2021 California grunion runs

2021 Schedule of Expected California Grunion Runs Available, Input on Grunion Fishing Sought

The 2021 schedule of expected California grunion runs is now available on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) website. If attending a grunion run, please follow current Covid-19 health guidelines and check with city or county authorities for information about potential beach closures.

Part of Southern California’s ocean heritage is going to the beaches around midnight to watch the grunion come ashore to spawn. As they have for generations, grunion runs occur during a three- to four-night span following a full or new moon, as the nighttime high tide is receding, typically from March through August.