Posts Tagged ‘California fishing’

The smell of salty fish is still in the air from the many fish biting last month at the 60th Annual Kid’s Fishing Rodeo and the 22nd Annual Seal Beach Youth Fishing Derby. As a long held tradition, these fishing derbies aim to get kids hooked on fishing at an early age. Through the fun and friendly competitions, young anglers are encouraged to show off their budding fishing skills and develop a lifelong passion for fishing.

Youth fishing derbies such as these are also a great way for FCEC to send home positive messages about fishing while educating local community members about the local Do Not Consume (DNC) fish. Parents and children were given information about which local fish are safe or not safe to eat and put their learning to practice by playing our fish identification game!

Check out the photo slideshow to see all the fun!

This past year, FCEC partnered with Marina Del Rey Anglers to increase our sport angler outreach efforts. Check out this video as Marina Del Rey Anglers outreach comes to life and see the local sport angling community raise awareness of the risks associated with eating local contaminated fish and implement best fishing practices, such as catch and release, how to fillet a fish and pledging to fish responsibly.

Happy Fishing!


FCEC is excited to announce the launch of a new website that puts anglers and Los Angeles in the spotlight: introducing,! is a go-to resource for fishing in Southern California. Whether you’re new to fishing or a seasoned pro, offers practical tips and important information while creating an online gathering place for the local angling community to connect with other fishing enthusiasts and groups. Before you dive into the new site, we’d like to introduce you to a few things you’ll love about

The “All About Fish” section offers lots of useful information about some of the most popular fish you’re likely to catch in our local waters such as, sizes, weights, nicknames, where to find them and how to tell them apart. While each fish entry will feature an illustration in “All About Fish” section, the “Angler Gallery” offers you a chance to show off your own catches and share them with your friends and the rest of the LosAnglers community!

Along with information about the fish, also highlights information about popular fishing locations in Southern California and fishing locations with scenic views, surfing, shopping and dining. With a quick click you’ll be able to use to plan the perfect fishing trip for your buddies or your family, or look for a new fishing spot to call your own.

Finally, the “Questions and Anglers” section offers a moderated forum where you can ask questions and or provide advice to other anglers about fishing.

Putting it all together, is an exciting place that will help turn many diverse fishing groups of California into an active and supportive community!

We’re excited to see the LosAnglers community grow! Share what you think about the new website and what your favorite page is in the Comment section below!

Every season in Southern California is fishing season. To put it bluntly, the fish are always biting! It’s one of the things that makes saltwater fishing so special in our region, and FCEC wants to help you prepare for your future outings.

Take Me Fishing is a great website that FCEC highly recommends to all who love to fish or are just learning how. It’s a one-spot-stop resource that includes great information on where the fish are biting, how to buy a license, recent fishing news in blog posts, and one of FCEC’s favorites, ways to preserve our nation’s waterways.

Fishing and conservation go hand in hand. The healthier our waterways, the better the fish are. Take Me Fishing provides great tips on how to reduce water pollution as well as great ways to respect our natural resources by reducing litter, knowing appropriate regulations and great reasons to never waste the fish you catch.

Additionally, if you are a beginner angler, Take Me Fishing will do more than get you ready to cast that first line! They help you learn about fish species and their habitat. Want to learn how to tie and knot? They’ve got that too, as well as information about lures and other fishing necessities like the proper way to prepare the fish you catch and decide to keep.

Don’t be afraid to start fishing! Even if you are experienced, there is always something new to learn. Fishing is a lifelong endeavor and something the whole family can enjoy, so visit Take Me Fishing and share with us a bit about what you learned in the comment section below. And remember, be safe and have fun out there!