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.

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A statewide coalition of California anglers and small business leaders devoted to protecting recreational fishing. Twitter @CASportfishing
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Soon, Assemblyman Jim Wood's 365-day fishing bill will be advancing through the State Legislature. We still need California anglers to sign CSL's online petition. Only together can we increase fishing participation rates by providing anglers greater value for the buck!

Go to www.savefishing.com to join the online petition!
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365-Day Fishing License Video
Support Assembly Bill 1387 (Wood) – 365 Day Fishing License In this video, the California Sportfishing League makes the case for a fishing license that is va...
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"A Washington teen has officially shattered the record for the biggest channel catfish caught in the state with his first catfish catch ever," reports FOX News.
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California Sportfishing League
Dept. of Interior Statement on Expanding Outdoor Recreation -

Kicking off this year’s hunting season and continuing the Trump Administration’s efforts to increase recreational access on public lands, U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt announced today new hunting and fishing opportunities on more than 1.4 million acres nationwide.

“This is the largest single effort to expand hunting and fishing access in recent history,” said Secretary Bernhardt. “President Trump has made increasing public access and streamlining government functions priorities of his administration, and this new rule delivers on both fronts given the unprecedented expansion of public acreage and removal or revision of 5,000 hunting and fishing regulations to more closely match state laws. This is a big win for sportsmen and sportswomen across the country and our collective conservation efforts.”
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As reported in The Log Newspaper (FishRap), Assemblyman Jim Wood's 365-day fishing bill be expanded in the next legislative session (2020) to include additional licensing features that not only provide anglers greater value, but hunters too.

All this is real progress and thanks to an avid angler who serves in the State Legislature (Jim Wood pictured).

FishRap article - http://bit.ly/2ZsKJe1
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California Sportfishing League
"Trolling off the California coast, Sarah Bates leans over the side of her boat and pulls out a long, silvery fish prized by anglers and seafood lovers: wild king salmon.

Reeling in a fish “feels good every time,” but this year has been surprisingly good, said Bates, a commercial troller based in San Francisco.

Bates and other California fishermen are reporting one of the best salmon fishing seasons in years, thanks to heavy rain and snow that ended the state’s historic drought," reports the Associated Press.

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"In recent years, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has increasingly cracked down on commercial boat operators who escort passengers into MPAs to illegally catch everything from rockfish to bass to yellowtail.

Wardens issued 1,053 warnings and 686 citations for illegal fishing in the protected areas in 2017, according to the agency’s most recently available data. That’s up dramatically from 2013, when wardens gave out just 396 warnings and issued 327 citations.

Advocates say authorities have over the last year continued to get even tougher on poaching in the state’s 124 MPAs, which cover about 16 percent of coastal waters or roughly 5,200 square miles," writes the San Diego Tribune.