Janice Mackey, CDFW Communications, (916) 322-8908
Brian Young, Fishing in the City Coordinator, (562) 342-7148
Who: The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
When: Week of Dec. 15, 2014
Where: Reseda Park Lake – 18411 Victory Blvd., Reseda, CA
What: CDFW will plant catchable rainbow trout at Reseda Park Lake in Los Angeles County. Over the next few months, CDFW will deliver a total of 2,500 pounds of fish to this urban lake.
The initial stocking will consist of 600 pounds the week of Dec. 15. Following this, the department will plant 600 pounds per month through early May as water conditions permit.
This fish plant is an effort of CDFW’s Fishing in the City program and comes on the heels of restoration work done at the lake by the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks.
Started in 1993, the Fishing in the City program is designed to offer fishing opportunities in and around Los Angeles, Orange, San Francisco and Sacramento counties. The goal is to teach ethical angling practices to beginners and introduce them to the many natural resources that California has to offer.
Anglers 16 years of age and older will need a valid fishing license. Children under 16 can fish for free.
To purchase a fishing license online or find a license agent visit https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Licensing/Fishing.
For a complete list of fishing regulations and opportunities visit https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Regulations.
For more information on fishing in California visit https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Fishing.