At San Pablo Reservoir in El Sobrante, 1,200 pounds of catfish were just planted at the launch. They were added to the waters just ahead of the holiday weekend. And also, ahead of Free Fishing Day.
This year, the California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife declared Saturday, July 1, and Saturday, Sept. 2, as Free Fishing Days. On these days, you can fish without a sport fishing license, which the state says provides a low-cost way for citizens who want to give fishing a try.
The San Pablo Reservoir is certain to be busy as a result. While you won’t need a fishing license or permit to fish there, the $7 vehicle entrance fee remains in effect.
For more information about San Pablo Reservoir, where ecreational activities are operated by Rocky Mountain Recreation Company on behalf of the East Bay Municipal Utility District, go here. For more information on Free Fishing Days, go here.