CA Department of Fish & Game: FREE Fishing Day on September 8

Many say that fishing is a “sport”. In fact, there are countless fishing competition throughout the nation on who catches the most, biggest, and even smallest fish. To me it is more of a hobby. However, this article is not about this debatable issue.

On Saturday, September 8, the California Department of Fish & Game (DFG) will have its last FREE fishing day of 2012.

The DFG offers two free fishing days of the year. The first one was held on July 7th. On Saturday, fishers could fish without a sport fishing license. It gives an opportunity for new fishers and many seasoned ones a low-cost way to give the hobby a try.

However, every angler must have the appropriate report card (if applicable) if they are fishing for abalone, steelhead, sturgeon, spiny lobster or salmon in the Smith and Klamath-Trinity River Systems.

Anglers who are fishing at Don Pedro Lake, the agency will waive vehicle fees for the day.

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