California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fishing in the City
San Francisco Bay Area

Enhanced Fish Stocking of Lakes in the Urban Bay Area

To enhance anglers abilities to enjoy lakes close to home, the Fishing in the City program provides supplemental stocking of 1 pound rainbow trout and 1 to 2 pound catfish at lakes around the Bay Area.

The following lakes may receive fish fall through spring. Call (707) 944-5581 or go to Fish Planting Schedule for the latest CDFW fish stocking information. Many lakes are also stocked by the local park districts.

  • Alameda County
    • Horseshoe Lake
    • Lakeshore Park Pond
    • Shadow Cliff Lake
    • Temescal Lake
    • Lake Elizabeth
  • Contra Costa County
    • Contra Loma Res.
    • Heather Farms Pond
    • Hidden Valley Pond
    • Lafayette Reservoir
  • Marin County
    • Bon Tempe Reservoir
    • Scottsdale Pond
  • San Francisco County
    • Merced Lake North
  • Santa Clara County
    • Campbell Perc Pond
    • Cunningham Lake
    • Sandy wool Lake
    • Spring Valley Lake
  • Solano County
    • Lake Chabot
  • Sonoma County
    • Lake Ralphine

For more information about the Fishing in the City program in the San Francisco and South Bay areas, contact Ethan Rotman: Ethan.Rotman@wildlife.ca.gov • (415) 892-0460

Link to information about this program's Federal Sport Fish Restoration funding