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Fish Planting Schedule

This dynamic Fish Planting Schedule is updated in real time, directly by CDFW Hatchery staff. Although it contains current information, all fish plants are subject to change depending on road, water, weather and operational conditions. Conditions permitting, the waters listed here will be restocked with catchable-size fish from CDFW hatcheries, according to this schedule. More specific dates are not given to avoid focusing excess fishing activity immediately after a plant.

If you have questions about Fish Planting activities, please call the Regional Office that covers the area in question.

Annual Provisional Stocking Document.This document contains the "provisional" or "conditional" plans for fish stocking for the current calendar year. Listed information: CDFW Region, County, Water Name, Species of Fish, Fish Size at Release, Release Program, Historical Months for Stocking Specified Water, and the Last Date the Specified Water was Stocked (as of date published). While these are the intended fish stocking plans for the year, they will not be guaranteed due to unforeseen circumstances or acts of nature (for example, droughts, fires, or floods).

See Fish Plants on a Map in our Fishing Guide

NOTE: The "Map It" links and resulting map markers do not indicate the exact or only planting locations, but rather the general location of the waters being planted.

Three CDFW hatcheries in the eastern Sierra and Southern California have had to be depopulated due to a bacterial outbreak. Stocking schedules in the South Coast Region and Inland Deserts Region will be affected for the remainder of 2020 and into the 2021 calendar year as CDFW works to disinfect and repopulate the hatcheries with fish. Fish from other hatcheries are still being planted in these areas, but the numbers and locations have been greatly reduced. For more information, please refer to the News Release and related Frequently Asked Questions. Also, members of the public can email questions to hatcherybacteriainfo@wildlife.ca.gov.

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10/25/2020 – 10/31/2020
Bishop Creek Lower
Inyo
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Bon Tempe Lake
Marin
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10/25/2020 – 10/31/2020
Kings River, Below Pine Flat Dam
Fresno
trout
 
10/25/2020 – 10/31/2020
Lone Pine Creek
Inyo
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10/25/2020 – 10/31/2020
Owens River, below Tinnemaha
Inyo
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10/25/2020 – 10/31/2020
Owens River, Section 2
Inyo
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10/25/2020 – 10/31/2020
Pleasant Valley Reservoir
Inyo
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10/25/2020 – 10/31/2020
Ralphine Lake
Sonoma
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10/25/2020 – 10/31/2020
Russian River, East Branch
Mendocino
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10/25/2020 – 10/31/2020
San Pablo Reservoir
Contra Costa
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
American River, South Fork, Chili Bar
El Dorado
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
Blue Lake Upper
Lake
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
Desabla Reservoir
Butte
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
Doane Pond
San Diego
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
Fuller Lake
Nevada
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
Grace Lake
Shasta
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
Halsey Forebay
Placer
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
Jackson Meadows Reservoir
Sierra
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
Jackson Meadows Reservoir
Nevada
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
Merced Lake North
San Francisco
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
Nora Lake
Shasta
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10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
Russian River, East Branch
Mendocino
trout
 
10/18/2020 – 10/24/2020
San Pablo Reservoir
Contra Costa
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Antelope Reservoir
Plumas
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Bass Lake
Madera
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Bishop Creek Lower
Inyo
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Cerritos Lake
Los Angeles
catfish
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Cuyamaca Lake
San Diego
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Diaz Lake
Inyo
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Kings River, Below Pine Flat Dam
Fresno
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Legg Lakes
Los Angeles
catfish
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Lone Pine Creek
Inyo
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
McCloud River, Fowlers, Lower Falls
Siskiyou
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Mile Square Park Lake
Orange
catfish
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Owens River, below Tinnemaha
Inyo
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Owens River, Section 2
Inyo
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Pleasant Valley Reservoir
Inyo
trout
 
10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Sacramento River
Shasta
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10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Sacramento River
Siskiyou
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10/11/2020 – 10/17/2020
Sardine Lake Lower
Sierra
trout
 
10/04/2020 – 10/10/2020
Carson River East Fork
Alpine
trout
 
10/04/2020 – 10/10/2020
Chollas Park Lake
San Diego
catfish
 
10/04/2020 – 10/10/2020
Don Pedro Reservoir
Tuolumne
trout
 
10/04/2020 – 10/10/2020
McClure Reservoir
Mariposa
trout
 
10/04/2020 – 10/10/2020
Mile Square Park Lake
Orange
catfish
 
10/04/2020 – 10/10/2020
Modesto Reservoir
Stanislaus
trout
 
10/04/2020 – 10/10/2020
Tulloch Lake
Calaveras
trout
 
10/04/2020 – 10/10/2020
Tulloch Lake
Tuolumne
trout
 
10/04/2020 – 10/10/2020
Turlock Reservoir
Stanislaus
trout
 
10/04/2020 – 10/10/2020
Yorba Linda Regional Park Lake
Orange
catfish
 
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