There are events posted on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife calendar for April. However, officials issue a reminder that all calendar items are subject to change due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
April 2 is celebrated as the 150th Anniversary of the California Fish and Game Commission and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
April 4 — Recreational Ocean Salmon Season opens from Pigeon Point to U.S./Mexico Border. April 11 — Recreational Ocean Salmon Season opens from Horse Mountain to Pigeon Point. For more information on either season opener, visit the ocean salmon webpage at wildlife.ca.gov/oceansalmon or call either the CDFW Ocean Salmon Regulations Hotline at (707) 576-3429 or the National Marine Fisheries Service Ocean Salmon Regulations Hotline at (800) 662-9825.
April 14 — CDFW-OSPR California Oil Spill Study and Evaluation Program Monthly Seminar Series, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., “Dry Stream Channel Assessment.” CDFW-OSPR scientist Daniel Orr will present some of his research regarding injury assessment of dry streams. Online attendance is free. To join via Skype go to meet.wildlife.ca.gov/bryand.duke/csgweop8. To join via phone dial (916) 210-1965, 94138#. For more information or to receive a calendar invite, email Bryand Duke at firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 15 — 2020-21 Hunting Items on Sale. Hunters can purchase 2020-21 hunting licenses, tags, validations and apply for the annual Big Game Drawing. Items may be purchased online atwww.ca.wildlifelicense.com/internetsales or by phone at (800) 565-1458. Sales transactions for the Big Game Drawing applications must be completed before midnight on June 2, 2020. Contact a local CDFW license sales office for more information.
April 15-16 — California Fish and Game Commission Meeting, time to be determined, teleconference/webinar only. For more information, visit fgc.ca.gov/meetings/2020.
April 25 – General Trout Opener. The general trout season opens one hour before sunrise on many waters throughout the state – including all streams, lakes and reservoirs in Inyo and Mono counties, except those listed by name in the Special Regulations portion of the 2020-2021 California Freshwater Sport Fishing Regulations. Anglers are advised to check specific area and water regulations and opening dates.