Trout Plants Mean California Fishing Opportunities Abound Over the Holidays

CDFW Fish Planting Truck

The winter holidays are a great time for families and individuals to enjoy recreational trout fishing, and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) trout hatcheries plan to provide plenty of opportunities for anglers of all ages over the next two weeks. Specific plants of catchable trout are scheduled at 79 waters in 25 counties between now and Jan. 5.

CDFW trout hatcheries stock many inland waters throughout the year, in support of the angling public. As always, CDFW’s trout stocking schedule can be found online, as well as California’s map-based Fishing Guide.

Please see the list below for a county-by-county breakdown of stocking locations. Happy Holidays and best wishes for excellent fishing in 2018!

Alameda County

Contra Costa County

El Dorado County

Fresno County

Inyo County

Kern County

Lake County

Los Angeles County

Madera County

Marin County

Merced County

Nevada County

Orange County

Placer County

Riverside County

Sacramento County

San Bernardino County

San Diego County

Shasta County

Solano County

Sonoma County

Stanislaus County

Tulare County

Ventura County

Yuba County


Media Contacts:
Dr. Mark Clifford, CDFW Fisheries Branch, (916) 764-2526 

Kirsten Macintyre, CDFW Communications, (916) 804-1714