Do you need a fishing license to catch grunion?



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    According to the California Department of Fish and Game, a license is required for anyone over age 16 during the open season (a season schedule is posted on their website). They also mention that sport fishermen are only allowed to catch grunion with their hands.


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    Yes, a fishing license is required to catch grunion for those over the age of 16. No traps or appliances are allowed in the catching of grunion, which includes digging holes in the sand. Only hands may be used to capture the fish, though there is no bag limit. However, you should only take as much as you need as “it is unlawful to waste fish.”

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