2020 Fishing Licenses

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  1. Meezer_Man

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    Annual Sport Fishing Licenses
    (valid January 1, through December 31, or for the remainder of the year if purchased after January 1)

    A sport fishing license is required for any person attempting to take fish, mollusks, crustaceans, invertebrates, amphibians, or reptiles in inland or ocean waters. Additional validations and report cards are required for certain species and areas.

    Title Fee Description
    Resident Sport Fishing $51.02 Available for any resident 16 years of age or older.
    Nonresident Sport Fishing $137.73 Available for any non-resident 16 years of age or older.
    Reduced-Fee Sport Fishing License - Disabled Veteran $7.73 at CDFW Offices
    $8.13 from License Agents Available for any resident or nonresident honorably discharged disabled veteran with a 50 percent or greater service-connected disability. After you prequalify for your first Disabled Veteran Reduced Fee Sport Fishing License, you can purchase disabled veteran licenses anywhere licenses are sold.
    Reduced-Fee Sport Fishing License – Recovering Service Member
    $7.73 at CDFW Offices
    $8.13 from License Agents
    Available for any recovering service member of the US military. After you prequalify for your Recovering Service Member Reduced-Fee Sport Fishing License, you can purchase recovering service member licenses anywhere licenses are sold.
    Reduced Fee Sport Fishing License - Low Income Senior $7.73 Available for low-income California residents, 65 years of age and older,who meet the specified annual income requirements. The Reduced-Fee Sport Fishing License for Low Income Seniors is only available at CDFW License Sales Offices.
    Free Sport Fishing License - Low Income Native American NO FEE Available for any American Indian or lineal descendant whose household income does not exceed federal poverty guidelines. The Free Sport Fishing License for Low Income Native Americans is only available at CDFW License Sales Offices.
    Free Sport Fishing License - Mobility Impaired, Blind or Developmentally Disabled NO FEE Available for a person who is blind, developmentally disabled, or mobility impaired. Your first Free Sport Fishing License must be obtained from the CDFW License and Revenue Branch. Subsequent licenses may be obtained from any license agent. See application for details.
    Short Term Sport Fishing Licenses
    Title Fee Description
    One-day Sport Fishing License $16.46 Allows a resident or nonresident to fish for one specified day.One-day sport fishing licenses are exempt from the Ocean Enhancement Validation requirement.
    Two-day Sport Fishing License $25.66 Allows a resident or nonresident to fish for two consecutive days.Two-day sport fishing licenses are exempt from the Ocean Enhancement Validation requirement.
    Ten-day Nonresident Sport Fishing License $51.02 Allows a nonresident to fish for ten consecutive days.
    Validations and Report Cards
    Report cards are required for any person fishing for steelhead, sturgeon, abalone, spiny lobster, or salmon (salmon in the Klamath, Trinity and Smith Rivers only). Every person fishing for these species must have an appropriate report card, including any person who is not required to have a sport fishing license, such as a child who is under 16 years of age, a person who is fishing from a public pier, and any person who is fishing on a free fishing day.

    Title Fee Description
    Ocean Enhancement Validation $5.66 Required to fish in ocean waters south of Point Arguello (Santa Barbara County). An Ocean Enhancement Validation is not required when fishing under the authority of a One or Two-Day Sport Fishing License.
    Second Rod Validation $15.94 Allows a person to fish with two rods or lines in inland waters, except for waters in which only artificial lures or barbless hooks may be used.
    Colorado River Validation n/a Discontinued - Anglers who possess either a valid California sport fishing license or a valid Arizona sport fishing license can fish from either shore of the portion of the Colorado River that makes up the California-Arizona boundary.
    Abalone Report Card $24.33 Fishery is currently closed - Required for any person taking abalone from ocean waters north of the center of the mouth of San Francisco Bay. Only one Abalone Report Card may be issued per person each license year.
    Sturgeon Fishing Report Card $8.90 Required for any persons taking sturgeon.Only one Sturgeon Fishing Report Card may be issued per person each year.
    North Coast Salmon Report Card $7.05 Required for any person taking salmon in the Smith River System or Klamath-Trinity River System.
    Steelhead Report Card $7.82 Required for any person taking steelhead in inland waters.
    Spiny Lobster Report Card (valid for the entire lobster season). $10.29 Required for all persons taking spiny lobster. Report card holders who fail to return their Spiny Lobster Report Card or report their harvest online by the April 30 following season, will be assessed a $21.60 non-return fee when they purchase a spiny lobster report card for the following season.
    Lifetime Fishing Licenses
    Title Fee Description
    Ages 0-9
    Ages 10-39
    Ages 40-61
    Ages 62+ $562.25
    $919.00
    $828.00
    $562.25
    Available to residents of California. Lifetime fishing licensees receive an annual sport fishing license each year for life. Lifetime Fishing Packages must first be purchased from a CDFW License Sales Office. See Lifetime License Information for more detail.

    Fishing Privilege Package $380.25 Includes a Lifetime Second-Rod Stamp, Ocean Enhancement Stamp, North Coast Salmon Report Card and Steelhead Report Card.
    Duplicate Fees
    Title Fee Description
    Duplicate Sport Fishing License $11.37 Replaces a lost or stolen sport fishing license.
    Sport Fishing Validation $3.24 (Second-Rod and Ocean Enhancement) Replaces lost or stolen sport fishing validations.
    Sturgeon Report Card $16.22 Replaces lost or stolen Sturgeon Report Card. Available only at CDFW license sales offices. Sturgeon Fishing Report Card Affidavit (PDF Form)
    Abalone Report Card $18.54 Replaces lost or stolen Abalone Report Card. Available only at CDFW license sales offices. Duplicate Abalone Report Card Affidavit (PDF Form)




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  2. cavedog619

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    I see that the fees have gone up.
     
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    2019 Sport Fishing Res 49.94
    Sport Ocean Enchancement Validation 5.66 Total 55.60 2020 56.68. =^..^=
     
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    My lake fees are cut in half as of my last birthday. Why not offer the same gesture at the state level? I have bought a lot of licenses!
     
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