Fishing and Boating in California

Plan a family fishing and boating weekend on Lake Berryessa in Napa Valley or experience an urban fishing adventure from the shore of Dockweiler State Beach in Los Angeles. Find the all of the information you need to go fishing in California. How to get a fishing license and register your boat.


California Fishing

Get started fishing in California today. You can purchase your fishing license online, by phone, or through a licensed agent.

Find Places To Fish Near You

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Get a California Fishing License

Buying a fishing license is the first & most important step for any angler. Get more information.

California Boating

Get started boating in California today. All boats of all motor types and all sail boats used in public waters must be registered.

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Register A Boat In California

Registering your boat is easier than you think. Get information about how to register your boat.

Fishing and Boating Events in California


Sportsmens International Expo

The Sacramento International Sportsmen's Exposition (ISE)--filled with more than 630 exhibiting companies--is California's largest marketplace of outdoor, fishing and hunting products, boats and kayaks, offroad vehicles, RVs a...

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Youth Fishing Day

Take your kids 3-15 year old to this free event where they will learn about ecology, watershed, bait tackle, knot tying, casting and more!

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