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New Year, New License and a World Class Fish

As of New Year’s Day, a 2017 sport fishing license is required when fishing in the Golden State. Buy your new license now so you can get the most out of it. Remember how we said the fishing is still good in December? Well, one California angler might say that’s an understatement. Read on to find out why.

One Big Spot

In December, a California angler caught a spotted bass at New Bullards Bar reservoir, located in northern California’s Yuba County, that very well could be a new world record. Cody Meyer, a professional angler from Grass Valley, caught the massive bass on a soft plastic lure about 20 feet below the surface in 100 feet of water. The fish weighed 10.8 pounds on a certified scale. Currently there is another fish of a similar caliber also caught at New Bullards Bar going through the world record certification process. Official results of both fish are yet to be determined. Congratulations to Cody on a fish of a lifetime!

Read More About This Amazing Fish 

New Year Means New Fishing License

Most California anglers know state sport fishing licenses are valid for the calendar year. As of New Year’s Day, a new 2017 fishing license and report cards are required. The sooner you buy your 2017 sport fishing license the more use you will get out of it. Don’t wait, get your license today.

Purchase Your 2017 Fishing License  

Support Our Wildlife Officers, Purchase the 2017 Warden Stamp

For just $5, you can help to protect California’s natural resources and address the needs for better equipment and training for the state’s wildlife officers. The 2017 Warden Stamp depicts a white sturgeon and is a great way to show your support for California’s wildlife officers.

Purchase a Warden Stamp

No Cash Policy at CDFW License Counters

Starting Jan. 1, 2017, cash will no longer be accepted at CDFW’s License and Revenue Branch and regional license counters. Individuals who want to make payments at CDFW’s License and Revenue Branch or a regional license counter can use checks, money orders or any debit/credit card with the Visa or Mastercard logo. Cash transactions will still be available for all items sold at authorized local sales agents.

More Information 

Keep up with the latest in CDFW fishing, hunting and conservation news.

Go To CDFW Newsroom

Purchase Your 2017 Sport Fishing License

By purchasing a fishing license in California, you are providing a dedicated source of funding for management and protection of the state’s fisheries and for fish hatchery operation. Purchasing a sport fishing license also helps support California’s longstanding fishing heritage for today and future generations.

Thank you for fishing in California!

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  1. Dan Conner says:

    If you guys need a fishing license, go check out Chad and Steve at Tackle Express in Canyon Country on Soledad cyn rd, behind the Carl’s Jr. they are the best and might even have a few tips for your fishing trip. #tackleexpress

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