If you want to go fishing in California, you must buy a fishing license, except if you go fishing next Saturday, Sept. 2, which has been declared a “free fishing day” by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
All other fishing regulations, such as bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures remain in effect.
On Free Fishing Days, every angler must have the appropriate report card if they are fishing for abalone, steelhead, sturgeon or salmon (in the Smith and Klamath-Trinity River systems.
If you just want to catch a lot of fish to bring home and eat, call Capt. Rick Powers at Bodega Bay Sportsfishing, 875-3344, and pay the $95 he charges to take you out for a full day of action catching rock fish, lingcod and even some king salmon. He provides all of the gear and bait.
Complete article by Bill Lynch in the The Sonoma Index-Tribune can be read HERE.