Free Fishing On California Piers

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California Fishing Piers listing availability of handicap parking and restroom facilities. HP = Handicapped Parking
HR = Handicapped Restrooms

NOTE: FREE FISHING is only valid at Over the Pacific Ocean Public Piers designated as free fishing piers, where other fishing regulations still apply.

IN ALL OTHER FISHING LOCATIONS YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PURCHASE A LICENSE AND OBEY ALL FISHING REGULATIONS SPECIFIED BY CALIFORNIA FISH & WILDLIFE: SEE: dfg.ca.gov

  • ALAMEDA Berkeley Fishing Pier, HP, Staghorn sculpin, surfperch, jacksmelt, Not posted
  • F.D. Roosevelt Fishing Pier, HR, Not available Pier parking lot is usually filled by nonpier users; the pier receives little use as a fishing area, Not posted
  • San Leandro Fishing Platform, No HP or HR, Staghorn sculpin, Not posted,
CONTRA COSTA
  • Antioch Pier, San Joaquin River, No HP or HR, Catfish, striped bass, Posted
  • Martinez Fishing Pier, HP, Not available, Not know if posted
  • Pt. Pinole Fishing Pier, HP; HR, Staghorn sculpin, surfperch, Pier is well-traveled but wheelchairs and crutches can be used, Not posted
FRESNO
  • California Aqueduct, Highway 198, No HP or HR, Warmwater fish, striped bass, Posted
  • San Joaquin Hatchery Settling Ponds, No HP or HR, Trout Open to general public with good access by crutches, Not posted
HUMBOLDT
  • Mouth of Mad River, FA No HP or HR, Salmon, steelhead, sculpin, starry flounder, surfperch, Ordinary restrooms, good fishing access, Not posted
IMPERIAL
  • Finney-Ramer Unit, No HP or HR, Catfish, bass, Good access, Not posted
  • Wister Wildlife Unit, No HP or HR, Catfish, bass, crappie, bluegill, Good fishing access for disabled, Not posted
KINGS
  • California Aqueduct--Avenal Cutoff Fishing Access Site, No HP or HR, Warmwater fish, striped bass, Not posted
  • California Aqueduct--Kettleman City Fishing Access Site, No HP or HR, Warmwater fish, striped bass, Not known if posted
LOS ANGELES
  • Cabrillo Fishing Pier, HP, White croaker, Pacific mackerel, Ordinary restrooms; pier surface cement; rail height 44 inches, Posted
  • Malibu Pier, HP, Surfperch, corbina, jacksmelt, bonito, mackerel, Newly refurbished by the Wildlife Conservation Board explicitly for the handicapped
  • Manhattan Pier, HP, Surfperch, corbina, jacksmelt, bonito, mackerel, Ordinary restrooms; pier surface cement; rail height 36 inches, Posted
  • Redondo Beach Fishing Pier, No HP or HR, Silversides, jacksmelt, halibut, Some restroom stalls large enough for wheelchairs; pier surface wood; rail height 44 inches, Not posted
  • Santa Monica Pier, HP, Surfperch, corbina, jacksmelt, bonito, mackerel, Ordinary restrooms; pier surface wood and cement; rail height 43 inches, Posted
  • Venice Fishing Pier, HP, Pacific mackerel, queenfish, jack mackerel, halibut, Ordinary restrooms; pier surface cement; rail height 41 inches, Posted
MARIN
  • Paradise Beach Fishing Pier, HP (1 space); HR, Surfperch, Staghorn sculpin, County operated; trails can be steep but should not be a deterrent, Not posted
MERCED
  • Los Banos Wildlife Area, No HP or HR, Catfish, carp, crappie, bass, Available to general public, Not posted
  • Mojave Narrows Regional Park (owned SAN JOAQUIN by DFG, leased and managed by county), No HP or HR, Largemouth bass, channel catfish, rainbow trout, bluegill, bullhead catfish, Fairly good access for disabled, Not posted
MONTEREY
  • Monterey Wharf #2, HP (1 space), Mackerel, bonito, sanddabs, starry flounder, jacksmelt, Ordinary restrooms; pier surface planked; rail height 43 inches; continuous 8-inch curb runs entire length of pier making access to railing difficult, Not known if posted
ORANGE
  • Balboa Pier, HR, Surfperch, corbina, jacksmelt, bonito, mackerel, Pier surface cement; rail height 36 inches, Posted
  • Dana Point Pier, HP; HR, Surfperch, corbina, jacksmelt, bonito, mackerel, Pier surface wood; rail height 36 inches, Posted
  • Huntington Pier, HR, Surfperch, corbina, mackerel, Pier surface cement; rail height 30 inches, Posted
Newport Pier, HP; HR, Surtperch, corbina, jacksmelt, bonito mackerel, Pier surface cement; rail height 36 inches, Posted
  • San Clemente Pier, HP; HR, Croaker, topsmelt, mackerel, Pier surface cement; rail height 43 inches, Posted
  • Seal Beach Fishing Pier, HP, White croaker, California halibut, yellowfin croaker, Pacific mackerel, ordinary restrooms; pier surface wood and cement; rail height 43 inches, Posted
SAN DIEGO
  • Chula Vista, "J" Street Marina, HP; HR, Smelt, perch, guitarfish, croaker, pier surface cement; rail height 43 inches, Posted
  • Embarcadero Fishing Pier (foot of Fifth Avenue), HP; HR, Smelt, turbot, bass, croaker, halibut, pier surface planked; rail height 42 inches, Posted
  • Imperial Beach Pier, HP, Jacksmelt, mackerel, halibut, bass, croakers, opaleye, Ordinary restrooms; pier surface pavement over planking; rail height 41 inches, Posted
  • Ocean Beach Fishing Pier, HR, Queenfish, topsmelt, mackerel, bass, Access to pier from parking lot is either up stairs or a block long public ramp, Posted
  • Oceanside Harbor, HP, Smelt, perch, rays, guitarfish, Ordinary restrooms; pier surface planked; rail height 44 inches, Posted
  • Shelter Island, HP, Smelt, turbot, bass, croaker, halibut, rays guitarfish, Ordinary restrooms; pier surface planked; rail height 42 inches, Posted
SAN FRANCISCO
  • Brisbane Fishing Pier, HP; HR, Staghorn, sculpin, Surfperch, Handicapped parking and restrooms are at marina gate; paths are level and paved, Not posted
  • Candlestick State Park, HP; HR, Staghorn sculpin, Surfperch, Pier is quite a distance from the parking area, Not posted
  • Fort Point Fishing Pier, HR, Staghorn sculpin, Surfperch, Not posted
SAN JOAQUIN
  • White Slough, No HP or HR, Bass, sunfish, catfish, Posted
SAN LUIS OBISPO
  • Avila Pier, HP, Mackerel, white croaker, surfperch, occasional halibut, Pier surface planked; rail height 42 inches; reconstruction anticipated that will include handicapped restroom; concrete ramp to pier, Not known if posted
  • Cayucos Pier, HP, Pacific mackerel, white croaker, jacksmelt, surfperch, juvenile bocaccio (summer), occasional halibut, Ordinary restrooms; pier surface planking; rail height 39 inches, Not posted
  • North T-Pier, HR, Jacksmelt, Pacific mackerel, surfperch, occasional halibut, Commercial fishing dock with public access for fishing; plenty of parking in area with easy access to pier; pier surface planking; no rail; 7.5 inch curb, Posted
  • Pismo Beach Pier, HP; HR, Mackerel, white croaker, jacksmelt, perch, occasional halibut, Pier surface planked; rail height 42 inches, Posted
  • Port San Luis Pier, HP; HR, Mackerel, white croaker, jacksmelt, perch, occasional halibut, Pier surface planked; rail height 35-42 inches, Not known if posted
  • San Simeon Pier, No HP or HR, Surfperch, jacksmelt, white croaker, occasional halibut, No handicapped facilities, but easy access to pier for disabled with ample parking nearby; pier surface planking; rail height 46 inches; pier maintained by California Department of Parks and Recreation, Not posted
  • South T-Pier, No HP or HR, Pacific mackerel, surfperch, jacksmelt, Commercial fishing dock with public access for fishing; ample parking in area with easy access to pier; pier surface planking; no rail; 7.5 inch curb, Posted
SAN MATEO
  • Half Moon Bay (Johnson's Pier), HP; HR, Surfperch, flounder, kingfish, occasional striped bass, Not known if posted
  • Oyster Pt. Fishing Pier, HR, Surfperch Accessible by wheelchair and crutches, Not posted
  • Pacifica Fishing Pier, HP, Staghorn sculpin, white croaker, surfperch, Ramp on south side, Not posted
SANTA BARBARA
  • Gaviota Pier, HP; HR, Surfperch, corbina, jacksmelt, bonito, mackerel, Pier surface wood; rail height 42 inches, Posted
  • Goleta Pier, HP; HR, Surfperch, corbina, jacksmelt, mackerel, Pier surface wood; rail height 42 inches, Posted
SANTA CRUZ
  • Camp Campbell, San Lorenzo River, No HP or HR, Rainbow trout, Posted
  • Capitola Wharf, HP, Perch, mackerel, jacksmelt, rockfish, flatfish, Ordinary restrooms; pier surface planked; rail height 42 inches, Not known if posted
  • Loch Lomond Reservoir, No HP or HR, Rainbow trout, catfish, green sunfish, largemouth bass, Posted
  • Pinto Lake, No HP or HR, Largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, sunfish, rainbow trout, Posted
  • Santa Cruz Wharf, HP; HR, Pacific mackerel, jacksmelt, sculpin, perch, flatfish, occasional steelhead salmon, surface paved; rail height 42 inches; wooden curb extends length of parking area with occasional openings for wheelchair access, Posted
  • Seacliff Wharf and Cement Boat, HP; HR, Perch, jacksmelt, mackerel, sculpin, Handicapped parking at foot of pier; surface planked; rail height 42 inches, Posted
SHASTA
  • Anderson River Park, No HP or HR, Steelhead trout, Not posted
SOLANO
  • Pt. Benicia Fishing Pier, No HP or HR, Flounder, bullhead, Not posted
SONOMA
  • Jenner Visitor Center, Steelhead, coho, topsmelt, striped bass, Good access, Not posted
TUOLUMNE
  • Moccasin Creek (at hatchery standby pump platform), HP and HR, Trout
VENTURA
  • Port Hueneme Pier, HP; HR, Surfperch, corbina, jacksmelt, bonito, mackerel, Pier surface is wood; rail height 42 inches, Posted
  • Ventura Pier, HP; HR, Surfperch, corbina, jacksmelt, bonito, mackerel, Pier surface wood and cement; rail height 36.5 inches, Posted

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