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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California Sportfishing League
"The fracas over California’s scarce water supplies will tumble into a San Francisco courtroom after a lawsuit was filed this week claiming the federal government’s plan to loosen previous restrictions on water deliveries to farmers is a blueprint for wiping out fish.

Environmental and fishing groups sued the the National Marine Fisheries Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Monday for allegedly failing to protect chinook salmon, steelhead trout and delta smelt," reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
California Sportfishing League
California Sportfishing League
California License Fee Reform: Do It Now!

Western Outdoor News writes, "After years of opposing efforts to reform California’s costly and antiquated fishing license system, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has embraced a national R3 movement (Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation) that aims to increase sales and revenue. DFW’s new-found religion is born from necessity because declining hunting and fishing license sales have crippled DFW’s budget. License revenue that once accounted for 40 percent of their annual budget has dropped to about 20 percent.

Until recently, DFW never examined why license sales decreased over 55 percent since 1980, despite the state’s large coastline and numerous lakes and rivers. Does it make sense to offer licenses that expire on Dec. 31 each year, no matter when purchased? And why does the state use a Price Deflator Index formula that essentially operates on auto-pilot, increasing hunting and fishing license fees every year? So, is anyone surprised that California is among the most expensive states in which to hunt and fish, and license sales are declining? Now is the opportunity for change."

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California Sportfishing League
Fishing Program Grant Opportunity. Deadline Dec. 6th

The @CaliforniaDFW has partnered with the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, through the George H. W. Bush Educational Fund as part of their Hispanic initiative, for several years to offer grant opportunities that support local fishing programs and events. Please see the link below for more information and instructions on how to apply. The deadline to apply is December 6th, 2019.

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California Sportfishing League
The California Sportfishing League is pleased to join fellow anglers in honoring American veterans.

Thank you for your service and defending our freedom!
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California Sportfishing League
DFW announced restrictions on recreational groundfish fishery

"The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) announced new restrictions of the recreational groundfish fishery in early October, with new regulations in place for anglers in Northern California. Changes were officially implemented at 12:01 a.m., Oct. 16 and will remain in place until the end of the year," writes @thelognewspaper.
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California Sportfishing League
When is the last time you caught BIG trout?

Well... according to a Western Outdoor News (WON) editorial it may have been long ago.

"The cutback in trout raised by and planted by the California Department of Fish and Game (DFW) that has been going on for at least 8 years is continuing to have a major impact on anglers statewide, and some guides are calling for the DFW to get back on track and expand trout production and plants," writes WON.

Has the quality of fishing declined at your favorite fishing hole? If yes, tell us where.

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