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Fishes of Yosemite National Park (1941, 1948) by Willis A. Evans and Orthello L. Wallis


FISHING REGULATIONS IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

Subject to change: fishermen are requested to check at the Rangers’ Office or the Yosemite Museum for any subsequent changes.

The following regulations relative to fishing in Yosemite National Park are derived from, or issued under the authority of, Rules and Regulations made, published, and approved by the Secretary of the Interior.

LICENSE: California State fishing license is required of all persons, of either sex over the age of 16 years desiring to fish in the waters of Yosemite National Park. FEES: $3.00 for any citizen of the United States who is a resident of California. $5.00 for any citizen of the United States who is not a resident of California. $3.00 for a special 10 day nonresident license. $25.00 for noncitizen license. Licenses may be obtained at the stores in Yosemite Valley, Wawona and Tuolumne Meadows.

OPEN SEASON: May 30 to October 15, inclusive.

CLOSED WATERS: The waters of Lake Eleanor, its tributaries for a distance of one mile from the lake are closed to fishing. All other lakes and streams are open to fishing. It is unlawful to take any fish within 150 feet of the lower side of any dam.

CATCH LIMITS: The fish available for the season must be divided fairly among the fishermen and taken slowly enough so that they will last throughout the entire season. Enough fish should be left in the waters to produce trout for years to come.

Daily Limits: Ten (10) fish, but not more than ten (10) pounds and one fish may be taken by any one person in any one day.

Weekly limit: Twenty (20) fish, but not more than twenty (20) pounds and two fish may be taken by any one person in any one week.

Possession Limit: Any person at any time shall not prossess more than one daily limit of fish.

SIZE LIMIT: Fish less than six (6) inches in length must be returned to the water. All fish hooked that are less than six inches in length shall be carefully handled with moist hands and returned to the water. Undersized fish retained because of serious injury shall be counted in the number of fish which may be taken in any one day.

OTHER REGULATIONS:

1. All fishing must be done in conformity with the laws of the State of California, except as otherwise provided in these regulations. (N.B. the Stale of California prohibits fishing for trout with snag or gaff hooks, set lines, or lines having more than two attractor blades, or more than three hooks. Chumming in inland waters is prohibited.)

2. State fishing licenses and all fish taken must be exhibited upon demand to any person authorized to enforce the provisions of the fishing regulations.

3. The regulations prohibit fishing with nets, seines, traps, or by the use of drugs, or explosives, or for merchandise or profit, or in any other way than with hook and line, the rod or line being held in the hand.

4. The canning or curing of fish for the purpose of transporting them out of the park is prohibited.

5. The possession of live or dead minnows, chubs, or other bait fish, or the use thereof as bait is prohibited. The digging of worms for bait is prohibited.

6. The possession of fishing tackle or fish upon or along any waters closed to fishing shall be prima fade evidence that the person or persons having such fishing tackle or fish are guilty of unlawful fishing in such closed waters.

7. The use of boats, canoes, rafts, or other floating craft is prohibited on all streams and lakes of Yosemite National Park except Tenaya, Merced, May, Benson, Tilden, Kibbie and Twin Lakes.



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