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Fish & Game Department Stocking Lake Temescal With 1,300 Pounds of Rainbow Trout

Other Bay Area lakes are receiving hefty quantities of trout — some as large and one pound — as well.

From a DFG press release:

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is planting more than 30,000 pounds of rainbow trout — some as large as one pound each — in Lake Temescal and other Bay Area lakes during the month of December.

Anglers are encouraged to submit photos of their catch to the DFG Facebook page with the name, age and location of the catch.

A fishing license is required of all anglers age 16 or older and all fishing regulations apply. Some lakes may require a daily fishing permit.

At Lake Temescal, which is receiving 1,300 pounds of trout this week, anglers 16+ years of age are required to purchase an East Bay Regional Park District fishing access permit in addition to having a valid state fishing license. Fishing is not allowed from the dam, in the swimming area, or in the stream.

“We want to create opportunities for families to spend quality time together through the time-honored tradition of fishing,” said DFG acting Regional Manager Scott Wilson. “Fishing, like many other outdoor pursuits, helps keep people connected to their natural environment.”

The enhanced stocking is coordinated through DFG’s Fishing in the City Program. Since 1993, Fishing in the City has enhanced fishing near areas where people live and work. This is accomplished though enhanced stocking, habitat improvement and learn-to-fish clinics. Fishing in the City is funded through the Sportfish Restoration Fund, an excise tax on the sale of fishing tackle and motor boat fuel.

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