February is stocked with fishing opportunities
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) scientists are currently working to maintain and restore fisheries around the state, including endangered coho salmon along the coast. CDFW’s hatchery staff works year-round to help ensure healthy fisheries and ample fishing opportunities for California anglers. Our hatchery trucks continue to roll and stock fish. February is a great time to target urban, suburban and low-elevation waters for trout and bass. For a little motivation to wet a line, check out some of California’s best winter fishing destinations below.
California winter fishing destinations
From the Trinity River to Lake Perris in Southern California, there is still plenty of opportunities to go fishing and make memories this season. Check out six of the top spots for winter angling throughout the state.
Coho Salmon released in Marin County’s Redwood Creek to boost spawning of endangered fish
In an effort to boost the population of spawning coho salmon in Marin County’s Redwood Creek, CDFW biologists and the National Park Service released nearly 200 adult coho salmon in the creek at Muir Beach.
Mojave River Hatchery in San Bernardino County reopens after major renovation
The Mojave River Hatchery in Victorville, northern San Bernardino County, has reopened after an extensive and much-needed overhaul to promote more efficient trout production for anglers in Southern California.
CDFW Fish Truck Tracker
Fishermen can enjoy firsthand CDFW’s efforts to raise and stock millions of trout each year for recreational angling. Check out the fish planting schedule website, which is updated in real time by CDFW hatchery staff, and plan a trip.