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ViPER395
03-18-2007, 9:31 AM
How hard is it, and how would I go about getting a fishing license.

I don't really want to fish, only throw a line in and chill in the woods. I just don't want me and my GF to be hassled by F&G.

I'm really dumb on the subject. Can you get them at Wally World and the likes?

SemiAutoSam
03-18-2007, 9:42 AM
Yep wally world and K mart Big 5 I'm sure sells them. I haven't purchased one in so long I don't know what they cost these days.



How hard is it, and how would I go about getting a fishing license.

I don't really want to fish, only throw a line in and chill in the woods. I just don't want my GF and I to be hassled by F&G.

I'm really dumb on the subject. Can you get them at Wally World and the likes?

atavuss
03-18-2007, 7:27 PM
if I remember correctly the basic license is 37.90.

Shane916
03-18-2007, 7:33 PM
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/fishdescrip.html

We sell them at The Sports Authority as well, but usually run out periodically of the annuals. There is also a 1 day and 2 day license that is semi popular but is rather expensive for what it is. As previously stated Big 5 does also sell them.

ViPER395
03-18-2007, 7:55 PM
Great help guys.

Now last question. If there are two rods there with lines in the water, does there need to be two fishing license holders, or could they both be mine (in the eyes of LEO or F&G agents)?

Can a non-licensee hold a rod, or sit next to one, or what?

jmlivingston
03-18-2007, 8:31 PM
Depends on the type of water you're fishing in.

ViPER395
03-18-2007, 8:36 PM
Depends on the type of water you're fishing in.

I dunno.

Probably lake (Jenkinson Lake, El Dorado Cty) or possibly a mountain river or stream, but I dunno for sure.

jmlivingston
03-18-2007, 8:40 PM
As I recall one licensed fisherman can have 2 lines in the water on a lake, but only one in a stream. I'm not too sure though, all my fishing is always on a stream with fast moving water where just one rod will keep your hands full.

Cruise around here and you'll certainly find your answers: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fishing

Also pick up a copy of the regs and browse through them when you get your license.

John

Technical Ted
03-18-2007, 8:42 PM
If it's something you're only going to do with the SO once, you could get an annual for yourself and a one or two day temporary license for her.
http://www.dfg.ca.gov/licensing/fishing/fishdescrip.html

http://dfginternal5.dfg.ca.gov/lasweb/

Mr. Mildot
03-18-2007, 8:45 PM
Along with your fishing license, you may need, as I do, a Delta stamp if you want to fish the Delta, or other stamps which may be required depending on your expected AO.

Then you have to provide the clerk at Wal-Mart or wherever a certified, notarized copy of you birth certificae as well as two forms of ID. Generally a drivers license and a credit card will siffice. They will then ask you to provide a set of fingerprints in triplicate, which are attached to your carbon copies of the CA Fishers form 2345. Then all you have to do is have the papers signed off by a local fish and game warden, you county's sheriff and a state approved mental health specialist. Once this is done you simply return the forms, and wait for your backround check to be completed and for you application to work it's way through the approval process (expect a delay of up to 73 weeks). Once your license arrives you can go buy a fishing rod (10 day waiting period) and bait (nor more than 5lbs per quarter). Don't forget to transport your rod and bait seperately in approved containers.

And most importantly, HAVE FUN!

brighamr
03-19-2007, 7:22 AM
Along with your fishing license, you may need, as I do, a Delta stamp if you want to fish the Delta, or other stamps which may be required depending on your expected AO.


He beat me to it. I have a license but was 'caught' yesterday without a Delta Stamp. Now I have to buy one for $5 and go to court and show them I have it. The DF&G guy was cool though, he actually gave me the ticket then told me what baits were actually working on the Stanislaus river this year (liver and sardines for those that want to know)

Fjold
03-19-2007, 7:53 AM
You can have two rods in lakes and reservoirs if you have a "Second Rod Stamp" but not in streams or rivers you have to ask for that stamp when you buy your license and it costs an additional fee. The second person without a license cannot touch any of the fishing rods. You can also have two rods on public fishing piers without any fishing license at all.

All the stores that sell licenses also have the fishing regulations there for free, pick up a copy and read it for seasons, size and bag limits, etc. It's easier than going to court.

xrMike
03-19-2007, 8:47 AM
Then you have to provide the clerk at Wal-Mart or wherever a certified, notarized copy of you birth certificae as well as two forms of ID. Generally a drivers license and a credit card will siffice. They will then ask you to provide a set of fingerprints in triplicate, which are attached to your carbon copies of the CA Fishers form 2345. Then all you have to do is have the papers signed off by a local fish and game warden, you county's sheriff and a state approved mental health specialist. Once this is done you simply return the forms, and wait for your backround check to be completed and for you application to work it's way through the approval process (expect a delay of up to 73 weeks). Once your license arrives you can go buy a fishing rod (10 day waiting period) and bait (nor more than 5lbs per quarter). Don't forget to transport your rod and bait seperately in approved containers.

And most importantly, HAVE FUN!Having never bought a fishing license before, you had me going there for a little bit... :D

ViPER395
03-19-2007, 1:10 PM
Having never bought a fishing license before, you had me going there for a little bit... :D

The day may come.

Rob454
03-19-2007, 3:52 PM
Having never bought a fishing license before, you had me going there for a little bit... :D


Me too. All you need is to walk in any sporting goods store and tell them you want a fishing license. its abotu 38$. if you want a slt water stamp thats an extra 4-5$. if you want to have more than one pole you need another stamp and its 11$. I usually get a fishing license and a salt water tag. i mostly go fishing in oceanside or dana point sometimes long beach. for fresh water i usually go to Silverwood lake but I got skunked the last 2x i wnet there
Rob

wilit
03-19-2007, 4:43 PM
Along with your fishing license, you may need, as I do, a Delta stamp if you want to fish the Delta, or other stamps which may be required depending on your expected AO.

Then you have to provide the clerk at Wal-Mart or wherever a certified, notarized copy of you birth certificae as well as two forms of ID. Generally a drivers license and a credit card will siffice. They will then ask you to provide a set of fingerprints in triplicate, which are attached to your carbon copies of the CA Fishers form 2345. Then all you have to do is have the papers signed off by a local fish and game warden, you county's sheriff and a state approved mental health specialist. Once this is done you simply return the forms, and wait for your backround check to be completed and for you application to work it's way through the approval process (expect a delay of up to 73 weeks). Once your license arrives you can go buy a fishing rod (10 day waiting period) and bait (nor more than 5lbs per quarter). Don't forget to transport your rod and bait seperately in approved containers.

And most importantly, HAVE FUN!

I think you can only buy rods that are on the CA approved list, and no reels that hold more than 10 feet of line.

Mr. Mildot
03-19-2007, 4:51 PM
Shi te, I forgot about that! That and the no 'rapid casting' rule you'll find at most fishing holes.

cgmoe
03-20-2007, 8:38 AM
Mr. Mildot, that was hilarious!!!

What really blows is that the DFG requires you to buy a freshwater license, then add the saltwater stamp to it, even if you never fish freshwater (in my case).

SemiAutoSam
03-20-2007, 8:43 AM
Its all about the long green. I'm my opinion F&G should have nothing to do with any licensing of putting a line in the water. I would think since we are Americans that would be one of our liberties. I guess whey I hear people say America is a free country I took them literally. LOL

If you go past the 12 mile limit aren't you out of their jurisdiction ?

Mr. Mildot, that was hilarious!!!

What really blows is that the DFG requires you to buy a freshwater license, then add the saltwater stamp to it, even if you never fish freshwater (in my case).

Fjold
03-20-2007, 8:48 AM
Its all about the long green. I'm my opinion F&G should have nothing to do with any licensing of putting a line in the water. I would think since we are Americans that would be one of our liberties. I guess whey I hear people say America is a free country I took them literally. LOL

If you go past the 12 mile limit aren't you out of their jurisdiction ?


Nope, the international spere of influence for fishing rights is 200 miles.