DFG Enhances Urban Trout Planting Efforts in Sacramento Region

DFG is enhancing its urban trout planting program in the greater Sacramento area by adding an additional 16,000 catchable size rainbow trout. Area waters will be systematically planted over the next three to four weeks (late February and early March) as close to the weekends as the planting scheduling allows. The waters to be stocked include:
William Land Park
Southside Park
Willow Hills Pond
Gibson Ranch Park
Granite Park, Hagen Park Pond
Mather Lake
Howe Park
Elk Grove Park
Urban fishing opportunities are especially beneficial to new and young anglers and are part of the larger DFG effort to help new and experienced anglers enjoy fishing.
“One of DFG’s goals is to increase urban fishing opportunities whenever possible,” said DFG Director Charlton H. Bonham. “This gives youth a chance to experience the outdoors right in their communities, and gives busy parents an opportunity to spend quality time with their children without extensive travel costs and planning an entire weekend around a long-distance fishing trip.”
DFG supports urban angling opportunity in all of its regions. The 14 trout hatcheries operated by DFG around the state work to provide consistent numbers of trout for planting in more than 2,000 waters statewide so that people can fish close to home. All anglers age 16 and older need to have a current fishing license as required by state law.

Media Contacts:
Joe Johnson, DFG Fisheries Branch, (916) 358-2943
Harry Morse, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8907