Fishing Spots

Some offer camping, parties and equipment rental. A fishing license may be required for ages 16 and up. Mt. Baldy Trout Pools – (909) 982-4246, www.mtbaldytroutpools.com. Santa Ana River Lakes – Anaheim, (714) 694-7210, www.fishinglakes.com. Santa Fe Dam Recreation Area – Irwindale, (626) 334-1065, www.tinyurl.com/santafedam. Troutdale – Agoura, (818) 889-9993, www.allyoucanfish.com.
 
 
Department of Fish and Game – Information includes maps to local lakes, events, stocking guides and regulations, plus publications geared for children. Free fishing days are July 7 and September 1. Find a California fishing location near you by visiting www.wildlife.ca.gov.
 
 
Pier fishing is available in Huntington Beach, Long Beach, Newport Beach, San Pedro and Seal Beach. Plus, most regional parks offer lake fishing. See Recreation and Parks.