Action Alert: Call Your State Senator Today

AB 1387 (authored by Assemblyman Wood) passed the State Assembly and is now being considered by the State Senate.  CLICK HERE to call your State Senator today!

Encourage the State Legislature to Establish a 365-Day Fishing License. Click Here to Sign the Petition!

The California Sportfishing League is a coalition of freshwater and saltwater anglers, and small business leaders devoted to protecting sportfishing in California. Tour our website for the latest recreational fishing news and our Government Watchdog page so that you are alerted to the latest threats to recreational fishing in California.

California Sportfishing League

A statewide coalition of California anglers and small business leaders devoted to protecting recreational fishing. Twitter @CASportfishing
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
"Remember all the talk of El Niño, The Blob and climate change, and what all of these things could mean to the future of marine life? It turns out The Blob, which was an unusual warming-of-the-water phenomenon in a large swath of the Northern Pacific Ocean near the Equator, might have helped the West Coast groundfish escape extinction," writes The Log Newspaper.
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
Fish Out of Water!

Here is one fish that may not require a fishing rod to catch - but, maybe a billy club when it is on land.
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
To congratulate Sacramento State University for winning the YETI FLW College Fishing Tournament on the California Delta, LIKE this post!
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
"A new advancement in sustainable fishing practices could help avoid deadly harm to various bycatch. The Pacific Fishery Management Council approved the advancement, called deep-set buoy gear, as an authorized tool to catch swordfish.

Deep-set buoy gears would be used as a replacement to large-mesh drift gillnets, which are still being used in California to catch swordfish. The use of gillnets, which could be up to one-mile long in length, often result marine mammals and other species being caught in the process, however, causing them to suffer serious harm or death," writes The Log Newspaper.
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
The California Sportfishing League's executive director will be on Rod and Reel Radio Show today at approximately 5:30pm.

You can dial in or listen online for an update on Assembly Bill 1387 (Wood), legislation that aims to reform California's failing #fishing license system. Hint - the legislation will be amended to reforming hunting licenses too!

Click Here to listen online - bit.ly/2HE1ugG
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
365-Day Fishing License Advancing in State Legislature

Western Outdoor News reports that, "Over the past year, the California Sportfishing League (CSL) has been working with Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Santa Rosa) to advance legislation to increase fishing participation in California. Assembly Bill 1387 would enact a 365-day sport fishing license valid for a full 12 months from the date of purchase, include an auto-renewal feature that would ensure greater license renewal rates, and allow licenses to be displayed on mobile devices.

The legislation is supported by over 60 state and national organizations representing anglers, hunters, boaters, marina operators, retailers, the tourism and hospitality industry, and small business owners.

While legislation passed the State Assembly unanimously and rests in the State Senate, Assemblyman Wood announced that AB 1387 will become a two-year bill. The decision to slow the advancing bill was made based on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) commitment to work with the bill’s author and outdoor community to expand the scope of the legislation by including additional reforms that would not only provide anglers greater value, but hunters as well."

CLICK HERE to Read More - http://bit.ly/2lZFMvm
Sign the online petition in favor of AB 1387!