Sacramento, CA — No license needed, just grab a fishing pole and cast a line – it’s free, well for one day at least.
Labor Day, Saturday, September 5th is the second free day offered by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) this year. The first was on the Fourth of July. Wildlife officials want first-timers to have a chance to try the sport and encourage licensed anglers to take the opportunity to teach family and friends.
All of the usual fishing rules remain in effect including bag and size limits, gear restrictions, report card requirements, fishing hours and stream closures. The CDFW also reminds that every angler must have an appropriate report card if they are fishing for steelhead or sturgeon anywhere in the state, or salmon in the Smith and Klamath-Trinity river systems. Anglers can even learn how to clean and prepare fish for eating. Click here for more on the free fishing event.