Fishing

Fishing is allowed at all seven of the district reservoirs and is regulated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Fishing licenses are required for anyone 16 years of age and older.

For a recorded message with the most current fishing information, please call 415-945-1194.

You can also call the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s, CDFW, fish planting schedule phone line at 707-944-5581, or visit their website.

Lagunitas Creek
Lagunitas Creek, between Alpine and Kent Lake, is open for fishing from the last Saturday in April through November 15. All other streams on MMWD lands are closed to all fishing, all year.

Soulajule Reservoir
The Soulajule Reservoir, located in West Marin, is open to the public seven days a week from sunrise to sunset. Fishing is allowed year round and is regulated by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Neither boating nor swimming are allowed. Pets are allowed on leash. There is not an established hiking trail around the reservoir, so hiking is not recommended. Directions to Soulajule Reservoir are available online.

Safe Eating Guidelines
The San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board and the State Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has issued Safe Eating Guidelines  for eating certain fish caught in three MMWD reservoirs: 
Safe Eating Guidelines have not been issued for the other MMWD reservoirs.
For more details, please go to the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHAA,) or their fish web page.

Reservoir water quality information is also available from MMWD on our Water page.