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Lifetime Fishing License

Type: Freshwater   Season: Til' yer old and grey!
Available to any resident. Lifetime fishing licensees receive an annual sport fishing license each year for life. The application and information about applying for this license is available at www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/pdffiles/fg1561.pdf. The license and privilege package are nonrefundable and nontransferable.

Pricing Varies by age:
  • $478.50 - Ages 0-9
  • $781.50 - Ages 10-39
  • $704.25 - Ages 40-61
  • $478.50 - Ages 62+
resident

$3.09

non-resident

$3.09

Colorado River Validation

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Allows an angler to fish from a boat or other floating device on the Colorado River or adjacent waters forming the California-Arizona border.
resident

free

non-resident

n/a

Fishing License - Mobility Impaired, Blind or Developmentally Disabled

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
A person meeting one of the three specific criteria described below may qualify for this license. Information about this license is available at www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/sportfishingfreereduced.html. First license must be purchased from a DFG License Sales Office. Subsequent licenses may be purchased from any license agent.

(A) Required for any resident or nonresident with central vision acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the aid of the best possible correcting glasses, or central vision acuity better than 20/200 if the widest diameter of the remaining visual field is no greater than 20 degrees. Certification of blindness by an optometrist or an ophthalmologist is required annually.

(B) Required for any person who is a resident of the State and who is so severely physically disabled as to be permanently unable to move from place to place without the aid of a wheelchair, walker, forearm crutches or a comparable mobility-related device. Verification by a licensed physician or a copy of the previous year's free fishing license is required.

(C) Required for any developmentally disabled person. Certification by a licensed physician or the director of a State regional center is required.

resident

$5.66

non-resident

$5.66

North Coast Salmon Report Card

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Required for all anglers taking salmon in the Smith River System or Klamath-Trinity River System, including persons who are not required to have a sport fishing license, such as persons who are under 16 years of age, and persons who are fishing on free fishing days.
resident

$43.46

non-resident

$116.90

Sport Fishing

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Required for a resident 16 years of age or older to take fish, mollusks, crustaceans, invertebrates, amphibians or reptile in inland or ocean waters. Additional validations and report cards are required for certain species and areas.
resident

$6.44

non-resident

n/a

Sport Fishing License - Disabled Veteran

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Available for any resident or nonresident honorably discharged disabled veteran with a 50 percent or greater service-connected disability who takes fish. Certification from the United State Department of Veterans' Affairs is required at the time of application or a copy of a previous year's California reduced fee sport fishing license. Information about this license is available at www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/sportfishingfreereduced.html. First license must be purchased from a DFG License Sales Office. Subsequent licenses may be purchased from any license agent.
resident

free

non-resident

n/a

Sport Fishing License - Low Income Native American

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Available for any American Indian or lineal descendant who is a resident of the State, 16 years of age or older and whose total annual income does not exceed the specified annual income levels for the number of people living in the household. Certification by the Bureau of Indian Affairs (B.I.A) or proof of being on a tribal registry is required. Verification of income on Form FG371 is required annually. Information about this license including the specifics annual income levels is available at www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/sportfishingfreereduced.html. The license is only available at DFG License Sales Offices.
resident

$6.44

non-resident

n/a

Sport Fishing License - Low Income Senior

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Available for any California resident, 65 years of age and older and whose total monthly income from all sources does not exceed the specified annual income levels. Certification of income is required annually from the United States Department of Social Security. Information about this license including the specific annual income levels is available at www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/sportfishingfreereduced.html. The license is only available at DFG License Sales Offices.
resident

$6.48

non-resident

$6.48

Steelhead Report Card

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Required to fish for steelhead in inland waters, including persons who are not required to have a sport fishing license, such as persons who are under 16 years of age, and persons who are fishing on free fishing days.
resident

free

non-resident

free

Sturgeon Fishing Report Card

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Required for all anglers taking sturgeon, including persons who are not required to have a sport fishing license, such as persons who are under 16 years of age, persons who are fishing from a public pier and persons who are fishing on free fishing days. Only one Sturgeon Fishing Report Card may be issued per person each year.
resident

n/a

non-resident

$43.46

10-Day Nonresident Sport Fishing License

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Allows a nonresident 16 years of age or older to take fish, mollusks, crustaceans, invertebrates, amphibians or reptile in inland or ocean waters for ten consecutive days. Additional validations and report cards are required for certain species and areas.
resident

$21.86

non-resident

$21.86

2-Day Sport Fishing License

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Allows a resident or nonresident 16 years of age or older to take fish, mollusks, crustaceans, invertebrates, amphibians or reptiles in inland or ocean waters for two consecutive days. Additional validations and report cards are required for certain species and areas. Two-day sport fishing licenses are exempt from the Ocean Enhancement Validation requirement.
resident

$14.04

non-resident

$14.04

1-Day Sport Fishing License

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Dec 31
Allows a resident or nonresident 16 years of age or older to take fish, mollusks, crustaceans, invertebrates, amphibians or reptiles in inland or ocean waters. Additional validations or report cards are required for certain species or areas. One-day sport fishing licenses are exempt from the Ocean Enhancement Validation requirement.
resident

$324

non-resident

$324

Fishing Privilege Package

Type: Freshwater   Season: Jan 1 - Jan 1
Lifetime licensees who purchase the Fishing Privilege Package receive a Second-Rod Stamp, an Ocean Enhancement Stamp, a North Coast Salmon Report Card and a Steelhead Report Card.
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