|The Department of Fish and Game will be stocking lakes in the California Bay Area with trout the week of Monday, December 17, 2012. Photo courtesy of the Department of Fish and Game.|
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA – The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is planting more than 30,000 pounds of rainbow trout – some as large as one pound each – in Bay Area lakes during the month of December.
“We want to create opportunities for families to spend quality time together through the time-honored tradition of fishing,” said DFG acting Regional Manager Scott Wilson. “Fishing, like many other outdoor pursuits, helps keep people connected to their natural environment.”
Anglers are encouraged to submit photos of their catch to the DFG Facebook page with the name, age and location of the catch.
A fishing license is required of all anglers age 16 or older and all fishing regulations apply. Some lakes may require a daily fishing permit.
The enhanced stocking is coordinated through DFG’s Fishing in the City Program. Since 1993, Fishing in the City has enhanced fishing near areas where people live and work.
This is accomplished though enhanced stocking, habitat improvement and learn-to-fish clinics.
Fishing in the City is funded through the Sportfish Restoration Fund, an excise tax on the sale of fishing tackle and motor boat fuel.
The following lakes will be stocked as a part of this special program. Listings include County, lake and number of pounds planted.
Horseshoe Lake (Quarry L.), 1,050 pounds
Lake Elizabeth 500 pounds
Lakeshore Park, 800 pounds
Contra Costa County
Heather Farms Pond, 500 pounds
Hidden Valley Pond, 800 pounds
Lafayette Reservoir, 1,750 pounds
Temescal Lake, 1,300 pounds
Bon Tempe, 4,375 pounds
Lagunitas, 500 pounds
San Francisco County
Merced Lake North, 1,750 pounds
Santa Clara County
Campbell Perc Ponds, 1,500 pounds
Cunningham Lake, 1,050 pounds
Sandy Wool Reservoir, 1,000 pounds
Spring Valley Pond, 250 pounds
Lake Chabot, 2,250 pounds
Ralphine Lake, 2,750 pounds