A DFG Holiday Tradition – Rainbow Trout Stocked in California Waters

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A DFG Holiday Tradition - Rainbow Trout Stocked in California WatersIn a holiday tradition beloved by anglers of all ages, the Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is planting rainbow trout across California this month. The fish are being planted in urban, suburban and rural areas.

“The holiday season provides an opportunity for Californians to spend quality time outdoors fishing with their families,” said DFG South Coast Region Senior Biologist Dwayne Maxwell. “We are pleased to provide anglers with exceptional opportunities to catch rainbow trout at lakes, reservoirs and streams throughout the region from Santa Barbara through San Diego counties.”

In DFG’s South Coast Region, DFG trout hatcheries will stock approximately 69,900 pounds of catchable size rainbow trout for holiday anglers this month in the following waters:

County Lake Pounds
Santa Barbara Cachuma Lake 6,300
Ventura Lake Casitas 4,000
Ventura Piru Lake 7,200
Ventura Rancho Simi Park Lake 600
Los Angeles Alondra Park 900
Los Angeles Belvedere Lake 800
Los Angeles Castaic Lagoon 9,200
Los Angeles Castaic Lake 5,400
Los Angeles Cerritos Lake 400
Los Angeles Downey Lake 1,350
Los Angeles Echo Park Lake 1,300
Los Angeles El Dorado Park Lake 3,500
Los Angeles Hansen Lake 1,100
Los Angeles Hollenbeck Park Lake 200
Los Angeles Kenneth Hahn Lake 800
Los Angeles La Mirada Lake 800
Los Angeles Legg Lakes 2,700
Los Angeles Lincoln Park Lake 1,000
Los Angeles Magic Johnson Lake 1,000
Los Angeles Peck Road Lake 1,200
Los Angeles Puddingstone Lake 3,000
Los Angeles Pyramid Lake 3,600
Los Angeles Santa Fe Reservoir 1,800
Orange Carr Park Lake 200
Orange Centennial Lake 900
Orange Eisenhower Park Lake 200
Orange Greer Park Lake 200
Orange Huntington Park Lake 200
Orange Laguna Lake 400
Orange Mile Square Park Lake 500
Orange Ralph Clark Regional Park Lake 500
Orange Tri-City Lake 750
Orange Yorba Linda Regional Park Lake 500
San Diego Chollas Park Lake 500
San Diego Cuyamaca Lake 2,600
San Diego Lindo Lake 200
San Diego Lower Otay Lake 700
San Diego Morena Lake 1,600
San Diego Murray Lake 1,800


In 2008, the South Coast Region will plant 819,200 catchable-sized rainbow trout (approximately eight to 12 inches in length) along with 43,000 one-pound trout and 25,000 fingerling trout in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties. Overall, DFG hatcheries will plant roughly seven million rainbow trout in 2009.

To purchase a 2009 fishing license as a holiday gift, please use DFG’s license agent search engine at http://dfginternal5.dfg.ca.gov/lasweb/.