Grunion fishing is HANDS ONLY

A CDFW reminder that grunion fishing is a HANDS ONLY recreational fishery.

Only your hands can be used to capture grunion, no equipment or nets may be used to capture them. Additionally, no holes or pits can be dug to aid in capturing them. Remember that a valid California sport fishing license (and an Ocean Enhancement Validation south of Pt. Arguello, Santa Barbara County) is required to capture grunion if you are 16 years or older, even if you plan to release the fish.

Please follow the regulations found in the current California Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations: 

If you would like to learn more about California grunion, please read this recent CDFW blog post about grunion

As well as CDFW’s California Grunion Enhanced Status Report: