Recreational Spiny Lobster Season to Open Oct. 3

  10/01/2015 – J. W. Snyder – SWFN    Thousands of lobster fishermen are eagerly awaiting the start of the sport season for California’s spiny lobster, which opens Saturday, Oct. 3 and continues through March 16, 2016. There is currently a strong El Niño event occurring in the eastern Pacific, with above-average water temperatures expected …

Anglers Reminded to Submit Steelhead, Sturgeon, Abalone and Salmon Report Card Data in January

  01/14/2015 – John Snyder – SWFN   The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reminds anglers and divers that they are required by regulation to report or return their 2014 report cards. Information collected from sport fishing report cards provides CDFW biologists with important data necessary to monitor and manage California’s diverse recreational …