

(A) All ocean waters open to salmon fishing May 1 to October 7, 2012. Fishing is authorized 7 days per week. 

(B) Bag Limit: 2 salmon per day. See subsection (b) above and Section 1.17. 

(C) Minimum Size: 24 inches total length through July 5, 2012 and 20 inches total length thereafter. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220, 240, 316.5 and 2084, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 316.5 and 2084, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (c)(1), new subsection (e) and relettering of former subsection (e) to subsection (f) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10). For prior history, see Register 89, No. 19.

2. Amendment of subsections (b) and (c) filed 5-31-90; operative 5-31-90 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 90, No. 29).

3. Change without regulatory effect amending subsections (a), (b) and (e) filed 2-22-91 pursuant to section 100, title 1, California Code of Regulations (Register 91, No. 13).

4. Amendment of subsections (b), (c) and (e) filed 5-1-91 as an emergency; operative 5-1-91 (Register 91, No. 25). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 8-29-91 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

5. Amendment of subsections (b) and (e) filed 7-24-91 as an emergency; operative 7-24-91 (Register 91, No. 47). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-12-91 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

6. Amendment of subsections (b) and (c) filed 8-2-91 as an emergency; operative 8-2-91 (Register 92, No. 4). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 12-2-91 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

7. Amendment filed 5-4-92 as an emergency; operative  5-4-92 (Register  92, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL 9-1-92 or emergency  language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

8. Amendment filed 11-24-92; operative 11-24-92 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 92, No. 48).

9. Amendment of section and Note filed 5-4-93; operative 5-4-93 (Register 93, No. 19).

10. Amendment of subsection (b)(3) and (d) EXCEPTION filed 7-6-93 as an emergency; operative 7-6-93 (Register 93, No. 28). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-3-93 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

11. Amendment filed 4-29-94; operative 4-29-94 (Register 94, No. 17).

12. Order filed 7-6-93 repealed by operation of Government Code section 11349.6(d) (Register 94, No. 21).

13. Amendment filed 4-24-95; operative 4-24-95 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) (Register 95, No. 17).

14. Amendment of subsection (d) filed 4-9-96 as an emergency; operative 4-9-96 (Register 96, No. 15). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 8-8-96 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

15. Amendment of section and Certificate of Compliance as to 4-9-96 order including amendment transmitted to OAL 4-26-96 and filed 4-30-96; operative 4-30-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 202 (Register 96, No. 18).

16. Amendment of subsections (a)(2), (a)(3), (b)(1) and (d)(3) filed 6-28-96; operative 6-28-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215. (Register 96, No. 26).

17. Amendment filed 5-13-97; operative 5-13-97 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 97, No. 20).

18. Amendment of subsections (a)(3), (b)(1)-(4), (c)(2) and (d)(2) filed 4-27-98; operative 4-27-98 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(d) and Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 18).

19. Amendment of subsections (a)(3), (a)(4) and (c)(2) filed 5-14-98 as an emergency; operative 5-14-98 (Register 98, No. 20). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-11-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

20. Certificate of Compliance as to 5-14-98 order transmitted to OAL 9-9-98 and filed 10-20-98 (Register 98, No. 43).

21. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(4), (c)(2) and (d)(2) filed 4-28-99; operative 4-28-99 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 99, No. 18).

22. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(b)(4), (c)(2) and (d)(2) filed 2-29-2000; operative 2-29-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2000, No. 9).  

23. Amendment filed 4-27-2000; operative 4-27-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2000, No. 17).

24. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(4), (c)(1) and (d)(2) and new subsection (d)(3) filed 4-23-2001; operative 5-1-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 17).

25. Amendment filed 4-29-2002; operative 5-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 18).

26. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(4), (c)(1) and (d)(2) filed 5-1-2003; operative 5-1-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 18). 

27. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(4) and (c)(1), repealer of subsection (c)(2), subsection renumbering and amendment of subsection (d)(2) filed 5-13-2004; operative 5-15-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 20).

28. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(4) and (d)(1)-(2) filed 6-8-2005; operative 6-8-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2005, No. 23). Because the season in the region described in subsection (b)(4) had not previously been set in regulation in 2005 and began prior to the effective date of this regulation, the minimum size of salmon that may be taken under this section in the region North of Horse Mountain is 20 inches from May 21, 2005 to June 9, 2005.

29. Repealer of subsections (b)(1)-(4), new subsections (b)(1)-(5) and amendment of subsection (d)(2) and Note filed 5-11-2006 as an emergency; operative 5-11-2006 (Register 2006, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-8-2006 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

30. Certificate of Compliance as to 5-11-2006 order, including new Exception to subsection (b)(3), transmitted to OAL 7-28-2006 and filed 8-31-2006 (Register 2006, No. 35).

31. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(3), repealer of subsection (b)(4), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(4) filed 5-10-2007; operative 5-10-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 19). 

32. Amendment of subsections (b)(2)-(4) filed 4-4-2008 as an emergency pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 240; operative 4-4-2008 (Register 2008, No. 14). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 10-1-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

33. Amendment superseding 4-4-2008 emergency action filed 7-1-2008 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 220, subdivision (a); operative 7-31-2008 (Register 2008, No. 27).

34. Amendment of subsections (b)(1) and (b)(2), repealer and new subsection (b)(3), new subsections (b)(4)-(5) and repealer of subsection (d)(2) filed 6-15-2009; operative 7-15-2009 (Register 2009, No. 25).

35. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(5) and new subsection (d)(2) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

36. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(5) and (d)(2) filed 4-30-2010; operative 5-1-2010 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2010, No. 18).

37. Amendment of subsections (b)(2)-(b)(5) and (d)(1) and repealer of subsection (d)(2) filed 4-1-2011 as an emergency; operative 4-2-2011 (Register 2011, No. 13). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-29-2011 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

38. Amendment of subsections (b)(1)-(5) and (d)(1) and new subsection (d)(2) filed 5-11-2011; operative 5-11-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 19).

39. Repealer of subsections (b)-(d)(2) and new subsections (b)-(c)(5)(C) filed 3-22-2012; operative 3-22-2012 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 12).

40. New subsections (d)-(d)(5)(C) filed 5-1-2012; operative 5-1-2012 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 18). 

§27.82. Groundfish Management Areas, Seasons, Depths, Exceptions, and Fishery Closure/Rule Change Process Described. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 7071 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 205, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; and 50 C.F.R. 660.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

2. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 10-17-2001 as an emergency; operative 10-29-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 215 (Register 2001, No. 42). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-26-2002 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Repealer of subsection (b) and new subsections (b)-(i) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

4. Amendment of subsections (c) and (d), new subsections (d)(1)-(d)(2), amendment of subsections (e) and (g), repealer of subsection (i) and amendment of Note filed 1-3-2003; operative 1-3-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 1). 

5. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 4-15-2003; operative 4-15-2003 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2003, No. 16). 

6. Amendment of subsections (a), (b) and (d)(1)-(2), new subsections (d)(3)-(4) and amendment of subsection (f) filed 8-13-2003 as an emergency; operative 9-1-2003 (Register 2003, No. 33). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-30-2003 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

7. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to 8-13-2003 emergency amendment by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 2004, No. 4).  

8. Amendment of section heading and section filed 1-23-2004; operative 1-23-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 4). 

9. Amendment of subsection (b)(1), new subsections (b)(1)(A)-(B) and (E), subsection relettering, new subsection (b)(3)(D) and amendment of Note filed 3-30-2004 as an emergency; operative 4-1-2004 (Register 2004, No. 14). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-30-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

10. Amendment of subsection (e) filed 4-28-2004; operative 5-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 19). 

11. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-30-2004 order transmitted to OAL 7-28-2004 and filed 9-9-2004 (Register 2004, No. 37).

12. Amendment of section heading, section and Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

13. Amendment of subsections (b)(2)(D) and (b)(5)(B)-(E) filed 3-20-2006; operative 3-20-2006 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2006, No. 12). 

14. Repealer filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

§27.83. California Rockfish Conservation Area. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority: Section 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 4-15-2003; operative 4-15-2003 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2003, No. 16). 

2. Amendment of first paragraph and subsection (a)(1), repealer of subsection (a)(2), renumbering and amendment of former subsection (a)(3) to (a)(2) and amendment of subsections (d)-(e) and (e)(4) filed 8-13-2003 as an emergency; operative 9-1-2003 (Register 2003, No. 33). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 12-30-2003 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to 8-13-2003 emergency amendment by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 2004, No. 4).  

4. Amendment filed 1-23-2004; operative 1-23-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 4). 

5. Amendment filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

6. Renumbering of former section 27.83 to section 27.51 filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

§27.85. Striped Bass.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year.

(b) Limit: Two.

(c) Minimum size:

(1) North of Pt. Conception, 18 inches total length.

(2) South of Pt. Conception, no minimum size limit.

(d) Methods of take: No striped bass may be taken while using a sinker weighing over four pounds, or while using any power driven gurdy or winch. Striped bass may only be taken by angling as defined in Section 1.05, Title 14, CCR, spearfishing pursuant to Section 1.76, and bow and arrow fishing tackle; snagging is an illegal method of take.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 201, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 201, 202, 203.1, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (d) and amendment of Note filed 8-1-2001; operative 8-1-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 2001, No. 31). 

2. Amendment of subsection (d) and Note filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§27.90. White Sturgeon.

Note         History



(a) Open season: All year. 

(b) Daily and annual bag limit: One fish per day. Three fish per year statewide. 

(c) Size limit:  No fish less than 40 inches fork length or greater than 60 inches fork length may be taken or possessed. 

(d) Methods of take: Only one single point, single shank, barbless hook may be used on a line when taking sturgeon. The sturgeon must voluntarily take the bait or lure in its mouth. No sturgeon may be taken by trolling, snagging or by the use of firearms. Sturgeon may not be gaffed, nor shall any person use any type of firearm or snare to assist in landing or killing any sturgeon. 

For the purposes of this section, a snare is a flexible loop made from any material that can be tightened like a noose around any part of the fish. 

(e) Removal from water. Any sturgeon greater than 68 inches fork length may not be removed from the water and shall be released immediately.]

(f) Report card required: Any person fishing for or taking sturgeon shall have in their possession a nontransferable Sturgeon Fishing Report Card issued by the department and shall adhere to all reporting and tagging requirements for sturgeon defined in Sections 1.74 and 27.92, Title 14, CCR. 

(g) For regulations on take and possession of sturgeon in inland waters as defined in Section 1.53, see Section 5.80 and Section 5.81.

(h) Boat limits, as defined in Subsection 27.60(c) and Section 195, are not authorized for sturgeon fishing and shall not apply to the take, possession or retention of white sturgeon.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsections (b)-(d) filed 3-1-90; operative 3-1-90 (Register 90, No. 10).

2. Amendment of subsection (c) and Note filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

3. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 12-22-92; operative 12-22-92 pursuant to sections 202 and 215, Fish and Game Code (Register 92, No. 52).

4. Amendment of section heading and subsection (c), new subsection (e) and amendment of Note filed 3-20-2006 as an emergency; operative 3-20-2006 (Register 2006, No. 12). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-18-2006 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

5. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to 3-20-2006 amendment by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 2006, No. 33).

6. Amendment of subsections (b) and (c) and new subsections (e)-(h) filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

7. Amendment of subsection (h) filed 10-16-2007; operative 11-15-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).

8. Amendment of subsection (e), repealer of subsections (e)(1)-(f)(2) and subsection relettering filed 3-14-2008; operative 4-1-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 11). 

9. Amendment of subsections (c)-(d), new subsection (e) and subsection relettering filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§27.91. Green Sturgeon.

Note         History



(a) Green sturgeon may not be taken or possessed.

(b) Green sturgeon may not be removed from the water and shall be released immediately.

(c) Green sturgeon taken and released incidentally to white sturgeon fishing shall be reported on a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card issued by the department, in accordance with procedures defined in Sections 1.74 and 27.92, Title 14, CCR.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

2. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 3-14-2008; operative 4-1-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 11). 

3. New subsection (b) and subsection relettering filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§27.92. White Sturgeon Report Card and Tagging Requirements for Ocean Waters (FG 683, See Section 701).

Note         History



(a) Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Required. All anglers must have a Sturgeon Fishing Report Card in their possession while fishing for or taking sturgeon. Anglers must complete and return the card pursuant to regulations in this Section and in Section 1.74. 

(b) Tagging and Recording Requirements for Retained Fish. A Sturgeon Fishing Report Card includes detachable tags that shall be used to tag any white sturgeon that is taken and retained in the sport fishery. Any white sturgeon possessed by any person shall be tagged. 

(1) Upon taking and retaining a white sturgeon, the cardholder shall immediately record the following information: 

(A) The month, day, fishing location and length of the fish shall be recorded in the appropriate spaces on the tag. Tags shall be used in sequential order. 

(B) The month, day, fishing location and length of the fish shall be recorded in the appropriate spaces on the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card which corresponds to the number on the tag. 

(2) Immediately after recording the information above, the cardholder shall remove and completely detach the tag from the card and affix it to the white sturgeon. Cardholders shall not wait until completion of fishing activity to tag any white sturgeon in possession. 

(3) The tag shall be securely fastened to the fish. To affix the tag, a “zip tie”, string, line or other suitable material shall be passed through the tag at the location specified on the sturgeon tag and attached to the fish. 

(4) Tags shall not be removed from the report card until immediately prior to affixing to a white sturgeon. Any tags detached from the report card and not affixed to a white sturgeon shall be considered used and therefore invalid. No person shall possess any used or otherwise invalid sturgeon tags. 

(5) Records of Prior Activity. All tags must be accounted for at all times by entry of a record on the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card corresponding to all tags that are not in possession. Any tag that was lost or destroyed shall be recorded as such on the corresponding line on the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card. 

(6) If the sturgeon has a department reward disk attached, write the reward disk number in the space provided on the report card. 

(c) Reporting Requirements for Released Fish. 

(1) Whenever the cardholder catches and releases a sturgeon, the cardholder shall immediately record the month, day, location code, and species of sturgeon. 

(2) If all lines in the “sturgeon released” field of the report card are filled, any additional sturgeon caught and released need not be recorded on the card. 

(3) If the sturgeon has a department reward disk attached, write the reward disk number in the space provided on the report card. 

(d) Sturgeon tags must be left affixed to the fish in place, including while stored at a residence or non-transient location, until the fish is processed for immediate consumption. 

(e) The annual fee for the Sturgeon Fishing Report Card is specified in Section 701, Title 14, CCR. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-14-2008; operative 4-1-2008 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2008, No. 11). For prior history, see Register 2006, No. 33.

2. New subsections (b)(6) and (c)(3) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

3. New subsection (e) filed 2-9-2010; operative 3-1-2010 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2010, No. 7). 

§27.95. Sturgeon Closure.

Note         History



Green sturgeon and white sturgeon may not be taken in the following described area between January 1 and March 15: That portion of San Francisco Bay included within the following boundaries: A direct line between Pt. Chauncy (National Marine Fisheries Laboratory) and Pt. Richmond, the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge and a direct line between Pt. Lobos and Pt. Bonita.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section and Note filed 3-20-2006 as an emergency; operative 3-20-2006 (Register 2006, No. 12). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-18-2006 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

2. Reinstatement of section as it existed prior to 3-20-2006 amendment by operation of Government Code section 11346.1(f) (Register 2006, No. 33).

3. Amendment filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

§28.00. Grunion, California.

Note



May be taken June 1 through March 31.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§28.05. Garibaldi.

Note



May not be taken or possessed.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§28.06. White Shark.

Note         History



White shark may not be taken, except under permit issued by the Department pursuant to Section 1002 of the Fish and Game Code for scientific or educational purposes.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.  Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 210, 1002 and 5517, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

§28.10. Giant (Black) Sea Bass.

Note



(a) May not be taken off California. All fish taken incidental to other fishing activity shall be immediately returned to the water where taken.

(b) Limit: Two per angler per trip when fishing south of United States-Mexico border. A valid fishing permit or license from the Mexican government constitutes proof that fish were taken legally.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219, 220, 7891 and 7923, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215-222, 7891 and 7923, Fish and Game Code.

§28.12. Gulf Grouper and Broomtail Grouper.

Note



May not be taken or possessed.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§28.15. Halibut, California.

Note         History




(a) Limit: Five in waters south of a line extending due west magnetic from Point Sur, Monterey County, and three in waters north of a line extending due west magnetic from Point Sur, Monterey County.

(b) Minimum size: Twenty-two inches total length.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 209, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (a) and Note filed 2-9-96; operative 2-9-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 205 (Register 96, No. 6).

§28.20. Halibut, Pacific.

Note         History



(a) Season: Pacific halibut may be taken only from May 1 through October 31.

(b) Limit: One.

(c) Minimum size: None.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210, 215 and 217.5-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsections (a)-(c) filed 5-18-89; operative 5-18-89 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 89, No. 20).

2. Amendment of subsection (a) and Note filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

3. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 12-12-94; operative 12-12-94 pursuant to Government Code section 11346.2(d) (Register 94, No. 50).

4. Amendment of subsections (a) and (c) filed 2-28-2007; operative 2-28-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2007, No. 9).

§28.25. Barracuda, California.

Note



Minimum size: Twenty-eight inches total length or seventeen inches alternate length.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§28.26. California Sheephead.

Note         History



(a) Open areas, seasons, and depth constraints: See Section 27.20 through Section 27.50 for definitions, special closure areas, and exceptions. Take and possession is authorized as follows: 

(1) Northern Groundfish Management Area: Open from May 15 through October 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(2) Mendocino Groundfish Management Area: Open from May 15 through September 2 in 2013 and May 15 through September 1 in 2014, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(3) San Francisco Groundfish Management Area: Open June 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 30 fathoms.

(4) Central Groundfish Management Area: Open May 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 40 fathoms. 

(5) Southern Groundfish Management Area: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 50 fathoms. 

(6) Cowcod Conservation Areas: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(b) Limit: Five. 

(c) Minimum size: 12 inches total length. 

(d) Fishing rules for California sheephead may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 calendar days in advance of a change for this species made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e) or Section 52.10. Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/ marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 702, 7071 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 1802, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20. 

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

2. Repealer and new subsection (a) filed 1-23-2004; operative 1-23-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 4). 

3. Amendment of subsection (a), new subsection (d) and amendment of Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

4. Amendment of subsection (a), new subsections (a)(1)-(6) and amendment of subsection (d) filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

5. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (d) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

6. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(7) filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

7. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

8. Editorial correction of subsection (a)(3) (Register 2009, No. 23)

9. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(4), repealer of subsection (a)(5), subsection renumbering and amendment of Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

10. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(3) and (a)(5) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§28.27. Lingcod.

Note         History



(a) Open areas, seasons, and depth constraints: See Section 27.20 through Section 27.50 for definitions, special closure areas, and exceptions. Take and possession is authorized as follows: 

(1) Northern Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through October 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(2) Mendocino Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through September 2 in 2013 and May 15 through September 1 in 2014, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(3) San Francisco Groundfish Management Area: Open June 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 30 fathoms.

(4) Central Groundfish Management Area: Open May 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 40 fathoms. 

(5) Southern Groundfish Management Area: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 50 fathoms. 

(6) Cowcod Conservation Areas: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(b) Limit: Two.

(c) Minimum size: 22 inches total length.

(d) Method of take: When angling, gear is restricted to not more than two hooks and one line. For purposes of this section, a hook is a single hook, or double or treble hook with multiple points connected to a common shank.

(e) Fishing rules for lingcod may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 calendar days in advance of a change for this species made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220, 702 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 1802 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

2. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 12-22-98; operative 12-22-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 52).

3. Amendment filed 12-30-99; operative 12-30-99 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 99, No. 53). 

4. Amendment of subsection (a) and amendment of Note filed 10-30-2000 as an emergency; operative 11-1-2000 (Register 2000, No. 44). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 3-1-2001 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

5. Amendment of subsections (a) and (d) filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

6. Amendment of subsections (a) and (c) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

7. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 1-3-2003; operative 1-3-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 1). 

8. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 1-23-2004; operative 1-23-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 4). 

9. Amendment of subsections (a)-(c) filed 3-30-2004 as an emergency; operative 4-1-2004 (Register 2004, No. 14). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-30-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

10. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-30-2004 order transmitted to OAL 7-28-2004 and filed 9-9-2004 (Register 2004, No. 37).

11. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

12. Amendment of subsection (a), new subsections (a)(1)-(6) and amendment of subsection (e) and Note filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

13. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (e) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

14. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(7) filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

15. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

16. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(4), repealer of subsection (a)(5), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(5)-(6), subsections (c)-(d) and Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

17. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(3), (a)(5) and (e) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§28.28. Cabezon.

Note         History



(a) Open areas, seasons, and depth constraints: See Section 27.20 through Section 27.50 for definitions, special closure areas, and exceptions. Take and possession is authorized as follows: 

(1) Northern Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through October 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(2) Mendocino Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through Septemeber 2 in 2013 and May 15 through September 1 in 2014, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(3) San Francisco Groundfish Management Area: Open June 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 30 fathoms.

(4) Central Groundfish Management Area: Open May 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 40 fathoms. 

(5) Southern Groundfish Management Area: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 50 fathoms. 

(6) Cowcod Conservation Areas: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(b) Limit: Three Fish, within a Rockfish, Cabezon, and Greenling complex (RCG complex, as defined in Section 1.91) bag limit of 10 fish.

(c) Minimum size: 15 inches total length.

(d) Method of take: When angling, gear is restricted to not more than two hooks and one line. For purposes of this section, a hook is a single hook, or double or treble hook with multiple points connected to a common shank.

(e) Fishing rules for cabezon may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e) or Section 52.10. The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 calendar days in advance of a change for this species made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220, 702 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 1802, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 12-30-99; operative 12-30-99 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 99, No. 53).  

2. New subsection (a), subsection relettering, amendment of newly designated subsection (c) and amendment of Note filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

3. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) and new subsections (b)(1) and (b)(2) filed 1-3-2003; operative 1-3-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 1). 

4. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 1-23-2004; operative 1-23-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 4). 

5. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) and repealer of subsections (b)(1)-(2) filed 4-28-2004; operative 5-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 19). 

6. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

7. Amendment of subsection (a), new subsections (a)(1)-(6) and amendment of subsection (d) and Note filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

8. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (d) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

9. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(7) and Note filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

10. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) and (b) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

11. Amendment of section and Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

12. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(3) and (a)(5) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§28.29. Kelp Greenling. Rock Greenling.

Note         History



(a) Open areas, seasons, and depth constraints for greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos (including kelp and rock greenlings): See Section 27.20 through Section 27.50 for definitions, special closure areas, and exceptions. Take and possession is authorized as follows: 

(1) Northern Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through October 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(2) Mendocino Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through September 2 in 2013 and May 15 through September 1 in 2014, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(3) San Francisco Groundfish Management Area: Open June 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 30 fathoms.

(4) Central Groundfish Management Area: Open May 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 40 fathoms. 

(5) Southern Groundfish Management Area: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 50 fathoms. 

(6) Cowcod Conservation Areas: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(b) Limit: For greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos, ten fish within a Rockfish, Cabezon, and Greenling complex (RCG complex, as defined in Section 1.91) bag limit of 10 fish.

(c) Minimum size: 12 inches total length.

(d) Method of take: When angling, gear is restricted to not more than two hooks and one line. For purposes of this section, a hook is a single hook, or double or treble hook with multiple points connected to a common shank.

(e) Fishing rules for greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e) or Section 52.10. The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 calendar days in advance of a change for these species made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 702, 7071 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 1802, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 12-30-99; operative 12-30-99 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 99, No. 53).  

2. New subsection (a), subsection relettering and amendment of Note filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

3. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) and new subsections (b)(1) and (b)(2) filed 1-3-2003; operative 1-3-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 1). 

4. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 1-23-2004; operative 1-23-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 4). 

5. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) and repealer of subsections (b)(1)-(2) filed 4-28-2004; operative 5-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 19). 

6. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

7. Amendment of subsection (a), new subsections (a)(1)-(6) and amendment of subsections (b) and (d) and Note filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

8. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (d) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

9. Amendment of subsections (a)-(a)(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(7) and Note filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

10. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

11. Amendment of section and Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

12. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 4-5-2012; operative 5-1-2012 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2012, No. 14).

13. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(3) and (a)(5) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§28.30. Kelp Bass, Barred Sand Bass and Spotted Sand Bass.

Note         History



(a) Minimum size: Fourteen inches total length or ten inches alternate length.

(b) Limit: Five in any combination of species.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 203.1, 205, 207, 210, 215, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section and Note filed 1-8-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4) (Register 2013, No. 2). 

§28.32. Pacific Bonito.

Note         History



(a) Limit: Ten.

(b) Minimum size: Twenty-four inches fork length or five pounds except that:

Five fish less than twenty-four inches fork length or weighing less than five pounds may be taken and possessed.

(c) The provisions of this section shall only remain operative if the provisions of Section 8377 of the Fish and Game Code, pertaining to the commercial take of Pacific bonito, become operative on March 1, 1982 and remain operative.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

§28.35. White Seabass.

Note         History



(a) Minimum size: Twenty-eight inches total length or twenty and one-half inches alternate length.

(b) Season: Open all year.

(c) Limit: Three, except that only one fish may be taken in waters south of Pt. Conception between March 15 and June 15.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsections (b) and (c) filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

§28.37. Yellowtail.

Note         History



(a) Limit: Ten

(b) Minimum size: Twenty-four inches fork length except that:

Five fish less than twenty-four inches fork length may be taken or possessed.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 215, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 206, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

§28.38. Tunas.

Note         History



The following daily bag limits apply:

(a) Albacore:

(1) South of a line running due west true from 34o27'N. lat. (at Point Conception, Santa Barbara County) -- The special limit for albacore is 10, which may be taken or possessed in addition to the overall general daily bag limit of 20 finfish specified in subsection 27.60(a).

(2) North of a line running due west true from 34o27'N. lat. (at Point Conception, Santa Barbara County) -- The special limit for albacore is 25, which may be taken or possessed in addition to the overall general daily bag limit of 20 finfish specified in subsection 27.60(a).

(b) Bluefin tuna -- The special limit for bluefin tuna is 10, which may be taken or possessed in addition to the overall general daily bag limit of 20 finfish specified in subsection 27.60(a).

(c) There is no limit on skipjack tuna.

(d) For yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna, and other tunas not listed above, the limit is 10. Unlike albacore and bluefin tuna, fish taken under this limit shall apply toward the overall general daily bag limit of 20 finfish specified in subsection 27.60(a).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 10-16-2007; operative 11-15-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).

§28.40. Broadbill Swordfish.

Note



Limit: Two.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§28.41. Sixgill Shark, Sevengill Shark.

Note         History



Limit: One of each species.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 10-16-2007; operative 11-15-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).

§28.42. Shortfin Mako Shark, Thresher Shark, and Blue Shark.

Note         History



Limit: Two of each species.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202 and 205, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 10-16-2007; operative 11-15-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).

§28.45. Surf Smelt (Night Smelt, Day Fish, Whitebait Smelt).

Note



Limit: Twenty-five pounds in combination.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§28.48. Pacific Sanddab, Rock Sole, Sand Sole, Butter Sole, Curlfin Sole, Rex Sole, and Flathead Sole.

Note         History



Pacific sanddab, rock sole, sand sole, butter sole, curlfin sole, rex sole, and flathead sole are federal groundfish, also known in the aggregate as “other flatfish” pursuant to subsection 1.91(a)(10) and are subject to special regulations as follows. Regulations of this Section do not apply to other species of sanddabs, flounders, or sole.

(a) Open year-round.

(b) Fishing rules for Pacific sanddab, rock sole, sand sole, butter sole, curlfin sole, rex sole, and flathead sole may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 calendar days in advance of a change for these species made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office. 

(c) Limit: There is no limit on Pacific sanddab. The general bag limit of not more than 20 finfish in combination of all species with not more than 10 of any one species applies to rock sole, sand sole, butter sole, curlfin sole, rex sole, and flathead sole. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 1802, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

2. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)(B), (a)(2)(B) and (b) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)(A)-(B), new subsection (a)(1)(C), amendment of subsections (a)(2)-(a)(2)(C), new subsections (a)(3)-(a)(3)(C), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)(A)-(B), (a)(5)(A)-(B), (a)(6)(A)-(B) and (a)(7)(A)-(B) filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Amendment of subsection (a) and repealer of subsections (a)(1)-(a)(7)(B) filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

5. Amendment of first paragraph filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

§28.49. Petrale Sole, Starry Flounder, Soupfin Shark, Dover Sole, English Sole, Arrowtooth Flounder, Spiny Dogfish, Big Skate, California Skate, Longnose Skate, Ratfish, Rattails, Codlings, Pacific Cod, Pacific Whiting, Sablefish and Thornyheads.

Note         History



Petrale sole, starry flounder, soupfin shark, Dover sole, English sole, arrowtooth flounder, spiny dogfish, big skate, California skate, longnose skate, ratfish, Pacific rattail, finescale codling, Pacific cod, Pacific whiting, sablefish, longspine thornyhead, and shortspine thornyhead are federal groundfish, as defined in subsection 1.91(a), and are subject to special regulations as follows. Regulations of this Section do not apply to other species of flounders, sole, sharks, skates, rattails, or codlings unless otherwise specified. 

(a) Open areas, seasons, and depth constraints: See Section 27.20 through Section 27.50 for definitions, special closure areas, and exceptions. Take and possession is authorized as follows: 

(1) Northern Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through October 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(2) Mendocino Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through September 2 in 2013 and May 15 through September 1 in 2014, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(3) San Francisco Groundfish Management Area: Open June 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 30 fathoms. 

(4) Central Groundfish Management Area: Open May 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 40 fathoms. 

(5) Southern Groundfish Management Area: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 50 fathoms. 

(6) Cowcod Conservation Areas: Closed. 

(b) Fishing rules for Petrale sole, starry flounder, soupfin shark, Dover sole, English sole, arrowtooth flounder, spiny dogfish, big skate, California skate, longnose skate, ratfish, Pacific rattail, finescale codling, Pacific cod, Pacific whiting, sablefish, longspine thornyhead and shortspine thornyhead  may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 calendar days in advance of a change for these species made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office. 

(c) Limit: 

(1) There is no limit on Petrale sole or starry flounder. 

(2) The limit on soupfin shark is one fish. 

(3) The general bag limit of not more than 20 finfish in combination of all species with not more than 10 of any one species applies to Dover sole, English sole, arrowtooth flounder, spiny dogfish, big skate, California skate, longnose skate, ratfish, Pacific rattail, finescale codling, Pacific cod, Pacific whiting, sablefish, longspine thornyhead and shortspine thornyhead. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 1802, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

2. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (b) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Amendment of subsections (a)-(a)(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(6) filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

5. Amendment of section heading and section filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

6. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(3) and (a)(5) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§28.50. Marlin.

Note         History



Limit: One.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Editorial correction filed 1-20-83 (Register 83, No. 4).

§28.51. Spiny Dogfish, Soupfin Shark. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 1802, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

2. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (b) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Amendment of subsections (a)-(a)(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(6) and Note filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

5. Repealer filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

§28.52. Big Skates, California Skates, and Longnose Skates. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 1802, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

2. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (b) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Amendment of subsections (a)-(a)(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(6) and Note filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

5. Repealer filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

§28.53. Ratfish, Rattails and Codlings. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 1802, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

2. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (b) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Amendment of subsections (a)-(a)(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(6) filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

5. Repealer filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

§28.54. California Scorpionfish (Sculpin).

Note         History



(a) Open areas, seasons, and depth constraints: See Section 27.20 through Section 27.50 for definitions, special closure areas, and exceptions. Take and possession is authorized as follows: 

(1) Northern Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through October 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(2) Mendocino Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through Septemeber 2 in 2013 and May 15 through September 1 in 2014, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(3) San Francisco Groundfish Management Area: Open June 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 30 fathoms.

(4) Central Groundfish Management Area: Open May 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 40 fathoms. 

(5) Southern Groundfish Management Area: Open year-round in waters shallower than 50 fathoms. 

(6) Cowcod Conservation Areas: Open year-round, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(b) Limit: Five.

(c) Minimum size: 10 inches total length.

(d) Fishing rules for California scorpionfish may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 calendar days in advance of a change for this species made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 702, 7071 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 220, 1802, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 12-30-99; operative 12-30-99 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 99, No. 53). 

2. New subsection (a), subsection relettering and amendment of Note filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

3. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 10-17-2001 as an emergency; operative 10-29-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 215 (Register 2001, No. 42). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-26-2002 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

5. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) filed 1-3-2003; operative 1-3-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 1). 

6. Amendment of subsection (a) filed 1-23-2004; operative 1-23-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 4). 

7. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

8. Amendment of subsection (a), new subsections (a)(1)-(6) and amendment of subsection (d) and Note filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

9. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (d) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

10. Amendment of subsections (a)-(a)(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(7) and Note filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

11. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

12. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(4), repealer of subsection (a)(5), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(5)-(6) and Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

13. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(3) and (a)(5) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§28.55. Rockfish (Sebastes).

Note         History



(a) Open areas, seasons, and depth constraints: See Section 27.20 through Section 27.50 for definitions, special closure areas, and exceptions. Take and possession is authorized as follows: 

(1) Northern Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through October 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(2) Mendocino Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through September 2 in 2013 and May 15 through September 1 in 2014, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(3) San Francisco Groundfish Management Area: Open June 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 30 fathoms.

(4) Central Groundfish Management Area: Open May 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 40 fathoms. 

(5) Southern Groundfish Management Area: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 50 fathoms. 

(6) Cowcod Conservation Areas: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms, except that only Nearshore Rockfish, and Shelf Rockfish, as defined in subsections 1.91(a)(1) and 1.91(a)(3), may be taken and possessed, except as provided below in (b)(1). 

(b) Limit: Ten, within the Rockfish, Cabezon, and Greenling complex (RCG complex, as defined in Section 1.91) limit of 10 fish, in any combination of species, except as provided below.

(1) The limit on bronzespotted rockfish, canary rockfish, cowcod, and yelloweye rockfish is zero. These species shall not be taken or possessed as part of the RCG limit. 

(2) The limit on bocaccio rockfish is three fish, within the RCG limit. 

(3) In the Cowcod Conservation Areas (see Section 27.50), the limit on slope rockfish, as defined in subsection 1.91(a)(4), is zero. These species shall not be taken or possessed as part of the RCG limit in the Cowcod Conservation Areas.

(c) Size limit: None.

(d) Method of take: When angling, gear is restricted to not more than two hooks and one line. For purposes of this section, a hook is a single hook, or a double or treble hook with multiple points connected to a common shank.

(e) Fishing rules for rockfish may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 calendar days in advance of a change for these species made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215, 220, 702, 7071 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215, 220, 1802, 7071, 8585.5 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section and Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

2. Amendment filed 12-30-99; operative 12-30-99 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 99, No. 53). 

3. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 6-12-2000; operative 6-12-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2000, No. 24).

4. Amendment of section and Note filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

5. Amendment of subsection (a)(1) and new subsection (d)(3) filed 10-17-2001 as an emergency; operative 10-29-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 215 (Register 2001, No. 42). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-26-2002 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

6. Amendment filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

7. Amendment of subsection (a), repealer of subsections (a)(1) and (a)(2), amendment of subsection (b) and new subsections (b)(1) and (b)(2) filed 1-3-2003; operative 1-3-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 1). 

8. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b)(1)-(2) filed 1-23-2004; operative 1-23-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 4). 

9. Amendment of subsection (b)(1) filed 4-29-2004 as an emergency; operative 5-1-2004 (Register 2004, No. 18). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 8-30-2004 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

10. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) and repealer of subsections (b)(1)-(2) filed 4-28-2004; operative 5-1-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 19). 

11. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

12. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b), new subsections (a)(1)-(6) and (b)(1)-(4) and amendment of subsection (e) filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

13. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (e) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

14. Amendment of subsections (a)-(a)(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(7) and subsection (b)(3) and Note filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

15. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) and (b)(1)-(2), repealer of subsection (b)(3), subsection renumbering, amendment of newly designated subsection (b)(3) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

16. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(4), repealer of subsection (a)(5), subsection renumbering and amendment of subsections (b) and (d) and Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

17. Editorial correction of subsection (a)(4) (Register 2011, No. 48).

18. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(3), (a)(5)-(6) and (b)(2)-(c) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§28.56. Leopard Shark.

Note         History



(a) Open areas, seasons, and depth constraints: See Section 27.20 through Section 27.50 for definitions, special closure areas, and exceptions. Take and possession is authorized as follows: 

(1) Northern Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through October 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms, except that take and possession is authorized year-round in Humboldt Bay. 

(2) Mendocino Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through September 2 in 2013 and May 15 through September 1 in 2014, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(3) San Francisco Groundfish Management Area: Open June 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 30 fathoms, except that take and possession is authorized year-round in Drake's Estero Bay, Bolinas Bay, Tomales Bay, Bodega Harbor, and San Francisco Bay.

(4) Central Groundfish Management Area: Open May 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 40 fathoms, except that take and possession is authorized year-round in Elkhorn Slough. 

(5) Southern Groundfish Management Area: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 50 fathoms, except that take and possession is authorized year-round in Newport Bay, Alamitos Bay, Mission Bay, and San Diego Bay. 

(6) Cowcod Conservation Areas: Closed.

(b) Limit: three.

(c) Minimum size: 36 inches total length.

(d) Fishing rules for leopard shark may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 calendar days in advance of a change for this species made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 1802, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

2. Amendment filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

3. Amendment of subsection (a), new subsections (a)(1)-(6) and amendment of subsection (d) filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

4. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (d) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

5. Amendment of subsections (a)-(a)(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(7) and Note filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

6. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) and (a)(7) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

7. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(4), repealer of subsection (a)(5), subsection renumbering and amendment of Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

8. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(3) and (a)(5) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§28.57. Pacific Cod, Pacific Whiting, Sablefish, and Thornyheads. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 1802, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

2. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (b) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Amendment of subsections (a)-(a)(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(6) filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

5. Repealer filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

§28.58. Ocean Whitefish.

Note         History



(a) Open areas, seasons, and depth constraints: See Section 27.20 through Section 27.50 for definitions, special closure areas, and exceptions. Take and possession is authorized as follows: 

(1) Northern Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through October 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(2) Mendocino Groundfish Management Area: Open May 15 through September 2 in 2013 and May 15 through September 1 in 2014, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(3) San Francisco Groundfish Management Area: Open June 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 30 fathoms.

(4) Central Groundfish Management Area: Open May 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 40 fathoms. 

(5) Southern Groundfish Management Area: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 50 fathoms. 

(6) Cowcod Conservation Areas: Open March 1 through December 31, in waters shallower than 20 fathoms. 

(b) Fishing rules for ocean whitefish may be changed during the year or in-season by the department under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). The department will provide a news release notifying the public 10 calendar days in advance of a change for this species made under the authority of subsection 27.20(e). Anglers and divers are advised to check the current rules before fishing. The latest fishing rules may be found on the department's website at: www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/, or by calling (831) 649-2801 for recorded information, or by contacting a department office.

(c) Limit: The general bag limit of not more than 20 finfish in combination of all species with not more than 10 of any one species applies to ocean whitefish. 

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215, 220 and 702, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 215, 220 and 1802, Fish and Game Code; 50 CFR Part 660, Subpart G; 50 CFR 660.384; and 14 CCR 27.20.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

2. Amendment filed 1-3-2003; operative 1-3-2003 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2003, No. 1). 

3. Amendment filed 1-23-2004; operative 1-23-2004 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 4). 

4. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

5. Amendment of subsection (a), new subsections (a)(1)-(6), amendment of subsection (b) and new subsection (c) filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

6. Amendment of subsections (a)(1), (a)(2) and (b) and amendment of Note filed 5-9-2008 as an emergency; operative 5-9-2008 (Register 2008, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 11-5-2008 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

7. Amendment of subsections (a)-(a)(2), new subsection (a)(3), subsection renumbering and amendment of newly designated subsections (a)(4)-(7) filed 8-25-2008 as an emergency; operative 9-2-2008 (Register 2008, No. 35). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 2-23-2009 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

8. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(5) and amendment of Note filed 3-3-2009; operative 3-3-2009 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2009, No. 10). 

9. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(4), repealer of subsection (a)(5), subsection renumbering and amendment of Note filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

10. Amendment of subsections (a)(1)-(3) and (a)(5) filed 2-14-2013; operative 3-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(b)(4)(A) (Register 2013, No. 7). 

§28.59. Surfperch.

Note         History



(a) For purposes of this Section, the term “surfperch” refers to all species of the family Embiotocidae, in any combination.

(b) Open season: Open all year, except surfperch may not be taken or possessed by a person in San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay between April 1 and July 31, inclusive. Shiner surfperch (Cymatogaster aggregata) are exempt from this seasonal closure and may be taken and possessed up to their daily bag limit in these areas during the closure period.

(c) Daily bag limits.

(1) In San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, the aggregate limit is five surfperch, not including shiner surfperch. For all other areas, the aggregate limit is 20 surfperch, not including shiner surfperch. Not more than 10 surfperch may be of any one species.

(2) The special limit for shiner surfperch is 20, which may be taken or possessed in addition to the overall daily bag limit of 20 finfish specified in subsection 27.60(a).

(d) Minimum size: redtail surfperch, ten and one-half inches total length. All other surfperch, none.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 215 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New section filed 1-10-2002; operative 1-1-2002 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2002, No. 2).

2. Amendment of subsections (a) and (b) filed 3-26-2002 as an emergency; operative 3-29-2002 (Register 2002, No. 13). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 7-29-2002 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

3. Certificate of Compliance as to 3-26-2002 order, including amendment of subsections (a) and (b), transmitted to OAL 6-28-2002 and filed 8-6-2002 (Register 2002, No. 32).

4. Amendment filed 4-21-2006; operative 5-21-2006 (Register 2006, No. 16).

5. Amendment of subsection (c)(2) filed 10-16-2007; operative 11-15-2007 (Register 2007, No. 42).

§28.60. Herring Eggs.

Note



Limit: Twenty-five pounds (including plants) wet weight.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§28.62. Herring. [Repealed]

Note         History



NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Repealer filed 1-26-88; operative 3-1-88 (Register 88, No. 6). 

FIN FISH—GEAR RESTRICTIONS

§28.65. General.

Note         History



Except as provided in this article, fin fish may be taken only on hook and line or by hand. Any number of hooks and lines may be used in all ocean waters and bays except:

(a) San Francisco and San Pablo bays between the Golden Gate Bridge and the west Carquinez Bridge, where only one line with not more than three hooks may be used.

(b) On public piers, no person shall use more than two rods and lines, two hand lines, or two nets, traps or other appliances used to take crabs.

(c) When rockfish (genus Sebastes), lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus), cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus), or kelp or rock greenlings (Hexagrammos decagrammus and Hexagrammos lagocephalus) are aboard or in possession, where only one line with not more than two hooks may be used pursuant to sections 28.55, 28.27, 28.28 or 28.29, respectively.

(d) No gaff hook shall be used to take or assist in landing any fin fish shorter than the minimum size limit. For the purpose of this section a gaff hook is any hook with or without a handle used to assist in landing fish or to take fish in such a manner that the fish does not take the hook voluntarily in its mouth. No person shall take fin fish from any boat or other floating device in ocean waters without having a landing net in possession or available for immediate use to assist in landing undersize fish of species having minimum size limits; the opening of any such landing net shall be not less than eighteen inches in diameter.

(e) North of Point Conception (34o27'00'N. lat.), where only one rod and line may be used by each angler fishing for salmon, or fishing from any boat or floating device with salmon on board.

(f) Mousetrap gear prohibited: It is unlawful to use, assist in using, or to possess aboard any vessel, hook-and-line gear commonly termed “mouse traps” constructed of a hook(s) or lure(s), attached to one end of a line that is attached to a float, or floats at the other end, and that when fished, is not attached directly to a person or vessel. Possession of such gear aboard a vessel shall be prima facie evidence that the gear is being used in violation of this regulation.

(g) North of Point Conception to Horse Mountain, Section 27.80(a)(3) applies to each angler fishing for salmon or fishing from any boat or floating device with salmon on board.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 215, 220, 240 and 7071, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206, 215, 220, 240 and 8585.5, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. New subsection (d) filed 6-28-96; operative 6-28-96 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 96, No. 26).

2. Editorial correction of subsection (d) (Register 97, No. 19).

3. Amendment of subsection (d) and Note filed 5-9-97 as an emergency; operative 5-9-97 (Register 97, No. 19). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-8-97 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

4. Certificate of Compliance as to 5-9-97 order transmitted to OAL 9-3-97 and filed 10-15-97 (Register 97, No. 42).

5. New subsection (e) and amendment of Note filed 2-5-98; operative 3-1-98 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 98, No. 6).

6. New subsection (f) filed 5-14-98 as an emergency; operative 5-14-98 (Register 98, No. 20). A Certificate of Compliance must be transmitted to OAL by 9-11-98 or emergency language will be repealed by operation of law on the following day.

7. Certificate of Compliance as to 5-14-98 order transmitted to OAL 9-9-98 and filed 10-20-98 (Register 98, No. 43).

8. Amendment of subsection (c) and subsection relettering filed 12-30-99; operative 12-30-99 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 99, No. 53).  

9. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 2-18-2000; operative 3-1-2000 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2000, No. 7).

10. Amendment of subsection (c) and Note filed 3-5-2001; operative 3-5-2001 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 2001, No. 10). 

11. Amendment of subsection (c) filed 6-9-2011; operative 6-9-2011 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2011, No. 23). 

§28.70. Weight, Power Driven Gurdies or Power Driven Winches.

Note         History



(a) No sinker or weight weighing more than four pounds, nor any power driven gurdy or power driven winch, may be used in any ocean waters or saltwater bays north of Point Arguello. This regulation does not apply to

(1) power gurdies or power winches used solely for handling crab nets or traps.

(2) the use of downriggers where the downrigger line is not used as a fishingline but us attached to the fishing line by a breakaway line; or

(3) the use of electric fishing reels manufactured for sport fishing use.

NOTE


Authority: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205-210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section heading filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

2. Amendment filed 2-11-87; designated effective 3-1-87 (Register 87, No. 9).

§28.75. Baited Traps for Shiner Surfperch, Pacific Staghorn Sculpin and Longjaw Mudsuckers.

Note



In San Francisco and San Pablo bays and their saltwater tributaries, and in the open ocean and the contiguous bays of Mendocino, Sonoma and Marin counties, traps not over three feet in greatest dimension may be used to take shiner surfperch, Pacific staghorn sculpin and longjaw mudsuckers. Any other species taken shall be returned to the water immediately.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§28.80. Dip Nets and Hawaiian Type Throw Nets.

Note         History



Dip nets of any size and baited hoop nets not greater than 36 inches in diameter may be used to take herring, Pacific staghorn sculpin, shiner surfperch, surf smelt, topsmelt, anchovies, shrimp and squid. Hawaiian type throw nets may be used north of Point Conception to take such species.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205, 206 and 220, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment filed 3-12-92; operative 3-12-92 (Register 92, No. 20).

2. Amendment filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

§28.85. Beach Nets.

Note



Beach nets not over 20 feet in length with meshes at least 7/8 of an inch in length may be used to take surf smelt north of Point Conception.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§28.90. Diving, Spearfishing.

Note         History



Persons who are floating or swimming in the water may use spearfishing gear and skin or SCUBA diving equipment to take fin fish other than giant (black) sea bass, garibaldi, gulf grouper, broomtail grouper, trout, salmon, or broadbill, except that:

(a) No person may possess or use a spear within 100 yards of the mouth of any stream in any ocean waters north of Ventura County.

(b) When spearfishing for or in possession of federal groundfish or associated species as authorized pursuant to subsections 27.25(c)(4), 27.30(c)(4), 27.35(c)(4), 27.40(c)(3), 27.45(c)(4) or 27.50(c)(3), in an area or during a season closed to the take of these species, no fishing gear except spearfishing gear may be aboard the vessel or watercraft.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 7071 and 8587.1, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 205, 7071 and 8586, Fish and Game Code; and 50 CFR 660, Subpart G.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2004; operative 1-1-2005 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2004, No. 53).

2. Amendment of subsection (b) and Note filed 1-18-2007; operative 1-18-2007 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4(c) (Register 2007, No. 3).

3. Amendment of first paragraph filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§28.91. Slurp Guns.

Note



Slurp guns may be used to take fin fish except that bag and possession limits shall not be exceeded wherever they apply and no species of fin fish may be taken for which a minimum size limit has been established (see Sections 27.60 and 28.00-28.55).

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§28.95. Spears, Harpoons and Bow and Arrow Fishing Tackle.

Note         History



Spears, harpoons and bow and arrow fishing tackle may be used for taking all varieties of skates, rays, and sharks, except white sharks. Such gear may not be possessed or used within 100 yards of the mouth of any  stream in any ocean waters north of Ventura County, nor aboard any vessel on any day or on any trip when broadbill swordfish or marlin have been taken. Bow and arrow fishing tackle may be used to take fin fish other than giant (black) sea bass, garibaldi, gulf grouper, broomtail grouper, trout, salmon, broadbill and white shark.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219, 220 and 5517, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 201, 202, 203.1, 205, 206, 207, 210,  215, 217.5, 218, 219, 220 and 5517, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of section and Note filed 3-7-94; operative 3-7-94 pursuant to Fish and Game Code sections 202 and 215 (Register 94, No. 10).

2. Amendment of section and Note filed 12-27-2012; operative 1-1-2013 pursuant to Government Code section 11343.4 (Register 2012, No. 52).

§29.00. Gear Used in Taking Grunion.

Note



No appliances of any kind may be used to take grunion, and no holes may be dug in the beach to entrap them.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code. 

INVERTEBRATES

§29.05. General.

Note         History



(a) Except as provided in this article there are no closed seasons, closed hours or minimum size limits for any invertebrate. The bag limit on all invertebrates for which the take is authorized and for which there is not a bag limit otherwise established in this article is 35. In San Francisco and San Pablo bays and saltwater tributaries east of the Golden Gate Bridge invertebrates may not be taken at night except from the shore.

(b) Take of all invertebrates is prohibited within state marine reserves. Take of certain invertebrates may be prohibited within state marine parks and state marine conservation areas as per subsection 632(b). In addition, tidal invertebrates may not be taken in any tidepool or other areas between the high tide mark (defined as Mean Higher High Tide) and 1,000 feet seaward and lateral to the low tide mark (defined as Mean Lower Low Water) except as follows:

(1) Except where prohibited within state marine reserves, state marine parks, state marine conservation areas, or other special closures only the following may be taken: red abalone, limpets, moon snails, turban snails, chiones, clams, cockles, mussels, rock scallops, native oysters, octopuses, squid, crabs, lobsters, shrimp, sand dollars, sea urchins and worms except that no worms may be taken in any mussel bed, unless taken incidental to the harvesting of mussels.

(c) Measuring Devices. Every person while taking invertebrates which have a size limit shall carry a device which is capable of accurately measuring the minimum legal size of the species taken.

(d) In all ocean waters skin and Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA) divers may take invertebrates as provided in this article except that in all ocean waters north of Yankee Point (Monterey Co.), SCUBA may be used only to take sea urchins, rock scallops and crabs of the genus Cancer. For the purpose of this section, breathing tubes (snorkels) are not SCUBA.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202 and 210, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200, 202, 205 and 210, Fish and Game Code.

HISTORY


1. Amendment of subsection (b)(2) filed 1-20-83; designated effective tenth day thereafter (Register 83, No. 4).

2. Amendment to subsection (b)(3) filed 2-21-84; designated effective 3-1-84 (Register 84, No. 8).

3. Amendment of subsection (b) filed 2-28-85 as an emergency; designated effective 3-1-85. Certificate of Compliance included (Register 85, No. 11).

4. Amendment of subsection (b)(1) filed 1-22-86; designated effective 3-1-86 (Register 86, No. 6).

5. Amendment filed 3-8-2005; operative 4-7-2005 (Register 2005, No. 10).

§29.10. General.

Note



(a) Except as otherwise provided in this article, saltwater mollusks, including octopus, may be taken only on hook and line or with the hands.

(b) The size of a mollusk is measured in greatest shell diameter.

NOTE


Authority cited: Sections 200, 202, 205, 210, 219 and 220, Fish and Game Code. Reference: Sections 200-202, 203.1, 205-210 and 215-222, Fish and Game Code.

§29.15. Abalone.

Note         History



(a) Geographic Area: Except in the special closure area described in subsection (a)(1) below, abalone may only be taken north of a line drawn due west magnetic from the center of the mouth of San Francisco Bay. No abalone may be taken, landed, or possessed if landed south of this line.

(1) Special Closure: No abalone may be taken between a line drawn due west magnetic from the Sonoma/Marin County line, north to a line drawn due west magnetic from the Sonoma/Mendocino County line (All of the Sonoma County coast line). This special closure is in effect from October 4, 2011 through March 30, 2012, and is repealed on March 31, 2012.

(b) Open Season and Hours: 

(1) Open Season: In the Fort Ross area bounded by the mean high tide line and a line drawn due south true from 38o30.63' N, 123o14.98' W (the northern point of Fort Ross Cove) and a line drawn due west true from 38o29.45' N, 123o11.72' W (Jewel Gulch, south boundary Fort Ross State Park) abalone may only be taken during the months of June, August, September, October and November. In the remainder of the geographic area defined in subsection (a) above, abalone may be taken only during the months of April, May, June, August, September, October and November. 

(2) Open Hours: Abalone may be taken only from one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. 

(c) Bag Limit and Yearly Trip Limit: Three red abalone, Haliotis rufescens, may be taken per day. No more than three abalone may be possessed at any time. No other species of abalone may be taken or possessed. Each person taking abalone shall stop detaching abalone when the limit of three is reached. No person shall take more than 24 abalone during a calendar year. 

(d) Minimum Abalone Size: All red abalone must be seven inches or greater measured along the longest shell diameter. All legal size abalone detached must be retained. No undersized abalone may be brought ashore or aboard any boat, placed in any type of receiver, kept on the person, or retained in any person's possession or under his control. Undersize abalone must be replaced immediately to the same surface of the rock from which detached. Abalon