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California free fishing day on Monday

September 3, 2010 | 11:50 am

4-year-old Katie Jones enjoys a day of fishing. Monday will be the second of two annual free fishing days in California, when the Department of Fish and Game will waive sportfishing license requirements for the day and allow citizens to fish all public waters in the state, both saltwater and freshwater.

All other angling regulations, such as catch limits, gear restrictions and stream closures, remain in effect. Report cards for certain species will also still be required.

The DFG will also be hosting a free, all-ages fishing clinic in Sacramento on Labor Day. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. until noon at Howe Park, and reservations are not required.

The pond will be stocked with channel catfish, which successful anglers may release or take home. A limited number of rods, tackle and bait will be available on loan, also at no charge.

-- Kelly Burgess
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Photo: Four-year-old Katie Jones enjoys a day of fishing. Credit: Brent Stettler / Utah Division of Wildlife Resources

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